K-Chuck Radio: Literature Classics

Last week, during my radio broadcast, I played a couple of songs whose roots came from classic literature. No, seriously. If I were to tell you, “I have some songs whose subject matter involved some texts from vintage books,” you’d probably say, “Great, Chuck, so what did you play AFTER Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’?” Well,…

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K-Chuck Radio: Turn the lights out, let’s manoeuvre with the orchestra.

I’ve been binge-watching the HBO series The White Lotus, and it’s quite a fun show. But while watching the program, I had a nice, pleasant surprise. Look at this image. See the girl on the left? She’s wearing – and I’m not kidding – an Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark T-shirt. Specifically, one that references…

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K-Chuck Radio: Some 45’s for 45

This is the final full day of the Trump Presidency. Thank you, Jesus. And with that in mind, I thought it might be worthwhile to create a totally acceptable playlist of songs that would perfectly fit the Trump presidency on its final moments of existence. Let’s start. Remember, Trump is leaving on Wednesday, so let’s…

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K-Chuck Radio: Don’t blame me for these…

I’m not going to lie. Returning to college radio has been an emotional godsend for me. I enjoy going back in time, playing fantastic music, and recounting great stories about some of the best music that ever came out. You know, in the early 1980’s, with fun tracks and whatnot… But I will admit that…

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K-Chuck Radio: It’s all in Whodini’s Wand…

John Fletcher passed away yesterday. I know that name doesn’t sound familiar to most people. He was better known by his stage name Ecstasy. Again … I’m seeing blank stares. Ecstasy was in a rap group with his friends Jalil Hutchens and Drew Carter – and as Jalil, Ecstasy and Grandmaster Dee, they were the…

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K-Chuck Radio: When I flipped the disc.

This is a story that begins in the Chestnut Prison. The Chestnut Prison was my existence at 606 Chestnut Street in Abington, Massachusetts, where I spent the summer and fall of 1978 living with my father and stepmother, in an effort to get away from the toxic and poisonous home life of my mother and…

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K-Chuck Radio: A Playlist for Rudy Giuliani and Jeffrey Toobin

So yeah, in the past few days there have been incidents involving various political people who, for some unknown reason, have a desire to, shall we say, give themselves a little self-pleasure. The first instance involved New York columnist and CNN pundit Jeffrey Toobin, who decided to expose his penis while he was in the…

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K-Chuck Radio: The real debate … Helen Reddy or Mac Davis?

Lost among last night’s Presidential debate was the sad fact that we lost two different 1970’s music icons.  And although their songs may have faded into the nether regions of oldies radio, they were still two of the biggest performers of their time. Mac Davis was 78.  Here’s Mac performing his biggest hit, “Baby Don’t…

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K-Chuck Radio: Wait, there’s a new Midnight Oil song? For reals?

Ah, the days of college radio.  Playing imported records from all over the world.  Fun times. And one of the artists I played on college radio, way back in the day, was the power-rock group Midnight Oil. You know them.  At least you know their one hit, “Beds are Burning,” right? Yeah, the song where…

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K-Chuck Radio: The World of the Black MIDI

I stumbled across these videos the other day, and after about three hours of watching them (and essentially distracting myself for a good three hours), I felt like sharing this in today’s blog. There are these devices called player pianos, in which you hook up a perforated roll of paper to a piano and the…

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