Monday, June 19, 2017

Pheaturing Phile Alum Bryan Bassett From Foghat

Hey, kids, welcome to the Phile for a Monday. How are you doing? Kids, pizza-flavored ice cream now exists, and 2017 exploded. Little Baby's Ice Cream in Philadelphia has distilled 2017 down into three words: pizza ice cream. Yes, the Internet's two favorite coping mechanisms are now combined in one, probably disgusting caloric treat. It's too late to figure out how we got here, so let's just take a look at the dessert we've all brought on ourselves. According to Refinery29, the pizza ice cream is actually for sale at Little Baby's... and it's flavored with tomato, basil, oregano, salt, and garlic. Basically, it sounds like a cold slice of pizza that you happen to eat atop a sugar cone. It's fitting that this shop chose to make pizza ice cream, since it also sells flavors called Everything Bagel, Cucumber Dill and Strawberry Celery. If you prefer to consume all your meals in ice cream format, Little Baby's is the place for you. People are going next level and eating the ice cream on a slice of pizza. When aliens invade, the below picture will be pretty much all we need to explain humans.

It's officially the future in a time when we can eat pizza, we can eat ice cream, and we can eat pizza ice cream on pizza. Only one question remains. What flavor sprinkles would you get?
Wonder Woman has been smashing box office records left and right, but it may be doing more than just making cinematic history. Over the weekend, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was sent a list written by a kindergarten employee of all the cute things they'd seen the kids they work with do in the week following the film's release. Jenkins posted the list to Twitter, and it quickly went viral. "My producer just sent me this.... ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!" Jenkins wrote. "This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to whomever wrote it!!" Here's what the list says, "I work at a kindergarten and this is a collection of cute Wonder Woman related things that happened within a week of the movie being released: On Monday, a boy who was obsessed with Iron Man told me that he had asked his parents for a new Wonder Woman lunchbox. A little girl said, "When I grow up I want to speak hundreds of languages like Diana." It gets cuter as it goes on. "This girl had her parents revamp her Beauty and the Beast birthday party in THREE DAYS because she simply had to have a Wonder Woman party. Seven girls playing together at recess, saying that since they all wanted to be Wonder Woman they had agreed to be Amazons and not fight but work together to defeat evil. There is this one girl who refuses to listen unless you address her as Wonder Woman. Another girl very seriously asked the teacher if she could ditch her uniform for the Wonder Woman armor because she 'wanted to be ready if she needed to save the world.' The teacher laughed and said it was okay, and the next day the girl came dressed as Wonder Woman and not a single kid batted an eye. They are making a wrap-up dance show, and they asked the teacher if they could dress up as superheroes, they are going to sing a song about bunnies." Wearing superhero costumes to perform a song about bunnies might be my favorite one. But wait, there's more! "This kid got angry and threw a plastic car over his head and a girl gasped, 'LIKE IN THE MOVIE!' A boy threw his candy wrapping on the floor and a 5-year-old girl screamed, 'DON'T POLLUTE YOU IDIOT, THAT IS WHY THERE ARE NO MEN IN TEMYSCIRA.' That is why there are no men in Temyscira is my new favorite comeback. Here are the last two: "On Wednesday, a girl came with a printed list of every female superhero and her powers, to avoid any trouble when deciding roles at recess. I was talking to one of the girls that hadn't seen the movie, and the next day she came and very seriously told me, 'You were right, Wonder Woman was way better than Frozen.'" Wow, better than Frozen?! That's some pretty high praise. The kindergarten employee concluded their list by stressing the importance of showing kids films like Wonder Woman, "Consider this your friendly reminder that if this movie completely changed the way these girls and boys thought about themselves and the world in a week, imagine what the next generation will achieve if we give them more movies like Wonder Woman." Gal Gadot, who plays Diana (aka Wonder Woman) in the film, also got wind of the list, and shared it on her own Twitter. "Wow the last paragraph really gave me the chills," she wrote. "So true. So powerful. Gives me a huge drive to dive in and work on the next one." Wonder Woman is changing the world! Let's give these kids 100 more female superheroes.
That drawer under your oven is not a place to chuck random cookware. Well, it is. Because that's how the entire world uses it, except me. I have never used my stove in my apartment. But it's not for that. It's actually called a fucking "warming drawer" and it's "designed to keep hot foods at serving temperature," according to

