New OMD Plus More L Song: TTF Jul26

New OMD Plus More L Song: TTF

Here is this week’s playlist: OMD: The Punishment of Luxury OMD: Tesla Girls Eden Sela: On Being With You Sarah Jaffe: Bad Baby Sebastian Blanck: Twin Fog The Aces: Stuck Echo & the Bunnymen: Life Goes On Echo & the Bunnymen: Life of a Thousand Crimes Talk Talk: Life’s What You...

More New Stuff, More L Songs: TTF Jul19

More New Stuff, More L Songs: TTF

Eden Sela: Nothing But Dreams Georgia Reed: The Fear Thea & The Wild: City Of Gold Sebastian Blanck with Sharon Van Etten: Among the Ones You Love EMA: Down and Out The Aces: Baby Who Annette Farrington: Let the World Go Away David Bowie: Let’s Dance The Cars: Let’s Go Ivy: Let’s Go to...

More L Songs; More New Stuff: TTF Jul12

More L Songs; More New Stuff: TTF

Keira Knightley: Lost Stars Loud Forest: Under Your Spell Juliana Hatfield: Good Enough for Me Tashaki Miyaki: City Karen Elson: The End Ride: Leave Them All Behind The Replacements: The Ledge The Dandy Warhols: The Legend of the Last of the Outlaw Truckers AKA The Ballard The Curtain...

More New Stuff; More L Songs: TTF Jul05

More New Stuff; More L Songs: TTF

The Darling Buds: Evergreen Juliana Hatfield: Heartless Sunshine & The Rain: Let’s Go Loud Forest: Save Your Change Loud Forest: Drag Me/Don’t Drag Me Slowdive: Star Roving Ride: Weather Diaries The Guess Who: Laughing Duran Duran: Lava Lamp Duran Duran: Lay Lady Lay Let’s Active: Leader...

Waves Crash Castle: Watch Jul04

Waves Crash Castle: Watch

The waves crash the castle at Hampton...

Wrestling Is Scripted … Like Fake News? Jul02

Wrestling Is Scripted … Like Fake News?

Sigh … the madness that is going on after Trump’s CNN wrestling Tweet is just, well, maddening … OK, peeps, if you didn’t know this already, wrestling is “scripted” … it’s not real … there are story lines, characters, silliness,...

‘No One Is Innocent’ Jun30

‘No One Is Innocent’

“God save the Good Samaritan and God save the worthless prick …” The Sex Pistols throwaway single “No One Is Innocent” turned 39 today. Your band falls apart. What do you do? You find one of England’s most notorious fugitives and record a song with him....

New Darling Buds, Juliana Hatfield, Ride: TTF Jun28

New Darling Buds, Juliana Hatfield, Ride: TTF

Here’s this week’s playlist: The Darling Buds: Complicated Juliana Hatfield: Wonder Why Courtney Barnett: How to Boil an Egg Ride: Rocket Silver Symphony L-Shaped Room: Hear What I Say The Fall: L.A. The Doors L.A. Woman The Beatles: Lady Madonna Gary Puckett & The Union Gap:...

The Last Of The Favorite K Songs Plus Kisses: TTF Jun21

The Last Of The Favorite K Songs Plus Kisses: TTF

Here is this week’s playlist: Nancy Sinatra: Kinky Love The Replacements: Kiss Me on the Bus Hall & Oates: Kiss on My List INXS: Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain) Siouxsie & the Banshees: Kiss Them for Me The Curtain Society: Kissherface Nick Heyward: Kite Kitten: Knife...

More Fave K Songs: TTF Jun14

More Fave K Songs: TTF

The Gun Club: Keys to the Kingdom Paul Westerberg: Kickin’ the Stall Steely Dan: Kid Charlemagne The Who: The Kids Are Alright Catherine Wheel: Kill Rhythm INXS: Kill the Pain The Stills: Killer Bees Siouxsie And The Banshees: The Killing Jar Echo & the Bunnymen: The Killing Moon (All...

J-K Songs Plus New Ones, Too: TTF Jun07

J-K Songs Plus New Ones, Too: TTF

This week’s Taste the Floor Show playlist: Emma Elizabeth: Talisman Sunshine & the Rain: Little Rag Doll Slowdive: Everyone Knows Karen Elson: Distant Shore Sarah Noni: Jezebel Brian Jonestown Massacre: Just for Today Blondie: Just Go Away Cheap Trick: Just Got Back Joboxers: Just...

New Stuff, Summer Tunes, J Songs: TTF May31

New Stuff, Summer Tunes, J Songs: TTF

This week’s Taste the Floor Show playlist: Sunshine & The Rain: I’m Not Your Girl Slowlights: I Try So Hard Lunch Ladies: You’re Not There Kendall Rucks: Everybody’s Girl Slowdive: Sugar for the Pill Bananarama: Cruel Summer Let’s Active: Every Word Means No The B-52s: Strobe Light...

WikiLeaks Didn’t Cost Clinton the Presidency in 2016: Data May29

WikiLeaks Didn’t Cost Clinton the Presidency in 2016: Data

This is the first in a series of posts challenging the Trump-Russian collusion conspiracy coup that is being forwarded by many special interests and the press that aren’t happy with the 2016 election results. This post tackles the so-called “interference in the election” concept and...

‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Turns 50: TTF May24

‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Turns 50: TTF

This week on the Taste the Floor show I put together a tribute program celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which was released in 1967, this week. I also played a few tracks from...

