The NEW Monkees
<p>At their 30th Anniversary party, the NEW Monkees re-unite on Deep Dish Radio to tell their origin story and their hard lesson on what NOT to do in Hollywood. I love these guys and I'm proud to call them my friends. </p><p><br></p><p>The 20th anniversary of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkees_(TV_series)" target="_blank"><em>The Monkees</em></a> in 1986 generated enough interest that <em>New Monkees</em> was conceived later that year, and launched the following year. The show, a remake of "The Monkees", was produced by <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Pictures_Television" target="_blank">Columbia Pictures Television</a>and distributed by <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola_Telecommunications" target="_blank">Coca-Cola Telecommunications</a> (both are now <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Pictures_Television" target="_blank">Sony Pictures Television</a>). Straybert Productions, headed by <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Blauner" target="_blank">Steve Blauner</a> (a former partner of original Monkees producers <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rafelson" target="_blank">Robert Rafelson</a> and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Schneider" target="_blank">Bert Schneider</a>), served as the project's producers.</p><p>The group's members were Jared Chandler (guitar and vocals), Dino Kovas (drums and vocals), <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Ross_(musician)" target="_blank">Marty Ross</a> (bass and vocals), and Larry Saltis (lead guitar and vocals). As it had been with the original Monkees, each had to pass a grueling set of auditions. Unlike the previous series, however, musical ability was a key factor in the selection process. Ross, a multi-instrumentalist, had earlier been signed to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Music_Entertainment" target="_blank">CBS Records</a>, with his former band <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wigs" target="_blank">The Wigs</a>.</p><p><br></p>
Phil Proctor and "Where's My Fortune Cookie?"
<p>The hilarious, startling biography of Phil Proctor, the co-founder of the legendary satirical comedy group, the Firesign Theatre. Includes over 120 rare photos, illustrating his work in comedy recordings, TV, film and even the Broadway stage.</p><p>Phil, with Peter Bergman, Phil Austin and David Ossman, predicted reality TV, hackers, computer viruses, virtual reality, the fall of the Soviet Union, 9/11 and more. </p><p>Look for these major moments of mind-melting madness in <em>Where's My Fortune Cookie?:</em></p><ul><li>Phil and Firesign partner Peter Bergman survive a mass shooting in a San Francisco Chinatown restaurant, predicted months before by a psychic friend.</li><li>Phil's first film, Henry Jaglom's <em>A Safe Place</em>, with Orson Welles and Jack Nicholson, and wild interactions with Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Jerry Lewis, Bob Marley and many more.</li><li>Revelations of psychic phenomena and contact with extraterrestrials that begin in Phil's childhood.</li></ul><p><br></p>
Patty Farmer: Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy
Following her success with Playboy Swings, Patty Farmer looks at Playboy’s relationship with comedians and cartoonists in her new book Playboy Laughs.
Playboy Laughs invites readers onto the sets of the organization’s groundbreaking TV shows, Playboy Penthouse and Playboy After Dark. These popular variety series brought top-tier comedians, impressionists, and monologists―as well as the finest musicians―into people’s homes each week.
Readers will learn how before he ever dreamed of conquering the magazine publishing world―and along the way establish a worldwide brand―Hugh Hefner harbored aspirations of making his mark in the world as a cartoonist.
Playboy Laughs delves into the darker aspects of the time as well, tackling the ways Playboy and its comedy stars helped break down social and racial barriers as well as sexual ones.
Known for her devotion to meticulous research and clear, honest storytelling, Farmer has gained the full cooperation of the Playboy organization―and Hugh Hefner himself―making this not only an entertaining read but a trustworthy history of an under-appreciated aspect of American comic culture.
Slim Jim Phantom: A Stray Cat Struts
Iconic Rockabilly Drummer Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats, Phantom Rocker & Slick) discusses his new autobiography, "A Stray Cat Struts." Learn how a hard-working kid from New York stayed grounded during sudden world-fame and riches. Jim is the real deal, a true rocker and a rock fan at heart. Pick up his book wherever you get your books
Podcaster Ken Mills: Monkees, Podcasting and Everything
Ken Mills, the "Podfather" and producer of many successful podcasts joins Tim to discuss his history in podcasting, how he got where he is today, and the future of podcasting. Ken also answers the age-old question, "How do you make money podcasting?"
Ken is a charming, funny, creative and insightful friend of Tim's and we hope that by the end of this episode, you will be, too.
