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    Thursday, November 27th, 2014
    12:52 pm
    Rockers in Recovery, Michael Dante and 2 Dave Whites on next *Dave White Presents*!
    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/
    Friday, November 14th, 2014
    10:28 am
    New Comedy, New Music, and DeForest Kelley's First Movie on *Dave White Presents*!
    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/
    Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    8:19 pm
    Blues Magoos, a new mobster movie, and TV Eyes on next *Dave White Presents*!
    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/
    Friday, October 17th, 2014
    6:42 pm
    Kim Wilson remembers Muddy Waters, Harry Potter the Spy, and film noir on *Dave White Presents*!
    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/
    Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
    8:10 pm
    Johnny Winter, Power Pop, and Restoring Old Movies on Next Dave White Presents!
    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
    Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
    4:11 pm
    Dawn Wells, The Empty Hearts, and Film Noir on the next *Dave White Presents* !
    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/
    Monday, September 1st, 2014
    6:05 pm
    Celebrate 50 Years of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. on the Next Dave White Presents!
    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?

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306
    Thursday, August 21st, 2014
    6:00 pm
    P.F. Sloan, Steve Boone, The Lovin' Spoonful, Ludwig Van Beethoven
    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
    Friday, August 8th, 2014
    5:16 pm
    The Lovin' Spoonful, Cyril Neville, and Apps for Everything on *Dave White Presents*!
    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/
    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
    7:54 pm
    Jersey Boys, The Boss, and a Bangle on the Next Dave White Presents!'
    Jersey Boys, Bruce, and a Bangle on the Next Jam-packed *Dave White Presents*!

    What do *Jersey Boys* have in common with *My Three Sons*?

    Well, the last time actor Barry Livingston appeared on *DWP*, we talked about his roles on *My Three Sons* (he was Ernie) and *The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet*. Recently, you've seen Barry on shows like *Mad Men*, *Two and A Half Men*, and in films like *You Don't Mess with the Zohan*, *The Social Network*, and now-- Clint Eastwood's summer hit, *Jersey Boys*!

    On July 29, Barry returns to *DWP* to talk about working on *Jersey Boys* where, he says, “I play the band’s accountant… I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I just do the numbers.” There's more to the story, of course, and Barry takes you on the set, talks about working with Clint Eastwood, and shares his thoughts on how the Four Seasons film compares with the Broadway musical that inspired it. Yep, you'll hear some tunes from the band that started it all—

    If you're thinking Jersey Boys, you also gotta think The Boss. In your opinion, what were Bruce Springsteen's Top 100 songs?

    That's what rock critic Jim Beviglia explores in his great new book, *Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs*. It's the sort of book any Springsteen fan will seriously enjoy. You'll want to compare your own choices with Jim and learn tons of rock nuggets in his 100 mini-essays. In an especially good interview, Jim talks about how the book came together, how he rates the songs, and, of course, we'll play two top choices, including the one Jim proclaims as Number One. We bet you'll agree--

    What happens when you throw together Susan Cowsill, yes, of that family group, and Bangles’ guitarist Vicki Peterson? You get The Psycho Sisters.

    On our July 29 show, Vicki Peterson shares the inside story of the Psycho Sisters debut, *Up On The Chair Beatrice*, and it's a very interesting rock and roll tale. Vicki shares why the group got their name (wearing nightgowns on stage), why it took 22 years to produce this album, and why it sounds like it was made in the 1990s. It's an album full of hooks and quirky lyrics by two sisters-in-law (Peterson is married to John Cowsill, Susan's brother) and we'll play you two tasty nuggets, including the ladies' tribute to Davy Jones.

    So it's a summer rock and roll extravaganza on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, July 29 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. July 30, 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 Jim Beviglia's *Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs* is posted at:
    http://goo.gl/22JEpu

    Wes Britton's review of *Up On The Chair Beatrice* by the Psycho Sisters is up at:
    http://blogcritics.org/music-review-the-psycho-sisters-up-on-the-chair-beatrice/
    Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    9:07 pm
    Peter Himmelman and Colleen Rennison headline the next *Dave White Presents*!
    Peter Himmelman and Colleen Rennison Share Music to Travel With on the New *Dave White Presents*!

