Monday, February 24, 2020

BAGeL Radio Air Play Charts

BAGeL Radio Air Play for the week ending 2/21/20
Top 30 Albums
Rank - Artist - Record - Label

1 - ELBOW - Giants Of All Sizes - Polydor
2 - ORANGE KYTE - Carousel - Self-Released
3 - OF MONTREAL - UR FUN - Polyvinyl
4 - SHOPPING - All Or Nothing - FatCat
5 - MUSH - 3D Routine - Memphis Industries
6 - SPORTS TEAM - Making Hay [EP] - Bright Antenna
7 - NEW PORNOGRAPHERS - In the Morse Code Of Brake Lights - Concord
8 - HALLELUJAH THE HILLS - I'm You - Discrete Pageantry
9 - EZRA FURMAN - Sex Education Original Soundtrack - Bella Union/PIAS
10 - SHIVAS, THE - Dark Thoughts - Tender Loving Empire
11 - GONKS, THE - Five Things You Didn't Know About The Gonks - Rocks In Your Head
12 - GROWLERS, THE - Natural Affair - Beach Goth
13 - DRY CLEANING - Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks [EP] - It's OK
14 - COFFIN DAGGERS, THE - Aggravatin' Rhythms - Cleopatra
15 - JULIANA HATFIELD - Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police - American Laundromat
16 - TORRES - Silver Tongue - Merge
17 - ALGIERS - There is No Year - Matador
18 - FRANKIE VALET - Waterfowl - It Takes Time
19 - FIELD MUSIC - Making A New World - Elektra
20 - TELEMARKET - You Deserve a Hard Day's Work After a Long Night's Rest [EP] - Avenue Noise And Sound
21 - GREEN BUZZARD - Amidst The Clutter And Mess - I Oh You
22 - LEVITATION ROOM - Headspace - Greenway
23 - WOLF PARADE - Thin Mind - SUB POP
24 - HMLTD - West Of Eden - Lucky Number
25 - PENDANT - Through A Coil - Self-Released
26 - WISHED BONE - Sap Season - Self-Released
27 - THIGH MASTER - Now For Example - Tiny Engines
28 - LES DEUXLUXES - Lighter Fluid - Bonsound
29 - NO 44, THE - Reflexive Repeater - Donut Sounds
30 - WONDER STUFF, THE - Better Being Lucky - Good Deeds

Radio 200 Adds (new releases added to rotation)
Rank - Artist - Record - Label

1 - ELEPHANT STONE - Hollow - Elephants On Parade
2 - KRISTJAN EASTMAN - Sigurlin - Self-Released
3 - LES DEUXLUXES - Lighter Fluid - Bonsound
4 - PORT JUVEE - Motion Control - Garment District
5 - TAME IMPALA - The Slow Rush - Interscope
6 - EYELIDS - The Accidental Falls - Jealous Butcher
7 - GUIDED BY VOICES - Surrender Your Poppy Field - GBV Inc.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sunday Is Rerun Day! (with 2008 Frank Turner Acoustic!)

Sunday 2/23/20 rerun schedule

1 a.m. - 480 Minutes (original air date 2/21/20)

11 a.m. - Fuzzy Road (original air date 2/18/20)

1 p.m. - 480 Minutes (original air date 2/22/08 - featuring Frank Turner playing an acoustic set for a BAGeL Brunch Session)


11:00 p.m. - 480 Minutes (original air date 2/23/07)


2/22/08 show preview:

2/23/07 show preview:

Friday, February 21, 2020

"480 Minutes" - We're Falling For It!

What is it Americans are falling for? Agit-prop! From without and within.

Examples from this week's Democratic debate: Bernie Sanders folks repeating and amplifying the answers to a debate question that was designed to divide -- asked if they want the candidate with the most delegates to automatically get the nomination (by rule the leader must have a majority, not a plurality) of course Bernie said yes -- he is leading and is most likely to reach the convention with the most delegates. Duh. At the same time, of course the other candidates want to let the process play out, because if they continue to trail, a contested convention is the only way they can become the nominee. Duh. Bernie promised a contested convention in 2016 if HRC didn't get the required majority of votes -- because then, he was trailing. It was a stupid question designed to start more in-fighting, and a ton of people fell for it. 

Along the same lines, there was a question about a poll that showed Americans are unwilling to vote for a Socialist (as they know well, and as explained here last week, Sanders is a Democratic Socialist, which is quite different). Bernie answered the shit-stirring question on that subject well by retorting, "What was the result of that poll? Who was winning?" (Sanders won that poll, making the question irrelevant), quickly shutting down the idiotic circular firing squad that question was designed to trigger. Of course, Joe Biden and the DNC keep telling us that the candidate leading in the polls can't win. 

Shame on NBC for such meaningless, fire-stoking-over-bullshit questions. There's plenty of real differences between the candidates, not to mention consequential issues that were never addressed, including the fact that a man who is too corrupt to be allowed to run a charity now claims to be the chief law enforcement officer of the land.

Just stop it. Focus on the issues, support your candidate without tearing others down with bullshit.

That said, I believe that Joe Biden is doing more harm than good to the cause of defeating the incumbent and needs to drop out of the race yesterday. Now that Bloomberg been outed for his racist policies (stop and frisk) and perspectives (redlining) and misogyny (his "Wit and Wisdom"), he should drop out too. That will free him up to seek redemption by using his $62.8 billion personal fortune to keep up the ads attacking The Baby Cager ($1.5B), fix Flynt Michigan's water, ($200M) pay reparations to any and all who were unconstitutionally humiliated, terrorized, or worse by stop and frisk ($1B), buy Fox News and turn it over to PBS ($30B), and fix his beloved NYC public transit system ($25B).  That spending spree would leave him with $5B on which to retire.

Seriously, one septuagenarian white guy in this contest is more than enough.

Today's show will be live-hosted from 9am-5pm Eastern U.S. Time and feature new music mainly by Canadian artists including Elephant Stone (Montreal, Canada, @ElephantStoneHQ), Kristjan Eastman (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada), Les Deuxluxes (Montreal, Canada, @lesdeuxluxes), Port Juvee (Calgary, Alberta, Canada, @portjuvee), Tame Impala (Perth, Australia, @tameimpala), and only two decent American artists like The Dead Milkmen, Eyelids (Portland, OR, @musicofEYELIDS), and Guided By Voices (Dayton, OH, @_guidedbyvoices).


The marathon 8-hour show is followed by 2 hours of uninterrupted music and is then rebroadcast in its entirety beginning at 7 p.m. Friday,  5 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and one final time at 1 a.m. on Sunday. That is followed by a rebroadcast of a Fuzzy Road radio show at 11 a.m. and then a couple of old 480 Minutes episodes from this week in past years, making for hosted shows all weekend long.

For help with remembering when the live-hosted shows and re-runs air, check out the program schedule (which you can import into your favorite calendar program!) embedded here:

The BAGeL Concert Finder gig calendar is a useful tool for finding out which BAGeL Radio artists are coming to town.  Visit. Type in your location. Select your desired search radius. Go enjoy live music! Bring friends! Make new friends!

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480 Minutes / Year 16 - Episode 7/682

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Technical Difficulties

We had some technical difficulties this morning. We are aware of and working on an issue that has caused songs to speed up and sound glitchy. There is evidence that our new internet service is the cause, so to eliminate that as a possibility, our stream was switched to our old ISP at 11:40 a.m. Eastern U.S. Time. If you notice anything glitchy, please feel free to send an e-mail to ted at with specifics. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your help and patience.