Let these hastily photoshopped arrows guide you towards shame. The above oven even has this in its online description, "The Warming Drawer Keeps Everything You Cook Warm And Ready To Serve." Notice how it doesn't say, "The Oven Has A Mysterious Compartment At The Bottom For You To Chuck Baking Sheets Into Instead Of Cleaning Them." File this under the "leisure" section of "travel and leisure," because you'd have to be a true fancy sally to know this, to do this, and to now lord this knowledge over your friends and family. Now you can just pretend you knew this your whole life and they're the idiots, not you, them. Travel and Leisure continues, "Always start with hot food," when using the warming drawer. "Cold or room-temperature foods cannot be heated, warmed, or cooked in the warming drawer." Apparently, this is the perfect spot to store your oven-cooked food when you're finishing up and waiting for guests to arrive. You can even buy these so-called "warming drawers" for astronomical prices, if you want an upgrade. And you know you're going to have guests now, because you have this fact. Knowledge is power over friends. "Hey everybody, come check out my sexy new warming drawer," you'll yell, finally feeling cool after years of unsociability. Friends not included. Hey, I wonder if my stove has this drawer. I never paid attention before. Let me look...

I do but I don't know how to open it and I guarantee there's nothing in there.
Grab the box of tissues and gather 'round for an adorable story of a woman, her dog, and grandma. Shelby Hennick recently found herself needing to visit her grandmother in the hospital. She felt bad her granny was ill after having a bad reaction to some medication, so she brought her grandma's dog, Patsy, in for a visit. And 21-year-old figured out a genius way to do it... She snuck the pooch into the hospital under a blanket. “The idea was actually my mom's to break her in,” the veterinary technician from Santa Maria, California, told “But I just happened to have a blanket in my car so I decided to make her look like a baby!” It seems that nobody in the hospital was the wiser (well, until now) and Shelby was able to successfully sneak by hospital officials while carrying her "baby." To her delight, her grandmother Donna was very surprised to see her the pup... to the point that she at first actually thought that Shelby was coming by for a visit with her sister’s actual baby. As for grandma, she enjoyed the visit. “I believe it made her feel better, more at home,” Shelby told I'll have to remember this trick the next time we want to sneak something forbidden into the hospital, like margarita blender or, say, two adorable dogs. After all, who hasn’t been bummed about being in the hospital without our pets?
Netflix offers TV shows to binge, documentaries to make you feel smarter, and a few movies with so much sex and romance that they pass as art but are practically soft porn. Netflix has your erotica needs covered. It won't be necessary to go into the private or incognito viewing mode in your web browser, and you don't have to scan those adult cable channels that are way past the number 400. The best part is that most of these movies were featured at top festivals or received good reviews. So you won't look like a total perv for watching them. 1. Y Tu Mamá También (2001) Brothers Alfonso and Carlos Cuarón wrote this coming of age movie about two young men who take a road trip with an older woman. Enough said, because that means there are sensual threesomes. This movie was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards and Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes. 2. On the Road (2010) The adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 1957 novel premiered at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It received mixed reviews, but it stars Amy Adams and Kristen Stewart. Stewart has a few steamy threesomes with two men, which is why you're going to check it out. 3. Sex and Lucia (2001) Sex and Lucia was an official selection at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals, and the late Roger Ebert gave it three stars. It also has exceptional ratings scores on Rotten Tomatoes, so it's actually a solid movie. The film deals with a woman making lots and lots of love as she deals with a breakup. It blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, so it gets points for being artsy and a foreign film. 4. Sleeping Beauty (2011) This sensual drama follows a young college student (Emily Browning) who works for a secretive high-end escort service, though not as a sex worker herself. A "New York Times" review said the film is a "dreamy detachment that is seductive and unnerving in equal measure." The movie was not rated, which means sexy fun viewing awaits you. 5. Perfect Sense (2011) Perfect Sense is a combination of erotic romance and science fiction. It follows Eva Green and Ewan McGregor who grapple with the world following a strange plague that strips people of their five senses. But instead of battling zombies, they decide to enjoy hot sex as they gradually lose their sensory perceptions one by one. Enjoy watching these "artsy" movies while they're still on Netflix. Watch them alone, with a partner, or if you've learned anything from many of these movies, two partners (wink wink).
Speaking of movies, have you see the movie poster for the latest Transformers movie? It looks like it's gonna be a crazy movie...

And what the hell does Juni I'm Kino mean? I think it's a foreign movie poster. I love Waffle House, but I was kinda concerned about their new tag-line...

