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TravelGal TravelGal Airs Saturday and Sunday at 8am & 11am (EST) and available on demand at EcoPlanetRadio.com. TravelGal, Susan Colwell, takes you to colorful locations around the globe and close to home—providing helpful travel tips, product reviews, and links to the resources that help you follow in TravelGal’s footsteps!

From The Ice Cream Capital of the World in Le Mars, Iowa, road trips throughout the Southwest and vegetarian restaurants of Paris to affordable and not-so-affordable health spas, restaurants, resorts and hotels, come along on Susan’s auditory journey of hidden treasures, cool attractions, natural wonders, great food, and relaxing retreats.

MusicPlanetRadio.com is happy to hear a 6-LP vinyl set for #Sade titled So Far, featuring remastered versions of all her...
09/04/2020

MusicPlanetRadio.com is happy to hear a 6-LP vinyl set for #Sade titled So Far, featuring remastered versions of all her studio albums is coming in October! It includes Diamond Life (1984), Promise (1985), Stronger Than Pride (1988), Love Deluxe (1992), Lovers Rock (2000) and Soldier Of Love (2010).

Her band "worked from high-resolution digital transfers of the stereo master mixes, from original studio recordings, remastered at half-speed using a Neumann VMS80 cutting lathe, to perform the 12 sides of vinyl lacquer cuts." *Translation: It's going to sound amazing!
(photo: Paul Natkin-Getty/Music Planet Radio Archive)

Great Labor Day Weekends over the last couple years with dear friends and family who we miss hanging out with. Love Ya!(...
09/04/2020

Great Labor Day Weekends over the last couple years with dear friends and family who we miss hanging out with. Love Ya!
(photos: Dan Kasun / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

Balloons for the Weekend! 'Make the ladies happy, make the children happy...when the little ones are happy, everyone's h...
09/04/2020

Balloons for the Weekend! 'Make the ladies happy, make the children happy...when the little ones are happy, everyone's happy! Beautiful balloons with love and daisies to decorate, Mickey Mouse in the glass house, they are big they are beautiful' (repeat!) Marcus Johnson-The Balloon Man, I loved his voice so much, I recorded him doing a station ID for my #WHFS show!
(photo: ©David Blackwell-Library of Congress / MusicPlanetRadio.com)

MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes dear friend, Award-WinningGary Smallwood to Social House Kitchen & Tap South RidingTODAY 7...
09/04/2020

MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes dear friend, Award-Winning
Gary Smallwood to Social House Kitchen & Tap South Riding
TODAY 7-10PM.
*Visit Loudoun *Get Out Loudoun *Loudoun Now
(photo: Music Planet Radio Archive)

That news yesterday of two commercial pilots approaching Los Angeles International Airport reporting an unusual sight at...
09/03/2020

That news yesterday of two commercial pilots approaching Los Angeles International Airport reporting an unusual sight at 3,000 feet: a man with a jet pack, reminded me of that classic 1963 #TwilightZone episode starring #WilliamShatner. Another ordinary, average day in 2020. Kicks Just Keep Getting Harder To Find.
(photos: Cayuga-CBS Television / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

Music Planet Radio welcomes  Acoustic Thursday w/ Robbie Limon,today 5PM at MacDowell's Brew Kitchen · 40 guests.*Visit ...
09/03/2020

Music Planet Radio welcomes Acoustic Thursday w/ Robbie Limon,
today 5PM at MacDowell's Brew Kitchen · 40 guests.
*Visit Loudoun *Get Out Loudoun Loudoun Now
(photo l-r: Cerphe, Robbie, Stilson by Ed Solomon / MusicPlanetRadio.com)

Rainmaker Beau Phillips' one-minute take on Truth.
09/03/2020
Can You Handle The Truth?

Rainmaker Beau Phillips' one-minute take on Truth.

Back when facts mattered, I came across an amazing lie detector technology, called Truster.  It was a voice-activated machine developed by the Israeli army, used to interrogate spies. Truster …

We missed his birthday last weekend! MusicPlanetRadio.com wishing Happy 77th Birthday to artist-musician #RobertCrumb (R...
09/03/2020

We missed his birthday last weekend! MusicPlanetRadio.com wishing Happy 77th Birthday to artist-musician #RobertCrumb (R. Crumb)! #ZAP #MrNatural
(photos: R. Crumb, Baron Wolman/MusicPlanetRadio Archive)

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1991 #IkeTurner was released from prison, after serving 18 months of a four year  t...
09/03/2020

