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Not Another Celebrity Movie, Philly Soul, and Creedence Clearwater Revival on *Dave White Presents*! [Dec. 10th, 2014|05:41 pm]
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*Not Another Celebrity Movie*, The Sounds of Philadelphia, and Inside Creedence Clearwater Revival on *Dave White Presents*!

How's this for a movie set up? An unbalanced Charlie Sheen is heartbroken over losing Paris Hilton to Usher. Johnny Depp gives Sheen a new drug to help with his woes and
Sheen becomes convinced Justin Beiber is his illegitimate son. He plans to kidnap Beiber at a casino gig in Las Vegas and assembles a team to help him which includes Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Lady Gaga, Robert Diniro, Tom Cruise, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, among other celebs.

That's what *Not Another Celebrity Movie* is all about, where the celebrities aren't real but played by uncanny lookalikes. It was director and producer Emilio Ferrari who came up with this very original *Oceans 11* spoof, and on Dec. 16, he's coming to *DWP* to give you the inside story! What were the inspirations for all those gags, how did he find all those lookalikes, and how did the location shooting come about? It's a film now available on DVD, so perhaps you'll learn about a funny stocking stuffer you can add to your Christmas shopping list--

During the 1970s, Philadelphia International Records was the home of groups like the O'Jays, The Spinners, MFSB, The Three Degrees, and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. One of the composers who wrote many of the hits was a young Philadelphian named Bruce Hawes. Now, Bruce has just written a book going behind the scenes of those soulful days called *GROWING UP IN THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA (From The Inside Out)*, and it's available just in time for holiday reading!

Joining Wes Britton in a lively conversation, Bruce goes back in time to talk about how he came to Philadelphia International, how he was mentored by the legendary songwriting team of Gamble and Huff, how the hits were shaped in the studio, and how Hawes became an arranger and producer for everyone from Dionne Warwick to The Whispers. But Bruce also has much to say about the economics of the music business and what young performers need to learn if they want to survive in an often cut-throat business. In fact, younger musicians shouldn't miss this one as Bruce shares how he's currently working on promoting young talent to major record companies.

How's this for a book title: *A Banquet of Consequences: True Life Adventures of Sex (not too much), Drugs (plenty), Rock & Roll (of course), and the Feds (who invited them?)* That's what you'll see on the book cover of Jake Rohrer's new memoir, and he ain't lying!

Back in high school, Jake was friends with a few folks who first called themselves the Blue Velvets, then the Golliwogs, and finally Creedence Clearwater Revival. In 1969, Rohrer joined the band as their tour manager and press agent just as the ride was getting exciting. On the next *DWP*, Jake not only shares his tales of life with CCR, but also hunting, camping, and jamming in the wilderness with John Fogerty, the drug running that landed him in the pen, and the lessons he learned from it all besides the Feds not having much of a sense of humor.

But we do, so escape from all those same old boring Christmas songs and spend an evening with quirky celebrity lookalikes invading Los Vegas, remembering the smooth grooves of '70s soul, and learning what it was like to hang out with CCR before and after the glory days on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Dec. 17, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Join us at the *Dave White Presents* Facebook page!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Read Wes Britton's review of *Not Another Celebrity Movie* at:
https://blogcritics.org/dvd-review-not-another-celebrity-movie/
Wes Britton reviewed *GROWING UP IN THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA (From The Inside Out)* at:
http://www.amazon.com/GROWING-SOUND-PHILADELPHIA-Inside-

Wes also reviewed*A Banquet of Consequences: True Life Adventures of Sex (not too much), Drugs (plenty), Rock & Roll (of course), and the Feds (who invited them?)*:
http://blogcritics.org/book-review-a-banquet-of-consequences-true-life-adventures-of-sex-not-too-much-drugs-plenty-rock-roll-of-course-and-the-feds-who-invited-them-by-jake-rohrer/
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Rockers in Recovery, Michael Dante and 2 Dave Whites on next *Dave White Presents*! [Nov. 27th, 2014|12:50 pm]
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Rockers in Recovery, Actor Michael Dante, and Two Dave Whites on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

Michael Dante is one of those actors you might not know by name, but you'd easily recognize him due to his long TV and film career. He's perhaps best known for starring on the *Star Trek* episode "Friday's Child," but he's also appeared in 30 films and 150 television shows.

