Paul McCartney and photographer daughter Mary and designer daughter Stella have produced this film called “one day a week”. It’s about going meat free just one day a week. On Monday. It follows in the footsteps of wife and mom Linda McCartney who was a devout vegetarian along with the rest of her family. I tried being a vegetarian for about a year when I was in high school. I caved in finally. Living in Texas around barbecue was tough. One small aspect of the McCartney‘s experience has stayed with me for 40 years. They became vegetarians when they were about to tuck into a lamb chop. Just as they did, a lamb poked its head through the open window at their farm in Scotland. It dawned on them that their food had a name. I haven’t touched lamb since I heard that story 40 years ago.
Coffee cup of the day with my Breville.
🧀🧀🧀 #ElArroyoATX #ElArroyoSign
I can’t wait for the yearly showing of A Very Franco Christmas! That skit with Joey Heatherton is a classic! #jamesfranco
From the lost archives dept: My interview with #Hanson at their world headquarters in Tulsa, OK. It was meant to be a piece for print on their business but despite my best efforts that never come to fruition. Finally I have gotten this together in a podCASTNER to celebrate their 25th anniversary Middle Of Everywhere Tour. it is the raw interview and although taped in May of 2013 the core of Hanson and their company is the same today. Taped backstage at Tulsa's Cain's Ballroom. Enjoy!
Sending love to #Texas from #portland and what would could easily be called the Texas Embassy of Oregon
I was blessed to attend the 20th anniversary of Sergeant Pepper at Abbey Road Studios in London in 1987. Paul and Linda McCartney were there as was legendary rocker Roy Orbison. I was a producer with entertainment tonight at that time. We did a lengthy sitdown interview with Paul and I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with Linda at length. I brought my camera with me that day and just snapped I think two or three pictures. I was busy producing. She gave me some photography pointers one of which being always have your camera with you. You never know when a picture will present itself. A blessing to have been present for such a legendary celebration at such a legendary studio.
This morning Carole King posted a song from her 1979 album Touch the Sky. "Time Gone By" is so very relevant today. This album was released about the same time that I saw her perform at a small hotel ballroom in Boise, Idaho. It was a fundraiser for the late Senator Frank Church (from Church Committee fame). I was a reporter at the event. Carole has never held back expressing her feelings. Thank God.
I am a sucker. I already ordered this. I have the original album in God knows how many formats but the Beatles outdid themselves with this deluxe package. The Amazon page is already up for orders CLICK HERE
Que bola asere! I finally realized a lifelong dream and traveled to Cuba. These are some of the people I met and some of the experiences I had. I am not naïve when it comes to Cuban history but then again I'm not naïve about our own politics -especially now. I was delighted to run into actress Jamie Lee Curtis while I was there. We were both on our maiden Cuban voyages. And finally we now know what some of our southern neighbors think of Trump.
The problem I have with both the right and left is when they are so full of sh-t as if we can't compile clips like this. Guess what? If you are a spokeshole on TV or a talk radio host you can do and say ANYTHING and you aren't held accountable. Just have your justifications ready to go. That's how you become a lazy millionaire as Sean Hannity self described.
If you look at KAC and think "How in the hell can you believe what is coming out your mouth" you now know (or are reminded) that she DOESN'T believe one word of it. Like Paul Ryan, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, et.al, they are foaming at the mouth to be near power. They are willing to throw their party, their conservative principles and their country under the bus.
#tbt #throwbackthursday when I was on the @talkersmagazine Heavy Hundred. Such an honor!
That time that my sarcasm was lost on the Los Angeles Times .....on the front page #tbt #throwbackthursday
Again.... if we attended our history classes we would know THEY were here first. Hence the name First Nation. Love that theses low life were caught on video. Hope the cops in North in North Dakota actually do something about them.
Was delighted to work with iHeart for the past three years at the iconic KEX in Portland. I will be off for the holidays and back with something to announce in the new year. Until then please check out my podcasts on SOUNDCLOUD above
A friend randomly found this report I did in 1985 from DC. Amazing how is so many respects little has changed for women. Clearly men haven't changed much either.