Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Two Hundred Thirteen

It’s been a while since you’ve heard a “new” episode of Radio City… (this episode was recorded in mid-March) but it’s been an interesting period for both Jon and Rob as life carries them along on its tide of shifts and changes.  In a personal shift, Rob talks frankly and directly about his recent job change which affected his health, his psyche and the difficulties in balancing rationality and his now-unemployment scenario; the serious side of the discussion includes a look at what stress will do quickly and powerfully and how he was able to try and work his way around it.  Jon discusses the ups-and-downs of seeing movies in the theatre after the pandemic and how Hollywood has tried to draw people back (but haven’t been successful in the grand scheme); he dissects having watched the Oscars and being non-plussed – Rob opines on how movies in the theatre are meant to entertain, which is why he refuses to “pay to be bludgeoned by an agenda” and lack of quality writing.

The farewells during March are heartfelt – Raquel Welch, Burt Bachrach, Gary Rossington, Spot, Wayne Shorter and David Crosby – and deep; the conversation then turns to sports, which at that moment, gave Rob a lot of hope and optimism (!); the bankruptcy of a major sports network; Jon shares his great news about being a presenter at the Appalachian Awards; the (still ongoing) headaches of travel and an overdue return to the (beloved) “In Our Heads” segment on unexpectedly “funny” songs.

So listen in; it’s a guarantee that you will find something (if not everything) to relate to…

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Two Hundred Thirteen

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About the Author

Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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