Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Laurel Canyon

Laurel Canyon. The Hub Radio Show for Monday December 9, 2019. View the super groovy playlist for 12-09-19 (CLICK HERE)

Pernice Brothers, Echo In The Canyon, Lowell George, The Association, Steve Young

Laurel Canyon found itself a nexus of counterculture activity and attitudes in the mid-late 1960s and early 1970s, becoming famous as home to many of L.A.'s rock musicians, such as Frank Zappa; Jim Morrison of The Doors; Carole King; The Byrds; Buffalo Springfield; Canned Heat; John Mayall; members of the band The Eagles; the band Love; Neil Young; Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork of The Monkees. Tork's home was considered one of Laurel Canyon's biggest party houses with all-night, drug-fueled sleepovers, well attended by the hippest musicians and movie stars of the era.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Popping Corn

Popping Corn. The Hub Radio Show for Monday December 2, 2019. View the completely comfort food playlist for 12-02-19 (CLICK HERE)

(Sandy) Alex G, Hiss Golden Messenger, CHAMPS, Corridor, Patrick Watson

In the nineteenth century, most people made popcorn by holding long-handled wire boxes filled with kernels over fires. This was effective for home consumption, but something else was needed to make popcorn commercially. The problem was solved by Charles Cretors, who built the first commercial popcorn machine. He founded C. Cretors & Company on today's date in 1885, and his machines soon made it practical for people to get into the business of popping corn. He powered his popcorn machine with a steam engine, which allowed it to be automated. A fire under a broiler created the steam that powered its small engine, and the engine moved gears, a shaft, and an agitator which stirred the corn kernels. There was a storage bin where fresh popcorn could be dumped, which was kept heated by steam exhaust. Some steam was also diverted to a whistle that was used to attract customers.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Veterans Day

Veterans Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday November 11, 2019. View the completely working playlist for 11-11-19 (CLICK HERE)

Asgeir, Hiss Golden Messenger, Ivy Flindt, Byre, Sinkane

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all American veterans of war. On November 11, 1918, a cessation of hostilities, or armistice, between the Allied Powers and Germany took place. With this armistice, fighting during World War I ended, and the stage was set for a treaty to be signed formally ending the war. On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. On the first anniversary of the armistice, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the day as Armistice Day, and said, "To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations." At this time celebrations were marked with parades and public meetings, as well as brief pauses in business at 11:00 AM, the time at which the armistice had taken place in 1918.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Candy Day

Candy Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday November 4, 2019. View the completely sweet playlist for 11-04-19 (CLICK HERE)

Perfume Genius, Bon Iver, Patrick Watson, Byre, Konradsen

You've been told again and again to not eat too much candy. However, today you can give in to your sweet tooth and eat as much as you want. Why? Because it's National Candy Day! Candy, confections which come in the form of bars, morsels, lozenges, and other figures, are usually eaten as a snack or treat and not during mealtime. They are made with sugar, syrup, or other sweet ingredients, and often contain chocolate, fruit, or nuts. Flour, eggs, milk, and natural and artificial flavorings are also commonly used to make candy. There are a wide variety of types of candy. Chocolate is often referred to as candy on its own, and it is the most popular type, often being combined with other ingredients such as fruits and nuts. It is often used to make candy bars. Other common types of candy include hard candy, jelly beans, mints, taffy, caramels, lollipops, licorice, marshmallows, gummy candies, and sour candies.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Babbling Day

Babbling Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 21, 2019. View the completely soothing playlist for 10-21-19 (CLICK HERE)

Allah-Las, CHAMPS, Hiss Golden Messenger, San Fermin, Starcrawler

Today is for babbling and for celebrating babblers. While a babbler is a term that can be ascribed to someone who seems to talk nonstop about nothing, it can also apply to a baby making noise who is in the process of learning how to talk. Another name for a babbler is a blatherskite. We could try to describe this holiday in more depth, but then we would just be babbling, because there really isn't much more to say. But to go on would be fitting, though, wouldn't it? We just love babbling about holidays anyway. Celebrate the day by babbling to yourself or by babbling to others, either by talking continuously about nothing or by babbling like a baby, in incoherent sounds. You could even babble along with a baby. Tell any notorious blatherskites who you know that it is Babbling Day.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Frump Day

Frump Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 14, 2019. View the completely mature playlist for 10-14-19 (CLICK HERE)

Angel Olsen, Lana Del Rey, Jenny Hval, Jesca Hoop

National FRUMP Day is a day to be a frugal, responsible, unpretentious, and mature person. It is also a day to honor those who exemplify these characteristics in their lives. To be frugal is to be prudent, thrifty, or economical in use of things, resources, or money. To be responsible is to be reliable and accountable, and to have the capacity to make moral decisions and to carry out obligations. To be unpretentious is to be modest, while not being showy or ostentatious. Finally, to be mature is to be developed in the mind in such a way as to make sound judgments like someone who has experience. When you are frugal you will be able to focus on the things that really matter in life. When you are responsible you won't have to worry as much. When you are unpretentious you will be able to listen more to others and get their perspective. When you are more mature you will better be able to make decisions that impact you and those around you.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Forgiveness And Happiness

Forgiveness and Happiness. The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 7, 2019. View the completely sage playlist for 10-7-19 (CLICK HERE)

Tegan and Sara, The Menzingers, The Needs, The Paranoyds, Lisa Prank, Cry Club

National Forgiveness & Happiness Day celebrates unconditional love. Armed with this love and with forgiveness, people take the time and put in the effort that is needed to repair damaged relationships. People are encouraged to ask for forgiveness and to forgive each other. The day fosters awareness for and understanding of the power of love, the joy of forgiveness, and the peace of humility. Observe the day by working to repair damaged relationships, by asking for forgiveness, by forgiving others, and by forgiving yourself.