Today in Rock History – October 17th

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1964, Manfred Mann started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with “Do Wah Diddy Diddy,” possibly the first No.1 with a nonsense song title. Also a No.1 in the UK, the song was first released by the US group The Exciters. 1967, A 10-date package tour of the UK played […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Uncle Meat Variations” by The Mothers Of Invention

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Uncle Meat Variations” by The Mothers Of Invention Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Dvorak…the alphabet of classical composers goes on and on…and then you come to “Z.” May I offer “Zappa?” Yup, Frank Zappa…an artist whose music will be studied by serious composers for generations to come. You […]

Fine 3D Tracks

Fine 3D Tracks

Sean and I are celebrating our 250th show this week here on The 3D RadioActivity with some fine music this time. You may have heard me mention that a few years ago in the rearview mirror, I worked at 93 WXRT-FM, an adult album alternative radio station in Chicago, Illinois. For a long time, their […]

3D Sleep

3D Sleep

I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity, and I went camping at a music festival last week. The music, friends and food are always a good thing, and even more, I never used the tent, the weather was so nice, I was able to sleep in a hammock every night. That’s why on this […]

More Billboard #1’s In 3D

More Billboard #1's In 3D

Once again we are playing songs that peaked in the #1 position in Billboard magazine, the international publication devoted to the music industry, one of the oldest trade periodicals in the business. It maintains several charts that track the most popular recordings internationally in various categories on a weekly basis. These have existed for pop, […]

The Second Movement of The 3D RadioActivity

MOVE – it is a transitive and intransitive verb which can mean to budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, relocate, remove, reposition, shift, transfer, or transpose. The Origin comes via Middle English, from Anglo-French mover, moveir, from Latin movere; probably akin to Sanskrit mivati he moves, pushes. The First Known Use was in the 13th century. A […]

3D Flight Program

Welcome to The 3D RadioActivity Flight program. To operate your seatbelt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other one, and if you don’t know how to operate it, you probably shouldn’t be out in public unsupervised. In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, these […]

Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 – Day 3 Review by Eric Berman

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 – Day 3 Review by Eric Berman The final day at Pitchfork Music Festival provided the usual array of adventurous music including indie rock, experimental sounds, electronic dance music and much more hip-hop than has been featured in previous years. Highlights included the return of Grimes (aka Clair Boucher) whose brand […]

Today in Rock History – July 20th

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1965, Bob Dylan releases “Like a Rolling Stone.” The single becomes his first major hit, reaching No. 2. It was recorded on June 15–16, 1965, Columbia Studio A, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York City. Then session musician Al Kooper improvised the organ riff for which the track is known. 1967, Jerry Lee Lewis kicks off […]

Shades of Dad

Shades of Dad

This time, we pay tribute to all the Daddys out there for Father’s day.  I’m Uncle Marty, this is  The 3D RadioActivity.  A dad is a male parent who has raised a child in most cases.  Traditionally, fathers act in a protective, supportive and responsible way towards their children. Involved men offer developmentally specific provisions […]

Cinco 3D Mayo

I’m Uncle Marty, this is  The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity , and once again we honor of Cinco De Mayo, which means that we are heading south of the border, and across the pond for a taste of music with a Latin, Mexican and Spanish twist in order to compel you to get up and […]

Oscar Winners in 3D

This time The 3D RadioActivity plays the best in music that got it’s fame from the movies.The Academy Awards is an annual American ceremony honoring recognition of achievements in the film industry.  Winners are awarded the statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is much better known by its nickname Oscar.  First presented in […]

The Gospel According to Uncle Marty – The Book Of Awards

You might think this music is spiritual and you would be correct. Call it soul, inspirational, traditional, public domain, sacred, christian, religious, divine, holy, nonsecular, ecclesiastical, faith-based, consecrated, hallowed, choir, sacrosanct, devotional or whatever you wish, because every song on the show in these areas has won accolades on the Dove, GMA and Grammy recognition […]

The Kennedy Center Honors in 3D

There have been 178 recipients during the Kennedy Center Honor’s first 34 years. This time on The 3D RadioActivity, we are playing the original songs from the performers that were covered by other artists in this yearly tribute. They have been presented annually since 1978 in Washington, D.C., during a weekend-long party that culminates in […]

3D Radio says Nite Nite

I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity, and on this episode we are musically saying nite-nite with songs that intentionally use the alphabet just a bit differently. So far on this turntable tangent, we have done Day, Night, Says and Tonight, with the grammatically accurate spelling N I G H T. I went through […]