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DJs In Peril or… The “D” In “DJ” Is For DANGER!

DJs In Peril or… The “D” In “DJ” Is For DANGER!

January 17, 2020

Police officers, firefighters, miners, loggers. These are all occupations that bring to mind the stress of inherent danger. But I'd like to put one more on that list... Disc Jockeys. That's right, radio DJs. Don't believe me? Just hit that play button for proof, my friend.

Kermit the Frog - Rainbow Connection

Westword Article About James Kiss

More about the Montgomery WAPX Events

Even More About WAPX

Once Upon A Time In Montgomery Trailer

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Patreon Sample - Elsa the Fire Cat

Patreon Sample - Elsa the Fire Cat

December 23, 2019

Howdy all! I'm taking a quick break off for the holidays, but a fresh episode will be out in the first half of January. In the meantime check out this example episode of Earfool's supplemental show, Hidden Tracks. If you like it and want to hear more, please check out Earfool's Patreon page for details on how to do that. Have a safe and happy holiday season and a new year to make Dick Clark (R.I.P) blush!

Strange Records Made From Strange Things

Strange Records Made From Strange Things

November 30, 2019

Of all the forms of recorded music, no format has had such a variety of materials used to create it than the vinyl record. And I'm positive that no other format of recorded music has ever been as edible. Don't believe me? Hit that play button to here the proof.

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LINKS & SOURCES

X-Ray Record Documentary

Stollwerck Phonographs

Internet Museum of FLEXI/CARDBOARD/ODDITY
Records

Amanda Ghassaei's Laser Cut Wooden Records

 

 

 

 

Halloween Grab Bag 2019!!!

Halloween Grab Bag 2019!!!

October 29, 2019

It's that time of year again when Earfool dresses up as Ear"Ghoul" and tries to spook you with creepy tales from musicland. Stories of ghosts, aliens, and mysterious disappearances are lurking in the dark, waiting for your click of the play button..... MMMMWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Jim Sullivan, aquariumdrunkard.com 

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Unconventional Instruments or How To Play A Butt Like A Bongo

Unconventional Instruments or How To Play A Butt Like A Bongo

September 22, 2019

There are those that say, if you listen, music can be found anywhere. But when it's realized that music can also be made with anything, well... That's when things start getting interesting. Come along and listen to some unlikely music being made with some of the most unconventional instruments on the planet.

Cat Piano

Tom Thumb's TEDx Talk

Jorge Perez's Butt Bongo

Le Petomane... The Mad Farter

Stan Wood's Vibraband

John Rose Can Play the Heck Out of a Fence

San Francisco's Wave Organ

More About Sea Organs

All Manner of Wacky Instruments (fun stuff)

All About Anarchestra

The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra 

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Musical Memory #2: The Birth of Punk In My Town & Taco Land

Musical Memory #2: The Birth of Punk In My Town & Taco Land

August 29, 2019

On this Musical Memory edition of EarFool, I travel back in time to the late 70's in my town of San Antonio, Tx, to take a look at the city's unassuming introduction to punk rock music, and how a humble taco restaurant shaped a community.

 

Taco Land Blog

An Oral History of Taco Land

Texas State Historical Association on Taco Land

Ram's Colorful Glossary 

Linda Kite on D. Boon's Death

Dead Milkmen - Tacoland

Kevin & the Blacktears - Taco Land Shuffle

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Urban Legends In Music

Urban Legends In Music

July 11, 2019

Rumors are all good and fun until someone's feelings get hurt or reputations get tarnished. And when rumors persist, they take on a life of their own, turning into myths and legends. It happens everywhere in life, even in music. In this episode we take a look at songs with urban legends so entangled within them that they must have some kernel of truth, right?

Why not press that play button and find out?

Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight Video

Tom Petty - American Girl

Child In Time Deep Purple Live with gunshot (its at the 9:40ish mark)

BTO - Takin' Care of Business, Live at Vancouver (the piano playing pizza guy is suspiciously not present...)

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I’d Like To Teach the World to Sing by The Hillside Singers

I’d Like To Teach the World to Sing by The Hillside Singers

June 14, 2019

These days, we take it for granted when we hear a famous pop star hocking products for corporations. But it wasn't always like that. See how Coke turned a song about soda into a message of world peace and tolerance, and in the process, turned a revolutionary advertising campaign into a standard of the industry.

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Wild Thing by Chip Taylor (and The Troggs)

Wild Thing by Chip Taylor (and The Troggs)

May 20, 2019

Some songs are lucky. They get written and played once by the right artist and find their place in history as a benchmark of whatever genre said song encapsulates. And some songs are very lucky. They are written in a burst of sudden inspiration, recorded and released with the utmost expectations, bomb and get thrown out into a dusty bin full of hopeless castaways and bitter also-rans, only to be plucked out of obscurity on a whim, re-recorded by a group of young ramshackled musicians that have it stumble it's way into history as a benchmark of whatever genre said song encapsulates. Guess which path, 'Wild Thing' took.

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Animals In Music

Animals In Music

April 24, 2019

The human vocal range can be quite impressive. Between, Barry White and Mariah Carey, the notes being hit are startling, not to mention pitch perfect. But perfect notes aside, sometimes one longs for something more in the way of vocals in their music. Say like, a whale or the anguished squeal of a pig...

If you're a fan of the latter camp of crooners, why not hit that play button and enter the sometimes wacky, sometimes haunting world of animals in music.

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