“Top Notch Radio Host! I enjoyed the interview — rare that I’m asked questions which cause me to have to think so much!” Tweeted Allen Salkin after appearing on the latest edition of Life Elsewhere.
Hear Norman B’s in-depth interview with Allen Salkin, author of From Scratch: The Uncensored History of the Food Network. Allen reveals the behind-the-scenes history and dishes the dirt on the egos and feuds of the people who made a fledgling upstart into a Cable TV empire. He tells fascinating stories about the network’s most polarizing figures, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Anthony Bourdain, Robert Irvine and of course, Paula Deen. “This is a must-read book!” Says Norman B “Listen to the interview and you’ll understand why.”
Another book Norman B recommends is Whisk(e)y Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life, written by his second guest, Heather Greene, a Spirits Sommelier. Heather‘s book is full of facts and details, witty observations, beautiful photographs and intriguing illustrations. She enthusiastically shares her wealth of knowledge about a subject that’s rife with misinformation, myths and half-truths.
The program would not be complete without the latest Hit That Never Was, this week featuring a very rare Northern Soul favorite with an unusual history. Recorded in 1969, but for over three decades it lay in the archives of record producer and musician Dave Hamilton, one of the unsung heroes of the Detroit soul scene. A box of tape-reels marked simply ”The Possible Little Ann Album” were discovered by two British soul enthusiasts at Hamilton’s home in 1988. Deep Shadows was recorded by Little Ann, who sadly died in 2003, but she did get to hear her efforts get some acclaim, mostly from the British Northern Soul scene.
Next week we’ll have a live studio discussion on Florida Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions, an initiative that will appear on the November 4, 2014, ballot in the state of Florida. If enacted this measure would allow for the cultivation, purchase, possession and use of medical cannabis to treat certain medical conditions when recommended by a physician. If you have an opinion on either side of this Amendment 2, we would like to hear from you, send your email comments or questions to Norman B (at) Life Elsewhere (dot) co (thats C O).