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Welcome to The Shuffle!

The Shuffle is a weekly 3 hour radio show and podcast. The show airs (usually) live on WFIT-FM in Melbourne, FL, Wednesday evenings from 7-10 PM. Podcasts of the shows are posted here on a quasi-frequent basis.

The Shuffle features music from around the world and across the ages--Jazz to Punk, New Age to New Wave, Classical to Comedy, we plow through it all.

Call it Creative Chaos.

Music you know.
Music you don’t know.
And music you only THINK you know.


 

Creating a Hit

Ray Manzarek talks through the process behind the creation of Light My Fire. Originally an interview on Fresh Air, a program hosted by the normally insufferable Terry Gross and available archived on the NPR web site here (Real Audio link). The entire interview is interesting, but the part about writing—creating may be more accurate—Light My Fire starts around 9:30. Link inspired by the great George Winston tribute to The Doors, "NIght Divides the Day".

My current favorite:

An amazing solo banjo version of Paul Simon's Graceland by The Tallest Man on Earth, AKA Kristian Matsson of Dalarna, Sweden.

For more, listen to the Covers shows below.

Thanks!
Todd G

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Show #10-52 Hour 1 - December 25, 2010

 

Mellow Christmas show. Music mostly from my old days as a New Age DJ, with a beloved classic album from George Winston.




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Show #10-52 Hour 2 - December 25, 2010

 

Second verse, same as the first! With a beloved classic album from Vince Guaraldi. Yeah, guess which one, eh?




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Show #10-51 Hour 1 - December 18, 2010

 

Upbeat Christmas show. Most song selections courtesy of "Any Major Dude With Half A Heart" blog. Visit them at "www.HalfHeartedDude.com"




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Show #10-51 Hour 2 - December 18, 2010

 

Second verse, same as the first!




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Show #10-49 Hour 1 - December 4, 2010

 

This and That. Mostly acoustic-y. Sorry about the quality of the announcements. Trying a new way to record live -- FAIL! Some amplifier somewhere in the chain was being overdriven. I re-mixed the tunes from the sources for this podcast, but announcements are still pretty broken up. Soorrrry :(




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Show #10-49 Hour 2 - December 4, 2010

 

Uninterrupted hour of chill, electronica, international, and whatever. Really interesting, actually. Got a few calls on this. Playlist is live (link below) if you want to know who and where.




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Show #10-43 Hour 1 - October 30, 2010

 

This and That.




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Show #10-43 Hour 2 - October 30, 2010

 

We're managed to find enough Prozac to pick back up on the Classic Albums Covered feature of Pink Floyd's The Wall. This week we cover sides 3 and 4, noting Pink's descent into and out of madness. Fun for the whole family! Big thanks once again to Ray at the CoverMe blog (here) for both the hard work of finding and compiling the songs and graciously allowing us to use his choices.




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Show #10-42 Hour 1 - October 23, 2010

 

This and That.




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Show #10-42 Hour 2 - October 23, 2010

 

Wherein Classic Albums Covered straps on its psychological armor and wades into Pink Floyd's (read: Roger Waters') masterpiece The Wall. So big (read: mentally draining) it is split over two weeks. First week runs through sides 1 and 2. Big thanks to Ray at the CoverMe blog (here) for both the hard work of finding and compiling the songs and graciously allowing us to use his choices.




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Show #10-42 Hour 1 - October 16, 2010

 

Back from 2 weeks of Fund Drive (weee!) with some This and That, and bluegrass forshadowing.




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Show #10-42 Hour 2 - October 16, 2010

 

Remember when a HoeDown meant more than just another clumsy hooker? Bluegrass covers. Good ones. No, really.




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Show #10-38 Hour 1 - Sept. 25, 2010

 

Cover-to-Cover Covers! Special guest Brian Ibbott of the premiere web podcast dedicated to cover music, Coverville, joins us for both hours of tonight's show. Brian brings with him two, count 'em two, hours of great cover songs and talks cover theory and practice. Make sure to visit the expanding Coverville empire online at www.Coverville.com, vote in the Who Did It Better poll, and add Coverville to your feed list!




