Hello! And thank you for checking out my debut post on WBEZ.org.
It’s an honor to be part of an organization that I’ve enjoyed for so long as a reader and listener, even that year they decided to broadcast a show every night about what was going on in Canada.
When site producer Justin Kaufmann asked me to be a blogger, my answer was a no-brainer: “Can I immediately post something positive about Springsteen after every time DeRogatis insults him?”
Honestly, I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of WBEZ.org — though I was (and still am) intimidated by the lineup Justin had already built.
Along with DeRogatis (my all-time favorite writer about music, Springsteen notwithstanding), there was also Amy Krouse Rosenthal! And Lee Bey! And Achy Obejas! And Steve Dolinsky, before he quit because, rumor has it, the WBEZ lunchroom refused to put his headshot up in the window. ("The best vending machine in the city. Thanks for the Beech-Nut gum! — Steve")
So, I hope my blog measures up. I’ll be brief in my description of what this space will be about: For the last eight years or so, I’ve written a humor column, and for the last three I’ve hosted The Interview Show, a talk show at The Hideout.
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