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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 #12-52 Hour 1 - Dec 26, 2012

 

A Classic Albums Covered Mega Blowout featuring all 6 sides of Neil Young's first-10-year-retrospective, 1977's Decade.




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Show #12-52 Hour 2 - Dec 26, 2012

 

So who thinks they are worthy of a 3 LP retrospective after only 10 years in the biz?




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Show #12-52 Hour 3 - Dec 26, 2012

 

Even more Neil covers, if you can believe that.




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Show #12-51 Hour 1 - Dec 19, 2012

 

Christmas and seasonal. New Age-y. Very nice.




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Show #12-51 Hour 2 - Dec 19, 2012

 

ibid




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Show #12-51 Hour 3 - Dec 19, 2012

 

ibid ibid




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Show #12-50 Hour 1 - Dec 12, 2012

 

Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer. A Shuffle Christmas, featuring folk, comedy, and more.




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Show #12-50 Hour 2 - Dec 12, 2012

 

How many ways can you Jingle those bells? Find out with an hour of Holiday themed mashups.




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Show #12-50 Hour 3 - Dec 12, 2012

 

Holiday horrors, since Christmas basically starts at Halloween now. And some more comedy.




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Show #12-49 Hour 1 - Dec 5, 2012

 

This and that. Some nice stuff.




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Show #12-49 Hour 2 - Dec 5, 2012

 

A bit of comedy, and finally that Eric Schwartz I've been promising.




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Show #12-49 Hour 3 - Dec 5, 2012

 

Fall inspired electronica and shoegaze. Relaxing.




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Show #12-48 Hour 1 - Nov 28, 2012

 

Standard this and that fare. Kinda bluegrassy start.




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Show #12-48 Hour 2 - Nov 28, 2012

 

A bit ligher than most. Seasonal foreshadowing.




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Show #12-48 Hour 3 - Nov 28, 2012

 

Starting with some comedy. And going, uh, forward from there.




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Show #12-47 Hour 1 - Nov 21, 2012

 

This and that. Some Acoustic versions of 80s tunes, which is always nice.




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Show #12-47 Hour 2 - Nov 21, 2012

 

ibid. With some Ukranian Folk - Acapella - Rockish for good measure.




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Show #12-47 Hour 3 - Nov 21, 2012

 

Seasonal electronica.




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Show #12-46 Hour 1 - Nov 14, 2012

 

Over my funk. The sun rose again, apparently, so back to standard fare.




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Show #12-46 Hour 2 - Nov 14, 2012

 

Loungy startup.




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Show #12-46 Hour 3 - Nov 14, 2012

 

How many Fire songs can I play in a row? Find out here.




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Show #12-45 Hour 1 - Nov 7, 2012

 

Dark, bluesy music for a dark, blusey time.




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Show #12-45 Hour 2 - Nov 7, 2012

 

More abject depression.




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Show #12-45 Hour 3 - Nov 7, 2012

 

Nick Drake featurette. Great for perking one up. Not.




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Show #12-44 Hour 1 - Oct 31, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-44 Hour 2 - Oct 31, 2012

 

More this and that.




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Show #12-44 Hour 3 - Oct 31, 2012

 

An hour of Halloween goodness.




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Show #12-41 Hour 1 - Oct 10, 2012

 

Something wonderful.




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Show #12-41 Hour 2 - Oct 10, 2012

 

Classic Albums Covered hat tip to AC-DCs Back in Black, surprisingly the 2nd best selling album evah.




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Show #12-41 Hour 3 - Oct 10, 2012

 

Back to more wonderfulnosity.




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Show #12-36 Hour 1 - Sep 5, 2012

 

This and that, with some new arrivals and old favorites.




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Show #12-36 Hour 2 - Sep 5, 2012

 

Happy Birthday to yooooo. From Pachelel through Barry Gibb to Freddy Mercury and more.




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Show #12-36 Hour 3 - Sep 5, 2012

 

More from Birthday folks, including Madonna. And a goodbye to Hal David.




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Show #12-35 Hour 1 - Aug 29, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-35 Hour 2 - Aug 29, 2012

 

A salute to that 5 octive, gooseneck honker the bass clarinet. And some cello. And some other stuff.




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Show #12-35 Hour 3 - Aug 29, 2012

 

Back to this and that. Some loungy, some folky.