    For the past 30 years, Peter Himmelman has been involved in a wide range of musical projects. After a stint with the alternative rock band, Sussman Lawrence, his first solo breakthrough came in 1985 with the video for "Eleventh Confession." Come 2002, he was nominated for an Emmy for the music for the TV series, *Judging Amy*. He also scored the first four seasons of *Bones* and was nominated for a Grammy for his children's album, *My Green Kite*. He's been around long enough to have a greatest hits collection, *The Mission of My Soul: The Best of Peter Himmelman*.

    On July 15, his latest album, *The Boat That Carries Us* is being released, the same day Peter shares the inside story on *Dave White Presents*. Recorded with music legends Jim Keltner and Lee Sklar, Himmelman's new disc is something of a concept album with an emphasis on travel, whether trains, planes, boats, automobiles, or the creative imagination. Full of thought-provoking lyrics and infectious guitar hooks, *The Boat that Carries Us* is one of the summer's best, and we think you'll agree and want to take Peter Himmelman along with you on your next trip!

    Tired of hearing about Justin Bieber? Meet Colleen Rennison! While she's been earning TV and film credits in Canada for only a few years, the 25 year old is best known for being the lead singer in the alternative rock band, No Sinner. But now she's stepping out on her own with a critically-acclaimed solo debut, *See the Sky About to Rain*.

    If you need labels, Rennison is the sort of singer who easily fits into the folk, country, and blues categories, with occasional splashes of R&B, jazz, and Adult Contemporary. In a personable conversation with Wes Britton, Colleen talks about her new collection, which is something of a tribute to a wide range of Canadian songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, and Robbie Robertson. After hearing Colleen's music and stories, we wager you too will think you've made a fabulous new musical discovery—the perfect antidote to Mr. Bieber!

    But the next *DWP* isn't all singer/songwriters! Once again, Dave White chats with silver screen savant Chicago Bill Hanson about a new DVD release. This time around, they discuss the Smithsonian Channel's four-part *Secrets of the Third Reich*. Find out about "Deadly Missions," "The Ghost of U-513," the medical possibilities behind "Hitler's Madness," and the rise and fall of "Hitler's General," Erwin Rommel.

    So Peter Himmelman, Colleen Rennison, and the Third Reich on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, July 15, 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. July 16, 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

    Wes Britton's review of Peter Himmelman's *The Boat That Carries Us* is up at:
    http://blogcritics.org/music-review-peter-himmelman-the-boat-that-carries-us/

    Wes Britton's review of Colleen Rennison's * See The Sky About To Rain* is also up at:
    http://blogcritics.org/music-review-colleen-rennison-see-the-sky-about-to-rain/
    Thursday, June 26th, 2014
    4:43 pm
    Rockabilly with Elvis, the Son of Jerry Lee Lewis, and The X-Men on Dave White Presents!
    Rockabilly with Super-Spy Elvis Presley, the Son of Jerry Lee Lewis, and the X-Men too on the July 1 *Dave White Presents*!

    It doesn't take long for anyone who hears or sees Rockin' Jason D. Williams to think of Jerry Lee Lewis. The reason why is DNA. While it took some time for father and son to meet, the similarities were too obvious to deny. In fact, it's Jason's hands you're hearing and seeing during the piano-pounding sections of the 1989 Dennis Quaid Jerry Lee Lewis biopic, *Great Balls of Fire*.

    But if you think Williams is just his father's clone, you best believe Williams has his own songs to sing and his own stories to tell. On the July 1 edition of *DWP*, Jason talks about his Dad, his own career, but mostly about his new *Hillbillies and Holy Rollers*. One song we'll play for you from that seriously hot album is "This is Rock and Roll," a number that really sums it up. In fact, you can't get much more rockabilly than recording your album in the original, legendary Sun Records studios where Jerry Lee and all those greats pioneered rock and roll all those years ago.

