139 | Richard Lowenstein (Mystify: Michael Hutchence)

My Summer Lair Chapter #139: Who Was Michael Hutchence?

Mystify Michael Hutchence is a solid yet devastating documentary on the INXS front man we lost in 1997.

The doc is called Mystify (outstanding tune on the sublime Kick album) but during many movie moments I keep returning to Don’t Lose Your Head the single released right before Michael perished:

“What must have happened to your soul
Is skinnin’ you alive
The thing that you fear the most is love
And that’s buried deep inside
So deep inside

The heart you’re building out of rock
Is turning into sand
Cause you never took the time to think
What it means to be a man”

That was June 27, 1997…dude’d be dead by November 22, 1997. And suddenly we hadda face Y2K and a whole new millennium with one less band. I did not enjoy this New Sensation.

Prince…Bowie…Michael Hutchence these giants die and as fans we’re left with all these unresolved emotions. Our hearts ache and it’s hard to know what to do now or how to go forward.

Talking to Richard Lowenstein the director of Mystify who grappled with his emotions as Michael’s friend greatly helped.

Thank you Michael Hutchence; thank you INXS. Our time was not long but oh it was great and good.

Mystify @ WT F

Host Sammy Younan

Recorded: Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 6pm EST at WeWork


This is just fascinating. On January 7th I interviewed Richard Lowenstein who directed the recent Michael Hutchence doc on the INXS front man: Mystify: Michael Hutchence.

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Hidden Gem: U2 “The Little Things That Give You Away”

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Yo…finally got around to watching U2’s Kimmel appearance…the new song is strong: The Little Things That Give You Away (clearly Bono is a pre-twitter writer).

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Small Talk: U2’s Joshua Tree Grammy

Today marks the 30th anniversary of U2’s The Joshua Tree…which won a grammy for Album Of The Year.

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Seeing You Too

Last night at U2…the band pulled up out of the crowd Acrobat a local tribute band.

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Father’s Day

August 2001…first time I visited London.

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RE: U2 “Invisible” (RED) Edit Version

You pay attention when Mark Romanek issues a new music video.

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Smell Ya Later 2013

So that’s pretty much it for 2013. How was it?

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U2 Can Celebrate Father’s Day

August 2001…first time I visited London.

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Mother’s Day Gift: A Beautiful Day

This is my Mother’s Day gift.

Since my Mom’s a U2 fan I conspired with these lovely ladies, The Lovelocks to record Beautiful Day:

Turned out great! My Mom is so proud “people in show business” know who she is. She feels famous, she’s totally thrilled with this gift.

To all the Mom’s out there, cheers, you deserve more than 1 day. Thank you for all you do.

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