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FOF #1958 - The Healing Power of Music - 03.28.14

FOF #1958 – The Healing Power of Music

There’s something powerful about music. A new study reveals that people suffering from Alzheimers and other forms of dementia can dramatically improve their brain functions simply by singing their favorite show tunes.

Today our little Broadway baby Tommy Holl joins us to take a look at the wonderful ways music heals the brain and what your favorite kind of music says about you.

Posted in: Podcast 11 months ago 14
FOF #2009 - My Favorite Year: 1997 - 07.08.14

FOF #2009 – My Favorite Year: 1997

The year is 1997, and American music companies are raking it in the money just before the Internet and Napster changed the value of buying music. It was a year that would introduce many one hit wonders, like Hanson’s “Mmmbop,” Aqua’s “Barbie Girl,” Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” and Tito Nieve’s “I Like It Like That.”

What an annoying year! But oh so good!

Today musician Stephen Leonard joins us to look at the one-hit-wonders of 1997, and why it was such an extraordinary year for big hits.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 8 months ago 5
FOF #2057 - Outrageous Music Videos from the 80s - 10.01.14

FOF #2057 – Outrageous Music Videos from the 80s

In the 80s, music videos rulel, like totally. Record labels discovered that a great music video could turn an unknown artist into a superstar overnight.

Today we’re taking a look at very gay, very outrageous, truly truly outrageous music videos from the 80s.

Joining us is writer Robyn Pennachia who blogs about culture and politics for deathandtaxesmag.com.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 5 months ago 2