Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Unfinished Sweet” by Alice Cooper

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So Halloween is in the rear-view mirror…and I guess the Christmas season will soon begin (like today). But in this post Halloween lull, we should all be concerned about something near and dear to my heart…dental hygiene. Those who know me well are aware that for the last four years I’ve been a consultant for […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 10-31-12

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Today Graham Nash is with us from his first solo album Songs For Beginners. Good song today!…and fitting. Nash was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, in 1942, his mother having been evacuated there from the Nash’s hometown of Salford, Lancashire because of the Second World War. The family subsequently returned to Salford, where Graham grew […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Electricity (Drugs)” by Talking Heads

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In deference to friends and family on the East Coast, I’ve postponed my Halloween posting this year in favor of some much needed “Electricity.” When it was released on their 1979 album “Fear Of Music,” the Talking Heads song “Electricity” was renamed “Drugs.” But since family and friends back east could probably use some electricity […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 10-30-12

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Yesterday was Neil Young..today David Crosby is up with the opening track from his first solo album. David Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents were Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead (a descendent of the prominent Van Cortlandt family) and Floyd Crosby, an Academy Award winning cinematographer. He is also the younger brother of […]

Home Improvement USA – 10/22/12

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with David Rusch and Steve Leventhal  Mark Cannella from Pro Energy Consultants explains how to use newer technologies to seal your home’s ducts, and save on energy costs. Interior designer Peter Jarjour offers practical advice for the home, and controversial author and energy expert Harry Braun doesn’t hold back on his opinions of the country’s […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Five Feet High And Rising” by Johnny Cash

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Here’s another one for family and friends on the East Coast who are enduring the big storm. While Sandy blows through your town, I hope you are hangin’ tight with enough food, water, booze and most importantly, electricity! While “Frankenstorm” is indeed a force of nature not to be messed with, so was Johnny Cash, […]

Vinyl Frontier: Retro Review: Cast – All Change

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In 1990’s Britpop there was a hierarchy of bands. It went Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Supergrass and, arguably, Cast. Based on record sales and fan base, they made up the top branches of the movement with acts like Elastica, Sleeper and Kula Shaker inhabiting the football equivalent of the Europa League. Yet Cast were, at the time, treated with unfair patronization and a certain amount of snobbery, especially […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 10-29-12

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We have one of my favorites today from Neil Young’s Harvest album. Enjoy! Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Buckets Of Rain” by Bette Midler with Bob Dylan

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Here’s one for those of us who are watching Sandy from afar…good luck to you all! This great duet/cover comes to you from Bette Midler’s 1976 album “Songs For The New Depression.” The session came about because Dylan had hoped Midler would join him on the Rolling Thunder Revue with an eye towards her being […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Hour 10-28-12

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There’s a great new Radio Hour waiting for you.  It’s our last one of Daylight time this year so spend that extra hour you will pick up next Sunday listening to it today!! Click the pic to play! Vinyl Schminyl Radio was started in April of 2010. Originally it started out as a Monday through […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Peace Like A River” by Paul Simon

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Can you imagine signing up for a college course in songwriting, and showing up on the first day of class to find that your professor is none other than Paul Simon. Such was the reality for some lucky NYU students in 1971 including Maggie and Terre Roche of The Roches and Melissa Manchester. Teaching was […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Head Over Heels/Broken” by Tears For Fears

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There never was a “sophomore slump” for the duo of Roland Orzabel and Curt Smith, the ‘80s synth-pop duo better known to the world as Tears For Fears. While their debut album “The Hurting” topped the charts in their native UK, it was their second album “Songs From The Big Chair” that did the trick […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 10-26-12

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Nutted By Reality” by Nick Lowe

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Here’s some “Pure Pop For Now People” which is the American name for Nick Lowe’s 1978 debut solo record titled “Jesus Of Cool” in England. The American and English editions of the record featured different covers with an array of images of Nick Lowe dressed in different types of garb, and both editions sport different […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 10-25-12

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One of my favorite songs from Supertramp is up today from their great album Crime Of The Century..please give it a listen. Click the album cover. 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, they […]