Well, it certainly was a highpoint of my radio career when I welcomed the absolutely legendary and newly-inducted Rock Hall member, Donovan, to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio. Needless to say, I’m a big fan!
Originally I thought this interview would be a phoner, but since Donovan was coming to NYC the week after the Rock Hall induction ceremony, he was gracious enough to stop by the EVR studio LIVE! So I won’t waste much more of your time with my fanboy account and hook you up with the links and vids.
First though, take a peak at this small video excerpt from the interview…
Here are some links to enjoy:
- The full 2-hour BBiB episode, which includes Donovan interview/performance in the first hour
- Jump straight to the Donovan interview/performance
- Photos from Donovan’s visit
And you must see the live “Sunshine Superman” that Donovan performed two feet in front of my face! Surreal to say the least…
As a big YES fan, I am proud to say that with this new Steve Howe interview, I have now rounded out (not roundabout) interviewing the classic Fragile and Close to the Edge-era lineup. High school Mike Newman would be very proud. He might even freak out!
So tune in to see if much-older Mike Newman freaks out whilst speaking with one of the greatest guitarists ever in rock music. We talked about everything from Yes to Zappa to Asia to Tomorrow. I may have even convinced him that he should put Tomorrow back together!
I’ll air my interview with Steve Howe on Thursday, January 26th on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio, from noon to 2pm EST. Come join us.
UPDATE: LISTEN TO THE ARCHIVED INTERVIEW RIGHT HERE!
I was absolutely thrilled to be able to host this show last week. The legendary socio-political singer/musician, Rodriguez was in town for a show with Charles Bradley and stopped by EVR to play a couple songs and chat with me. Take a listen to the archive here…
The prog-rock giants, Gentle Giant, just remastered and re-released their 3rd and 4th albums, Three Friends and Octopus, both originally released in 1972…a fine fine year! I’ll have Gentle Giant frontman, Derek Shulman, on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday to talk about those amazing albums and spin selections from them. Join us from noon to 2pm on Thursday and get your afternoon prog on!
I’m very happy to welcome the live ‘Interstellar California Vibes‘ of Jeffertitti’s Nile to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday (noon to 2pm eastern). Come aboard the Space Shuttle Jeffertitti!
Check ‘em out in the meantime…
I’m very happy to be welcoming Brian Olive to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday! The ex-Greenhorne, ex-Soledad Bro and fellow Cincinnati-native has released one of the best rock albums of the year in Two of Everything…on one of my favorite record labels, Alive Naturalsound. And he’ll be recording with the legendary Dr. John this year! We’ll talk about that stuff, his tour, Cincinnati chili and plenty more on Thursday, PLUS Brian will perform live for you in the EVR studio. Don’t miss! Noon-2pm eastern on Thursday.
Dig the first tune from Two of Everything in the meantime…
Brian Olive – Left Side Rock
*flier by Justin Gabbard
Brooklyn’s own Minerva Lions are gonna come perform live on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on Thursday, of course on East Village Radio from noon to 2pm eastern time. I first heard the band’s praises from a number of pals. First from Miss Nicole Atkins, then from Julian Woolsey of Perfect Prescription and Rock Edition fame, and last but not least, Sam Davis at Relix and Dog Gone Blog.
Now I’ve finally heard Minerva Lions’ new EP, Great Strides, Priestess and Queen for myself and am quite excited for the Lions’ live action!
So come along on the listening adventure on Thursday, July 7th from noon to 2pm (est) on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio!
*And make sure to catch Minerva Lions when they play Beyond Beyond is Beyond presents…in Riverside Park, along with Endless Boogie, on July 31st*
Early 2011, Swedish pop-psych band La Fleur Fatale, whom I have championed for the last couple years now, visited NYC to appear on Beyond Beyond is Beyond and do three live shows in NYC and Brooklyn. This is the brilliant documentary they put together of that trip. And it features yours truly. Dig…