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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 21: New Music Mix

This week on Radar, more great new music, and new to you music. ’90s power-pop kingmeister (a word that I apparently just invented), Matthew Sweet has a new album out on Omnivore titled, Catspaw. You’ll hear more of it in the next few weeks, but on this episode we begin at the beginning with the track, “Blown Away” which—if you love Matthew Sweet—is what you’ll want to hear.

Billie Joe Armstrong (that guy from Green Day) released his first ever solo album and it was the result of lockdown days. It’s a gallop and a romp through some of his favorite songs and – well, you’ll just have to tune in to see what classic song gets the Armstrong-treatment. The album on Reprise Records is titled No Fun Mondays because he apparently posted a new song each Monday during the pandemic.

Bobby Watson’s new album Keepin’ it Real (Smoke Sessions Records) does just that and also succeeds in imbuing strong, infectious melody in his compositions. Love him for his great sax jazz chops, admire him because of his longtime dedication to educating in the field of music.

You’ll also hear something new from the Avalanches and The Bee Gees, too! Have you been watching the HBO documentary? I haven’t finished it, but so far, so good. You’ll also enjoy music from two forthcoming interview subjects: A.J. Croce and Jim Keller who both have terrific new albums out.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 20: New Music Mix

It’s a Radar music mix this week! Something old, and something new, just for you.

I unearthed a very rare album this week by the Cairo Jazz Band, apparently the first jazz band to ever exist in Egypt! There is a reason this album is so collectible: it’s blend of east and west with expertly executed funk and jazz making it a very unique recording. Gearbox Records has recently released a lost gem with rare material from the legendary trumpeter and cornet-player, Don Cherry. The release entitled “Cherry Jam” (GB1559OBI) was previously only available as a Record Store Day release and features new unheard recordings by Cherry. The EP is to be released as part of the label’s Official Japanese Edition series with a unique obi strip and Japanese liner notes. You’ll hear “Nigeria.”

I continue to delve through some filthy 45s that I recently purchased in an attempt to clean them up and bring them back to life. This week we play Nina Simone’s “Love Me, or Leave Me” which I literally found in a plastic bag at the bottom of a box. Boy, do these old records clean up well; tune in to hear how great it sounds!

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Pendulum and Mardi Gras albums are set for half-speed mastered 180-gram vinyl reissues so we’re getting into the CCR swing with a tune you know and probably love; we’ll look at some deeper cuts in the weeks to come. Got any requests? Little Richard’s Southern Child album also gets taken out for a spin this week; it’s a country album that Richard recorded in the early ’70s, but was mysteriously left unreleased…until Omnivore Records found it and gave it the release it deserves.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 19: Sam Phillips

Yes, Sam Phillips, right? The independent recording mogul responsible for Elvis Presley and the explosion of rock and roll? No, no, no this is the other Sam Phillips. The Sam Phillips who was once known as Christian Contemporary music star Leslie Phillips who turned her back on the Christian corporate music machine in favor of a new identity: that of a beautifully clever and eclectically creative singer-songwriter, Sam Phillips.

After a Grammy nom for 1994’s Martinis and Bikinis album—and a high-profile acting gig portraying the evil villainess Katya in Die Hard 3 (1995)—Phillips decided it was time to strip the production and arrangements down to basics and record Fan Dance in 2001. In doing so, she ended up creating an early 21st century pièce de résistance.

Phillips joins me this week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fan Dance and to discuss the album’s first vinyl release which came out last year on Run Out Groove Records. We talk about the genesis of the album’s reissue, her life during the fabled recording process, the top-notch musicians who worked on the project (T Bone Burnett, Marc Ribot, Jim Keltner, Van Dyke Parks, and Gillian Welch), and we get into the filmic quality of her lyrics and their creation.

I do a little gushing, of course, as she certainly is one of the most creative and unique songwriters of my generation. So, please join me in welcoming Ms. Phillips to Radar as she grants us the pleasure of discussing one of her many artistic highlights.

