NENPA Changes Press Award Name Apr26

NENPA Changes Press Award Name

TheNew England Newspaper And Press Association is changing the name of its 1st Amendment Award after revelations that the man whose name it honors lied about his World War II record. The Morley L. Piper First Amendment Award will be renamed, the org announced on April 26, 2018, after Piper...

Almost To The End Of Fave M Songs: TTF Apr25

Almost To The End Of Fave M Songs: TTF

Here’s what I played this week: Duran Duran: My Own Way (Rio) The Knack: My Sharona (Get the Knack) The Moody Blues: My Song (Every Good Boy Deserves Favour) The Psychedelic Furs: My Time (Mirror Moves) The Cautions: My Turn Now (The Cautions EP) Black Flag: My War (My War) Frank...

New Stuff For Mid-April: TTF Apr18

New Stuff For Mid-April: TTF

This week, on the Taste the Floor Show, I played this: The Aces: Stay (When My Heart Felt Volcanic) The Aces: Stuck (album version) Katie Herzig: Feel Alive (Moment of Bliss) Fenne Lily: Car Park (On Hold) Thurston Moore: Panik (MX Liberty EP) Juliana Hatfield: Have You Never Been Mellow...

Big Life Change … Apr13

Big Life Change …

So this was my Friday … I can now announce that I’m a public information officer with the NH DOE. I’m very excited about this new opportunity and life change. It was a great first day and everyone was really awesome.

My, Oh, My, My, My: TTF Apr11

My, Oh, My, My, My: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste The Floor Show: Wilco: My Darling (Summerteeth) The Style Council: My Ever Changing Moods (12-inch version) The Who: My Generation Lucius: My Heart Got Caught on Your Sleeve (Good Grief Deluxe) The Mamas & the Papas: My Heart Stood Still...

Fun with video … quick vaca weekend … Apr10

Fun with video … quick vaca weekend …

I went away for a quick trip during the Easter Weekend. Here’s a short video clip:

What Happened To Tippy? Apr09

What Happened To Tippy?

For most of my years, I knew, or realized, that I wouldn’t win a Pulitzer during my media career. I just wasn’t that kind of journalist. Yes, I’ve won a slew of a awards; but deep down, I’m a chop-shop local journalist and always have been. And, I’ve always been...

New Stuff For Spring: TTF Apr03

New Stuff For Spring: TTF

Here are the songs I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: TORRES: Bad Baby Pie (Three Futures) Loud Forest: Wake Up (single) Linn Koch Emery: Come Back (single) Linn Koch Emery: Bby Nevermind (Boys EP) Gladshot: Broken Colors (These Are Vitamins) Annexe the Moon: 1,000 Miles from...

And Still, More M Songs: TTF Mar28

And Still, More M Songs: TTF

Here are the songs I played on The Taste the Floor Show for March 28, 2018: Jane’s Addiction: Mountain Song (Nothing’s Shocking) The Curtain Society: Mouth Without (Life Is Long, Still) The Cars: Moving In Stereo (The Cars) The Flaming Lips: Mr. Ambulance Driver (At War with the Mystics) The...

More Hot, New Stuff: TTF Mar21

More Hot, New Stuff: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Loud Forest: Out Of My Head (single) Gladshot: In the Sun (These Are Vitamins) Blondfire: Hide and Seek (Where the Kids Are EP) TORRES: Righteous Woman (Three Futures) Beauty Sleep: All In (single) Deidre & the Dark: Tell...

Mmmm, More M Songs: TTF Mar14

Mmmm, More M Songs: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Roxy Music: More Than This (Avalon) Roxy Music: The Main Thing (Avalon) Andrea True Connection: More, More, More (single) Oasis: Morning Glory (What’s the Story …) Echo & the Bunnymen: Morning Sun (What Are You Going To Do...

