Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Boy Meets Girl” by Anoushka Shankar

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To say Anoushka Shankar was raised around a musical family is a bit of an understatement. She is the daughter of sitar master Ravi Shankar and the half-sister of Norah Jones. Anoushka learned to play the sitar from her father and began performing with him around the world at the age of 14. Although born […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Soul Kiss” by Joe Jackson

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For an artist as ornery as Joe Jackson was on stage berating his audiences regularly; he did come out with some of the sweetest and most articulate music of his time. While critics were rightly comparing Elvis Costello to Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, they kind of missed out on the real carrier of their […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “We The People” by Garland Jeffreys

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Back in 1980, Garland Jeffreys released an album that the record company he was recording for really got behind in an effort to break him big. The record was “Escape Artist” and featured an all-star backing band that included Lou Reed, Roy Bittan (E Street Band), Danny Federici (E Street Band), G.E. Smith (Bob Dylan, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “You’re So Good To Me” by Debra Swisher

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She was originally the lead singer of Pennsylvania girl group The Pixies Three whose Mercury Records single “Birthday Party” made it into the top 40 in 1963. Then she met up with the production group of Jerry Goldstein, Bob Feldman and Richard Gottehrer who produced and wrote the hits “My Boyfriend’s Back” for The Angels, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Idioteque” by Radiohead

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For a while there, Radiohead took on the mantle that Pink Floyd left behind in the 1970s. Both bands released a triumvirate of important influential albums: In Floyd’s case there was “Dark Side Of The Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Animals,” not to mention the Sid Barrett years that preceded them. With Radiohead, we […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “I’m Into Something Good” by Herman’s Hermits

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They were the brain child of producer Mickie Most, the man who was also behind The Animals, Donovan, Suzi Quatro and the Jeff Beck Group…and they did have the mildly attractive Peter Noone as a lead singer. Still, it’s hard to believe that Herman’s Hermits gave The Beatles a run for their money during the […]

Movie Review – The Hunger Games

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As franchises go, this may become another celluloid New York Yankees or Pittsburgh Steelers, such is the hype for the film version of the popular Suzanne Collins novels. This much excitement hasn’t been seen since a young Harry Potter set off for his first year at Hogwarts. The film has been getting some impressive marks […]

Worst of The Bears-Packers Showdown – 12/17/2007

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For those football fans who just can’t get enough of the pigskin during the off-season, we are here to your rescue with one of the most inane, stupid, and juvenile programs ever to grace the radio or the Internet. Despite being panned by the critics, loathed by program directors, and the bane of football executives […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Felt Like A Gringo” by Minutemen

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From San Pedro, California came this trio that were so ferocious in concert and so spot-on with their message and “econo” motive, they couldn’t help but transform the people they played before. One such transformed audience member was yours truly, who was lucky enough to witness this band do their thing four times. For the […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sabre Dance” by Woody Herman & His Second Herd

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Everyone knows this catchy tune composed in 1942 by Aram Khachaturian for his ballet “Gayane.” Although, you’ve probably never heard this song within the context of the ballet, but, more appropriately, as background music to some zany competition on a 1960s game show. This recording is from 1948 performed by big band leader, clarinetist, saxophonist […]

Dorf on Sports – 3/21/12

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with Andy Dorf and Fred Wallin On this edition of Dorf on Sports Fred and Andy talk  about Peyton Manning’s decision to go to The Denver Broncos. A colt became a Bronco! They also talk about Tim Tebow going to the Jets. Is it troubling when your backup is more popular than your starter. Also  […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Wicked Gravity” by Jim Carroll Band

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Some may know Jim Carroll by his poetry, others by books like “The Basketball Diaries” or the movie of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and yet others know him from songs like the harrowing “People Who Died.” But if you know him by the 1980 “Catholic Boy” album, then you no doubt know this […]

Movie Review – 21 Jump Street

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I was out of town when “21 Jump Street” first came out and was excited to finally see it. Adjectives such as “Hilarious”, “Incredibly Funny” and “Knee Slapping” were used to describe the movie by various national critics, so needless to say I was ready to bust a gut laughing. But a funny thing happened […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 3-23-12

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Our last song before our Spring break that doesn’t have the title in the song. It’s my favorite track from Who’s Next. Click to play. Who’s Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band The Who, released in August 1971. The album has origins in a rock opera conceived by Pete Townshend called […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Moanin’ At Midnight” by Howlin’ Wolf

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It doesn’t come any more lowdown and spooky than this track by the wolf man of Chess Records. Chester Burnett’s stature in American music is as dominant and as imposing as his 6’6” 300 pound frame was. With a repertoire that includes such blues classics as “Smokestack Lightnin’”, “Killing Floor,” “Back Door Man,” Spoonful” and […]