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101 Kick-Ass Music Covers With Creative Director Robert Newman – Download The Podcast Now!

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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!”

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Also on the show, Miami-based author, Shelly Gitlow,who explains her funny, racy new novel, Dispatches From ParadiseGitlow 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 retireLimbaughment 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

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101 Music Covers – Sexy Grandma – Late Night Outrage

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In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, acclaimed Creative Director Robert Newman 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 some covers I just knew had to be included, like the brilliant and at the time, the outrageous Vanity Fair cover featuring Cindy Crawford (pretend) shaving K.D. Lange“.

Miami-based author, Shelly Gitlow 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.

David Letterman announces his retireLimbaughment from Late Night:, a week later Stephen Colbert signs on to take over and one of America’s top comedians is outraged. We discuss with Creative Loafing’s Arts & Entertainment Editor, Julie Garisto.

Late Night Without Letterman

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David Letterman suddenly announced he will be retiring from his long-run hosting Late Night in 2015. Speculation now runs high as to who could possibly fill his shoes? How does Dave leaving late night TV effect the two Jimmies? Could Conan get the gig? Is it time for a woman to go up against the guys in late night? Are Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert’s names short-listed? We’ll ask these and more questions about the future of late night television with our special guest, Julie Garisto, Arts and Entertainment editor for Creative Loafing

Life Elsewhere
Monday, 9.00am EDT, March 7
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No News Is Good News?

Are we better off not being informed by news? Cable news, of every persuasion manages to create drama out of the slightest tick. Network news continues to stumble and fail, while attempting to compete with The Daily Show and Colbert for quizzical content. Local TV news see nothing but murder and mayhem and the occasional cute puppy. What’s left of print media publishes regurgitated lackluster diatribes. Poor old radio-news is squished forlornly between mad-hatters on the commercial side or mostly dull plodding presumptuousness on the non-commercial outlets. And the blogosphere is seemingly overrun with gossip, innuendo, fairy tales and trite speculation. Should we be suspicious and critical of the news-reporting available? Are we receiving actual news or is it agenda-based entertainment, depending on the bias of the outlet? Could we make better decisions about politics and social matters if the news we receive was unadorned? Is that possible? Join us when we search for answers on the next edition of Life Elsewhere

Monday 9th at 9.00am EST

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