Evan Toth is a songwriter, professional musician, educator, radio host, avid record collector and hi-fi aficionado. Toth hosts and produces The Sharp Notes each Saturday evening at 6pm and TVD Radar on Sundays at 5AM on WFDU, 89.1 FM. Follow him at the usual social media places and visit his website.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 18: Music Monday 2021

Happy New Year and welcome back to Radar! This week, we clear the decks for whatever new goodies are in store for us in 2021. This show is completely on vinyl (almost). We start out with some recently cleaned up 45s! You’ll hear The Masqueraders, Junior Parker, Hugh Masekela, Bettye Swann, and Donnie Elbert.

We also acknowledge the passing of Charley Pride—a trailblazing country star who broke down racial barriers during his hey-day and beyond—and who played some of the coolest electric guitars ever to be seen in the country world. We take a few of his old RCA Camden Records out for a spin and you can hear for yourself just how great a Dynaflex record can sound! Quite good, actually.

While there aren’t many non-holiday related releases at the end of the year, we play a brand-new, hypnotizing track by Bob Hillman and Spooky Ghost (guitarist Gerry Leonard) from their recently released EP. Do you have wild animals that live in your urban or suburban region? Mr. Hillman has coyotes in his neighborhood, and he’s going to tell you about them on “Urban Wildlife.” I’ve got wild turkeys that often roam my property, but I don’t foresee writing a song about them.

The great mastering engineer, Michael Graves hipped me to some very cool South African releases that he worked on. You’ll hear a cut from one of them on this program: Analog Africa’s Orchestre Super Borguou de Parakou (AALP 071). Hopefully, an in-depth interview with Mr. Graves is coming your way soon. The South African vibe continues: we also spin The Heshoo Beshoo Group’s Armitage Road, a super rare album which was recently reissued by Canada’s We Are Busy Bodies label.

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TVD Radar: The Holiday
Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 17: Christmas Spectacular

Welcome to the 2020 Radar Christmas Spectacular brought to you by WFDU, 89.1 FM and The Vinyl District! Prepare to earn some frequent flyer miles, because we will be trotting all across the globe to speak with some of the brightest musical stars this holiday season.

Of course, we begin our journey from the great Garden State, then it’s on to Nashville, Tennessee, where Nicole Atkins joins us to talk about the creation of her latest rowdy holiday single, “Every Single Christmas.” From there it’s a day’s long road trip down to Plant City, Florida where actress and musician Charleene Closshey joins us to discuss her holiday film An Evergreen Christmas and her involvement in the soundtrack.

Then, make yourself comfortable, because it’s a long-haul flight all the way to New Zealand to speak with Tami Neilson about the current state of performing affairs in NZ and her recently released—and breathtaking—Willie approved version of Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper.” After that, it’s on to sunny Los Angeles, California where we chat with Johnny Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls about his favorite Christmas song, what’s on his Christmas list and, of course, the band’s fun new album, Christmas All Over.

Finally, we close with a trip back to the mountains of Colorado to speak with Anthony D’Amato about his brand new holiday song, “Merry Christmas, I Guess.” It’s a little somber and wistful, but doesn’t that feel appropriate this year? Throughout our entire journey, the sleigh’s dashboard stereo will be sharing music from Philadelphia’s fantastic steel guitar fronted jazz group, Slowey and the Boats who also have a new album out this year titled, Merry Christmas from Slowey and the Boats.

It’s great to speak with these musicians about their newest releases, but there is a common thread running through these discussions. It’s how—just like the rest of us—they are carefully navigating the holidays and wondering what comes next. This show is an opportunity to learn that no matter where we are located, we’re all closer than we think; even though we’ve grown accustomed to feeling that we’re all connected, we’re realizing that humans share a deeper bond than just clicks and likes. There’s another layer there that we’re all yearning to explore.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 16: Full-on Holiday Mode

Have you noticed it? Of course you have. You can see it all over. The world is leaning on Christmas.

It’s been a tough year, a hard year, for everyone and what better solution to these universal woes than to lose yourself in the gaze of some twinkling lights or ornaments, drift off to sleep with some dreamy holiday music humming softly in the background, or start a fire and watch it grow into something warm and intoxicating. Christmas is always here for us, but this year we are here for Christmas. Sometimes the poignancy and overall message of the holiday is more meaningful and powerful than others, this is one of those times.

Next week, we’ll feature a big Christmas spectacular with amazing guests: Charleene Closshey joins us from Florida, Tami Neilson says “hello” from New Zealand, Anthony D’Amato reaches us from Colorado, and Johnny Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls checks in from good old Beverly Hills. But this week, we get into full force Christmas mode with some old chestnuts and some brand-new classics.

Our favorite Texas-based psych-funk trio, Khruangbin, released a spacy version of the Peanuts classic, Christmas Time is Here (Dead Oceans) replete with that misty, drowsy Christmas Eve vibe. Peggy Lee had an important centennial year and the celebration continues into the holiday season, while her album Ultimate Christmas (Capitol) contains many holiday treats, you’ll hear “Ring Those Christmas Bells.”

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 15: Holiday(ish) Music Monday

Now that our Thanksgiving feasts have digested, it’s time to get straight into the holiday swing! This week, we begin to feature the Christmas music that it seems everyone is yearning for lately.

The Goo Goo Dolls have released a very enjoyable new album, It’s Christmas All Over (Warner). You can hear their new track, “This is Christmas” which has that GGD vibe that you know and love. In 1994, the great blues pianist, Charles Brown released Cool Christmas Blues (Craft Recordings) which was nominated for a Grammy, it is just now seeing its first vinyl reissue! Brown was involved with two classic Christmas tunes during his career (“Merry Christmas Baby” and “Please Come Home For Christmas”), you’ll have to tune in to hear which one we play this week. Popular pop princess, Meghan Trainor also comes by to drop some presents under the tree as we explore her latest release, A Very Trainor Christmas (Epic).

This week, we also celebrate many 50th anniversary reissues released in 2020 (that’s 1970 for those of you playing at home). You’ll hear what Jim Morrison really wants for Christmas from the recently reissued Morrison Hotel (Rhino) release and we pick a track from the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty (Rhino) reissue and remaster. Ray Barretto’s Barretto Power (Fania/Craft Latino) salsa classic is also 50 years old this year and it’s been reissued as an all-analog vinyl pressing—let’s take that one out for a spin as well, shall we?

Of course, we wade through other usual eclectic fare: Sturgill Simpson’s new bluegrass release Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 1, Sharon Jones’ recent compilation of covers, Just Dropped in to See What Condition my Rendition Was in, and AC/DC’s hotly anticipated new Power Up album. There’s more, but you’ll have to tune in to hear it. Happy December!

Evan Toth is a songwriter, professional musician, educator, radio host, avid record collector and hi-fi aficionado. Toth hosts and produces The Sharp Notes each Saturday evening at 6pm and TVD Radar on Sundays at 5AM on WFDU, 89.1 FM. Follow him at the usual social media places and visit his website.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth,
Episode 14: Thanksgiving Wish (Bone)

Thanksgiving is a little different this year, there’s no denying it. However, even though these are complicated times, it doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of things to still be very grateful and thankful for. That’s what we celebrate on this week’s episode of Radar and we do it with some help from some of our favorite musicians who share with us an overarching theme of thanks.

You’ll hear Gregory Porter, Sly and the Family Stone, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen and much more; old favorites and new. I don’t know about you, but the holiday season for me is always synonymous with those four Liverpool lads, The Beatles, so they of course stop by as well. We also have a “Thank You” contest between ZZ Top and Sam & Dave, make sure to tune in and see how that one turns out.

All in all, it’s an opportunity to bask in a glow of gratefulness with some of our favorite musicians and performers; we can use their comfort and support now more than ever. So, a Thanksgiving toast to all of our loyal Radar listeners and readers: may you enjoy this special season with your closest of loved ones and may you also recognize that—even during these very weird times—we all still have much to be thankful for.

Evan Toth is a songwriter, professional musician, educator, radio host, avid record collector and hi-fi aficionado. Toth hosts and produces The Sharp Notes each Saturday evening at 6pm and TVD Radar on Sundays at 5AM on WFDU, 89.1 FM. Follow him at the usual social media places and visit his website.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 13: Joe Wong

Joe Wong is a great musician, but he dabbles in a little bit of everything. Not only is his new release Nite Creatures a great addition to the modern psychedelic canon, but he also hosts a popular podcast called, The Trap Set which focuses on musicians, particularly drummers. When he’s not doing those two things, he’s composing music for film and television notably for Netflix’s Russian Doll andMaster of None.

