The Greyhound Mindmeld
AM Radio (AM stands for Americana Music) airs 3-5pm Sunday afternoons on KX FM 104.7 - Laguna Beach's only FM radio - playing a variety of American roots music
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The Greyhound Mindmeld
So, this happened - last week - I joined Randi Lavik and her son Bjorn from The Drop on KX FM for a KXTakeover hour - don't know how much they raised, but it was fun sittin' in and being the only one in the room who was actually alive when the Beatles were still making music ;-)
Well this looks good... 😊
We’re just 3 days away! 🔥 Wed. Sept 16th at 10:15am Pacific ~ The California Country Show presents: “Women of the West” at Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Conference The Americana Music Association Foundation
Featuring performances by Amilia K Spicer, Heather Lomax, Manda Mosher, Deb Morrison of Morrison & Co. Band, Pi Jacobs, Tawny Ellis, Pi Jacobs, and a special sneak-peek performance by upcoming group The Wild West (launching in 2021).
Join us for this unique show highlighting the female movers and shakers in the vibrant Southern California Americana scene. Dave Bernal of The California Country Show Radio Show and Podcast hosts alongside special guests Ted Russell Kamp and Nikki O'Neill.
Presented with support from: The California Country Show Radio Show and Podcast, Prickly Pear Presents, Blackbird Record Label, Twang City, Rockton Road, Black Volt Amplification / Amp Repair & Custom Amps, DNA Mastering, and California Country Apparel.
Purchase Tix at: https://thrivingroots.pathable.co
Greetings Folks!! I know, I know, it's been a long time since I have checked in with the FB - I did a couple shows after the Radio station tightened it's access to all the volunteer DJs - and I wasn't sure I was going back, for various reasons - but as of today, I think I took enough of a break, and I will be rejoining the Sunday afternoon crew KX FM - TNN RADIO, Tropical Laguna Surf, Inner Journey with Greg Friedman - I'll be on from 3-5pm PDT!!
I'm super happy to get back to playing awesome music for a couple of hours, including some from my friends, Emily Zuzik, Heather Lomax, @bobbobyrnes, and more!
Stream it live world-wide: https://www.kxfmradio.org/player
Ohh, nooooo - this makes me so sad. My heart goes out to his family, and his whole legion of fans. Rest in Paradise John
Grammy-winning singer who combined literary genius with a common touch succumbs to coronavirus complications
Hey all! Check out the next episode of AM Radio - a tribute to Bill Withers, a hopeful tribute to John Prine, and some great SoCal Americana Music, like Heather Lomax, Emily Zuzik, Alice Wallace, AND including something BRAND new from Feed The Kitty (feedthekitty.com). Enjoy!! Of course, all my podcasts are available at https://www.amradio.com - visit!
Welcome to AM Radio Quarantine Show #2 - from the shape of things, this may be #2 of many. This week we pay tribute to Bill Withers, a huge loss for us this last week - passed away at 81. Also, I play quite a few tunes from up and coming SoCal artists, including the BRAND new song from Feed the Kitt...
hmmmm... not cool.
We wish we were writing a more uplifting message at this time to our loyal South Laguna Community Garden supporters, however we just learned last night that at tomorrow’s (April 7) city council meeting the City of Laguna Beach plans to cut the $500,000 earmarked for the purchase of the Garden Park land. Though the council promised that because people now can’t attend the meetings in person, they wouldn’t be discussing “controversial” matters during this stay-at-home time, they are also recommending that the funds be revoked for preserving the historic WPA Digester Building, decided in a packed and heated council meeting just last month.
What is even more maddening, is what’s not cut-- the $2,000,000 funding for the Downtown Action Plan that would remove old-growth trees from Laguna’s downtown, though 4330 people signed a petition in protest, many wrote to council members and many spoke in person.
Because of recent revisions to the Brown Act due to COVID-19, our rights are very limited –we can’t testify in person--and the City government knows this. It feels like a severe act of betrayal to think that ten years of tireless work by hundreds of Lagunans to preserve our garden could be lost just when we are most vulnerable, in terms of our health and our rights. We are told that people will be able to write comments or call into the meeting on the phone, but the City won’t announce specifics until Tuesday morning, making our participation even more difficult.
What can you do?
1. Write an email to all council members. [email protected] We were given hardly any time to do this, as the deadline for assuring that the emails are read by council members in time for the meeting is today, April 6, by 3:00 PM (usually its by noon the day of the meeting), a nearly impossible task. However, we believe that the emails will be read even if they are sent today and tomorrow and urge everyone to do so.
Here are some talking points:
A. Do not cut or defer Garden Park acquisition funding (insert why you think the Garden Park is important) it’s important that we acquire the property so that the Garden Park will be a permanent spot of beauty, and place to grow food, friendships and community.
B. Delay action on these budget cutting options and consider them when the public can fully participate.
C. The Disaster Contingency fund of $6.4 million is available for just the kind of situation we are facing now.
2. Stay tuned on how to call in during the meeting. This is very important. We need to make our voices heard even though the City is attempting to silence us.
We are sending well-wishes to the Laguna Community and are looking forward to happier times with potlucks, group gardening sessions, and band gigs. This seems unimaginable, but things will return to normal eventually. Until then, stay safe
I think my neighbor might need to clean his gutters... #quarantine #day??
