Glory Days Radio
Eddie Van Halen Tribute

Eddie Van Halen Tribute

October 10, 2020

This is a recording of my "live" tribute show heard on KBWD 1380 Brownwood TX.  So being "live" and recorded off the AM signal, the sound isn't the best.  But I was mostly proud of how I navigated a live commercial free show for over an hour.  

That Quintessential New Wave Instrument…The Harmonica?!

That Quintessential New Wave Instrument…The Harmonica?!

February 6, 2020

So you remember my Cowbell episode, well here's another show devoted to a fringe, novelty instrument.  However this episode has a twist.  In my countdown tonight, there's only songs from the New Wave 80's era.

There's just something about the combination of synths and drum machines combined with an instrument that's been around since the early 1900's that I find too fascinating to not focus on.  So sorry to all you blues rock fans out there! 

Song Numerology

Song Numerology

January 22, 2020

I dip into the archives to bring you an episode that aired back in spring 2018, but was never podcasted.  I follow the strict rule here of only playing songs with numbers and nothing else in the title.  This, of course probably leaves out many of your favorites, but tough.  It's my show.  

A Toast to Neil Peart

A Toast to Neil Peart

January 14, 2020

Meet Joe and Valarie Nelson.  I've known Val from sharing the Brownwood Lyric Theatre stage with her.  She's supremely talented!  Plus, she's a RUSH fan! What??? A female RUSH fan???!

Val will get her own show on GDR soon on 90's rock, but today it's mostly about her husband, Joe.  This guy is a huge RUSH fan and the perfect guest for this celebration of life show. 

Joe picks 10 of his most influential RUSH songs and shares knowledge that only a lifelong fan would know. 

We're SO fortunate to have him.  

 

The Queen of Country Rock-LINDA RONSTADT

The Queen of Country Rock-LINDA RONSTADT

January 9, 2020

What can I say?  I was inspired and a bit smitten by "The Sound of My Voice", the Linda Ronstadt documentary.  I was never a huge LR fan, but her story is just so darn interesting!  And I had a blast this week rediscovering her music.

I do believe, taking in her entire career and the many styles, that's she's one of the greatest female singers of all time.   

In this RADIO DOCUMENTARY (I didn't set out to call it that, but that's what it became) I share many snippets of a rare 1986 interview.  It's one that you didn't hear in the documentary.  I also pack it with 26 of Linda's most iconic songs and facts that didn't get shared in the video doc.  

Enjoy this one.  

Top 20 Songs Released in 2019

Top 20 Songs Released in 2019

January 1, 2020

A Van Halen cover album, a couple of 72 year old rockers, Icelanders, a mopey dude rejoins a band, 3 Canadian acts, the most sympathetic pop singer, 2 Irish bands, some guy from Buffalo and the best live TV performance of the year.  AND MORE!  

PLUS, I sing again......sorry. 

Glory Days of 40’s Radio! It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play

Glory Days of 40’s Radio! It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play

December 23, 2019

OK, this is a classic departure, but hey, 1940's radio WAS the glory days for some.  And THIS is just the kind of fare that your parents and grandparents would immerse themselves in, before TV brought this industry to a screeching halt.  

I was lucky enough to land a role in our local community theatre's production of this classic story, retold like we were presenting it on WBFR Playhouse of the Air. It was tons of fun playing 5 different characters with 5 distinct voices.  We also used foley artists on stage for a great visual.

After the show run I took the soundboard recording and added over 100 sound effects; stuff that we simply were not able to recreate live on stage.  After my remastering, I believe you'll be truly transported INTO the story of George Bailey's life.  Will he marry his sweetheart Mary?  Will he get out of Bedford Falls and make a name for himself?  Can he save the Building and Loan?  Will Clarence get his wings? And finally, will George ever realize the importance of his life for all those around him?  Please share with loved ones this holiday season.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Top 20 Christmas Songs with Sarah Schappell

Top 20 Christmas Songs with Sarah Schappell

December 11, 2019

Join Paul and daughter Sarah as they count down their Top 20 Christmas songs.  They'll also reveal 3 Christmas tunes on their "naughty" list, plus share some traditional Christmas hymns sung like you've never heard them before.  

This is a show that aired LIVE (simulcast on both KBWD and KOXE) on a cold December day back in 2016. The radio station podcast recorder accidentally cut off well before the live show ended.   In a painstaking exercise, it's now been completely remastered and the countdown fully restored!

1967: The Summer of Love

1967: The Summer of Love

December 4, 2019

With winter fast approaching, warm up to the summer sounds of 1967 San Francisco.  We "live it" with former San Franciscan John Sommer.  Recorded live at the KBWD studios in Brownwood TX in the summer of 2017.  

My Obscure 90’s Music Memories

My Obscure 90’s Music Memories

November 20, 2019

The 90s was a weird time for me musically.  I wasn't super into grunge.  Hair metal (certainly not my thing) was thankfully dying out.  And my 70's & 80's music heroes were either breaking up, trying to reinvent themselves or dead.  So I started listening to a lot of various stuff.  Here's some I hope you like as much as I do.  

Note:  This episode is a re-post from last week.  Upon listening, I realized that i processed all the music in mono.  Which makes a big difference when you hear a band like Eels.  

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