On Tues, Dec. 2, Michael Dante comes to *DWP* to discuss his career with guest host Marc Cushman. (Marc, as *DWP* listeners know, also has a long career in entertainment including being the author of the three-volume *These Are the Voyages* series.) Marc and Michael discuss Michael's career that began when he was a professional baseball player before he starred in films like *Winterhawk* and *Seven Thieves*, not to mention TV shows like "Get Smart*, Bonanza*, *Maverick*, and his recurring role of Crazy Horse on *Custer.* Not surprisingly, Michael has a new book out from our friends at BearManor Media, *From Hollywood to Michael Dante Way*. You'll enjoy this one as Michael has many funny anecdotes to share--

Since 2008, Rockers In Recovery and the Rockers In Recovery All-Star band have provided support for people and their families suffering from all forms of addiction. They do this by, among other activities, hosting festivals and concerts all over the country featuring recovering musicians, by offering a free help line at their website, sharing their message via their own radio shows and magazine, and supporting scientists working on improving addiction recovery rates.

One of the founders of Rockers in Recovery, John Hollis, will share many more details with you on the next *DWP*, including how you can join the effort or get help for someone you love. It's the time of year to be thinking about neighbors and family in need, and we think Rockers in Recovery is a fine organization you might want to support.

Now—can two Dave Whites get together without a fight breaking out? That question may not be as far-fetched as you might think as one of them is the author of *Fight Card: Bridgeport Brawler*, one of the *Fight Card* boxing pulp series.

Longtime *DWP* listeners may recall two-time guest, police officer, author, and TV personality Paul Bishop. Back in 2012, he co-founded the *Fight Card* books which present "’50s noir tales set in exotic locales and across America’s heartland." To date, these pulps feature boxing and martial arts, boxing and romance, and even a line of books featuring boxing and Sherlock Holmes. One of the many writers in the series is, of course, the other Dave White. His *Bridgeport Brawler*, set in Chicago in 1953, is all about a heavyweight champ forced by the Mafia to take a dive. Need we say more?

So actor Michael Dante, Rockers in Recovery, and two DW's on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Dec. 3, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Please join us at the *Dave White Presents* Facebook page!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Here's how you can learn more about Rockers in Recovery:
http://www.rockersinrecovery.org/about/
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New Comedy, New Music, and DeForest Kelley's First Movie on *Dave White Presents*! [Nov. 14th, 2014|12:02 pm]
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New Comedy, New Music, and DeForest Kelley's First Film on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

Perhaps you've seen comic Ty Barnett on the *Tonight Show*, *The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson*, *Last Comic Standing*, or his own special on *Comedy Central*. If not, well, it's high time for you to meet Ty Barnett!

On Tues. Nov. 18, Ty Barnett comes to *DWP* to talk about Issues*, his new special now available on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and On Demand. It's an hour of Ty's midlife observations about being a single father of two girls, dating, staying in shape, and, well tune in to find out more!

But Ty's conversation with Wes Britton is about more than *Issues*. They get into the changes in the comedy biz over the past few decades, the differences in writing for short bits and longer routines, who influenced Ty and what he thinks is happening in comedy clubs now. In short, Ty will get into the nuts-and-bolts of being a stand-up comedian with insights you've likely never heard before.

Twenty years before *Star Trek* and Dr. "Bones" McCoy, actor DeForest Kelley debuted in a B-movie mystery called *Fear in the Night*. In a 1946 film filled with shadowy and atmospheric photography, Kelley plays a bank teller who has a nightmare about stabbing a man in a mysterious house he's never seen. But was it really a dream?

Now, a newly restored edition of the noir psychological drama has been released, and it should interest not only *Star Trek* fans but also those into old radio thrillers and early b&w TV mysteries. Find out why when Dave White and "Chicago Bill" Hanson offer another discussion in their ongoing series of reviews of classic and overlooked movies of the past and present. Do they think the restored *Fear in the Night* belongs in your library?

