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Steve Ferrone, Drummer of Tom Petty, Duran Duran, Clapton & More



E101 – We had the honor of interviewing esteemed jazz, rock, and R&B drummer Steve Ferrone. You have definitely heard his work – just look at this bio below. In this recording, he gets candid about love, family, dalliances, the rock and roll lifestyle, and explains some life changes he has made for the better. We learn about the mods and rockers of Brighton Beach in the 60’s and how Steve’s first blues band opened for The Who. Steve and Julianne talk shop regarding syncopation and style – Pretty Purdie, Steve Gadd, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. When asked about nerves, traveling, and groupies, we heard some funny, surprising stories! Duran Duran played a big role during Stephen’s busiest year, when he also played with George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and was in the Saturday Night Live band. We figured out the connection between Questlove and Average White Band. And Julianne’s Unchained questions inspire a great Johnny Cash impression! Find out which soap opera Steve was in, which musicians and moments rendered him star-struck, including recalling what it was like to record at Abbey Road. We also hear the amazing story of Prince performing George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” during his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers wrote in some questions, so we find out about a reunion, conflict, grief, what life was really like in the band, and insight into the person that Tom Petty was.

Steve has played with Average White Band, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Duran Duran, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Dire Straits, Aerosmith, Morrissey-Mullen, Bee Gees, Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, Paul Simon, Steve Winwood, Tracey Chapman, Mick Jagger, George Benson, Peter Frampton, Anita Baker, Bryan Ferry, Rick James, Slash, Scritti Politti, Pooh and more. 

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Find Steve at
The New Guy Show on Sirius XM’s Tom Petty Radio
https://www.siriusxm.com/channels/tom-petty-radio

Facebook: The New Guy Show with Steve Ferrone
https://www.facebook.com/The-New-Guy-Show-with-DJ-Steve-Ferrone-on-Tom-Petty-Radio-1245914005441918

https://steveferrone.com

Join Facebook Fan Pages at: Tom Petty Nation, Steve Ferrone Fans

Song credits:
“Steve’s Strutt” (c) Stephen Ferrone. Steve Ferrone’s Farm Fur. More Head. 2006. Drumroll Records.
“3 Chord Trick” (c) Dire Straits Legacy. 3 Chord Trick. 2017. Forward Music Italy. Used with permission.
Voice actor: Matt Thompson
Podcast promo: The Perfect Package Podcast

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Christmas Questions for Your Forever Person



E98 – Find out why Weens almost paid Mouse $2.99 per minute! So humiliating, hilarious, and ho ho inspiring. But first we catch up – faking it until we make it – about college classes, race, selfish kids, Julianne’s songwriting, and copyrighting music. Hear the step by step of Joelle’s Covid testing and the why behind it. And then we get into our list: Questions to ask your forever person this Christmas. Hear the hard-hitting discussions on cards, cats, snowflake sweaters, work parties, dancing, holiday songs, church, wassail, caroling, mistletoe, and turtlenecks. We hope this episode jiggles your belly like a bowl full of jelly, and we want to hear your answers too. So be sure to write us at mouseandweens@gmail.com

Song credit: “Christmas Change” by Julianne Eggold
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Muppets, Gilman, Green Day, East Bay Punk, Tattoos



