Broadcasting from the road, this week’s podcast features new tunes from Glen Hansard and The Shins, along with tracks from Lambert Hendrix and Ross, The Derek Trucks Band, and many others. If you want to know why’s kept Scrappy away and why he’s tired of fighting, this week’s podcast will get you up to date.
This week’s podcast features lots of new tunes from artists Ben Lee, Mumford and Sons and Florence and the Machine. Come join Scrappy for a beguiling musical stew that features a little bit of Dr. John here and a little bit of Julian Casiblanca there.
The show also features a great cover of the Bob Marley classic, “The Little Birds” done by the not-for-profit organization “Playing For Change, which brings together musicians from all over the world – literally.
Watch the video for “Three Little Birds” and learn more about Playing For Change.
From soulful NOLA favorites from the late 50’s and early 60’s, to a set dedicated to his bunkhead brethren, to white-boy hipster sounds, today’s show has something foe everyone.
Mere weeks after the last podcast and fresh from giving a keynote speech to educators in Las Vegas, Scrappy is back at the mic. This week’s podcast Features a set that includes a sunny new tune from Josh Rouse, a new medley from Bon Iver, along with tracks from the likes of Release The Sunbird, Florence and the Machine, Clarence Carter and Brigitte Bardot (when was the last time you listened to Brigitte Bardot sing, huh?).
As summer wains and autumn waits in the wings, come join Scrappy as he takes you One Toke Over The Line just In The Nick of Time.
It’s human nature to chop the world into neat decade demarcations, and with the September 11th media feeding frenzy as a backdrop, I recently realized that it’s been 10 years now since I converted Daddyo.com over to being a blog.
As is the case with all our lives, much has changed in the past 10 years. In the fall of 2001 I had my dream job at Borders.com where I was able to combine my music career with my passion for Internet technology. When the fatally short sited Borders CEO decided to hand our website over to our arch competitor Amazon, I brazenly predicted that in 10 years Borders would be dead. Last weekend Carrie and I ventured to Borders store #1 here in Ann Arbor for what will be the last time ever. Little did I expect that my pronouncement from a decade before would actually come to fruition and that the handing over of Borders.com to Amazon would truly be the point at which the once mighty Border started to die.
10 years ago my two children were still small and actually did what I asked them to do. My daughter was entering fifth grade and her little brother was entering second grade. Standing next to each other in the photo I always took on the first day of school, she had a good four inches on him. Now my daughter is entering her junior year as a drama student at NYU and my son is a 6’3″ senior in high school. Needless to say, he towers above his sister and everyone else in the family.
It was in August 2001 that I transitioned the dormant domain that had once been home to my web design consultancy to life as a blog. Started on the cusp of life before wartime, it was an interesting time to start communicating to the world via a blog. Daddyo the blog gave me a platform to pontificate with posts on topics as heavy as the American military actions that were on the horizon, and posts that were merely links to cool sites that caught my eye.
10 years ago Daddyo the blog gave me the ability to share with my friends and strangers alike, not only what I thought, but what I was listening to and reading. It felt like pretty cool stuff. Years before social networking would transform our lives, the blog was my own personal social squawk box where I could both talk to my friends and take down a vendor who I felt had done me wrong.
With Facebook at the center of the online communication universe for my family and friends, it’s worthwhile asking whether blogging is still a valid tool in the personal communication tool belt. The answer to that one is an easy yes!, blogs still play a vital role. Facebook and other social tools are perhaps the best place to broadcast tidbits – quick thoughts and cool websites, but a blog is still an amazing platform for long-form communication. It’s a tool where you can communicate more than 140 words at a time, it’s a place where people come looking when they want to hear your written voice.
While these days Daddyo the blog is mostly a home for my podcast Broadcasting From Home, it’s still a communication platform I cherish. It’s my own little sandbox where I can talk, broadcast, and play to my heart’s content. Soon I think I’ll start a series of posts on my favorite things, so y’all come back now, ya hear.
The comebacks keep ‘a comin’! After yet another absence, Scrappy is back at the mic again with his patented mix of tunes. Featuring tracks from the likes of They Might Be Giants, the recently reunited Jayhawks, Big Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and a new track from Peter Bjorn and John, Scrappy is happy to share his musical favorites and finds. The music might take you places you’ve never been before. So come on everybody, let Scrappy take you to Booty City!
Turning 30 is traditionally a time when folks look both behind and forward to see if they are where they want to be in life. With podcast 30 now available, I thought I’d take the opportunity to ask some questions myself.
So to celebrate podcast number 30, I’m putting up the first ever Broadcasting From Home listener survey! That’s right, now’s your chance to tell me what you really think – Do I talk too much on the podcast? do I play too much Yo La Tengo and not enough Celine Dion?
AND as a special bonus, not only do you get to voice your opinion, those who want can be entered into a drawing to win one of two copies of a very special CD that I’ve been saving for this very occasion. So, you get to sound off and win at the same time.
On podcast number 30 Scrappy celebrates in song the legalization of gay marriage in New York. He also remembers musical pioneer Gil Scott-Heron. This week’s podcast also features the likes of The Generationals, Passion Pit, Lee Morgan, Two Nice Girls, The Rolling Stones, and much, much more.
After a two month absence (and three weeks in rehab), Scrappy’s back at the helm with his trademark mix that takes you from great American rock ‘n roll to cheesy Bollywood dance music all in one set.
Featuring a new track from Emmylou Harris, the soulful crooning of Richard Hawley, and tracks from Dirty Projectors and Local Natives that were given the thumbs-up by Scrappy’s 20-year-old daughter with discerning taste, Scrappy hopes you’ll forgive him for his leaving you in the musical lurch for so long. Oh, and as always, the request lines are open.
Why is the podcast going up on a Wednesday and not a Sunday you ask? Why Daddyo was hacked and Scrappy just got everything up and running. Yes that’s right – hacked! Michigan Governor Rick Snyder tried to take over Daddyo.com the way he’s taken over the town of Benton Harbor. But Scrappy fought back against the jackboot of tyranny and once again Daddyo.com and Broadcasting From Home are back on the air with a message of freedom and great music.
Now that the show is finally up, this week’s podcast is entitled Pop Goes The Podcast! That’s right, this week’s podcast features all sorts of fun, upbeat, offbeat and jangly music. Featuring pop gems from Ben Folds, Paul Westerberg, Jump, Queen, Spoon and other bands with one word names, come join Scrappy with this week’s mix of pop delights.