Finally, we offer brand-new music from a band called Arrica Rose and the . . .'s. Their music is hard to define. Indy rock? Rainey day electric folk pop? Here's how a few critics describe them:

"Employing dreamy rock with a sea-salt haze, Rose's newest record is a smoky testament to new forms of folk." - AOL's SPINNER
"Arrica Rose was the subject of POPDOSE's most popular 'Download Now' feature - and for good reason. Her rich voice weaves a tapestry of influences from Mazzy Star and Neko Case to the Andrew sisters and the Cowboy Junkies."- Keith Creighton, POPDOSE
On the next *DWP*, Arrica Rose herself stops by to talk about what the enigmatic . . .'s are all about. We'll play you a few samples of the band's newest album, *Wavefunction*, and you too can join a rapidly growing fanbase for a singer/songwriter who hopes listeners will, once again, listen to full albums and not just singles. We think you'll agree Arrica Rose and the . . .'s have the songs to back up that belief . . .

So that's Variety with a capital V—comedy, mystery, and new music on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Nov. 19, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Join us at the *Dave White Presents* Facebook page--
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Wes Britton's review of *Fear in the Night* is posted at--
http://blogcritics.org/dvd-review-fear-night-digitally-restored/

Wes Britton's review of Arrica Rose and the . . .'s *Wavefunction* is up at—
https://blogcritics.org/music-review-arrica-rose-and-the-s-wavefunction/
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Blues Magoos, garage rock, power pop, TV Eyes, Jellyfish, Betrayal, Jason Falkner [Oct. 30th, 2014|08:32 pm]
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The Blues Magoos, a New Mobster Movie, and a Band Called TV Eyes on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

Back in 1966, the highly influential Blues Magoos put out a milestone garage rock album called *Psychedelic Lollipop*. It included the Top 10 hit "(We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet") and an innovative jam of John D. Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road." After this break-out release, the Magoos issued several more albums, but the original Blues Magoos quickly went their separate ways and didn't make any new music together for decades.

Forty years later, original Magoos vocalist/keyboardist Ralph Scala, vocalist/guitarist Peppy Castro, and drummer Geoff Daking reunited for a new album appropriately titled *Psychedelic Resurrection*. To share the inside story behind this historic reunion, On Tues. Nov. 4, Peppy Castro returns to *DWP* to talk about the music that will take you back to the days of beaded curtains, black lights, and cleaning out sticks and seeds on gatefold record covers. In addition to sharing the joys of rocking with his high school pals for the fans once again, Peppy will also offer insights into such songs as "D Stinko Me Tummies on the Blinko." Hmm. Well, we won't play that one for you, but expect to hear a brand-new tune and a kick-ass reworking of "Tobacco Road." These two songs alone are worth the price of admission!

Next, we'll talk with writer/director/producer/actor Jack Topalian, one of the main motors behind this year's *Betrayal*, a hard-hitting film about mob wars between Armenian and Russian gangs in Los Angeles. Topalian, who's acted in such TV series as *NCIS: Los Angeles*, *Weeds*, and *Intelligence*, plays Vazgen Aramyan, a Tony Soprano-like gangster Torn between ruthless power and the love of family.

On the next *DWP*, Jack Topalian will tell you why the very fast-paced *Betrayal* may be grounded in the mobster movie genre, but the human drama and storyline are something different. For one matter, *Betrayal* takes us inside a culture we probably know little about, that of Armenian immigrants in the U.S. Jack will also take you behind-the-scenes of *Betrayal* from the script to casting to the musical score. Find out why *Betrayal* is a movie you shouldn't miss this year!

Back in 2006, a trio called TV Eyes put out a self-titled album, but odds are you never heard of it. It was only released in Japan. Since then, fans of the power pop band Jellyfish have paid high collector's prices for the disc since two vets of that band, Jason Falkner and Roger Joseph Manning Jr., were 2/3 of TV Eyes. The other member was drummer/songwriter Brian Reitzell, best known for his compositions for TV series like *Hannibal* and, most notably, directing the musical score for *Lost in Translation*.

How can TV Eyes be described? Maybe U2 meets Gary Numan meets Devo? Where electronica meets funk meets power pop? On the next *DWP*, singer/guitarist/bassist Jason Falkner tells the full story of a little side-project that didn't get the push it deserved in 2006. But now the album—along with additional rare tracks—is finally available in the states. Check out what Jason has to say about his band and check out the two samples we'll play for you—"The Party's Over" may convince you the party has just begun!

