Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mon Mar 30, 2009

On Today's Show:

Harlen Coben - International Best Selling author
Harlan Coben is the bestselling author of fifteen previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Hold Tight, The Woods, Promise Me, and the Myron Bolitar series. He is a winner of the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award.

Scott Silverman - Founder and Executive Director Second Chance
Book - "Tell me No. I Dare You!"
Scott Silverman is the Founder and Executive Director of the highly successful, multi-million dollar non-profit Second Chance, a human services agency committed to breaking the cycles of unemployment, poverty, homelessness and recidivism by offering job readiness training, employment placement assistance, mental health counseling, case management, and affordable housing referrals to people who desire to change their lives. In the last 15 years, Scott Silverman has helped more than 24,000 people successfully find their own Second Chance. In 2008 he was named a CNN Hero of the Week and the City of San Diego named February 19 Scott Silverman Day. Scott is also one of the foremost experts on prisoner release and recidivism in the country.

Adriana Chirilov - founder and CEO of ELA
Adriana Chirilov is the founder and CEO of ELA, the industry leader in global translation and cultural message authentication. A recognized multicultural and linguistics expert, Chirilov founded ELA in 1992 with the intention of combining her love of language with her passion for perfection to set a new industry standard in a previously unregulated field. ELA is the industry leader in language translation and global cultural message authentication. The company specializes in translation, interpretation and cross-cultural consulting in more than 200 languages, as well as protocol training for international companies and their executives. Through its network of 5,200 United States and worldwide professional interpreters, translators and inter-cultural experts, ELA transcends cultural and geographic boundaries to communicate the global voice of business.

William Dietrich - "The Dakota Cipher"
William Dietrich is the author of eight novels, which have sold in twenty-eight languages, as well as several works of nonfiction. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist, and teaches at Western Washington University. The novel poses the question: Did Scandinavians get to America 150 years before Columbus?

FLASHBACK - "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" is a song written and recorded by Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, and Paul Leka; attributed to a then-fictitious band "Steam," it was released under the Mercury subsidiary label Fontana. It became a number one pop single on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1969. Although subsequent recordings and a quickly assembled touring band Steam met with little success, "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" remains a perennial favorite.With DeCarlo as lead vocalist, the three musicians recorded the song in one recording session. Instead of using a full band, Leka spliced together a drum track from one of DeCarlo's four singles and played keyboards himself. "I said we should put a chorus to it (to make it longer)," Leka told Fred Bronson in The Billboard Book of Number One Hits. "I started writing while I was sitting at the piano going 'na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na'...Everything was 'na na' when you didn't have a lyric." Someone else added "hey hey." (Bronson,2003)To everyone's great surprise, the powers-that-be at the label decided to release the song, now named "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", as the A-side on Fontana, a Mercury Records subsidiary. Leka thought it was "an embarrassing record, not that Gary sang it badly. But compared to his four songs, it was an insult." (Bronson, 2003) Since none of the musicians wanted credit for the tune, a nonexistent group, "Steam", was concocted. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" rapidly rose to the top of the pop charts, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for a pair of weeks, on December 6 and 13 of 1969; it was Billboard (magazine)'s final multi-week #1 hit of the 1960s. A touring band, quickly assembled and dubbed "Steam" by their producer, Paul Leka, went on tour with the song but quickly disbanded in 1970. Despite the demise of the original band, "Na Na Hey Hey" continued to ride the charts during the 1970s. The original recording of "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" has been released in many collections of oldies songs and re-recorded by other groups. In February 1983, UK girl group Bananarama released the song as a single off their album Deep Sea Skiving. This version became a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, but only a minor hit in the US (Billboard #101) later that year.

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