    We think you'll especially enjoy this interview because Williams is a gent full of personality and humor. For example, he sings That Old Time Religion" was good enough for the Who and the Stones, so it's good enough for you. Hmm. Now, that's an unusual twist to a Gospel standard--

    Speaking of rockabilly humor, Dave White sits down to talk with Andy Rausch about his brand-new satirical novel, *Elvis Presley: CIA Assassin.* What if The King met with Richard Nixon in 1970 and became a secret government operative? Did he fake his death in 1977? Was Presley involved with the Watergate scandal? The Iran hostage crisis? Communicate with aliens? Inquiring minds want to know! After all, what else is an aging rock and roller going to do when he tires of Vegas . . .

    Shifting gears, we'll also get into *The X-Men: Days of Future Passed*, one of this summer's biggest blockbusters! You'll meet Patrick Meaney, director of a new documentary, *Chris Claremont's X-Men*. If you didn't know, it was Claremont who took a sagging Marvel title about mutants and misfits in 1975 and turned it into the phenomena we know today. How did he do it, especially bucking a system and an editor that didn't always like striking plot turns and character changes? Meany talked with all the "Marvel Bullpen" players who were there and discusses the original "Days of Future Passed," a Chris Claremont creation. It's a story not just about one comic, but how the Marvel Universe itself mutated over the years.

    What more could you ask? Straight-up rockabilly with Rockin' Jason D. Williams, offbeat humor with secret agent Elvis Presley, and mutants galore on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, July 1 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. July 2, 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

    Now's an ideal time to Friend us at the Dave White Presents Facebook page as we have tons of great guests in the online radio pipeline:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306
    Friday, June 13th, 2014
    1:50 pm
    Billy J. Kramer Rocks, Godzilla Stomps on Next Dave White Presents!
    Billy J. Kramer Rocks, Godzilla Stomps on Next *Dave White Presents*!

    Billy J. Kramer was not only a major participant of the British Invasion, his manager was Brian Epstein, George Martin was his producer, and many of his hits were given to him courtesy of Liverpool buds, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. In fact, it was Lennon who suggested the "J" for the stage name for William Howard Ashton after Billy chose "Kramer" out of a phone book.

    Then, Lennon/McCartney gave Kramer "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" before the Beatles recorded it, and then "Bad to Me," "I'll Be on My Way," "I Call Your Name," "From a Window," and" "I'll Keep You Satisfied." Billy sang non-Beatle songs as well like the Top 10 hit, "Little Children" and "Trains and Boats and Planes."

    Flash forward to 2012 and a record Billy calls his "first solo album," *I Won The Fight*. Yes, it's a disc full of songs about the old days with many nods to Brian Epstein. In addition, Billy recorded a Lennon/McCartney tune shelved back in '63 by both the Beatles and Kramer. On top of all that . . .

    Well, to hear the full story, you'll want to join us on Tuesday, June 17 when Billy J. Kramer is the very special guest on *Dave White Presents*! Yep, we'll go back in time and talk about the Liverpool scene and the hitmaking days of Billy and the Dakotas. In a very in-depth conversation with Wes Britton, Billy will talk John, Paul, George, Ringo, and how *I Won the Fight* came to be. It's such a great, warm album that we'll play two hot numbers from the disc for you with a surprise or two along the way. . .

    Did you know Godzilla made his screen debut in 1954, exactly 60 years ago? Did you know he—or she—has been in 28 movies since? (Wonder if that tally includes the silly short, *Bambi Meets Godzilla*?) Did you know the name Godzilla comes from two Japanese words combining gorilla and whale, the original concept for the monster?

    Sure, everyone knows *Godzilla* has made a big-screen comeback this summer, but did you know there's also a hot new novelization of the blockbuster written by noted tie-in author, Greg Cox? On the next *DWP*, Greg returns to our show to talk about all things Godzilla including how he listened to Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla" while he wrote the book, his longtime affection for the monster, and why you should read his book as well as enjoy the big-screen spectacular!