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Show #10-38 Hour 2 - Sept. 25, 2010

 

ibid Ibbott




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Show #10-37 Hour 1 - September 18, 2010

 

This and That. Includes a widely panned version of Paint it Black. Oh Well.




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Show #10-37 Hour 2 - September 18, 2010

 

If The Beatles were the "Good Boys" of the 60's British Invasion, The Rolling Stones were the Bad. Tonight's Classic Albums Covered features 1969's Let It Bleed from the Rolling Stones. Folk to Metal to R&B to Kick-Butt R&R versions of all 9 songs.




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Show #10-35 Hour 1 - September 4, 2010

 

This and That, plus some sweet acapella. And there ain't no capella like acapella.




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Show #10-35 Hour 2 - September 4, 2010

 

A tribute to the closing of one of the top Cover song blogs, FongSongs. Jamie is going on hiatus after 5 years of great finds and commentary on cover songs, artists, and news. As a final farewell he's posted his favorite 101 cover songs and tonight we count down his top 10. I don't think he'll shutter the archive but go visit him at FongSongs.blogspot.com while you still can for an education in all things cover, eh?




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Show #10-34 Hour 1 - August 21, 2010

 

This and That. Oh, and some Tiny Tim.




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Show #10-34 Hour 2 - August 21, 2010

 

Ukulele madness! A full hour of Uke Tunes and lore, with special guest Ty Olopai, a Florida Ukulele performer. Great introduction to the 4 stringed devil.




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Show #10-32 Hour 1 - August 14, 2010

 

This and That.




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Show #10-32 Hour 2 - August 14, 2010

 

Classic Albums Covered featuring Prince's Purple Rain. Let's go crazy!




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Show #10-31 Hour 1 - August 7, 2010

 

This and That.




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Show #10-31 Hour 2 - August 7, 2010

 

80's Party Mix!.




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Show #10-30 Hour 1 - July 31, 2010

 

This and That. Some cool covers.




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Show #10-30 Hour 2 - July 31, 2010

 

Government Mule is playing tonight, so I'm featuring music of and by The Allman Brothers Band.




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Show #10-29 Hour 1 - July 24, 2010

 

This and That, and some forshadowing of next hour's feature.




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Show #10-29 Hour 2 - July 24, 2010

 

Wow. Led Zeppelin's 4th album. Call it 'Zep 4, call it ZOSO, call it overplayed. We officially inaugurate a new Classic Albums Covered feature with this iconic rock touchstone. With a hat-tip to the CoverMe blog (here) and Brian Ibbott's Coverville podcast (here). for inspiration and, uh, sources.




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Show #10-28 Hour 1 - July 17, 2010

 

Comedy! Our semi-annual Comedy Spectacular, with co-host Rob Killam of Celtic Tapestry (here). Tonight featuring a tribute to Dr. Demento in recognition of his 40 years of wacky radio!




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Show #10-29 Hour 2 - July 17, 2010

 

More from the good Dr's archives.




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Show #10-25 Hour 1 - June 26, 2010

 

This and That.




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Show #10-25 Hour 2 - June 26, 2010

 

In rememberance of Michael Jackson on the first anniversary of his death, we cover Thriller, the best selling album of all time. Not a big MJ fan myself, but you gotta give the guy his due. Some pretty tasty covers in here.




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Show #10-24 Hour 1 - June 19, 2010

 

This and That.




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Show #10-24 Hour 2 - June 19, 2010

 

In rememberance of what would have been his 62nd birthday we feature the music of and by Nick Drake. Some great covers and a couple of songs by Nick hisself ( thanks DMCA for only allowing me to air 3 off his performances. )




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Show #10-21 Hour 1 - May 29, 2010

 

Starts with this and that, then a super-sized, Shuffle-ized celebration of the 30th anniversiary of the US release of The Clash's seminal London Calling , with a bit hat-tip to the CoverMe blog (here) and Brian Ibbott's Coverville podcast (here). for inspiration and, uh, sources. Most song commentary is from CoverMe.