So the Blues Magoos, *Betrayal*, and TV Eyes on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Nov. 5, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Vote for *DWP* by friending us at our Facebook page!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Wes Britton's review of The Blues Magoos' *Psychedelic Resurrection* is available at:
http://blogcritics.org/music-review-the-blues-magoos-psychedelic-resurrection/

Wes Britton's review of TV Eyes is up at:
http://blogcritics.org/music-review-tv-eyes-tv-eyes-2014-reissue/
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Kim Wilson remembers Muddy Waters, Harry Potter the Spy, and film noir on *Dave White Presents*! [Oct. 17th, 2014|06:49 pm]
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Kim Wilson Remembers Muddy Waters, Harry Potter and the Art of Spying, and Mickey Rooney with Peter Lorre on the next *Dave White Presents*!

While his exact birthdate is uncertain, this year marks the 100th anniversary celebrations for one McKinley Morganfield, better known as bluesman Muddy Waters. You probably know him best for songs like "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Got My Mojo Working," "Mannish Boy," and many other classics covered by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Rodgers etc. etc.

To honor Muddy's centennial, Severn Records joined together two blues powerhouses. First, they got Muddy's son and past DWP guest Mud Morganfield to sing his father's songs. Playing harp with Mud is the frontman for the legendary Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kim Wilson. Together, Mud, Kim and a hot lineup of Chicago players recorded *For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters*, and on Oct. 21, Kim Wilson will share the inside story of *For Pops* on *DWP*!

In a personable conversation with Wes Britton, Kim talks about how he met Muddy at a Thunderbirds concert, how Muddy became a mentor and friend, and the influence of Muddy—and his harp player Little Walter Jacobs—on Wilson's own career. Kim describes how he was hooked up with Mud Morganfield, how the tracks and musicians were chosen for *For Pops*, and how the album was recorded to emulate what Muddy and his compatriots did back in post-war Chicago. Yep, we'll play two of Kim's favorites from the album for you and add a few words about Kim's plans for the T-birds in 2015—

When we read the Harry Potter books and enjoyed the films, most of us thought about wizards and wands and the powers of magical spells. But did you imagine you were also enjoying spy adventures with characters delving into the murky worlds of espionage? Did you think "Severus Snape was perhaps the best spy ever portrayed in literature"?

That's the thesis of spy novelist Lynn Boughey and 36-year CIA veteran and Executive Director of the International Spy Museum, Peter Earnest. Their new *Harry Potter and the Art of Spying* is a detailed demonstration of how J.K. Rowling's books, especially *Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix*, employed spycraft of every kind in nearly every chapter.

On *DWP*, Peter Earnest joins Wes Britton to dive into the connections between Rowling's fiction with parallels in espionage fact that will surprise even the most devoted HP fan. But that's not all--while we're at it, we'll also let you know what's going on these days at the International Spy Museum, especially a seriously cool James Bond exhibit!


Back in 1950, Mickey Rooney was looking for a project to transition from his Andy Hardy character into more mature roles. So, along with fellow actor Peter Lorre, Rooney co-financed the noir classic, *Quicksand*.

*Quicksand* features decent guy Don Brady(Rooney) who thinks he can "borrow" $20.00 from his boss's till to take the wrong girl out on a date. But things go quickly wrong. Petty theft moves to burglary which puts Brady at the mercy of opportunistic penny-arcade owner Nick Dramoshaq (Lorre) which leads to grand
Theft, assault, kidnapping, and Brady fleeing to Mexico.


Once again, Dave White joins "Silver Screen Savant" Chicago Bill Hanson to review the newly released, digitally restored edition of *Quicksand*. Yes, it's a film noir story of historical importance, but is it worth your appreciation now in 2014?