    So Billy J. Kramer meets Godzilla on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, June 17 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. June 18, 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

    Wes Britton's review of Billy J. Kramer's *I Won the Fight* is now up at:
    http://blogcritics.org/music-review-billy-j-kramer-i-won-the-fight/
    Sunday, June 1st, 2014
    4:49 pm
    Wes Britton talks TV Spies on Radio Once More
    This Thursday, June 5, Dr. Wes Britton will be interviewed on Andrew Fielding's "The Thursday Live Show" on "Radio Once More," an on-line station which airs Old-Time radio broadcasts and nostalgia-oriented programming. Andrew and Wes will discuss The Encyclopedia of TV Spies, Wes's book published by BearManor Media. The show airs from 9 to midnight (Eastern time).

    The station's web address is:
    www.radiooncemore.com

    At the top of the home page of the station's website, there is a "To Listen, Click Here" link; when that link is clicked, a "Live 365" Window will open
    up, via which one can hear the station.

    While the station's talk shows are airing, listeners can comment about the shows-in-progress, on the station's Facebook page. That link is:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Once-More/206726779589

    Andrew says Wes will come on sometime between 9:20 to 9:40.

    Hear you then!


    And don't forget about this week's DWP with Toto and The Three Stooges—see announcement below—
    Thursday, May 29th, 2014
    8:52 pm
    Toto & The Three Stooges on Next Dave White Presents
    Toto & The Three Stooges Highlight the next *Dave White Presents*!

    Over the past 35 years, Toto's mega hits have included songs like "Hold The Line," "Rosanna," and "Africa." They've sold over 35 million records including the wildly successful *Toto IV* and *The Seventh One*. Without question, Toto has consistently lived up to the Latin meaning of their band name—"all encompassing."

    On the Tuesday, June 3rd edition of *DWP*, Toto founding member, singer, keyboardist, an songwriter David Paich joins Wes Britton in an in-depth conversation about those 35 years that began with a band of high school buddies who achieved much more than their wildest dreams. Hear the inside story behind the changing line-ups, how the hits were made, and the behind-the-scenes stories of Toto's hot new DVD, *35th Anniversary Tour - Live in Poland*. It's a 2 hour concert demonstrating Toto's range from heavy, guitar crunchin' rock, power ballads, jazzy syncopation, to Progressive rock. Yep, you'll hear a few samples of Toto live and we're sure you'll want more!

    After all that rockin', we thought we'd offer you a comedy classic from the *DWP* archives. In case you missed it first time around, Dave White encores his conversation with David J. Hogan, author of *The Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Head-Thumping Geniuses*. It's a book that digs into the history of all those Columbia shorts starring Larry, Curly, Moe, as well as Shemp, Joe, and the other Joe. Learn about the historical contexts of the films, the behind-the-scenes techniques, and the relationships of a team who've kept us laughing since 1930. How can you not enjoy this one?

    So hot hits from Toto and old-time yucks from the Three Stooges next Tuesday, June 3rd 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. June 4, 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—friend us at--
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

    Wes Britton's review of Toto's *35th Anniversary Tour—Live in Poland* is up at:
    http://blogcritics.org/music-dvd-review-toto-35th-anniversary-tour-live-in-poland/
    Thursday, May 15th, 2014
    2:56 pm
    John Mayall and Drivin N Cryin headline the next DWP!
    John Mayall and Drivin N Cryin Rock on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

    Back when John Mayall was the "Godfather of British Blues," his ever-changing Bluesbreakers included the likes of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, John McVie, and Jack Bruce. That just scratches the surface of a notable rotating cast of players. Then, in 1969 Mayall moved to LA and began working with American musicians to produce a more acoustic jazz/rock fusion. Thereafter, he not only worked with guitarists like Coco Montoya and Sonny Landreth, his albums featured luminaries like Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins, and Mick Taylor.

    In 2013, Mayall turned eighty and showed no signs of slowing down. In fact, his 58th album, *A Special Life*, has just come out and he'll tell you all about it on the next *Dave White Presents*! On our May 20 show, we'll go back in time to find out why so many British players came through the "Bluesbreakers" school, how the music John played back then influenced *A Special Life*, what inspired the new songs on the album, and why he chose to rework some old nuggets with his new band.

