101 Series Lesson 134 – Detroit Music

For a while there, Detroit was the center of the universe. They made the cars and they made the best music for playing in cars in Detroit. In Lesson 134 of the 101 Series, we pay special homage to the Mecca of r & b, soul, and the scuzziest rock the Midwest can offer. Gas […]

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Songs From The Yard Ep 14

Time to get on the train skaville, the real emerald isle — Jamaica. In episode 14 of Songs From the Yard, we spin twenty-two of the haziest jams the island could roll up and smoke. The soundtrack to the perfect afternoon of de-stressification has been located. Get comfortable. Stay hydrated.


Sock Rockin’ Beats Ep 14

When somebody says “It’s time to rock” there should be the distinct understanding that walls will crumbled, faces will melt and the surrounding environment will become filled with screams. For episode 14 of Sock Rockin’ Beats we throw down the gauntlet and play music that will destroy the house, shatter eardrums and cause serious mayhem […]


101 Series Lesson 133 – Songs About “The Famous”

It’s very easy these days to join up with or invent your own cult. There are cults that are based on religion, politics, business, sports, cities and revolution. For lesson 133 of the 101 Series we focus on the Cult of Personality as we listen to songs written about famous people. The songs vary from […]


Long Song Silver Ep 14

Sometimes, you know, man, sometimes you record an epic, man. You got so many emotions, a three minute pop song doesn’t have the time or brainpower to compute these feelings. I need an orchestra, three Tibetan spiritual advisors, a hectare of your finest Maui Waui and ten minutes plus of tape to make the greatest […]

The original caption for this picture read: Disc jockey Dick Clark, at podium at upper left, is surrounded by teen-age fans on his nationally televised dance show "American Bandstand" in Philadelphia, Pa. on June 30, 1958. Clark, the show's 28-year-old host, plays rock and roll records during the show that features dancing. (Associated Press)

I Remember That! Ep 14

Alrighty, guys, gals & pals, it’s time to switch that radio dial over to Balcony Radio. This week we’ve got the sweetest sounds that flipped your grandparent’s wigs. Kick off your loafers and hop on your socks to I Remember That Ep. 14, the oldies show that is too hip to quit, too hot to […]


High Tea w/ The Beatles Ep 14 – The White Album Demos etal.

1968 was interesting time in Beatlemania. After breaking popular culture with Sgt. Pepper, they had to do something . . . So, they chose to fuck off to India and write 8 million songs in a month. In episode 14 of High Tea with the Beatles, we spin all the best demos and album tracks […]

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101 Series Lesson 132 – Teen Idols

Back in the 50s and 60s, everyone (especially¬†teenage girls) looked forward to the Saturday night sock hop. It’s where you could meet your local DJ, drink bad punch, makeout under the bleachers in the gym and listen to your favorite star lip-sync to their latest scratchy record. For Lesson 132 of the 101 Series we […]

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Have The Rolling Stones Killed Ep 14 – Stones in the 80s

A lot of things happened in the 80s. Pants got tighter. Hair got sturdier. The music got synth-ier. Unfortunately, all of these things happened to the Rolling Stones. In episode 14 of Have the Rolling Stones Killed, we look back at the pastel and mega-tour years of the 1980s. Unlike some other acts, a jacket […]

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101 Series Lesson 131 – Bands From Philly

Philadelphia is famous for a few things: a shitty bell, a fictional fighter, the worst sports fans on earth, heart-attack inducing cuisine . . . oh, and some of the best goddamn music produced in America. In Lesson 131 of the 101 Series, we get learnt on rock, pop, hip hop and soul from two […]