Theft of the Dial: Jim DeRogatis of Sound Opinions

by Barb Abney

Sound Opinions' Jim DeRogatis
Sound Opinions' Jim DeRogatis (Courtesy of the artist)
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    Jun 10, 2014

Music journalist Jim DeRogatis is no stranger to listeners of the Current: he's co-host of Sound Opinions, which airs on our station every Sunday night from 8:00 to 9:00. He visited our studios in April to meet with our Local Current college contributors, and while he was here he took a few minutes to talk with Barb Abney about his mentor Lester Bangs, the R. Kelly story that landed him in court, how he crossed Jann Wenner and got fired from Rolling Stone, and the song that most reminds him of his time living in Minneapolis.

Playlist

Galaxie 500 - "Melt Away"
Luscious Jackson - "Naked Eyes"
Black Lips - "I Don't Want to Go Home"
Andre Williams - "I've Gotta Get Shorty Out of Jail"
Lydia Loveless - "Somewhere Else"

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