Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday February 18, 2019. View the completely honest playlist for 2-18-19 (CLICK HERE)

White Denim, Kiwi Jr., Sam Cohen, Anemone, White Lies

Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February; Presidents Day 2019 occurs on Monday, February 18. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Be Electrific

Be Electrific. The Hub Radio Show for Monday February 11, 2019. View the completely shocking playlist for 2-11-19 (CLICK HERE)

Swervedriver, Sunflower Bean, Cherry Glazerr, Bob Mould, Deer Tick

February 11th is the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison: "The Wizard of Menlo Park," holder of 1090+ U.S. Patents, inventor and businessman, and founder of General Electric, among many other impressive accomplishments too numerous to list here. And, Mr. Edison brought light where light had not been before - electrically speaking, of course. Therefore, we have Be Electrific Day, so that we can celebrate not only this prolific inventor's birthday, but also - as Ms Finch's program suggests - "the electricity within each of us." Scoot your stocking feet across the carpet, scope out someone who looks a little energy depleted, and share your electricity with them.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Homemade Soup

Homemade Soup. The Hub Radio Show for Monday February 4, 2019. View the completely homogeneous playlist for 2-4-19 (CLICK HERE)

Better Oblivion Community Center , Cass McCombs, Rookin, Kazyak, Soccer Mommy

In traditional French cuisine, soups are classified into two main groups: clear soups and thick soups. The established French classifications of clear soups are bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified depending upon the type of thickening agent used: purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch; bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream; cream soups may be thickened with béchamel sauce; and veloutés are thickened with eggs, butter, and cream. Other ingredients commonly used to thicken soups and broths include egg, rice, lentils, flour, and grains; many popular soups also include pumpkin, carrots, and potatoes.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bubble Wrap Appreciation

Bubble Wrap Appreciation. The Hub Radio Show for Monday January 28, 2019. View the completely popped playlist for 1-28-19 (CLICK HERE)

Mike Krol, The Dandy Warhols, The Reputations, Spud Cannon, Pedro the Lion

In 1957, Engineers Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding worked in a garage to create a three dimensional plastic wallpaper, by sealing two shower curtains together. They were not successful in selling their wallpaper, so they began marketing it as greenhouse insulation. In 1960 they started the Sealed Air Corporation. The following year they realized their product could be used as a cushioning and packaging material. It was originally used to package IBM 1401 computers for shipment. Now it is used for food packaging more than for anything else. Bubbles are generally different sizes, usually 1/4 inch in diameter to 1 inch in diameter. Bubble Wrap is often made from polyethylene film.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Do For Others

Do For Others. The Hub Radio Show for Monday January 21, 2019. View the completely dreamlike playlist for 1-21-19 (CLICK HERE)

Dr. Dog, Peter Bjorn & John, Carl Broemel, Dan Mangan, Yo La Tengo, Cass McCombs

Celebrate the day by hugging friends and family members, or even strangers after letting them know about the day, and asking them if it is okay if you hug them. You could also substitute handshakes for hugs today. There are five main types of hugs you could use: the front hug, bear hug, cheek hug, side to side hug, and heart centered hug. You could also spend the day creating a hug chain with as many people as you can gather together. Hugging has many benefits. It releases oxytocin, which is a hormone associated with happiness. Similarly, it lowers cortisol levels, which alleviates stress and helps lower the heart rate. It also stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates the production of white blood cells and helps keep you healthy. Those are all good reasons to spend the day hugging!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hail, Sir Donkey, Hail

Hail, Sir Donkey, Hail! The Hub Radio Show for Monday January 14, 2019. View the completely shaggy playlist for 1-14-19 (CLICK HERE)

J.S. Ondara, Steve Gunn, French For Rabbits, Angelo De Augustine, Broken Bells

On the day, a girl would ride a donkey through a town to a church. She would carry a baby, or be pregnant herself, and a song would be sung by those on the streets as she rode. The words of the song can be translated to, "From Oriental country came a lordly ass of highest fame, so beautiful, so strong and trim, no burden was too great for him. Hail, Sir Donkey, hail." When the donkey arrived at the church, it stood beside the altar during the service, and sometimes was given food and drink. The congregation would bray or "hee-haw" its responses back to the priest, and the priest would sometimes bray as well.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Fifteenth Anniversary Then and Now

Then and Now. The Hub Radio Show for Monday January 7, 2019. View the completely nostalgic playlist for 1-7-19 (CLICK HERE)

Clem Snide, Cursive, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Azure Ray, Beulah

Nostalgia is a sentiment that leads to victory over the destructive forces of time. Recovering lost times and places, activating memory, and experiencing nostalgia make it possible to dwell on the past, which then enables us to proceed, to go ahead and to make new emotional investments. Creativity and depression are related; the two terms interact, and an ancient tradition correlates artistic activity (poetry, music) to the divine platonic mania, possession or inspiration by a god. This is a markedly euphoric moment, hence, ecstatic, which is somehow the antipodes of depression in the usual and clinical sense of the word.