This week Bill, Allen, and Dennis get classy with our guest, Roger Kalia, the new conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. We talk with him about being one of over 250 candidates trying out for the position. We also talk about his background in music and having socially distanced performances during a pandemic. We also do our regular pre-interview stuff for your listening pleasure. Join us!
Episode 3 is a three-part journey through three festivals that have had either a significant musical or cultural impact - or both during the first 30 plus years of the rock and roll era.
Running in reverse chronological era, we begin with reviewing the Billboard chart the week of Live Aid, a benefit concert organized by Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats and held in the cities of London and Philadelphia for the purpose of raising money to assist with famine relief in Africa. To date, it's estimated over 150 million dollars was raised are the concerts, which four broadcast live around the world.
Musically, it wasn't so much Cutting Edge as it was perhaps the most significant reunion / oldies concert in rock history, which we address.
Note to Styx fans - I can't remember if they appeared on the chart we reviewed for that week, but rest assured if they did, Joe will continue to bash the hell out of them.
It’s been a while so it’s time for some Rockpourri. Bill and Dennis seem to have deep pockets as the Album Acquistions segment is longer than usual and Allen barely stayed awake!
The Talismen, Eddie Van Halen, John 5, Hair of the Dog, and new projects are just some of the topics we discussed with the one the only Ryan Spencer Cook. Another fun episode with one of the best guys out there. Enjoy!
While Bill was out of town this week visiting family, Podcast Rock City's Joe Polo joined Allen and Dennis to talk about the late, great Eddie Van Halen.
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