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Show #12-34 Hour 1 - Aug 22, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-34 Hour 2 - Aug 22, 2012

 

No feature, just some new arrivals and old favorites.




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Show #12-34 Hour 3 - Aug 22, 2012

 

More wandering.




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Show #12-33 Hour 1 - Aug 15, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-33 Hour 2 - Aug 15, 2012

 

More this and that, pretty light actually.




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Show #12-33 Hour 3 - Aug 15, 2012

 

A salute to the 65th birthday of Ian Anderson, the 40th anniversary of Thick as a Brick, and the release of TaaB 2 with the full adventures of Mr. Gerald Bostock.




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Show #12-32 Hour 1 - Aug 8, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-32 Hour 2 - Aug 8, 2012

 

More this and that, since tonight's feature is in the final hour.




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Show #12-32 Hour 3 - Aug 8, 2012

 

Ladies, dig out your shoulder padding. Guys, poof up your hair. It's an 80s music feature. And remember--no matter where you go, there you are. So take that, John Bigboote.




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Show #12-31 Hour 1 - Aug 1, 2012

 

This and that, plus a couple of recent releases.




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Show #12-31 Hour 2 - Aug 1, 2012

 

We salute the conclusion of The Beatles Complete on Ukulele project from David Barratt and friends with an extended feature. Visit them at www.TheBeatlesCompleteOnUkulele.com for the complete set of 185 songs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each.




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Show #12-31 Hour 3 - Aug 1, 2012

 

Oooommm. Another of our always popular un-interrupted lounge and electronica hours. Chill-ax, dudes and dudesses!




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Show #12-30 Hour 1 - Jul 25, 2012

 

This and that. And some covers, natch.




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Show #12-30 Hour 2 - Jul 25, 2012

 

Apparently the world's oldest hobby is also the secret to staying young. A feature tribute to Ernest Borgnine and working the self-service lane at the gas station of love.




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Show #12-30 Hour 3 - Jul 25, 2012

 

Wrapping up songs about self-enjoyment, then back to folky stuff.




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Show #12-29 Hour 1 - Jul 18, 2012

 

This and that. Some new submissions. Folky, mostly.




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Show #12-29 Hour 2 - Jul 18, 2012

 

45 years on we 'Break on Through' and sail a 'Crystal Ship' to 'The End' with a Classic Albums Covered celebration of The Doors' 1967 self-titled first album. Oedipus would be proud.




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Show #12-29 Hour 3 - Jul 18, 2012

 

Lighter than the last hour, with loooong sets.




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Show #12-28 Hour 1 - Jul 11, 2012

 

More from my woebegotten effort to clean off the shelves and store away unused CDs. More from the ones I couldn't bear to pack away, mostly new-agey this week.




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Show #12-28 Hour 2 - Jul 11, 2012

 

More no-box sets.




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Show #12-28 Hour 3 - Jul 11, 2012

 

Wrapping up the can't-bear-to-box them retrospective.




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Show #12-27 Hour 1 - Jul 4, 2012

 

Time to clean off the shelves and store away unused CDs. This week and next I feature the ones I couldn't bear to pack away.




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Show #12-27 Hour 2 - Jul 4, 2012

 

More from the can't-bear-to-put-it-in-a-box set. Mostly 70s pop and rock this week.




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Show #12-27 Hour 3 - Jul 4, 2012

 

Fireworks hour on a fireworks day deserves fireworks-watching-worthy music. And what better than the Best Album of All Time, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Un-interrupted (since it is 2 continuous tracks). And some Low Spark jam to finish the hour off.




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Show #12-26 Hour 1 - Jun 27, 2012

 

This and that. New Twangtown Paramours--always good to hear from them.




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Show #12-26 Hour 2 - Jun 27, 2012

 

More this and that with--finally, and by popular-ish demand--a chiptunes set.




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Show #12-26 Hour 3 - Jun 27, 2012

 

Ooooommmm. A nice, uninterrupted hour of lounge electronica.




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Show #12-25 Hour 1 - Jun 20, 2012

 

This and that, with some tasty new bits.




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Show #12-25 Hour 2 - Jun 20, 2012

 

25 years ago freedom stood proudly and called out tyranny. This week we feature music from 1987 and an amazing speech--defiantly delivered--on June 12, 1987 by one of America's greatest.




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Show #12-25 Hour 3 - Jun 20, 2012

 

More from President Reagan v. Tyranny, and an interview with speechwriter Peter Robinson from a Grove City College Vision and Values (www.visionandvalues.org) lecture series.




