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RELAX NOW BABIES, slide into the wormhole and enjoy the cosmic string...

Join us for some musical time travel, as we leap year to year, stretching back to the BEGINNING of recorded music.

It's 1959. Sun Studio reigns supreme - a bit of Ray Charles,The Drifters, and The Flamingos to kick it off.

Bounce forward to 1993. We’re in Brit pop heaven, stiiiinky grunge and golden era hip-hop.

1938. Blues run the game. We’re selling our souls to the devil live on air for the chance to be DJ masters of the universe. Lead Belly, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lester Young, Jelly Roll Morton provide the musical backdrop.

Want to swim in a warm pool of indie? 2004's the year. Ratatat, The Concretes, The Walkmen, Arthur Russell, Air, Arcade Fire, and Elliott Smith are taking off their skivvies.

1981. New Order, Visage and dare we say Duran Duran? [Duran Duran!] Regrettably no visual radio yet, so no one gets to see our cushy shoulder pads or asymmetrical haircuts.

1824. Beet. Hoven. Need we say more.

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  • Fiona Miller is back in the studio with an educational song about Rasputin. We also try very hard to not discuss morbid news, but Johan fails…

  • Elvis is everywhere in 1956. Even in Oakland according to this picture.

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  • We get a little bit lazy and narcissistic and do a 2014 show where we talk way too much (OR just the right amount) about ourselves.

  • Guest host Carla reminisces about what the year 1997 sounded like for a young lass in Spain.

  • Diana Chow guest hosts with the year 2001. Highlights include: A super productive John Frusciante, more than one early-2000s-laptop-glitchy song, frenchies and our best attempts at…

  • Right at the edge of early rock and a whole new decade. Motown is just two years young. Chuck Berry has not yet been to…

  • Terrorists attack the Munich Olympics, George Wallace is shot, antiwar demonstrations draw 100,000, Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland, and the Watergate Scandal. Surely Wranglers, dashikis, PONG, and…

  • This week Johan get some much needed assistance from Fiona Miller. We discuss lady astronauts and kidnapping Sinatras.

  • A last minute mostly-jazz episode. Enjoy!

  • Johan is 18 and the world didn't end. There's apparently a book about Jason Molina coming out soon. Check it out.  https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Molina-Riding-Erin-Osmon-ebook/dp/B06WXX8997/