April 1, 2015
As loyal listeners, you have come to expect three things: great music, rapier-like wit and technical difficulties. You always get the great music, the other two are sporadic. But tonight, gentle listener, you’ve hit the trifecta! Bill’s microphone stopped working, so don’t focus on the weird speech-like sounds emanating from deep in the background. Do, however, enjoy the great music and fabulous interview with John and Brenda Madden of JBM Productions, the premier purveyors of live roots music in the Tristate.
February 18, 2015
Cold weather arrived with a vengeance, leading to the Bangles’ rousing cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic “Hazy Shade of Winter,” in addition to Edgar Winter’s “Save the Planet” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.”
February 11, 2015
Bob took a shot at that week’s Grammy Awards, pointing out that a performance by AC/DC was the single highlight. And there’s no better way to pay tribute to the hard rock heroes than with Lucinda Williams’ cover of “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock ’n’ Roll).
January 14, 2015
Bob couldn’t help but crow about his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes winning the national football championship behind quarterback Cardale Jones, while Bill sung the praises of Dave Mason’s “Alone Together” album.
December 17, 2014
Bob and Bill presented their first Year in Review show, which has grown into an annual staple. Bob didn’t name a No. 1, so Bill celebrated Frazey Ford’s “Indian Ocean,” recorded at Royal Studio in Memphis with the Hodges brothers, who were instrumental in the 1970s’ heyday of Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell.
May 7, 2014
Bob welcomes the return of horse racing to Cincinnati as the iconic River Downs track next to Coney Island is rebranded as Belterra, while Bill salutes Mother’s Day and new Master’s degree recipient, Jane Thompson.
April 30, 2014
Ahead of the Beale Street Music Festival, Bill talks about his love for Memphis from years of visiting Kate Thompson while she attended college there, while Bob explains his love of horse racing before this week’s Kentucky Derby.
April 23, 2014
Tim Vonderbrink, Bob and Bill’s former Enquirer colleague, tells the story of the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page playing the 1968 St. Xavier High School prom. This is one of our favorite shows although there are some technical glitches. But the tale is worth the work it takes to listen.
April 16, 2014
Jim Blase, who owns Shake It Records in Northside with his brother Darren, makes his first appearance on the show to talk about the upcoming Record Store Day. But that was only the second most interesting thing about him that night: He mentioned that he took his mother-in-law to see Bruce Springsteen the week before.