Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Apres Christmas Afterglow

Apres Christmas Afterglow. The Hub Radio Show for Monday December 25, 2017. View the completely laid back playlist for 12-25-17 (CLICK HERE)

Stan Dingo, Bob Girth, Vic Reverb , Frank Sinatra, Chester Dupe

This neon yellow and green ski sweater is a perfect example of what happens when we start knitting without checking the dye batch on the label of the yarn. It was supposed to be a sedate Fair Isle design in forest green and gold. What we ended up with was this monstrosity. Too be fair, it does stay dark at the North Pole for months at a time. When the sun finally peeks over the horizon, everything looks neon for a while.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Hub

Holiday Hub. The Hub Radio Show for Monday December 18, 2017. View the completely festive playlist for 12-18-17 (CLICK HERE)

Maxwell Miranda Parsley, The Sleigh Shakers, South Of Town, Sportsfan,

The winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mountain Day

Mountain Day. The Hub Radio Show for December 11, 2017. View the completely rocky playlist for 12-11-17 (CLICK HERE)

WHY? , Sufjan Stevens, Dhani Harrison, Loney Dear,

Mountains are early indicators of climate change and as global climate continues to warm, mountain people — some of the world’s hungriest and poorest — face even greater struggles to survive. The rising temperatures also mean that mountain glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates, affecting freshwater supplies downstream for millions of people. Mountain communities, however, have a wealth of knowledge and strategies accumulated over generations, on how to adapt to climate variability.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wear Brown Shoes

Wear Brown Shoes. The Hub Radio Show for Monday December 4, 2017. View the completely hauteur playlist for 12-4-17 (CLICK HERE)

Wolf Parade, Wild Beasts, SNST, Stars, St. Vincent, Sleigh Bells

Really, it was something of a revolution, and a reclamation. Brown shoes are woefully underrepresented, but one should take a look at the places that they do exist. Brown shoes? Brown shoes are on the feet of the most intrepid adventurers, with heavy brown leather shoes with durable soles guiding them into the wilderness to see where it takes them. Brown shoes? They were the absolute mark of a man who was both respectable, well-off, and yet relaxed enough to not need the high-polished shine of black patent leather to prove themselves.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Start A Rumor

Start A Rumor. The Hub Radio Show for Monday November 13, 2017. View the completely salacious playlist for 11-13-17 (CLICK HERE)

Alex Rose, Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts, SARO, The Chordaes, SNST

There isn't much information available about this day, so there's a good chance it got started by a rumor. That's what the day is for anyway, to start a rumor! Rumors aren't anything new, they have been going on for centuries. Although starting a rumor is usually frowned upon, today you have an excuse to start one, and that's the best way to celebrate the day.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Marooned Without a Compass

Marooned Without a Compass. The Hub Radio Show for Monday November 6, 2017. View the completely lone playlist for 11-6-17 (CLICK HERE)

Air Traffic Controller, Alvvays, Death From Above, Beck, Dan Auerbach

How is your sense of direction? Do you often find yourself going around in circles? Do you feel hopelessly lost? Do you know where you are? If any of these questions describe your current state of being, then you are in tune to this special day.  Check the trees for moss..... moss grows on the shaded, north side of a tree trunk.  Viewed in another way, being marooned without a compass for a day could be a good thing. Our busy life styles seldom leaves time to relax. We can just kick back and enjoy being marooned. Tomorrow, we can head east when the sun rises. In the meantime, I think I see a shady tree.....

