1. What is a good Rock and Roll themed novel?
I can’t think of a lot – the only one that really comes to mind is “Pinball” by Jerzy Kozinsky. A pop superstar lives a double life as some kind of classical musician and works hard to keep it secret. I read it decades ago so some of the details are fuzzy.
2. What is the weirdest Rock and Roll star story?
I just discovered this one yesterday – Jim Sullivan who mysteriously disappeared in the New Mexico desert at the age of 34.
3. When did Rock and Roll really feed your soul for the first time?
My childhood neighbor Paul was about seven or eight years older than me and I remember him playing me some Styxx back in the mid-1970s and realized that rock, rocked. We also had an album of 1950s-era rock and roll cover songs that I remember playing over and over and over again while a middle schooler.
4. What new music/musicians have you recently discovered?
Well, the musicians are new but the music is – I am really digging the new Wilco album. Very much a return to their alt-country kind of roots.
5. What is the best music-based movie montage?
The drugged-out scene in “The Big Lebowski where The Dude is a bowling ball flying down the lane with “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” by the New Edition.