A MICK A MOOK AND A MIC

Talking the Hollywood Scene, Sports and Life Experiences
UPCOMING GUESTS

 Dec 07 – Joey Kola:  Comedian, Host of The Soprano’s in Conversation

Dec 14  – Billy VanZandt, TV writer and author

Dec 21 — The Year in Review with Joe West, plus our annual tribute to Jay Thomas & David Letterman. 

Dec 28 – Stephan Lang:  Star of “Avatar: The Way Of Water.” The # 1 hit in the world today.

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Featured Guest Nov 30 – Dwight Hicks

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LIVE – 4 PM EST / 1 PM PST –  Nov 30 – Dwight Hicks:  Two time Super Bowl Champ with the 49’ers. Features an opening segment with MLB Umpire Joe West

Dec 07 – Joey Kola:  Comedian, Host of The Soprano’s in Conversation

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by Mark Blatte (Co-Writer of the Song)

Why I love both versions of When She Was My Girl for different reasons. Any writer who is fortunate enough to have his song covered by two such great artists is miraculously fortunate. I count my blessings daily. Larry Gottlieb and I wrote the song in the Motown tradition of sad lyrics in an up-tempo major key. David Wolfert produced it brilliantly in its first iteration, and The Four Tops sold it with a most

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Thanksgiving and Family Traditions
by Gil Vieira

I know many are going through some challenging financial times these days. Hell, making a trip to the supermarket is no picnic for me either. In the past two years my grocery bill has increased drastically. And as a diabetic who lives alone, believe me, I purchase the same boring food every week, so it’s not like I’m buying more. Thanks Joe! But that aside, remember it’s not the food on the table that makes

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Springsteen vs. The Four Tops: “When She Was My Girl”
by Mark Blatte (Co-Writer of the Song)

Why I love both versions of When She Was My Girl for different reasons. Any writer who is fortunate enough to have his song covered by two such great artists is miraculously fortunate. I count my blessings daily. Larry Gottlieb and I wrote the song in the Motown tradition of sad lyrics in an up-tempo major key. David Wolfert produced it brilliantly in its first iteration, and The Four Tops sold it with a most

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Thanksgiving and Family Traditions
by Gil Vieira

I know many are going through some challenging financial times these days. Hell, making a trip to the supermarket is no picnic for me either. In the past two years my grocery bill has increased drastically. And as a diabetic who lives alone, believe me, I purchase the same boring food every week, so it’s not like I’m buying more. Thanks Joe! But that aside, remember it’s not the food on the table that makes

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A Dog’s Life
by Roy Firestone

He doesn’t know. He couldn’t know how much he means to me. He is there every day. There by my side in stressful times. There by my side in happy times. He is mostly happy all the time. My dog, Kobe, has been my best pal since the day I rescued him. I had been distraught like many of you after we lost Kobe Bryant…then Covid hit and isolated me (like you, too) … and

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Comedian Joey Kola Joins M&M on 12/7

A stand-up comedian for 40 years, Joey Kola has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout his career in the US, Canada, and England. His high-energy, spot-on punch lines, and fast delivery assault an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey’s topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh. Joey has been voted Best TV Comic 5 years in a row by Time Out NY Magazine. He also warmed up shows,

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Dwight Hicks, NFL All-Pro, Joins M&M 11/30

The November 30th episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic will feature Dwight Hicks, the former San Francisco 49ers’ All-Pro, two-time Super Bowl Champion and current actor. Dwight began his NFL career in 1979, winning Super Bowls in 1982 and 1985. He was named to four consecutive Pro Bowls, as a free safety, from 1981-1984. He was also an All-Pro selection in 1981. After his football career, Dwight went on to become a

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Choreographer Rosero McCoy Joins M&M on 11/23

Rosero McCoy, who will be joining Mick & Mook on November 23, is one of the most established and well-rounded Choreographers in the Entertainment Industry. He has worked with the likes of Emmy Award Winner, Zendaya, Usher, Prince, and former First lady Michelle Obama. Some of Rosero’s choreography film credits include Rags, Rio, Honey 2, Camp Rock 2, Alvin and the Chipmunks 1 & 2, Step Up, Beauty Shop, Vanilla Sky, and Garfield 1 & 2. His choreography can also be seen on hit TV

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A Mick A Mook and A Mic is a weekly audio and video podcast from two of America’s most talented wise guys. It features Frank Pace – a nationally-renowned Hollywood producer, sports agent and author, and Billy O’Connor – a comedian, author and Vietnam Veteran. The show provides raw, uncensored commentary about the Hollywood scene, sports, and their fascinating life experiences. The show also features iconic guests from the world of sports and entertainment.

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