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Haunted Refrigerator

Haunted Refrigerator. The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 30, 2017. View the completely spooky playlist for 10-30-17 (CLICK HERE)

St. Vincent, Lime Cordiale, Stars, Wolf Parade, Shout Out Louds, Edamame

When was the last time you gave your fridge a good scrub down? We’re going to venture to guess that it’s been a while. Those Asian leftovers behind your quite possibly curdled milk are probably growing some hauntingly hairy mold. If you’re looking for a way to get into the Halloween mood that doesn’t involve the traditional pumpkin carving or ghost story telling, turn off the lights and gather your friends and family around your fridge and find out what’s been lying dormant inside. The results are sure to be terrifying!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

United Nations

United Nations. The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 23, 2017. View the completely fair playlist for 10-23-17 (CLICK HERE)

Calexico, Beck, Air Traffic Controller, Canon Blue, Chassol

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clean Your Desktop

Clean Your Desktop. The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 16, 2017. View the completely cluttered playlist for 10-16-17 (CLICK HERE)

Wolf Parade, Paperhaus, TWIABP, Citizen, Brixton Riot

Clean your Virtual Desktop Day was first created by the good people at PCMuseum.ca, to encourage people to sort out their desktops and return it to that pristine vision they received when they first booted up their computer. An orderly desktop has been said to be the sign of an orderly mind, someone who has their work together, and knows what their tool is for and how to use it.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Curious Events

Curious Events. The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 9, 2017. View the completely baffling playlist for 10-09-17 (CLICK HERE)

Beck, Alvvays, EERA, Chelsea Wolfe, Zola Jesus

Life is full of curious events - big and small. Like for example, where do all those socks disappear to after doing laundry, or why do people open their mouths when applying mascara? Some mysteries have occupied curious and adventurous minds around the world. These include: Who made the stonehenge and for what purpose? Does Bigfoot exist and can ghosts communicate with humans? And then there are the bigger, more philosophical mysteries of life - like what happens when we die or what is what is beyond the edge of the universe?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Unity. The Hub Radio Show for Monday October 2, 2017. View the completely together playlist for 10-02-17 (CLICK HERE)

James Heather, Luna, Balmorhea, Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor

In Aristotle's Poetics, each of the three dramatic principles requiring limitation of the supposed time of a drama to that occupied in acting it or to a single day ( unity of time ), use of one scene throughout ( unity of place ), and concentration on the development of a single plot ( unity of action ).

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fool Me Twice

Fool Me Twice. The Hub Radio Show for Monday September 25, 2017. View the completely honest playlist for 9-25-17 (CLICK HERE)

Alvvays, POBPAH, Shout Out Louds, Cut Copy, The Clientele

"There's an old saying in Tennessee I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee--that says, fool me once, shame on--shame on you. Fool me-- you can't get fooled again."
President George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Respect. The Hub Radio Show for Monday September 18, 2017. View the completely honorable playlist for 9-18-17 (CLICK HERE)

The DreamSyndicate, *repeat repeat, Death From Above, Wilding, Mister Heavenly

Taking part each September, Respect Day has been created to encourage people to focus more on ways in which they can be respectful to others.  For many the day involves being more attentive to loved ones, but it can really be used as a catalyst for treating any people with a more polite approach.  There are no rules surrounding ways in which you could celebrate this year, it’s really down to you. You could take your wife or husband out for a romantic meal, you could visit an elderly relative or you could endeavour to be more encouraging to others.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I'm On Top Of It

I'm On Top Of It. The Hub Radio Show for Monday September 11, 2017. View the completely implausible playlist for 9-11-17 (CLICK HERE)

Grizzly Bear , Hercules & Love Affair, LCD Soundsystem, Mogwai, Beck

We are constantly juggling a menu of responsibilities: home, school, kids, meals, work, community and more. We know this because we see it piling up on their calendars, shopping lists and to do lists every day. With life this hectic, it’s impossible to stay on top of everything all the time, but it IS possible to get the mission-critical stuff under control. I’m On Top Of It Day is all about celebrating one thing that you feel good about getting on top of.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labor Day 2017

Labor Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday September 4, 2017. View the completely industrious playlist for 9-4-17 (CLICK HERE)

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, The War On Drugs, Deerhoof, Walter Etc.