Ken is the host of ZILCH: A Monkees Podcast as well as the PodKISSt and many others.
Bruce Sudano returns With Angels on A Carousel
Bruce Sudano (Alive n Kickin', Brooklyn Dreams, Donna Summer, Dolly Parton, Robert Palmer) joins Tim LIVE in the studio with his newest LP "With Angels on A Carousel" and plays a few songs LIVE, exclusively on Deep Dish Radio.
"With Angels on A Carousel" is a soul-stirring album featuring tracks written and recorded as Bruce deals with the illness and ultimate passing of his wife of 30 years, Donna Summer. Bruce's songs carry the weight of grief, loss, and pain, but also carry a message of hope, not only for Bruce himself as he moves on into his future, but also for Donna's fans as they come to terms with the loss of their idol as well.
The album is available on iTunes, on BruceSudano.com and at your local brick-and-mortar record store. Go in and ask for it. Or you can be like Tim and get YOUR copy when you see Bruce perform live during the west coast leg of his tour opening for the legendary British Invasion group The Zombies.
We love Bruce, we love this album and by the time you're done with...
Podcaster Kelly Manno, the Poop-Delivery Girl
St. Louis radio producer and podcaster Kelley Manno came to prominence a few months ago when she notoriously had a significant volume of poop sent to the door of St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kronke as the Rams were leaving their home of 20 years to return to Los Angeles.
Who is Kelly Manno and how did it all come to this? Find out on this episode.
Kathy Coleman: Holly from TV's Land of the Lost
Kathy Coleman is probably best known as "Holly Marshall" on Land of the Lost (1974), a show which first ran on Saturday mornings on NBC from September 1974 to December 1976. Her straight bangs and braids, along with her red and white checked shirt and corduroys became her trademark. Holly was the first love for many who grew up watching the show. She married at age 18 and had two sons. She worked on her father-in-laws dairy farm in Fallon, Nevada with her husband for several years before they divorced around 1987, after which she moved back to the Los Angeles area.
Charlton: The Movie with Keith and Jackie
The Charlton Comic Group, part of Capital Distributing Company (CDC), was notable for printing music and pop culture magazines such as “Song Hits”, “Hit Parader” “Tiger Beat”, and “Hustler” alongside a list of comic book titles spanning the genres of horror, westerns, romance, comedy, adventure, action, war and superheroes.
Unlike its rivals Marvel and DC, Charlton's comic book line of printing was given little to no managerial oversight. “They
didn’t care much about what was coming off the presses. They were just interested in keeping their presses rolling 24hours a day. So that is how they got into comics in the first place, just as a way to keep those presses going.” explains Paul Kupperberg, accomplished writer and editor of comics.
What is unknown to most, is the long list of renowned comic book talent that once produced content for Charlton.
Such names include Marvel and DC Comics legends: Denny O’Neil, Steve Ditko, Dick Giordano, Bob Layton, Paul
Kupperberg, Joe Sinnott, Roy Thomas, Frank...
Kathryn Leigh Scott returns with "Last Dance at the Savoy"
Actress and author When Kathryn Leigh Scott's husband was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a neurological disease for which there is (so far) no cure, it was a devastating time for both of them, not least because so little is known about the cause or treatment of a disease that affects some 20,000 Americans, a number similar to that of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).
Last Dance at the Savoy is both a personal story about Scott's husband, Geoff Miller, the founding editor of Los Angeles magazine, who lived life fully despite having a terminal illness, and a sharing of her insights on dealing with the day-to-day issues of caring for someone with a progressive neurological condition. Scott "often yearned for someone to figuratively take my hand and walk with me through the difficult times; I hope through this book I can reach out to you with encouragement and practical advice."
Last Dance at the Savoy includes a resource guide that provides facts about prime-of-life diseases; contact...
Bobby Hart Returns: Monkees, Music and More
Hit songwriter Bobby Hart returns to discuss his involvement in the Monkees phenomenon and his song "Whatever's Right" co-written by Tommy Boyce, which appears on The Monkees' new album Good Times, available from Rhino Records whenever fine music is sold
Andy Cahan: Keyboard Player to the Stars
Did he or didn't he write the piano intro to "Daydream Believer?" Andy Cahan IS probably one of the most famous musicians you never heard of. As musical director and keyboard player for the Turtles (not to mention played, produced and/or recorded with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Harry Nilsson and, many other luminaries), he has seen the up and down sides of the rock-music world since the 1960s. A true road warrior, Cahan grew up in the age of rock 'n roll and watched as the genre meant something else each decade.
