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Comedian Ritch Shydner on Ramones, News of the Weird! VIDEO INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman

Today’s Guest: Ritch Shydner, comedian

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Today’s interview with comedian Ritch Shydner is unusual for at least three reasons.

First of all, Shydner is the first guest of my 10th year of producing the Mr. Media podcast.

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Second, he may be the first guest I’ve ever connected with as a Facebook friend first and then invited to be a guest on the show.

RITCH SHYDNER podcast excerpt: “It’s 1977. Friends of mine have bar bands . When they t breaks, I jumped on stage and did comedy. It was all kamikaze stuff. One night, a bar owner came over and said, ‘You want to open for a band next week? I’ll give $50.’ I was excited; I gotta do this. Next week came, I realized I didn’t even know who the band was. Outside, on the marquee, it said, ‘From New York City, THE RAMONES.’ I walked in, the place was packed with punks. I didn’t know what punk was yet. But there were mohawks, shaved heads, flannel and leather. I went back to the bar and the owner was laughing, ‘They’re gonna kill you, man! You’re not gonna make 15 minutes!’ But to me, it was like a rodeo event: I’m gonna stay on no matter what the bull did! The owner said, ‘I’ll go double or nothin’–you won’t make five minutes!’ I said, ‘I’ll take it,’ and he introduced me. I don’t know what he said, but all the audience heard was, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, NOT The Ramones!’ I had to walk through the crowd to get to the stage and it was biblical. They were spitting’, throwing’ stuff, booing me. The whole crowd hated me before I got on stage! I’d only been doing comedy a couple of months–I didn’t know what to do. It’s not like I could do my special punk material that I wrote the night before. I said ‘I’m from New Jersey,’ and they were booing! One of the guys sitting ringside had had it and he shot this mug of beer at me. I shook it off, but they they all started throwing beers! My friend said later that every time they hit me with a beer, they’d cheer. And every time I started talking again, they’d boo! Offstage, the bar owner is waving the $100, saying, ‘Come get your money!’ I went back to the kitchen, which was behind the bar. The Ramones were standing there–long hair, leather, guitars–waiting to go on. I am soaked, head-to-tie, with beer. And one of The Ramones goes, ‘Cool act, man.'”

You can LISTEN to this interview with comedian RITCH SHYDNER by clicking the audio player above!

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Poster for “The Last Lift of the Leg,” a short film written by Ritch Shydner

And third, he may be the least self-promotional comic I’ve ever encountered. How’s that, you wonder? Well, when I asked him if he had anything special coming up that he wanted to promote, he mentioned performing at the Borgata in Atlantic City from January 24 to 30.

Anything else, I asked?

“I’ll be at Cleveland Hilarities Feb. 3-6,” he replied.

RITCH SHYDNER podcast excerpt: “A podcast is, when you’re not really in show business, it’s good make-believe that you’re in show business. I’ve seen guys post, ‘I’m gonna go tape a show today.’ I go, ‘What show?’ ‘It’s a podcast.’ ‘That’s not a show!’ Podcasting is like a comedic circle jerk. ‘You come on my show; I’ll go on your show, we’ll make believe we’re in show business.'”

Which left me thinking, Is this the only comedian in America not hosting his own podcast?

As it turns out, the modest Mr. Shydner has two big projects on the verge of release. First is a memoir, Kicking Through The Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980’s Comedy Explosion, due out soon. And he also wrote a short film, The Last Lift of the Leg, which he screened with a live audience for the first time at the Tribeca Theater in New York City on January 31.

Key interview moments:

• 4:35 Ritch Shydner shares his views on (most, not all) comedians who do podcasts;

• 23:30 That time a young Shydner opened for The Ramones;

• 37:40 That other time when an inebriated Shydner walked up to Morey Amsterdam and got schooled by the legendary comic and “Dick Van Dyke Show” co-star on how much the up-and-coming standup didn’t know about the history of comedy in America.

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

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And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown: Clumsy, Darth Vader, Neanderthals! VIDEO INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman

Today’s Guest: Jeffrey Brown, cartoonist, Darth Vader & Son, Vader’s Little Princess, Jedi Academy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal, Clumsy, Funny Misshapen Body.

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Gungans from the planet Naboo who hope that Jar Jar Binks didn’t make it impossible for them to be featured in a future Jeffrey Brown book… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Star Wars: Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown. Order your copy now by clicking on the book cover above!

It was probably about two years ago when my family gave me a copy of Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown for my birthday.

I will admit that I thought it was a gag gift, a trifle, something that was an after thought. The cover features Darth Vader participating in a tea party with Princess Leia and an Ewok, for cryin’ out loud!

Then I start reading it.

