Monday, May 21, 2018

Rapture Party

Rapture Party. The Hub Radio Show for Monday May 21, 2018. View the completely blissful playlist for 5-21-18 (CLICK HERE)

Parquet Courts, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Courtney Barnett, Hop Along, Mitski

The Rapture may not have seemed like a joking matter or much of a reason to have a party time for the people who believed it would happen back in 2011, and it’s easy understand why. Imagine believing that 200 million people all over the globe suddenly get sucked up into the sky without a word of warning, amid horrific earthquakes of unprecedented magnitude and relentless plagues–that’s kind of scary, isn’t it? Luckily, the predictions turned out to be completely false. But why let the opportunity to celebrate not having been annihilated go to waste? If the survival of the human race is not an occasion for celebration, what is? So what are you waiting for? Time to throw a Rapture Day Party!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Do Not Go Gentle

Do Not Go Gentle. The Hub Radio Show for Monday May 14, 2018. View the completely magical playlist for 5-14-18 (CLICK HERE)

Car Seat Headrest, Modern Baseball, Into It. Over It., Touche Amore

An international day to celebrate the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, held each year on 14th May, the anniversary of the date when Under Milk Wood was first read on stage at 92Y The Poetry Center, New York in 1953.
“International Dylan Thomas Day gives us a chance each year to celebrate Dylan Thomas’s achievements. There is still the enthusiasm for a national day to mark my grandfather’s life and legacy and we want to keep May 14th as a prominent date on the literary calendar.  Dylan Thomas’s writing has travelled through time – it is as relevant today in our troubled times as when it was written sixty-five years ago. It continues to travel across the globe reaching new audiences everyday. His poetry lives on. We invite you to tell us about how you are going to mark the day and encourage you, wholeheartedly, to get involved and to love the words."

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mr Sun Sun Mister Golden Sun

Mr Sun Sun Mister Golden Sun. The Hub Radio Show for Monday May 7, 2018. View the completely solar playlist for 5-7-18 (CLICK HERE)

Anemone, Albin Lee Meldau, Hana Vu,
Black Moth Super Rainbow , Gang Gang Dance

Mr. Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun Lyrics
Oh Mr. Sun Sun, Mister Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Oh Mr. Sun Sun, Mister Golden Sun
Hiding behind a tree
Little children are asking you
Please come out so we can play with you
Oh Mr. Sun Sun, Mister Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Oh Mr. Sun Sun, Mister Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Oh Mr. Sun Sun, Mister Golden Sun
Hiding behind a tree
Little children are asking you
Please come out so we can play with you
Oh Mr. Sun Sun, Mister Golden Sun
Please shine down on me

Monday, April 30, 2018

Oatmeal Cookie Raisin Day

Oatmeal Cookie Raisin Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday April 30, 2018. View the completely chewy playlist for 4-30-18 (CLICK HERE)

Eels, Dr. Dog, Post Animal, The Sea and Cake, Alexis Taylor

Although no record seems to exist regarding the origins of Oatmeal Cookie Day, the Internet is filled with evidence that it is a genuine celebration of what is considered to be the healthiest cookie of all.  Oatcakes have been relied on to deliver quick boosts of energy since the middle ages and though recipes are today far more elaborate and tasty, oatmeal cookies are still trusted to supply a healthy dose of fibre and iron. Oatmeal Cookie Day is also trusted to flood the internet with fresh ideas for baking enthusiasts on how to best serve up the humble oat flake.  First cultivated thousands of years ago and eaten as a type of porridge, oatmeal is now dressed in the finest of fruits, nuts, candies and spices to reign supreme in cookie jars around the world. Oatmeal Cookie Day is a fitting tribute to the taste and versatility of oats. It's Raisin day on the 30th of April also.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Slay A Dragon

Slay A Dragon. The Hub Radio show for Monday April 23, 2018. View the completely brimstone playlist for 4-23-18 (CLICK HERE)

Eternal Summers, Middle Kid, MOURN, Hatchie, Dr. Dog

St George’s Day, when we honour the patron saint of England, should be one of the most celebrated dates in the country's calendar. However most years April 23 goes unnoticed, better known by some as the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. In Greek mythology, Perseus slew a monster that threatened Andromeda. Not to be outdone, the Crusaders from the 1300s told the story of Saint George. George used his magic sword to kill a dragon ... just in the nick of time to save the king’s daughter from being sacrificed to the fire-breathing beast. As the story goes, this dragon had an insatiable appetite and it was only through his deep faith that George was able to accomplish this deed.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Patroits' Day

Patriots' Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday April 16, 2018. View the completely dandy playlist for 4-16-18 (CLICK HERE)

Brazilian Girls, Franz Ferdinand, Superorganism, Young Fathers, Moby

Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriots' Day. Patriots' Day is a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775.  The holiday (Officially observed on Monday, April 16, 2018), and the entire weekend, is celebrated with parades, reenactments and commemorative ceremonies.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Jenkins' Ear

Jenkins' Ear. The Hub Radio Show for Monday April 9, 2018. View the completely impressionistic playlist for 4-9-18 (CLICK HERE)

Preoccupations, Hop Along, Young Fathers, Superorganism

On April 9, 1731, the Spanish coast guard boarded the English brig, the Rebecca, while it was near Havana. It had come from Jamaica with sugar and was on its way to England. While on board, the ear of Captain Robert Jenkins was cut off. Some accounts say that Juan de Leon Fandino, the Spanish captain, tied Jenkins to the mast and tortured him. At some point, someone tried to cut Jenkins' ear off. Apparently, they weren't successful in completely removing it, and a Spanish sailor grabbed it and tore it off. He reportedly gave it to Jenkins, and told him to give it to the king of England, and to tell the king that he would lose his ear as well.