The Sad Story of Jim Gordon

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This is one of the unfortunate stories of Rock and Roll. On June 3, 1983, Jim Gordon, the drummer for Derek and the Dominos, and co-writer of the song “Layla” murdered his mother with a hammer and a butcher knife. First about Jim. He was a Grammy Award winner and one of the most requested session […]

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 […]

3D Radio Rescue!

3D Radio Rescue!

I’m Uncle Marty, and this time on The 3D RadioActivity, we are coming to your rescue with music that will save you from the holiday earworms.   Rescue comprises responsive operations that usually involve the saving of life, or prevention of injury during an incident or dangerous situation.  Tools used might include search and rescue dogs, […]

The Dog-ust Days of Summer on The 3D RadioActivity

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Hey Everybody, it isn’t only the hottest days of the eighth month of they year, it’s nearly the end of DOG-UST, and this can only mean one thing… On this feature of The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, along with Seanimal, the on-the-Airedale, we are going back to Part II of a very early show and […]

The 3D RadioActivity Plays The Wrecking Crew Again!

The 3D RadioActivity Plays The Wrecking Crew Again!

I’m Uncle Marty, and this time on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, we are paying tribute to a special group of people who plucked, fingered, blew, and pounded many familiar melodies. When we first checked out these cats, my friend Rich was here with us, and we managed to cover not even half of the […]

More First Name Basis on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

More First Name Basis on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

On this episode of The 3D RadioActivity, we are playing songs by artists who have more than one first name. You are probably saying to yourself, “Self, What is Uncle Marty talking about?” Well, let me tell you. All of the artists on the show have what is considered a different kind of bond to […]

Hero and Zero of the Week

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For the ZERO of the week, how about Dwight Howard?   In what has become commonplace, once more he’s deciding where he wants to play next season.   He does not like playing in LA, because he wants to be ‘the main guy’, but he also wants there to be other really good players on his team […]

Hero and Zero of the Week

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For the ZERO of the week, how about Rutgers President Robert Barchi?!   No doubt all of you have kept up at least a little with what has gone on there recently.   First the AD lost his job because of the abusive behavior of the Basketball Coach, (who was also fired.) Then the replacement, Eddie Jordan, […]

One 3D RadioMother of a Program

One 3D RadioMother of a Program

I’m Uncle Marty, this is The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, and on this episode we are being award winning little helpers by playing melodies for Mom.   Mother’s Day in the United States is an annual holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the […]

Cinco De Mayo on The 3D RadioActivity

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I’m Uncle Marty, this is The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, and in honor of Cinco De Mayo, on this episode we are visiting south of the border, so get some chips, salsa, guacamole and maybe even a sombrero as we play some favorite fiesta cantatas and free verses to keep the good time rolling with […]

Hero & Zero of the Week – JR Smith and Stephen Curry

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For the ZERO of the week, how about Knicks super-sub JR Smith.    I hate picking an ‘almost UNC player’, as Zero, and in fact, he’d played so well recently he was in contention for a Hero selection.   However at the end of their game 3 win over Boston, he elbowed a Boston player in the […]

Billboard #1 Hits on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

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I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity, and on this episode we are playing songs that peaked in the #1 position on top of the rankings.  Billboard is an international news magazine devoted to music and the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade publications in the world. It maintains several internationally […]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Songs That Shaped The Genre On The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

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What’s our topic this time on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity?  Select choices from an unordered list of 660 songs (initially 500) that are believed to have been most influential in shaping the course of rock and roll. It’s The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “The Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll“!   Organized by […]

Rolling Stone Magazine Favorites on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

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I’m Uncle Marty, this is your Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, and on this episode we are focusing on a group of recordings, specifically the top rated ones from The Rolling Stone Magazine, a recognized authority in the Rock & Roll Music Industry. You have heard me reference them on the show nearly every week. Well […]

The Gospel According to Uncle Marty – Chapter IV The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

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I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity, and on this episode we are playing Gospel Music as we have done in earlier podcasts.   Gospel music is an interesting genre. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition varies according to culture and social context. Composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious […]