Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ECU Musicology Vol. 4 - Auld Lang Syne

An ECU Musicology lesson about a song you're sure to hear tonight: Auld Lang Syne
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Make sure you're not unprepared for this evening's festivities and surprise everyone with your superb recollection of Auld Lang Syne's lyrics:

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And long, long ago.

And for long, long ago, my dear
For long, long ago,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For long, long ago

And surely youll buy your pint-jug!
And surely I'll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For long, long ago.

We two have run about the hills
And pulled the daisies fine;
But we've wandered manys the weary foot
Since long, long ago.

We two have paddled in the stream,
From morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
Since long, long ago.

And there's a hand, my trusty friend!
And give us a hand of yours!
And we'll take a deep draught of good-will
For long, long ago.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Anchors & Sleigh

An Ear Candy Update podcast recorded on location at the Fort Meade Navy Detachment barracks with Sailors who couldn't make it home for Christmas.

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From Long Beach to Colorado Springs, from Missoula to Muskgeon, our servicemen and women come from across America. Some can't make it home to their families and friends. So, we decided we'd do a show to them and for them with their help. We took their dedications and shout outs and solicited the help of any and all Defense Information School graduates to help us out on Christmas Eve. The support was overwhelming.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ear Candy Update for Dec. 22

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The tracks:
Lighting Bolt - Jake Bugg
Sugar On Top - The Dirtbombs
Pretty Green - White Denim
We Could Be Blood - Young Knives
Heavy Bells - J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Open Up (That's Enough) - Dead Weather
The Legend of Taco Cobbler - Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae
Keep It Cool - Kelela
Little Lovin' - Lissie
Swear to God the Devil Made Me Do It - The Front Bottoms
Penitentiary - Houndmouth
The Great Defector - Bell X1

Saturday, December 14, 2013

ECU Musicology Vol. 3 - The Savage Saga of the Guitar Solo

An ECU Musicology episode that explores and explains the history of the guitar solo.
Dedicated to 11-year-old gunslinger Christian Trent who still believes.

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One of the most valuable gems of Western music is the guitar solo. This is its journey through more than 60 years of popular music.

The  riffs and solos:
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode1958
Keith Richards - Satisfaction - 1965
John Lennon - Day Tripper - 1965
Pete Townshend - Pinball Wizard - 1969
Hank Marvin - Apache - 1960
Jim Fuller - Wipeout - 1963
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - 1968
Carlos Santana - Black Magic Woman - 1968
Jimmy Page - Whole Lotta Love - 1969
Brian May - Bohemian Rhapsody - 1975
Eric Clapton - Layla - 1971
Angus Young - Highway to Hell - 1979
Mark Knopfler - Sultans of Swing - 1978
Neal Schon - Don't Stop Believin' - 1981
Randy Rhodes - Crazy Train - 1980
Eddie Van Halen - Beat It - 1983
Nuno Bettencourt - Play With Me - 1989
Slash - Sweet Child 'O Mine - 1988
Kurt Cobain - In Bloom - 1992
Billie Joe Armstrong - When I Come Around - 1995
Jerry Horton - Last Resort - 1999
Johnny Greenwood - Paranoid Android - 1997
Tom Morello - Killing in the Name - 1992
Matt Bellamy - Plug In Baby - 2001
Jack White - Icky Thump - 2007
Josh Homme - Make It Wit Chu - 2007
Dan Auerbach - Tighten Up - 2010
John Mayer - Belief - 2006
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower - 1968

Sunday, December 8, 2013


An Ear Candy Update podcast marking one year of my sobriety.

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It's been a year? One whole year? Holy Moses! Indeed, it's been one truly remarkable learning experience. I'm recalling the lyrics from Steppenwolf's "It's Never Too Late:"
It's never too late to start all over again
To love the people you caused the pain
And help them learn your name
Oh, no, not too late, it's never too late to start all over again
That's really what this year has been about for me. I'm learning how to really live, quietly, peacefully and with purpose. Thank you for being a part of the experience. I genuinely and deeply appreciate it.

