Maron has yet another music legend on the WTF podcast today. Herb Alpert, of Tijuana Brass fame, stops into the garage for a nice chat.
Some Herb Alpert trivia before you get started:
- He’s the “A” in A&M Records
- He is not only not from Tijuana, he’s not even Mexican, or Latin, or Hispanic in any way. He’s the son of a Russian Jew immigrant, and he was born and raised in LA.
Nonetheless, he’s a legend and super-talented man. Sounds like a pretty nice guy too.
Good conversation. Do it.
All along, all I’ve really wanted to be is a writer. So now I tell people that’s what I am, even though I haven’t earned a dime being a writer.
That being said, I’ll confess that once a day, every day, I wish I was still a musician. That was the one time in my life when I was cool.