Artist to Watch: Lo Moon

The ol' TWTR blog comes back to life a bit (although still no new podcast episodes for the foreseeable future) to spread the word about the fantastic Los Angeles-based band, Lo Moon.

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No-Hit Wonders: Winter Gloves – “Invisible”

This is the fifth and final installment of a five-part series this week documenting songs by "no-hit wonders." Although these artists may have had cult followings and minor success on some of the "genre" charts, they didn't even register enough mainstream success to really qualify as "one-hit wonders." The tracks featured in this series reached … Continue reading No-Hit Wonders: Winter Gloves – “Invisible”

No-Hit Wonders: Oppenheimer – “OK, Let’s Take This Outside”

This is the fourth installment of a five-part series this week documenting songs by "no-hit wonders." Although these artists may have had cult followings and minor success on some of the "genre" charts, they didn't even register enough mainstream success to really qualify as "one-hit wonders." The tracks featured in this series reached the ears … Continue reading No-Hit Wonders: Oppenheimer – “OK, Let’s Take This Outside”

No-Hit Wonders: Fossil – “Moon”

This is the third installment of a five-part series this week documenting songs by "no-hit wonders." Although these artists may have had cult followings and minor success on some of the "genre" charts, they didn't even register enough mainstream success to really qualify as "one-hit wonders." The tracks featured in this series reached the ears … Continue reading No-Hit Wonders: Fossil – “Moon”

No-Hit Wonders: Lost Tricks – “All Around U”

This is the second installment of a five-part series this week documenting songs by "no-hit wonders." Although these artists may have had cult followings and minor success on some of the "genre" charts, they didn't even register enough mainstream success to really qualify as "one-hit wonders." The tracks featured in this series reached the ears … Continue reading No-Hit Wonders: Lost Tricks – “All Around U”

Some quick thoughts on Band Aid 30

So there's a new, reworked version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" that's been recorded to help in the fight to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa--and it just happens to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the first version of the song, which was the work of Bob Geldof and Midge Ure … Continue reading Some quick thoughts on Band Aid 30

Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 032 – Natalie Diener/Make Music Philly (04.07.2014)

Tandem With The Random podcast No. 32 (04/07/2014): Natalie Diener (Make Music Philly) - This episode of the podcast features an interview with Natalie Diener, coordinator of Make Music Philly, an effort to stage 300 free live music events throughout Philadelphia on June 21, 2014…plus a few random thoughts. File size: 12.2 MB. Time: 13 … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 032 – Natalie Diener/Make Music Philly (04.07.2014)

Trenton, New Jersey, mentioned in Doctor Who 35 years ago

While watching "Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS" on BBC America last night, I noticed a scene involving Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor and his robot dog K-9 from the four-part "The Stones of Blood" from 1978. I remembered that this story featured a bizarre remark by the Doctor that mechanical dogs like K-9 "are all … Continue reading Trenton, New Jersey, mentioned in Doctor Who 35 years ago

Doctor Who @ 50: The musical genius of Delia Derbyshire

When Doctor Who fans think of the program, one of two things immediately comes to mind...either it's the image of the TARDIS—the Doctor's time/space ship in the form of an old, blue police call box—or the iconic theme song that was written by Ron Grainer but given a life of its own by the brilliant … Continue reading Doctor Who @ 50: The musical genius of Delia Derbyshire

Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 027 – 11.18.2013 (Doctor Who @ 50)

Tandem With The Random podcast No. 27 (11/18/2013): Doctor Who @ 50 - This episode of the podcast celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic BBC science fiction television program, Doctor Who, and features interviews with Louis Trapani of GallifreyanEmbassy.org and the Doctor Who: Podshock podcast, Gregg Taylor of Decoder Ring Theatre, and Sam Tomaino … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 027 – 11.18.2013 (Doctor Who @ 50)