A New Wave Dance Playlist

  For me, Dance Music is New Wave 80’s music. Because that’s when I was disturbed and dancing. I did some dancing in the late 90’s, but that’s when Dance music was just plain old disturbing to me. Here are some notables: Ministry with Everyday is Halloween – By the way, this song was ourContinue reading “A New Wave Dance Playlist”

There Must Be Some Misunderstanding – How a Missing Genesis Album was Eclipsed by Van Halen

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 haveContinue reading “There Must Be Some Misunderstanding – How a Missing Genesis Album was Eclipsed by Van Halen”

I Wanted My Own Bitchin’ Camero

    It’s the mid 1980s. Bands like REO Speedwagon, Foreigner and Wham! ruled the charts. But there’s an underground movement bubbling up — punk rock. Listening to my Sony Walkman late at night, the local college station would spin strange songs and bizarre artists. Sometimes, the songs were so awful my ears hurt. OtherContinue reading “I Wanted My Own Bitchin’ Camero”

Deep Sleep: In Remembrance of DEVO’s Bob 2

Unlike he, I had by then passed the Bauhaus test, you see. Having previously purchased, initially hated, then grown to respect and finally admire their seminal album “Mask,” I was already well versed in the true nature, flavor and potential of what would eventually be coined as “alternative music.” My little brother, however, had noContinue reading “Deep Sleep: In Remembrance of DEVO’s Bob 2”

FirstNotes and ForeverMusic

I was raised in a pretty shut-down household, where the music available was a strict diet of Classic FM (which I now love), Classical CDs (I love some of them), ‘Churchy’ music (still not that keen), and Gilbert and Sullivan (hate it with a passion). There was one exception (other than the stalwart ‘sung TimesContinue reading “FirstNotes and ForeverMusic”