    We feel more than honored to have this venerable and highly influential bandleader, songwriter, singer, and musician on *Dave White Presents* and know you'll be knocked out by two of the new songs we'll play for you.

    How do you define the music of Drivin N Cryin? Judging from the last four EPs they've released the past few years, pigeon-holing the band just isn't possible. *Songs From The Laundromat*, for example, was what Southern boogie is all about. *Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones* showed off their punk chops, and *Songs From The Psychedelic Time Clock* took listeners back to the glorious days of '60s garage rock.

    Now, *Songs for the Turntable* completes the cycle with a decided nod to rockin' Americana drawing from the band's Atlanta roots. On the next DWP, songwriter/vocalist Kevn Kinney shares the history of the band, why they decided to release a series of EPs rather than taking two years to make a full album, and what listeners can expect on *Songs for the Turntable*. Yep, we'll play you a few samples to whet your appetite.


    Then, Dave White takes you back to old-time movies with Silver Screen Savant, "Chicago Bill" Hansen. In this new edition of their recurring series of movie reviews, Dave and Bill take a look at new releases of two films. The thriller *The Strange Woman* (1946) stars Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, and Louis Hayward. *Hollow Triumph* (1948) is a noir nugget starring Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett. Should you add them to your summer viewing list?

    Find out on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, May 20 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. May 21, 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 John Mayall's *A Special Life* at—
    http://blogcritics.org/music-review-john-mayall-a-special-life/


    Coming up in June: Billy J. Kramer and Toto's David Paich!
    Friday, May 2nd, 2014
    6:37 pm
    Bill Medley(The Righteous Brothers); Luke Moran (Boys Of Abu Ghraib) on the Next Dave White Present
    Bill Medley talks The Righteous Brothers and Luke Moran discusses *Boys Of Abu Ghraib* on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

    From 1962 to 1968, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield were The Righteous Brothers, best-loved for their hits like "Unchained Melody," "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration," and especially "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," still the most played song in radio history. 1974's "Rock and Roll Heaven" was their last chart success as a duo. Medley went on to a fruitful solo career, including 1987's duet with Jennifer Warnes, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from the soundtrack for *Dirty Dancing*. And that's only a small part of the story.

    On Tuesday, May 6, Bill Medley comes to *Dave White Presents* to talk about his life and career as captured in his new memoir, *The Time of My Life*. In a lengthy, warm, and in-depth conversation with Wes Britton, Bill talks about how it all began and how he was not only one of the singers in the Righteous Brothers, but also a song composer and producer as well. Bill will tell you stories about how the hits were made, his time with Phil Spector, about his friendship with Elvis and how Frank Sinatra gave him voice lessons in Las Vegas. He has much to say about Bobby Hatfield and why the pair had a series of break-ups. Medley poignantly describes the night when Medley himself discovered his partner dead in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Michigan, just hours before the pair were to perform.

    It's hard to imagine a more special interview for *DWP*, and we're extremely proud and honored to have Bill Medley join us. But this show is really a double feature!

    This March, *Boys Of Abu Ghraib* was released as a major motion picture written, directed, produced, and starring Luke Moran. Moran plays soldier Jack Farmer who gets caught up in the actual Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse in 2003 and 2004. Also starring Sean Astin, Scott Patterson, and Omid Abtahi, the film is the story of how and why small-town American soldiers found themselves shocking the world.

    On Tuesday's *DWP*, Luke Moran will tell you about the movie's plot, its message, and what makes this film a different type of war story. You'll hear insights into what soldiers experienced in Iraq and how it affected them. It's a drama that should resonate with anyone who knows someone in uniform.

    So it's Bill Medley and Luke Moran on Tuesday, May 6 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. May 7, 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 *The Time of My Life* at:
    http://blogcritics.org/book-review-the-time-of-my-life-by-bill-medley/
    Thursday, April 17th, 2014
    4:15 pm
    Ian Whitcomb, Bulldog Drummond, and a Book Oprah Really Likes on the Next Dave White Presents!
    Ian Whitcomb, Bulldog Drummond, and a Book Oprah Really Likes on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

    In 1965, Ian Whitcomb's Top 10 hit, "You Turn Me on," made him a bona fide star of the British Invasion. He appeared on shows like *Shindig* and *American Bandstand* and performed with The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and The Kinks. Since then, he's been a versatile renaissance man, an entertainer, singer, songwriter, author, record producer, and actor. A noted expert of the music of the '20s and '30s, he's credited with renewing interest in the ukulele.

