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Episode 384 - Huey Lewis

Huey Lewis has the distinction of being one of the biggest stars in the world at one time in his life. He talks to Marc about the musical journey that culminated with Huey Lewis and The News and continues to this day. Plus, he divulges his secret to writing so many chart-topping songs. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC from Citrix. Access your computer anywhere, anytime. Click on the Try It Free button and enter WTF.

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Elliot May 03, 2013 at 10:56 am


Hate to say it, but the team in Houston and on the Cape got it wrong, Mark.  The Vancouver episode still says “file not found.”

Luke Wronski May 03, 2013 at 4:59 pm


Marc, I admire you disregarding any potential dropping of the “indie cred” that was gained immensely with Adam Parfrey (by the way, reading Apocalypse Culture, that was a great interview too).  I think you said it right at the beginning of the week:  “Why the fuck wouldn’t I want to talk to Huey Lewis?!”  Congrats on the big week, Marc.  You certainly deserve it.

Adam May 03, 2013 at 5:55 pm


Thanks for making this happen, Marc. Sincerely. This was so fucking cool. Cool is a rule.

Nils May 04, 2013 at 4:48 pm


Great conversation, great stories! Thanks a lot Marc, and congratulations on the show! Really dug it.

Josh Valentine May 04, 2013 at 9:12 pm


Awesome interview. Huey is a true musical journeyman.

smitty May 05, 2013 at 1:55 am


great chat..it felt like it could derail about a half dozen times or so. lewis,had fascinating stuff to say;and,he’s certainly got a bit of a testy edge.

Cat Admirer May 07, 2013 at 1:28 pm


Easily one of the best of the music interviews. For all the mention of “comedy nerds” on this show, the raging music nerds out there (see Shrevie in “Diner”) shouldn’t be forgotten. They probably outnumbered movie nerds and comic book nerds at one time. Huey was a big ol’ music nerd, as is shown in the interview, and also here—

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrVHssXodqI

Rich Casella May 09, 2013 at 3:56 am


this was one of the best. but then again I’m starting to see these interviews like Beatles songs. a bad one is rare.

loafward May 09, 2013 at 11:09 pm


Thank you, Huey Lewis!

mark wth a k in palo alto May 15, 2013 at 9:09 pm


On Mother’s Day, after the Warriors game, my 28-year-old quasi-nephew-in-law (common law), tuned in to Marc’s show on OnDemand on his folks’ tv. WTF.

I found this via a link from Bob Lefsetz.

Rock on.

Mark with a k in Palo Alto

mark wth a k in palo alto May 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm


I listened to 67 minutes of that and really enjoyed it. I claim to track and follow very indie bands but have caught Huey Lewis in a mid-sized theatre recently and enjoyed it, plus saw him sing “Star Spangled Banner” at a Niners game in his heyday (and theirs), and caught him as a support act when “Working for a Livin” was a new song—he is the real deal and has his high and lows in perspective. And Maron did an excellent job of bringing the realness out of the rock star.

I think it was the Turk Murphy Band that would play “San Francisco Open Your Golden Gates” the first few bars live, 18-piece band, after every touchdown, Huey references. I agree there is too much sound cues at athletic events.

I would sit for the rest of it, but hit pause to wash the dishes and now cannot get it to re-start.
RTFM my bad, I’m sure.

mark wth a k in palo alto May 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm


total running time is 77 minutes and you just hit start again and scroll or tap to the point you were at, kinda like the leading video viewing format you do there…did I use up my lifetime allotment of commenting, here as a first-time? Ooops.

Jason December 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm


Great interview!  Huey’s got a lot of heart (and is very intelligent to boot).  Loved the conversation.




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