Gabby Parsons

What does Gabby have to say?





Favorite Live from Studio M's

Probably the best part of my job is getting a chance to meet and interview some of my favorite artists. Here is a short list of some of my favorite Studio M's. We, of course, have to start with Trey Anastasio. Phish had broken up  at the time and his solo album had just been released. Of course, I was SO excitedto meet him.  What a gentleman. I waked into the room and he says " Hi, I'm Trey, thanks for having me". I told him this was the second biggest thrill in my life, next to making Frank Zappa  laugh. I knew Trey was a Zappa fan, and that led to a nice long pre-interview chat about Frank. Heaven!trey When  Paolo Nutini came by the first time, he was still about 19 years old. He is a totally sweetie pie, but he spoke in such a strong Scottish brogue it was hard to understand him. It didn't help that he kept his head down and spoke very softly. Half the time I didn't even understand what he was saying, but the music was great, so it didn't matter. During the interview he talked about how much he likes  soul music and I turned him onto Brit blue-eyed soul singer James Hunter. The next time Paolo came through, the first thing he said to me was " I really like that James Hunter album you gave me". I had even forgotten I had given it to him, so I was impressed with his memory and graciousness. James Hunter was here about a year ago to open for Susan Tedeschi at the Barrymore. It was a Saturday and we invited both Susan and James to come in for a Studio M. Jonathan was interviewing Susan, and James was to come in after that. Except he showed up at the same time. I was very excited to meet him because I am totally in love with his music. I was quite nervous when he arrived, but after hanging in the green room for 45 minutes telling jokes and generally fooling around, the interview felt like chatting with an old friend. Young Davy Knowles of Back Door Slam came in by himself. At first I was not too pleased because he only plays with a few other artists and why was he coming alone to play acoustic when he can rock out? Well, I learned what shredding sounds like on an acoustic guitar and I give major  props to him, You may not know, because we edited it out, but, I accidentally called him Danny in the intro,  and now that is a private joke between us. How cool is that! More tomorrow.. including Warren Haynes who almost made me cry,  Dan Hicks  who tried to give me a hard time, and a band I have stayed in touch with over the years, De Sol.

Tags :  
Social :


Share This: | More


 
12/21/2009 10:19AM
Favorite Live from Studio M's
Please Enter Your Comments Below
12/21/2009 11:06PM
fd
Happy X'mas........
04/05/2010 5:24AM
james hunter band
[...] recordings from The Who; Plus new music from James Brown, Average White Band and Earth, Wind ...1055 Triple M Favorite Live from Studio M'sDuring the interview he talked about how much he likes soul music and I turned him onto Brit [...]
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
2 Minute Promise
Submit
World's Worst iPod: Patrick Hernandez "Born to be Alive"
A lot of disco lovers must have been tuning in, because Wednesday's World's Worst iPod song seemed to get more yes votes than just about any other song we've ever featured. The song made it up to #16 in the United States,and was the only...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Eric Carmen "Make Me Lose Control"
For some reason, both Jonathan and Kitty had a special place in their hearts for this 1988 hit by Eric Carmen. "Make Me Lose Control" was a follow-up to "Hungry Eyes," which was on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. It never appeared on an Eric Carmen...
Read More
Five Things You Didn't Know About Elvis
Had he lived, Elvis Presley would have turned 80 years old today. He's a rock and roll icon, but there are some facts about him that may have slipped by you over the years. 1. When he met with members of Led Zeppelin in 1973, he traded watches...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: M. McCoo and Billy Davis Jr " You Don't Have to be a Star...
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. were already big stars in 1976 when they released the song "You Don't Have To Be A Star To Be In My Show). The husband and wife team were former members of the hit group The 5th Dimension. This song was on the...
Read More
Kellie the Digital Director's Top Albums from 2014
10. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold I have to admit something. After reading all my fellow coworkers lists, I saw First Aid Kit appearing multiple times, and I had no idea who they were. I've only listened to this album once while writing my list,...
Read More
Nick the Web Guy's Top 10 Albums of 2014
10) Little Feat – Live in Holland 1976 Can you ever get enough Little Feat? Newly released set from the band in its prime. 9) Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music A psychedelic walk down a country road. 8)...
Read More
Gabby's Top 10 Albums of the Year
1. Saint Paul and the Broken Bones - "Half the City" I declared this to be my favorite album of the year when I first heard it back in January. It still is. 2. Paolo Nutini - "Caustic Love" I waited 5 years for a new...
Read More
Lindsay's Top Albums of 2014
1. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold Folk vintage - yet modern. The sister duo, which I thought may edge into the slightly obnoxious, was captivating. Their high pitched harmonies that ring throughout every song, sell every second. There were some seriously...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
World's Worst iPod: Patrick Hernandez "Born to be Alive"
A lot of disco lovers must have been tuning in, because Wednesday's World's Worst iPod song seemed to get more yes votes than just about any other song we've ever featured. The song made it up to #16 in the United States,and was the only...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Eric Carmen "Make Me Lose Control"
For some reason, both Jonathan and Kitty had a special place in their hearts for this 1988 hit by Eric Carmen. "Make Me Lose Control" was a follow-up to "Hungry Eyes," which was on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. It never appeared on an Eric Carmen...
Read More
Five Things You Didn't Know About Elvis
Had he lived, Elvis Presley would have turned 80 years old today. He's a rock and roll icon, but there are some facts about him that may have slipped by you over the years. 1. When he met with members of Led Zeppelin in 1973, he traded watches...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: M. McCoo and Billy Davis Jr " You Don't Have to be a Star...
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. were already big stars in 1976 when they released the song "You Don't Have To Be A Star To Be In My Show). The husband and wife team were former members of the hit group The 5th Dimension. This song was on the...
Read More
Kellie the Digital Director's Top Albums from 2014
10. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold I have to admit something. After reading all my fellow coworkers lists, I saw First Aid Kit appearing multiple times, and I had no idea who they were. I've only listened to this album once while writing my list,...
Read More
Nick the Web Guy's Top 10 Albums of 2014
10) Little Feat – Live in Holland 1976 Can you ever get enough Little Feat? Newly released set from the band in its prime. 9) Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music A psychedelic walk down a country road. 8)...
Read More
Gabby's Top 10 Albums of the Year
1. Saint Paul and the Broken Bones - "Half the City" I declared this to be my favorite album of the year when I first heard it back in January. It still is. 2. Paolo Nutini - "Caustic Love" I waited 5 years for a new...
Read More
Lindsay's Top Albums of 2014
1. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold Folk vintage - yet modern. The sister duo, which I thought may edge into the slightly obnoxious, was captivating. Their high pitched harmonies that ring throughout every song, sell every second. There were some seriously...
Read More
Categories
Archives