    Now, Ian's acting work includes playing the title role in a new radio dramatization of the classic action hero, Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond. Bulldog, of course, was created by novelist H. C. McNeile in 1920. The character not only went on to feature in a series of original novels and sequels until 1983, Alfred Hitchcock wasn't the only film director to dip into the Bulldog Drummond well (as in *The Man Who Knew Too Much*). From 1922 to 1969, few years went by without a Bulldog Adventure on the large or small screen. In 24 films, Drummond was played by the likes of Ronald Coleman, Ralph Richardson, Ray Milland, John Howard, Walter Pidgeon, and Richard Johnson. Without question, Drummond was a major influence on Ian Fleming and one Mr. Bond, James Bond.

    Bulldog Drummond was also a radio star, but he never sounded better than in the new *Bulldog Drummond: A Full Cast Audio Adventure* starring Ian Whitcomb. Running over five hours with period music, sound effects, and produced to emulate the flavor of Old Time Radio, this is the *Bulldog Drummond* for a new generation.

    On Tues. April 22, *Dave White Presents* will explore all things Drummond with two special guests. First, Ian Whitcomb stops by to talk about his musical career, his love of old-fashioned songs, and why he suggested that *Bulldog Drummond* be brought to life anew. Then, we'll talk with Roger Rittner, the scriptwriter and producer of the project who'll describe how he shaped the sonic soundscape of the first of a new exciting series.

    Speaking of writer/producers, that's what Emmy and Peabody award winner Richard Kramer did for TV classics like *Thirtysomething*, *Family*, and *My So-Called Life*. His highly praised debut novel, *These Things Happen*, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2012. Now, Oprah Winfrey has purchased the rights for a HBO movie based on the book.

    In an engaging conversation with Dave White, Kramer gives you the inside track on what the movie promises to be and we're sure you'll be adding *These Things Happen* to your reading list.

    So we'll turn you on with Ian Whitcomb, Bulldog Drummond, and a book Oprah really likes on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, April 22 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. April 23, 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
    Saturday, April 5th, 2014
    2:29 pm
    Dave Mason and More Star Trek on Next Dave White Presents!
    Dave Mason & More *Star Trek* Highlight the Next *Dave White Presents*!

    Back in 1967, multi-instrumentalist Dave Mason came to prominence as a founding member of the ground-breaking band, Traffic. Along with bandmates Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood, Mason penned some of the most memorable songs of the late '60s like "You can All Join In," "Hole in My Shoe," and a hit for Joe Cocker, "Feelin Alright." After his Traffic days, his solo hits included “We Just Disagree” and “Only You Know and I Know." Through the years, he's worked with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Delaney & Bonnie, Graham Nash, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, and Fleetwood Mac.

    On Tues. April 8, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee comes to *Dave White Presents* to talk about his upcoming album, *Future's Past*. It's a look back to his past, alright, with re-workings of Traffic hits like "Dear Mr. Fantasy." Other revised nuggets include "World in Change," "Sad and Deep as You," and, well, you'll just have to join us to find out the inside story to *Future's Past* and what's going on with Dave's current band, Traffic Jam.

    If you heard our last outing, you'll recall Wes Britton sat down with *Star Trek*'s Walter Koenig (Checov) and Marc Cushman, author of the *These Are the Voyages* book series. In a DWP first, Cushman moves over to the interviewer chair to talk with award-winning writer
    John D.F. Black. The conversation covers John's remarkable career, spanning five decades, from the first *Star Trek* (as a writer/producer) to *Hawaii Five-O*
    (as a writer and story consultant) to the first *Shaft* feature film (as screenplay).