I haven't been drunk in years. I haven't had a beer since last September. So, I mentioned Wonder Woman yesterday... and, in my mind this scene should of been in the movie...

Ha! When I saw this scene...

It reminded me of something, and then it hit me...

Okay, that's a stretch, I know. So, for you fellas who did think Gal Gadot showed another skin in the movie here you go...

So, did you watch the Jeff Session hearings last week? I did and I noticed something odd with it...

Hahahaha. So, I don't know if you know but I graduated from school in England and over there we didn't have year books, so I have no idea what my senior quote would have been. I bet it wouldn't be as funny as clever or witty as this girls quote was...

Hahaha. "I've been a Peverett my whole life" doesn't have that witty ring to it. So, once in awhile I like to look up certain words on Twitter to see what people are saying. One of those words I look up is "Foghat," and this is a tweet I recently saw...

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Hahaha. If you spot the Mindphuck let me know. Okay, so, there's this really old and funny comedian who I invite on the Phile once in a while who makes me laugh. The only thing his he is so old that he talks in  a"language" most people don't understand him. But as I'm old myself I do so I have to translate for him, which is okay. Anyway, I thought I would invite him back today. So, please welcome back to the Phile...

Me: Hello, Alan, welcome back to the Phile. How are you?

Alan: I'm fine.

Me: That's good. Glad you're still alive. Okay, let's hear this joke of yours.

Alan: A lady of fashion, who had taken ;odgings at a breeches makers, in, or near Piccadilly, whose sign was the cock and breeches, told her landlord soon after she came there, that she lik'd her appartments very well, but was asham'd to tell her acquaintance at what sign she liv'd; to which the landlord answer'd, that if she did not approve of his sign, he'd make any alteration she should think proper. "Then sir," says the lady, "I desire you to take down your breeches, and let your cock stand."

Me: Hahaha. That's good. Okay, so for those that didn't understand what Alan was saying here's the joke so you can understand it... A fancy woman moved into an apartment above a pants-maker's store, but was embarrassed to tell people she lived above the store with the rooster (aka "cock") and pants on the sign. When she told her landlord, he said he would change the sign. The lady then explained that she only wanted the pants removed from the sign, but that the rooster could stay, which she phrased as "let your cock stand." That's it, right?

Alan: Correct, Jason.

Me: Yay! Good, job, Alan. Alan Raglafart, the 100-year-old comedian, everybody. See you soon, Alan. So, my son and I were recently talking about his we used to watch "Sesame Street" together when he was a kid. That show has changed quite a bit since then...

Taking a job at the morgue, Ernie has finally found a way to do good in the world. If all those girls die as virgins, they should at least not be buried as such.

After a busy weekend of tweeting, President Donald J. Trump woke up on this morning and tweeted a plug for his own lawyer's appearance on Fox and Friends. He quickly deleted it, but the Internet is forever. "Jay Sekulow on @foxandfriends now," wrote Trump, before deleting for reasons unknown. In March, Congress warned Trump not to delete tweets or risk violating the Presidential Records Act. Jay Sekulow, the president's lawyer, got a workout this weekend. The "Washington Post" reports that he appeared on four different networks. Perhaps most notably, he sparred with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," seemingly confirming that Trump is personally under investigation before backtracking. But although Sekulow appeared on "Fox on Sunday," the "Fox and Friends" website made no mention of a Sekulow appearance on Monday... so apparently it was up to Trump to promote it. According to Mediaite, Sekulow did appear on "Fox and Friends" today. Rather ironically, the talk turned to the president's Twitter habit."Look, I'm a lawyer. I don't tell him what to write or not write." When Brian Kilmeade told him, um, that was kind of his job, Sekulow fought back. Via Mediaite, “The President does utilize Twitter. He does utilize social media platforms. And, again, the situation on Friday that created the press coverage over the weekend was from a 'Washington Post' story that had five anonymous sources,” Sekulow said. “So you can imagine, in one sense, if the President didn’t have the opportunity to respond. He should have the opportunity to respond.” Either way, anyone who gets their news from a morning paper would be greeted by front page headlines about a deadly van attack in London. No word from the president on that... just a plug for "Fox & Friends." And of course, Trump also launched an un-deleted political missive against Democrats. He paired it with an endorsement for "Karen H," the Republican running against Jon Ossoff in Georgia's special election. And for reference, you don't have to glue yourself to @RealDonaldTrump to find out what the leader of the free world is tweeting. You can always check the Trump Twitter Archive at for Trump's tweets... deleted or not.