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. It honors the American labor movement, and the contributions that workers have made to the country. Starting in 1882, labor days first began being organized and celebrated by labor unions, and Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day an official public holiday in 1887.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dream Day

Dream Day. The Hub Radio Shoe for Monday August 28, 2017. View the completely wishful playlist for 8-28-17 (CLICK HERE)

Beck, Dirty Projectors, CYMBALS, The Mynabirds, Bodies of Water

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. gave what would come to be known as his "I Have A Dream" speech. King's speech was a call to America to live up to the words of its founding documents, a longing for a dream of racial harmony, and an appeal for freedom to ring out from every part of the country.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Alt, Control, Delete

Alt, Control, Delete. The Hub Radio Show for Monday August 21, 2017. View the completely solar playlist for 8-21-17 (CLICK HERE)

Downtown Boys, SOAR, A Giant Dog, Rainer Maria, Great Grandpa

In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for themselves. No talking. No eating or drinking. No lying down. No fussing. It's a time of renewal. Kind of like pressing the alt, control, delete button on your computer, resetting everything.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wiffle Ball

Wiffle Ball. The Hub Radio Show for Monday August 14, 2017. View the completely plastic playlist for 8-14-17 (CLICK HERE)

Downtown Boys, Rainer Maria, Waxahatchee, The Mynabirds, Great Grandpa

The WIFFLE ball was designed to take the place of baseball, stickball and softball for boys and girls in back yards and city streets. It is made of a tough rubbery plastic – is light in weight and cannot be thrown or hit any great distance. The WIFFLE ball is also an excellent indoor ball. WIFFLE ball was designed for use in congested areas. Because the ball will not travel far when solidly hit, ball chasing and base running have been eliminated. An ordinary broom handle can be used if a WIFFLE bat is not available

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Full Sturgeon Eclipse

Full Sturgeon Eclipse. The Hub Radio Show for Monday August 7, 2017. View the completely serendipitous playlist for 8-7-17 (CLICK HERE)

Portugal. The Man, Spoon, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, The New Pornographers

The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Get Out of the Doghouse

Get Out of the Doghouse. The Hub Radio Show for Monday July 17, 2017. View the completely canine playlist for 7-17-17 (CLICK HERE)

Lo Tom, Waxahatchee, Broken Social Scene, The Mynabirds, The Drums

Generally, when you are “in the doghouse”, you have fallen out of favor with someone, usually your spouse or significant other. However, you can also be “in the doghouse” with a friend or your boss at work.  National Get Out of the Doghouse Day is an opportunity to use all those good cliches and get you back in the big house where you belong. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Don't Step On A Bee

Don't Step On A Bee. The Hub Radio Show for Monday July 10, 2017. View the completely pollinated playlist for 7-10-17 (CLICK HERE)

Summer Twins, The Heavy Blinkers, Portugal. The Man, The Drums, The Orielles

The 10th July unites the nation for National Don’t Step on a Bee Day! This year we’re calling for your help to protect our precious bees.
 The recent press surrounding the ‘Bee Crisis’ has been hard to ignore. Not only do our bees help provide the honey, propolis and beeswax contained within your favourite Bee Good products, they also help to keep us all fed and watered! Without the tireless work of our little buzzing friends, over a third of everything we eat would disappear from our tables.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Psychedelic Pool Party

Psychedelic Pool Party. The Hub Radio Show for Monday July 3, 2017. View the completely independence day playlist for 7-3-17 (CLICK HERE)

Jefferson Airplane , Donovan, The Who, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Van Dyke Parks

Bakshi apologizes to his hosts; then needs to go to the bathroom. He wanders through the house, opening doors and barging in on various servants and guests in embarrassing situations. He ends up in the back yard, where he accidentally sets off the irrigation sprinklers. At Divot's insistence, Monet gives an impromptu guitar performance of "Nothing to Lose," to impress the guests. Bakshi goes upstairs, where he saves Monet from Divot by dislodging Divot's toupee. Bakshi finally finds a bathroom, but he breaks the toilet, drops a painting in it, gets toilet paper everywhere, and floods the bathroom. To avoid being discovered Bakshi sneaks out on the roof and falls into the pool.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Forgiveness. The Hub Radio Show for Monday June 26, 2017. View the completely righteous playlist for 6-26-17 (CLICK HERE)