JEFFREY BROWN podcast excerpt: “Google thought of me for this idea they had: they would do an everyday father and son moment between Darth Vader and Luke. My autobiographical work dealt with awkward, everyday moments. And they knew I was a dad. My immediate reaction was to think of Luke as four years old, because that’s how old my son was. I did a bunch of sketches, but in the end, they decided not to use the idea. But my publisher, Chronicle Books, had done a lot of work with LucasFilm and I thought maybe they could take the idea to them. That became the first book, ‘Darth Vader & Son.'”

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Comics Squad #2: Lunch featuring ‘Lucy & Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown. Order your copy now by clicking on the book cover above!

You can LISTEN to this interview with cartoonist JEFFREY BROWN, author of STAR WARS: VADER’S LITTLE PRINCESS, LUCY & ANDY NEANDERTHAL and CLUMSY, by clicking the audio player above!

Oh, my goodness, folks, I don’t care how old you are, if you’ve ever seen a film in the original Star Wars trilogy, you will adore this book. Every page is a unique nugget of whimsy and delight that will have you laughing and crying as Brown looks at life with Leia from adolescence to teenage rebellion. (Literally.)

The book has been proudly displayed on our living room coffeetable ever since, always on the top of the pile. And I’ve since read the other titles in the series, including Darth Vader and Son, Darth Vader and Friends, and Goodnight Darth Vader.

I have wanted to have Brown as a guest here ever since, and publication of the second edition of the Random House graphic novel short story series Comics Squad opened the door.

JEFFREY BROWN podcast excerpt: “I have a book called ‘Funny Misshapen Body’ that tells about art school and how I met Chris Ware and having these key moments. His work and seeing what he was doing with comics was a big inspiration.”

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Clumsy by Jeffrey Brown. Order your copy now by clicking on the book cover above!

Brown’s latest series couldn’t be more different from his venture with the children of Anakin Skywalker, and yet it isn’t a stretch to recognize the parallels.

In the story of “Lucy and Andy Neanderthal,” we enter the world of two cave children from a long-ago era, far, far away from the galaxy scorching stories of Star Wars. But we again find ourselves immersed in the adventures of a clever, somewhat mischievious brother and sister, this time set against a backdrop where the most advanced technology is cooking soup inside animal skin.

Brown is one of several top contributors to Comics Squad #2, the theme of which is Lunch! Sharing the pages are Cece Bell, Cecil Castellucci & Sara Varon, Nathan Hale, Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Vicki Scott, and Jason Shiga.

Key interview moments:

• 4:15 Jeffrey Brown explains how the Vader and children idea actually came from Google but, after Brown offered several concepts for gags, the search giant passed;

• 17:30 Brown talks about naming the characters in his newest children’s series, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal;

• 36:45 Meeting graphic novelist Chris Ware was a big moment in Brown’s development as a cartoonist; he talks about other influences as well.

Jeffrey Brown BlogGoodreads • Wookieepedia • Wikipedia

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters is novel attention getter! VIDEO INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman

Today’s Guest: Novelist Lida Sideris, author of Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters, former Hollywood studio attorney.

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Here’s a great title for a mystery novel: Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters.

It’s writer Lida Sideris’s first crack at fiction writing and the former Hollywood studio attorney certainly promises a lot right up front!

LIDA SIDERIS podcast excerpt: “My day job as a lawyer can be a bit intense. So this book was an escape hatch for me, carved with words, zany characters, odd situations, action and adventure the whole way.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with lawyer and novelist LIDA SIDERIS, author of MURDER AND OTHER UNNATURAL DISASTERS, by clicking the audio player above!

The good news is that she delivers a fun, frothy read with lots of kooky showbiz types circling our heroine, amateur sleuth Corrie Locke.

You might say I came for the title and stayed for the characterization, as Sideris moves the story along with a cast of characters straight out of Central Casting and plot twists that would be unlikely in Des Moines.

LIDA SIDERIS podcast excerpt: “I’ve been asked by people, ‘Is there a “Me” character in the book?’ And I’ve said, ‘Not unless you’ve done this and that.’ I asked someone who worked closely with me (when I was a Hollywood studio attorney), ‘Did anyone seem familiar to you?’ She said, ‘No. I wish things like that happened!”

Sideris started her career as a law clerk for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and later worked as a business affairs director at Lorimar-Telepictures (which is curiously hyphenated like Keith-Ameripictures in her novel). She currently works as executive director for a legal non-profit organization and writes on the side.

Key interview moments:

• 3:55 If your day job is a roller-coaster, attorney-turned-novelist Lida Sideris suggests writing to take the edge off;

• 11:40 Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters is the kind of novel that has the authors friends wondering if they are in it;

• 19:00 Sideris answers questions about a possible sequel for the book’s star, Corrie Locke.

Lida Sideris WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreads

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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The X-Files FAQ: Global conspiracy, aliens, monsters, more! VIDEO INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman

Today’s Guest: John Kenneth Muir, author of The X-Files FAQ, Horror Films of the 1970s, Horror Films FAQ.

