Today in Rock History – September 13th

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1965, The Paul McCartney song “Yesterday” was released as a Beatles single. 1967, The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company’s director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialized). One of his […]

Joan Rivers Outrageous Quips

Our friends at Do You Remember have compiled a picture gallery and some of the more outrageous things said by the late Joan Rivers. Here is a link to their post.

Today in Rock History – September 3rd

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1966, Donovan went to No.1 on the US singles chart with “Sunshine Superman,” a No.2 hit in the UK. The track featured then Yardbird and future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. 1967, During a 10-date tour of Sweden, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Liseburg in Gothenburg, Sweden. 1968, After a two week absence, […]

Today in Rock History – August 20th

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1965, The Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham and his partner Tony Calder launched Immediate records. Their first release was The McCoy’s “Hang On Sloopy.” Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Nico  all attended the launch party. The label became the home of The Small Faces, The Nice, Amen Corner and Chris Farlowe and a young […]

Home Improvement USA – 8/15/14

with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal Guests Bill Von Brethorst from Planetary Systems tells our listeners how to use renewable energy systems to live off the grid. Don Guzan from the D-Plantman Gardening Show returns with useful lawn and garden information, and Brian Carney from “Carney’s Crawlers” discusses the benefits of worm castings. Lastly, Dave […]

The Runaways: Punk’s First Badass Girl Band

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From our friends at Do You Remember….a look back at the rise and fall of the ’70s badass punk-rock band that forever changed the role of women in music: The Runaways. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly four decades (and one biopic) since a group of hard-partying, hard-rocking females from California came together to […]

When Your Heroes Die – Johnny Winter

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When your heroes die, it’s time to grow up. One of my heroes—a guitar hero—died on Wednesday, joining a long list of people whose talent thrilled me for so many years of my youth. Johnny Winter was 70 years old when he passed away this week. He’d been playing guitar since he was 15, playing […]

Five Most Bizzare Weird Al Songs

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“Weird Al” Yankovic is back! Like El Nino, the long-haired, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing god of rock accordion returns every few years to skewer a new batch of music stars. His latest album, which hits this week, includes a parody of Pharrell Williams’ hit “Happy,” called “Tacky”; the video has already gone viral. Yankovic has been a master […]

Home Improvement USA – 7/4/14

with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal We are joined by Rebecca Fyffe of ABC Humane Wildlife Rescue who tells us a few stories about the right and wrong ways to deal with wildlife when they become unwelcome guests in your home. Energy and environmental analyst Harry Braun has concrete ideas on how to get America […]

Joakim Noah Earns 2013-14 All-NBA First Team Honors

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From the Chicago Bulls and news wires…. NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 – The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team.  Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team […]

Ray Manzarek Dead at 74 – Audio Interview from 1994

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Author’s note: It’s been a year since Ray passed away. We bring you our old interview once again…. I was saddened to hear of Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek’s passing. He died in Germany after a long battle with cancer. While Jim Morrison may always be the public face of the band, Manzarek and guitarist Robby […]

Home Improvement USA radio – 5/2/14

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with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal Rebecca Fyffe from ABC Wildlife Rescue returns and tells us how to deal with racoons, snakes, and skunks. Kevin MacMillan from Duradek discusses his single sheet product line that covers and protects outdoor decking. Don Guzan, D-Plantman explains how composting works, what can be composted, and how to start […]

To Mr. Marty, April 29th, With Sadness

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It was supposed to be the day before my birthday, but April 29th, 1999 will forever be one of the saddest days of my life.  Instead of enjoying the festivities of my special day, it was spent helping coordinate between various family members, while my wife, a travel agent, made their travel arrangements to attend […]

Home Improvement USA – 4/4/14

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with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal Learn about rodent control as we hear about a product called X-Cluder. Bill and Kim Sacks, experts in home and broadcast audio, talk audio for home theatre. And, Ashton Ritchie from Scotts joins us again to cover lawn and garden. In the final segment Dave and Steve discuss gutter […]

Is Fleetwood Mac That Much Better Than In 1977?

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That might seem like a strange title for a blog post, until you follow my illogic. I just got an email from Ticketmaster (or Ticketbastard as my friend Otis likes to say) touting the upcoming “On With The Show” tour stop at the United Center in October. So what’s the big news?  Christine McVie has […]