2016.01.11 – National Milk Day
Featuring Moo Moo Cow by Seamonkey
Today is National Milk Day. Personally, I stick with the soy stuff for anything other than baking and hot cocoa. However, milk is, in my opinion, at as American as apple pie. Especially since apple pie is best with a healthy scoop of ice cream.
If you wish te celebrate it by more than just downing a glass of the liquid. Family Crafts has a list of activities.
2016.01.07 – International Programmers Day
Featuring Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton
Today is International Programmers Day. You can take part by liking the Facebook page. I would urge you to check out their website and page. They have some very interesting and entertaining material there. Check out the “Lady JAVA” video I share after the break.
2016.01.06 – Technology Day
Featuring Ambientasia by DJ Trackstyle
Today is National Technology Day. Personally, I have a serious love-hate relationship with technology. I love to try to use it but I hate fighting with my old PCs to make them work.
I also love applied technology when it comes to music. I am not one of those who feel that synth music is soulless. I have been around synthesizers since the days of monophonic patch cord Moogs. I still have a DX7 sitting my studio and love electronic music.
It seemed appropriate to go with a synth song today. I found this artist way back in the day at the now non-existent Podsafe Music Network. I am going to spin Ambientasia by DJ Trackstyle
While most of the links in my notes are now useless, a few Google searches showed me that the DJ is still out there. You can find DJ Trackstyle at the links below.
Thanks for listening and downloading. Please remember to support the indie musicians.
2016.01.05 – POD – National Bird Day
Featuring We Are Birds by Chris Ayer
Today, 5 January 2016, is National Bird Day. A day to honor our feathered friends. I don’t have much to say about this day “for the birds”. You can find out more about this day at the National Bird Day Website.
It seems appropiate to play We Are Birds from a singer, songwriter and actor, Chris Ayer. You can find, friend and follow Chris at the links below.
Remember to support the independent artists by buying thier music and merchandise. Additionally, you can help them by simpley spreading the word about their music.
2016.01.04 – POD – Blue Monday, The Most Depressing Day of the Year
Featureing I Don’t Want to Work Today Music of Beatnik Turtle
Today is the first Monday of 2016 and it is, allegedly, the most depressing day of the year. This unofficial holiday is called Blue Monday. This day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of each year unless New Year’s Day happens to fall on a Monday.
However, one should note that there is no evidence that it actually the most depressing day. In fact, there is debate as to whether it should be the second or third Monday of January.
2016.01.03 – A Day to Toast the Birthday of J. R. R. Tolkien
Featuring Music from Marc Gunn
On this date in 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born. Most know him as, J.R.R Tolkien, the creator of Middle Earth, Gollum, and Bilbo Baggins. An alternate world fabulously crafted, spinning tales, an adventure that has entertained generation. The Hobbit has been selling books since 1937. The legendary works have become movies, inspired games and music.
Today, those who wish to honor Professor Tolkien, as asked by The Tolkien Society, will stand and offer a toast by saying “The professor!” at 9 o’clock today. The society also has a page where you can find out where others are toasting and to let others know where you will toast.
Since today is a day to toast the creator of hobbits, I thought Don’t Go Drinking with Hobbits by Marc Gunn would be a fitting song to close with. You can find Marc at the links below.
- His Website
- @marcgunnmusic on Twitter
- Brobdingnagian Bards
- The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
- The Celtic Geek Podcast
- The Bards Crier Ezine
- Marc also does small group intimate tours through Celtic Invasion Vacations
Also of note, there is another day associated with J.R.R. Tolkien. That is “Tolkien Reading Day“, annually on March 25th. Fans are encouraged to get together and read their favorite Tolkien passages.
National Science Fiction Day – Jeff Ronay – Open the Pod Door HAL
Happy 2016 listeners and welcome to the first “Pick of the Day” for 2016. Today is National Science Fiction Day. The second of January has been because it also the birthdate of Isaac Asimov. I will let you know more about today’s artist, Jeff Ronay, after the break and some trivia fact about today.
Toke Up, Its National Pot Day
Nobody is really sure about the meaning behind 420 but it has become synonymous with weed. This Huffington Post article sheds some light on the topic.
Today’s track is certainly not safe for work. I went with Smoke that Weed by Nice Peter. You can find out more about Nice Peter at the links below.
- His Website
- Mevio’s Music Alley
- Buy Nice Peter Music at Amazon
- Why Weed Won’t Destroy Your Brain (animalnewyork.com)
- Study shows how marijuana could be affecting the brain (kfor.com)
- The Difference Between Casual Tokers And Real Smokers (elitedaily.com)
- Dirty Little Pot Smokers… (crozell25.wordpress.com)
Today is National Garlic Day
Personally, I almost never cook with out this famous bulb. You can find out more about today at nationalgalricday.com. Not only is it good for you but it keeps vampires away as well.
Today’s song is Garlic by Dave Silva. You can find out more about Dave at the links below.
- Garlic infused oil (andrewscookery.wordpress.com)
- An Acre of Garlic (leasoflychten.wordpress.com)
- Exploring a new herb and an old standby (effinartist.wordpress.com)
- National garlic month (eatocracy.cnn.com)
- Even the Government Recognizes Cancer-Prevention Properties of Garlic (naturalsociety.com)
Today is Ford Mustang Day
Not only is today Ford Mustang Day but it is the fiftieth anniversary for the legendary automobile. In honor of the later, Ford intends to place a 2015 Mustang on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. This is not the first time. They did the same back in 64 when they first released the car.
For today’s song, I went with Mustang Daddy by Jinx Titanic. You can find out more about Jinx Titanic at the links below.
- The Mustang at 50: The perfect car at the right time (thetimesnews.com)
- Ford marks 50th anniversary of the Mustang (newjersey.news12.com)
- Ford to Put Mustang Atop Empire State Building for 50th Anniversary (mashable.com)
Today’s Pick is Jim’s Big Ego with Stress
For today’s pick I chose Stress by Jim’s Big Ego. You can find out more about the band at the links below.
- How to Never Feel Stressed at Work Again (greatist.com)
- National Stress Awareness Day – Life Yoga (5 Tips to Reduce Your Stress) (oneikasyogalife.com)
- Stress Happens! (fingerprintwriting.wordpress.com)