Monthly Archives: October 2017

Jimmy McDonough

Jimmy McDonough is a journalist and biographer best known for the bestselling Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography and his biographies of Russ Meyer, Andy Milligan and Tammy Wynette. He has written for a number of publications including The Village Voice, Film Comment, and Variety. McDonough lives in Portland, Oregon.   Jimmy called in to talk about his latest book, Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green.

Morra Aarons-Mele

Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999, when she helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat.  She’s the author of the insightful new book Hiding in the Bathroom:  An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home).  Clearly, Morra knows me better than my therapist.

Rich Cohen

Best-selling author Rich Cohen called in to chat about our life-long Cub fandom and his new book, “The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse.”  It was fun sharing memories of going to Wrigley Field in the 70s and commiserating over the heartbreak all Gen-X Cub fans experienced with the 1984 team.

Dean Miller

Pro wrestling writer and WWE expert Dean Miller called in to share some memories of the old World Wrestling Federation I grew up with in the 1980s, and caught me up on more recent events, all as chronicled in his new book, WWE Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.

Holly Gleason

Holly Gleason is a critically-acclaimed music journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Musician, CREEM, The Los Angeles Times, and many others.  Holly called in to discuss her new book, Woman Walk the Line:  How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives.

Aarón Sanchez

Celebrity chef & Food Network icon Aarón Sanchez called in to share some unique recipes that incorporate grapes into everyday meals (and beverages - Aarón suggested a pickled grape would be a good addition to a cocktail).  Aarón also complemented me on my spot-on pronunciation of “New Orleans,” which apparently previous interviewers had failed to do. Win-win!

Neil Giraldo

It was fun chatting with award-winning singer, guitarist, songwriter & producer Neil Giraldo about baseball and his new song to cheer on his hometown Cleveland Indians, “Liftin’ The Curse Of The Rock.”

Paul Cook and Tom Spencer

Legendary Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook called in to talk about a new album from his post-Pistols project The Professionals, What In The World, featuring an all-star lineup of guests including Pistol and Professional Steve Jones, along with Mick Jones, Phil Collen, Billy Duffy and more.  Joining Paul was new Professionals lead singer Tom Spencer.

 

Andrew Vaughan

Andrew Vaughan is a distinguished and respected music journalist whose work has appeared in Billboard, Music Week, Mojo, Q, the London Times, the Guardian and numerous other publications.  Andrew called in to discuss the life and career of Willie Nelson as chronicled in his new book, Willie Nelson: American Icon.