Find out on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Oct. 22, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Be sure to join us at the Dave White Presents Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Wes Britton's review of Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson's *For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters)* is at:
http://blogcritics.org/music-review-mud-morganfield-and-kim-wilson-for-pops-a-tribute-to-muddy-waters/

Wes Britton's review of *Harry Potter and the Art of Spying* is posted at:
http://goo.gl/V3fvej

Wes Britton's review of the restored *Quicksand* is at:
http://blogcritics.org/dvd-review-quicksand-digitally-restored/
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Johnny Winter, Power Pop, and Restoring Old Movies on Next Dave White Presents! [Oct. 2nd, 2014|08:15 pm]
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Johnny Winter, Big Star, The Posies, and Restoring Hollywood Classics on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

The music world was shook to the core on July 16, 2014 when legendary guitarist Johnny Winter left us. Winter was at the top of his game at the time, preparing for the September release of what would become his final studio album, *Step Back*.

On Tues. Oct. 7, *DWP* remembers Johnny Winter with a very special interview with Johnny's longtime manager, producer, and guitarist Paul Nelson. Nelson was not only with Johnny the night he died, he was the man who helped save Winter from himself when the Texas guitarist was at a very low ebb in his career. After Johnny got clean, he collaborated with Nelson on two of his strongest albums, 2011's *Roots* and *Step Back*. Both followed the same formula—Johnny chose songs he had cut his teeth on back in the day. A variety of guests came along to add their touches to the mix including Eric Clapton, Brian Setzer, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Dr. John, and Joe Bonamassa, among other luminaries.

On *DWP*, Nelson explains how these albums came together, the process of getting Johnny healthy, and his views on Winter's artistry and legacy. It's a very in-depth, very personal conversation no Johnny Winter fan should miss!

Of all the titles The Posies could have chosen for their 1988 debut, *Failure* just doesn't fit the bill. It was first released locally on cassette only, then on various formats by Pop Lama, and then a 15th anniversary remastered edition. Now, Omnivore records resurrects *Failure* once again. Not bad for a "failure" recorded by two teenagers named John Auer and Ken Stringfellow in a home studio long before the days when home studios became the norm.

On Oct. 7, John Auer comes to *DWP* to discuss how *Failure* came to be and how The Posies worked to update the happy sounds of the British Invasion of the '60s. But wait, there's more!

In 1993, Auer and Stringfellow joined the influential "power pop" band, Big Star, with whom they worked until the death of its legendary founder, Alex Chilton. This fall, Big Star's first two albums, *#1 Record* and *Radio City* are also being re-issued, two records *Rolling Stone* included in their "500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” John explores his time with Big Star, the importance of both his bands, and we got classics from both The Posies and Big Star to remind you why old-school "Power Pop" is still a lot of fun!

Do you like watching classic feature films, cult movie classics, and TV from the 1950s and 60s in clean, clear, digitally re-mastered editions in broadcast quality? Since 1999, Phil Hopkins has been making his library of over 3,000 restored films available via American Movie Classics (AMC), NBC, Epix, Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, and other platforms.

Sitting down with Movie Maestro Dave White, Phil will tell you about the launch of his new service, The Film Detective.com. Learn about how you can access rare cinema nuggets like you've never seen them before! Get in on the ground floor as The Film Detective debuts on a computer near you!

So Johnny Winter, Power Pop, and restoring old movies on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Oct. 8, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

You can also listen to the show from the Dave White Presents Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Read Wes Britton's review of Step Back:
http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Music-Review-Johnny-Winter-Step-Back-5728117.php

Wes's review of The Posies' Failure is at:
http://blogcritics.org/music-review-posies-failure-reissue/

And Wes's review of Big Star's #1 Record and Radio City are at:
http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Music-Review-Big-Star-1-Record-Radio-5718654.php
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Dawn Wells, The Empty Hearts, and Film Noir on the next *Dave White Presents* ! [Sep. 17th, 2014|04:07 pm]
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Dawn Wells Remembers 50 Years of *Gilligan's Island*, a new Rock Supergroup, and Film Noir on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

On Sept. 26, 1964, a three-hour tour ended up with 7 castaways stranded on *Gilligan's Island*. 50 years later, Gilligan, the Skipper, the Professor, the movie star, the Howells and Mary Ann Somers are still entertaining us on both DVD and on ME-TV. And now, Mary Ann has a new book coming out coordinated to be part of the anniversary celebration!

