Michael Franks almost froze those popsicle toes! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Franks, singer, "Popsicle Toes"   By Bob Andelman (Originally published October 4,1986) Michael Franks was in Columbus, Ohio when he heard that Ringo Starr had just recorded one of his tunes, “Monkey See – Monkey Do.” “I was on the road when the record came out,” the singer-songwriter recalls. “Somebody said, ‘One... Continue Reading →

Charley Pride and the country music color line! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Charley Pride, country music singer, "Just Between You and Me"   (I reviewed and interviewed country singer Charley Pride for this newspaper story published on July 15, 1985. -- Bob Andelman) While much of the world sat glued before television sets Saturday to watch rock ‘n’ roll music from the Live Aid concert,... Continue Reading →

1339 Cristy Lane sings One Day at a Time! 1985 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Cristy Lane, inspirational singer, One DAy At A Time (NOTE: This interview with singer Cristy Lane was originally published on June 29, 1985. -- Bob Andelman) It sounds like perfect fodder for a TV movie of the week. A moderately successful country singer from East Peoria, Ill., is dissatisfied with the way the... Continue Reading →

Billy Idol still dancing with self after all the years! AUDIO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Billy Idol, rock star, "White Wedding," "Rebel Yell"     (I was first introduced to the music of Billy Idol by my then-roommate, photographer Dennis Osborne, in the early 1980s. Dennis would bounce around the house to "Dancing with Myself" and it was hard to resist the song's infectious beat and lyrics. I... Continue Reading →

1290 Stomp along with Swedish country singer Hicks! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Hicks, country music singer, guitarist, performing two songs live: "99 Guns" and "Kiss You Like I Mean It"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Hicks by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Nashville country music experts who want to... Continue Reading →

1279 Blues get best of Josh Alan Friedman at Sixty, Goddammit! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Josh Alan Friedman, blues singer, guitarist, Sixty, Goddammit     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Josh Alan Friedman by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of bad mothereffers in sheep’s clothing… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St.... Continue Reading →

1252 For The Captain and Tennille, one’s love wasn’t enough! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Toni Tennille, singer, The Captain and Tennille, author, Toni Tennille: A Memoir     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Toni Tennille by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of pop stars who won’t believe that drug and alcohol abuse is not... Continue Reading →

1242 Shawn Mullins returns with songs of love and protest! VIDEO INTERVIEW, LIVE PERFORMANCE

Today's Guest: Shawn Mullins, singer, songwriter, "My Stupid Heart," "Lullabye"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Shawn Mullins by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Shawn Mullins fans who don’t think there is anything wrong with the man’s heart… in the... Continue Reading →

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