Friday, August 07, 2009

"480 Minutes"

Did you hear the news? President Obama did not trade arms for the hostages retrieved from North Korea this week? What? That fact was drowned out by Screaming John Bolton and his Ronald Reagan-worshipping wingnut pals? Damn that left-wing media, always missing the story.

In other news, we had a most excellent Rumble this week thanks in large part due to guest DJ extraordinaire Aaron Axelson of Live105 and Popscene fame. Besides swapping decades of music war stories, having him around always seems to elevate my DJ game and, at this late stage, I can use all the help I can get. Thanks Aaron, AB And The Sea, Company of Thieves, The Owl Mag, FutureSounds, and everyone who made the August Rumble so much fun.

New music getting its BAGeL Radio debut today includes songs by Division Day (Los Angeles, CA), Drug Rug (Cambridge, MA), Final Spins (Seattle, WA), Holiday Shores (Tallahassee, FL), Julian Plenti (Interpol), Netherfriends (Chicago, IL), and Aim Low Kid (San Francisco, CA).

Please tune in today and every Friday to 480 Minutes. The show runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pacific Time, please allow me to keep you company for all or part of your Friday. If you miss any portion of 480 Minutes, never fear, the show is rebroadcast on Friday evenings, then twice on Saturday. Listening to it in its entirety can reveal the secrets of the universe, for example how conservatives can stare a distorted, unsustainable healthcare system in the face yet still try to block healthcare reform.

Recent Gig Photos: http://bagelradio.com/photos

Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest): http://bagelradio.com/shows

8/12 Depeche Mode/ Peter Bjorn and John @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/17 Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes @ Mountain Winery
8/18 Green Day/ Franz Ferdinand @ Shark Tank (San Jose)
*8/22 Ex-Boyfriends/ My First Earthquake/ Vitamin Party @ Thee Parkside
8/23 The Cult @ The Warfield
8/31 Foreigner @ Mountain Winery

9/2 Def Leppard/ Poison @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

BAGeL Radio Presents...
9/2 The Rumble @ Harlot

9/2 AC/DC @ Shark Tank (San Jose)
9/4 & 9/5 Hall & Oates @ Mountain Winery
9/8 Sea Wolf @ Cafe du Nord
9/10 Maximo Park @ Regency Grand
9/10 Brendan Benson @ Great American
*9/15 & 9/16 Bad Brains @ Slim's
* 9/18 Frightened Rabbit/ The Twilight Sad/ We Were Promised Jetpacks @ The Independent
9/18 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart @ Great American
9/18 Crosby Stills & Nash @ San Jose Civic Auditorium
*9/23 The Dø @ Great American
9/27 Sondre Lerche @ Great American

More Upcoming Shows at http://bagelradio.com/shows

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