I think I've read that Farner doesn't have too much of a problem with Mel, who probably just needs the work. Attempting to tread lightly: I will say that Mark made a few political/conspiracy theory comments when I last saw him that got a bit of an uncomfortable reaction from the crowd. I've read interviews so I didn't find them surprising but that may be a bigger issue for Brewer than his religious beliefs. Don't really want to bash Don too much but I've also heard that he's the one kiboshing the release of the Maysles brothers' Shea Stadium documentary because of perceived lack of interest. Grrr.