The latest edition of Life Elsewhere features acclaimed Creative Director Robert Newman who talks about his impressive and painstakingly curated article for Adweek titled 101 Kick-Ass Music Covers: The most awesome, iconic and controversial magazine images of the last 80 years. Newman, a regular contributor to Life Elsewhere tells Norman B he spent many late nights pouring over literally thousands of magazine covers to finally come up with his top 101. “A difficult and intimidating task”, says Newman, “but I knew some covers just had to be included, for instance, the brilliant and at the time, the controversial Vanity Fair cover, featuring Cindy Crawford pretending to shave K.D. Lange“. Newman continues, “Its hard to believe that twenty years ago this cover caused so much outrage!”
Also on the show, Miami-based author, Shelly Gitlow,who explains her funny, racy new novel, Dispatches From Paradise. Gitlow has crafted a Sex In The City meets 50 Shades Of Grey scenario, with three distinct and unforgettable characters. One of which, Norman B jokingly suggests he may know!
David Letterman announced his retirement from Late Night, a week later Stephen Colbert signs on with CBS to take over. In turn this news prompted one of America’s top comedians to be outraged. We discuss with Creative Loafing’s Arts & Entertainment Editor, Julie Garisto.
This week’s Hit That Never Was selected by a listener named Chris, is a curious cover of the Phil Spector classic, He’s a Rebel by The Morning Benders