Portugal. The Man, Death From Above, DJDS, !!!, Bleachers

Usually when we hurt another person or ourselves it is unconscious, the act of forgiveness is always a conscious decision. The act of forgiveness allows unconscious actions to come into the light of awareness. Forgiving others does not fix their mistakes, we forgive them to release ourselves from the heavy burden of holding grudges and carrying bitterness in our heart. It accomplishes something even greater than that, it allows us each the space to let go of past mistakes while helping to cultivate a deeper sense of compassion for ourselves (and others).

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Saunter. The Hub Radio Show for Monday June 19, 2017. View the completely slow playlist for 6-19-17 (CLICK HERE)

Big Thief, Girlpool, Palehound, Waxahatchee, The Drums

Sauntering is a verb describing a style of walking. It is simply to walk slowly, preferably with a joyful disposition. Sauntering has been spoken of most notably by many of the naturalist writers in history. World Sauntering Day is celebrated on June 19 every year. The purpose is to remind people to slow down and enjoy life as opposed to rushing through it. It is also sometimes referred to as International Sauntering Day.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ghost in the Machine

Ghost in the Machine. Hub Radio Show for Monday June 12, 2017. View the completely spooky playlist for 6-12-17 (CLICK HERE)

The War On Drugs, Jr. Jr., alt-J , Washed Out, Arcade Fire, Nym

There is a doctrine about the nature and place of the mind which is prevalent among theorists, to which most philosophers, psychologists and religious teachers subscribe with minor reservations. Although they admit certain theoretical difficulties in it, they tend to assume that these can be overcome without serious modifications being made to the architecture of the theory.... [the doctrine states that] with the doubtful exceptions of the mentally-incompetent and infants-in-arms, every human being has both a body and a mind. ... The body and the mind are ordinarily harnessed together, but after the death of the body the mind may continue to exist and function.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Festival of Popular Delusions

Festival of Popular Delusions. The Hub Radio Show for Monday June 5, 2017. View the completely mad playlist for 6-5-17 (CLICK HERE)

                            Beach Fossils, Girlpool, TOPS, Cende, Big Thief

There are things we want to believe because it makes us happy. There are things we believe because it provides order and an explanation, no matter how irrational the belief may be. There are things we want to believe because it gives us hope. There are things we believe, not because we want to, but because we’re too lazy to look it up.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day

Memorial Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday May 29, 2017. View the completely solemn playlist for 5-29-17 (CLICK HERE)

Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Elf Power, The Mountain Goats, Palehound

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Vanilla Pudding

Vanilla Pudding. The Hub Radio Show for Monday May 22, 2017. View the completely vanilla playlist for 5-22-17 (CLICK HERE)

Mac DeMarco, Jens Lekman, The Mountain Goats, Perfume Genius

The puddings we enjoy as desserts today are not what was commonly known as pudding at ancient dinner tables. Most medieval puddings were meat based and seasoned with herbs and spices. Even sweetened, they were usually served hot. Toward the end of the 18th century, puddings were more likely made from a grains or day old bread with nuts, fruit or meats. These puddings were used to stretch meals for a large family.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Dinosaur. The Hub Radio Show for Monday May 15, 2017. View the completely paleolithic playlist for 5-15-17 (CLICK HERE)

Perfume Genius, Gorillaz, The Heliocentrics, Alex Ebert, The Districts

Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles of the clase Dinosauria that first appeared during the Triassic period. Although the exact origin and timing of the evolution of dinosaurs is the subject of active research, the current scientific consensus places their origin between 231 and 243 million years ago. They became the dominant terrestrial vertebrates after the Triassic–Jurassic extinction event 201 million years ago. Their dominance continued through the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and ended when the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event led to the extinction of most dinosaur groups 66 million years ago.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

