Podcast 440 – Why $15m for Britney Spears’ memoir is “a bargain” and the curious tale of A Whiter Shade Of Pale

In which we skip the light fandango through live recordings full of extraneous noise – hecklers on a Lou Reed track, barking dogs on a Joe Henry album, the audience chatter on Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard – remember why Gary Brooker’s voice was so affecting and applaud PJ O’Rourke’s wisdom about the art of childrearing. And turn cartwheels in the direction of a guesthouse run by a member of Horslips, an early sighting of “Little” Stevie Winwood, the Queen track not to play at funerals and a touching encounter with Dave Clark. Plus birthday patron guest Avi Chaudhuri gets to set the agenda.

PJ O’Rourke …
https://youtu.be/n775HebQKMI?t=197

Joe Henry and barking dog …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0KmtMgiTuo

Dylan’s Every Grain Of Sand with barking dog …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzXz-N1NaM

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