Bands and musicians

Bios and stories about the artists we feature

FTV; Bun E. Carlos

 His real name is Brad.  Brad Carlson.  His father owned a roofing business in Rockford, Illinois and by all accounts, he probably should have ended up working in the family business.  Back in 1927, his grandfather had helped put the roof on the building where Brad would eventually attend Junior High so it was certainly […]

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FTV: Quit the Band?

    I quit band once.  Junior High band.  It was a misunderstanding and I really didn’t quit, but for some reason everyone thought I did.  Everybody expected our mean old band director to get someone to quit;   it was always the director “who made them quit.”   No one had quit since early in the school year, […]

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FTV: Du Hast or Du Hasst?

There are some bands that I have avoided over the years, Rammstein being one of them.  I only heard a track or two from them in the past and had written them off as a ‘too’ band:  too industrial sounding, too repetitious, too German, and just plain too foreign for me to like.  More recently, […]

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FTV: Snow Day!

    It started as a simple link sent from our old roving NASA educator buddy Ralph Winrich.  It was just a clip he had seen on the internet and thought we might be interested.   I can’t say that I am captivated by too many viral videos that pop up here and there.  It seems that there […]

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