Tempting? Talking with Otis Williams of The Temptations! INTERVIEW

By BOB ANDELMAN (Originally published August 25, 1984) CLEARWATER - There were no ca­sualties, but the battle was fierce. Arms flailed, legs kicked, and tempers flared, but it was all in good fun as the Temptations and Four Tops squared off musically on the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday night. The promoters nicknamed... Continue Reading →

Max Allan Collins brings Mike Hammer back–again! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Max Allan Collins, novelist, Killing Town, Road to Perdition, Quarry     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Max Allan Collins by clicking on the video player above!  My over-the-backyard-fence neighbor and I have been exchanging books back and forth for years. As a result of this show, I have introduced him... Continue Reading →

1309 Remembering the great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald! 1985 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer   (As we continue to mine my print archives for interviews, the 100th anniversary of legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald's birth -- April 25, 1917 -- reminded me that it was time to get this delightful conversation I had with her for the St. Petersburg Times on October 25, 1985... Continue Reading →

1027 New Jersey rock star Glen Burtnik: Back home to… Mr. Media? VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Glen Burtnik, New Jersey musician, songwriter, "Beatlemania" Paul McCartney, Cats on a Smooth Surface, Hammer, John Waite, Patty Smythe, Styx, ELO/The Orchestra      Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Glen Burtnik by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience that includes Southside Johnny, John... Continue Reading →

Baby Boomer Bust? A book by branding expert Roger Chiocchi! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Roger Chiocchi, branding expert, author, Baby Boomer Bust?   The post-war baby boom is becoming something else, more than half a century later. But is that something else a bust? In his new book, Baby Boomer Bust?—and the title ends in a question mark—Roger Chiocchi (pronounced KEY-o-key) says it may be a problem... Continue Reading →

Retirement doesn’t have to kill your bank account, author Mark Miller says

I’m going to turn 50 later this year. It’s a weird sensation, knowing AARP is prepared to invite me into its ranks, that I probably have fewer years ahead paying into Social Security and Medicare than getting money from Social Security and Medicare, that middle-age is finally, officially, about to catch up with my more... Continue Reading →

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