This morning I had one of those moments that sucked me back into time. Full on trails as my body was pulled backwards to the me I was in the early 90s. I was a funny version of myself then, early 20s, kind of hollow. I was filling that hollowness with music, very specific friends, … Continue reading More Than This
I want to challenge you to pick up an old favorite. Like REALLY favorite. An album that you listened to from the first song to the last every day for like 3 months. And listen to it AGAIN from first to last. I am listening to Abbey Road right now. Do you know how surprised … Continue reading Listen to the Whole Album
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 – Forbidden Love
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 Twisted Mix Tape
When Tiffany sang "you put your arms around me and we tumble to the ground," could I really have pictured a boy and girl tumbling down a hill—like, rolling down it log-style, maybe just before engaging in a potato-sack race? I've spent a lot of time trying to imagine how I sang that song without … Continue reading Memories of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40
I know I wish it EVERY. DAY. I usually write about music here, and everything else over at my other site. But today I wrote a book review for an amazing story over on JenKehl.com you HAVE to read it! He even has an insider view on Sly and the Family Stone, I wish I … Continue reading Ever wish you were a concert promoter?
You know how someone will say some phrase and you always think of the same thing? Well that's how it is for me.... When someone says, "Well, you came close." My brain plays this: Close But No Cigar - Thomas Dolby https://youtu.be/IcNfZnPsQP4
You may not know who Frank Zappa is, chances are if you're under 40 you don't. Maybe you do, but are wondering why you should care about this total freak show who created vulgar über wacko performance art concerts before that was cool? Oh and now you want to know when I'm going to get to … Continue reading 100 Ways Frank Zappa Influenced Who You Listen To Now
I'm the 70's pop culture junkie and frankly, New Year's Eve isn't New Year's Eve without disco. And I don't mean some new fangled discotheque music. What the heck is a discotheque anyway? Or is it Disco Teka? Whatever it is, that's not what I'm talking about it. What I'm talking about here is … Continue reading Old School Disco New Year’s Eve Playlist – Boogie Fever!
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 A Swinging Jazz Christmas Playlist
Every year you think you want it - something new. You are so sure that you start messing with your iPod, maybe playing with your Pandora or buying a few of those "Target special purchase" CD's. But then you realize; it just doesn't matter. Some songs were done right that one time. You can … Continue reading Cozy Up With Your Classic Christmas Standards 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 Martini Lounge Christmas Playlist
He's the reason for the season, so the saying goes. We celebrate but once a year (for 4o days or so) and as you go through your days, beginning at Thanksgiving, you hear every type of Christmas music from every speaker you pass. Here is are the Carols before the songs, these were meant … Continue reading Inspirational Christmas Music 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 A Thanksgiving Playlist
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 Baby Boomers Music
In the early 1990s, I was not listening to a lot of mainstream music. I had become closely acquainted with world music and bands off the beaten path. Bands and artists like: They Might Be Giants, Poi Dog Pondering and Adrian Belew. An album I became enthralled with in 1990 has stood the test of … Continue reading If You Haven’t Heard it, May I Suggest Beleza Tropical
I met Steve while running the longest meme in blogging history (okay I may be exaggerating) Twisted MixTape. I always loved his contributions, his take from across the pond was a fresh change. I pride myself in being aware of a wide range of music, but until Steve, had no idea there was so much … Continue reading Every UK Number One Song: Here In My Heart…
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 Gordon Lightfoot
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 Blood Sweat and Tears
Age does funny things to you. The one I think we are least likely to understand when we are young is the resistance to change. Of course I know this to be true because I am a child of sitcoms. And each sitcom has at least one episode about the adults not "getting it." Whatever … Continue reading I Love Chicago, I’m Old, and The Best Night of Funky R&B Ever.