Sometimes it helps to ask if there’s anything you can do. A little over a year ago, Pigeon O’Brien, a longtime friend to many of us at Popdose, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of cancer that attacks plasma cells. It’s incurable, but treatable. Coincidentally, multiple myeloma has been in the news recently as a result of Tom Brokaw’s newly published memoir detailing his own battle with it. Shortly thereafter, Leslie Liberatore sent an e-mail to our founder, Jeff Giles, and me to express her sadness and to marvel at how Pigeon was dealing with this life-threatening news – at least on Facebook – with her wonderful sense of humor. Knowing that her medical bills would pile up, that question – “Is there anything we can do?” – came up. So often that’s an empty gesture. We’ve all heard it; we’ve all said it at various times. But Jeff immediately came upon the idea of a benefit CD. He had a handful of live performances from the Matt N’ Jeff Radio Hour and …
Richard Marx joins us to talk about his new album Beautiful Goodbye, writing songs with Ringo Starr and why it’s okay to break all of the rules.
Kenny Loggins and the Blue Sky Riders returned to Cleveland. We were there.
The Blue Sky Riders might be the best band you’ve never heard of (featuring a few people you might be familiar with).