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  • Thumbnail for Episode 1383: May New Music Mini-Blast, Part 1

    Episode 1383: May New Music Mini-Blast, Part 1

    We’re trying out Mini-Blasts this month, groups of two or three calls from our community mixed together. Jim and Patrick cap off the series with a Mini-Blast of their own.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1382: Betty Davis, Part Two

    Episode 1382: Betty Davis, Part Two

    Bob Peterson discusses the later half of Betty Davis’ career, her fallout with Island Records and eventual retreat from music.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1381: Patron Episode: Betty Davis, Part One

    Episode 1381: Patron Episode: Betty Davis, Part One

    Patron chat with Bob Peterson tells the story of Betty Davis: funk singer, fashion designer and visionary spirit.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1380: What Was First: Sarah Records

    Episode 1380: What Was First: Sarah Records

    We dive into another edition of What Was First, this time exploring the first release on what a recent documentary says was “possibly the most indie of all indie labels.” That would be Sarah Records.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1379: What Was First: Island Records

    Episode 1379: What Was First: Island Records

    We take a suggestion from some guy named Jim Lenahan to investigate the first release on Island Records; one of the most influential labels of all time.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1378: What Was First: Triple X Records

    Episode 1378: What Was First: Triple X Records

    We wrap up with week with a “bite-size history lesson” on Triple X Records. There is plenty to learn in this episode, including stuff about Jane’s Addiction, the Ramones, Dr. Dre and of course, Rhino 39.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1377: Book Nook: I Want My MTV

    Episode 1377: Book Nook: I Want My MTV

    Jim takes over the Book Nook today and reports on a volume he read on a recent vacation: I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1376: The Echo Park Jimmy Universe

    Episode 1376: The Echo Park Jimmy Universe

    We kick off a new month with a series of messages from an old friend, Echo Park Jimmy AKA EPJ. We always eventually get around to our messages and while this one is from a few months back, it’s packed with thrills, spills and slap bass!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1375: What Was First: Murderecords

    Episode 1375: What Was First: Murderecords

    The last day of May takes us to another episode of What Was First, where we explore the first release record labels. Today, a suggestion from listener Damon Wood sends us to Canada, where we find out what was the first release on Murderecords, a label founded and run by the members of the band Sloan.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1374: Patron Episode: Eric Lohrenz and music from 2002

    Episode 1374: Patron Episode: Eric Lohrenz and music from 2002

    We wrap up the week with a patron episode featuring our good friend Eric Lohrenz. He focuses on the year 2002, picking out two albums and two songs for discussion.