Here, Joe and I discuss his new album, Nite Creatures which was recently released on Decca records and it’s a big, sprawling psychedelic delight featuring a 24 piece orchestra consisting of members of the London Symphony Orchestra and the L.A. Philharmonic and of course a harpist, you’ve got to have a harp. Joe and I also dig into his composition and production process. We talk about his influences yet manage to identify how his unique voice stands out in a crowded musical world.

Are you the kind of person who thinks of great ideas throughout your day, different things you might be able to do? Directions to take and creations to work on? Joe Wong is like that, but he has the determination to take these ideas and turn them into something tangible. That’s not an easy thing do to, c’mon let’s find out more together.

Evan Toth is a songwriter, professional musician, educator, radio host, avid record collector and hi-fi aficionado. Toth hosts and produces The Sharp Notes each Saturday evening at 6pm and TVD Radar on Sundays at 5AM on WFDU, 89.1 FM. Follow him at the usual social media places and visit his website.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 12: Music Monday

This week we begin by spinning some old Philly soul 45s that I recently found. Their condition was near the point where I might not normally let them follow me home, but I’m glad I made an exception: they cleaned up well and sound great.

We play some favorites from folks who were kind enough to allow us to interview them for the Radar program, A Girl Called Eddy’s latest gets a spin (on white vinyl, of course). If you haven’t heard her newest sophisticated gem released on Elefant Records, do yourself a favor and track it down. The vinyl pressing sounds great, too.

Little Richard also gets some serious airtime as we begin to cull through the ambitious reissue campaign from Omnivore Records which will culminate in the release of Richard’s unreleased country album, Southern Child; expect that on November 27 as a Record Store Day Black Friday title.

There is plenty of new music on the radar this week: we take a spin through Tom Petty’s Wildflowers and More release, check out the new albums from Dawes and Darlingside, and hear a few more tracks from the latest Van Duren reissues. You might even learn some best practices of how to make your parakeet an accomplished conversationalist.

You never know what to expect on Radar—join us for this week’s journey.

Evan Toth is a songwriter, professional musician, educator, radio host, avid record collector and hi-fi aficionado. Toth hosts and produces The Sharp Notes each Saturday evening at 6pm and TVD Radar on Sundays at 5AM on WFDU, 89.1 FM. Follow him at the usual social media places and visit his website.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 11: Van Duren

Here in the 21st Century we’ve foolishly convinced ourselves that we are all knowing. This certainly applies to the canyons of music that is lazily available at our streaming fingertips. However, one of the reasons that record collectors collect records is because they know this misguided assumption of complete access isn’t true: countless amounts of music and media have yet to be digitized and released to the general public. Some of it – if it still exists at all – must be discovered, cleaned up and shared with the masses. Record collectors shed jealous tears when their secret favorites are “discovered” by all, but for the artists who’ve been stuck in the shadows, such releases spell a new lease on their creative life.

Van Duren grew up in the fertile 1970s Memphis, Tennessee music scene and rubbed elbows with another band who dealt with long-delayed critical acclaim, Big Star. Van Duren’s relationship with Big Star wasn’t cursory, in fact he even auditioned to join the band…twice! He also had performed with drummer Jody Stephens and Chris Bell in an attempt to create a new group after Big Star disbanded. Van Duren’s first two albums, Are You Serious? (1978) and Idiot Optimism (1980) have both become highly sought after and expensive items in the record collecting world. Now, they are finally seeing a new remaster and reissue by Omnivore Records thereby giving them the care and appreciation they rightfully deserve.

We join Van Duren, still in Memphis, and discuss these two fabled albums and the bumpy showbiz road that Van Duren traveled on the way to their creation. We talk about Emmitt Rhodes, secret cassette tapes, authentic American rock and roll, and private recordings that still remain undiscovered.

It’s hard to remember that feeling the first time you heard your favorite band, or song. The way the music surged through your veins in a way that was simultaneously new yet familiar. We play our favorite music over and over through the years, and while we still love it, that sensation of hearing those songs takes on an ever so slightly melancholic sheen, it’s just never the same as the first time you heard it. Well, if you’ve never heard Van Duren before, get ready because you might just become an instant fan. I know I did. Here comes that feeling again…you’re welcome.

