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Topics to be discussed on the radio in January 2023

Friday 12/30/22

I'm preparing to go in 2023 here at the end of 2022 and that means getting a few things out of the way like setting up what I'll talk about on the radio over the first month. This is the breakdown for my half hour appearances on Downtown with Rich Kimball that occur every Tuesday at 5 PM and which are then posted on this site in the News section (not up to date--about half a year behind, but working on it and should be current in the next few days) and the On air section (which is currently up to date). Over the course of a year, I speak for a total of around twenty-five hours on various shows and podcasts. That's about how it has worked out to this juncture.

Tuesday January 3

The Night Beat episode, "I Wish You Were Dead." Oasis's Maida Vale "The Evening Session" radio appearance from December 1994. Little Eva's "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" and the Beatles' BBC cover. The bizarre May 1949 radio adaptation of It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and Elmer Fudd. The 1988 TV adaptation of W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw."

Tuesday January 10

The Night Beat episode, "A World All His Own," featuring one of the best performances of William Conrad's career. Sam Cooke's "Good Times." One of the first Rolling Stones bootlegs I ever owned, their Paris set from April 1965. The Suspense adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror." The concluding concert of Led Zeppelin's legendary run at the Boston Tea Party from January 26, 1969. Five Live Yardbirds.

Tuesday January 17

The M.R. James parody/homage, "A Warning to the Furious." The three-part Buster Keaton documentary, A Hard Act to Follow. The 1949 film, The Window, which was a precursor to Hitchcock's Rear Window. Guns N' Roses' live performance of "November Rain" from Las Vegas in January 1992 off of the new Use Your Illusion I & II box set. A conversation about which stat of one's choosing one would most like to be the all-time leader in in hockey and baseball.

Tuesday January 24

A bootleg of a Byrds radio session from Stockholm in 1967. Billie Holiday at her best in the studio in January 1957. Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC radio adaptation of "The Engineer's Thumb." The first episode of the 1981 expanded radio adaptation of Star Wars. Orson Welles in an episode of The Shadow called "The Society of the Living Dead."

Tuesday January 31

The new Jimi Hendrix release, Los Angeles Forum - April 26, 1969. Orson Welles's first radio feature from 1937, the seven-part Les Miserables. Albert Ayler's Spiritual Unity. The first performance of Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, from January 21, 1972. John Keats' "What the Thrush Said."

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