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Tim Timebomb – Radio

Just fell in love with this song.


From the Youtube Video:

We wrote “RADIO” with our old friend Billie Joe 20 years ago in 1993. I got to see Green Day play recently at Fox Theater in Pomona. Amazing show! They killed it! Here’s an acoustic take of “Radio” with The Interrupters backing.

Written by Tim Timebomb, Billie Joe Armstrong, Matt Freeman

Tim Timebomb – Guitar, Vocals
Aimee Interrupter – Background Vocals
Kevin Bivona – Banjo, Acoustic Bass, Background Vocals
Jesse Bivona – Background Vocals
Justin Bivona – Background Vocals

Symphony Radio Auction

This is pretty cool, there’s a symphony radio auction in Vermont.

e 17th annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra Radio Auction, hosted by the Waterbury-based Radio Vermont Group, will be held Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m.

The interactive, on-air event offers a chance to win one-of-a-kind experiences, such as conducting the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and co-hosting a radio show on 101 the One.

Also up for bid will be a week on the Gulf Coast of Florida, a behind-the-scenes look at the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, accommodations for a stay in Iceland, and a tour of the Trapp Brewery with tasting and dinner for two.

All auction proceeds support the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s music and education programs throughout the state. Last season, the orchestra performed 40 major concerts, made 272 school presentations reaching nearly 31,000 Vermont students, and provided 50 ensemble events.

Eric Michaels will host the radio auction, which will be broadcast on WDEV AM and FM in Waterbury (550AM or 96.1FM), WLBV in Morrisville (93.9), and 101 The One (101.7FM).

For live streaming of the auction: wdevradio.com.

More than 80 auction items have been donated by businesses around the state and will be auctioned in 15-minute time blocks. To preview these items, visit vso.org and look for ads in the Stowe Reporter, Waterbury Record, Barre Times-Argus, Valley Reporter, Transcript, and News & Citizen.

Block sponsors include Dubois Construction; Jamieson Insurance; Northfield Savings Bank; Sullivan, Powers & Co.; Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom; and Waterbury Pharmacy. Cabot Creamery Cooperative will offer gift certificates to all winning bidders, and Laughing Moon Chocolates will provide gift certificates for over-bids.

Source: stowetoday

I believe there will also be a wine auction held soon.

Party Bus Ride!

Had an amazing night in the Party Bus!  We went from San Jose to Santa Cruz in a sweet Party Bus.    The driver was good, picked us up early and we got all our drinks set.   Nice leather seats, we put on the Radio Timacade and started grooving.    Lights were going off, made a couple spots to pick up some people and then back on the road.  Strolled around Santa Cruz, then stopped at the Boardwalk.


Beautiful night out, this isn’t our picture though, I wish, pretty sweet on.    So ya after the boardwalk we did a little bowling and back in the sweet Party Bus.   Just wanted to give a shout out to Corinthian from Radio Timacade for the nice hookup, would take it again.

Radio TImacade in Mountain View

In the past we have worked with different sources in Mountain View.  It’s been awhile and wanted to give thanks.  Helped us keeping going when donations were tough.  Today’s spotlight is Ray Douglas Realtor, that’s the business name.

Love Mountain View as a destination, and met some great people there.  Check out downtown, it’s a great little spot, has some nice homes and restaurants.

So today’s little sponsor spotlight is Ray Douglas Realtor.



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Thanks for being a sponsor Ray.

Louis Prima’s Old Trumpet


Love listening to this guy, he was one of the great singers. But he can also wail on the trumpet like few others, the picture above is his daughter with the picture of the trumpet in it’s case.  Here is an expert from this on nola.com.

During her interview session at the 2015 French Quarter Festival’s “Let Them Talk” series on Sunday (April 12), Lena Prima reminisced extensively about her father, the late trumpeter, bandleader and entertainer Louis Prima. Following her interview in the third floor performance space of the Old U.S. Mint, she made a surprising discovery: Her father’s favorite trumpet from the final years of his career, on display in a glass case.

“I’m just amazed that here it is, first of all,” Prima said, as she examined the horn at the Mint. “I’ve never seen it in here before.”

A singer who performs her dad’s songs as well as her own compositions, Lena moved to New Orleans from Las Vegas in December 2011. She is featured most Friday nights at the Hotel Monteleone. At the French Quarter Festival on Saturday, she performed on the Tropical Isle Hand Grenade Stage, which, for her shows there in previous years, was named the Louis Louis Stage, after her father and Louis Armstrong.

Interesting Song Story

Everyone remembers that Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven is the sad story about about his son falling from a high story, “In the Air Tonight” is not about watching someone drown and Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” may or may not be about Warren Beatty. But there are plenty of other less well-documented backstories behind popular songs — like the one that surfaced over the weekend about The Beatles’ “Get Back” starting its life as a dubious satire called “No Pakistanis.” Wisely, the band rewrote the lyrics before releasing the song, but it remains a pretty fascinating piece of history, and our cue to discuss the less-documented stories lurking behind some of the songs in our iTunes collection.

The Flaming Lips — “The Spiderbite Song”

If you watched the excellent Soft Bulletin documentary that premiered on Pitchfork last month, you’ll know that the “spiderbite” in question is one that drummer Stephen Drozd allegedly suffered during the recording of the album. It slowly became clear that he hadn’t been bitten by a spider at all — the marks in question were from shooting heroin, which Drozd was doing an awful lot at the time.

Bob Marley

Apparently his ex girlfriend is saying that the song I shot the Sheriff is about him not wanting her to be on the pill. Like the lyric ““Sheriff John Brown always hated me/ For what, I don’t know/ Every time I plant a seed/ He said kill it before it grow.” I doubt it’s about that but ya never know. She said it’s about the doctor prescribing her contraceptive pills.

Clearly, the man himself isn’t around to tell the story behind this song anymore, but his ex-girlfriend surfaced last year, claiming that it is in fact about his displeasure at her being on the contraceptive pill. Apparently the sheriff John Brown of the lyric is an allusion to the doctor prescribing her the pill, which does rather make sense when you look at the lyric: “Sheriff John Brown always hated me/ For what, I don’t know/ Every time I plant a seed/ He said kill it before it grow.”