The Really Real Spud Goodman?

Spud Goodman researching his nearest shower options after interviewing Mr. Trump

There are many things to say about Spud Goodman, but that task is better left to the host of The Spud Goodman Show. The perplexing, spatula-wielding and Pepto Bismol-drinking talk show host came to prominence in the middle 80’s, first on local cable TV, then in national syndication and most recently with his highly-rated, radio show and Podcast. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, we go where no one has ventured before, we ask Spud about Spud Goodman. “I’ve been a fan and intrigued by Spud for many, many years.” Says Life Elsewhere host, Norman B, adding, Is Goodman a conundrum or just confused?” The two old friends sat down for a reliably unpredictable conversation, “Is there anyone you regret having on your show?” Asks Norman B, “Well,” replies Goodman, “I did have Donald Trump on my TV show and I felt like I needed multiple showers afterward.”

Also in the next edition of Life Elsewhere new music from Wellington, NewZealand by Grayson Gilmour, who has been making wonderful sounds since the early 2000’s. From Grayson Gilmour’s new album, Otherness you’ll hear Don’t Let It Get You!

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The Real Tony Montana(s)?

In answer to the question, “Was the truth hard to decipher?” Roben Farzad admits when dealing with notorious cocaine dealers, where each and everyone suggests that they were the role model for Tony Montana in Scarface”You have to select and trust your research carefully.” Farzad replies. His new book, Hotel Scarface Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami is a fantastical read. No details, no matter how gruesome or potentially unbelievable are spared. Roben tells the story of Miami’s notorious Mutiny Hotel with delicious enthusiasm and if prompted will manage a spot-on impersonation of one of the extraordinary cast of characters. Roben Farzad joins Norman B to talk about Hotel Scarface in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

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A Conversation With Seattle’s Enigmatic Peter Miller

Peter Miller at his store in Pioneer Square, Seattle, photographed by Sabina Curti

“You judge a shop like mine by the books I don’t have,” says Peter Miller the enigmatic Seattle bookshop owner. Long before the online bookseller based in the same city became a ubiquitous household name, Miller had carved out a unique niche with a thoughtfully restrained store selling wonderful books on architecture and design. Anyone who has had the fortune to stop into his emporium and ask the often-slightly-disheveled owner a question will be rewarded with an answer that could veer off in as many directions as the number of books on his precisely arranged shelves.  “A book sits mute until you open it,” he announces. Then, pausing, seemingly waiting for a response, he continues with a flourish of words that convince you, Peter Miller loves what he does, and he will talk for as long as it takes to convince you of his passion. Along with being an arbiter of style, Peter is the author of two books on another of his obsessions, food, Five Ways to Cook Asparagus (and Other Recipes): The Art and Practice of Making Dinner and Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal. Peter Miller will be Norman B’s guest on the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

“What music would I curate for Peter Miller’s store?” asked Norman B. He offers two examples, from Melbourne, Australia, Tiny Little Houses with You Tore Out My Heart and from Derry, Ireland, Ryan Vail with Mirrors..

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Women In Politics

As Donald Trump loomed behind her in the 2nd Presidential debate, Hillary Clinton says her “skin crawled”. In her new book, What Happenedshe reveals her most detailed comments about what happened during one of the campaign’s more memorable moments. Clinton calls this an attempt to “pull back the curtain” on her losing bid for the presidency. “This is not okay, I thought,” Recalls Clinton in her book. “It was the second presidential debate and Donald Trump was looming behind me. Two days before, the world heard him brag about groping women. Now we were on a small stage and no matter where I walked, he followed me closely, staring at me, making faces. It was incredibly uncomfortable. He was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled. It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching, ‘Well, what would you do?’ Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, ‘Back up, you creep. Get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women, but you can’t intimidate me, so back up.” The peculiar and disturbing performance by Trump was ridiculed on Saturday Night Live, where the soundtrack to Jaws was used to empathize Trump’s predatory stalking of the first woman to run for the office of President in the United States. The publication of Clinton’s book drew attention again on Trump’s deplorable behavior, in turn, this led us to ask Lucia Graves back to Life Elsewhere to explore the state of Women In Politics. Lucia, an accomplished writer for The Guardian last spoke with us about her must-read article on The Most Dangerous Company Most People Have Never Heard Of.

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On First Listen

On first listen, you’ll know you have to hear it again. How Much Is Enough? is one of those rare songs that immediately captures your attention. Is it the plaintive, almost fragile voice? Yes, but you quickly realize the singer’s voice has depth and power as she clearly annunciates the song’s title. Could it be the delicate guitar coda? Yes, but the bridge with the unexpected jazz-like bass also prompts another listen. And, as you listen yet again, an inevitable round of trainspotting will result in the reverent acknowledgment of a long-established and acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter. A name, Montreal-based, Dana Gavanski easily mentions in her interview for Life Elsewhere. This is her first time chatting for a broadcast as she innocently asks, “What do you want to know?” of the first question. Dana’s unassuming honesty in the conversation is beguiling almost at odds with the complexity and maturity of her music. Her new beautiful single, How Much Is Enough?, taken from her debut EP, Spring Demos, is out on September 12th on Fox Food Records.    

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