Category Archives: Interviews

Your Weekend Listening

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Robert Stark of The Stark Truth interviews Ray Sawhill (aka Michael Blowhard aka Paleo Retiree) about New York in the 70s and 80s, architecture, aesthetics, his time as a Newsweek arts reporter, and more in an entertaining one-hour chat. … Continue reading

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An Interview With Brian Kellow, Part 2

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Yesterday, Paleo Retiree kicked off part one of our two-part interview with Sue Mengers biographer Brian Kellow. Today we conclude our conversation. We cover, among other topics, how to write a biography, Brian’s reaction to Janet Maslin’s pan … Continue reading

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An Interview With Brian Kellow, Part 1

Paleo Retiree writes: Yesterday I raved about Brian Kellow’s new book about the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers. It’s a smart and fun biography, an informative joyride through the life of a colorful and fascinating character who peaked during the 1970s, one … Continue reading

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Memories of a WWII Soldier

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I was going through some old papers when I came across this, an interview I did with my grandfather (RIP) for a college oral history assignment. Despite my primitive interviewing skills and shameful lack of follow-up questions, there’s … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Stephi, of Microminimus and Flickr — Plus Bonus Interview With Her

Paleo Retiree writes: Stephi — who shares her pix on Microminimus and Flickr — and her photographer husband create images that often remind me of the great pinup paintings of the ’40s and ’50s, paintings by artists like Vargas and Elvgren. … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Five

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fifth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on the … Continue reading

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A Week With Ned Corman: Day Four

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to the fourth episode of my q&a with first-class jazzman and music-educator extraordinaire Ned Corman. On day one, we discussed his early years; day two covered some of Ned’s teaching and gigging adventures; day three touched on … Continue reading

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