Hello say you to my friend what is little: Scarface out-takes

August 31, 2011

Comedians on comedians:The Middle with Greg Fitzsimmons

August 31, 2011

By Steve Hofstetter Greg Fitzsimmons has won four Emmy Awards, has his own show on Sirius/XM, and has over 50 TV appearances. He’s a regular on Howard Stern, Letterman, Conan, and seemingly everything that’s ever aired on VH1. His podcast …

Lucinda Williams’ “Copenhagen”

August 31, 2011

Maybe my favorite song off the still-new album.

Why Scarface became a hip-hop icon

August 30, 2011

It’s not my favorite film, but its undeniably iconic. Scarface, starring Al Pacino and directed by Brian De Palma, returns to movie theaters in a one-night Fathom event on tomorrow night (Aug. 31) at 7:30 p.m. local time. (It’s showing …

OK, the last thing you’ll hear about “The Tools of Ignorance”

August 29, 2011

Tools of Ignorance by Philip Martin

Colombiana: She walks in beauty, and brings a bazooka

August 28, 2011

By Mike Hale in the New York Times Refusing to believe what the evidence is telling him, the FBI agent chasing the implacable killer in Colombiana snarls: “We’re not looking for a woman. It’s not possible.” Apparently he hasn’t been …

Lost in the desert

August 26, 2011

Well, not exactly. I knew I was west of Tucson, and I didn’t hve more than six miles to town. But I had to scramble up a mountain I didn’t want to scramble up to find my way back to …

“The Tools of Ignorance” — The Complete Story

August 26, 2011

This piece, and many other home plates painted by artists will go up for auction sometime in September (I think.) I’ll let you know the details. But here’s the story that goes with it. Thanks to D.L. for a little …

By the time I get to Arizona

August 26, 2011

It’s monsoon season here; today’s high is 109 but with only 21 percent humidity. We were without high speed internet all day yesterday, but back on the air now. Expect light posting … this is a bidness trip.

Ashford and Lieber: Songwriting legends leave magical mark

August 24, 2011

By Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nickolas Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, co-wrote a trove of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped …