The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for August 12, 2022

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. This week’s episode features a new Chuck Miller-created medley, featuring several 1960’s-era tracks mashed together into the Cara-Lyn Mix. In fact, if…

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The winning photos from Iowa, 2022 Edition

Some time ago, I received a postcard alerting me that two of my four entries to the Iowa State Fair were accepted, with at least one of them claiming an award. Here’s the postcard for proof. Yesterday, the results were posted on the Iowa State Fair website. First of all, as much as I thought…

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K-Chuck Radio: Judith, Archie and Olivia, three voices of Australia

Three of Australia’s most important singing voices passed away within a few days of each other. Each one brought their own passion and joy to music, along with their own view of social importance and conscience. Obviously, the most worldwide loss goes to the legendary Olivia Newton-John. The sweet, butterfly vocals of dozens of early…

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“How much does a guest post cost on your website?”

After writing 5,500+ blog posts in a 13-year span – without taking a single day off in that time – there are moments when I might consider bringing in a guest blogger. I’ve done that on a couple of rare occasions, mostly when I feel a good friend of mine deserves to share their information,…

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My entries for the 2022 New York State Fair Photography Competition are …

Last year, I finally obliterated the “Syracurse” – a portmanteau of “curse” and “Syracuse,” a personal concept that my photos were good enough for every other competition EXCEPT for the New York State Fair. Last year, that Syracurse ended, as five of my six entries made the walls of the Harriet May Mills Art Center,…

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The photos I’m NOT entering this year in the New York State Fair’s photo contest (and why they’re not going to Syracuse)

Tomorrow, after judging has completed, I’ll share with you the six images I’ve chosen from my collection of 2021 and 2022 photos for submission to the 2022 New York State Fair Photography Competition. And trust me, if I’m culling these images from the list … you know I’m trusting my gut with the six I’m…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, August 6 2022

This morning is “drop-off day” for the New York State Fair’s photography competition, so I’m writing this blog post early in the morning so that I can hit the road to Syracuse with my six entries. On Sunday, I’ll post the images I didn’t choose to enter this year; on Monday I’ll post the six…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for August 4, 2022

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Time Artist Song Release 7:56 PM John Paul Young Love Is In The Air Classic Hits 7:50 PM Thompson Twins In the…

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Another new personal record – over 750 miles, over 100 miles per gallon!

My 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier (“Lightning’s Girl”) is a pretty incredible car. And one of its most incredible features is its fuel mileage consumption. I can run the car in essentially a 50-50 mode, using both battery and gasoline, for my travel. Gasoline for highway trips, battery for short trips. Yesterday, I achieved a milestone…

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Bachelor Cooking: Blueberry Muffins

Let’s say that you want to celebrate some nice life event with someone special. You could go to the store and buy some delicious muffins … or hit the drive-thru at Dunkin’ Donuts for a box of muffins .. Or you can be a self-sufficient bachelor and make your own. Let me explain. It’s so…

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