So as it turns out, there is no “Woodstock 50” concert. The fact that its last gasp involved moving it to Maryland from upstate New York should have been the last nail in the coffin, but it kept on for a little while before the plug was pulled. As I’m writing this, though, I’m listening […]
Come examine the album that yielded a “One-Hit Wonder”. How does the rest of the LP stack up?
Just as I finally decided to get my dormant musicalcheese.com url to point to this section, I also got approved as an iTunes affiliate. So, If I can offer some musical cheese stories good enough to get you to click on and buy the music indicated, I might get a nickel or so. Gotham by Gaslight […]
(Unite The World) This was the Temptations’ 1970 follow-up to “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)”. If anything, it was even more adventurous and relevant, and deserved to be a much bigger hit than it was.
I guess this has been pretty low on my list of priorities, but I do slog along with it. In 2012, while attending an evening computer class at Illinois Institute of Technology, I was able to host a radio shift on the campus station, WIIT. For the first time in nearly 30 years, I was […]
Now, I don’t know how long I’ll be doing this little broadcast from the studios of WIIT. There may be a job coming down the line that keeps me from coming in for class, who knows? The next podcast could be my last! So I learned a few things after last week’s opening salvo. First, […]
It’s something I’ve awaited for 25 years. I had promised myself that, if by some chance I got myself affiliated with a school or college with a radio station, I would get myself an air shift! And that one-class certificate course I’m taking at Illinois Institute of Technology is my ticket. Once I knew I […]
Despite having plenty of access to Latino culture as a resident of a major metropolis, I still have not for the life of me been able to learn much Mexican folk music. You know, the songs that define the culture for an entire nation, yet here in America they’re rudely appropriated from their original context […]
Rather than another rant about the general awfulness of selection on radio stations that go "all Christmas songs" before Halloween, let’s check out some links to favorite aural treats: "Sound Opinions," NPR’s rock’n’roll talk show, is scheduled for a visit from DJ Andy Cizran, who each year presents a collection of found vinyl Christmas oddities. […]
Click here, while the link is active, for the raw footage of the overserved Chicago cop beating up a bartender: http://video.nbc5.com/player/?id=83968 (c) 2007, WMAQ. All rights reserved. Without the voiceover of a news reader narrating the story, we find out that the beating ends just as the jukebox finishes playing Johnny Cash’ "Sunday Morning Coming […]