The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for September 17, 2021

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. Tonight’s show features the debut of the “Bongolia Mix (Sam Pellman Version),” which combines over a dozen 1970’s-era songs into a six-minute…

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My 2021 Durham Fair photography contest entries are…

I have to be honest. I wasn’t planning on entering Durham this year. Part of it is the cost of putting together the prints and the two trips to Connecticut – one to drop off the images, and one to bring them home after the fair is complete. But the thing is, I’ve always had…

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Bongolia! (The Sam Pellman – WHCL mix)

So here’s the story. Sam Pellman was a beloved professor at Hamilton College. He taught music – electronic music, to be precise – and his studio had one of the early Moog synthesizers ever available. That’s right, we got to play on a Moog synthesizer. Also around that time, I was production director at the…

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That’s one muscular pumpkin, son.

Last Saturday, I drove out to Syracuse to pick up my New York State Fair photos (and the three ribbons associated with same). On my way back home, I stopped at a couple of farmer’s markets and country stores for some homegrown veggies and whatnot. And in one of my favorite little “driving stops” –…

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That Beach Boys mondegreen can get mon-de-violent.

Kurt Busiek is a very famous comic book artist. You might know him from books like Astro City and Arrowsmith; he’s one of the people that created the legendary Thunderbolts comic series (which, by the way, why aren’t the Thunderbolts in the MCU yet?). I say this, because one day, he quoted the lyrics from…

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The IInspiration just made my weekend.

As you may have known from reading my blog over any distinct period of time, I do enjoy a bit of professional wrestling. And two wrestlers that I really enjoy are Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay, who until recently worked in World Wrestling Entertainment as the IIconics (now known as the IInspiration). Their podcast “Off…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, September 11 2021

Let me start today, as I do every year at this time, by taking a break and a pause, in honor and in memory of those who perished at the World Trade Center, those who perished at the Pentagon, and those who died in the field at Shanksville, as well as those who lost their…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for September 10, 2021

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. Tonight’s show is a one-hour deep dive into the musical world of professional wrestling, including songs featured as wrestler entrance music, songs…

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Hey, Kellyanne Conway … you about to lose your job, hee hee hee…

In the final days of the Trump Administration, the former guy installed many of his loyalists onto various boards and positions, allowing them to continue their Trumpian loyalty. One of those loyalists was Kellyanne Conway, who was appointed to the Board of Visitors for the Air Force Academy. Yesterday, President Biden announced that 18 Trump…

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Caption Time: Out for a Walk

So I caught this picture during my recent Vermont covered bridge excursion. This photo was taken in Bennington, at the Burt Henry Bridge. It’s a one-lane bridge that spans the Walloomsac River. I shot it with my Rolleiflex Automat MX, with a pack of Kodak Ektar that I think may have started to spoil. But…

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