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Show #12-24 Hour 1 - Jun 13, 2012

 

This and that in the Folk and Acoustic world.




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Show #12-24 Hour 2 - Jun 13, 2012

 

This week Nick Drake would have celebrated his 64th birthday. It seems each new generation re-discovers Nick. For good reason. Featuring music of and by Nick.




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Show #12-24 Hour 3 - Jun 13, 2012

 

More from our mega-supersized-stupendous Nick Drake Feature with selections from his 3-ish album catalog. Then some slide blues to wrap it up.




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Show #12-23 Hour 1 - Jun 6, 2012

 

This and that, with some tasty new releases from Candyrat Recording artists.




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Show #12-23 Hour 2 - Jun 6, 2012

 

More this and that, with some Tarantino, baby!




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Show #12-23 Hour 3 - Jun 6, 2012

 

A bit more T and T, with a toke from the past.




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Show #12-22 Hour 1 - May 30, 2012

 

This and that, with a bit of hockey and roundball comedy. Yes, such a thing exists.




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Show #12-22 Hour 2 - May 30, 2012

 

The return of Classsic Albums Covered, featuring Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde. Dude got a Medal of Freedom. Go Figure.




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Show #12-22 Hour 3 - May 30, 2012

 

More Blonde, then a catch-up on The Beatles Complete on Ukulele project.




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Show #12-21 Hour 1 - May 23, 2012

 

This and that, then right into our feature, a tribute to Robert Moog.




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Show #12-21 Hour 2 - May 23, 2012

 

On what would have been his 78th birthday we celebrate the genius and influence of Robert Moog. Ryan Egan of Ataritron joins us live to talk about and play your fave synthesizer tunes.




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Show #12-21 Hour 3 - May 23, 2012

 

More from the electronic canon.




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Show #12-20 Hour 1 - May 16, 2012

 

This and that, and an extended folk comedy set. How many roads must a man drive down before he admits he is lost? Listen and find out.




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Show #12-20 Hour 2 - May 16, 2012

 

A detour into mashups.




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Show #12-20 Hour 3 - May 16, 2012

 

Gotta love the Bass Clarinet.




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Show #12-19 Hour 1 - May 9, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-19 Hour 2 - May 9, 2012

 

Mini-feature of cello music and Game of Thrones inspired tunes.




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Show #12-19 Hour 3 - May 9, 2012

 

This and that, starting with some, uhhh, alt-lounge.




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Show #12-18 Hour 1 - May 2, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-18 Hour 2 - May 2, 2012

 

A bit more misc, then a sad repeat of the final Lowen and Navarro concert as we mourn the passing of Eric Lowen.




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Show #12-18 Hour 3 - May 2, 2012

 

More of the outstanding Lowen and Nararro El Fin del Camino concert.




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Show #12-17 Hour 1 - April 25, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-17 Hour 2 - April 25, 2012

 

A bit more misc, then a sad repeat of the final Lowen and Navarro concert as we mourn the passing of Eric Lowen.




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Show #12-17 Hour 3 - April 25, 2012

 

More of the outstanding Lowen and Nararro El Fin del Camino concert.




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Show #12-14 Hour 1 - April 4, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-14 Hour 2 - April 4, 2012

 

A bit more misc, then a sad repeat of the final Lowen and Navarro concert as we mourn the passing of Eric Lowen.




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Show #12-14 Hour 3 - April 4, 2012

 

More of the outstanding Lowen and Nararro El Fin del Camino concert.




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Show #12-13 Hour 1 - March 28, 2012

 

This and that, some old friends from last year.




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Show #12-13 Hour 2 - March 28, 2012

 

Pretty much the same, with a detour into some covers -- go figure.




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Show #12-13 Hour 3 - March 28, 2012

 

A sad note on the passing of Eric Lowen and then some rousing ukulele.




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Show #12-12 Hour 1 - March 21, 2012

 

This and that, some new music, and closing the hour with some comedy.




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Show #12-12 Hour 2 - March 21, 2012

 

Tarantino talks about the use and impact of music in his movies. Great hour featuring music from some of his classic films.




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Show #12-12 Hour 3 - March 21, 2012

 

Raging against the tides of a world they don't feel completely connected to; folk versions of heavy metal classics. Same songs, similar sentiment, lots fewer decibels.