If you have any suggestions, bitches, gripes, complaints or praise, email me right here: Earcandyupdate@gmail.com

The tracks:

  • Mr. E's Beautiful Blues - The Eels
  • Human Touch - Bruce Springsteen
  • This is the Day - The The
  • Today - Smashing Pumpkins
  • Shower Your Love - Kula Shaker
  • Old Habits Die Hard - Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Sheryl Crow
  • Hold On - Alabama Shakes
  • If I May - Blackalicious
  • Doing the Unstuck - The Cure
  • Yes I Will - Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Soulshine - Allman Brothers Band
  • Soul Singing - The Black Crowes
  • End of the Line - The Traveling Wilburys
  • I Don't Know - Ryan Bingham & Dead Horses
  • Don't Stop Believing - Journey
  • Be Here Now - Ray LaMontagne
  • Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  • Try and Try Again - Billy Joe Shaver

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ear Candy Update Musicology Vol. 2 - Wreck of the Old 97

This edition of Ear Candy Update Musicology is about the legendary train wreck at the heart of a classic song.

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Old 97 was a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail which ran from DC to Hot 'Lanta. On September 27, 1903 while en route from Monroe, Virginia, to Spencer, North Carolina, the train derailed at Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia. The wreck inspired a famous railroad ballad, which was the focus of a convoluted copyright lawsuit but became legendary in the country music world.

The wreck of Old 97 occurred when the engineer, a 33 year old Joseph A. ("Steve") Broady, was operating the train at high speed in order to stay on schedule and arrive at Spencer on time. You see Fast Mail had a reputation for never being late. Old 97 was behind schedule when it left DC and was one hour late when it arrived in Monroe, Virginia. When the train pulled into Lynchburg, Virginia there were 18 men aboard. Eleven of them died and seven were injured.

At Monroe, Broady's bosses instructed him to get the Fast Mail to Spencer. The normal running time from Monroe to Spencer was four hours, fifteen minutes at 39 mph. The train's would have to average 51. Broady's plan was to maintain speed through Franklin Junction, an intermediate stop normally made during the run. This is literally a train, speed, time algerbra equation. Dammit!

The route between Monroe and Spencer was rolling terrain packed with danger from a combination of grades and tight curves. Posted signs warned engineers to watch their speed. However, in his quest to stay on time, Broady rapidly descended the heavy grade that ended at the 45-foot high Stillhouse Trestle, which spanned Stillhouse Branch. He couldn't reduce speed as he approached the curve leading into the trestle. The entire train derailed and plunged into the ravine below.

The wreck of the Old 97 served as inspiration for balladeers, the most famous being the ballad first recorded commercially by Virginia musicians G. B. Grayson and Henry Whitter. Vernon Dalhart's version was released in 1924 and is sometimes cited as the first million-selling country music release in the American record industry. Since then, "Wreck of the Old 97" has been recorded by numerous artists, including The Statler Brothers (feat. Johnny Cash), Charlie Louvin of The Louvin Brothers, Pink Anderson, David Holt, Flatt and Scruggs, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, Chuck Ragan, Hank Williams III, Patrick Sky, Nine Pound Hammer, Boxcar Willie, Lonnie Donegan, The Seekers, Bert Southwood, Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer, Carolyn Hester and Hank Snow, as well as Portland, Maine Celtic punk band The Pubcrawlers.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stand Up and Holler - Strange Tales of Country Funk

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The period of musical growth from 1966 to 1969 was and remains unmatched in the realm of popular music. The landscape was changing at a feverish rate throughout the rock and roll world. Country music however is a traditional form and traditionalists didn't get the name for nothing. That's exactly why the outlaw country movement gets the attention it does.

That's also why none of these songs did well on the country charts. They were either too funky, too modern, or frankly, too black. The time wasn't right. That was then. Here we are right now though, about to go headlong into music you've probably never heard anything like.

I hope you have as much fun down the rabbit hole as I did.

-Jason Thompson, August 2013

 The tracks:
  1. L.A. Memphis Tyler Texas - Dale Hawkins
  2. Hello L.A., Bye-Bye Birmingham - John Randolph Marr
  3. Georgia Morning Dew - Johnny Adams
  4. Lucas Was A Redneck - Mac Davis
  5. Light Blue - Bob Darin
  6. I'm Gonna Make Her Love Me - Jim Ford
  7. Hawg Frog - Cray Fox
  8. Fire And Brimstone - Link Wray
  9. Street People - Bobby Charles
  10. Funky Business  - Cherokee
  11. Stud Spider - Tony Joe White
  12. Piledriver - Dennis the Fox
  13. Ohoopee River Bottomland - Larry Jon Wilson
  14. He Made A Woman Out Of Me - Bobbie Gentry
  15. Bayou Country - Gritz
  16. I Walk On Gilded Splinters - Johnny Jenkins

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Authentic Material

Dedicated to J.J. Cale. Requiescat in pace

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The idea was to do a show about cover songs. The problem with that is there are far too many stone cold brilliant covers out there to make this show come in at a reasonable time. During my preparations for Hari Kari I had an insight. How about I do a show during which I blast the original versions of fantastic covers. So then I began the research. I had NO idea Istanbul (Not Constantinople) was a cover by They Might Be Giants. Stunned. And Jet Airliner? Who knew? This was an absolutely brilliant time to put together. I hope you're still capable of awe and I certainly hope you turn all these up. Maybe even dance a little bit.