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Today's guest is a Phile Alum and the lead guitarist for a band I might've mentioned a few times... Foghat. Foghat has a brand new live CD out called "Live at the Belly Up" which is available now on iTunes. Please welcome to the Phile my good friend... Bryan Bassett.

Me: Hey, Bryan, welcome back to the Phile. How are you?

Bryan: I'm doing great, Jason, I hope you're doing well.

Me: I'm hanging in there. Okay, last time I saw you was last November when Foghat played in Florida and I had to be wheeled out in a bloody wheelchair, but we won't talk about that. Haha. Then in January something really crazy happened to you... you had a triple heart bypass?! What the hell happened?

Bryan: I was feeling poorly just prior to our Christmas break. I went in for a checkup after the New Year and my doctor sent me in for surgery. Luckily I didn't have an attack and caught it soon enough to be repaired.

Me: Were you having chest pains for awhile, Bry? How did they discover you needed a bypass?

Bryan: It was more like brief dizzy spells. They were unable to use stents so a bypass was the only option.

Me: How long were you in the hospital for?

Bryan: Just over a week. I'm glad to have it over.

Me: Foghat continued to tour with your understudy... was that someone you picked out for them and how quick did he have to learn the set list?

Bryan: We decided some time ago that we all should have an understudy in case of health or personal emergencies. It would allow us to fulfill our contractual obligations to venues and promoters... much better than a last minute cancellation. We interviewed a few players for my spot and ended up choosing a great guy and fellow Pittsburgh guitarist Matt Barranti. We had him come down to our studio in Florida for rehearsals last year to learn the show. He did a great job covering for me at the beginning of the year while I was on the mend.

Me: You're back on the road playing with Foghat which is fantastic. When was the first show you played with them this year?

Bryan: My first show back was actually here in Central Florida in The Villages.

Me: Ahhh. I couldn't make it to that show, I was in hospital. I bet it was very emotional for you, Bryan. Did you think back when you were going through the heart stuff that you might never play again? 

Bryan: I never quite thought that... although you never know. It was definitely a time of reflection. As soon as I came out of surgery I checked my hands and realized all was well. It was then just physically healing up.

Me: So, did you have to change anything health wise?

Bryan: Just a much more concerted effort to pay attention to diet and exercise.

Me: Okay, enough of this depressing shit... let's talk about music. Your first big band you were in was Wild Cherry with Rob Parissi. Do you still hear from him?

Bryan: I do, in fact much more in the last few years than in the past. We did a 40th year reunion concert last year to benefit a scholarship endowment up in Mingo Junction, Ohio, Rob's hometown. We released a DVD and CD of the performance. We had one rehearsal and played our old concert set. It was so cool that we just all kicked back into gear.

Me: That's so cool. I love this promo pic of the band...

Me: That was a weird time for music back then, right?

Bryan: Well, it surely was interesting... and I think great. Rock music and funk and rhythm and blues ruled the arenas and radio waves simultaneously. The bands we toured with were amazing... AWB, Earth Wind and Fire, The Isley Bros., The Commodores, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, Santana... on and on. It was a time before computers and in ear monitors, etc. invaded the stage. Every single musician back then had to be a player. I witnessed some incredible performances.

Me: You're from Pittsburgh, Bryan, so were you into the Philly sound that was happening at the time?

Bryan: No, I can't say that I was. I was a rocker and totally into what is now considered classic rock. Cream, Zepplin, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, Jethro Tull... then American blues The Allman Bros. Johnny Winters... some prog rock. I didn't give much thought to rhythm and blues until Wild Cherry made a conscious decision to switch styles. We wanted to blend rock guitar sounds with funk beats. Dance grooves were ruling the day.

Me: I don't know if I asked you this, but when did you move to Florida and why, Bryan?

Bryan: It was 1985, and the club scene in Pittsburgh was slowing down. In hindsight I totally took the Pittsburgh music scene for granted. I thought every city supported live music like the 'Burg... I now realize how fortunate I was to grow up and learn my craft in a city that had dozens of live music venues. I, and my then girlfriend, decided to head to the Daytona Beach area. I thought it being a vacation destination it would have a thriving music scene. It was disappointing. After a year or so I finally hooked up with Bob Greenlee and his group The Midnight Creepers. Bob also owned Kingsnake Studio and I became his engineer and session guitarist for nearly 15 years.