On Sept. 23, Dawn Wells returns to *DWP* to share colorful stories of what went on behind the scenes and the relationships of the cast members during and after the original 3 year run. How did Jim Backus teach the younger players comic timing and what does Dawn think about the many erroneous stories posted all over the internet? What does Dawn think about the Ginger vs. Mary Ann debates and any possible film remake?

On top of all that, Dawn also has much to say about her new book, *What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life*. In her book, Dawn talks about her most famous character, her cultural impact, and lessons everyone can draw from Mary Ann for their own personal success. She discusses fame and family, men and manners, optimism and a solid work ethic, and illustrates all of these points with stories from the *Gilligan's Island" set. In short, if you're a *Gilligan's Island* fan, the very personable Dawn Wells will take you on a tour of the show that will remind you of why you've been loving Mary Ann Somers all these years.

What happens when you throw together veterans of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics, and The Chesterfield Kings? You get The Empty Hearts.

The Empty Hearts are Elliot Easton of The Cars (lead guitar), Blondie's Clem Burke (drums), Wally Palmar from The Romantics (vocals, harmonica, guitar),and bassist Andy Babiuk from The Chesterfield Kings. On Sept. 23, Andy Babiuk comes to *DWP* to talk about this new supergroup and how their first self-titled album came together.

Babiuk will tell you why these "rock and roll lifers" decided to pool their resources after telling each other for years "We gotta do something together some time." The result should please lovers of the music of The Who, Kinks, Stones, the bands these rock vets came from, and those who dig '60s garage rock. Yep, we got two hot samples to demonstrate what these pros can do—

In 1992, the U.S. National Film Registry chose the 1945 *Detour* for preservation as it's considered "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Despite a cast of relative unknowns and a small budget, the film noir thriller has earned critical and popular acclaim ever since its release. Why?

On the next *DWP*, Dave White and the "Savant of the Silver Screen," Chicago Bill Hanson, once again offer their takes on a movie classic they think you might enjoy. What does *Detour* have that has intrigued everyone from Roger Ebert to the Library of Congress? You'll have to tune in to find out--

So Dawn Wells, the Empty Hearts, and *Detour* on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Sept. 24, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Don't forget to friend us at the Dave White Presents Facebook page--
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Wes Britton's review of the Empty Hearts debut is available at:
http://blogcritics.org/music-review-the-empty-hearts-the-empty-hearts/
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Celebrate 50 Years of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. on the Next Dave White Presents! [Sep. 1st, 2014|05:56 pm]
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Celebrate 50 Years of *The Man From U.N.C.L.E.* on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 22, 1964 *The Man from U.N.C.L.E.* debuted. It wasn't long before Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum), and Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll) became popular culture sensations. In addition to all the spy TV shows that followed on the small screen and all the Bonds and would-be Bonds in the theatres, young folks were treated to an avalanche of 8 *MFU* feature films, 24 novels, a monthly digest, comic books, games, toys, record albums, and countless spoofs, knock-offs and imitations including *The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.*. In 1983, past DWP guest George Lazenby played "JB" in an *MFU* reunion TV movie. Next August, Guy Ritchie's film adaptation will offer Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, and Hugh Grant as U.N.C.L.E. agents for a new generation.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of all this, *DWP* was happy to find someone who was there to go behind the scenes of the original four seasons, namely the director of photography, Fred Koenekamp. As you'll hear on the Sept. 9 edition of *DWP*, Fred is delighted to talk about his days on the *MFU* set and enjoys discussing The actors, directors, the very quick pace of filming, and the changes between black and white and color seasons.

But 89 year old Koenekamp had a long career in films and television, so we also get into nearly 100 years of entertainment history. We remember the importance of Fred's father, Hans, who was a pioneer in process filming during the silent movie era. Fred's own career includes work in 3D movies at RKO studios before he moved over to MGM and was involved in Gene Roddenberry's TV series, *The Lieutenant*.

In this in-depth conversation with Wes Britton, Fred also remembers his friendships with Elvis Presley and Steve McQueen, his Oscar-nominated work on *Patton* and *Islands in the Stream*, and his final movie, 1991's "Flight of the Intruder*. Among his many honors, Fred did earn one Oscar, for his stunning cinematography on 1974's *The Towering Inferno*. In short, this is an interview not just for *Man From U.N.C.L.E.* fans but for anyone interested in Hollywood history!