E95 – After a little quarantine talk, we do some happiness exercises and get right into some fun filmmaking memories. Julianne worked on “The Muppet Movie” and recalls a day shooting with Chris Cooper, stunt explosions and injuries, and what Brian Henson had to say about his dad Jim Henson. Another sweet man we discuss is Chris Martin from Coldplay. Is Joelle horny or just nostalgic for live music and happier times? We’ll go with the latter as we segue into nostalgia talk about 924 Gilman St., the co-op music club from our Bay Area youth. Julianne reconnected with friends from these days, and we both watched the documentary “Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk” to see her friend Sean’s role. She talks about his connection to Green Day, and adds a hilarious story about Lint (aka Tim Armstrong) and Lars, the guys from Operation Ivy and Rancid. Why was Julianne fascinated by these types of people? She connected with guys who were interesting and wild, a lot like her friend Puck from “The Real World San Francisco”. We hear a funny story about him and our dad in the San Ramon Christmas tree farm, and then remember a story about the East Area Rapist (Golden State Killer) in that same farm, and a Richard Ramirez (Night Stalker) serial killer rental-house connection. We get back into talking about the psychology and angst behind punk music, and the judgements that go along with the music, the hair, and even the tattoos. It quickly turns into a parenting discussion about tattooing, morals, and shame. We battle out who was the worst teen and when a parent needs to draw the line vs when to compromise with your kids when they go down this path. Where do YOU fall on the punk to square scale?!

Song Credits- “Be Geep” by Julianne Eggold
Podcast Promo- Treble Treble: A Music Podcast – listen to the Green Day episode!
Podcast Shoutouts- Brilliant Observations and Anu Heikkinen of Kuuleeko Koulu!

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Actor W. Earl Brown: Scream, Deadwood and More – Pt 1



E92 – We’re excited to bring you the first half of our inspiring interview with W. Earl Brown, a very talented and prolific actor that you’ve seen as the main enforcer and right-hand man Dan Dority in HBO’s Deadwood, as Warren in There’s Something About Mary (of franks and beans fame!), as Kenny the news cameraman in Scream, and as the sheriff in Preacher, just to name a few of his works. He is also an amazing storyteller, screenwriter, producer, musician, and wonderful human being. Hear behind the scenes details about his work and inspirations, many from darker places, with stories and mentions about Lemmy from Motorhead, Elijah Wood, Wes Craven, Jamie Kennedy, Johnny Depp, Drew Barrymore, the Farrelly brothers, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliott, David Milch, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Cusak, Chris Farley, Timothy Olyphant, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and more. We learn his backstory from Kentucky to Chicago to LA, his trajectory in successful films and series, his advice to new actors, and his personal, current, and upcoming projects like Bloodworth and Dad Band. If you are a fan of comedy, horror, or westerns, or a fan of rock, metal, or country music, you will find inspiration in this episode, full of wonderful nuggets of wisdom and vulnerability from the perspective of a seasoned actor, husband, father, and friend.

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Episode at A Glance:
3:30 The friendship with Lemmy from Motörhead
9:15 Introductions and hints about current projects
12:24 Scream: Wes Craven,Julianne, Jamie Kennedy, memories, realizations
23:12 There’s Something About Mary
24:10 On playing characters with disabilities
26:55 Career & fate
28:27 On his wife, daughter, and Kentucky
33:56 Scream: what you might not know about Drew Barrymore opening scene
36:57 Favorite kills per Kelly from Boobies & Noobies podcast
37:49 There’s Something About Mary: Did Warren find his baseball? Almost fired?
42:17 On ‘franks and beans’, ‘he was masturbating’, improv, the earmuffs, and Cameo.com
44:23 Typecasting, advice to new actors, fame, financing, character acting, Phillip Seymour Hoffman
48:54 Second City, Chris Farley, comedy in Chicago, the funny fat kid, finding his love of drama
52:12 Deadwood: why it was so unique, the writing, dedication and talent
55:54 Being a murderer, evil, darkness, depression, fears, power and the arts
1:01:47 Acting and vulnerability and the arts
1:03:42 A mistake filming the Deadwood pilot, becoming writer, the dark but genius David Milch
1:06:57 Milch intellectual and emotional, addict and alcoholic, at a higher frequency
1:10:11 Wes Craven and David Milch as his greatest teachers

Song credits: “Stuck Here Again” written by Julianne Eggold, covered by Three Chord Justice
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson
Follow @WEarlBrown on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Dad Band on YouTube by Men Aging Poorly.
IMDb for filmography, http://www.cameo.com for appearances, demo reel https://vimeo.com/120741162
Transcript of this episode on http://www.mouseandweens.com/shownotes

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