GDR’s Favorite Rock Instrumentals!

January 23, 2019

All told, we share 34 of our favorite rock instrumentals and try to tell you at least one interesting fact on each.  We organize this show by dividing it into 5 sections:

I.  Guitar Virtuosos

II. Tribute to E.V.H.

III. Instrumentals that MUST be followed by that next song.

IV. Lead Album Track Instrumentals

V.  Stand Alone Stellars

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This Is Your Life Terry Blagg

December 14, 2018

First off, this show is one of LOCAL appeal.  It's LIVE radio heard on KBWD Brownwood on Thursday December 13th at 5pm.  My guest is the lovely Terry Lynn Blagg.  Terry works for sponsor Coldwell Banker and loves listening to the music she grew up with.  Join us as we take a trip down memory lane to simpler times. 

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GDR’s Best Covers, Compilations & Remakes of 2018

December 5, 2018

As a companion piece to last weeks "Best Original Songs of 2018" here's a show where you'll likely be very familiar with nearly every song!  Enjoy listening to many of your favorites as you've never heard them before.  And don't miss my exclusive interview with Juliana Hatfield! 😉

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GDR’s Top 20 Songs from 2018

November 28, 2018

Are you like Billy Joel who only lives in the past or Paul McCartney who must try to stay hip and relevant?  I'll choose the latter!  That's why I don't think I'll ever stop seeking out new bands and new music.  Here's one of my favorite shows every year.  You'll find I'm a sucker for foreign synth-pop bands, songs with soaring choruses and bands that are making a comeback after deaths of lead singers.  This is a fast paced show. Meaning, I often do not play the entire songs of artists.  So, if I play one you don't like, relax...it'll be over soon enough.  I'll be curious to hear from you.  Did I play your favorite?  Which song/songs did you like or hate?  What are some of your favs that I missed?  

IF YOU LISTEN TO NOTHING ELSE: catch my "Dickie Goodman-esque" song comedy routine just before my #1 song.  I had fun producing it!  ENJOY & TELL A FRIEND!

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How would YOU rank Queen’s studio albums? (plus we review Bohemian Rhapsody!)

November 8, 2018

What are YOUR thoughts on the movie? Do you agree with my review?  My ranking of the fifteen Queen studio albums (especially #1) may surprise you.  Perhaps I'll win you over with my song selections.

Each band member (Brian, John, Roger & Freddie) gets his shining moment with innovative sound isolation production that isn't to be missed.

Enjoy one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time and certainly THE best male vocalist of all time! 

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FREE Bonus Episode - Track by Track with Dr. Uncool

October 23, 2018

As promised, the guy who was SO great on the Beatles Solo show sits down for a track by track discussion of his new release "Dazzlingly Uncool".  By day (and many nights) Dr. Rocky Seale is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Ogden, Utah. He's delivered over 6000 babies in his 20+ years!  Rocky's a great songwriter, musician and producer in his own right and when you add the stellar guitar work of Alex Weeden (on loan from country superstar Miranda Lambert's band), the songs soar to another level.  Standout tracks include "Treasure For the Other Side", "In Other Words" (my favorite) and the title track.  Furthermore, his cover of the Beach Boys masterpiece "Good Vibrations" isn't to be missed.  Enjoy this dazzlingly funny and sometimes serious episode with an old friend and fellow Alpha Tau Omega member from Baylor University. Sic' Em! 

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The Fab 4 - The Solo Years

October 20, 2018

Noted Beatles historian & recording artist Dr. Rocky Seale sits down with GDR to discuss the Fab 4's Solo Years.  Do we play your favorite?  You'll get hard hitting journalism like...If John, Paul, George & Ringo were one of Snow White's dwarves, which one would they be? How is the band Cheap Trick forever intertwined with John Lennon? Which bootleg McCartney song did a masseuse and her fiance' dance to at their wedding and how did they get it? Did George Harrison really rip off Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" for a lyric? And why did Ringo cry to Barbara Walters? All that and much, much more in this fast paced 2 hour romp. 

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DEF LEPPARD’S HYSTERIA ALBUM-DECONSTRUCTED

September 22, 2018

Now this is NOT a podcast.  It is a recorded LIVE radio show from Sept. of 2017. So keep that in mind when things don't sound quite a smooth as some of my more recent efforts. We may have also been drinking a little as well.  😂This is the 2nd classic album I attempted to fill an hour and a half on.  We actually went over the alloted time that KBWD had recorded. Therefore, the show ends kind of abrubtly; fittingly on the discussion of the not so abrubt death of Steve Clark. Three time co-host David Chilcote guests. Enjoy this fun look back at Def Leppard Hysteria!

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The Definitive Fake Band Show

September 4, 2018

fake (fāk) adj. not genuine; counterfeit

My sometimes producer; all the time lovely wife Jill joins me for an exhaustive study of bands that had an inorganic beginning.  We break it down into fake bands from movies, fake cartoon bands and fake bands from television. Fellow podcasters John Lamoreaux (The Hustle Podcast) and Pat Francis (Rock Solid) make cameos.

WAYS TO SPOT A FAKE BAND

Is the band animated or perhaps made of clay?

* Does the band have an evil band manager?

* Are all the members well-known TV or movie actors?

* Does the band have matching uniforms inconsistent with their disposible income?

* Is Michael McKean or Harry Shearer in the band?

* Does the band also solve crimes?

* Did you just now make it up?

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MONDEGREENS

August 15, 2018

Listen to this ridiculous show at your own risk, because once you hear one, you'll never forget it. I picked the perfect guest for this one!  This is an archived show; back when I went on LIVE on KBWD.  So enjoy GDR, technical snafus and all!  New shows begin 8/23!

 

The technical term for misheard lyrics is "mondegreens", coined by Sylvia Wright in a 1954 Atlantic article.  As a child, young Sylvia had listened to a folk song that included the lines "...They had slain the Earl of Moray/And Lady Mondegreen."  As is customary with the victims of misheard lyrics, she didn't realize her mistake for years.  The song was not about the tragic fate of Lady Mondegreen, but rather the continuing plight of the good Earl: "They had slain the Earl of Moray/And laid him on the green."  

...and now you know......the rest of the story.

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