Me: Do you think you will always live here in Florida?

Bryan: I believe so, yes. I've been here many years. My wife is from California and she and my daughter are always Zillowing properties in Cali... so you never know.

Me: Foghat is a blues based band more than other bands you were in like Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchet... did you grow up listening to the blues?

Bryan: I was really introduced to the great American blues players though the British bands who were taking blues classics and rocking them up. Bands like Savoy Brown, Foghat, Cream, etc. brought us back to artist's from our own country. It started in me a lifelong love of the blues. Working with your dad was truly a pleasure and he knew so much about every blues artist he could have taught a master class on American blues. As you know he had an amazing record collection and after every show on the bus we would listen to hours of music he had transferred to tape or disk. It was a real education. Also working at Kingsnake Studio, which was primarily a blues production house, kept me immersed in the style for years.

Me: I think I asked you this before but how old were you when you started to play guitar?

Bryan: I was about 14... my first guitar was a Harmony Rocket. Red with white knobs... funny enough your dad had one.

Me: Did you have a favorite guitarist growing up?

Bryan: When I got my first guitar for Christmas Santa also brought me the first two Jeff Beck records. He is still my favorite.

Me: You first met my dad in the early 90s when he was looking to put a band together, but did you see Foghat before then in concert?

Bryan: I did! I saw them twice in Pittsburgh. Once at the Civic Arena and then again at The Syria Mosque. Two of the major venues in town.  

Me: In 1999 on my dads last tour Rod Price decided he didn't want to go back on the road and my dad was adamant on getting you back in the band... which I think we talked about before. But it's a great story so I have to mention it again. When he called you and asked you if you wanted to join Foghat for that last tour he did you hesitate or say yes right away?

Bryan: I agreed to it right away on that very phone call. As you know your dad and I were very close and for the four years that we played together we were actually roommates as we shared hotel rooms in those days. In 1993 when the band reformed with Rod I know your dad felt bad about letting me go from the band so to have the opportunity to play with him again was something we both looked forward to.

Me: At that time you were in Molly Hatchet so was it hard to break away from that band and join Foghat?

Bryan: I was on tour in Green Bay with Molly Hatchet when your dad called me. It was funny... he said he wanted to do a little playing and I thought he meant at the apartment when I got home from tour and he said, "No, I want to go back out on the road would you join me." and I said I have to quit my band and he said, "Okay, I'll see you in New York for rehearsals." Ha ha. It wasn't a hard decision, your dad and I were such good friends. I trained my replacement for a couple weeks in Molly Hatchet and I flew out to do Molly Hatchet shows while still in rehearsals with Foghat. So, I tried to make my leaving Molly Hatchet as organized as possible.

Me: I have to show this pic of my dad and yourself from that tour... dad's last tour...

Me: If you could play with any other band who would it be, Bryan?

Bryan: Wow good question! I'm going to say Kansas or Marshall Tucker. I'm good friends with those bands and love their music.

Me: I've been wanting to get those guys on the Phile. My dad used to say there were Stones fans and Beatles fans... who are you more of a fan of? I am more of a Beatles fan myself.

Bryan: I'm more of a Beatles fan, I love the Stones and the grooves they put down but I just love Beatles songs.

Me: You have been playing with Foghat all this time which is really cool. Apart from the line-up obviously what has been the biggest change music wise since then? 

Bryan: I don't think from my perspective that much has changed in the music. Your dad's voice was classic and basically irreplaceable but I think Charlie does a great job covering the songs while still keeping his own personality. We still try to stay true to the original Foghat sound and songbook. What has really changed I believe is the music business itself. We are fortunate to be primarily a live band and thankfully have a name that's recognizable in the marketplace. We make records now really to please ourselves and our fan base. I give a lot of credit to the young bands coming up and making their way in this new business model.

Me: Okay, let's talk about the new live CD "Live at the Belly Up." That's a theater in California, right?

Bryan: It's actually a club, a little smaller than a theater. They have a tradition there of releasing live recordings.

Me: Foghat has released quite a few live CD's in the past, which is great because I love live CD's, but why was this show recorded and released?

Bryan: Recording the show was something that was always planned as it's part of what they are known for there. They have an excellent recording of Mick Fleetwood's band, Stevie Nicks I believe and several other artists.

Me: Are their other shows you have played in that you wished were released? I wish the "Millennium Tour" DVD was released as a CD. Maybe one day...