Musician and On-Stage Performer on such television shows and specials as The Wonderland TV Special for Dutch Television, the Peter Paas Cartoon Special, Casey Kasem's America's Top Ten Television, Strawberry Shortcake Cartoons, the Care Bears Cartoons, GI Joe Cartoons, The Turtles for Swedish Television, the Dinah Shore Show, the Midnight Special, the Grammy Awards, and American Bandstand Anniversary Special, etc. Record Producer and Publisher for assorted record...
Kathy Garver and "Surviving Cissy"
Kathy Garver was born in Long Beach, California Her break-through performance came as one of the young slaves in The Ten Commandments
She is most well known for starring as the teenage niece of Uncle Bill Davis, Cissy Davis on Family Affair (1966). The show was nominated for Emmys in various categories during its five year run.
Kathy was in born in Long Beach, California to Hayes and Rosemary Garver, joining her sister, Beverly, and brothers, Hayes, Jr. and Lance. During Ms. Garver's teenage years, Kathy added radio and stage to her burgeoning film and television career.
Ms. Garver was a freshman majoring in speech at UCLA when she was tested for a television series entitled Family Affair (1966). Kathy, deemed "perfect" to star as "Cissy", with Brian Keith as "Uncle Bill" and Sebastian Cabot as "Mr. French", performed for five years in one of the warmest and most enduring series of the 1960s and 70s. The show continues to be popular today through the release of Family Affair's all five seasons on DVD...
Iain Lee of 7a Records
Iain Lee is a broadcaster working in the UK. He made his name by presenting the groundbreaking 11 O’Clock Show in 1999 and has since gone on to host various TV and radio shows. He has been a Monkees fan since his mum gave him the ‘I’m A Believer’ single and first album when he was 3. He has been lucky enough to interview all 4 Monkees and his proudest moment is being handed the microphone as the group performed Goin’ Down in London in 2015 and singing the second verse. His new label, 7a Records, specializes in rare, licensed, official releases from Micky Dolenz, Bobby Hart and --- who knows what else. Iain is charming and you can listen as he becomes Tim's friend.
Johnny Whitaker: Recovery and Justice
TV/Movie/Stage star Johnny Whitaker joins Tim. Johnny was the star of TV shows like "Family Affair" and "Sigmund & the Sea Monsters" and of feature films like "Tom Sawyer." In adulthood, Johnny faced the menace of drug and alcohol addiction. Through the love of his family and a lot of hard work, Johnny has been clean and sober for over 15 years. Hear his story and learn about Johnny's newest venture: A documentary on the advanced, responsible drug laws of Portugal.... and learn how YOU can be a part of it.
Lolly Allen - Jazz Musician, Bandleader
Laura "Lolly" Allen's music "...conjures the lanky, leisurely feel of Milt Jackson, her roomy rambles open up the spiritual spaciousness of Walt Dickerson, and her smooth flair for Latin rhythms recalls Cal Tjader."-- Fred Bouchard (writer for Downbeat Magazine and teacher at Berklee College of Music.)
She has been featured on radio and at venues including the Knitting Factory, Vibrato Grill Jazz, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, artist-in-residence with Stan Strickland at Boston's Museum of Fine Art, WGBH FM's Eric in the Evening and Ron DellaChiesa's Jazz Songbook. Allen has composed and performed in various ensembles including Gunther Schuller's Birthday Celebration Concert, Sam Rivers with the New England Conservatory Big Band, Maria Schneider with the Jazz Composer's Alliance, The Jimmy Giuffre Tribute Concert at Jordan Hall, the L.A Jazz Society's Vibe Summit, and with Jiggs Whigham and Bob Mintzer at the Disney Jazz Celebration.
She has studied with many jazz greats: Danilo Perez, George Garzone, Cecil...
Jazz All-Star Raul Midon
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices. He is "a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," according to The New York Times. Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, along with contributing to recordings by Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee's She Hate Me. The New Mexico native, blind since birth, has released seven albums since 1999, including the hit studio productions State of Mind (Manhattan/EMI, 2005), A World Within a World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009). Midón's most recent release is the captivating CD/DVD Invisible Chains – Live from NYC. Attuned listeners can hear the inspirations of Donny Hathaway and Richie Havens in his work, as well as Sting and Paul Simon. But Midón's questing musicality makes him, as the Huffington Post put it, "a free man beyond category."