No Socks

No Socks. The Hub Radio Show for Monday May 8, 2017. View the completely casual playlist for 5-8-17 (CLICK HERE)

Portugal. The Man, HAIM, Foster the People, Shout Out Louds, Twinsmith

Barefoot is the state of not wearing any footwear. Many people do not wear footwear in their home. There are many sports that people play barefoot, including running, water skiing, beach volleyball, gymnastics, and martial arts. In modern language, someone who prefers not to wear shoes in public is known as a barefooter.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Call In Sick

Call In Sick. The Hub Radio Show for Monday May 1, 2017. View the completely fabricated playlist for 5-1-17 (CLICK HERE)

The War On Drugs, BNQT, Mark Lanegan, Sir Ray Davies, Woods

Everyone needs the occasional unscheduled day of leisure or mental health break. Unfortunately, your workplace probably doesn't appreciate your spontaneity, and with good reason. Luckily, there is something you can do in this exact situation: call in sick. Obviously this isn't a technique you can use too often, but it can give you that well-needed break. In order to call in sick, you have to convince your colleagues that you were really feeling sick the day before and make a call to your boss that makes it seem like you really regret having to stay home to tend to your illness without laying it on too thick.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Comfort Tunes

Comfort Tunes. The Hub Radio Show for Monday April 24, 2017. View the completely fat-free playlist for 4-24-17 (CLICK HERE)

Robert Palmer, Little Feat, Lowell George, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne

“We tend to think about the need to belong as a fundamental human need. And by doing that, we’re equating it to other fundamental human needs, like the need for food or water,” Gabriel said. “When it’s not fulfilled, you’re driven to fulfill it, in the same way that when you’re hungry, you’re driven towards food. So when you feel lonely or you feel rejected, you’re psychologically driven towards finding a way to belong.” Sometimes it’s not food. Sometimes it is.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Blah Blah Blah

Blah Blah Blah. The Hub Radio Show for Monday April 17, 2017. View the completely inane playlist for 4-17-17 (CLICK HERE)

Andre Cymone, Jeb Loy Nichols , Walker Lukens, Beth Ditto, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Geotic

The only way to stop them annoying you is to take Blah, Blah, Blah Day as a kick-off moment to get things done. Mute the blah, blah, blah by eliminating the topic that it is about. Get yourself vaccinated, start a piggy bank, clean your laptop keyboard and call your aunt! By the way almost all languages have a pendant to the English blah, blah, blah like Blablabla in German, French and Spanish and falan filan in Turkish. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Untitled. The Hub Radio Show for Monday April 10. 2017. View the completely last minute playlist for 4-10-17 (CLICK HERE)

Curse Of Lono, Cold War Kids, Eric Tollefson, Conor Oberst, Dan Auerbach, Dude York

This is a complete guide for An Untitled Story. General tips, heart locations, ability locations, flower locations, tips on some of the harder bosses. Don’t read it unless you are stuck and want a full answer! I’ve even included a suggestion of what order to do the areas in (although I wouldn’t recommend referring to that unless you’re desperate – exploration is what makes the game fun!).

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

World Party Day

World Party Day. The Hub Radio Show for Monday April 3, 2017. View the completely festive playlist for 4-3-17 (CLICK HERE)

Sorority Noise, The Obsessives, Le Trouble, Spoon, Cold War Kids, Real Estate

Designated as a universal day of coordinated events dedicated to human, joyful celebration, World Party Day occurs on April 3.
The novel Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel, by Vanna Bonta published in 1995, which concludes with a synchronized worldwide celebration that occurs on April 3, 2000, is the inspiration for World Party Day. Gatherings can be small or large organized festivals.

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.

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.