Evan Toth is a songwriter, professional musician, educator, radio host, avid record collector and hi-fi aficionado. Toth hosts and produces The Sharp Notes each Saturday evening at 6pm and TVD Radar on Sundays at 5AM on WFDU, 89.1 FM. Follow him at the usual social media places and visit his website.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth,
Episode 10: Halloween Spooktacular

After the year we’ve had, a good Halloween feels like the right ticket. 2020 has been all masks and fear so far, but now we can have a few laughs, too. In fact, I approached this year’s Halloween show a little tentatively; there are – of course – many more important things going on out there. But, if you listen to the program, you can hear me start to really let go and have fun; the childlike silliness of the holiday felt comfortable and welcome. Hopefully, you’ll also get caught up in the goofiness that ensues.

And I enjoyed discovering some new music, too! After many years of creating Halloween programs, I was glad to find a few new things to share. Of course, Alice Cooper, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Danzig ring the doorbell in the hopes of scoring some treats – and wearing those same, old costumes to boot – but things that were new to me like Method Actors and Otis Redding’s “Trick or Treat” also come by for a visit.

So, take a break from the struggle and strife and allow yourself to get a little caught up in the playful nature of Halloween and live a few vicarious hours through the character of your choice. But, no more tricks this year, please. Only treats.

Evan Toth is a songwriter, professional musician, educator, radio host, avid record collector and hi-fi aficionado. Toth hosts and produces The Sharp Notes each Saturday evening at 6pm and TVD Radar on Sundays at 5AM on WFDU, 89.1 FM. Follow him at the usual social media places and visit his website.

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 9: Peggy Lee Centennial

Welcome! Let me show you to your seat, can I get you a cocktail? This week on Radar, we visit a truly golden age of Hollywood. Who better to join us on this journey than the always glamorous, sophisticated, beautiful and talented Peggy Lee?

2020 marks Peggy Lee’s 100th birthday—her centennial—and as such there are several projects to discuss: the Grammy museum hosted a panel discussion about Peggy including Billie Eilish, K.D. Lang and others, and many of Peggy’s albums have been reissued, on vinyl of course, particularly the Ultimate Peggy Lee, the forthcoming Ultimate Christmas, and an exciting reissue of Ms. Lee’s much-revered Black Coffee album.

Peggy Lee was iconic, a true original: with her sultry take on a song and her platinum blonde hair she must have radiated star quality from the stage. While her vocal contributions to jazz and popular music were many, she achieved other notable accomplishments during her seven decades in showbiz. She was a composer who wrote and co-wrote more than 200 songs, with many collaborators, including all of the original lyrics in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, and of course she voiced some of the film’s characters.

Her songs, including “Fever” and “Is That All There Is?” hit the charts 100 times, she was nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, won in 1969, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. She was also a no-nonsense businesswoman who wasn’t intimidated by any industry giant.

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Joey Molland,
The TVD Interview

Joey Molland has seen it all. During his time in Badfinger, he witnessed the ups and downs of rock and roll stardom, rubbing elbows with The Beatles no less, and being taken under their collective wings to be the big, blockbuster breakout of Apple Records. Badfinger’s power pop legacy is undisputed.

Of course, the highs of every rock and roll story descend to lows and Badfinger’s story is a notoriously bleak and complicated one. But Joey manages to stay positive and spread some feel-good vibes on his latest release, Be True to Yourself which encapsulates much of the Badfinger power pop sound in a modern setting. Produced by Mark Hudson (Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne) Be True to Yourself also features a cadre of musical friends: Julian Lennon, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff, and Steve Holley.

Join us as we discuss the the creation of his new album with Mr. Molland and the long and winding road he traveled to get from there to here.

The new album is called Be True To Yourself and why don’t you tell us a little bit about the title and that particular song?

Yeah, the title, what can I say? The song came from a conversation I had with my brother, Frank. My eldest brother. He was considerably older than me, and I don’t know if you come from a large family, but it was one of the first times in my life that I’d actually had a conversation with my brother. He was already in his 20s when I was born, you know? So I was a little kid, so we didn’t really hang around together. You know what I mean? So I just had a talk with him and yesterday we talked about the future, we talked about faith, and we talked about government stuff. You know, all the things that you talk about with your friends. And that’s where this song was born—from that conversation.