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When my future wife and I started living together, the first appointment TV series in our lives was ABC’s daytime soap, “All My Children.”

Her addiction, not mine, but it was silly fun.

We always watched TV together after work – as we do even now — and the next series I remember us committing to in the 1990s was Fox’s long-running bit of alien abduction weirdness, “The X-Files.” We watched every episode with bated breath, sometimes amused and awed, sometimes left scratching our heads in total confusion.

JOHN KENNETH MUIR podcast excerpt: “Every week, ‘The X-Files’ brought up these mysteries. There was an episode about the Loch Ness Monster, many episodes about UFOs. They also talked about religion, about faith and, in general, what is belief. I think that really connected with people. The writing was extremely intelligent.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with writer and film critic JOHN KENNETH MUIR, author of THE X-FILES FAQ, by clicking the audio player above!

But – and this is important – we were always eager for the next installment.

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Horror Films of the 1970s by John Kenneth Muir. Order your copy now by clicking on the book cover above!

We watched all nine seasons together, worrying about Mulder’s porn addiction, his sister Samantha’s abduction, Sculley’s pregnancy, and Smoking Man’s ever impending doom. We even watched the spinoff series “Millenium” and “The Lone Gunmen” and the first feature film, Fight the Future. (We never did get around to the second, I Want to Believe.)

Oh, and we followed Fox Mulder – I mean actor David Duchovny – through his uncomfortably pornographic Showtime series “Californication,” wondering when Dana Sculley – I mean actress Gillian Anderson – would star in the ultimate seductive story arc.

JOHN KENNETH MUIR podcast excerpt: “Chris Carter’s work (‘The X-Files,’ ‘Millennium,’ ‘The Lone Gunmen,’ ‘Harsh Realm,’ ‘The After’) leads itself to participation by creative people. They take his work and they create art from his art.”

And now “The X-Files” is returning to the small screen for a 2016 limited series that creator Chris Carter promises will give fans everything we loved about the original and more.

Who better than to prepare us for the show’s return than John Kenneth Muir, author of The X-Files FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Global Conspiracy, Aliens, Lazurus Species, and Monsters of the Week.

Key interview moments:

• 4:10 The appeal of “The X-Files” is no mystery at all, according to FAQ author John Kenneth Muir;

• 18:30 If you really think about it, Muir says, “X-Files” creator Chris Carter’s work is art;

• 39:05 On a completely different subject, Muir explains why his massive collection of sci-fi, fantasy and genre toys are available for his little boy to play with to his heart’s content, rather than keeping them boxed up.

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

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And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Today’s Guest: Kent Crowley, author of The Beach Boys Carl Wilson biography, Long Promised Road.

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Is it fair to call Carl Wilson the “accidental” Beach Boy?

He was the youngest brother – and cousin – in the world’s most enduring and prominent California surf band, the one that probably had other youthful pursuits in mind when older brother Brian recruited him to the band in the early 1960s at age 15.

KENT CROWLEY podcast excerpt: “Murray Wilson, father of Brian, Dennis and Carl, was a very damaged individual. He, too, grew up in an abusive household with an abusive father. So what didn’t happen in the Wilson household — until Carl showed up — was you never had anyone to break that cycle. That’s why there was such an emphasis on Carl Wilson being the caregiver and the caretaker… The one thing that brought that family together was music.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with biographer KENT CROWLEY, author of LONG PROMISED ROAD: Carl Wilson, Soul of The Beach Boys, The Biography, by clicking the audio player above!

But the rest of The Beach Boys were lucky he got around – I mean, came around – as Carl eventually became the band’s musical director, lead vocalist and its conscience in the absence of brother Brian.

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In his new biography, Long Promised Road: Carl Wilson, Soul of the Beach Boys, writer Kent Crowley tells the story of the Brother who spent much of his life in Brian’s shadow, even when Brian was nowhere in sight for years and years.

KENT CROWLEY podcast excerpt: “Carl started out as a teenager, still in high school, playing surf music. Surf music began as an entry-level style of guitar. But as amplifier technology evolved, as the introduced the reverb, there were all these great surf guitar players such as Dick Dale. And over time, the complexities of Brian Wilson’s writing demanded that Carl command a much higher level of knowledge about chords, rhythm, and the role that each note played in the chord — what a lot of guitar players don’t need to know.”

Know the Boys’ music but not their history? Maybe you didn’t realize those are Carl Wilson’s vocals in your head from the immortal beach tunes “Good Vibrations” and “God Only Knows,” among many others.

Key interview moments:

• 3:30 Murray Wilson, father of three of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Carl Wilson, was himself the product of an abusive household;

• 19:10 Carl Wilson doesn’t get enough credit as a guitar hero, according to biographer Kent Crowley;

• 32:10 Crowley cites examples of Carl Wilson’s “wonderful sense of humor.”

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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