Interview: Adam Schlesinger/Fountains of Wayne

Intro: In memory of Adam Schlesinger, who passed away early April, 2020.    You’ve seen it on MTV – the way Rachel Hunter might look at you in the video for Fountains of Wayne’s new single, Stacey’s Mom. If there’s any justice, the song will make the New Jersey band very famous and lots of … Read more Interview: Adam Schlesinger/Fountains of Wayne

Interview: Paul Simon

   The voice is slight yet unmistakable, but the mindset remains as firm, if not steely, as it has always been. Paul Simon may be closer to 80 than 70, but the songwriter – who in 2007 was the first recipient of the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song – is having none … Read more Interview: Paul Simon

Culture Vultures – What Exactly Is It?

Culture Vultures? It’s an as-and-when-required ‘salon’-themed pop culture event, co-curated (at venues) by promoter/event organiser Andrea Keogh, and co-curated/hosted/presented (at festivals/venues) by me. It consists, essentially, of words and music. The ‘words’ part features a public interview, and there is also some form of spoken word/comedy and music in the blend. Past events have featured … Read more Culture Vultures – What Exactly Is It?