Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cooking like hot sex

Food Network Chef Robert Irvine recently hosted an online, real time cooking event for charity.
Chaos ensued in our kitchen. 
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Harleysville Celtic group part of Philadelphia Folk Festival lineup




Richard Thompson returns to the festival with an electric trio. The Mavericks, who rose to fame during the '90s country music boom, are also headlining.  Always loved their song "What a Crying Shame."


I'm excited that Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen’s project "In the Pocket: The Essential Songs of Philadelphia" is part of the festival at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Aug. 16-18.
But even more impressive than that is that Harleysville group Burning Bridget Cleary will be playing the festival this year. Woo hoo! Way to represent the area, guys (and girls)!
 Go to www.pfs.org to get more info.

Friday, May 3, 2013

A birthday love note to Philly's Radio 104.5

104.5-FM in Philadelphia has had a lot of different names/formats over the years. But one that I hope will finally stick is modern rocker WRFF Radio 104.5.

The station is celebrating its sixth birthday May 12 with a concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden with Phoenix, Paramore, Silversun Pickups, Passion Pit, The Airborne Toxic Event, twenty | one | pilots, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Rivers Monroe.

It's hard to believe now that for about two years, which felt much longer than that (the time between Radio One flipping Y-100 to hip-hop in 2005 and Radio 104.5 arriving on the scene in '07), there was a glaring alternative rock void in local Philly terrestrial radio. Too bad it took Clear Channel a miserable failure with the Latin format at 104.5 to finally give modern rock a chance (guess they figured it couldn't possibly get any worse).
Despite their corporate masters, Radio 104.5 sounds like it's doing things right, and hopefully is 
making money. Keep fighting the good fight for good radio, gang!
Here are some terrific songs that I first heard on Radio 104.5, AND I THANK YOU:

The Naked and Famous - Young Blood


The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition

Gaslight Anthem - 45

Several songs by Death Cab For Cutie

Walk The Moon - Tightrope

Morning Parade - Headlights

Atlas Genius - Trojans