September 17, 2018

Mr. McGuire:  “I just wanna say one word to you, Ben. Just one word. Are you listening?”

Ben:  “Yes sir.”

Mr. McGuire:  “Are you listening?”

Ben:  “Yes, I am.”

Mr. McGuire:  “Plastics ... will you think about it?”

Ben:  “Yes, I will.”

(The Graduate, 1967)

There are lots of gr...

August 1, 2018

Radio Rumblings

I had a great vacation in Nassau, thanks for asking! When going to the islands, I don’t spend much time on the beach; I have beaches here in Charleston. I rarely go to the hotel pool; I have a pool here in Charleston. I don’t hang out in bars; I have lot...

July 5, 2018

“Vote for me and I’ll set you free! Rap on, brother, rap on,” sang the Temptations in 1970. I interviewed Otis Williams, one of the original Temptations, about 12 years ago. I asked him if the world was still a “ball of confusion,” as it was in 1970, when they recorded...

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