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Dec 15, 2018

 

Not Fade Away

Episode 7: Author and Music Industry Veteran Dorothy Carvello

Anything For a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry

 

Hey there! Hi There! Ho there!

The Not Fade Away podcast is back and I am thrilled to interview Dorothy Carevllo, author of “Anything For a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry” for this episode. Dorothy is a 30+ year veteran of the music industry starting out as the assistant of Ahmet Ertegun who was the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records and wowzers--has she got some tea to spill!

I first read about Dorothy in this interview from The New York Times discussing the possibility of the music industry one day having a #MeToo movement naming sexual harassers and batterers. While that has not seemed to be happening right now, Dorothy’s book might very well plant the seeds for it to occur sooner than later. (One would hope!)

In this ep (and graciously answered all of my questions with honesty and integrity) we discuss:

  • How the Brooklyn native with no contacts in the industry found her first job with Ahmet Ertegun (and the various abuses he put upon her)
  • What it is was like to be a woman in the free-wheeling 80s and 90s music industry where men behaved badly with no consequences (and how it affected her career)
  • Her favorite band successes and the ones that got away
  • The income disparity that still exists in the business world and how it affected her financial stability
  • Why she chose to name names of the various men she worked with who were either supportive or abusive
  • Her friendship with music industry veteran Charlie Minor and what happened to the woman who murdered him in March 1995 (Clip of E True Hollywood Story: Charlie Minor)
  • Her love affair with Michael Hutchence (she told me later he was “great in the sack!”)
  • What she feels went wrong with the Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger-produced rock drama Vinyl
  • The best advice she can give anyone who wants to begin a career in music
  • What she is up to today.

Be sure to follow Dorothy at her website https://anythingforahitbook.com/ and on Twitter @DorothyCarvello!

Also, be sure subscribe to the show so you won’t miss my next episode!

Thanks for checking out this podcast! If you have any suggestions for future eps--please reach out!

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com



May 9, 2018

Not Fade Away 

 Episode 6: Jerry Garcia



Hey there! Hi There! Ho there!

 

The Not Fade Away podcast is back and have we got a hell of a subject today--Jerry Garcia.

The eternal hippie/hipster believed in seeking truth and enlightenment above all else.

When Jerry passed on August 9, 1995, just a week after his 53rd birthday, he left behind a 30+ year legacy of music, poetry, art, groovy ties and ice cream that are still talked about to this day.

This show is very bittersweet for me as my younger brother John was a HUGE Dead Head for over 25 years and we lost him last year to a serious illness.

When I hear Jerry’s music now I have a wave of emotions come over me and I was not sure if I could dig into the life of such an interesting and complicated person. But ultimately, I wanted to give him a proper farewell that would have made my brother proud.

I just hope it makes you smile and brightens your day. In this episode, I am breaking up into two parts.

Part 1. I talk about the life and death of Jerry Garcia

Part 2. I spoke with the band’s publicist and historian Dennis McNally to talk about his years with the group and he patiently answers my plethora of questions about Jerry and band.

 

Clips used in this episode:

Jerry Garcia in Copenhagen (1972)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU30HpQlV94

CBS News Harry Reasoner talking about “hippies”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H26uOh1xYGI

What’s Happening (1978) The Doobie Brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQbbuuWuQZ0

ABC TV “20 Years Rolling Stone Magazine Celebration” 1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzxKGS1avgA

Late Show with David Letterman 1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ss-i2VgcPw

Grateful Dead at Brendan Byrne Arena June 17, 1991

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlEb2CPPs-E&t=78s

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/grateful-dead#1994-induction-acceptance-speech

Jerry Garcia died CBS News (1995)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WRo3j5XS-A

 

Be sure to check out Dennis McNally’s book  A Long Strange Trip: The History of the Grateful Dead and audiobook Jerry on Jerry.

Also, subscribe to the show so you won’t miss my next episode!

If you like what you hear--please subscribe and leave a review. Also--send me a note via social media (@NotFadeAway) if you want to reach out.

Thanks for checking out this podcast! If you have any suggestions for future eps--please reach out!

In the meantime--follow me on social media!

Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/notfadeawaypodcast/

Twitter @NotFadeAwayPod  https://twitter.com/NotFadeAwayPod 

Email us at notfadeawaypodcast@gmail.com

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com

 

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