The tracks:

  1. Good Lovin' - The Olympics    
  2. Do-Wah-Diddy - The Exciters    
  3. The Twist - Hank Ballard    
  4. The Tide is High - The Paragons    
  5. Police & Thieves - Junior Murvin    
  6. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - The Four Lads    
  7. I've Got My Mind Set On You - James Ray    
  8. Hanging On the Telephone - The Nerves    
  9. (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw    
  10. New York Groove - Hello    
  11. I Love Rock 'N Roll  - The Arrows and Friends    
  12. Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade    
  13. Jet Airliner - Paul Pena    
  14. Me And Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson    
  15. The Long Black Veil - Lefty Frizzell    
  16. Piece of My Heart - Erma Franklin    
  17. Time Is On My Side - Irma Thomas   
  18. Hard To Handle - Otis Redding    
  19. Mambo #5 - Perez Prado Orchestra    
  20. Kitty - Racey    
  21. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding - Brinsley Schwarz    
  22. Louie Louie - Richard Berry    
  23. I Want Candy - The Strangeloves    
  24. I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James & The Shondells    
  25. Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton    
  26. Downtown Train - Tom Waits     
  27. After Midnight - J.J. Cale

Sunday, July 21, 2013

This. Not That.

An Ear Candy Update packed with deep album cuts from Hall of Fame artists and future legends.

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I've received hundreds of emails begging, pleading for classic rock artists on this show. Each time the response is the same. If you want classic rock go ahead and turn on the classic rock radio station and get your fill. The ECU podcast doesn't provide that service. That's not our hustle. Then my friend Grouchy Pete came to me with a proposal. He offered his vision of "This. Not that."

The premise is simple: offer amazing music more indicative of a band's body of work. For example, you COULD play AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long." It's a beast. It's classic. But "If You Want Blood," might just be where it's at. No one plays that song on the radio and outside of a small scene in "Empire Records" it's resigned to the shelves of vinyl fans and is lost in the muck and mire.

Grouchy and I are resolved to help you out. We provide a public service here. So for Grouchy, for fans of the deep cut, for the folks that really know their power chords, we present this episode.

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The tracks:

  1. If You Want Blood - AC/DC
  2. Tattooed Love Boys - The Pretenders
  3. Erotic City - Prince
  4. Radio Gaga - Queen
  5. Behind the Sun - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  6. Only In Dreams - Weezer
  7. That's How Strong My Love Is - Otis Redding
  8. Crush With Eyeliner - R.E.M.
  9. Bullet the Blue Sky - U2
  10. The Bends - Radiohead
  11. Living on a Thin Line - The Kinks
  12. The Seeker - The Who
  13. Nobody Told Me - John Lennon
  14. Tide is High - Blondie
  15. Sheena is a Punk Rocker - The Ramones
  16. Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
  17. Guns of Brixton - The Clash
  18. She's a Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
  19. The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie
  20. When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ECU Musicology Vol. 1 - House of the Rising Sun

The first in a series of ECU musicology lessons exploring music history. This inaugural show dives into the origin of the Animals' classic 1964 electrified folk song "House of the Rising Sun." The song's lyrics are set in New Orleans, the melody comes from the English countryside and the earliest recordings come from Appalachia. And of course, was there ever an actual House of the Rising Sun.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

I'd Tell You To Go To Hell But I Never Want to See You Again

The Ear Candy Update Break Up podcast with special guest Dan Burkhardt

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A break up is a difficult, painful, soul-crushing, suffocating life event. We replay events in our heads. We burn lean tissue into the night trying to figure out where it went wrong. Sometimes we relish the break up. We look forward to not having suck our will to live out of us anymore.

In any event, there are myriad facets to a break up and we can't pretend that we touched on all of them here. This is clearly from two men's point of view. That said, I think we got damned close.

