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Desert Island Dicks, Vol. 3: The Richard Marx Special

Desert Island Dicks, Vol. 3: The Richard Marx Special

Playing tracks by

Buddy Guy, Umphrey’s McGee, Chicago, Richard Marx, Van Morrison feat. Cliff Richard and Hall & Oates.

We devote the entire episode to the big-haired balladeer and the man who dared to call him 'shameless'.

The Dicks interview Ted McClelland, Chicago-based journalist, political commentator and occasional pop culture critic, about his now infamous run-in with Richard Marx at his local pub.

It’s a cautionary tale of what happens when an unknown jobbing writer makes an offhand remark about an unknown jobbing musician and the online shitstorm that ensues.

Read the article that kicked off the fireworks here:
Ted’s hilarious description of the meeting with Marx here:
And the excellent follow up piece on Salon that knocked Obama’s inauguration of the ‘most read’ list:

Don’t you just love the Internet.