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 […]

3D Radio Presents 14 Days of Quality Music

Google the word Days, and you will recieve About 1 billion, 40 million results, because “Day” is the 98th most common word in English according to AskOxford.com.  Other interesting facts include: Any number of days may end at midnight, or closing time, when that is earlier; There are about 365.2422 solar days in one mean […]

Today in Rock History – January 28th

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1965, The Moody Blues were at No.1 on the singles chart with “Go Now!” 1965, The Who made their first appearance on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! To project the desired image, the hand-picked audience consisted only of teens dressed in the current Mod fashion. 1966, The Cavern Club in Liverpool closes, having run […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #59– Manu Dibango: “Soul Makossa” b/w “Lily” – Atlantic 45-2971 (S6/T6)

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #59– Manu Dibango: “Soul Makossa” b/w “Lily” – Atlantic 45-2971 (S6/T6) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or as I like to call it “the prehistoric iPod”) for a little over […]

The 3D SantaClausmas Extravaganza!

This time on  The 3D RadioActivity, we are getting seasonal and you probably have guessed that we are having what I will call our SantaClausmas Extravaganza! It’s a pretty fast hour of music, with plenty of presents to go around the turntable. I want to thank all of you who send email or message me […]

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 – “Jaan Pehechaan Ho” by Mohammed Rafi

The 2001 film Ghost World opens with the female protagonist dancing along with this scene as she watches it on TV. The scene is originally from the 1966 Bollywood movie Gumnaam. Mohammed Rafi was one of India’s most famous playback singers, a singer whose voice is prerecorded for use in the movies. His voice graced […]

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 […]

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. 1965, The Lovin’ Spoonful release “Do You Believe in Magic.” The debut single goes to No. 9. 1967, Jerry Lee Lewis kicks off his first English tour since he was hounded out of the country for being […]

The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity is Dreaming – Again!

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On this episode of The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, we are playing songs about a series of thoughts, images, or emotions, often but not necessarily occurring during sleep, sometimes  accompanied by rapid eye movement.  Some reports range from the very ordinary and realistic to the fantastic and surreal.  Humans have always attached great importance to […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Thelma” by Paul Simon

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It boggles the mind how a song this good could have been left in the can, but that was indeed the fate of the Paul Simon outtake “Thelma,” which was originally intended for his 1990 album The Rhythm Of The Saints. (The song would surface three years later on the Paul Simon 1964 – 1993 […]

A Musical Memorial Day Tribute on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity

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Sean and I have put together A Musical Memorial Day Tribute on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, to the artists who we would like to think are now part of some form of a celestial afterlife, choir and orchestra. Memorial Day is much more than a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on […]

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 […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Push Push” by Herbie Mann

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Herbie Mann was already ten years into a career that established him as a purveyor of Afro Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz and Bossa Nova music by 1971 and the release of his album Push Push. Mann had released albums for Bethlehem, Prestige, Epic, Verve and Savoy, before signing with Atlantic Records in 1962 where he […]