Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Who By Fire” by Leonard Cohen

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Today’s Song Of The Day is a track from Leonard Cohen’s fourth studio album New Skin For The Old Ceremony. The song derives from the Unetanneh Tokef prayer that is said on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Jewish High Holy Days. The song is sung as a duet on the album with fellow Jewish […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “All My Sorrows” by The Kingston Trio

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Before The Beatles…there was The Kingston Trio! The Trio of Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane were the most recognized act of the initial folk boom of the late 1950s causing a sensation throughout college campuses. Their brand of exuberantly sung folk songs mingled with a healthy dose of good natured “aw-shucks” humor offered […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash

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By the year 2000 and the third album in the American series, Johnny Cash had reestablished himself as one of the greatest singers, not just in country music, but in all music. Producer, Rick Rubin, began working with him several years before and allowed Johnny Cash do what he did best in the studio…be JOHNNY […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Hit Or Miss” by Odetta

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Odetta! Voice of the Civil Rights Movement? Roots mama? Gospel great? Soul queen? Hip hop hottie? The answer, of course, is yes! Actually, most people don’t remember who Odetta was. But if you are of a certain age (which is certainly older than I am) and was a fan of folk music, Odetta was your […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “If I Had My Way” by Peter, Paul and Mary

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They were the original prefab group, put together by their manager much in the same way that The Monkees were. But instead of a casting call, Albert Grossman knew exactly what he was looking for to form his folk group…two bearded guys (one on stand-up bass, one on guitar) and one woman, preferably a blonde, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Requiem For John Hurt” by John Fahey

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I buy most of my music these days on line. I either purchase from Amazon where I can take advantage of free shipping, eBay where I can score clean copies of used records or directly from record labels like Polyvinyl and Third Man Records. Earlier today I got a rush and went down to a […]

Music By The Letter On The 3D RadioActivity

Music By The Letter On The 3D RadioActivity

As technology has diversified, posted letters have become less important as a routine form of communication; they however still remain but in a modified forms like email.  The development of the telegraph around 1792 shortened the time taken to send a letter by transferring the letter as an electrical signal between distant points, which is […]

The 3D RadioActivity One-der Show

The 3D RadioActivity One-der Show

This time on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, we are playing one-hit wonders, which is a person or act known mainly for only a single success. The term is most often used to describe music performers with only one hit single.  Some are the result of novelty songs during fads.  More commonly, however, these are […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Who Knows Where The Time Goes” by Judy Collins

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This tune, one of Collins’ greatest recordings and the title track from her 1968 album, wasn’t written by or for Collins to record. The song was written by the late, great Sandy Denny who recorded a demo of it in 1967. Shortly thereafter, Denny joined forces with The Strawbs who had a go at the […]

Imaginary Music in 3D

Imaginary Music Show

Two weeks ago on The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity we featured a musical journey into fantasy, so on this episode we are playing songs about imagination: the ability of forming new images and sensations when they are indirectly perceived through sight, hearing, or other senses.  Imagination helps provide meaning to experience and understanding to knowledge; […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Don’t Make Promises” by Tim Hardin

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While Tim Hardin was a terrific singer possessing a distinctive vibrato-infused style, he was better known as the gifted songwriter who wrote the classics “If I Were A Carpenter” and “Reason To Believe.” While both songs were covered often by many artists, one of his most covered songs was this lesser known gem. “Don’t Make […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Mutt Romney Blues” by Ry Cooder

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It’s election season, and Ry Cooder has made a novelty record! “Election Special” features nine very topical songs centered on the upcoming presidential election. These are songs about the issues…songs that make us think…like “Mutt Romney’s Blues” about poor Mitt’s dog who took a ride on the top of his car in a luggage rack […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Summer’s Almost Over” by Loudon Wainwright III

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Tonight we had a going away party for my daughter who will be embarking on her first year of college in another week. What I’ve been told is that the child who leaves for college never really comes back home. What comes back in their place is a more self-assured facsimile of what left, with […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Bells” by Phil Ochs

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Today happens to be my son Charlie’s 15th birthday and I am proud to say that one of his all-time favorite records is Phil Ochs’ first album “All The News That’s Fit To Sing” from 1964. Sure, he heard it from me first after watching the excellent Phil Ochs documentary “There But For Fortune” last […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” by Geoff & Maria Muldaur

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She’s the same Maria Muldaur of “Midnight At The Oasis” fame but most people don’t know much about her before she sent her camel to bed. Muldaur’s maiden name was Maria D’Amato and she got her start performing as a member of the Even Dozen Jug Band alongside future Lovin’ Spoonful member John Sebastian, David […]