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From the LuxuriaMusic Archives - BACKBEAT: Earl Palmer's Story

Session Drummer Earl Palmer passed away on Friday at the the age of 84. Culled from the LuxuriaMusic archives, this is Guy Benoit's review of Mr. Palmer's autobiography, "Backbeat -  Earl Palmer's Story," that we first published back in 2000.
You have heard Earl Palmer



You have heard Earl Palmer.

You've heard Earl Palmer even if you've never heard of Earl Palmer. One of the most imitated musicians of the 20th Century, Palmer is a drummer of astonishing ability.

The Gong Show

VISUALIZE JAYE P. MORGAN HERE. Thanks, everyone, who stopped by to listen during my Sid & Marty Krofft Show. Everyone seemed to enjoy the Kaptain Kool & the Kongs Gong Show segment and so did I. How it worked: I played the CD in its entirety. If three people in the chatroom typed "GONG!" the song was cut off and we went to the next one, no questions asked. Considering this was a Kaptain Kool LP, I think it was nothing short of a miracle that we made it through something like 38.7% of the tunes. That group sucks! Anyway, I will be keeping The Gong Show as a semi-regular segment on Bubblegum & Other Delights (every Friday at 7). My hope is that we can get on Stickam and use pots and pans as visual gongs.

Sunshine Second Anniversary Today @ 4PM (PDT) on Luxuria!

Yes, it is Monday once again and I bring you news of the newest edition of my Internet radio program, "Come To The Sunshine," episode #48.

Today's show is very special for me because it marks the two year mark of when I started this unlikely venture. I never thought I would come so far with this thing and how much it would come to mean to me. Over the last two years, I've spun nearly 2000 songs by more than 500 different artists, mostly from vinyl, mostly in mono and mostly to the detriment of all my free time! Nevertheless, I have been a very proud presenter of this, the music that means so very much to me. A big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to listen and help over these 50 some concept shows - I truly appreciate you being there to share.

Ah! Un Poco De Live!

Sometimes we've gotta wonder about "C'mon Live A Little" host Derrick Bostrom: is he lazy, stupid or just inconsiderate? 

Sid & Marty Party!


This Friday's Bubblegum & Other Delights will be a Krofft Supershow of sorts as I celebrate the wacky duo that warped '70s Saturday mornings for me and children everywhere. I'll be playing songs from Sid & Marty soundtracks such as Pufnstuf and The Bugaloos, as well as theme songs for their other psychedelic shows. Got a request or three? Help me, Jimmy, help me! Just hit the Comments button and type them in by Thursday afternoon and I'll try to track them down. PS: The magic (mongo) happens at 7 p.m. on Friday. Becky

Artist Lynne Naylor's "Arlice's Odyssey" Palm Springs Exhibition!

M Modern Gallery is having the opening of "Arlice's OdysseyTM", a solo exhibition of new works by Lynne Naylor. The show opens Saturday September 13th from 7-10pm at M Modern Gallery, and will continue throughout the month of October.

Twelve beautiful new paintings* follow the fantastical adventures of enchanted orphan ArliceTM, and her encounters with magical creatures and mystical lands on her never-ending travels.

These amazing new pieces will form the first installment of Lynne Naylor's upcoming illustrated story book series "Arlice's Odyssey", due for publication in 2009. 

"Come To The Sunshine" celebrates Sal Valentino's Birthday with a Beau Brummels Spectacular!

This Monday is the birthday of one of the great singers of the 1960s (and beyond): Sal Valentino. With his band, the Beau Brummels, he pioneered the folk-rock sound (scoring two hits before the Byrds even registered with "Mr. Tambourine Man"), country-rock with the ground breaking Bradley's Barn album, not to mention so much majestic, symphonic rock on Triangle.

In honor of this occasion, I have an all new episode of "Come To The Sunshine" (#47) planned for Monday (September 8th) which celebrates Sal and the Brummels starting at 4PM (PDT). We'll hear all the hits and misses, plus plenty of rarities (as well as a set of covers from the Everly Brothers, Harpers Bizarre, The New Breed and Gloria Tracy). If you are a Brummels fan you won't want to miss this one!

Please join me if you can,

dD Sound Machine will return on Friday September 19th at 9pm!~!!!!!!

Oh Kiddies, I do apologize for my absence this past month! August being the height of summertime frivolities, my social calendar was much too heavy and my home turned into a hotel.


Now dougee Dimensional returns with new tunes, new moves and the usual madcap fan that you all know and love on a Friday night!!!! 

Looking forward to getting back in touch with you all so mark the date now and hope you can listen in on the 19th!!


The Kitsch Niche Goes Back to School!

Monday, Sept. 8th - 7 to 10 pm PST:

Go BACK TO SCHOOL with the Kitsch Niche!  Strike's back with a live show!  The first segment will be all about school, and how much we loved/hated it!  Strike will lecture you with stories from his sordid educational past.  Please take notes.  There will be a quiz at the end of the show!  Don't be tardy!  As always, there will be a new, HI(gh school)LARIOUS skit at the start of the show!

And don't forget  to listen to the Classic Kitsch Niche every Saturday night from 6 - 9 pm PST!

CLASS DISMISSED!

Hazy Osterwald Jet Set

I found this album as I did most of my records — for a buck at a thrift store down in Phoenix somewhere. But I had not idea how dear it was until recently when one of my fellow deejays at LuxuriaMusic told me he’d give his life for it. Seems its lead off track, “Swinging London,” was included on the second volume of “The In-Kraut,” a popular series of groovy German pop obscurities from the sixties and seventies. Oddly enough, this album doesn’t appear to have found its way onto any of the share sites on my short list. Either nobody else has it, or the blogosphere has issued a collective thumbs down on this album.

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