Month: January 2009

  • On Radio: O’Day is still Seattle’s voice

    Pat and me in Roche Harbor, 2004 Of all the voices that have crossed the radio airwaves in Seattle the past half-century, none may be so immediately identifiable to so many people, even today, as Pat O’Day’s. A half-century, as it happens, is the appropriate time frame to consider O’Day’s place in Seattle radio lore,…

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  • Red Around Town: January 24

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2009 inductees. The induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland April 4 for the first time since 1997. This year’s inductees are Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Metallica,¬† Run-DMC and R & B singer Bobby Womack. In the Early Influence category this year…

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  • Holly Cole At The “Red”

    Holly Cole appeared at the Red Robinson Show Theatre a few weeks back. It was not the first time we had met. She appeared at another venue during the jazz festival and I did an interview for Global TV. I found her to be a gracious woman with an enormous amount of talent. We talked…

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  • Red Around Town: January 3

    Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the founders of Great Big Sea on Global Morning News. Alan Doyle was a most forthcoming performer who has not lost touch with his Newfoundland¬† origins. The week prior to our meeting PBS had presented their “Special” to great reviews… Chris Cornell was vocalist with…

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