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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.