Bryan: It's hard to remember a specific show but whenever we play well we all say wow I wish we would have recorded that... ha ha.

Me: "Fool For the City" and "Eight Days On the Road" are put together as one track... whose idea was this? It does make sense to fit an extra song in there.

Bryan: That was really an editing decision on my part. Those two songs are connected in our live show and I didn't want to split them up for the CD.

Me: I have to ask about "California Blues." Where did that title come from? I guess it was written in California. Hahaha.

Bryan: That song started out as a 15 second intro to "I Just Want to Make Love to You." Over the months it turned into a seven minute jam. Haha... so when the live record came out we had to come up with a title for it. Since we recorded the live album in California... there you go.  

Me: Last year Foghat came out with the studio album "Under the Influence" which is doing pretty well. Are you guys planning on the follow up already? You know I have a kazoo... hahahaha.

Bryan: I am so looking forward to that kazoo solo! We don't have any solid plans to do another studio release though we are always rehearsing and recording so we will see.

Me: I have to ask about the CD cover... she is belly up. Haha. Did the band chose that cover or did the Belly Up?

Bryan: Linda, our manager, takes care of the cover art. I think she had some artists submit ideas for us to select and we chose that one.

Me: Foghat is doing some summer shows with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy this summer... are you fans of those guys? I have the poster for it in case anybody wants to go...

Bryan: Ever since their blue-collar show I've been big fans of both guys.

Me: I remember Larry when he was on a local rock station here in Orlando... WDIZ I think. Did you know him back then?

Bryan: I remember Larry on that station as well. I've never had the opportunity to meet Larry or Jeff. I'm really looking forward to saying hello.

Me: Did you ever think he'd be one of the most famous comedians out there and making that Disney money? Hahaha.

Bryan: Trying to do well in a rock band is pretty hard I can only imagine how hard it is to make it in the world of comedy.

Me: Okay, so, sometimes I like to ask my guests about different musicians, what they think of them. So, I am gonna name a few and in one sentence tell me something about them. We'll start with Chuck Berry...

Bryan: Chuck was a little before my time but he certainly influenced just about everybody at the beginning of the rock 'n' roll movement.

Me: Okay, what about Keith Richards?

Bryan: A true icon, an excellent songwriter and one of the best rhythm guitarists on the planet.  

Me: Clapton?

Bryan: Probably one of my biggest influences growing up. I think I probably played every song that he ever recorded at one time or another.

Me: J. Geils? You must of known him pretty well, right? I know my dad did, and Foghat played with The J. Geils Band often back in the day... did Wild Cherry ever share the stage with them?

Bryan: I only met him once or twice over the years and can't say that I knew him that well. Loved his band and his playing and I know your dad really respected him. I don't believe Wild Cherry ever were on the same bill with J.Geils.

Me: Rick Nielsen? I have to get him on the Phile... you need to put a word in for me. Haha.

Bryan: Such a cool guy and an innovative guitarist and songwriter. He also has one massive guitar collection.

Me: Todd Rundgren? He might be on the Phile soon... is there anything in particular I should ask him?

Bryan: He is such a talented musician... I'd like to know how we got interested in production and what he remembers about the Bearsville days.

Me: Graham Parker, my personal favorite?

Bryan: I didn't really know of Graham Parker until years after I started playing but he is such a talented musician.

Me: And my son's idol... Slash. If you met him I think Logan would lose his fucking mind. Hahaha.

Bryan: Slash a master of the Les Paul. Gibson is probably so happy to have him... he is as important to this generation of guitarists as Jimmy Page was to mine.

Me: Alright, what's next for you and Foghat, Bry? This year is the anniversary of the original "Live" album.

Bryan: That's right, Jason, it is an anniversary year for the live album... we are performing the entire album in concert this year as well as some of the other hits of course. We are just looking forward to a full summer of touring and getting out and rocking our fans.

Me: Thanks again for being on the Phile... go ahead and mention your website and anything else and I hope to see you soon. Take care, my friend.

Bryan: You can find out about all things Foghat at  I hope to see you soon, brother.

That about does it for this entry of the Phile. Thanks to Bryan for a great interview. The Phile will be back next Sunday where we kick of Summer 20017 on the Phile with Phile Alum and author Jim Korkis. Spread the word, not the turd. Don't let snakes and alligators bite you. Bye, love you, bye.

Not if it pleases me. No, you can't stop me, not if it pleases me. - Graham Parker

1 comment:

fogdan said...

Great Job on both ends....