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Exclusive Interview With Ian “Mac” McLagan

Ian McLagan & Norman B

Ian McLagan & Norman B

In the next edition of Life Elsewhere we proudly present Part One of Norman B’s exclusive interview with Ian McLagan, the legendary keyboard player with the Small Faces and Faces, who went on as a backing player with The Rolling Stones. Mac has also played in the studio and on stage with an extraordinary list of rock and roll luminaries. In what Mac describes as a cozy fireside chat, he shares with Norman B, personal stories and recollections of his early days in the music business. We urge you not to miss this intimate conversation. Here is a sample of what you can expect:

Also in the program Boris Johnson, the outspoken and sometimes controversial Mayor of London talks with Norman B about his new book The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made HistoryDoes Boris offer a new perspective on Britain’s revered statesman? Norman B invites you to join in the conversation by emailing your questions for Boris Johnson to: info (at) lifeelsewhere (dot) co

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Mac & Boris

 Ian McLagan was the keyboard player with the Small Faces and Faces, then went on as a backing player with The Rolling Stones. Back in 60’s, Mac went to Art School in London, the same Art School Norman B attended a year or so later. Earlier this year, Mac and Norman ran into each backstage at a charity event in Seattle, where the former Small Faces member suggested the two silver-haired ex-art students should get together for what Mac describes as a cozy, fireside chat. On the next edition of Life Elsewhere, you’ll hear Part One of Norman B’s exclusive interview with Ian McLagan recounting his discovery of the blues and joining the Small Faces. Life in the quintessential Mod band and the crazy non-stop routine of a pop star. He talks about the beginning and the end of Faces and gives us a peak into what it was like recording with The Rolling Stones plus the often unglamorous life of being on the road with the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Mac offers his opinions on Punk, keyboard players he admires and his favorite keyboards. He recounts the ups and the downs, the truths and the untruths of rock ‘n’ roll and why his muse was so crucial in his life. McLagan discusses his latest album United States and his currant musical cohorts The Bump Band, based out of his adopted home of Austin, Texas.

Boris Johnson was born one year before the death of the subject of his new book, The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History. The outspoken and sometimes controversial Mayor of London had no living experience of the idiosyncratic politician, so why the fascination with Winston Churchill? Does Boris offer a new perspective on Britain’s revered statesman? Norman B invites you to join in the conversation by emailing your questions for Boris Johnson to: info (at) lifeelsewhere (dot) co

Podcasts of Life Elsewhere are available at Stitcher
Life Elsewhere airs Mondays at 9.00am ET 
WMNF 88.5fm

 

Coming Soon To Life Elsewhere

Life Elsewhere’s stellar line-up of guests continues with an exclusive interview with Ian McLagan, the famed keyboardist for Small Faces and Faces. Edited selections of Norman B’s exclusive interview will air on upcoming editions of Life Elsewhere. The full unexpurgated interview will be available for download only at Life Elsewhere. You’ll hear Norman & Mac reminisce about growing up in post World War Two Britain, the swinging sixties and going to the same art school, discovering the Blues and Mac joining Small Faces, the quintessential Mod band and the crazy non-stop life of a pop star. He talks about the beginning and the end of Faces and gives us a peak into what it was like recording with The Rolling Stones plus the often unglamorous life of being on the road with the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Ian McLagan offers his opinions on Punk, keyboard players he admires and his favorite keyboards. He recounts the ups and the downs, the truths and the untruths of rock ‘n’ roll and why his muse was so crucial in his life. McLagan discusses his latest album United States and his currant musical cohorts The Bump Band, based out of his adopted home of Austin, Texas.

Gary Wright best known for his 1976 hit songs Dream Weaver and Love Is Alive and for his role in helping establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music has just written a book, aptly titled Dream Weaver with the subtitle, A Memoir; Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison. Norman B explores all of these topics and more in an special interview with Gary Wright.

Erin Arvedlund is a financial writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of the book about the rise and fall of Bernard Madoff, Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie MadoffErin joins Life Elsewhere to talk with Norman B about her latest book, Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions, which documents the interest rate rigging scandals that emerged out of the 2008 financial crisis. Our focus on the financial world continues with Martin Wolf one of the world’s most influential economic commentators, who talks about his new book, The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned— and Have Still to Learn —from the Financial Crisis. Both Erin Arvedlund and Martin Wolf have written books that read like fiction, but as the saying goes: Truth is stranger than fiction. 

Also coming up on Life Elsewhere longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for WiredClive Thompson, who has written Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better. This is a timely look at how technology boosts our cognitive abilities—making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever.

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The Ian “Mac” McLagan Interviews

Ian McLagan & Norman B

Ian McLagan & Norman B

We are very excited to announce, Norman B just completed part two of his exclusive interview with Ian McLagan, the legendary keyboard player, best known as a member of Small Faces and Faces. Mac shares intimate recollections of post World War Two London, going to art school and discovering the Blues then joining the quintessential Mod band and the crazy non-stop life of a pop star. He talks about the beginning and the end of Faces and gives us a peak into what it was like recording with The Rolling Stones plus the often unglamorous life of being on the road with the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Ian McLagan gives his opinions on Punk, keyboard players he admires and his favorite keyboards. He recounts the ups and the downs, the truths and the untruths of rock ‘n’ roll and why his muse was so crucial in his life. McLagan discusses his latest album United States and his currant musical cohorts The Bump Band, based out of his adopted home of Austin, Texas. Edited selections of Norman B’s exclusive interview will air on upcoming editions of Life Elsewhere. The full unexpurgated interview will be available for download, only here at Lifeelsewhere.co. Details to follow shortly.

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