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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Yodel For Your Neighbors

Yodel For Your Neighbors. The Hub Radio Show Monday January 30, 2017. View the completely ululated playlist for 1-30-17 (CLICK HERE)

Austra, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Joe Goddard, Albin Lee Meldau, Gone Gone Beyond

Alpine yodeling was a longtime rural tradition in Europe, and became popular in the 1830s as an entertainment in theaters and music halls. In Central Africa, yodeling was a form of communication announcing the yodeler's location and identity. The basic yodel requires sudden alterations of vocal register from a low-pitched chest voice to high falsetto tones sung on vowel sounds: AH, OH, OO for chest notes and AY or EE for the falsetto. Consonants are used as levers to launch the dramatic leap from low to high, giving it its unique ear-penetrating and distance-spanning power.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Measure Your Feat

Measure Your Feat. The Hub Radio Show for Monday January 23, 2017. View the completely pedicured playlist for 1-23-17 (CLICK HERE)

Albin Lee Meldau, Homeshake, Gone Gone Beyond, Kyle Andrews, Tash Sultana

Measure your Feet Day! An unusual day out of all the ‘national days’ indeed. The story behind this day originates in ancient Iceland. Ancient Icelanders spent most of their free time either bowling or “shelbing.” Shelbing is high-fiving with your feet! When spring rolled around, a time known for extreme rainstorms in Iceland, the natives would run into their huts, and celebrate the rain by measuring their feet and then pairing off. Shelbing was a customary way to celebrate the rainstorms. Soon enough world leaders caught wind of this customary tradition and found a way to commemorate it. Henceforth, the birth of “Measure your feet day” on January 23rd.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream. The Hub Radio Show Monday January 16, 2017. View the completely civil playlist for MLK Day 1-16-17 (CLICK HERE)

STRFKR, Xiu Xiu, Woom, Ummagma, Zavala, Tash Sultana

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. As millions of Americans honor his legacy today with a national day of service, we take a moment to reflect on Dr. King's life and message with his own words. As we did last year on the eve of a historic presidential inauguration, we now revisit King's celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thirteenth Anniversary

Thirteenth Anniversary. The Hub Radio Show for Monday January 9, 2017. View the completely Lacey playlist for 1-9-17 (CLICK HERE)

Steve Miller Band , Procol Harum, Joe Walsh, The Nice, The NYRARE

Anniversary campaigns are part of a trend inspired by the economy that could be called comfort marketing, as advertisers invoke misty, water-colored memories of the past to woo consumers into buying products in the present

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Run It Up the Flagpole and See Who Salutes

Run It Up the Flagpole and See Who Salutes. The Hub Radio Show for Monday January 2, 2017. View the completely new playlist for 1-2-17 (CLICK HERE)

Allen Toussaint, Andrew Bird, Angel Olsen, Carl Broemel, Cass McCombs

The name of the holiday comes from the English language expression, run it up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes it, which means putting new ideas and ventures to test and to see if they gain acceptance and popularity, just like a flag would have respect by people saluting it.