Over The Moon: TTF Mar07

Over The Moon: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Torres: Moon & Back (TORRES) Van Morrison: Moondance (Moondance) Wire Train: Moonlight Dream (Wire Train) The Doors: Moonlight Drive (Strange Days) Isaac Hayes: Moonlight Lovin’-Menage a Trois (Out of the Ghetto: The...

A Slew Of New Tunes: TTF Feb28

A Slew Of New Tunes: TTF

Here is a bunch of stuff I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Gladshot: Mellow Dramatic Men (These Are Vitamins) Hey Ocean!: The Hurt of Happiness (single) Annexe The Moon: Full Stop (single) Loud Forest: Level Ground (single) Loud Forest: Drag Me/Don’t Drag Me (Loud Forest) Middle...

Money, Monsters, More: TTF Feb21

Money, Monsters, More: TTF

Here’s what I played this week: Foolify: Summer Song (Foolify EP) Dream Wife: Taste (Dream Wife) Luby Sparks: Sparks (Luby Sparks) Rhinos Are People Too: Lust (single) Mia Dyson: Fool (single) Sunshine & The Rain: So Far So Close (In the Darkness of My Light) Skaia: I Play With...

New Stuff, More M Songs, Mok: TTF Feb14

New Stuff, More M Songs, Mok: TTF

Here’s what I played on the Taste the Floor Show this week: Luby Sparks: Tangerine (Luby Sparks) Foollify: Taste The Fire (Follify EP) Hollie Cook: Lunar Addiction (Vessel Of Love) Dream Wife: Let’s Make Out (Dream Wife) The Liminanas: Istanbul Is Sleepy (Shadow People) Led Zeppelin:...

RIP: Mark E. Smith Of The Fall: TTF Feb07

RIP: Mark E. Smith Of The Fall: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: The Fall: Bremen Nacht (The Frenz Experiment) The Fall: Hit The North (The Frenz Experiment) The Fall: Rollin’ Danny (This Nation’s Saving Grace) The Fall: Cruisers Creek (This Nation’s Saving Grace) The Fall: Lie: Dream of a...

More Fave ‘M’ Songs: TTF Jan24

More Fave ‘M’ Songs: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: The Cure: Mint Car (Wild Mood Swings) Midnight Oil: Minutes to Midnight, live (Oils on the Water) Human League: Mirror Man (Fascination!) Electrafixion: Mirrorball (Burned) The Dandy Warhols: Mis Amigos (Earth to the Dandy...

Johnny Cash At Folsom Turns 50, New Stuff: TTF Jan17

Johnny Cash At Folsom Turns 50, New Stuff: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Freda James: Warrior Linn Koch-Emery: Come Back The Vryll Society: Shadow Of A Wave Spelles: Oh, These Monsters Parsnip: Nigella Sea Girls: Heavenly War Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash with June Carter: Jackson...

Yes, Haiti, And Other Places Are ‘Sh*tholes’ Jan13

Yes, Haiti, And Other Places Are ‘Sh*tholes’

My father, a former pastor, was a missionary to Haiti for a number of years in the 1990s. After Hurricane Andrew destroyed his church in Goulds, FL, just outside of Miami, he rebuilt it, gave it to the Hispanic pastor who used it during the evenings, and set out to build a 93-foot sailing...

Moody’s Ray Thomas Passes Away, M Songs, New Rick Springfield: TTF Jan10

Moody’s Ray Thomas Passes Away, M Songs, New Rick Springfield: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Spelles: Rib Cage (Spelles EP) Rick Springfield: Little Demon Hey Ocean!: Sleepwalker Slowlights: Real Slowlights: Set In Stone The Moody Blues: And the Tide Rushes In (A Question of Balance) The Moody Blues: Dr. Livingstone, I...

More Fave M Songs Per ITunes Player: TTF Jan03

More Fave M Songs Per ITunes Player: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Liz Phair: Mesmerizing The B-52’s: Mesopotamia The Pretenders: Message Of Love INXS: The Messenger Johnny Marr: The Messenger Gary Numan: Metal Hall & Oates: Method of Modern Love Berlin: The Metro Concrete Blonde: Mexican...