Tracks That I Love: TTF May18

Tracks That I Love: TTF

The Stranglers: Skin Deep The Waterboys: Rags Big Dipper: All Going Out Together Volcano Suns: Greasy Spine Dumptruck: Back Where I Belong Siouxsie and the Banshees: The Killing Jar Gary Puckett & the Union Gap: Young Girl The Jam: Going Underground Concrete Blonde: Everybody Knows The...

WashPost Folks Wrong About Lack of Trump’s Big Wave May15

WashPost Folks Wrong About Lack of Trump’s Big Wave

Earlier this month, three writers for the Washington Post eyed both the U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey and David Leip’s Election Atlas to come up with an analysis that led them to suspect that Trump never received the predicted wave of working-class voters on Election Day...

Watch: Las Vegas Trip in 2 Mins May14

Watch: Las Vegas Trip in 2 Mins

Watch: America from the Air: It’s Beautiful May14

Watch: America from the Air: It’s Beautiful

Riveting Piece: ‘Finding Lisa’ May14

Riveting Piece: ‘Finding Lisa’

This is a riveting piece in the Boston Globe about the Bob Evans/Denise Beaudin/Bear Brook murders case … I am puzzled as to why investigators haven’t submitted his DNA to the same databases that were used to connect Lisa to her family members. This would seem like a no-brainer,...

K Songs, New Stuff, too: TTF May10

K Songs, New Stuff, too: TTF

The Ting Tings: Keep Your Head The Gun Club: Keys to the Kingdom Paul Westerberg: Kickin’ the Stall Paul Westerberg: Knock It Right Out Steely Dan: Kid Charlemagne The Who: The Kids Are Alright Catherine Wheel: Kill Rhythm INXS: Kill the Pain Tashaki Miyaki: Girls on T.V. Karen Elson: Why Am...

J Songs, K Songs, New Stuff: TTF May03

J Songs, K Songs, New Stuff: TTF

Here’s what I played this week on the Taste the Floor Show: Tashaki Miyaki: City Lily Frost: Rebound B(itch) Emma Elisabeth: Kiss of Gasoline Benjamin Longmire: Hurricane Girl The Manta Rays: Happy Now Karen Elson: Double Roses The Rolling Stones: Just My Imagination The Knack: Just...

The Last of the ‘J’ Tunes?: TTF Apr26

The Last of the ‘J’ Tunes?: TTF

Almost, just a few more to go … here’s what I played tonight: Liz Phair: Johnny Sunshine Tribe: Joyride (I Saw the Film) Pulp: Joyriders Blur: Jubilee Catherine Wheel: Judy Staring at the Sun Van Halen: Jump David Bowie: Jump They Say Bruce Springsteen: Jungleland Wings: Junior’s...

‘J’ Tunes on the iTunes: TTF Apr19

‘J’ Tunes on the iTunes: TTF

This week on the Taste the Floor, I ventured into the letter “J” on my computer’s iTunes player. Here are the songs that the player says I heard most. I expect that J will be shorter than I was. LOL Here’s what I played this week on the show. Aerosmith: Jaded The Black...

A Few Quick WSJ Reads … Apr15

A Few Quick WSJ Reads …

The taxpayer’s receipt … “a giant insurance company with an army” … with billions — about $259+ billion, to be exact — wasted on interest payments lining the pockets of the rich and foreign governments because the federal government is too big, too expensive, and...

Parlor Walls, Bleached, Nadia Reid, I Songs, and More: TTF Apr12

Parlor Walls, Bleached, Nadia Reid, I Songs, and More: TTF

Zoe Durrant: Baloon Parlor Walls: Hesitation Nadia Reid: The Arrow and The Aim Bleached: Turn to Rage Molly Burch: Fool Hedge Fund: Hot & Lonely Emma Lachevre: Moving On Louise Burns: Who’s The Madman The Psychedelic Furs: Into You Like a Train The Psychedelic Furs: It Goes On Echo &...

TTF: A Show to Celebrate Friendship Apr05

TTF: A Show to Celebrate Friendship

On this week’s Taste the Floor Show, I put together a dedication to my three-plus decade friendship with Donna Greenleaf Grzywacz, who has been stricken with ALS. Here’s what I played. DEVO: Beautiful World DEVO: Gates of Steel The Psychedelic Furs: The Ghost in You The...

Q: Where Have You Been? Apr02

Q: Where Have You Been?

Great column by Robert Redford here … “45 years after Watergate, the truth is again in danger” … the only problem with it is the fact the public has been kept from “the truth” for nearly the entire time since Watergate. Redford — and others — not realizing...

The Box I Never Go Through … Apr01

The Box I Never Go Through …

Today, while delaying going out and cleaning up from the snowstorm, I ventured into “the box I never go through” … photos, memorabilia, postcards, other things … it is just too emotional … However, I needed some things in there for a special project so, I had to...

TTF: ‘i’ Tunes, Louise Burns, Girl Ray, More Mar29

TTF: ‘i’ Tunes, Louise Burns, Girl Ray, More

Cactus World News: Worlds Apart Ride: Home Is A Feeling Bleached: Flipside Girl Ray: Stupid Things Molly Burch: I Love You Still Louise Burns: Storms Famous by February: Pour Me Out Sleeper: Inbetweener The Psychedelic Furs: India U2: Indian Summer Sky The Mighty Lemon Drops: Inside Out Pink...

RIP Rep. Vaillancourt Mar27

RIP Rep. Vaillancourt

ICYMI, here’s my article about the passing of state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, R-Manchester: ​‘Outstanding Orator’ Steve Vaillancourt Has Passed Away​. May he rest in...