• Interviewing myself again? (I'm an easy “get”) • The first time I did a Q & A with myself, I was rattled by the tough line of questioning. • I’ll try to do better this time. The following has been edited for clarity and brevity. Mark, was there ever a story that you’ve completely … Continue reading More Q and A
Category: Odds & Ends
Purple Woody Hayes
In 1978, Ohio State and Clemsen met each other in the Gator Bowl and Jimi Hendrix immortalized it in song. Sort of. A 20-second audio flashback:
How About That?
I grew up a NY Yankees fan, listening to the great Mel Allen call the games in which my first sports hero, Mickey Mantle, starred. In the 1980s, a friend, Bill Gubbins, hired Allen to do some voice work on a media project. He asked Mel to record an answering machine message for me and … Continue reading How About That?
Audio: 1984 NCAA Basketball Championship
Your ace sports reporter, Red Roughandsore, captures all the excitement of the Georgetown Hoyas' first national title, beating Houston, 84-75, at the Kingdome in Seattle. Thrill as the seconds tick down. For one shining moment, I was Jim Nance. Listen here: (:33)
State of the Standups 1985 • Seinfeld, Leno, Wright, Lewis, Klein
Weird Al Yankovic was promoting one of his Michael Jackson parodies. I guess I thought I’d do a lame Jackson impersonation. (I had nothing on my face but a stupid look.) Anyway, Weird Al’s not in this blog post. Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis and Robert Klein are, but I didn’t have photos with them.
Seventh Son – Willie Dixon
If you like the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Cream and the Doors, you've probably heard them - and others - play a song written by Willie Dixon: "Whole Lotta Love," "I Just Want to Make Love to You," "Little Red Rooster," "My Babe," "Back Door Man," "Spoonful," "You Can't Judge a … Continue reading Seventh Son – Willie Dixon
Q and A – Rod Stewart, Pavarotti, The Blues Brothers and Hubie effing Brown
• The Reporter on the Road goes the lazy journo route • Everything you wanted to know about ROTR but couldn’t be bothered to ask • Q & A = Quasi-journalistic and Apathetic? When I was a cub reporter writing for alternative weekly newspapers, I disliked the kind of article that used the Q & … Continue reading Q and A – Rod Stewart, Pavarotti, The Blues Brothers and Hubie effing Brown