Twisted Mix Tape – Forbidden Love

Twisted Mix-Tape? WHAT??!!! This is what. Me and music, we go hand in hand. I carry earbuds with me everywhere I go. I'm not anti-social (I'm only anti-work), I'm just anti-silence. Well that's a bold-faced lie, but when my choices are listening to the drivel playing at grocery, or a bunch of people yapping at... Continue Reading →

Twisted Mix Tape

Welcome to Twisted Mix-Tape on Raised on the Radio. The new home for my most favorite weekly music bytes. If you want to play along, please comment with your favorite songs! This is what makes me tick. Me and music, we go hand in hand. I carry earbuds with me everywhere I go. My favorite... Continue Reading →

Led Zeppelin Loses First Round in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Lawsuit

This just blows me away. Having listened to the song I can say conclusively Zeppelin did them wrong. However not so thrilled that the family came forward after the song writer passed. You decide.

TIME

For decades, Led Zeppelin has faced claims that they plagiarized their iconic 1971 hit “Stairway to Heaven” from the rock band Spirit. Now it looks like Zeppelin is headed for a difficult legal battle.

Back in May, family members of Spirit frontman Randy Craig Wolfe (a.k.a Randy California) filed the suit against Zeppelin, seeking monetary damages and a writing credit for the now-deceased Wolfe, NBC Philadelphia reports. Wolfe’s family claims that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page ripped off the chords for “Stairway to Heaven” from Spirit’s 1968 tune “Taurus.” (The two bands at one point toured together and had thus become familiar with each other’s music.)

Now, Zeppelin and their music companies have requested that the case be dismissed, as the “individual defendants are British citizens residing in England, own no property in Pennsylvania and have no contacts with Pennsylvania, let alone ties sufficient to render them essentially at…

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A Swinging Jazz Christmas Playlist

  The table is set, the lights are turned down just the right amount to make the room sparkle and the cheesy Christmas decorations are hidden in another room - leaving only the very tasteful decorations you share with company. Now shove the kids in another room with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and enjoy one... Continue Reading →

Martini Lounge Christmas Playlist

'Tis the season. Whether you partake or not, you can't help but tap your toes to this special brand of Christmas music. So pull up a chair, grab a martini and enjoy yourself at the Raised on the Radio Christmas Lounge. A Martini Lounge Christmas YouTube on the top, bottom links go straight to *iTunes... Continue Reading →

A Thanksgiving Playlist

The table is set, the lights are turned down just enough to make the room sparkle and the cheesy Christmas decorations are hidden in another room - leaving only the very tasteful decorations you share with company. Occupy the kids with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and enjoy one night as an adult. Hit shuffle on your Thanksgiving Playlist... Continue Reading →

Baby Boomers Music

Baby Boomers are egotistical asses, especially when it comes to music!   I should know.  I'm a Baby Boomer.   You have to remember, most Baby Boomers have followed music from its early days.  Say, a Baby Boomer, born in 1954, will remember songs from the Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, The Big Bopper, and Buddy... Continue Reading →

Gordon Lightfoot

  I've been listening to Gordon Lightfoot for 44 of my 44 years. It's a gimme, isn't it? If you were alive in the 70's, you listened to Gordo. That doesn't mean I knew the ins and outs of the man. Actually.....I heard from a reliable source that his life took some serious wrong turns,... Continue Reading →

Blood Sweat and Tears

How will you be remembered? Will you be the guy who fought for a cause? Or will you be a guy who had an amazing idea for a band, a band that would turn into a pop sensation?! What if you don't want your band to be a pop sensation? You dig your heals in the... Continue Reading →

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