Step Outside – February 13, 2019

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Due to the shortage of time, I’ll cut right to the chase:  weren’t The 360s great?  Audrey Clark was the epitome of cool and Eric Russell’s thrilling guitar was right up there with the best of the early ’90s Boston rockers.  Their “thing” was psychedelia, dressed down in bad boy/girl black leather.  I’d like to […]

Difficulties – February 6, 2019

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Still seeking the locus of originality as we rummage through the tunes every week on Bubble Wrap Radio.  Our most recent theory is that originality is expressed when the thing you create is wholly your own, without regard for the thinkings or doings of anyone else.

Happy Days of Yore – January 30, 2018

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Bubble Wrap this week featured happy music from 2019 as well as 2014–ephemeral pop from here and there.  Augmenting that, we continued the Troy Meadows and La Souterraine threads another week with music from each.  Oh, and Pilotcan was a nice discovery — always fun to find a new Scottish band… Enjoy yourself and the days of yore…

Folk Music – January 23, 2019

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Each week, we look for the most original sounds we can as they bob by in a sea of enjoyably familiar musicality. In keeping with the theme of ‘off the beaten path,’ we checked out La Souterraine’s latest compilation, La Musique de ponts et chausses (music about bridges and highways). Also liked some tracks from a recent Z Tapes comp, and the new CD from Troy Meadows.

Taking A Chance on 2019 – January 16, 2019

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Here we are in the newest of all years, 2019, so early in the year, there’s hardly any “new” music yet.  But late 2018 yielded a few picks for this week’s Bubble Wrap show which is close enough.  We liked the low key r&b of Citizen Cope’s “Justice,” which delivers a timely message of love […]

Summer Madness – August 22, 2018

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22 is an auspicious number, and August is hot, especially this one.  Anyway, we’re all mad here.  Welcome to the Bubble Wrap radio show write-up, back after a long chaotic hiatus.  (The chaos isn’t over — we’re just taking a break from it.)  Life spills over into everything so this show was a bit chaotic […]

International Falls – June 13, 2018

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This week, it became apparent that one of our top sources for new music – Insomnia Radio – had gone dark. According to their page, they are on permanent hiatus from song posting, which is a shame because it’s like, there goes Europe! So we explored Africa instead. We also touched down in Korea briefly […]

Can This Be Spring? – April 18, 2018

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First off, a moment of contemplation of the true meaning (if any) of the American Revolution which began on this day in 1775…  Ok, with that out of the way, were hear to tell you that Bubble Wrap made it on the air this week, despite setbacks, obstacles, and bad moods.  But the show must […]

Go Lightly – April 11, 2018

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Bubble Wrap continues with the letter H and introduces more new music from around the country including a few songs we really like.  Cutting to the chase, the hands down favorite of the evening was “Gold Purple Orange” by Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, which has one of the more compelling lyrics we’ve heard lately […]

Anti Anti – April 4, 2018

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Sometimes you realize that it’s just you against the world, struggling for air, for breathing room, for peace of mind, and for a fighting chance to have a “nice” day. But then you remember that it’s always been like that and move on. This week on Bubble Wrap we played music to soothe and distract, with here and there a nod to the sad fact the struggle is universal.

Supa Fresh – March 28, 2018

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Every once in a while you take a look around and ask “what’s it all about, anyway?” and the answer that comes back is – nothing. And that’s the thing. It’s about nothing and everything all at the same time. Music this week revealed itself to be about the usual things – love, the Internet, […]

Carnival Life – January 24, 2018

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Around and around and around we go, and where stop:  the letter F, for one.  This week on Bubble Wrap, we continued down the list of songs from the old laptop whose names begin with F.  And of course, newer music from around the indie world. Probably the hit of the show was Ferde Grofe’s […]

Not A Loser! – January 17, 2018

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The clear winner of this week’s Bubble Wrap round-up was “I’m Not A Loser” by Amyl and the Sniffers.  I’m not sure what to say about that except that punk rock rules and girls who talk back even more so.  Otherwise, it was late 2017 all over again, because that’s what you get in January.  […]

Moving On Into A Bright New Tomorrow – January 10, 2018

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With 2017 safely behind us, Bubble Wrap Radio moved on with the first crop of 2018 releases (and a bunch of late 2017 as well). It is way too early to have any idea what 2018 is going to be about, and a selection of tunes is always selected by a biased someone, so I’ll go ahead and say that darkness and dread will continue, but leavened with a bit of gallows humor and the occasional burst of inspirational optimism.

Best of 2017 – Shouting At The Dark

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It’s impossible to think about 2017 without some trepidation — there were so many low points.  Would we be nuked?  outlawed?  or just poked with pointy sticks?  These were trying times.  Musically, however, the trend was largely positive.  Musicians seemed to be waking up out of their Taxi-induced malaise (“shiny happy marketing music”) into a […]