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Show #10-21 Hour 2 - May 29, 2010

 

ibid




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Show #10-20 Hour 1 - May 22, 2010

 

A New Wave music celebration! First hour includes a tribute to The Psychedelic Furs, with thanks to my go-to site for cover inspirations, Brian Ibbott's Coverville podcast (here). Add it to your feeds. Now. No, really, do it now, before you forget.




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Show #10-20 Hour 2 - May 22, 2010

 

Uninterrupted New Wave 80's Party Mix! Can yoooo dig it? (OK, that was a '79 film, but cut me some slack, Jack! [wherein your intrepid host redeems himself with a quote from one of the best of the 80's movies. If not the all-time best, really.])




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Show #10-19 Hour 1 - May 15, 2010

 

This and that. But a caller cussed me out for playing a Clash cover. So I've got that going for me.




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Show #10-19 Hour 2 - May 15, 2010

 

Same old this and that. Less pissing off listeners, apparently.




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Show #10-18 Hour 1 - May 1, 2010

 

May Day! Better known by the intelligencia as Covers Day. Both hours today feaure selections from Aussie radio station JJJ (Triple J) live cover compilations Like a Version.




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Show #10-18 Hour 2 - May 1, 2010

 

ibid




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Show #10-15 Hour 1 - April 17, 2010

 

This and that.




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Show #10-15 Hour 2 - April 17, 2010

 

Lounge! Well, more "Alternative" lounge. Rather a lot, really.




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Show #10-14 Hour 1 - April 10, 2010

 

This and that.




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Show #10-14 Hour 2 - April 10, 2010

 

Comedy!.




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Show #10-13 Hour 1 - April 3, 2010

 

This and that, but with little Todd G. Some unplugged/acoustic versions of favorites.




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Show #10-13 Hour 2 - April 3, 2010

 

Pink Floyd Trance, pretty much uninterrupted. Always a favorite feature.




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Show #10-10 Hour 1 - March 13, 2010

 

This and that. With an extended set of smokey, chick-singer cover tunes. Yum.




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Show #10-10 Hour 2 - March 13, 2010

 

Music from the latest Acoustic Rainbow sampler. Kinda folksy.




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Show #10-09 Hour 1 - March 6, 2010

 

Our annual Academy Awards Pre-Pre-Show with Co-Host Carter Adams of
the Auteurs and Ovations blog.




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Show #10-09 Hour 2 - March 6, 2010

 

Part 2 of the Oscars Extravaganza.




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Show #10-08 Hour 1 - February 27, 2010

 

OK. So it has been, uh, awhile since I've posted shows here. I have a bunch that I will post, and add notes as I can. This is acoustic and some live bits.




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Show #10-08 Hour 2 - February 27, 2010

 

Trance and chill electronica.




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Show #10-07 Hour 1 - February 20, 2010

 

This and that.




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Show #10-07 Hour 2 - February 20, 2010

 

Salute...to the Bass! Cello, acoustic, electric, and more humpin' & pumpin'




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Show #10-06 Hour 1 - February 13, 2010

 

This and that for both hours.




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Show #10-06 Hour 2 - February 13, 2010

 

More this and that.




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Show #10-05 Hour 1 - February 6, 2010

 

This and that, plus some foreshadowing for our next outSTANDing feature hour. Oh yeah, and some more covers. Good ones this time. No, really.




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Show #10-05 Hour 2 - February 6, 2010

 

Super Bowl Pre-Pre-Pre party, featuring music of and by The Who.




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Show #10-04 Hour 1 - January 30, 2010

 

This and that for both hours. Still kinda covers crazy, tho.




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Show #10-04 Hour 2 - January 30, 2010

 

This and that for both hours.




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Show #10-03 Hour 1 - January 16, 2010

 

This and that.




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Show #10-04 Hour 2 - January 16, 2010

 

More of the ever popular this and that.




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Show #10-02 Hour 1 - January 9, 2010

 

Whew. Finally over the holidays. Back to this and that.




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Show #10-04 Hour 2 - January 9, 2010

 

It's the 75th anniversary of The King. An hour of and by Elvis Aaron Presley.




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Show #10-01 Hour 1 - January 2, 2010

 

Our semi-annual Comedy Extravaganza with Co-Host Rob Killam.