Bill Hudson & his book "Two Versions"
70's Pop Star and Tiger Beat coverboy BILL HUDSON joins Tim to discuss his 2012 book "Two Versions" which deals with his struggles to maintain relationships with his children with Ex-Wife Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson. We recommend this book to any father considering or in the middle of divorce. This is a repeat episode, but Tim liked it so much, he wanted to share it again.
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Bruce Sudano: Brooklyn Dreams, Burbank Sessions and Disco Queens
SINGER-SONGWRITERBRUCE SUDANOHAS A STORIED HISTORY IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC. HOWEVER, BEGINNING WITH HIS 2004 CD RELEASE RAINY DAY SOUL AND THE SUBSEQUENT LIFE & THE ROMANTIC, HIS WORK BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE RAW EXPRESSION OF INTERNAL CHALLENGES CENTRAL TO ADULT LIVES. IN A VOCABULARY BOTH EVERYDAY AND POETIC HE EXAMINES THE TRANSITIONS - WHETHER PERSONAL, SPIRITUAL OR FAMILIAL - THERE IS ACCEPTANCE AND SURRENDER, UNDERSTANDING THEN TRANSCENDENCE. HIS THIRD ALBUM, WITH ANGELS ON A CAROUSEL, CONTINUED THIS JOURNEY FURTHER INTO THE DEEP. WITH SONGS THAT REFLECTED HIS RECENT EXPERIENCES WITH CRISIS BEYOND CONTROL, EXPLORING FAITH IN THE FACE OF REALITY, HOPE WITHIN THE CONQUERING STORM AND THE COMING TO TERMS WITH THE OVERRIDING WILL OF GOD.WITH THE RELEASE OFTHE BURBANK SESSIONS, BRUCE EXPLAINS, "I SET OUT TO PUT THE BAND TOGETHER WITH THE HELP OF MY PRODUCER AND GUITARIST RANDY MITCHELL. WE STARTED REHEARSING AND PLAYING SHOWS AROUND LA TO PROMOTE THE ALBUM. OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR I CONTINUED WRITING...
Kliph Nesteroff and "The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy"
InThe Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff’s groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years.Starting with the vaudeville circuit at the turn of the last century, Nesteroff introduces the first stand-up comedian—an emcee who abandoned physical shtick for straight jokes. After the repeal of Prohibition, Mafia-run supper clubs replaced speakeasies, and mobsters replaced vaudeville impresarios as the comedian’s primary employer. In the 1950s, the late-night talk show brought stand-up to a wide public, while Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, and Jonathan Winters attacked conformity and staged a comedy rebellion in coffeehouses. From comedy’s part in the Civil Rights movement and the...
Dave Park, Mockpocalypse and Dr. God
Comedian, actor, producer and all-around swell fellow Dave Park swings by to talk with Tim about the new season of Mockpocalypse on AXS TV (Call your cable operator today!), his up-and-coming comedy ensemble Dr. God, and about Dr. God's new feature film, "Bloodsucking Bastards," available right now from SHOUT FACTORY!In additon to being well known for his snappy haircuts and exceptional wardobe, David was recently part of the Second City Tour Company on the high seas. He has appeared on IFC, AMC, Comedy Central and the TV Guide Network. He currently works as a writer/producer and sometimes on-air talent in television production.
Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan's new book "The Incredible Herb Trimpe"
Authors and unashamed fanboys Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan swing by to discuss their new book, "The Incredible Herb Trimpe" from Two Morrows Publishing. It's in stores now. If you love Silver Age Comics, you'll love this book. Tim loves it and you will, too. Listen to this episode to learn how YOU could WIN A COPY of "The Incredible Herb Trimpe" from Two Morrows Publishing and Deep Dish Radio.From running the first photostat machine at Marvel Comics to being the first to illustrate Wolverine, no other member of the Marvel Bullpen has had such a varied and remarkable career as Herb Trimpe. He's best known for his definitive eight-year stint drawing the Incredible Hulk. This book chronicles the life and art of Trimpe through his own voice, as well as the voices of friends and colleagues. Their testimony to his talent and his legacy of artwork leave no wonder why he has been dubbed "The Incredible Herb Trimpe."
