The first piece is about Freberg's classic Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America -- Volume 1: The Early Years, and why it took 35 years for Volume 2 to get done.
He mentions that his next tale will be about the making of that Volume 2 (on which Mark worked). What he doesn't mention yet is that Volume 2 was released by Rhino Records. Rhino's president at the time was Harold Bronson, a fellow I know -- and have always been proud that he was the one who put out Volume 2.
You can read the first one here.