K-Chuck Radio: Christmas songs we no longer need

I definitely appreciate the holiday season, as well as all the great holiday-themed music that bursts through the radios at this time of year. But recently, some radio stations have altered their Christmas playlists to take one song out of rotation – the duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”  You know, this song. This is the…

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K-Chuck Radio: I need a good Squeeze right now

True story.  My freshman year college roommate introduced me to the music of Squeeze.  He had a copy of the album Argybargy and played it to death.  I suppose when things like that happen, you end up appreciating the music … and, of course, over time you develop an affinity for the music of Squeeze.…

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K-Chuck Radio: Warm Music for a Snowstorm

Yep, we’ve got another snowstorm on the way.  Batten down the hatches, clean out the Stewarts’ shops, and get ready for that white powdery stuff to blanket the neighborhood.  For sure. And if you’re really worried about those cold days… How about some warm, summery, bouncy tunes to keep you toasty? Look, I couldn’t fit…

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K-Chuck Radio: Seamless segues

I’ve seen these in music videos before … the video director wants to create what looks like a seamless, single take.  It might involve the camera panning around, or following the artist from step to step, or maybe just a quick edit that you don’t notice.  Fun fun stuff.  That, plus a lot of optical…

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K-Chuck Radio – Upstairs with Yaz

She was Alison Moyet, a bluesy singer that packed a lifetime of emotion into every lyric.  He was Vince Clarke, an ex-member of Depeche Mode who wanted to take synthesizer music to a new level. And with two albums and a handful of singles, Moyet and Clarke – better known worldwide as Yazoo, and here…

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K-Chuck Radio: The final KISS tour … maybe … possibly…

So last night, KISS performed on the TV show America’s Got Talent.  They had this song for the judges, a track about how Detroit was a Rock City … I think they might have gotten buzzed by Simon Cowell, but I’m not sure… maybe they advance to the next round, they definitely have the theatrics…

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K-Chuck Radio: More Forgotten 1960’s Classics!

Today on K-Chuck Radio, I’m bringing back some of the great dance tracks of the 1960’s.  These were the regional hits, the songs that had enough bounce and sass to make you get out of your chair, grab your date, and turn the dance floor into your own personal party time.  And let’s start with……

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K-Chuck Radio: A Pentatonix kind of day…

Date night tonight.  Off to see Pentatonix at SPAC. And when it comes to date night, I do not skimp. I’ve done SPAC concerts in the past – and if at all possible, I avoid getting lawn seats.  Because, let’s face it.  When you’re sitting on the lawn, you can barely see the stage.  And…

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K-Chuck Radio: It’s All About That Bass…

On occasion, if I’ve heard a song on the radio more times than I care to count, I’ll start focusing on a specific part of the song itself – the drummer, the bassist, something to find a nuance that I hadn’t noticed before. On today’s K-Chuck Radio, I want to take you into the rock…

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