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Musical fireworks for your patriotic pleasure.

 

Tuesday 7/3/12, 8-10 PM.  

 

 

Rebroadcast Friday midnight after Popular Demand.

  • Tue
    Jun 26
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sat
    Jun 30
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

THE INTERCRANIAL WHIZBANG HOUR: Candyland TUES 8-10PM

Candy

 

The National Confectioners Association tells us that June is National Candy Month, and why would they lie about something as important about that?

Thank goodness there's still time.  Songs about candy in general, and chocolate in particular, to open this week's Whizbang.  Grab some insulin and tune in.

Tuesday 6/26/12, 8-10 PM.  Rebroadcast Friday midnight after Popular Demand.

SumSunAlthough "Summertime" is easily among the most recorded songs of all time, I have decided to be merciful this year and only devote the opening twenty minutes or so of this week's Whizbang to various versions instead of bludgeoning listeners with it for the entire two hours, as I have in the past, to celebrate of official beginning of the season.

Paul

There will be other summer-themed material, of course, plus a bunch of Paul McCartney rarities and cover versions to celebrate Sir Paul's 70th birthday this week.

Tuesday 6/19/12, 8-10 PM.  Rebroadcast Friday midnight after Popular Demand.

  • Tue
    Jun 05
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sat
    Jun 09
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend TUES 8-10PM

God Save

GSQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to circumlocutions beyond my control I was unable to do last week's Diamond Jubilee show as advertised.

However the Jubilee technically lasts all year long so we're still good to go.  Furthermore, did you know that the monarch of Great Britain always has an Official Birthday which is separate from her (or his) actual date of birth?  How snobby is that?  Anyway, it's this Saturday.  Close enough - on with the royal show.

Tuesday 6/12/12, 8-10 PM.  Rebroadcast Friday midnight after Popular Demand.

Alien

 

It's Star Wars' 35th anniversary.  Aliens are currently battling the Men in Black (for the third time) as well as some folks on a Battleship.  

It's intergalactic tourist-season once again and the UFO's are taking up all the good parking spots.

Let's all meet up at Chalmun's Cantina on Tatooine  and play a few songs in honor of our visitors.

Tuesday 5/29/12, 8-10 PM. 

 

Rebroadcast Friday midnight after Popular Demand.

  • Tue
    May 22
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sat
    May 26
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

THE INTERCRANIAL WHIZBANG HOUR: Bupkis! TUES 8-10PM

ZeroZip, zero, zilch.  Couldn't seem to find any major historical anniversaries or musical milestones for this particular date, and the bizarre-holiday assortment for the same day was also less than inspiring.  (How much can be done with Medical Transcribers Day as a theme, I ask you?)

So rather than revisiting one of Whizbang's more famously annoying show themes, such as chickens or an entire evening of "Stairway to Heaven" variations, I thought we should all take a moment to celebrate the fundamental building block of the universe: nothing.

It's all for naught this week.  Zero hour is 8 PM Tuesday, 5/22/12.  Rebroadcast Friday midnight after Popular Demand.

 

painting

 

Exactly 150 years ago, on May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the bill which created the United States Bureau (later Department) of Agriculture.

Seems like as good an excuse as any to haul out some songs about farming to open this week's Whizbang.

 

 

Tuesday 5/15/12, 8-10 PM.  

 

Rebroadcast Friday midnight after Popular Demand.

  • Tue
    May 08
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sat
    May 12
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

THE INTERCRANIAL WHIZBANG HOUR: Waterworks TUES 8-10PM

Waterman

 

May 6-12, 2012 is

Drinking Water Week,

so this week's Whizbang will open with a salute to that most favored collision of hydrogen and oxygen before it becomes an endangered species.

Tuesday 5/8/12, 8-10 PM.  

 

Rebroadcast Friday midnight

after Popular Demand.

SpacewaysA new album from NRBQ is always cause for rejoicing in the heart and dancing in the street.  And there aren't many bands with the chutzpah or the credentials to name an album after a Sun Ra composition.

The NRBQ/Sun Ra connection goes all the way back to their first album, released inRa 1969, when Ra gave them a copy of his composition, "Rocket #9", to record, and Thelonious Monk has been a huge influence on the playing style of band leader & founder Terry Adams.  Monk

Over the years NRBQ has performed and/or recorded many of Monk's and Ra's compositions, and in fact on the new album they not only cover Ra's "We Travel the Spaceways" but Monk's "Bye-Ya" as well.  

So this week's Whizbang will feature those and other new tracks from the album and also other Q covers of Monk and Ra played back to back with the originals.

Tuesday 5/1/12, 8-10 PM.  Rebroadcast Friday midnight after Popular Demand.

 

Hair

 

That's right, folks, Hairstylist Appreciation Day falls on the 25th of April (or the 30th, depending on which website you consult), so this week's Whizbang will open with a musical salute to all things follicular.  

 

Tune in and wig out.

 

Tuesday 4/24/12, 8-10 PM.  

Rebroadcast Friday midnight after Popular Demand.

 

 

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