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One of many of my favorite songs from Bill Withers...
Withers breaks down “Grandma’s Hands,” citing it as his favorite song he’s ever written
Here's my first 'lock down' podcast - gotta feed the need for a little AM Radio!!!
Since there's no live shows for now, I decided to put together a podcast anyway, and stoke your desire for good Americana Music. Playing some old, some new, and some local!
AM Radio guest alumni JEMS making good use of their downtime - but girls, aren’t you sitting a little close? 😊
Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody QUARANTINE EDITION
This seems to be the way things are going for the time being... Just yesterday, Alice Wallace & KP Hawthorn, Bobbo Byrnes (and maybe Michael Ubaldini?) all brought their talent to Facebook Live - the times they are a-changin'!
no live shows for now - get the story here: https://bit.ly/38R88dq
Well I guess hanging out at home is good for catching up on social media - here’s a couple pics from guest appearances by Emily Zuzik, Colin Kyffin, and upcoming guest (barring unforeseen circumstances) Nick Justice. Listen to the podcasts at amradiolb.com !! #americana #radio #onthebeach #lagunabeach #americanamusic #emilyzuzik #colinkyffin #nickjustice #singersongwriter #songwriter KX FM
Check this out!! Great 'social distancing' strategy! And folks on the bill are awesome - Alice Wallace and KP Hawthorn - 5PM PDT for us left-coasters...
Since we are all self-quarantined away and looking for ways to forget about the craziness happening outside, my friend, producer and all-around badass fellow songwriter KP Hawthorn and I have decided we're gonna throw a concert tomorrow evening! Join us right HERE on Facebook Sunday at 7 pm central (calculate for your time zone!) and we'll share songs from my latest album (which KP produced!), plus songs from KP's latest project with her husband Johnny (The HawtThorns) and whatever other special surprises we can come up with. And get ready with some requests for us! Set a reminder and let's have a musical quarantine party together. 🎶
SUPPORT YOUR MUSICIAN FRIENDS!!
These last couple of weeks have been... interesting, to say the least. Hosting a music radio show, I follow many music makers on social media, and have seen how hard this crisis has hit their livelihoods. Independent musicians are a tough bunch, and they will make it through, as will the rest of us (MANY businesses are suffering).
But since live music events are being cancelled left and right, throw some support to your favorite artists by buying their music, merchandise, and keep listening to the music!!
Hey all... well, what a week!! I'm a bit late getting this out, but if you missed AM Radio on KX FM last Sunday, I had Colin Kyffin on the show, who writes great songs, and has been in and around the business for awhile - and has the fascinating stories to prove it! The podcast has been loaded, and you can listen now - www.amradiolb.com (you can also go to Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, Spotify, or a number of other podcast providers)
AMRadio #159 Colin Kyffin
Welcome to the AM Radio Podcast - This week we have Colin Kyffin in the studio for conversation and music - both recorded *and* live - We play Colin's recent singles, music from folks along the way that have influenced him - and Colin has some great stories to tell!! Look Colin up online - colinkyff...
Hey all! Last Sunday, if you missed it, I had Emily Zuzik as a guest in the studio for AM Radio on KX FM 104.7 - you may now go check out the podcast at https://www.spreaker.com/user/kxfmradio/amradio-158-emily-zuzik - a super good show! Of course, the podcast will also be available on your favorite podcast platform :-)
AMRadio #158 Emily Zuzik
Welcome to the AM Radio Podcast - This week we have Emily Zuzik in the studio for conversation and music - both recorded *and* live - Emily plays acoustic versions of songs from her forthcoming LP, 'Torch & Trouble', due out in May 2020. Look Emily up online - www.emilyzuzik.com, @emilyzuzik on Inst...
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Did you miss AM Radio yesterday?? That’s ok, you can check out the podcast - go to amradiolb.com and stream to your heart’s content 😎#americana #radio #onthebeach #lagunabeach #socal
Great show with Doug Schmude Music - thanks for the visit! podcast up soon...
Bring 'em both!
One of the many cool things about doing a radio show is the lack of worrying about which instruments have pickups in them. Bringing some different ones out to the radio show this afternoon. Got the old d18 and the tricone ready!!
“Hmmm...”, says Doug Schmude, “I wonder what I should play on @amradiolb today?” - jk - he knows exactly how it’s gonna go down - tune in from 3-5pm - KX FM 104.7 - stream it worldwide, KXFMRadio.org
All legs and tail, this boy...
Ribbon cutting at the @julielaughtondb Studios of @kxfmradio @ KX 93.5
First time on the air since the transition from kx93.5 to @kxfmradio 104.7 - so much new music to catch up on: new singles from @emilyzuzik, @heatherannelomax, @the_odd_birds, and Sound of a Distant Sun (@georgianahennessy & Matt Tonge), and those are just the locals! I’ll post a podcast soon if I can...
There’s a lot to see in this city... #eiffeltower #paris #sunnyday #ilfaitfroid
Last day in Paris - what to do... what to do... #paris #france #morecoffeeplease
Personally, I’m more of a fan of his work on M.A.S.H. 😉 @ Musée d'Orsay
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