Show #59: The Best Of 2013 (Part 2)


Well I’ll be Earth, it’s been awhile. After a little hiatus, TRR is up and rocking again, though a little more on the DL. That’s ‘down low’ if you’re not into the whole acronym thing. Anyway, I’m now rocking the show on a non-weekly basis, so my times will be a’changing, but I’m aiming to broadcast a show once a month for the time being. Who knows, maybe I’ll rev the party train back up in the near future. Either way, it’s jam time, and we’re picking up right where we left off. Here are the very best albums of 2013, and boy were they awesome.  (more…)


Show #58: The Best Of 2013 (Part 1)


It’s time to jam out to the best tuneskies of 2013. I’ll go through all the lists I posted yesterday and begin to tackle the top 13 albums of 2013. We’ll finish it up on the next show, but we’ve got some good tunes going down right about now. Well, click the link to make the tunes start right now.


Show #54: Kicking It At The Shack


Today we had a little chat with Sugar Shack Records owner and operator Gary Feest, who’s been running the iconic Madison, Wisconsin record store for 32 years. Dude parties so hard that he makes those UW college kids look like they belong in a nursing home. He jams to his tunes so loud that he makes the Rolling Stones sound like a bunch of librarians. Yep. These are facts. So tune in and listen about his killer biker gang, his thoughts on reading books, and of course lots of music talk too.


Show #8: The Best of 2012


A new year … and a new show to grace your ears…

That’s right earth, it’s officially 2013, so it’s time to rock with the special two-hour show from last week where I recapped all the awesomeness of 2012. I know I’m a little late posting this bad boy, but I’m also a little lazy. Hey, at least I’m honest. 

In being a new year, I thought it was time to reassess the format of this blog. That’s right, all of the show links will be posted separately from blog posts for four reasons. 1: If you’re lazy, you can simply click the link without having to read stuff. 2: If you can’t read, you don’t have to worry about the shame of not comprehending long blog posts and failing at reading stuff. 3: I am attempting to make the blog stand on it’s own beyond just going in conjunction with the radio show, so you can then read more stuff if you so desire. 4: I can’t remember what else, but I think I was going to say “read stuff” again.

So then the grand idea is to have blog posts throughout the week with music related greatness, but every Wednesday, count on the show being posted in all its rocking glory. If I need to elaborate on the show with a separate blog post, get ready for that bad mother to drop like a bomb on Thursdays. That way, it’s quicker and easier to jam to the TRR radio hour, and therefore leading you on your way to being the coolest kid on the block.


Show #7: Tis The Season


Ho ho ho! Boy did we have a fun-filled and festive show this morning.

I know it’s a festive time right now. Hanukkah just ended a few days ago and we have Christmas next week. But the reason I wanted to play a festive show today is in response to something else.

You see Planet Earth, tis the season for gift giving, so I’ve been out and about doing my Santa thing. And not even 10 seconds in a store reminds me why I usually shop online. No it’s not the crowds, the strollers, or the checkout lines, though those bug me too. It’s the Christmas music. I hate Christmas music. I hate it so much it’s literally one of my pet peeves.


Show #5: The CD Turns The Dirty 30


Since this is the first show that’s part of the “Conversations in Music” series, I thought I’d try a new method of  posting the show by laying out an edited transcript of the full show, with some other added goodies as well. Let me know what you think!

Good morning, good morning, vast Planet Earth. Thanks so much for joining me on The Rock Renaissance for the next hour here at Party 934 and 94.9 FM in the Hudson Valley. I’m glad you’re here, because the show today is a great one. We’re finally goin gto venture into the series of “Conversations in Music,” the intellectual crux of this program. That means we’re going to chat a little bit, about some serious business in the musical world. What exactly is so serious today? I’ll let you know once this killer jam is up.

  • The Heavy – “How You Like Me Now?” – (2009)

That was one of my current jams, a Neo-Funk band named The Heavy, with their best-known song, “How You Like Me Now?” It has absolutely nothing to do with the show at all, I just felt like playing it. That’s how I roll, Earth.