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
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?
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!
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.
Hello Friends, Many moons ago I had an idea. This idea was based on the fact, the assumption, that there were more people like me - as far as music tastes go - than the growth of mediocre pop music would suggest. My idea was to create a space that celebrated the music of my … Continue reading It’s been a while since I’ve been here, so I thought I might remind myself what Raised on the Radio is to me.
This week's Raised on the Radio Guest Post, is by Doug Foster. Doug and I go waaaay back and I am thrilled to have him on Raised on the Radio. Please click this link to read this post about love and loss and Van Halen, There Must Be Some Misunderstanding As much as I have … Continue reading There Must Be Some Misunderstanding – How a Missing Genesis Album was Eclipsed by Van Halen
Dear Carole, In 1971 you released an album called "Tapestry". This is an album in which you either wrote all the songs either by yourself, or with a little help from your friends, with the exception of "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman" and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow." I say this not … Continue reading A Letter to Carole King Concerning Tapestry
So, you think radio was always the way it is today? Let's see, today, many "announcers" go into the studio, record all of their vocal breaks, and leave for the day. Oh, they might make a public appearance here or there, and cut a commercial or two, but in reality, radio has gone downhill over … Continue reading Radio Disc Jockey: Long Hairs Need Apply
I admit it, I watched a lot of TV as a kid in the 70's. So much TV, that as a virtual latch-key kid, my sister and I often joked that TV was our mother. That same kid somehow managed to watch SOAP when no one was looking, which was basically always. Except on those … Continue reading I Thought Billy Joel and Billy Crystal Were the Same Person
If there was no such thing as the magical mystery that is music, I wonder what humans would do to pass the time? If I couldn't hum to myself or learn to produce tonal incantations from odd and diverse objects, then how would I express myself beyond the fragmentary thoughts that bind my mind and … Continue reading The Magical Mystery of Music
In an age when it’s too easy to become a Ninja Netflix addict, stealthily clicking “next episode” on the iPad at 2am, knowing that you’ll regret it, and not being able to resist doing so, because it’s RIGHT THERE, right NOW, on demand, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when life was … Continue reading How On Demand Is Cheating Our Kids
I think most of us experienced in our youth what I think of as a “Day the Music Died” moment. We learned about the unexpected death of a performer we admired, and not only did we feel what was for many the first twinges of mortality, but we grasped the bitter truth that even our heroes … Continue reading Memories of Jim Croce, Like Time in a Bottle – Guest post by Meg Hammil
Everybody is a Star The best thing that could have ever happened to me and Sly was the release of the new box set - Sly and the Family Stone, Higher! Growing up in the 70's I was spoon fed Sly. I wasn't living in San Francisco, and even if I was, I am pretty sure … Continue reading Sly and The Family Stone takes you Higher!
My good friend Sarah, from The Sadder But Wiser Girl was kind enough to humiliate herself for our pleasure. I asked her to share they lyrics of a song she has sung wrong all of these years, and she happily obliged. The song? Jet Airliner by The Steve Miller Band J: So Sarah, do … Continue reading You Thought They Said What? The Sadder But Wiser Girl Spills It.
photo: Mike Brody The following is an excerpt of the original review: Peter Tosh was better than the treatment the crowd was giving him. I had never heard reggae live and Tosh was the real ting. The Philly crowd was not as interested. Tosh left the stage to a roar of STONES! In the lull … Continue reading ]The Stones at JFK Stadium, 1978