As one of the most respected journalists covering pop culture during the ’60s thru the ‘00s, Carl Arrington has assembled a rare series of interviews with a who’s who of the biggest names in music and film, along with esteemed authors of the day.
As music editor for People Magazine and stints at the NY Post and Detroit Free Press, Arrington has spent hundreds of hours talking to the most major influential talents of the era including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bob Seger, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Carrie Fisher, Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Patti Smith, Nora Ephron and scores of others – often at crucial moments in the course of their iconic careers. His interview with Tina Turner was featured in the recent award-winning HBO documentary “TINA!”
This unique collection of original audio tapes, the CARL ARRINGTON ARCHIVE, eloquently captures the voices of artists in their own words, revealing their most intimate thoughts and dreams as they sat down for lengthy conversations with Arrington, who had a gift for creating a safe haven for them to share what was going on in their hearts and minds.
As a freelance writer for Time Magazine and Rolling Stone as well as a rock critic and editor for the legendary Circus Magazine, cultural commentator for CBS Radio and People Magazine and a movie reviewer, Arrington’s encyclopedic knowledge and talent allowed him to chronicle what many consider a peak time in the world of entertainment and offer a truly authentic glimpse into the lives of these legendary artists.
BARRY REYNOLDS, KNOWN FOR HIS WORK WITH MARIANNE FAITHFULL, GRACE JONES, BAABA MAAL, JOE COCKER, BLACK UHURU AND SO MANY MORE, WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE LEGENDARY COMPASS POINT ALLSTARS, ALONG WITH SLY & ROBBIE, MIKEY CHUNG AND WALLY BADAROU, AMONG OTHERS…
THROUGHOUT THIS IN-DEPTH SERIES OF INTERVIEWS WITH NEW YORK DJ/MUSICOLOGIST AND MUSIC JOURNALIST GREG CAZ, BARRY REVEALS HIS FASCINATING STORY FROM LANCASHIRE TO LONDON, NASSAU TO NYC, CREATING SOME OF ROCK-N-ROLL AND REGGAE’S MOST GROUND-BREAKING ALBUMS AND SESSIONS.
BARRY TALKS ABOUT GROWING UP FAST AS A TALENTED GUITAR PLAYING YOUNG TEENAGER IN AND AROUND THE BLUES SCENE IN LONDON AND THE EARLY BEATLES ERA IN HAMBURG, TO EVENTUALLY CREATING THE CLASSIC ALBUM “BROKEN ENGLISH” WITH MARIANNE FAITHFUL AND CREATING SOME OF ISLAND RECORDS’ GREATEST ALBUMS AT COMPASS POINT STUDIOS IN NASSAU, BAHAMAS. BARRY IS A GREAT RACONTEUR AND GENTLEMAN, AND “INSIDE BARRY REYNOLDS” WILL NOT ONLY ENTERTAIN YOU, BUT IT IS A FRONT ROW SEAT TO SOME OF THE GREATEST WESTERN MUSIC EVER MADE!
MUSIC JOURNALIST/MUSICOLOGIST AND DJ GREG CAZ HOSTS THIS THREE-PART EXCLUSIVE SERIES (ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST PLATFORM). INTRODUCED BY NEW YORK RADIO PRO DELPHINE BLUE
KEVIN COOK SPENT TWO YEARS PUTTING TOGETHER THE STORY OF THE INFLUENTIAL ENTERTAINER, TV PIONEER AND UNSUNG HERO FLIP WILSON. WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE COMIC LEGEND’S SON KEVIN WILSON, HE CREATED THE LONG-OVERDUE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY “FLIP: THE INSIDE STORY OF AMERICA’S FIRST BLACK SUPERSTAR”
SNIPPETS FROM THE SORDID AND NOT-SO-SORDID LIVES IN THE URBAN LGBTQ+ WORLD OF NYC STAND-UP AND COMEDY WRITING TEAM SHERRIE FELL AND KYLE MCCLURE.
WHAT EXACTLY IS “QUEER LIFE IN THE CITY,” YOU MAY ASK? THE DEFINITION OF QUEER IS SUBJECTIVE. THROUGH THEIR ALTER EGOS “SAM” AND “ALIX,” KYLE AND SHERRIE EXPLORE THE TRUE AND NOT SO TRUE EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE AFFECTED THEM AS THEY BRING YOU INTO A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL WORLD OF NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS, ALLIES AND ACQUAINTANCES ON THIS ORIGINAL MONTHLY SERIES OF SCRIPTED SKITS AND CHARACTER STUDIES.
SHERRIE FELL IS A WRITER AND COMEDIAN WHO’S PERFORMED AT CAROLINE’S, GOTHAM AND MANY OTHER CLUBS AROUND NYC. SHE GRADUATED FROM NYU AND ATTENDED THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS. OVER THE YEARS, SHERRIE PRODUCED AND HOSTED THREE RADIO SHOWS FOR WPS1 MOMA AND HAS WRITTEN SEVERAL SCREENPLAYS AND THE PILOT EPISODE FOR A NEW TELEVISION SERIES.
KYLE MCCLURE IS A (M)AD MAN WHO IS THRILLED TO JOIN CREATIVE FORCES WITH SHERRIE FELL ON QUEER CITY CONFIDENTIAL. A BORN AND RAISED PITTSBURGHER, KYLE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND LEFT THE NEST FOR SOUTH AMERICA BEFORE LANDING IN NYC. WHEREVER HE IS, THERE ARE NEW PEOPLE AND NEW STORIES TO BE HEARD AND, NOW, TO BE BROUGHT TO LIFE ON QUEER CITY CONFIDENTIAL.
QUEER CITY CONFIDENTIAL ON JASONCHARLES.NET PODCAST NETWORK IS SPONSORED BY DYKE BEER. DYKE BEER WAS FOUNDED BY TWO QUEER ACTIVISTS IN BROOKLYN TO INTRODUCE THE CITY TO A BEER BREWED IN THE NAME OF SUPPORTING QUEER SPACES AND PROMOTING LGBTQ+ HISTORY. DYKE BEER IS AN AMERICAN SAISON WITH BALANCED NOTES OF BLACK TEA, CAMOMILE, WHITE PEPPER AND BUBBLEGUM. FOLLOW THEM ON INSTAGRAM TO KEEP UP WITH THEIR LOCATIONS AND EVENTS @DYKEBEER …YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A DYKE TO DRINK DYKE BEER!
NEW YORK-BASED PROFESSIONAL ACTOR CHRIS SHELLER HAS BEEN CREATING, DEVELOPING, AND PERFORMING IN NEW YORK AND INTERNATIONAL THEATER SINCE THE NINETIES. SHELLER COMES FULL CIRCLE WITH BOGOSIAN, WHOSE WORK HE INTERPRETED ON STAGE IN DRAMA SCHOOL WITH A SOLO PERFORMANCE OF “DRINKING IN AMERICA.” BOTH BOGOSIAN’S WORDS AND SHELLER’S INTERPRETIVE TALENT HAVE ONLY GOTTEN STRONGER AND MORE POWERFUL WITH AGE, AS HEARD IN THIS EXCLUSIVE SELECTION OF EIGHT MONOLOGUES FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT’S “ESSENTIAL” COLLECTION, INCLUDING:
DRINKING IN AMERICA (1985), FUNHOUSE (1983), MEN INSIDE (1981) AND VOICES OF AMERICA (1982)