Has it really been a month since the last newsletter?
Well believe me when I say Iíve been working on a lot behind the scenes here at BlowUpRadio.com.
Did you know BlowUpRadio.comís 10 year anniversary is just a few months away?
Itís hard to believe Iíve been working on BlowUpRadio.com so long.
Iíve been working on some very big things to celebrate. Announcements will start rolling out soon.
BlowUpRadio.com is looking for people interested in reviewing albums and concerts for the site.
Thereís always so much going on and as much as Iíd love to review it all, I canít do it alone.
If youíre interested in writing reviews for the site, e-mail me.
The Next BlowUpRadio.com Free Concert Series show at Buddieís Tavern (277 Johnsons Lane, Parlin (Sayreville), NJ), will be on Saturday July 24th and feature the return of BASTARDS OF MELODY, along with the amazing bands THE TEA & WHISKEY, and THE SUCCESSFUL FAILURES!
New things on www.BlowUpRadio.com & www.LazlosDen.com
LAZLO'S ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Anthony Walker - "the sea goes on forever" (6/20/10)
LAZLO'S ALBUM OF THE WEEK: various artists - "sing me to sleep: indie lullabies" (6/6/10)
ALBUM PROFILE: Femurs - "honeymoon" (6/2/10)
Dot Allison - "religion" (WAV)
Val Emmich - "E.S.T." (MP3)
Joe Whyte - "when the day breaks ep" (Full Album - ZIP File)
Iron Maiden - "el dorado" (MP3)
Dean & Britta - "making me smile" (from Sing Me to Sleep: Indie Lullabies) (MP3)
Netherfriends- "Brett Easton Ellis Novel" (music video)
Peter Gabriel Cover Tom Waits "In The Neighborhood" On The Voice Project (live performance)
Infatuation TV: P.O.S
New Music News stories
If you have not already purchased ďThis Album Kills CancerĒ, please consider doing so. Itís only $15 for 54 songs, and all money goes directly to Shayne Miel to help with his medical expenses as a result of cancer treatments.
See the full track listing and purchase the album here:
Our updated on air schedule at BlowUpRadio.com is
Hereís the BlowUpRadio.com programming schedule for this week:
Lazloís Den - Monday thru Friday at 8pm ET
Lazloís Den presents New Music - Tues @ 8pm ET, Wed @ noon & 10pm, Thurs @ 3am & midnight, Fri @ 9am & 3pm, Sun @ 8pm
ĎRock N Roll Gas Stationí hosted by Jim Testa - Thursday @ 10pm ET, Sun @ 7pm, & Mon @ 6pm
ĎThe Weekend Mix-Up!í hosted by Mick Hale - Friday @ 9pm ET, Sat @ 9pm, Sun @ 1pm & 6pm
And, don't forget to stream or download Rock On Radio, directly from BlowUpRadio.com. The latest installment includes guest Carol Barbieri
Concert Picks Of The Week
Friday July 2nd, kick off Independence day weekend with a free concert in Red Bank's Marine Park. The concert features some great acts like Woodfish, Matt O'Ree, Jill Hennesy, and Jo Wymer & The Itty Bitty Band.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)
It's not the Fourth of July unless the Feelies are at Maxwells, and this year they are doing a three-night stint July 2 -3 -4. The legendary indie rock pioneers from Haledon NJ have been back together for over a year and sound better than ever. Expect a few new songs and at least one surprising cover.
July 2, 3, 4 - The Feelies - Maxwells, 1039 Washington St. Hoboken - 9:30 pm, $25, 18+
Danny Coleman (Rock On Radio)
This Friday 7/2 beginning at 6pm in Marine Park on Wharf Ave. in Red Bank NJ... "Rock The River" a free concert presented by 90.5 Brookdale Public Radio will be taking place. Kick off your fourth of July weekend with several local acts like JILL HENNESSY, MATT O'REE, JO WYMER & THE ITTY BITTY BAND as well as the headliner WOODFISH. Here's to a safe and Rockin' holiday weekend! ROCK ON!
Senator Robert Byrd died this morning.
He was a great man, who did a lot of great things during his tenure in congress.
He is also a man who "flip-flopped", as politicians (and pundits) like to say.
But, I've always felt that someone changing their mind when faced with facts is a good thing.
I'm not sure why politicians like to attack people as if it's a bad thing.
Take for instance Sen. Byrd's big "flip-flop":
From CNN.com's obituary (http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/06/28/obit.byrd/index.html?hpt=T2):
He opposed civil rights when he first ran for office, a stance he came to regret later in life. He blamed "that Southern atmosphere in which I grew up, with all of its prejudices and its feelings," for his opposition to equal rights, which included joining the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s.
He called the move "the greatest mistake of my life," an "albatross" that would always shadow his career.
"It's a lesson to the young people of today, that once a major mistake has been made in one's life," he said, "it will always be there, and it will be in my obituary."
We all make mistakes, and, hopefully, we all learn from them.
Sometimes not "flip-flopping" is a far worse offense, then "flip-flopping".
R.I.P. Senator Byrd. I will remember you as many things, but I think most, I will remember you as someone who had the strength to admit he made a mistake. To few politicians (and regular citizens), seem willing to admit that they can make mistakes.
Let (s)he who has never made a misteak cast the first stone.
That's all for this week folks.