Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Humanitarian

Humanitarian. The Hub Radio Show for Monday January 15, 2018. View the completely obtainable playlist for 1-15-18 (CLICK HERE)

David Byrne, Dick Stusso, Belle & Sebastian, Kid Trails, Dana Buoy, Prism Tats

Conflict is taking a massive toll on people’s lives around the world. Trapped in wars not of their making, millions of civilians are forced to hide or run for their lives. Children are taken out of school, families are displaced from their homes and communities are torn apart, At the same time, health workers and aid workers—who risk their lives to care for people affected by violence—are increasingly being targeted. But the world is not doing enough to end their suffering.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ivory & Gold

The 14th Anniversary Hub Radio Show. Monday January 8, 2018. View the completely auspicious playlist for 1-8-18 (CLICK HERE)

The Sleepy Jackson, Pernice Brothers, Tiara, Grandaddy, Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith

Ivory is the traditional material for the 14th anniversary, but please only ever buy products that are made using imitation ivory which is often made using a composite sourced from non-endangered animal bones, tagua nuts, or some other non-animal source. Please never purchase real ivory because that supports an illegal and brutal elephant poaching industry.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year's Day

New Year's Day. The Hub Radio show for Monday January 1, 2018. View the completely new playlist for 1-1-18 (CLICK HERE)

Portugal. The Man, St. Vincent , Wolf Parade, Destroyer, Mogwai

Most media outlets love to treat a "supermoon" as some sort of special or unusual occurrence. Upon hearing that a specifically selected moon comes with the prefix "super" attached, people rush outside to get a look and come away thinking that they have just witnessed something akin to a rare cosmic alignment. Such feelings put a new spin on the whimsical tale penned in 1837 by Hans Christian Andersen, "The Emperor’s New Clothes."


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Apres Christmas Afterglow

Apres Christmas Afterglow. The Hub Radio Show for Monday December 25, 2017. View the completely laid back playlist for 12-25-17 (CLICK HERE)

Stan Dingo, Bob Girth, Vic Reverb , Frank Sinatra, Chester Dupe

This neon yellow and green ski sweater is a perfect example of what happens when we start knitting without checking the dye batch on the label of the yarn. It was supposed to be a sedate Fair Isle design in forest green and gold. What we ended up with was this monstrosity. Too be fair, it does stay dark at the North Pole for months at a time. When the sun finally peeks over the horizon, everything looks neon for a while.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Hub

Holiday Hub. The Hub Radio Show for Monday December 18, 2017. View the completely festive playlist for 12-18-17 (CLICK HERE)

Maxwell Miranda Parsley, The Sleigh Shakers, South Of Town, Sportsfan,

The winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mountain Day

Mountain Day. The Hub Radio Show for December 11, 2017. View the completely rocky playlist for 12-11-17 (CLICK HERE)

WHY? , Sufjan Stevens, Dhani Harrison, Loney Dear,

Mountains are early indicators of climate change and as global climate continues to warm, mountain people — some of the world’s hungriest and poorest — face even greater struggles to survive. The rising temperatures also mean that mountain glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates, affecting freshwater supplies downstream for millions of people. Mountain communities, however, have a wealth of knowledge and strategies accumulated over generations, on how to adapt to climate variability.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wear Brown Shoes

Wear Brown Shoes. The Hub Radio Show for Monday December 4, 2017. View the completely hauteur playlist for 12-4-17 (CLICK HERE)

Wolf Parade, Wild Beasts, SNST, Stars, St. Vincent, Sleigh Bells

Really, it was something of a revolution, and a reclamation. Brown shoes are woefully underrepresented, but one should take a look at the places that they do exist. Brown shoes? Brown shoes are on the feet of the most intrepid adventurers, with heavy brown leather shoes with durable soles guiding them into the wilderness to see where it takes them. Brown shoes? They were the absolute mark of a man who was both respectable, well-off, and yet relaxed enough to not need the high-polished shine of black patent leather to prove themselves.