Trailer Alert: Hip-Hop Evolution

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Hip hop’s origins are explored in a 4 part dynamic television docu-series on HBO…like the Genesis beginning or rap (actually not even rap…it wasn’t anything when it first started). Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash beginnings. Not to fret though (OUR golden era…Tribe, De La etc. appear in the third episode. Yes!).

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Hidden Gem: Florence + The Machine “Wish That You Were Here”

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Some bands…say U2, Radiohead, R.E.M. for example you pay em to change up their sound. Gimme something different, yo!
Other bands like Florence + The Machine you quietly urge em to keep the same sound/style. With Wish That You Were Here Florence positively responds to that urge:

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Illuminated Chronicles: DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels “Nobody Speak”

Now this is how you create a fantastic music video!

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TBT: Beans

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Beans, beans, the musical fruit
The more you eat, the more you fart
The more you toot, the better you feel…

Sing It:

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Hidden Gem: The Record Company “Feels So Good”

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Utterly infectious. No control. Let’s be bad together because it just “Feels So Good.”

Remember when rock n roll was…dangerous? It outraged parents, offended church groups! They shot Elvis from the waist up…ok sure, we watched that on YouTube. Still.

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Illuminated Chronicles: Talking Funny

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Back in 2011 HBO aired a Ricky Gervais produced comedy special: 49 minutes of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. analyzing comedy and breaking down stand up. If you’ve seen Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee it’s sorta like that only stationary. (You know…Comedians in Cars aired in 2012 and I can’t help but wonder if Talking Funny sparked or even influenced Seinfeld’s new show).

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Soar Like A Hawk

Today!!! I finally witnessed one of the last great American superheroes…I saw Tony Hawk live. And it was spectacular; sweeter than Mountain Dew if that’s possible.

To see a man soar, defying gravity and all that threatens to keep us down. I hope the kids who were watching took notice…they’ll be starting school soon and it’s back to colouring in the lines…whatever that’s all about.

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TBT: Spider Senses Tingling

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

The greatest life lesson I picked up as a kid…always listen to when your Spider Senses are tingling…

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Afternoon Delight

Went to Popeyes for lunch and to my childish delight the disinterested cashier said: “Your order number is 69.” I giggled; she didn’t care.

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Host Haiku In Session With…The Young Novelists

As inspired by listening to The Young Novelists’ Made Us Strangers

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