If you have any suggestions, bitches, gripes, complaints or praise, email me right here: Dukewilbury@gmail.com


The tracks:
  1. Undone - The Sweater Song - Weezer
  2. Radio - Alkaline Trio
  3. Oil & Water - Incubus
  4. Anna (Go to Him) - The Beatles
  5. Going to California - Led Zeppelin
  6. Buried Myself Alive - The Used
  7. Property - Say Anything
  8. Don't Speak - No Doubt
  9. Uno - Muse
  10. Next Girl - The Black Keys
  11. I'm a Long Gone Daddy - Hank Williams
  12. Don't Play That Song - Ben E. King
  13. Heartbreaker - Alabama Shakes
  14. It Ain't Me Babe - Bob Dylan
  15. There Goes My Baby - The Walkmen
  16. Everything Reminds Me of Her - Elliott Smith
  17. Change the Locks - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ear Candy Update for June 23, 2013

A new podcast packed with fresh new music for your ear holes.

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Today we celebrate new goodness and music that should be played on modern commercial radio. Well, to heck with them. We know what good music is and as you know, it's our mission to share it with you.

If you have any suggestions, bitches, gripes, complaints or praise, email Duke right here: Dukewilbury@gmail.com


The tracks:
  1. Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) - The Vaccines
  2. Die Little Love (Menthol 100's Version) -   Xray Eyeballs
  3. Break Every Heart I Can - Eli "Paperboy" Reed
  4. Break The Walls - Fitz and The Tantrums
  5. Revolution - Dr. John
  6. Execution in Autumn - Wu-Tang Clan
  7. Global Concepts - Robert DeLong
  8. Don't Cry Baby Blue - Low Cut Connie
  9. Unbelievers - Vampire Weekend
  10. The Only Place - Best Coast
  11. Lost Highway - The Replacements
  12. Partners In Crime - The Strokes
  13. I Like It - Foxy Shazam
  14. Hot Summer Night - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
  15. Here Comes the Sun - Yuna
  16. I Still Believe - Frank Turner

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Vinyl Oldies Childhood

An Ear Candy Update pulled directly from my collection of oldies vinyl 45s.

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For years I've been assembling a collection of 45 rpm records that best help me remember the joy and wonder of my childhood. I tuned out the Top 40 and tuned into 94.9 WIBM out of East Lansing, Michigan. WIBM was the very first oldies radio station in America. They focused  on tunes from the birth of rock and roll until the end of the British Invasion. You were gonna hear "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," but not "Purple Haze." Time went by, the station got reformatted, I moved away, life went on. But those sounds stuck with me, guided me, formed a bedrock upon which I would continue to build my House of Wax. I put just 18 of these 45s through the digital conversion process but they're 18 amazing tracks. You get to hear all the snaps, crackles and pops for the authentic feel. Thanks for listening - Jason 
The tracks:

  1. Let's Dance - Chris Montez
  2. Little Bit o' Soul - The Music Explosion
  3. Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
  4. I Can See for Miles - The Who
  5. Glad All Over - The Dave Clark Five
  6. Five O'Clock World - The Vogues
  7. The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters
  8. Come and Go With Me - The Del-Vikings
  9. The Boy from New York City - The Ad Libs
  10. Bend Me, Shape Me - The American Breed
  11. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - Jay & The Techniques
  12. The Wonder of You - Elvis
  13. In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  14. Rhythm of the Rain - The Cascades
  15. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
  16. Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
  17. Sweet City Woman - The Stampeders 
  18. The Rapper - The Jaggerz

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lenny Bruce is Not Afraid

"Take away the right to say "fuck" and you
take away the right to say 'Fuck the government.'"

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The tracks:
The Meaning of Obscenity - Lenny Bruce
Context for the Word Fag - Chris Rock
The Word Muthafucka - Bernie Mac
Tits vs. Ass - Louis Katz
Cockblock - Amy Schumer
Craigslist - Aziz Ansari
Clean Filth - Patton Oswalt
Last Girlfriend - Christopher Titus
Fart Game in the Tub - Eddie Murphy
Pre-Bully Your Own Kids - Kevin Hart
Grandparents - Bill Cosby
Suck a Bag of Dicks - Louis C.K.
America the Augmented - Daniel Tosh
Never Been to Prison - Todd Barry
Why Terrorists Won't Take Black People Hostage - Dave Chappelle
Religion - Bill Hicks
Funny As Hell - Anthony Jeselnik
Blacking Out and Making Money - John Mulaney
Gay Marriage - Louis C.K.
Blah Blah Blah - Lenny Bruce
Three Easy Payments - Mitch Hedberg
Wish a Motherfucker Would - Cedric the Entertainer
Wack Writing - Hannibal Buress
Richard Pryor Medley

