Mae West’s voice was epic. Raspy epic. Bob Dylan’s voice couldn’t be mistaken. Listening to Bob sing is like curling up in his nostril and absorbing his breathes. Then there’s Jeff Woods, the kid from Oshawa, one of the most talented Rock & Roll historian, authors, broadcaster and podcasters in the world today with a silky smooth voice – one that swaddles a legendary music narrative heard for the last three decades by rock & rollers everywhere. And I got to interview Jeff on HatRadio! – the man who interviewed David Bowie, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, The Eagles, RUSH, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy, Santana, Metallica, The Doors, AC/DC, Paul Rodgers, B.T.O., Burton Cummings, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, George Thorogood, The Band, Steve Earle, Jethro Tull and the Rolling Stone. That’s an honor. Jeff is huge. They don’t get much bigger in that world. And as big as Jeff Woods is in rock & roll, is as decent, humble and kind as he is up in Collingwood where he lives with his girlfriend whom he adores; as he was in my dining-room commenting graciously, benevolently about my art, my interviewing style, my world; as he is helping newcomers to the very potholed road of today’s rock. And that’s the key word in episode 56. Kind. Kind enough to answer all my questions thoughtfully, over 1.5 hours, always looking engaged, always being supportive. That’s kind. That’s Jeff Woods.
HatRadio! Just a Jewish guy trying like hell, with his friends, to figure out what’s going on in life. Thanks so much to Howard Pasternack for his grand post-production work and David Nefesh for the HatRadio! song. You rock Dave.