This is the first 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: Pitty Sing – “Radio”
The retooled Tandem With The Random podcast will return Monday, January 26, 2015, and will feature a discussion based on a series of blog posts the preceding week (January 19-23) focusing on "No-Hit Wonders"--now-defunct music acts who produced songs that became favorites of TWTR podcast host Brian Kelley without ever garnering mainstream "hit" status. There … Continue reading Podcast to return January 26 after “No-Hit Wonders” blog series
So...we're about to enter 2015 and the last four times the calendar has turned to January, I have brought back the Tandem With The Random podcast for another season. But this year is a little different. The full-time job I started in August 2014 doesn't allow me the flexibility I used to have in conducting … Continue reading Podcast status for 2015
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
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 (one of my personal musical heroes).
Buy the song. Stop the virus. #BandAid30
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Overall, I really like the new version, which I didn’t really expect. I know it’s not the greatest song in the world–and both Geldof and Ure are its harshest critics at times–but it was groundbreaking for its time in 1984, when the goal was to help fight hunger in Ethiopia.
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A new, online magazine covering the arts throughout New Jersey was recently launched by former Tandem With The Random podcast guest Gary Wien (Ep. 11 | Show Notes). New Jersey Stage contains features on and interviews with artists from the Garden State as well as with national artists performing in the area. “Two things make the … Continue reading Curtain rises on New Jersey Stage online magazine
Tandem With The Random podcast No. 33 (05/07/2014): Johnsville Centrifuge - This episode of the podcast features the story of Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, and the Johnsville Centrifuge, which was used to train all of the United States' early astronauts. Mike Maguire, president of the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum, and Sam Cravero, current … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 033 – Johnsville Centrifuge (05.07.2014)