For many years, rock and roll fans have chosen to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley not on the King's birthday, but during a week-long celebration on the anniversary of his death. It seems a shame that, just because JAMES BROWN passed on Jesus's birthday, the Hardest Working Man In Show Business should be denied a similar honor.
If there's a more shocking Boston radio story this year than the death of WBCN, it's this: legendary 'BCN program director OEDIPUS returning to the airwaves to deliver his long-running Christmas show . . . on fomerly-arch-rival station WFNX. Oedipus's Christmas-Eve broadcasts had been a staple on WBCN for three decades.
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Dear Joel,I have played in bands for a long time but never took the technical side of music very seriously until about two years ago. Now that I have and can do things like describe rhythms and name notes and refer to a “coda” or what-have-you, I'm finding the old-school rock band vocabulary (“OK then the thrash part there and then back to that other Slowdive thing”) frustratingly vague.