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ben Franklin Had Soul

The sound of Philly Soul

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Philly Soul was one of the most popular forms of soul music in the early '70s. Building on the steady groove of Hi Records and Stax/Volt singles, Philly soul added sweeping strings, seductive horns, and lush arrangements to the deep rhythms. As a result, it was much smoother -- even slicker -- than the deep soul of the late '60s, but the vocals remained as soulful as any previous form of R&B. Philly soul was primary a producer's medium, as Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff and Thom Bell created the instrumental textures that came to distinguish the genre. That isn't to short-change the vocalists, since the Spinners, the O'Jays, Harold Melvin & he Blue Notes, and the Stylistics were among many fine soul singers with distinctive voices, but the sonic elements that made Philly soul distinctive were the creation of the producers. Gamble & Huff worked with the Delfonics, Archie Bell, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and the O'Jays; Bell produced the Spinners and the Stylistics, among others. The highly produced sound of Philly soul paved the way for the studio constructions of disco and urban contemporary R&B.

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The tracks:
  1. Expressway to Your Heart - The Soul Survivors 
  2. Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  3. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
  4. Do It Any Way You Wanna - People's Choice
  5. For the Love of Money - The O'Jays
  6. Only the Strong Survive - Jerry Butler
  7. Maybe - The Three Degrees
  8. You're the Reason Why - The Ebonys
  9. Love T.K.O. - Teddy Pendergrass
  10. Drowning in the Sea of Love - Joe Simon
  11. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) - The Delfonics
  12. You Are Everything - The Stylistics
  13. Ooh Child - Dee Dee Sharp Gamble
  14. Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
  15. I'll Be Around - The Spinners
  16. I Can't Stop Dancing - Archie Bell & The Drells

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Citizen Duke Rides Again

The Lost Duke Q. Wilbury Session

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As far as we can tell this is a recording from sometime in May approximately 7 or 8 years ago from a now defunct Midwest college campus radio station, most likely in the Big Ten. Duke seems to have been fired during the recording but we're not sure if this is a gimmick of his or if it actually happened. He claims he was fired because he played an unedited recording of Public Enemy's "Shut 'Em Down," but that particular version doesn't appear to have anything in it that would necessitate firing.

Our audio gurus have cleaned up the audio very well. There is some echo and the originals were slightly over-modulated, but hey, that's college radio.

If you have any suggestions, bitches, gripes, complaints or praise, email Duke right here: Dukewilbury@gmail.com


The tracks:
Gimme Danger - The Stooges
Raising Hell - Run DMC
No Friend Of Mine - The Sparkles
Orgasm Addict - The Buzzcocks
Lies - The Knickerbockers
The Hippy Hippy Shake - Chan Romero
13 Woman - Rennegade
You Burn Me Up & Down - We The People
Victoria - The Kinks
The Seeker - The Who
Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
Shut 'Em Down - Public Enemy
Bad Little Woman - Shadows Of Knight
The Train Kept A-Rollin' - Johnny Burnette
Shape Of Things To Come - Max Frost & The Troopers
A Question Of Temperature - The Balloon Farm
Beat on the Brat - The Ramones

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ain't No Party Like a Boston Tea Party

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We don't do news media coverage here. We don't do politics. We do footstomping music. We do ass shaking. We do honesty, and honestly, the Boston marathon bombing spooked the shit out of us. Here we go again? Maybe. I don't know. Television news will kill you if you let it and I'm not interested in being told what to be afraid of.

So... for Beantown, for Boston, the Revolution, for one of America's oldest cities and most culturally awesome. I'll be there to reenlist on USS Constitution over the 4th of July weekend. If you'll be in New England come find me. First ginger ale is on me.

In the meanwhile, here's some suggestions from my friends Pete and Rosa who met, fell in love, and got married in Beantown.

Rosa: The Breakfast Club Diner. Not sure if it's technically in Allston or Watertown, but it's this cute little train car diner that has 80's movie posters up on the walls, plays 80's music, and has breakfast specials named after the characters in The Breakfast Club (like "The Nerd" is an egg white omelette, "The Princess" is a waffle with strawberries and whipped cream, and "The Jock" has three different kinds of meat).

Pete: Newbury comics on Newbury St. Naturally. I also loved Daisy Buchanans there. A walk across the Commons on a spring day is a quiet kind of to-do, but I never missed a chance to do it. People go to Michaels for world famous pastry, when Bova is cooler and tastier and open late late at night.

