Wednesday, February 20, 2013

PODCAST: David Selby's Life as Lincoln

DAVID SELBY doesn't need any introduction on a site like this. We know him as Quentin Collins (still the only actor to play that role in any medium) but Selby's had a long-standing fascination with Abraham Lincoln that dates back before his acting career started in earnest. With President’s Day looming, I thought it might be interesting to step away from Collinsport for a moment, and speak with Selby about his interest in Honest Abe. (You've probably noticed that President's Day has come and gone. An unexpected illness delayed my editing this episode for several days, but I'm feeling much better now, thanks.)

Selby and I spent most of the episode talking about Lincoln, but I geeked out during the last few minutes of this episode in a way that, I hope, sounds more charming than creepy. I'll let you be the judge of that. Also, for those of you who don't do the whole podcast thing, I'll be posting a transcript to the interview later in the week.

The music featured in this episode is a selection from Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, which was one of the last musical performances attended by Lincoln, THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS by Johnny Cash, and ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Clutch. I'm not sure that Mr. Selby will care much for a band like Clutch, but he'll probably appreciate the song's sentiment.

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