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.

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 myContinue 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.”

What Are Your First Musical Memories?

What are the first songs you remember in your life? Of course, the answer may have something to do with when you were born.  It may also have something to do with the type of music your parents listened to.  And, believe it or not, it may also have to do with what your motherContinue reading “What Are Your First Musical Memories?”

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”

I Thought Billy Joel and Billy Crystal Were the Same Person

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 thoseContinue reading “I Thought Billy Joel and Billy Crystal Were the Same Person”

The Magical Mystery of Music

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 andContinue reading “The Magical Mystery of Music”

You Thought They Said What? The Sadder But Wiser Girl Spills It.

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, doContinue reading “You Thought They Said What? The Sadder But Wiser Girl Spills It.”