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Scratch Pad – March 15, 2017

| Featured

This week’s Bubble Wrap radio show explodes with pop splendor from Euro Dance to songs about your bottom (and how nice it is).  In between, we snuck in some Nashville country (“Carolina” by Brady Toops), a couple ballads with strong female leads (Shelby Earl’s “The Man Who Made Himself A Name” and Sallie Ford’s “Middle […]

  • Spring Sing – March 22, 2017

    | Radio

    Although it’s been a little hard to tell that Spring is here, at least not in Southern Vermont, from whence Bubble Wrap radio emanates, but not surprisingly, a lot of new and vernal tunes have come our way.  New tracks from Albin Andersson, The Shins (“Cherry Hearts”), Peonies, and our favorite New York composer, Bill […]

  • Morning (Never) Comes – March 8, 2017

    | Radio

    Bubble Wrap Radio continues with new music from Baltimore, the Netherlands, Chicago, New Jersey, and the UK. The Twelve Inch Revolution carries on with numerous Talking Heads extended mixes. No particular theme, just music for the moment. Favorite song of the evening was The Courtneys “Silver Velvet.”  Riot girls they ain’t but this song has […]

  • Save The Humans – March 1, 2017

    | Radio
    The Master Mystery (1919

    With the everything sliding into depressing mayhem all around, it’s good to have an escape route mapped out so you have somewhere to go when you can’t take it anymore.  My map  is musical.  And say what you like about Donald Trump, he’s sure proved inspirational to a lot of artists, or at least, there […]

  • Be Here Now – February 22, 2017

    | Radio

    This week’s edition of Bubble Wrap featured new songs from Wild Skies, Annabelle’s Curse, and Sallie Ford, among many others.  On the funky side, we had a bunch of new old 12″ cuts from the 1980s, as well as an a capella version of Pleasure Principle by Janet Jackson. Wild Skies, from Chicago, gave us […]

  • We Are Spirits – February 15, 2017

    | Radio
    Chelsea Hotel NY

    Another week, another episode of Bubble Wrap. As winter waffles to a close–some days cold and snowy, some days balmy and 65–we decided to stay in the present tense this week and concentrate on the now. Why is this always a good idea? Whatever the reason, it translated into a some very new music such […]

  • From the Archives: Interview with Adriana Kaegi

    | Interview
    Kid Creole Adrianna Kaegi

    In January of 2002, we interviewed Adriana Kaegi of Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Here’s that interview: ….. IndieDisco was very fortunate to spend a bit of time with Adriana Kaegi, co-founder and creative director of Kid Creole and the Coconuts. She’s currently creating streaming media content for the fashion world and has designed and […]

  • Wander Away – February 8, 2017

    | Radio

    On this week’s Bubble Wrap, we wandered our way back to our original format, which is mostly new independent music with a healthy helping of older funk/r&b.  Playing mostly new music is relaxing in that you feel less responsible for your choices.  What’s on this week?  All the new stuff we’ve heard recently.  C’est simple! […]

  • Let’s Dance! February 1, 2017

    | Radio

    With the WVEW Groundhog Day Dance Party coming up the next day, we made a modest attempt to play even more dance music than usual on Bubble Wrap this week.  It seems easy but when you actually try to come up with universal dance list for everyone, you find that there’s no way.  People like […]

  • Improvise! – January 25, 2016

    | Radio
    Bridge Band in Prague

    As the very busy month of January winds down and a Groundhog Day Dance Party looms, Bubble Wrap radio digs into the vaults for dance numbers to prime the pump.  Yes, we want everyone to come to the WVEW Groundhog Day Dance Party at 118 Elliot St in Brattleboro from 7 to whenever on February […]

  • Origami Horses Smile

    | Interview
    Origami Horses - G Theatre Uni Canterbury Aug 15, 2016

    Origami Horses got in touch with us many weeks ago to tell us of their new EP Everybody Smile, a refreshingly edgy selection of five songs (three studio recordings and two live versions of the same tracks) that will, in fact, make you smile.  For starters, it’s nice to hear some energy after all the […]

  • Making Lemonade – January 19, 2017

    | Radio

    It really is a brand new era, and this had us a little off balance, seeing as how it’s the eve of Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, a decidedly disruptive prospect if ever there was one. Our confusion gave us the opportunity to take a scattershot approach to the whole affair on Bubble Wrap radio this […]

  • Whatever The Party Calls For, Part 2 – More Best Of 2016

    | Radio, Songs

    It’s never easy to pick the best songs of any time period — there are always songs that rise above the common herd of new music without attaining top status.  That’s where Disc 2 comes in.  It’s a place to record that second tier of great tunes aren’t quite great enough on their own to […]