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Albert Brooks tells the jokes. Albert King plays the licks.
Old kicks on the wall at a running store in New Mexico.
Albert does impressions for Johnny.
Here's Ben Fong-Torres' 1975 Rolling Stone cover story on Linda Ronstadt:
Turn your radio down.
In recent years, critics have pegged writer-director Judd Apatow as the next James L. Brooks. That's meant to be high praise. Brooks—the director of movies like Broadcast News who, like Apatow, transitioned from television to film—managed to create sophisticated romantic comedies that mixed humor and poignancy,…
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