This Saturday as Espresso Joe’s Twilight Concert Series (outdoors overlooking the bay) is a very special show that I hope you are as excited about as I am.
Saturday June 21st will be the first BlowUpRadio.com presents Collaborations!
From 6pm until 9pm you will be able to see rare pairings of musicians performing sets together!
The June 21st show will feature:
George Wirth & Peter Myers
Tommy Strazza & Deirdre Forrest
Steve Honoshowsky & Pat Veil
David Fagan & Pat Veil
David Fagan & Vic Fraternale
Fairmont & The Maravines
There will be a second show, with a completely different lineup, on Saturday July 19th.
Mark both dates on your calendar, because you may never these pairings again!
The show is all ages and FREE!
Espresso Joe’s has great food, coffee, tea, and other beverages of a refreshing (non-alcoholic) nature. They also recently celebrated their 10th anniversary!
BlowUpRadio.com returns to Buddie’s Tavern Saturday July 26th, for a very special free concert with BRETT HARRIS BAND (from North Carolina), SEPTEMBER’S GHOST (celebrating their new album release), and SNOWBALL 37 (first full band show of 2014!)
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So Casey Kasem has passed away.
This leaves me with mixed feelings.
Casey Kasem was a part of my childhood. I remember listening in to his top 40 countdown every weekend, hearing the popular tunes of the week, some I loved, some I hated, but I always felt like Casey new what he was talking about and cared about the music he played, even if the famed, “long distance dedications“ were too saccharine for me, and took time away from the music I wanted to hear.
Turns out he was a better voice actor than a DJ…or I was just too young to hear the truth underneath his voice.
"I've never loved listening to music," Kasem admitted in a Mother Jones profile in 1989.
The shock when I learned that…to think that someone who did more to spread pop music to people at the time, quite possibly the most well known radio personality of the time, didn’t like the music he was playing.
I was crushed.
Later in life, having worked with radio DJs and met other radio DJs, I’ve seen many that are less than passionate about what they do. Some may have started out passionate about music, but were burned out by the strictly formatted, “play what we say”, direction that commercial radio went in the 80s, which threatened to kill my love for music when I worked for such a station in the 90s.
But Casey apparently never really cared about the music, and it was just another job for him. Just a paycheck, like doing voiceover on a commercial.
Whereas I lost respect for Casey Kasem as a DJ, as I got older I gained respect for him as a humanitarian. He was a strong advocate for animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-smoking, homelessness, world peace (especially in the Middle East), and discrimination against Arab-Americans.
So I choose now to remember Casey Kasem not for American Top 40, but for his humanitarian efforts.
I will end this column with a saccharine “long distance dedication”…rest in peace Mr. Kasem.
This week on Lazlo's Den Presents New Music we have new music from:
ARTIST - ALBUM
Lightning Jar - blah blah
Allison Weiss - remember when
Ben Pagano - robot jazz
Big Wreck - ghosts
Roll The Tanks - broke til midnight
Ryan Michalski - I am starting over
Brett Fuentes - in no particular order
Carter - a ghost running through the shadows
Anathema - distant satellites
Apparus - unmastered
Jamestown Revival - Utah
My Goodness - shiver + shake
Bill Withers with Studio Rio - Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection
Full playlists with links to all the bands at www.BlowUpRadio.com. Support Good Music!
Lazlo's Den Presents New Music airs on BlowUpRadio.com Tues @ 8pm, Wed @ 11am & 10pm, Thurs @ 3am & midnight, Fri @ 9am & 3pm, and Sun @ 8pm (all times are eastern time zone)
Our on air schedule at BlowUpRadio.com is
Here’s the BlowUpRadio.com programming schedule for this week:
Concert Preview Show – Sunday thru Saturday @ 7pm ET
Lazlo’s Den - Monday thru Friday @ 8pm ET, replay @ 11am ET
Lazlo’s Den presents New Music - Tues @ 8pm ET, Wed @ 11am & 10pm, Thurs @ 3am & midnight, Fri @ 9am & 3pm, Sun @ 8pm
‘Rock N Roll Gas Station’ hosted by Jim Testa - Thursday @ 10pm ET, Sun @ 7pm, & Mon @ 6pm
Signal To Noise hosted by Al C – Sunday @ 10pm ET, Monday @ noon
That's all for this week folks.