Rosa: Kendall Square Theater--not sure if this place even still exists--shows inde films and is a favorite place of Stephen King's to visit (when he's not at a Sox game).

Pete: The feeling of sitting in a seat at Fenway is incomparable. No matter how cliche.
Faneuil Hall is touristy but a nice place to shop and eat and still be surrounded by history. Statue of Sam Adams is there. Nearby is the Bell in Hand, nations oldest continuously running bar and nearby is a quietly powerful and beautiful Holocaust memorial.
I used to start in Faneuil and walk to the Back Bay. Bar/restaurant then record or consignment shop over and over for 3-4 hours.

As always, if you have bitches, gripes, compliments, or concerns, give me a shout at dukewilbury@gmail.com

The tracks:
Debaser - Pixies
Someday I Suppose - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
King Of The Jailhouse - Aimee Mann
Freak Scene - Dinosaur Jr
Tessie - Dropkick Murphys
Blue Thunder - Galaxie 500
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Copland: Tender Land Suite - Party Scene - Boston Symphony Orchestra
Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers
Scars and Stiches - Guster
Super Sex - Morphine
Nutty (Bruin's Theme) - Dropkick Murphys
Dirty Water - The Standells
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
St. Elsewhere
Come And Get It - Eli "Paperboy" Reed
Divine Hammer - The Breeders
That's When I Reach For My Revolver - Mission Of Burma
The Shot Heard 'Round the World - Schoohouse Rocks!
Boston Tea Party - Stan Freberg
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere - Stan Freberg
Boston (My Home Town) - Freddy Boom BoomCannon

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ear Candy Update for April 7, 2013

Brand new cuts for you to shake your ass and pump your fist.

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Download for iTunes here:
Ear Candy Update April-7-2013.mp3

If you have any comments, questions, concerns, bitches, gripes or burning missives, email me here: dukewilbury@gmail.com

The tracks:
The Baddest Man Alive - The Black Keys & RZA
Dollars in the Night - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Global Concepts - Robert DeLong
Marriage Doesn't Suck, You Do - Ben Roy
Transistor Cowboy - Prince Fatty & The Mutant Hifi
Hard Groove - Shamaizadeh
All the Time - The Strokes
Radio Hook Word Hit - The Replacements
Flight 180- Bishop Allen
Close to My Fire - Slackwax feat. Anna Leyne
Pumpkin Pie - The California Honeydrops
Letter Devine - Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Blak and Blu - Gary Clark Jr.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Bottle Is Empty

An Ear Candy Update about child abuse, depression, suicide, alcoholism, rehab, and recovery.

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Stream online here: 

Download for iTunes here:
The Bottle is Empty.mp3

My first broadcast as me. Duke Wilbury is in hiding, his whereabouts currently unknown. This podcast was too important, to personally significant to hide behind the Duke.

This show is about what caused my descent into alcoholism, and my fight back. It's all here, more or less, in a way that may offend some, provide clarity for others, and maybe, just maybe be an inspiration for others to get some help.

You can do that here:

If you'd like to contact me directly you can do that here:

Here are the tracks:

  1. Help! - The Beatles
  2. 63% - Christopher Titus
  3. Mother's Little Helper - The Rolling Stones
  4. Animal - Pearl Jam
  5. Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
  6. Hold My Life - The Replacements
  7. What's the Frequency, Kenneth - R.E.M.
  8. Cure for Pain - Morphine
  9. Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
  10. Just a Thought - Gnarls Barkley
  11. Strawberry - Everclear
  12. Working Class Hero - John Lennon
  13. Weigh, Hey and Up She Rises - The Irish Rovers
  14. San Diego Serenade - Tom Waits
  15. Slipping Away - The Rolling Stones
  16. A Kiss Before I Go - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
  17. Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space - Spiritualized
  18. Where is My Mind? - The Pixies
  19. Lithium - Nirvana
  20. Mr. Self Destruct - Nine Inch Nails
  21. Bring the Pain - Method Man
  22. Lost Highway - Hank Williams
  23. The Good Times are Killing Me - Modest Mouse
  24. I Miss Drinking - Ben Roy
  25. Suicidal Thoughts - Notorious B.I.G.
  26. Ball & Chain - Social Distortion
  27. Can't Stand Me Now - The Libertines
  28. Bad - U2
  29. A Long December - Counting Crows
  30. Games People Play - Joe South
  31. Life By the Drop - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  32. Reason to Believe - Bruce Springsteen
  33. Peace in the Valley - Alabama 3
  34. Times Like These - Foo Fighters