Category Archives: Madonna

Marty Friedman – A Disarmingly Frank Interview

“In the same week I auditioned for Megadeth, I also auditioned for Madonna!” Confides, celebrated Heavy Metal guitar wizard, Marty Friedman. With his signature probing, yet genial interview style, Norman B engages Friedman, in a disarmingly frank conversation. “In the music business, there are several levels of where you are at, and it has nothing to do with your ability,” continues Marty, “but, people treat

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Did You Miss Liza Long, Jeffrey Kluger & Glass Cake?

The latest edition of Life Elsewhere features Norman B’s deft interview with Liza Long, author of The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness, an excruciatingly honest portrayal of what it’s like to be the mom of a child with serious mental illness. When Liza heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” Liza‘s 13-year-old son lives with mental

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Next On Life Elsewhere

When Liza Long heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” Liza‘s 13-year-old son lives with mental illness and she equated their struggle with many other mothers and sons, including Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old Newtown, Mass., man guilty of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. She posted a heart-wrenching cry for help on her blog: “I am

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