Mike Montali from Hollis Brown
"Since its formation in 2009, the scrappy New York outfit known as Hollis Brown has emerged as one of America's most compelling young rock 'n' roll acts. Drawing from a bottomless well of classic influences yet firmly rooted in the present, the band's output has steadily evolved from the raw immediacy of its early releases to the more expansive, adventurous approach that fuels its bracing new album 3 Shots"Frontman and songwriter Mike Montali joins us to discuss the band, life on the road, Counting Crows, the importance of the right guitar and the band's new CD, "3 Shots" from Julian Records. (Get yours wherever you buy your music!)Check them out atHollisBrown.com
The Standells with founder Larry Tamblyn
Rock Journalist and comedian Tim Powers is joined by the leader of a band considered to be the godfather of Punk, which is quite a feat considering their formation pre-dates Beatlemania. Larry Tamblyn started the Standells in Southern California and, after a lot of trial and error, broke the charts with the legendary single “Dirty Water.”Two more top 40 hits followed, “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White,” and “Why Pick on Me.”For over 50 years, this band has kept its grungy, Punky sound going and delighting fans all over the world. I saw them play in 2009 and they rocked as good as ever. Now, after 2 CD’s relased in the 21st Century, The Standells are gearing up for a huge world tour.
P.F. Sloan, Songwriter, Legend, Real Person
P. F. Sloan discusses his new autobiography "What's Exactly the Matter with Me?" and recounts some of his ups and downs in the music industry, including how one verse in one song could become a rallying cry to change the Constitution of the United States. In a candid interview, P. F. Sloan discusses the kindred spirit he found in a Classical master, and his inspiration for his new CD, "My Beethoven." Along the way, P.F. Sloan and Tim discuss life, the universe, love, pain, triumph, recovery and art.
Author Bill Schelly and "Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America"
Author Bill Schelly joins Tim to discuss his new book "Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America" from Fantagraphics. Harvey Kurtzman createdMAD, andMADrevolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman's groundwork as the original editor, artist, and sole writer ofMADprovided the foundation for one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman inventMAD, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst nova-like onto the American scene? Bill Schelly's heavily researched biography finally and fully answers these question for the first time. Through fresh interviews with Kurtzman's colleagues, friends and family, including Hugh Hefner, Al Feldstein, James Warren, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, Gilbert Shelton, and many others, and an examination of Kurtzman's personal archives, this book tells the true story of one of the 20th century's greatest humorists. His family life, an FBI investigation during the McCarthy Era, his legal battles with William M. Gaines...
Novelist Robert J. Peterson's "The Odds" and California Coldblood Publishing
The apocalypse happened, but no one knows how. What’s left is a barren world ruled by a high-powered caste of bookies, The Odds. Scurrying around underneath is our hero, Eldridge—a big-hearted, bumbling drifter with an estranged family he loves dearly. He’s deep in debt and deathly sick, so he places a bet predicting the day he’ll die. If he wins, he can go to his grave knowing that his family will be safe, but when he returns to his hometown to collect, he gets some bad news: He’s going to live. So it’s on to plan B—a high-stakes battle-tournament that pits real-life chess avatars against each other in random-chance brawls-to-the-death. But Eldridge doesn’t know that someone’s gamed the tournament to pit him against an old friend who’s now a bitter enemy. All in the new book from California Coldblood publishing:The Odds.Learn more from author Robert J Peterson not only about this book but about the other great things coming from Califorina Coldblood.The Odds is available atAmazon.com,Barnes and...
Bobby Hart & his new autobiography
Songwriter Bobby Hart ("Hurts So Bad", "Last Train to Clarksville," "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight") discusses his new book, "Psychedelic Bubble Gum:Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles"which goes on sale in May of 2015. Bobby's gentle spirit and centered reflection is an interesting contrast to the ups-and-downs he has faced as one of the most successful pop music writer/producer/performers of the 1960's.Bobby's book is available for pre order by clicking here! Get it today! Tim loved reading the book and YOU will, too.
Kathryn Leigh Scott
Kathryn Leigh Scott, known for portraying Maggie Evans and Josette Du Pres on 1960's soap opera Dark Shadows stops by to discuss her new novel JINXED, as well as her time on Dark Shadows, her most recent role on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, and everything in between.Learn more about Kathryn Leigh Scott by clicking here.