Get caught up with radio blabbermouth and my former Morning Co-Host at Dallas’ KDGE-FM John Ford. You can clearly hear how both of us have evolved into cranky old men over the last few decades as this hour unfolds. We talk about technology, the evolution of radio, a touch of politics, racy bits we did on the air years ago (that we can’t do today) and of course, a lot of music! John is also publishing this interview on his podcast simultaneously. Hear his podcast and find out more about John at JohnFord.radio (photo: Spike Lear, Bill Murphy and John Ford in the control room at The Edge in 1990. Photo courtesy of George Gimarc)
An idea that began as a “jukebox for video” a decade ago evolved into a line of high quality media players that have taken the Home Theatre industry by storm! Raphael from Zappiti shares the story in this episode along with more exciting developments. There’s also something very musical included with the newest Zappiti products that audiophiles and all music lovers will certainly appreciate. To learn more and to incorporate Zappiti into your home theatre and music listening experiences, visit www.zappiti.us.com
Bill chats and harmonizes with one of Frankie Valli’s Four Seasons and founder of nostalgic Supergroup The Hitmen. We play and discuss my favorite song and take a look back at the year that tried to ruin live music and learn how The Hitmen are emerging back on to the scene in 2021-22. It’s a Rock n Roll History 101 class with segments on the rudiments of harmony, music business shenanigans and first hand stories of historical pop music moments all in the same hour. Find out more and get tickets at THEHITMENLIVE.com
One seven minute song done in one take in 1967 changed everything for Carmine Appice. Now his resume looks like a volume of a Rock n Roll encyclopedia. This chat gets into influences and inspirations from Carmine’s early days and mentors and goes full circle to the Hall of Fame drummers today that were inspired by him. We remember and listen to some Beck Bogert Appice moments, discuss the changes in the music business and catch up with Carmine’s very active social media music life. And there’s this Ozzy Osbourne White Castle story you don’t want to miss! CARMINEAPPICE.NET Photo taken at Trio Live Fort Lauderdale 2016
David and Bill discuss the new surge in home theater and home studio business resulting from the changing world. Big names in music have utilized Frangioni to keep them up to date with advancements in technology and formats. He stresses the importance of listening, not only to the music and the audio, but also the market. It’s a constant process to keep up with new products and processes. *Nerd Alert*!! This interview covers frequency curves, Acoustic Sciences, dynamic range and bitrates. Underneath the tech speak lies a great story of a childhood passion turning into a rewarding career. Learn more at FRANGIONI MEDIA
The man known as a true Godfather of Home Theater chats with me from Greece to discuss the effects of the changing world on the industry. Get inside Theo’s massive movie collection, his passion for filmmakers and studios, the importance of good sound, digitizing with Zappiti and designing spectacular modern turnkey media rooms with Rayva. The ways we listen to music and watch movies are evolving now more than ever and we touch on much of it here. And you’ll hear how Theo successfully turned a childhood fascination into a cinematic ride of a career. TKTheaters.comRayva.com
The Baron returns to the show 10 years later to preview his new project. Songs For The Apocalypse by Jason Bieler and the Baron Von Bielski Orchestra comes out next week and we get to listen to and dissect two of the tracks ahead of time. Jason talks about the changing times for the industry, reaction videos, producing vocals, collaborating with very talented cats, the years of friction with Saigon Kick and of course we get in some hockey talk! Bieler still dreams of being in the NHL but thankfully his day jobs have served him well.
The legendary Professor of Music Production gets into an immersive surround sound discussion, shares some stories from “The Dark Side”, some optimism about live music’s anticipated return in 2021 and inside info on his new facility in California. Alan has been busier than you think, currently working on 2 live albums while continuing to release surround mixes of the APP catalogue. Hear first hand about the Alan Parsons Art and Science of Sound Recording affordable online courses that allow aspiring producers to learn from and work with the Master. Learn even more at ArtAndScienceOfSound.com
When David Pastorius first heard a bass played in person he had to ask “what instrument is that?” Now when people hear him play they ask “what planet is he from?” In this sit down, in person chat (with his Marleaux bass in hand) David shows where hard work and his music royalty lineage has taken him since that day. We hear a beautiful exclusive solo performance of one of his songs and a couple of tracks from his Radio Gold album. In between tour dates with Pat Travers, he’s available for private lessons. Reach him for more info at email@example.com
We take a deep dive into the radio business with one of the most influential minds of FM Rock Programming. The inventor of the Album Rock format and co-founder of XM Satellite Radio shares some valuable data and inside stories in this industry intensive chat. Lee shows no signs of slowing down, as he hints about the next big thing in media while inviting his radio peers to make the innovative moves that we need. Spolier alert! There’s much to be optimistic about.