The 3D RadioActivity Takes you back to The Beginning


With 2012 firmly in the rearview mirror, 2013 is all the way into the house, so just like every day as we wake up, it’s all new to us.  I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity, and on this episode we will spotlight cuts that focus on beginnings of all sorts.  Everything you hear […]

New Year’s Eve Encore Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “In The Year 2525” by Zager and Evans


Denny Zager and Rick Evans met in college in Nebraska in the early 1960s and began playing music together. They wrote the song in 1964 and recorded it and released it on the local Truth record label in 1968. Once the song became a regional hit on radio stations in Nebraska, the duo was picked […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Rock On” by David Essex


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Rock On” by David Essex It was the era of T. Rex’s Electric Warrior, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and Lou Reed’s Transformer. Glam rock was all the rage as were Roxy Music, Mott The Hoople and The New York Dolls. And there was also a new brand […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Fatback” by J.J. Johnson Sextet


By the time of the 1960 sessions that resulted in the album “J.J. Inc.” (and today’s Song Of The Day), J.J. Johnson had been an established figure in Jazz for about 18 years, having already played with the likes of Miles Davis, Benny Carter, Count Basie, Max Roach, Elvin Jones and Charlie Parker. By this […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Wings” by Tim Buckley


My sister is seven years my senior, and growing up she was my biggest musical influence introducing me to artists and albums I would have never otherwise discovered at such a young age. And so it was back in 1972 when she brought Tim Buckley’s album “Goodbye And Hello” home when I was eleven years […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Requiem For John Hurt” by John Fahey


I buy most of my music these days on line. I either purchase from Amazon where I can take advantage of free shipping, eBay where I can score clean copies of used records or directly from record labels like Polyvinyl and Third Man Records. Earlier today I got a rush and went down to a […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mother People” by The Mothers Of Invention


Every Christmas Eve through Christmas morning I manage a homeless shelter in an area church. It gives the regular workers a night off on their holiest of holidays, and it is something that I find very rewarding. Inevitably every year, I either get home after, or someone comes up to me during the 15 hour […]

A Chorus… of Angels on The 3D RadioActivity


Despite the fears of maybe a Mayan, and many prognosticators, The Apocalypse, Doomsday, Judgement Day, Rapture, and The End Of The World simply did not happen last week.  Life continues as we know it, so it is time for a choir, chorus, flight, host, or pinhead of angelic perspective, just in time for Christmas on […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Nutcracker Suite” by Les Brown & His Band Of Renown


The story of The Nutcracker was inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s ‘The Nutcracker and the King Of Mice’ and was presented to Russian composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, by Marius Petipa who was maître de ballet of the Imperial Theater from Dumas. Tchaikovsky was unmoved by the prospect of writing a ballet for the story and was […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “This Ain’t No Picnic” by Minutemen


I’ve been spinning tracks by San Pedro’s Minutemen all day, since it was 27 years ago today (12/22) that lead singer, D. Boon, died in a car wreck. Minutemen were such an important band to me and my cohort back in the early 1980s. They were a band that cut through the image-centered video-centric MTV […]

Booth Reviews: “This Is 40” and “Guilt Trip”


A holiday twofer as I saw a pair of movies over the weekend (“This is 40” and “Guilt Trip”). Neither was great but both kept my interest enough to give them passing grades. “This is 40” is the follow up to “Knocked Up” in which Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as  a […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Doing The Santa Claus” by Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns


Christmas “Nawlins” style, and one of my all-time favorite holiday records, to boot! Originally released in 1962 on the Ace label, Twas The Night Before Christmas is a hoot to listen to with some of the coolest Christmas songs this side of The French Quarter.  We gave this album a spin at our weekly vinyl […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Love Blues” by Wes Montgomery


Perhaps one of the greatest guitarists in Jazz, right up there with Django Reinhardt, Grant Green, Charlie Christian, Gabor Szabo and George Benson! Wes Montgomery only walked this earth for a short time, but he left behind a lasting legacy of recordings that never fail to astound. Montgomery hailed from Indiana and idolized the guitar […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Lost My Job Of Loving You” by Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale


Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale are superb songwriters and troubadours. They are country music journeymen who spend their life on the road making music, supporting other musicians and supporting each other. Miller has recorded many records with his wife Julie (under the moniker Buddy & Julie Miller), and has worked with Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, […]

The 3D RadioActivity Presents The End of The World!

The End

Some people are preparing for the end of the Mayan calendar, while others fear with trepidation the date will usher in the end of the world.  Here at The 3D RadioActivity research center, we have determined that if it is the end, we would not want to be left out, so we are going to […]