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April 27 2018 - 10:32 am

The Next Track, Episode #102 – Silence

Well, without silence, all the noises in the world would run together…right? Or, at least the tracks of an album or playlist would. But what about silence as a “thing” to be appreciated as the space between musical events? That’s what we talk about in this week’s episode.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe from this page to make sure you get all future episodes. As usual, there’s a link to an Apple Music playlist of our “next track” picks.

April 20 2018 - 2:26 pm

The Next Track, Episode #101 – Radio Paradise

I was only just mentioning Radio Paradise in our episode on Radio a few weeks ago and that I’ve been a frequent listener for years. Well, in this week’s episode we were happy to welcome Bill Goldsmith, the co-founder and and co-operator (along with his wife, Rebecca) of this venerable internet radio station.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe from this page to make sure you get all future episodes. As usual, there’s a link to an Apple Music playlist of our “next track” picks.

April 15 2018 - 2:15 pm

The Next Track, Episode #100 – How We Listen to Music Today

For our 100th episode, Kirk and I reflect on how the way we listen to music has changed over the nearly two years we’ve been producing the podcast. I think that if you had told me back when we started that I’d be reasonably content with streaming, I’d have thought you were crazy.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe from this page to make sure you get all future episodes. As usual, there’s a link to an Apple Music playlist of our “next track” picks.

March 30 2018 - 11:05 am

The Next Track, Episode #98 – 1981

1981 was an interesting year for music and that’s the topic for this week’s episode of The Next Track podcast.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe from this page to make sure you get all future episodes. The show notes include a link to an Apple Music playlist we prepared of some of the artrists and albums we mention during the show

BTW: In 1981, WRIU-FM was the college station where I worked. I was immortalized at the time in comic form by Patty Andrews (who did indeed DJ as Tania Hearts) in her “Radio Waves” strip (guarantee: all dialog overheard verbatim):
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March 24 2018 - 2:23 pm

The Next Track, Episode #97: Jerry Ewing, Prog and “Wonderous Stories”

Kirk and I have a chat with Jerry Ewing, the founder and current editor of the UK magazine Prog about his new book “Wonderous Stories: A Journey Through the Landscape of Progressive Rock“. The book’s fun to browse with plenty of photos and album art and covers the history of Progressive Rock from the classic bands at its beginning right through to its contemporary incarnations of New Prog and Progressive Metal.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe from this page to make sure you get all future episodes.

March 9 2018 - 2:00 pm

The Next Track, Episode #95: Movies about Music Part 3 – Concert Movies

The latest episode of The Next Track podcast concludes our three-part look at films about music with a chat about some of our favorite (and not so favorite) concert movies. They just don’t seem to make ’em like they used to, if they make ’em at all.

Early in the ‘cast, I talked about going to see a lot of these movies at The Palace Concert Theater in Providence, RI when they held 99¢ movie nights. It has since been converted into the very very nice Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).

Here’s a shot of the older incarnation’s marquee, which I believe was probably taken in 1972:

Courtesy of rirocks.net.

An aside observation: The J Geils Band—who, of course, hail from neighboring Boston—were incredibly popular around this time so it’s no wonder The Eagles were second bill.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe from this page to make sure you get all future episodes.

August 5 2017 - 1:03 pm

The Next Track, Episode 64: Album Artwork

Kirk and I talk about album artwork in another one of our iTunes-oriented episodes of The Next Track podcast. Additionally, some useful AppleScripts for managing your iTunes artwork are featured.

This episode is sponsored by Loopback from Rogue Amoeba. Loopback gives you the power of a high-end studio mixing board, right inside your computer. Download a free trial of Loopback and be sure to check out a special offer for The Next Track listeners in this week’s episode.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes to make sure you get all future episodes.

June 9 2017 - 7:06 am

The Next Track, Episode 56 – Playlists in iTunes

Kirk and I go deep on playlists in iTunes in this week’s episode of The Next Track podcast. Real deep.

This episode is sponsored by Audio Hijack from Rogue Amoeba. If you can hear it on your Mac, you can record it with Audio Hijack. Download a free trial of Audio Hijack and be sure to check out a special offer for The Next Track listeners in this week’s episode.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes to make sure you get all future episodes.

May 12 2017 - 9:17 am

The Next Track, Episode 52 – It Was A Very Good Year

We observe our first anniversary with a look back at some of our most interesting and popular episodes.

We’ve also posted a brief survey that we invite you to fill out. It won’t take more than a minute or two of your time and will help us plan future episodes. Here is the link to the survey, Thanks!

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes to make sure you get all future episodes.

February 3 2017 - 8:40 am

The Next Track – Episode 38 – Audio at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show was held a few weeks ago and Chris Connaker from Computer Audiophile joins me and Kirk to talk about audio gear at the show and some interesting information about the future of the MQA audio format.

You can listen to the episode at The Next Track website here or subscribe here in iTunes to make sure you get all future episodes.

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