Clam Radio Playlists
By johntabacco on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 8:13am
We celebrate The Who's mastermind Pete Townshend on this, his 66th birthday. And we close the show with a special new release from the Zappa family Trust about a little bird and some Mother history.
By johntabacco on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 8:17am
Nothing in particular up our dress this time around except: We celebrate Michael Palin's birthday, play some tracks from "Audio Artifacts For The Dubious Cloud" and wish all the mom's out there, "A Happy, up and coming Mothers Day!"
By johntabacco on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 8:18am
We examine some of Paul Simon's latest offering, "So Beautiful or So What? And in part two we celebrate the birthdays of songwriter Meryl Mathews, guitarist Rich Stein and comedian Elaine May.
By johntabacco on Sun, 04/17/2011 - 11:41am
Kicking off the 2011 Zappathon. Thanks to everyone who pledged. We appreciate it.
By johntabacco on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 8:23am
Rickety segues due to unexpected CD player problems. Me, flapping my mouth and occasionally choking from the disintegrating sonic foam on the wall all the while trying to raise some money. Help!
By johntabacco on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 8:24am
I awoke out of a deep sleep only to realize I had 10 minutes to get to the radio station. So most of this show was done while I was still waking up. Somehow, my somewhat incoherent rambling raised $100.00 for the Radiothon - go figya.
By johntabacco on Thu, 03/10/2011 - 9:15am
My guest is talented singer songwriter, composer and keyboardist Andrea Daly. We discuss the origins of some of the tracks from her new ep "Moving Through This", she plays some songs for us live in the studio and we ponder on the politics of selling music on the internet and elsewhere. Marvels await.
By johntabacco on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 9:07am
Various new JT related music plus we send out positive vibes to singer songwriter Peter Kearns who is trying to recover (again) from a horrible earthquake that struck his New Zealand home town, Christchurch. We also raise our musical ears to Steely Dan's Walter Becker who turned 60 this Feb. 20th and bid farewell to power pop songwriter Will Owsley who passed away this week.
By johntabacco on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 9:31am
We honor the recently deceased 20th century composer Milton Babbit and we talk with composer, singer- songwriter and professor at Stony Brook University, Mr. Daniel A. Weymouth. The music here is mostly non popular stuff but well worth listening to if you want to widen your musical palette. Dan also sings and plays two songs live in the studio.
By johntabacco on Thu, 01/13/2011 - 9:48am
Various stuff and a little belated Donald Fagen birthday celebration. It's cold out there.
By johntabacco on Thu, 12/30/2010 - 9:57am
This is the last Clam Radio show for the decade. Susan DeVita is my co-host and we look back on the year 2010.
By johntabacco on Thu, 12/16/2010 - 9:42am
My guest is Vance Brescia the man who wrote "That Was Then This Is Now" for the Monkees. Also a little Beethoven music commemorating his 240th birthday.
By johntabacco on Thu, 12/02/2010 - 9:12am
Singer Songwriter and web designer Walt Sargent joins me for an insightful interview about all things.
By johntabacco on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 9:31am
Nothing in particular up our dress today but in hour two we do celebrate the release of the Beatle's entire catalog on itunes. To celebrate, we actually play an alternate version or maybe it's more accurate to call it a parody/shadowed version a Beatles' album. It's a bizarre take on a classic musical work. Can you guess what it is? Marvels await.
By johntabacco on Thu, 11/04/2010 - 8:40am
Radiothon - which means I talk a lot (sorry) and wait for pledges. Various stuff for a rainy day.
By johntabacco on Thu, 10/21/2010 - 8:09am
Woke up late and frazzled so the program is more subconscious than usual. It's Radiothon and that means I talk a lot.
By johntabacco on Thu, 10/07/2010 - 8:31am
New Susan DeVita music, interview with author Gabriel Grayson "How To Read A Person Like A Book", various unexpected stuff and some pre-Lennon celebration music.
By johntabacco on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 8:07am
Bad sinus infection and tooth ache. Not sure what to play.