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1991 #IkeTurner was released from prison, after serving 18 months of a four year term. Ike had been arrested ten other times and in an interview with Variety magazine, he claimed to have spent over $11 million on cocaine. #RiverDeepMountainHigh
LISTEN to my daily rock facts in your ALEXA Flash Briefing: https://t.co/3oXPbJB3ZR
@lovemyecho #AskAlexa #AlexaSkills #AmazonEcho #Alexa
(photo: Ike & Tina at home 1975-Steve Shapiro, Corbis /MPR Archive)

Stilson Greene's toon in this week's Loudoun Now. (photo: Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration/MPR Archive)
09/03/2020

Stilson Greene's toon in this week's Loudoun Now.
(photo: Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration/MPR Archive)

Two great Maryland businesses are permanently closing due to COVID-19. Vinyl Acres in Frederick and Harp N Fiddle, Bethe...
09/03/2020

Two great Maryland businesses are permanently closing due to COVID-19. Vinyl Acres in Frederick and Harp N Fiddle, Bethesda.
Terribly sad news.
(photo: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

We’re in the homestretch of Summer. Have a leisurely hour with us tonight on MusicPlanetRadio.com's CHILL@8. The best wa...
09/02/2020

We’re in the homestretch of Summer. Have a leisurely hour with us tonight on MusicPlanetRadio.com's [email protected]. The best way to relax with an electro-acoustic antidote to the fast & furious. Sponsored by Blake Landscapes, Fabbioli Cellars, Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration, Loudoun Now, Barns of Rose Hill, The Anthem, Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault, Commonwealth Dry Goods, The Darlington House, Tryst Gallery, The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards and my book Cerphe's Up, in hardcover-Audiobook-Kindle-CD. Amazon 5 Star reviews at http://musicplanetradio.com/cerphes-up-a-rock-roll-life/.
(photo: Sudbury River in Framingham, MA., Juergen Roth/MPR Archive)

09/02/2020

It's #BeatleWednesday in the homestretch of Summer on MusicPlanetRadio.com. Hear a FAB 2fer every hour today
sponsored by Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration.
#alexa #app #online
(photo: Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration/MPR Archive)

The final full Moon of Summer rises this evening. Known as the “Corn Moon,” it only happens once every three years. Typi...
09/01/2020

The final full Moon of Summer rises this evening. Known as the “Corn Moon,” it only happens once every three years. Typically, September’s full Moon is called the Harvest Moon, because it is the closest to the fall equinox on September 22. But every third year, a full Moon comes in October that is closer to the equinox, allowing September’s full Moon to use its traditional name, the Corn Moon. This year, the Harvest Moon arrives October 1. So October gets two full Moons — the other is a Blue Moon, occurring on Halloween.🎃Thank you The Old Farmers Almanac.
(photo: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

09/01/2020
"Coming Home" (Loudoun County Mix) by Todd Wright

Visit Loudoun received an award today for this video 'Coming Home' inspired by friend Todd Wright's music and shot by Lot 7. MusicPlanetRadio.com was honored being part of the successful 2019 Summer Of Love campaign that was soundtracked by this song.
I caught myself singing it this afternoon! Susan and I love living, working and playing in beautiful Loudoun!
*Loudoun Now *Get Out Loudoun #LoveLoudoun

Visit Loudoun which is just 25 miles from Washington, DC, Loudoun, VA: DC's Wine Country, features over 40 award-winning wineries & tasting rooms, farm-to-ta...

Listen to radio as unique as you are. MusicPlanetRadio.com's Visionaries, with musicians who aren't afraid to step out o...
09/01/2020

Listen to radio as unique as you are. MusicPlanetRadio.com's Visionaries, with musicians who aren't afraid to step out of the comfort zone. Tonight at 8 sponsored by Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault. eyetopiainc.com. #TheEyewearVault #GreatGlasses #EyetopiaStyle #HappyEyetopians
(photo: Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration/MusicPlanetRadio)

Tonight 8PM #VernonJordan: Make It Plain/PBS. A true drum major for justice!
09/01/2020
Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain | PBS

Tonight 8PM #VernonJordan: Make It Plain/PBS.
A true drum major for justice!

"Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain" explores Vernon Jordan’s rise from the segregated South, his tenure as the head of several civil rights organizations, and his current position as a partner at a corporate law firm and financial behemoth Lazard. Jordan is one of the most influential African American ...