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Show #12-11 Hour 1 - March 14, 2012

 

Some new surprises, but pretty covers heavy, all told. But really, how often do you get to hear a cover of A Lamb Lies Down on Broadway?




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Show #12-11 Hour 2 - March 14, 2012

 

A heartfelt salute to the marvelous and timeless vocal stylings of one Mr. William Shatner on the occassion of his 81st birthday. And some other music too.




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Show #12-11 Hour 3 - March 14, 2012

 

In memorium, a tribute to founding memember of The Firesign Theatre, Peter Bergman. We remember his work with an uninterrupted hour of the adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye.




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Show #12-10 Hour 1 - March 7, 2012

 

Buckets of new music in this week. Yay! New being folk and acoustic new.




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Show #12-10 Hour 2 - March 7, 2012

 

This and that, some covers, natch.




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Show #12-10 Hour 3 - March 7, 2012

 

We pick back up on the Beat-Uke duel between David Barratt of "The Beatles Complete on Ukulele" and Roger Greenwalt of "Beatles Complete on Ukulele" with tasty treats from each. Starting with a Beatles Ukulele Rap. B.U.R. in 'da howse, yo! Vist both sites and read the great narratives they post with each song.




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Show #12-9 Hour 1 - February 29, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-9 Hour 2 - February 29, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-9 Hour 3 - February 29, 2012

 

Coverville returns with a special leap-day show.




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Show #12-8 Hour 1 - February 22, 2012

 

Time to roll out the red carpet as we take on the 2012 Academy Awards. Guest host Carter Adams of CritiCarter.com joins me to play a bit of music from and talk about this years major category nominees. And to diss those boy wizard movies.




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Show #12-8 Hour 2 - February 22, 2012

 

Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor.




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Show #12-8 Hour 3 - February 22, 2012

 

Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Animated, and Carter's Personal Picks and Outrages.




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Show #12-7 Hour 1 - February 15, 2012

 

This and that.




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Show #12-7 Hour 2 - February 15, 2012

 

ibid.




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Show #12-7 Hour 3 - February 15, 2012

 

ibid ibid. Pretty good 3 hours, tho.




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Show #12-6 Hour 1 - February 8, 2012

 

Lots of acoustic, some bluesy. Standard Shuffle fare.




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Show #12-6 Hour 2 - February 8, 2012

 

On a covers tear. Bet you've not heard some of these versions before.




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Show #12-6 Hour 3 - February 8, 2012

 

A few more covers then back to this and that.




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Show #12-03 Hour 1 - February 1, 2012

 

New music, old music, borrowed music, blue(s) music.




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Show #12-05 Hour 2 - February 1, 2012

 

A bit of the same, and a Buddy Holly bust-out on the anniversary of the day before the day before the day the music died.




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Show #12-05 Hour 3 - February 1, 2012

 

Some proper acoustic fingrstyle, then another dose from The Beatles Complete on Ukulele project. Oh yeah, and a taste of the musical stylings of one Mr. Johnny Rotten on the occassion of his 56th birthday.




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Show #12-04 Hour 1 - January 25, 2012

 

A pinch of this and a snooch of that. New arrivals and some old faves. OK, old faves re-done.




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Show #12-04 Hour 2 - January 25, 2012

 

More of the same, and a full-on rant about lame radio edit versions of songs.




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Show #12-04 Hour 3 - January 25, 2012

 

Still on a tear about those damn radio edits. But that means you get to hear covers of Echoes and Court of the Crimson King. So you've got that going for you.




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Show #12-02 Hour 1 - January 11, 2012

 

A bit of this and a bit of that. Just wandring through new folk, acoustic, and other tonight.




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Show #12-02 Hour 2 - January 11, 2012

 

More of the same.




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Show #12-02 Hour 3 - January 11, 2012

 

Even more of the same you've come to know and love. Really.




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Show #12-01 Hour 1 - January 4, 2012

 

Starting the year off with a yuk, it's the Comedy Show with guest co-host Rob Killam of Celtic Tapestry infamy.




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Show #12-01 Hour 2 - January 4, 2012

 

Want to make money? Have you tried mixing Daiquirís and Ambien? More hilarity.




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Show #12-01 Hour 3 - January 4, 2012

 

More comedy, and a special podcast-only airing of Penn Jillette's 1982 Ralph Records Review. Tapping his foot in the wind.




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