Fred's interview was so extensive, we only had time for one other feature! That will be part two of Dave White's conversation with filmmaker Robert A. Emmons, Jr. on his documentary, *Diagram for Delinquents*. In part one, the two discussed psychiatrist Dr. Fredric Wertham who wrote a scathing indictment of comic books called *Seduction of the Innocent*. Wertham felt funny books were a cause of juvenile delinquency and instigated a firestorm of controversy.

On Tues. Sept. 9, Emmons continues to explore the issues his film raises including Wertham's impact at the time and why these events are still relevant today.

So *U.N.C.L.E.* with Fred Koenekamp, censoring comics in the '50s, and "predictably unpredictable" comedy on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Sept. 10, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Have you friended us at the *Dave White Presents* Facebook page?

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P.F. Sloan, Steve Boone, The Lovin' Spoonful, Ludwig Van Beethoven [Aug. 21st, 2014|05:57 pm]
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Celebrate 6 Years of *Dave White Presents* with P.F. Sloan, The Lovin' Spoonful, and Censoring Comics in the '50s!

For our 6th Anniversary Special, we couldn't find a more perfect headliner than songwriter P.F. Sloan. After all, Phil Sloan's stamp on the music of the '60s runs deeper than you might expect. Yes, he wrote hits for everyone from Johnny Rivers, The Grassroots, Barry McGuire, The Searchers, Herman and the Hermits, the Fifth Dimension, and The Turtles. But did you know that's him playing the guitar intro to "California Dreming'"? Did you know the records of Jan and Dean were actually sung by Jan Berry and P.F. Sloan? Did you know Brian Epstein wanted to manage him and Elvis gave him a guitar lesson when he was 12?

In fact, Phil's new book, *What's Exactly the Matter with Me? Memoirs of a Life in Music* is likely a book with more rock and roll surprises than any memoir you've ever read. On Tues. Aug. 26, P.F. Sloan will share many of his stories that includes John Phillips threatening him with a knife, a savage record company that literally chased him out of LA, his almost unbelievable recovery from the rock high life, and, happily, a brand new album!

In fact, Phil really wants you to know about that new release called *My Beethoven* and gives you the detailed inside story on *DWP*! For example, Sloan felt a connection after he learned Beethoven loved to play in bars and the *Ninth Symphony* originated from a favorite drinking song. Beethoven played guitar, wrote hundreds of folk songs, and set poems by the Scottish Robert Burns to music. Beyond all this, Beethoven's unhappy life resonated with Sloan who decided to tell the master's story with new words and music on *My Beethoven*!

So P.F. Sloan will share stories of his own musical career and how it dovetails with that of Ludwig Van Beethoven in a very special conversation that's as revelatory and personal as any interview you'll ever hear. What else we got for you?

Well, we also have part two of Wes Britton's lively conversation with the Lovin' Spoonful's Steve Boone. In part one on our last show, Steve shared tales of how he got into music, how the Spoonful came together and how the hits were made, and then why the band fell apart.

In part two, we have even more rock surprises. We finish off the tale of the Spoonful and explore Boone's very dangerous career as a sea-faring drug smuggler. What's the Spoonful doing now as their 50th anniversary is coming next year? Yep, we got more good-time Spoonful tunes for you—

*DWP* puts the V in Variety, so we also have part one of a conversation with filmmaker Robert A. Emmons, Jr. His documentary, *Diagram for Delinquents* goes back to 1954 when psychiatrist Dr. Fredric Wertham wrote a scathing indictment of comic books called *Seduction of the Innocent*. As he later testified before Congress, Wertham felt funny books were the number one cause of juvenile delinquency and instigated a firestorm of controversy.

In an insightful discussion with Dave White, Emmons talks about the issues his film raises including Wertham's crusade, Wertham the man, his impact at the time, and why these events are still relevant today.