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1967, Boz Scaggs joins the Steve Miller Band. He would stay with the group for two ...
09/01/2020

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1967, Boz Scaggs joins the Steve Miller Band. He would stay with the group for two albums, "Children of the Future" and "Sailor," before leaving for a successful solo career in 1969.
LISTEN to my daily rock facts in your ALEXA Flash Briefing: https://t.co/3oXPbJB3ZR
@lovemyecho #AskAlexa #AlexaSkills #AmazonEcho #Alexa
(photo: Elaine Mayes/MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

The dogs will hear it before you do! NORAD starts their annual air defense drill in the DMV tonight. Fighter jets and ot...
09/01/2020

The dogs will hear it before you do! NORAD starts their annual air defense drill in the DMV tonight. Fighter jets and other military aircraft will fly over the D.C. region, midnight to 5:30AM through Thursday. This recurring exercise — part of a joint U.S.-Canadian operation, tests air defense readiness with aircraft flying as low as 2,500 feet and be visible from the ground. You're welcome ☮️.
(photo: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

Like clockwork, every September 1st, my Mom would break out the corduroys and sweaters, ready for Boston weather. These ...
09/01/2020

Like clockwork, every September 1st, my Mom would break out the corduroys and sweaters, ready for Boston weather. These outfits on 75° Autumn school days did little for my street cred, however I was way ahead of hipster trends with beret and sandals. I looked like a major playa...not. She would say "that outfit looks so good on you." I didn't want to hurt Mom's feelings as I skipped off to school.
Happy September!
(photo: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

Listen for 'Anxious Zen,' the great new trackfrom our pal Eric Selby on MusicPlanetRadio.com.(photo: MPR Archive)
09/01/2020

Listen for 'Anxious Zen,' the great new track
from our pal Eric Selby on MusicPlanetRadio.com.
(photo: MPR Archive)

Sad news but we'll be back next year!*Visit Loudoun *Get Out Loudoun *Loudoun Now*Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
09/01/2020
Leesburg’s Jingle Jam Canceled For 2020 - Loudoun Now

Sad news but we'll be back next year!
*Visit Loudoun *Get Out Loudoun *Loudoun Now
*Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Downtown Leesburg’s premier holiday event will go on hiatus this year because of the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Put a fork in August, we hardly knew you. Listen to your last night of the month soundtrack on MusicPlanetRadio.com. Spo...
09/01/2020

Put a fork in August, we hardly knew you. Listen to your last night of the month soundtrack on MusicPlanetRadio.com. Sponsored by Blake Landscapes, The Anthem, Fabbioli Cellars, Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration, The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards, Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault, Commonwealth Dry Goods, Tryst Gallery, The Darlington House, Loudoun Now and my book Cerphe's Up, in hardcover-Audiobook-Kindle-CD. Amazon 5 Star reviews at http://musicplanetradio.com/cerphes-up-a-rock-roll-life/
(photo: TravelGal Archive)

Thank you Van Metre Homes and Ernie Kyger for interviewing me! Click below to listen to our conversation. Ernie and I wo...
08/31/2020
The History of Rock n’ Roll with Local Radio Personality Cerphe

Thank you Van Metre Homes and Ernie Kyger for interviewing me! Click below to listen to our conversation. Ernie and I worked together at legendary #DC101. Another radio veteran, Director for Loudoun County Economic Development, Buddy Rizer is also interviewed here.
*Visit Loudoun *Get Out Loudoun *Loudoun Now

Ask any rock and roll music fan who's been in our area for any length of time, and they know who Cerphe is. Ask Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney or Pete Townsend who Cerphe is, and they know him too.

Earlier this month 10-year old drumming prodigy, #NandiBushell, posted a cover of #FooFighters' classic "Everlong" and c...
08/31/2020
10-year-old challenges Dave Grohl to epic drum battle - CNN Video

Earlier this month 10-year old drumming prodigy, #NandiBushell, posted a cover of #FooFighters' classic "Everlong" and challenged #DaveGrohl to a drum battle.

Over the weekend, Dave responded by playing "Everlong" himself, which he mentioned he hadn't drummed on since 1997 because Taylor Hawkins usually takes care of that. He then noted that he's received hundreds of texts telling him about Nandi's challenge and that he's watched all of her videos, calling her an incredible drummer and telling her that he's been flattered by her covering his songs.

He then gave Nandi what she's been wanting: a drum challenge! He's challenged her to cover the Them Crooked Vultures track, "Dead End Friends."

MusicPlanetRadio.com thinks Nandi has a career here!!!!

Prodigious drummer Nandi Bushell loves the Foo Fighters, and the band's frontman, rock legend Dave Grohl, accepted her online drum battle challenge.

MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes our dear friend, Award-WinningGary Smallwood to Social House Kitchen & Tap South Riding   ...
08/31/2020

MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes our dear friend, Award-Winning
Gary Smallwood to Social House Kitchen & Tap South Riding
this Friday, September 4, 7-10PM.
*Visit Loudoun *Get Out Loudoun *Loudoun Now
(photo: Music Planet Radio Archive)

MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes LOUDOUN COUNTRY MARKET! Local Produce & Artisans, Food & Wine, Entertainment & Music, Educ...
08/31/2020

MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes LOUDOUN COUNTRY MARKET! Local Produce & Artisans, Food & Wine, Entertainment & Music, Educational Workshops & Farm Tours! Beginning September
10th and then every Thursday, from 4-7PM.
*Visit Loudoun *Get Out Loudoun *Loudoun Now
(photo: Fabbioli Cellars/Music Planet Radio Archive)

Farewell legendary Hall of Fame Georgetown Universitybasketball coach John Thompson Jr. He was 78.(photo: Mitchell Layto...
08/31/2020

Farewell legendary Hall of Fame Georgetown University
basketball coach John Thompson Jr. He was 78.
(photo: Mitchell Layton/Music Planet Radio Archive)

Get the acid washed jeans and AquaNet ready! Big Red's Rock Showon MusicPlanetRadio.com, tonight and every Saturday at 8...
08/29/2020

Get the acid washed jeans and AquaNet ready! Big Red's Rock Show
on MusicPlanetRadio.com, tonight and every Saturday at 8. A guilty pleasure, Fun-Filled Flashback of more cowbell and 80s hair bands brought to you by Deli South-THE Best Delicatessen in Loudoun since 1993. Listen loud, your neighbors can enjoy it too!
(photo: MusicPlanetRadio Archive)

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1992, U2 became the second act ever (Billy Joel was the first) to play at Yankee St...
08/29/2020

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1992, U2 became the second act ever (Billy Joel was the first) to play at Yankee Stadium-NYC, during their sold out Zoo TV tour.
LISTEN to my daily rock facts in your ALEXA Flash Briefing: https://t.co/3oXPbJB3ZR
@lovemyecho #AskAlexa #AlexaSkills #AmazonEcho #Alexa
(photo: U2start, The Edge-Gibson Explorer/Music Planet Radio Archive)

It's National Red Wine day! 🎉🍷To celebrate, award-winning Fabbioli Cellars are pouring a bonus red wine on your wine tas...
08/29/2020

It's National Red Wine day! 🎉🍷To celebrate, award-winning Fabbioli Cellars are pouring a bonus red wine on your wine tasting all weekend! Different red wines poured, your bonus pour will be a surprise!
📞Reservations required Saturdays and Sundays. Call 703-771-1197📞
*Visit Loudoun *Get Out Loudoun
(photo: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archives)

"When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction" - Mark Twain (photo: Peter O'Toole-196...
08/28/2020

"When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction" - Mark Twain
(photo: Peter O'Toole-1962/Music Planet Radio Archive)

See ya' on Mainstreet! Jump start your weekend tonight at 8.Listen to Mainstreet featuring bands from hometowns across A...
08/28/2020

See ya' on Mainstreet! Jump start your weekend tonight at 8.
Listen to Mainstreet featuring bands from hometowns across America.
Sponsored by Blake Landscapes and my book Cerphe's Up, available in hardcover-Audiobook-Kindle-CD. Amazon 5 Star reviews at http://musicplanetradio.com/cerphes-up-a-rock-roll-life/
(photo: Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration/MusicPlanetRadio)

#EdwardHopper, the master of social distancing. We've all become one of his paintings. (photos: MusicPlanetRadio.com Arc...
08/28/2020

#EdwardHopper, the master of social distancing.
We've all become one of his paintings.
(photos: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

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I'm so excited about my wife's debut novel, coming later this month! Audiobook available in June. Head over to Susan's website to hear her read chapter one. https://susanbutlercolwell.com/
Still Fab...#BeatleWednesday on musicplanetradio.com sponsored by Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration. Thanks Blake Landscapes, Leesburg Vintner, DIVE Bar, The Hilb Group of Virginia, LLC dba Engle, Paxson &..., Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault, The Darlington House, Local Wood, CartWheels, Fabbioli Cellars, Puccio's New York Deli and Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio. The Beatles Cerphe’s Up. #AmazonAlexa (photo: Stilson Greene/MPR Archive)
Susan, have a great day!
Good times with Stevie Van Zandt!