Tag Archives: ’90s music

Christine Lennon

the drifterChristine Lennon is a writer who has contributed to The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and The Wall Street Journal.  Her first novel is “The Drifter.”  We discussed the real events upon which the based the book, how she related to the characters, and the inclusion of ’90s pop culture references to set the scene.  Christine and I are two examples of “Generation X slackers” who have accomplished something (though a novel is way more impressive than a silly radio show.)

Luther Campbell

Luther Campbell is a legendary rapper (the leader of the 2 Live Crew) who has been fighting for free speech rights for over two decades.  His new book is “The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City.”  We talked about his beginnings as an independent artist, how the 2 Live Crew quickly caught on to mainstream success (and brought about an obscenity declaration and a case before the Supreme Court), and why he continues to fight the good fight for civil liberties.

Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray

Mark McGrath called in to talk about Sugar Ray’s “Under The Sun” tour, which this year includes Uncle Kracker, Eve 6 and Better Than Ezra.  We talked about the diversity of the music charts in the ’90s (like how Sugar Ray battled Cher for a #1 single) and Mark’s upcoming projects, including his appearances in Sharknado 3 and Joe Dirt 2.