The writer and musician Paul Myers discusses Mad Men on the occasion of the end of its fifth season, music, and more, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
You’re warned that spoiler alerts abound in this following as we look at the fifth season that was of Mad Men, the morning after its finale. Joining me now is the journalist and musician Paul Myers. He’s been on before for his books on Long John Baldry and most recently for his book on Todd Rundgren. He’s a thoughtful viewer of the sophisticated AMC drama series set in the world of New York advertising in the 1960s. With his background as performer and a writer on music, we’ll also look at the show’s use of music particularly this season that saw the use of a Beatles record that reportedly cost the show $250,000. His blog is at www.pulmyears.wordpress.com. Also he’s written a book on the Barenaked Ladies, and he was a media personality in this city for some time in the last decade. In Berkley, California this day, please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Paul Myers; Mr. Myers, good morning.