    For this conversation, John is joined by his wife Mary, who first worked for him as his Assistant on *Star Trek* in 1966. So both the Blacks will share the stories of a legendary WGA award-winning writer (*Mr. Novak*), Edgar Allen Poe award-winning writer (the TV movie *Thief*), Hugo award nominated writer (the *Star Trek* episode "The Naked Time"), and Emmy nominated writer (*Combat!*).

    So you'll be feelin' alright when you trek with us on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, April 8 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. April 9, 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
    Thursday, March 20th, 2014
    4:59 pm
    Walter Koenig, Allman Brothers, and 50 Film Directors on Next Dave White Presents!
    Star Trekking with Walter Koenig, The Allman Brothers, and the Final Films of Hollywood's Greatest Directors on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

    Among the new faces on the second season of *Star Trek* was a young ensign named Pavel Chekov, played by Russian-American actor Walter Koenig. You remember Chekov—the one with the bad Monkees wig, the screams, and the claims that pretty much every cultural innovation occurred in Russia. But, as chronicled in author Marc Cushman's *These Are the Voyages- The True History of Star Trek: The Original Series, Season Two*, Chekov wasn't the only change in the series.

    On March 25, DWP digs into the story of *Star Trek's* second year when both Marc Cushman and Walter Koenig join together to take you behind-the-scenes of a legendary time. Even the most knowledgeable fans will likely hear new surprises as Marc discusses the role of producers Gene Coon and D.C. Fontana and why his book has more information on how all the episodes were created than any previous history. And, even though Walter has been answering fan questions for years at all those cons, you should expect stories you've not heard before as well! For example, Walter shares how he looked over the scripts to see if he was still in the show and why he didn't have a contract, how *Star Trek* has impacted his family, how he felt going to Russia at the invitation of *Babylon 5* fans, and why he thinks you should buy Marc's book! After all these years, even a major participant in the legend learned many things he didn't know—

    In 1971, the Allman Brothers Band hit the big-time with their classic *At the Fillmore* live double-album. Back then, the group was led by virtuoso guitarist Duane Allman along with his brother Gregg (vocals, organ), Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals), Berry Oakley (bass), and dual drummers Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson. Within a year, both Duane and Berry had died. The ABB re-grouped and had their most popular success in 1973 with "Ramblin' Man." After that, the institution of the Allman Brothers Band went through so many twists and turns that the full story is a very complex saga indeed.

    Ironically, we know now that 2014 is the last year of the ABB, so Alan Paul's *ONE WAY OUT: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS* is the perfect time for all the participants of the group to tell their own story. *One Way Out* is just that—over 60 musicians, managers, roadies, and sisters share their perspectives about how it all unfolded. Paul tells you what his book does that none has offered before in an in-depth and often surprising interview with Wes Britton. It all goes back to the vision of Duane Allman, and we'll play some musical samples to remind you why Duane remained an important influence on his group, even four decades after his passing.


    It was just a few months back when producer and film critic Nat Segalof came to DWP to discuss his book, *STIRLING SILLIPHANT: THE FINGERS OF GOD*. On our next show, Nat returns, this time to discuss even more Hollywood directors, *Final Cuts: The Last Films Of 50 Great Directors*. Drawing from access to private papers, production records, never-before-published interviews, and specialized archives, *Final Cuts* is intriguing readers by who was featured and who wasn't in his book. Nat and Dave White talk about how the directors were chosen and discuss the final films of folks like Robert Altman, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Zinneman, and Sidney Lumet among others. This is one conversation for you to compare your own ideas with those of two very knowledgeable film buffs—

    So it's variety entertainment again with a TV classic, a powerhouse rock institution, and a look back to memorable movies on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, March 25 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. March 26, 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 Marc Cushman's *These Are the Voyages- The True History of Star Trek: The Original Series, Season Two* at:
    http://blogcritics.org/book-review-these-are-the-voyages-season-two-by-marc-cushman-and-susan-osborn/

    Read Wes Britton's review of Alan Paul's *ONE WAY OUT: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS* at:
    http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-One-Way-Out-The-Inside-Story-of-5302615.php
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