Author: Jeff

November 10, 2018 Jeff No comments exist

Recently our friends were visiting us for the weekend. They mentioned their son Andrew Van Vlear won a guitar in a contest. Since I am a big fan of their son’s musicianship — he specializes in piano and guitar but also tends to enjoy including the “other” instruments, banjo and accordion (of course). Here’s the story about a…

October 19, 2018 Jeff 1 comment

You know Iggy Pop, don’t you? The one from the Stooges? The one from Jim Jarmusch’s “Coffee and Cigarettes” with Mr. T. Waits at a diner? It’s worth a view. or, from the other Jarmusch/Iggy/Jim Osterberg connection, the doc “Gimme Danger” or from the article below… Iggy Pop’s bonkers contract rider: Seven dwarves, dressed up as…

October 6, 2018 Jeff 1 comment

So, this title might get your attention. It got my attention. I call this “a chance to listen to one’s history of radio.” This particular story is about sound and advertising and how radio changed the lives of those in the 1930s to the early 1960s before television took over. Especially about how the audio effects…

October 1, 2018 Jeff No comments exist

more streaming options… I have fun with this one occasionally; David Byrne Radio is his very eclectic playlists and sound mixes put out on a regular basis. Sometimes they’re too much. Other times, just right.  

October 1, 2018 Jeff No comments exist

So many of my friends are into wine these days. I am a wine idiot, but one of my favorite vlogs is Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV. I found it over ten years ago when vlogs were only starting to be an option to podcasts and cat videos. Vaynerchuk is now a social media sensation…

August 8, 2018 Jeff No comments exist

Listen Now to Boot Liquor Radio  Americana Roots music for Cowhands, Cowpokes, and Cowtippers Music that showcases the ongoing hopelessness in your otherwise dreary life. Americana roots music (or what they used to call Country Western) at its core, stuff that’s both musically and lyrically unique. Consider it a musical intervention for your bedraggled soul.

June 11, 2018 Jeff No comments exist

This is a tribute video from youtube of some a series of great interviews by Anthony Bourdain in his series called Raw Craft, where he explores the lives of people who engage with their craft in the most direct way… RIP  watch the whole Raw Craft series here.