Tag: oldies

DEAD AIR BASS 40 (DICK OR NO DICK: THE SOUNDTRACK) ((FEBRUARY 2017))

There’s this amazing bar night in Toronto, called DICK OR NO DICK. It’s an absolute riot and it has inspired me to put together a full hour of songs all about… you guessed it… DICK! This is going to be the filthiest episode of DAB yet. Probably ever.



DEAD AIR BASS 39 (UGLY SWEATER X-MAS PARTY) ((DECEMBER 2016))

This is gonna be one of those truly special musical journeys. Throw on your ugliest sweater and join me as I remix, mashup, and bastardize all your favourite holiday classics, along with some killer Indie vibes, and some rave jams for the hard crew. The most special part of the broadcast will be the…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: LAVERN BAKER WILL VOODOO YOU

If you ever find yourself in conversation with a devoted fan of early American RHYTHM AND BLUES, they will most likely gush with passion over LAVERN BAKER.

For those in the know, she is one of the…



DEAD AIR BASS 37 (HALLOWEEN WARM-UP) ((OCTOBER 2016))

It’s Halloween season in The 6ix, and that means me doing what I do best by bringing you the 4th annual HALLOWEEN special, but this one will be a bit different from past years. First of all, it will be a Halloween warm up, instead of a recap. More importantly, while I’m usually pretty…



DEAD AIR BASS 32 (A WORLD WITHOUT BOWIE) ((MARCH 2015))

FOREWORD

In 2012, VICE MAGAZINE¬†published an article asking “What will you do when David Bowie dies”? Before then, it had never occurred to me that David Bowie COULD die, and I got worried. What will I do? There’s no other artist that has been a bigger influence on the direction I’ve gone…



DEAD AIR BASS 017 (HALLOWEEN RECAP!) ((November 2014))

Another Halloween season has come to pass, and once again, we’re left with nothing but some fuzzy memories, crappy candy, and great music. This month’s episode is not for everyone. I’m catering to the heavy bass loving, Halloween fanatic! If I just described YOU, then I hope you plan to check out the broadcast….



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: WILL WE EVER SEE ANOTHER RAY CHARLES?

Image has become so vitally important in music. It’s not necessarily that today’s artists need to be pretty (although that helps immensely), but they do need to visually fit the musical style that they are representing. I doubt we’ll ever see another performer, like RAY CHARLES, rise to fame. That’s not the only thing that…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: THE QUEEN OF ROCKABILLY

Would the raspy voice of JANIS JOPLIN ever have been accepted into the mainstream, without the path first being paved by WANDA JACKSON?

 

WANDA JACKSON – LET’S HAVE A PARTY

She’s know, today, as the “Queen Of…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: THE TEMPTATIONS SING SMOKEY

Let’s go back to a simpler time in music. Back to the year 1964, when MOTOWN ruled the charts.

THE TEMPTATIONS – MY GIRL

It’s one of the greatest songs of all time, largely due to the catchiness of the opening guitar riff which, for you music nerds, is a perfect C…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: EXPLANING PINK FLOYD TO GEN Y

WISH YOU WERE HERE is a song and album that has been written about over and over again, in meticulous detail, by people far better researched and more connected with the music than I could ever be. I don’t have any unique perspective or new light to shed on this song, which is, without argument,…