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Alligator Records: A Brief History

Alligator Records recently announced their 45th Annivesary Compilation will be released on June 10, 2016.  Alligator has been one of our consistant new music pipelines and it seems appropriate to share a little of their history with our listeners.  I have read this info in various forms before, but it just hit me that label […]

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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: 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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Moses Brown’s new School is Closed video

Our friend Matt Glendinning from the Moses Brown School in Providence, RI sent along their newest ‘School is Closed’ video.  I wondered how they could possibly create something to rival last year’s Frozen parody and perhaps they can’t . . . so they took it in a different direction this year.  Instead of the joyful ‘School […]

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