It was an honor and a pleasure to speak with Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues. He discussed songwriting, his new solo live album, touring with the Moodys, and his secret magic formula elixir to keeping his amazing voice in top shape. Can we please put the Moodys in the hall of fame while Justin is still around to blow the roof of the joint?
Max Silvestri‘s newest album is King Piglet. He is also part of a new TV show called “The Feed” airing on the FYI Network. We talked about comedy and his lovely and charming co-host, Gail Simmons.
I am a huge fan of Crosby, Stills, and OH MY GOD GRAHAM BLEEPING NASH CALLED INTO MY SHOW!!! We talked about the new CSNY 1974 box set and more while I tried to keep the conversation going despite it running around my head constantly that I was TALKING TO GRAHAM BLEEPING NASH!
Brian Ray from Paul McCartney’s touring band called in to share stories about life on the road with Sir Paul and to talk about his new album with The Bayonets.
Jason Mewes very professionally called into plug the new book, Jay and Silent Bob’s Blueprints for Destroying Everything. My finger never even came near the dump button!
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail airs Wednesday nights at 11:30 on Comedy Central and features frank and explicit scenes that may be unsuitable for more sensitive viewers. Not for me, I can tell you. #awkwardbrag
Weird Al called in to promote his new album, Mandatory Fun. We talked about his songwriting process, good parody songs vs. bad parody songs, and why it’s still ok to scold Vanilla Ice.
Either we woke Reggie up, or he’s so brilliant he did the whole interview in character as a guy who just woke up.
Ted Alexandro called in to talk about his new web series “Teachers Lounge.” We also discussed his comedy background, the challenges of making a web series, and how I was wrong. I was dead wrong, and I will be the first person to admit it.
When NBC needed someone to bring some medical drama experience to their new series “The Night Shift,” they called in Eriq LaSalle. Eriq called in to promote the episode he directed, and talked about what makes a director an “actor’s director.”