Category Archives: Taken from the Pilot

Taken from the Pilot: Pat Metheny – The Unexpurgated Conversation

A couple of weeks ago, my editor at Pulse Magazine dropped me a line and asked if I’d be interested in doing a piece on Pat Metheny’s upcoming appearance at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach. In turn, I dropped … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: Dustin Diamond – The Director’s Cut

A few weeks ago, my editor at The Virginian-Pilot asked me if I’d be interested in doing an interview with comedian David Alan Grier about his upcoming appearance at the Funny Bone in Virginia Beach. As ever, I jumped at … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: Dave Koz – The Director’s Cut

My wife likes to tease me about how, when I emerge from my office upon the completion of a phone interview, I am more than a little bit prone to saying, “That went really well!” She has been known to … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: Kathleen Madigan: The Director’s Cut

Further proof that I’ve developed a bit of a niche within the pages of Pulse Magazine: my editor dropped me a line and asked if I was interested in doing a piece on Kathleen Madigan’s appearance at the Attucks Theater. … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: A Chat with John Witherspoon – The Director’s Cut

A few weeks ago, my editor at The Virginian-Pilot dropped me a line and asked if I had any interest in putting together pieces on two upcoming acts at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone, the Wayans brothers and John Witherspoon, … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: A Chat with Gorman Bechard – The Director’s Cut

The documentary Color Me Obsessed, which revolves around the, yes, obsessive fanbase of the Minneapolis band the Replacements, is a somewhat unique entity in its genre, given that it contains neither interviews with the members of the band nor music … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: Delbert McClinton – The Director’s Cut

Like many other people, I first remember hearing of Delbert McClinton when he scored his one and only top-10 pop hit with “Giving It Up For Your Love” in the early ’80s, but he came back on my radar in … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: Colin Hay – The Director’s Cut

I don’t really know how many people know this, but one of my earliest musical obsessions, even before I dived headlong into the Beatles, was Men at Work’s Cargo. Thing is, I have no idea how I came to be … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: Martin Short – The Director’s Cut

Until recently, the closest I’d come to interviewing Martin Short was during a Damages panel at the TCA tour, when we were in Pasadena and he was speaking to us via satellite in New York – I think we can … Continue reading

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Taken from the Pilot: Vince Gill – The Director’s Cut

Vince Gill is one of those country artists whose reputation extends far beyond his music. I may not be able to readily throw out the names of more than a handful of his many hits, but I know he can … Continue reading

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