Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “It’s Been A Long Long Time” by Bing Crosby

As our boys came home from World War II, they were welcomed back with this number one hit from 1945 that perfectly captured the sentiments of those who remained home while their loved ones were away. It’s a perfect record in every way. You’d be hard pressed to find a better vocalist than Crosby to […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio George Harrison Cut 2-28-13

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This song is for YOU today..Pretty cool song that was originally recorded and never released for Ronnie Spector. Take a listen to the back story as well. Extra Texture (Read All About It) is the fifth studio album by English musician George Harrison, released in 1975 following his troubled North American tour at the end […]

‘Picasso and Chicago’ Exhibits Impressive Collections More than Cogent Connections — Art Exhibition Review


Please click here to see the full review on Picasso and Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago Thru May 12 @@@@ (out of 5)

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “What The Eyeballs Did” by Atoms For Peace


The first thing that grabs you is the rhythm – jittery, squiggly, purely wiggy and totally glitchy rhythm. Rhythms that don’t make you dance, but do make you move. The ghost of Talking Heads’ Remain In Light lives here. Their fingerprints are all over songs that have been built up from rhythm. They inhabit the […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio George Harrison Cut 2-27-13

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We have “Beatle” George for you today with a great of his greatest arguably. Click the pic to play. The Beatles is the ninth official album by English rock group the Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is also commonly known as “The White Album”, as it has no graphics or text […]


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dancin’ Wild” by Tom & Jerry


          Before “The Boy In The Bubble” and “Graceland”…before “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” and “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard”…and before “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Sound Of Silence,” there was “Hey Schoolgirl” and a multitude of early recordings by the likes of Tom & Jerry, Jerry Landis, […]

Presidential Seal of Approval on The 3D RadioActivity


I’m Uncle Marty, this is The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, and for being the shortest month of the year, February sure has a lot packed into it.  February is American Heart Month, Black History Month, National Bird-Feeding Month, and it celebrates Grounhog day, Paczki Thursday, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and the birthdays of two of […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “One Too Many Mornings” by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash


Still a mystery to me why these recordings have never been officially released… The Dylan-Cash Sessions took place in Nashville’s Columbia Studio A on February 17-18, 1969 at the tail end of the Nashville Skyline recording sessions. During the same week that Dylan turned in such indelible recordings as “I Threw It All Away,” “Lay […]

Sand, Sea, and Skyscrapers – Ten Days in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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Sand, sea, skyscrapers, along with food, in abundance, would be the most apt and description of my trip to the United Arab Emirates. This just completed journey gave me a glimpse into two vibrant, bustling, metropolises. Their efforts to diversify from dependence on oil revenues, seems to be paying dividends. But first, a little geography […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio George Harrison Week 2-25-13

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Today is February 25. George Harrison would have turned 70 today had he lived. The youngest of the Beatles will be featured all week long. Let’s start today with his second number 1 song. George Harrison[nb 1] MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer, and songwriter who achieved international fame […]


Song Of The Day – “Jungle Strut” by Gene Ammons


Song Of The Day – “Jungle Strut” by Gene Ammons He was the son of boogie woogie pianist Albert Ammons, but Gene Ammons or “Jug” as he was affectionately nicknamed was known more for his full round tone on the tenor. He got the name “Jug” from Billy Eckstine, after not fitting into the hats […]

Today in Rock History – February 24th


1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last ever-British performance when they appeared at the Royal Albert Hall. 1973, Roberta Flack had her second No.1 when ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’, started a five-week run at the top. The song was written about US singer songwriter Don McLean. 1973, The Byrds made their final […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Things Will Never Be The Same” by Four Just Men


Obscure British Invasion music produced by George Martin! Last week I wrote about Freddie & The Dreamers single, “I’m Telling You Now,” and the American album of the same name. The record was not a Freddie & The Dreamers album per se, although they were the featured group on the cover. It was a compilation […]

Today in Rock History – February 23rd


1966, During an 11-date tour of Australia and New Zealand The Rolling Stones played at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide, supported by The Searchers. 1968, Genesis released their first single ‘The Silent Sun.’ Not a chart hit. 1969, Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. Support act was David Bowie performing a one-man […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Susan” by The Buckinghams


Transistor radios…beaches…the warmth of the sun…crashing waves…Chicago? Yup! The Bucking hams were the epitome of 1960s sunshine pop with their perfect blend of warm harmonies and sophisticated horn-drenched productions. Their sound was more akin to California than their native Chicago, and they were responsible for a string of perfect pop singles during the late sixties […]