Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wonderful Weirdos

Wonderful Weirdos. The Hub Radio Show for Monday September 9, 2019. View the completely unique playlist for 9-9-19 (CLICK HERE)

Bat For Lashes, Bob Moses, Hot Chip, Jenny Hval

Wonderful Weirdos Day is dedicated to all the wonderful geeks, freaks, misfits, and weirdos, who think outside the box and refuse to play by the rules. The day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat holidays. Whether you self-identify as a weirdo, or have family or friends that proclaim themselves to be weirdos, there is plenty of weirdness to celebrate! If you think of yourself as a weirdo, this is a day to celebrate how wonderful you are. If you see people you know who are weirdos, the creators of the day say today is "the day to thank them. So give them a hug, and say 'I love you, you weirdo!'" There are a lot of "weird" things you could do to celebrate.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Labor Day

Labor Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday September 2, 2019. View the completely unionized playlist for 9-2-19 (CLICK HERE)

Jay Som, Black Belt Eagle Scout, CHAMPS, Ezra Furman, The Hold Steady

There was an economic downturn in 1893, and by 1894 there was a depression where up to 18% of the country's population was out of work. Wages were slashed at the Pullman Palace Car Company in Illinois, and workers went on strike. The American Railway Union (ARU), led by Eugene Debs, joined the cause, and workers of the ARU refused to handle Pullman railcars. Eventually, President Grover Cleveland sent in federal troops, and the state militia also arrived. The strike was crushed and some died. It was at this time that Labor Day was pushed through as a federal holiday, in order to placate labor after this bitter strike. By this time, thirty states already officially observed the holiday. Traditionally, Labor Day consists of parades, followed by gatherings of workers with their families and friends. Labor Day also marks the unofficial end of summer, and it is around this time that students go back to school, and fall sports begin.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Make Your Own Luck

Make Your Own Luck. The Hub Radio Show for Monday August 26, 2019. View the completely serendipitous playlist for 8-26-19 (CLICK HERE)

White Denim, Lucero, Curse of Lono, Send Medicine

Thomas Jefferson once said, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." On Make Your Own Luck Day do just that by being open to new experiences and opportunities. Don't be stuck in a routine. Set a goal and work hard for it. Don't accept defeat and take risks. Richard Wiseman, head of a psychology research department at the University of Hertfordshire in England, says he's cracked the code "Luck isn't due to kismet, karma, or coincidence, he says. Instead, lucky folks — without even knowing it — think and behave in ways that create good fortune in their lives".  
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." – Seneca

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hot And Spicy

Hot and Spicy. The Hub Radio Show for Monday August 19, 2019. View the completely sweaty playlist for 8-19-19 (CLICK HERE)

WHY?, Chance the Rapper, The Rocket Summer, Marika Hackman, Kazyak

This day is dedicated to hot and spicy foods. Some hot foods include wasabi and horseradish, and some spicy foods are made with peppers that have a high capsaicin content. There is some information that suggests capsaicin is good for your health. Hot and spicy foods should be consumed on this day. Common foods that are many times made spicy include chili, gumbo, chicken wings, and burritos. You could try to eat spicy foods that originated from the country you are a citizen of or were born in. To celebrate the day you could also buy some hot peppers and have a contest with your friends to see who is best able to stomach them.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Woodstock - 50 Years On

Woodstock - 50 Years On. The Hub Radio Show for Monday August 12, 2019. View the completely free playlist for 8-12-19 (CLICK HERE)

DJ Zebra, Z-Trip

This week, after all, marks the 50th anniversary -- 50th anniversary! -- of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the rain-soaked, mud-splattered three-day rock concert on a farm in upstate New York that many mark as the climactic act of the Boom years. Which raises a question: when you've so long been defined by youth, what do you become when youth is gone? What drew the Woodstock generation together was ultimately not anger, but a hope -- idealistic, naive and impossibly young -- that yet tugs at the imagination, the hope of a better, fairer, cleaner, saner, more peaceful world. As Woodstock veteran Graham Nash recently told CBS News, "I still believe what we believed then ... that love is better than hatred, that peace is much better than war, that we have to take care of our fellow human beings, because this is all we have."
Somewhere along the way, Nash, like many of us, got old. But that hope never did.
Thanks to Leonard Pitts Jr.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Work Like A Dog

Work Like A Dog. The Hub Radio Show for Monday August 5, 2019. View the completely canine playlist for 8-5-19 (CLICK HERE)

Ariana & The Rose, Hot Chip, Leisure, Cuco

It may be a dog-eat-dog world out there, which can force you to work like a dog even during the dog days of summer! Work Like a Dog Day, which is celebrated on August 5, honors people who put in that extra bit of hard work. This quirky day is inspired by the reputed strong work ethic of canines, especially service dogs. Today, pause to appreciate the hard workers who inspire (or in some cases, frustrate) you. There’s no other day like this one so stick around because we’re sharing some fun ideas for the hard-working canine in you!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Global Tiger

Global Tiger. The Hub Radio Show for Monday July 29, 2019. View the completely roaring playlist for 7-29-19 (CLICK HERE)

Mannequin Pussy, Dude York, Jay Som, Generationals, Imperial Teen

Wild tigers are only found in Asia. The larger subspecies of them, such as the Siberian tiger, usually live in more northern, colder areas such as eastern Russia and northeastern China, while the smaller subspecies live in warmer, southern countries, such as India, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. Tigers live in forests, which vary depending on the subspecies and the part of the world they are in. Arid, flooded mangrove, tropical, and taiga are all forests that are inhabited by tigers. Tigers are solitary creatures that roam large areas for food. A Siberian tiger may have a range of 4,000 square miles. Tigers usually are orange with black stripes but can be other colors as well, such as white with tan stripes. The markings are different on every tiger, just like fingerprints on a human. Being carnivores, their stripes help camouflage them when hunting large animals such as deer, rhinos, elephant calves, and pigs. The tigers suffocate their prey with their large jaws, after clamping down on their neck.