Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Red Tide” by Foxboro Hot Tubs


“The only difference between Green Day and Foxboro Hot Tubs is that we are the same band,” said Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong when queried about the band and their 2008 “debut” album called “Stop, Drop and Roll.” The Hot Tubs started out as an excuse for Green Day to get together, drink […]

Hero and Zero of the Week


Michael Jordan, on playing for UNC, and also for Bob Knight on the 1984 Olympic Team: “My Coach, Dean Smith, and Coach Knight are about the same except for the language.” From the other calendar, this in a candy store in Pakistan: “Butt Sweets.” Jimmy Fallon: “Justin Bieber and President Obama, both in New York […]

Concert Review: Glen Campbell and Ronnie Millsap at Ravinia Festival


Last night’s concert at Ravinia could have been sponsored by AARP. Glen Campbell and Ronnie Millsap, along with several key members of their respective bands are eligible. In all seriousness, Campbell is embarking on a true farewell tour that will take him around the US, and down to Australia and New Zealand. He already made […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 6-29-12

elo discovery

Time to “discover” ELO’s first song without a string section. It’s a great one to get you up on this Friday. Don’t forget we have a great brand new Radio Hour for you this Sunday. Enjoy the weekend!! Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) were a British rock group from Birmingham who released eleven studio albums between […]


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “That Time Is Gone” by The db’s


Like manna from the heavens, the Gods of rock ‘n’ roll have bestowed upon us a brand new album from The db’s, their first in 25 years, called “Falling Off The Sky.” Writing concise jangly pop tunes with hooks that grab you and keep you coming back is not an easy feat, yet these veterans […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic deep Cut 6-28-12


Stones will break my bones but Styx will bring you today’s Classic Deep Cut today. So good they had to record it twice…check out why. Click the album cover to play! Styx ( /ˈstɪks/) is an American rock band that became famous for its albums from the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Chicago band is […]


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Clementine” by Neil Young & Crazy Horse


Man, the balls on this guy. For years he’s been following his muse by foisting every type of music onto his unsuspecting public with the expectation that his audience is going to eagerly lap it up. We’ve had the faux rockabilly of The Shocking Pinks, the somewhat Republican country of “Old Ways,” half-baked concepts like […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 6-27-12

spirit family

A little “hump day” Spirit is in order today. A great song from their album The Family That Plays Together from 1968. Check it out! The original lineup of the group evolved from an earlier Los Angeles band, The Red Roosters, which included Randy California (guitars, vocals), Mark Andes (bass) and Jay Ferguson (vocals, percussion). […]


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” by Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young)


I always thought the greatest Neil Young impression was National Lampoon’s spot on song parody “Old Maid (Southern California Brings Me Down)” by Tony Scheuren from the 1975 Lampoon album “Goodbye Pop,” until this one came along by Jimmy Fallon. It was originally performed on his TV show “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and now […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 6-26-12

moments supertramp

Alright everybody pull out that old twelve string sitting in the corner and play along with the opening track to Supertramp’s Even In The Quietest Moments album. Supertramp are a British rock band formed in 1969 under the name Daddy before renaming themselves in early 1970. Though their music was initially categorised as progressive rock, […]


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” by Geoff & Maria Muldaur


She’s the same Maria Muldaur of “Midnight At The Oasis” fame but most people don’t know much about her before she sent her camel to bed. Muldaur’s maiden name was Maria D’Amato and she got her start performing as a member of the Even Dozen Jug Band alongside future Lovin’ Spoonful member John Sebastian, David […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 6-25-12


Back from our summer break and today we have Melissa Etheridge’s coming out song, if you will. It’s a great one with a great back story too. Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter and activist. Etheridge is known for her mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky […]


Joys in the Static: Aerosmith and Cheap Trick Deliver Classic Arena Rock Enjoyment — Chicago Concert Review


Please click here to read the full review on Aerosmith with Cheap Trick United Center, Chicago June 22, 2012 @@@@1/2 (overall rating, but also for each band)

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “East Of Ginger Trees” by Seals & Crofts


The duo of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were one of the most successful soft rock groups of the 1970s. The duo hailed from Texas and after gigging around they both joined The Champs of “Tequila” fame as touring members of the group. Glen Campbell was also a member of the group and the three […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls


The duo of Martha Wash and Izora Armstead were originally called Two Tons O’ Fun for obvious reasons before they took on the moniker of The Weather Girls. The song was written by producer Paul Jabara and “Late Night with David Letterman” band leader Paul Shaffer. The group also provided backing vocals for the likes […]