So P.F. Sloan, the Lovin' Spoonful, and Censoring comics highlight the *Dave White Presents* 6th Anniversary Special on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Aug. 27 the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Be sure to friend us at the *Dave White Presents* Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Wes Britton's review of *What's Exactly the Matter with Me? Memoirs of a Life in Music* is posted at:
http://blogcritics.org/book-review-whats-exactly-the-matter-with-me-by-p-f-sloan/

Wes's review of P.F. Sloan's *My Beethoven* can be read at:
http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Music-Review-P-F-Sloan-My-Beethoven-5567832.php
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The Lovin' Spoonful, Cyril Neville, and Apps for Everything on *Dave White Presents*! [Aug. 8th, 2014|05:13 pm]
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The Lovin' Spoonful, Cyril Neville, and Apps for Everything on *Dave White Presents*!

Between 1965 and 1966, the Lovin' Spoonful had seven consecutive Top 10 hits, a feat matched by few others. "Summer in the City," "Do You Believe in Magic," "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice," "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind," "Daydream," "Nashville Cats, and "Rain on the Roof" kept the Spoonful's "Goodtime Music" on Am radios everywhere until 1967 when everything changed.

Now, bassist Steve Boone tells the full story in his new book, *Hotter Than a Match Head: My Life on the Run with The Lovin’ Spoonful*. It's a story chockfull of rock and roll surprises. For one thing, the Spoonful were doing the country/folk/rock thing long before it became a trend. unlike many other American bands, the Spoonful played their own instruments on their records. Did you know they were offered the chance to be The Monkees? Did you know they scored films for Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola?

On Tues. Aug. 12, Steve Boone will share many of the stories from his book that include playing with Dylan, hanging backstage with The Beatles at Shea Stadium, and the revelations about how he became a drug smuggler trafficking pot on the high seas. And lest you think the Spoonful was essentially John Sebastian with amiable side-men, Steve will discuss the contributions of all his bandmates. In fact, Steve had so much to talk about that we made this interview a two-parter with the second half coming on our 6th Anniversary Special!

Back in the early '70s, percussionist and singer Cyril Neville joined his brother's band, The Meters, before taking his place as the youngest member of the legendary Neville Brothers. After becoming a funk and R&B icon playing with the likes of Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Willie Nelson, and Dr. John, in 2012 Cyril's management suggested he join an all-star line-up that became the Royal Southern Brotherhood. Long-time DWP listeners know one of the other members is Devon Allman, son of Gregg, as Devon talked about RSB on our May 22, 2013 show.

Back then, as Cyril will tell you, RSB was an ensemble of five strangers. Two years later, they're a family bound together by the common experiences they've shared on the road touring in over 20 countries. So their new album, *HeartSoulBlood* is a tight collection of hot and tasty songs designed to get you dancing with "pertinent" lyrics that have something to say.

To get this interview, we had to catch Cyril literally on the road in Montana. It was worth the effort. You'll hear a musical sage with much to say about the history and meaning of the blues, R&B, and what's going on in the modern world. You'll learn why some call him both a philosopher and musician. You'll also hear two jumping samples from *HeartSoulBlood* with all the power and soulful grooves you'd expect from a super-group!

How many times have you heard the expression, "there's an App for that?" It shouldn't be too surprising that the phrase is now the title of a funny new book.

In fact, *There's an App for That* by Ed Toolis is a collection of short stories looking at the ways technology has changed us and might change our lives in the future. For example, why take a trip to Grandma's grave when you can visit her in your own virtual mausoleum? You can make your guestbook based on Facebook Timeline photos accompanied by snippets of her favorite songs on iTunes.

Ouch. There's obviously a comical side to all this social media now so pervasive in our lives. It's also something to worry about. Dave White and Ed Toolis share their observations as you listen to the discussion, perhaps using an App for that.

So the Lovin' Spoonful, Cyril Neville, and a world gone amuck with Apps on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
www.KSAV.org

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--
http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

On Wed. Aug. 13 the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--
www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

Have you friended us yet at the Dave White Presents Facebook page?
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

Wes Britton's review of Steve Boone's *Hotter Than a Match Head: My Life on the Run with The Lovin’ Spoonful* is up at:
http://blogcritics.org/book-review-hotter-than-a-match-head-by-steve-boone/

Wes Britton's review of Royal Southern Brotherhood's *Heartsoulblood" is available at:
http://blogcritics.org/music-review-royal-southern-brotherhood-heartsoulblood/
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