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Show #10-01 Hour 2 - January 2, 2010

 

Part 2 of a Comedy Compendium.




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Show #09-51 Hour 1 - December 12, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-51 Hour 2 - December 12, 2009

 

Retro. For me, this means old school New Age. Windham Hill, Narada, etc. Most 20+ yrs old.




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Show #09-50 Hour 1 - December 5, 2009

 

This and that. Some covers to tweak the synapses.




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Show #09-50 Hour 2 - December 5, 2009

 

This and that, redux. Along with some more obscure covers.




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Show #09-49 Hour 1 - November 28, 2009

 

My birthday show! Yaay me! So I treated myself to 2, count 'em, 2, hours of covers.




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Show #09-49 Hour 2 - November 28, 2009

 

More covers familiar and less so. Includes acapella version of DSoM. Yummy.




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Show #09-48 Hour 1 - November 21, 2009

 

This and that. New King Easy Radio sampler and some covers.




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Show #09-48 Hour 2 - November 21, 2009

 

Trancy-Indie-y hour without Todd's yapping.




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Show #09-47 Hour 1 - November 14, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-47 Hour 2 - November 14, 2009

 

This and that, redux.




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Show #09-46 Hour 1 - November 7, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-46 Hour 2 - November 7, 2009

 

This and that, redux.




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Show #09-45 Hour 1 - October 31, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-45 Hour 2 - October 31, 2009

 

This and that, redux.




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Show #09-44 Hour 1 - October 24, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-44 Hour 2 - October 24, 2009

 

This and that, redux.




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Show #09-43 Hour 1 - October 17, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-43 Hour 2 - October 17, 2009

 

This and that, redux.




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Show #09-39 Hour 1 - September 26, 2009

 

This and that. Mostly acoustic-y, blues-y, chick singer-y. Ya know, the familiar first hour but jacked up with a couple of foreshadowing cover songs.




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Show #09-39 Hour 2 - September 26, 2009

 

Covers feature! From an article in Esquire Magazine, "1,892 Cover Songs Men Could Listen To", here are the first 10, along with commentary from the author, John James, and your host (that would be me).

Other links mentioned in the show:
   Fred Knittle's performance in Young@Heart of Coldplay's "Fix You"
   Short video of The Unholy Trio's version of Pubic Enemy's "Bring the Noise"

And a BIG hat tip to Brian Ibbott at the always amazing "Coverville" podcast (listen/feed at Coverville.com) for highlighting the article.




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Show #09-37 Hour 1 - September 12, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-37 Hour 2 - September 12, 2009

 

80's Dance Mix feature! Trying out my new Beat-Mix program, poof up your hair and don the padded shoulders, here comes the New Wave.




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Show #09-36 Hour 1 - September 5, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-36 Hour 2 - September 5, 2009

 

More this and that. Caller said it was one of the best shows EVEAH! 'Course he went on to say he wasn’t as drunk as usual. So I’ve got that going for me.




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Show #09-35 Hour 1 - August 29, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-35 Hour 2 - August 29, 2009

 

Electronica. Not too trance-y, more chill lounge-y. Starts out with a 16 minute mashup tribute to Twin Peaks. Pretty good, if I do say so. [ed. You just did. Does the quality have anything to do with the fact that you didn’t talk much? Huh? Some correlation there, big boy??]




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Show #09-34 Hour 1 - August 22, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-34 Hour 2 - August 22, 2009

 

Oopsie. Was going to feature Electonica, but messed up. So more "This and that". Still very good, tho.




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Show #09-33 Hour 1 - August 15, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-33 Hour 2 - August 15, 2009

 

Selections from the new King Easy Radio Sampler. Acoustic, roots, blues… Gooood stuff.




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Show #09-32 Hour 1 - August 8, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-32 Hour 2 - August 8, 2009

 

More this and that but I did find a way to fit in a bit from the Edgar Meyer-Chris Thiele release.




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Show #09-31 Hour 1 - August 1, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-30 Hour 2 - August 1, 2009

 

"Stick it to the Man" show. 2 and only 2 songs (ergo DMCA compliant) from Jethro Tull -- Thick as a Brick -- Side 1 and Side 2. A bit more to finish out the hour. Did I mention this is only two (2) (II) (ii) sequential songs from the same artist?




