Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Joe Day

Joe Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday March 27, 2017. View the completely used playlist for 3-27-17 (CLICK HERE)

Spoon, The Shins, Grandaddy, Real Estate, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jay Som, Jesca Hoop

Enjoy a cup of “joe” with all of your friends named Joe, Jo, Joette, Joey, Joseph, Josephine, Johanna, Joann, Jodie or any variant of the name Joe every year on March 27th, National Joe Day.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Vernal Equinox

Vernal Equinox. The Hub Radio Show for Monday March 20, 2017. View the completely equal playlist for 3-20-17 (CLICK HERE)

Jens Lekman, Jay Pray, Imaginary Tricks, The Drums, Divisionists

On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. They are not exactly equal, however, due to the angular size of the sun and atmospheric refraction. To avoid this ambiguity, the word equilux is sometimes used to mean a day in which the durations of light and darkness are equal.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ken Day

Ken Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday March 13, 2017. View the completely plastic playlist for 3-13-17 (CLICK HERE)

Jay Som, Jesca Hoop, Laura Marling, Adna, Fleet Foxes, alt-J

Ken is Barbie's boyfriend. Like Barbie, he is forever young and constantly reinvented (for example, the original Ken had felt hair, but from 1962 on he has been sporting lower-maintenance plastic molded hair). Ken's “into” everything – he's had at least 40 careers, although his career-hopping is dwarfed by Barbie's 78+ careers!
It is not at all clear, however, if he is “into” getting married. In 2004, after decades of being boyfriend-girlfriend, Barbie and Ken split up but (according to manufacturer Mattel) remained friends. In 2011, again according to Mattel, Ken launched a massive campaign to get Barbie back. It seems to me that it couldn't have been that “massive,” however, because by Valentine's Day (2/14) of that year, the power couple was reunited.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fun Facts About Names

Fun Facts About Names. The Hub Radio Show for Monday March 6, 2017. View the completely jovial playlist for 3-6-17 (CLICK HERE)

Craig Finn, Beach Fossils , CYHSY, Imaginary Tricks, Wwoman

Fun Facts About Names Day is day to explore for interesting facts about names. These can be facts about your name (first or last), about a friend or family member's, or about names in general. 
What does your name mean?  What famous people have shared your name?  Was your name changed when it was Americanized?  What other words or phrases can you make from your name by rearranging the letters?  Does Pigpen in the Peanuts cartoon (or other cartoon/fictional characters) have a last name?  What were the names of the dogs who lived in the White House? This holiday is part of the Celebrate Your Name Week (CYNW) which was established in 1997 by onomatology hobbyist Jerry Hill.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shrove Monday

Shrove Monday. The Hub Radio Show for Monday February 27, 2017. View the completely angled playlist for 2-27-17 (CLICK HERE)

Father John Misty, Alex Izenberg, Bonobo, Applesauce Tears, The xx

Shrove comes from the verb to shrive, or hear confessions. Shrove Monday is part of the celebrations of Shrovetide that come just before Ash Wednesday that is the first day of Lent season. The days of Shrovetide were meant to be days of preparations for the upcoming season of Lent, so people would prepare themselves by going to confession and doing away with eating any meat. From this also derives the term Carnival—carne levare or “taking away the flesh.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Oatmeal Monday

Oatmeal Monday. The Hub Radio Show for Monday February 13, 2017. View the completely mushy playlist for 2-13-17 (CLICK HERE)

The Menzingers, The Tracks, The Dig, The New Up, Once & Future Band, The Royal Foundry

During the 17th century, Scottish university students lived in very basic accommodation and were required to bring their own fuel, firewood or peat, to maintain a fire. Their diet was meager too, largely consisting of oatmeal, which they would make into porridge.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lame Duck

Lame Duck. The Hub Radio Show for Monday February 6, 2017. View the completely avian playlist for 2-6-17 (CLICK HERE)

Spoon, Fufanu, Future Islands, Methyl Ethel, Entrance, Sampha, Julien Baker

An elected official whose successor has already been elected. The official is often seen as having less influence with other politicians due to their limited time left in office. Conversely, a lame duck is free to make decisions that exercise their standard powers with little fear of consequence, such as issuing executive orders, pardons, or other controversial edicts. Lame duck politicians result from term limits, planned retirement, or electoral losses.