NEW JACK JOHNSON CLASSIC INTERVIEW PLAYER MAY ISSUE

All month, enjoy the new HPR interview I recently did with Jack Johnson on-demand as a very special May issue of the Classic Interview Player with Jack Johnson. Featured on-air during the Kokua Festival weekend, and as an extended interview segment on-demand in my Dave Lawrence Reports on-demand audio archives at Hawaii Public Radio, now you can hear the entire conversation, as it happened, all month long as our latest issue of the Classic Interview Player. It also features unbelievable live video of jams with Paula Fuga, Ziggy Marley, Jake Shimabukuro, Taj Mahal & others. Check out a fun Jack Johnson photo slideshow, links to his official sites & more, all month long, as we celebrate Hawaii’s #1 selling contemporary touring and recording act, Jack Johnson, in this brand new conversation in the May issue of the Classic Interview Player.

AL GREEN CLASSIC INTERVIEW PLAYER APRIL ISSUE

Hear the complete new interview I recorded earlier this year with the Rev. Al Green as the exciting April 2010 Classic Interview Player. Recorded just before his Jan. trip to the islands, this is a major, long-form new conversation with a Rock N Roll Hall Of Famer, music legend, universally recognized music hero.

Enjoy it on-demand all month- in addition to hearing the interview, see several live clips of Al performing in Honolulu, as well as some other hot live performances, including Soul Train TV appearances.

Also get into a cool retrospective slide-show, interview background, links, & more.

Excerpts of this interview were originally featured on Hawaii Public Radio. Hear many more of the new and exciting 2010 interviews I’m doing there on my audio archives page at HPR’s website, including Bon Jovi, filmmaker David Lynch, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, 311, Grateful Dead, Beach Boys and more.

THIS COMING WEEK ON SHOVIO, MONDAY MARCH 22 CATCH HEAVEN AND HELL/BLACK SABBATH DRUMMER VINNY APPICE AND THEN SHINEDOWN DRUMMER BARRY KERCH THURSDAY MARCH 25

Carmine’s baby brother with the different pronunciation, Bruddah Vinny as his Hawaii fans affectionately know him, returns to the fold with a fresh DL interview. He’ll be camming in from the East Coast and joining me for the daily rock news and video report I do on the Shovio Network, DLTV On Shovio, Mon-Thurs. 10p EST/7p PST/4p HST. This Monday March 22 we get the 411 on Ronnie James Dio’s cancer, Tony Iommi’s hand surgery, Vinny’s shoulder surgery, and Geezer Butler ducking and hoping no medical drama reaches the famed NIB introing Terrance.

All that and more as Bruddah Vinny – the powerful drums behind Black Sabbath’s epic “Mob Rules” album… their 1982 tasty 2LP live set “Live Evil”… Dio’s “Holy Diver” and “The Last In Line” opuses… some righteous drumming for sure. We’re proud to welcome him to DLTV On Shovio- hope you can make it, too.

As if one great drummer wasn’t enough, catch Shinedown’s Barry Kerch as my special guest Thursday to end our week of fun… Shinedown have had a string of successful recent hits — “Second Chance”, “If You Only Knew”, and “Sound Of Madness”… They gigged in Honolulu recently — see more pics from it further in the blog — and we had a fantastic sit-down over at the hotel, chillaxing lol… Seriously, a special chat, and some of this cool new video interview is being featured to wrap up our week this coming Thursday March 25.

This is a chance to touch base with a monster talent in one of rock’s most popular contemporary acts. Shinedown came through Honolulu and rocked Pipeline Cafe. We got to spend time with them at the hotel and the gig, and in addition to recording a long-form interview for Hawaii Public Radio, I scored a companion video of it, hence, our cool new video interview with Shinedown you’ll be enjoying a taste of this Thursday March 25 as we do our Friday Fiesta a day early, as usual, for DLTV On Shovio.

GET THE LIMITED EDITION 2009 RADIO ALL-STARS DAVE LAWRENCE TRADING CARD

Thanks to Jacobs Media, the leading rock radio consultants, for including me on their dream team of radio professionals currently looking for full-time work. This is their October 13 article:

Jacobs Media

Spare Parts

Our recent “Superheroes” blogs apparently touched a nerve, especially with the scores of radio pros who have found themselves on the beach in the past year or so.  (“On the beach” is a quaint term that is an injustice to those who are out of work with no prospects in sight.”)

On top of this, my remarks at theNAB’s “Stimulus Czar” session directly addressed the need for radio to use its night and late night real estate to grow new talent, rather than voicetrack.  Between the economy and PPM, owners and CEOs have less incentive to develop new shows to replace aging franchises, much less to promote the great brands they already have on the air.

But the real issue is simply how many wonderfully talented jocks, teams, and personalities are idling away on the shelf with no place to go.  While not every station should be personality-driven, neither should there be 10 juke boxes in a market either.  And with all those HD2 channels wasting away, you could put together some pretty killer personality content from just the “spare parts” that are out there looking for a job.

Or you could make the case that these under-utilized HD resources could become the incubators for fledgling high school and college kids who are dying to entertain and hone their crafts.  (Think Kimmel and Conan.)

But the first group – unemployed all-stars – is the focus of this blog.  And with no offense meant to anyone who appears on the list below – or those who don’t – here’s a little game I started to play.  What would a very cool and competitive station sound like, made up solely of talented jocks who are out of work?

So, here’s my first pass at what would be a very potent lineup (yes, some players are out of position, but hey, it’s a fantasy radio league, right?).  I think this group could compete in any market in America.  And they’re probably more affordable than you think.

Jacobs Media Radio All-Stars Dream Team

6-9a Adam Carolla

9a-Noon  Tommy Griffiths

Noon-3p Cerphe

3-6p Stoney and Wojo

6-10p Dave Lawrence

10p-2a Tony Magoo

2-6a Warren Kluck

And to manage this menagerie, let’s put Larry Sharp in the PD’s chair, with Chris Crowley as APD. And to handle weekends, and music director duties, how about Marci Wiser?

This was easy, and I know I’m missing some incredibly talented folks, so perhaps that’s where you come in. What does your radio fantasy team look like?  And if you’re an unemployed all-star, please submit your team and don’t be bashful about inserting yourself in the starting lineup.

For an industry that claims to be about content, it is truly amazing how many great content creators and producers are riding the bench.

DAVE LAWRENCE OFFICIAL RADIO ALL-STAR CARD

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT THE JACOBS MEDIA SITE