Friday, May 24, 2013
Eddie Money, the man behind such rock classics as "Two Tickets To Paradise," "Baby Hold On," "Take Me Home Tonight" and my personal guilty pleasure favorite "Shakin" is in Portland for a sold-out show tonight at Asylum.
This was Money during his chart-topping hey day.
Just after 2 p.m. he stopped by classic rock station WBLM which is in the same building as the Portland Press Herald so I of course invited myself to be the proverbial fly on the wall.
Little did I know I'd be part of the choir singing "Happy Birthday, Dear Eddie!" as a cake was brought in for Money's 64th.
Money was hilarious and ended up taking over the broadcast, even playing a CD of his son's music on the air. He also played a new dance remix of "Take Me Home Tonight" and he quipped that listeners his age might not be so not hot on it. And yeah, he loved the cake.
Here's a little footage I shot during the interview. Eddie... He's stilll so money!Tweet
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.