THE BEST OF 2017, PART 2: TTF Dec27

THE BEST OF 2017, PART 2: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on The Taste the Floor Show: Sunshine & The Rain: I’m Not Your Girl (In the Darkness of My Light) Ride: Lateral Alice (Weather Diaries) Juliana Hatfield: You’re Breaking My Heart (Pussycat) The Aces: Stuck (I Don’t Like Being Honest EP) Sebastian...

RIP, Pat Dinizio. Taste The Floor’s Tribute To The Smithereen Dec20

RIP, Pat Dinizio. Taste The Floor’s Tribute To The Smithereen

This week on the Taste the Floor show, I put together a tribute for Pat Dinizio, the lead singer, guitarist, and co-founder of The Smithereens. Rest in Peace and rock on! Beauty And Sadness Well Alright (live) Blood And Roses Time Won’t Let Me A World Of Our Own Blues Before And After In A...

The Best Of 2017, Part 1: TTF Dec13

The Best Of 2017, Part 1: TTF

Here is a list of the songs I played this week on the Taste the Floor Show: Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular Famous by February: Pour Me Out (Confessions EP) Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions: A Wonderful Seed (Until the Hunter) Molly Burch: Loneliest Heart (Please Be Mine) The Puppies:...

More Most Played M Songs: TTF Dec06

More Most Played M Songs: TTF

Paul McCartney: Maybe I’m Amazed Richard Butler: Maybe Someday The Knack: Maybe Tonight Gary Numan: Me! I Disconnect From You (live) The Dream Syndicate: Medicine Show Isaac Hayes: Medley: Ike’s Rap/Help Me Love The Moody Blues: Melancholy Man The Rolling Stones: Melody The Rolling Stones:...

Oh My Word, Where Did This Come From? Dec06

Oh My Word, Where Did This Come From?

Oh my friggin’ God … where did this come from? I didn’t even know this show was recorded. One of my old Boston bands, Lovers & Other Monsters, played the the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA, on Sept. 18, 1990, and it appeared yesterday on YouTube. It’s a...

Songs From 1992, New Stuff, Too: TTF Nov29

Songs From 1992, New Stuff, Too: TTF

Here’s what I played this week: The House of Love: You Don’t Understand Julian Cope: Poet Is Priest Screaming Trees: Dollar Bill The Flaming Lips: Talkin’ Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants to Live Forever) INXS: Communication Keith Richards: 999 Keith...

Michael Hutchence’s Death 20 Years Later, New Stuff: TTF Nov22

Michael Hutchence’s Death 20 Years Later, New Stuff: TTF

Here’s this week’s playlist: Sad Palace: Melody Crux Blaithin Carney: Close My Eyes Petra Haden: Strawberry Letter 23 Anna Nalick: Aura Jeremy Enigk: The Long Wait Is Over INXS: Viking Juice INXS: Elegantly Wasted Michael Hutchence: Golf Course (Dogs In Space soundtrack) INXS:...

Breaking The First Rule When Analyzing Analysis Nov20

Breaking The First Rule When Analyzing Analysis

Does X really mark the spot on income inequality? That’s what Stan Sorscher of the Economic Opportunity Institute believes and noted in an August 2015 column that was shared by a friend on Facebook this morning. Instead of writing a long rant on Facebook, however, I’ve decided to post some...

Tunes From 30 Years Ago: TTF Nov15

Tunes From 30 Years Ago: TTF

Here’s what I played on this week’s Taste the Floor Show: The Bangles: Hazy Shade Of Winter Eurythmics: Beethoven (I Love to Listen) Dinosaur Jr.: Just Like Heaven INXS: Kick INXS: Calling All Nations The Curtain Society: Marigold Girl Television: Marquee Moon Mazzy Star: Mary of...