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Happy New Year from Inside The Gates Radio!

For those who were all set to listen to our first Sunday of the year and decade live shows on January 5, we had to postpone due to the POA Lodge losing their internet connection.  The program planned for last Sunday, will now be aired this coming Sunday, January 12.

Shiraz Alikhan's San Francisco Nights starts at 4:30 p.m.   He will dive into the great bands and artists from the Bay Area from back in the 60s and 70s.  This coming Sunday he will be imparting some fun information about the songs and the artists, including how some of the more notable musical icons got their names.  Shiraz not only knows the music from that era he lived it!  Enjoy the ride!

Craig Looney's, Looney's Tunes kicks off immediately following Shiraz at 6:30 p.m. Join me as I explore the 'music of our lifetimes', reaching back as far as 1960 for a classic you all know, but also sharing some great songs from each decade since.  Some of the stories will give you a fun, new perspective on the songs...and maybe even appreciate them just a little bit more!

In my opening monologue, I share some insights about what constitutes "great' music.  While one does not have to really analyze why they love a certain song or artist, there are probably very good reasons why that may be the case.  I look for music that meets the criteria of what you and I enjoy in assembling the extensive Inside The Gates Radio library.  If you are wondering how our library got to where it is today and where it may be going tomorrow, please catch my opening right at 6:30.

recordsWondering further about the show?  Have a go at these...

*One music critic described this track as a 'perfect rock song...an anthem" featuring one of the best opening keyboard riffs in rock.  1981 was the year and this song explores a directional area of Detroit, Michigan, which in this case defaults to the Canadian city of Windsor.

*The great Delbert McClinton played the harmonica on this classic track from back in 1961.  A little known artist and group at that time, namely John Lennon and The Beatles was so impressed with the harmonica intro, he asked McClinton how to play it.  A year later it showed up on a song.  A couple of guesses here...Name the track from 1961, and the song it then showed up on later.

*This cryptic, apocalyptic anti-war track was basically written on the author and performer's boat.  But there were multiple songwriters and as they put it, they 'imagined ourselves as the few survivors, escaping on a boat to create a new civilization'.  The song was played at the Woodstock Festival.  Name the band and the song.

*This well-known song uses a basketball game as a metaphor for a romance.  Because of said basketball references, it was used in NBA promos in the mid-1980's.  This is one of the group's favorite songs!.  Name the tune and the band.

The answers to these and so much more on next Sunday's version of Looney's Tunes.

And of course, there will be a great 'Battle Of The Bands".  Last battle, the hardest working man in show business, James Brown edged out the great Wilson Pickett by one solitary vote...our closest contest to date.  Text me your choice and any comments you may have.

We always look forward to spending some quality music time with you.  Please also check out our website as the blog is updated with fun facts each week and you can check out the myriad of ways to connect with us.

Our website address....  www.insidethegatesradio.com

Catch you on Sunday!

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