1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die…Or Not – 1967 – 1968

There’s no question about it. This is when popular music started getting really high. Now, the super-cool kids had been using recreational substances for a while. In fact, the real junkies of the crew had been down in the basement for years, shooting up and playing jazz. Anyway, right here and now is when the marriage of drugs and music became culture. Thus, we enter … Continue reading 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die…Or Not – 1967 – 1968

Jukebox Antagonist – Episode 8: A Long Story About Regulars, Vultures, and Compilations

The term “album” originally applied to a compilation of documents, manuscripts, or other items assembled and preserved in a “book” format, i.e. photo album.[1] Beginning in the 19th century, the word was related to anthologies of printed sheet music and poetry. The invention of the gramophone gave rise to what we now call records or simply, vinyl. In the early 20th century, collections of related … Continue reading Jukebox Antagonist – Episode 8: A Long Story About Regulars, Vultures, and Compilations

Jukebox Antagonist – Episode 1

Facebook has been an unlikely source of musical inspiration that I’ve confused and stonewalled for a long time. There is a wanting to “be involved” on social media that transcends a thumbs-up or a re-tweet. By posting status updates are we not inviting others into a conversation? The danger lies in trying to change the conversation by one-upping the guy who posted the original video. … Continue reading Jukebox Antagonist – Episode 1

Bob and Ron’s Record Club Radio Archive – Episode 82

At this point in the game, Bob and Ron have absolutely found their groove (pun intended), and you can not only see it in their choice of cuts but hear it in the on-air dialogue. Episode 82 has a couple of sub-themes running; it’s the end of summer, so of course, the kids are going back to school. Bob and Ron give us some tasty … Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club Radio Archive – Episode 82

Bob and Ron’s Record Club – Episode 48

One of the many great things about Bob and Ron’s Record Club is their casual intimacy with both the music and the listener. And they readily admit at the beginning of Episode 48, the Record Club experience is like being “trapped in a room” with Bob and Ron while they play their records. Having been an adjunct member of the Record Club since the early … Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club – Episode 48