The song will be in your head…all day

Just because someone else went first, doesn’t mean your success will be any less…successful. On this day in 2012, “Gangnam Style” was the first video to reach 1-Billion views on YouTube. Over a hundred videos have done so since.  But Psy is still in the top 10. The most watched?  Baby Shark. (duh) Another fav from Korea. …

Your Boss wants you to do WHAT on a Friday?

The Nutcracker Premiered today in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre Saint Petersburg Russia.Now it’s the world’s most performed ballet. Pyotr Tchaikovsky was the composer…we all know his name.  What we didn’t know was he didn’t like the project; didn’t want to do it…but his boss made him do it.  And at first many thought his work at …

When it comes to music, do you…

Turn it up? -or- Turn it down? Just two types of people listening to music on radio. We chat about a dozen other types too…on PART TWO of the podcast about radio…celebrating 100 years of radio in our lives. Which type are YOU? Let’s discuss what turn you take. Listen to Street Curb Curiosity here

Clowning Around with a New Idea

A new idea sometimes is just a combination of a few great ideas.  Even if they may sound weird to start. Cheddar Cheese and Apple Pie. Fries and Maple Syrup.  Peanut Butter on bacon. What happens when you take Gilligan, add the music of Led Zeppelin and an internet famous clown with an amazing singing voice?  You …

Important Wet Nose News!

Today is a very special day.  Science says this love started some 14,000 years ago, dogs became our friends. Today, 44% of the USA has a wet nosed furry friend (its wet to help them smell).  This fur ball is Macy Jane. Today is the day to give them a treat: It’s National Spoil Your Dog Day. …

Does anybody here remember?

“Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? Remember how she said that we would meet again…some summer day.” You may recognize those words from music by Pink Floyd (The Wall, 1979.  One of the best albums EVER!!! IMHO) Well, Vera Lynn passed away yesterday at 103. She was a Dame (female knight), best known for her songs …

Are you out of tune?

Double standards never lead to happiness. Today in 1859, France passed a standard for the central “A” music note to be 435hz. Prior to this there weren’t any standards; Beethoven played over a half note higher. The note continued to climb; as high as 480hz. Singers complained; strings snapped…so in 1939, a frequency of 440hz …

Who inspires YOUR heroes?

Meet Mahalia Jackson…well know for her amazing Gospel sound.   She was surviving a very hot and humid day in DC at the Lincoln Memorial in late August 1963.  It was a day when something almost DIDN’T happen.  Martin Luther King Jr decided the day before to drop “I have a dream” from his speech.  While giving his 5 minute …

Will you take the EXTRA Leap?

#2020 is a leap year. What can you do with the extra 24 hours? Will you take that extra time and do the extra work? Not because you’ll get extra props or credit…but because you can. Props to Taylor Swift. She took some extra time (5 days I believe) to write/produce/record/release a Christmas song. Why? …

How’s your Sax Life?

Happy Birthday to Jazz! It’s not Buddy Bolden’s special day…Buddy is the guy who shared a new sound back in 1895 in New Orleans having the brass section play the blues…it was called Jazz. The birthday wish is for Adolphe Sax; this Belgium-born Scorpio’s invention? You guessed it by his name, happened in Paris in …