Too Hot – May 17, 2017

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Indeed, it was too hot in the 3rd floor studio of WVEW on Main Street in Brattleboro where this week’s edition of Bubble Wrap beamed forth undaunted. To celebrate the heat wave (93 degrees in May!), CG played “Too Hot” by Kool and the Gang, a band that was never cool but always brought a smile. This emboldened us to follow it up with Steely Dan’s “Black Friday” which dovetailed nicely with the Dow’s 373 point drop earlier in the day.

It wasn’t all oldies though. Among the newer tracks, we especially liked “Caught in a Lie” by Chastity Belt, another new entry in the ongoing revival of “girls who rock.” See also “Ferris Wheels” by Thyla, from the seaside town of Brighton, England.

Scratch Pad – March 15, 2017

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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 […]

Future Bible Heroes and Gothic Archies Artifacts

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I grew up in the heyday of the long playing record, spent my babysitting years buying albums, made mix tapes like everybody else in the 80s, segued into CDs in the 90s, and then sometime in the 2000s, there stopped being records.  By records, I mean physical copies of music with packaging, cover art, and […]