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Show #09-30 Hour 1 - July 25, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-30 Hour 2 - July 25, 2009

 

Music from the latest Acoustic Rainbow (#34) compilation of great roots, acoustic, blues, etc. Killin’ time? Yeah, sorta.




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Show #09-29 Hour 1 - July 18, 2009

 

This and that. New releases, mostly.




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Show #09-29 Hour 2 - July 18, 2009

 

Chill, Electronica, Trance… With some Tangerine Dream at the end. Lots of music, less of Todd G.




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Show #09-28 Hour 1 - July 11, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-28 Hour 2 - July 11, 2009

 

Covers. Repeat show.




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Show #09-27 Hour 1 - July 4, 2009

 

Happy 4th of July! And time for our Semi-Annual Comedy Extravaganza with Co-Host Rob Killam.




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Show #09-27 Hour 2 - July 4, 2009

 

Part 2 of a Comedy Compendium.




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Show #09-25 Hour 1 - June 20, 2009

 

Final Lowen and Navarro show, live from the Birchmere in Alexandria VA June 6, 2009. An enchanted evening.




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Show #09-25 Hour 2 - June 20, 2009

 

Part 2 of the L&N show.




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Show #09-24 Hour 1 - June 13, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-24 Hour 2 - June 13, 2009

 

More this and that.




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Show #09-21 Hour 1 - May 21, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-21 Hour 2 - May 21, 2009

 

More this and that.




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Show #09-20 Hour 1 - May 16, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-20 Hour 2 - May 16, 2009

 

More this and that. Includes some cool slide work, tho.




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Show #09-18 Hour 1 - May 2, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-18 Hour 2 - May 2, 2009

 

Chill lounge. Ommmmmmmm.




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Show #09-16 Hour 1 - April 18, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-16 Hour 2 - April 18, 2009

 

Pink Floyd cover feature. Includes Bluegrass Floyd, Trance Floyd, and an entire, Wizard of Oz compatible a capella treatment of Dark Side of the Moon. Yes, the entire album. F'n wow.




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Show #09-12 Hour 1 - March 21, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-12 Hour 2 - March 21, 2009

 

Interview with and music programmed by John Dial of fluffertrax.com, the adult film music internet radio station.




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Show #09-11 Hour 1 - March 14, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-11 Hour 2 - March 14, 2009

 

Soft and slow acoustic. Relax.




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Show #09-10 Hour 1 - March 07, 2009

 

80's week! First hour includes the brilliant Joe Strummer scored soundtrack to Grosse Pointe Blank.




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Show #09-10 Hour 2 - March 07, 2009

 

Wow. A full 80's party mix. Girl? check your shoulder pads. Guys, hair up!




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Show #09-09 Hour 1 - February 28, 2009

 

This and that. No feature, but some new releases from Candyrat Records and Kari Estrin.




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Show #09-07 Hour 1 - February 14, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-07 Hour 2 - February 14, 2009

 

More this and that.




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Show #09-04 Hour 1 - January 24, 2009

 

This and that. With a preview of our Covers feature hour.




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Show #09-04 Hour 2 - January 24, 2009

 

Back, way back, to the New Wave!
Track list:
Tears for Fears, Head Over Heels
A Flock of Seagulls, I Ran
Julian Cope, You Spin Me Round and Round
Talk Talk, Talk Talk
Depeche Mode, People are People
Gang of Four, I Love a Man in a Uniform
Soft Cell, Tainted Love
Re-Flex, The Politics of Dancing
The Stranglers, Peaches
Splodgenessabounds, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Please
Jonathan Richman, Roadrunner
The Flying Lizards, Money
Spandau Ballet, To Cut a Long Story Short
Orchestral Manoevers in the Dark, Electricity in the Dark
Visge, Fade to Grey
Peter Goodwin, Images of Heaven
Kraftwerk, The Robots




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Show #09-03 Hour 1 - January 17, 2009

 

This and that.




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Show #09-03 Hour 2 - January 17, 2009

 

Trance and Electronica. Uninterrupted party mix!




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