I’d had the melody for a couple of years and I’d never really gotten a hold of a lyric that I wanted to put with that melody, so it was great to finally get some lyrics and it was fortunately for me, when we started discussing doing a record, Mark Hudson and myself, and that was one of the songs that he really liked and really enjoyed. We’ve got at least five songs’ worth of Mark Hudson’s songwriting talent in there, too. I enjoyed it. The idea Be True to Yourself seemed like a reasonable thing to call an album, and that’s what we were trying to do. That’s what I was trying to do, anyway. Write songs that I liked. I don’t know much about writing hit songs. I just have to play what I’ve got, you know? Just like in the old days. I always had the exact same approach. We’d play our songs and the ones we liked, we’d work on them and they’d be the ones we’d record, you know?

I’m happy the people seem to like the stuff that’s on this particular record. It seems to be a good thing, and I think it’s a good title. I think it’s a good way to think about things.

I think it is, too. Tell me about working with Mark Hudson. He’s worked with Aerosmith and Ringo Starr and now Joey Molland. How did you hook up with him, and how did you arrive at working with Mark Hudson on this new record?

Over the years, I’ve done lots of kind of Beatle related events and I started to meet Mark at them. You know, people get him because of his big affiliation with Ringo and his friendship with the other Beatles, and we just started to be friends backstage, really. We think alike. Mark is a hilarious person. I don’t know if you’ve met him, but he’s a hilarious guy. He’s a great guy to hang around with, and of course he’s a brilliant producer. Grammy winning. He’s just a brilliant, super talented guy. Sings like a bird. He’s all about the show and as long as it’s got a song to back it up, and I got really lucky for him to produce. He’s the reason the album sounds so good. The people that he works with like Mario McNulty who he’s another Grammy winner and well known for working with the likes of David Bowie and several other majors.

So, that’s what Mark attracts. People know his talent and they know his way of producing. He’s so focused, you know? And he’s entertaining while he’s doing it. He drives the bus, he really does. He doesn’t really apologize. He’ll pull himself way out, he’ll pull himself in the record with you. I really enjoyed it. It all came together, our friendship. Did I have songs? Would I like to make a record? So I said yes to all those questions. I’m really knocked out, you know?

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TVD Radar: The Podcast with Evan Toth, Episode 8: Music Monday

Welcome to the first all music episode of Radar which you can listen to right here at The Vinyl District, but also on WFDU, 89.1 FM on your actual radio in New York City! While Radar strives to bring you interviews with current movers and shakers in the entertainment industry, we’d like to also have an opportunity to share all of the great new music that is released every week. While there is much new music to be heard, there are also heaps of reissues and re-releases that we’d like to share as well. Of course, we’ll play you the vinyl copy whenever possible.

For instance, on this week’s episode, you’ll enjoy some reissues from Prince, The Supremes, Richard and Linda Thompson, Lou Reed and more, but we’ll also hear brand new music from Bob Mould, Bette Smith, Sad13 and Joe Wong. We also get to some rarities, Omnivore will reissue two albums by Van Duren who was a contemporary of Big Star in the 1970s Memphis scene. We’ll also take Plantasia out for a spin: you’ve certainly seen the iconic album cover if you’re a record collector, but have you ever really listened? Brooklyn’s Sacred Bones is reissuing this very difficult to find album. It’s scarcity lies in the fact that when it was originally released you could only receive it with a purchase in a plant store, or with the purchase of a Simmons mattress. I’m not kidding.

There’s more to hear in this episode, so I won’t give away all the goods. Consider these shows a sampler: just click play to hear the best of what’s been recently released, then create your own adventure and track down the things you like most to explore them more deeply. And don’t forget to let us know what you like!

In fact, we’d like to hear from you so much that we’ve set up a special hotline to do just that! Simply call 862-239-5885 and leave a message telling us how you feel about something that you heard, or educate us as to a music release we should look into, or, just tell us about the weather in your neck of the woods. It’s your opportunity to be on the radio in NYC, so go for it.

We’ll also look into offering giveaways and contests, but first, the music. Always the music first.

Evan Toth is a songwriter, professional musician, educator, radio host, avid record collector and hi-fi aficionado. Toth hosts and produces The Sharp Notes each Saturday evening at 6pm and TVD Radar on Sundays at 5AM on WFDU, 89.1 FM. Follow him at the usual social media places and visit his website.

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