This week we take a moment and remember many of the musicians that we lost in 2022. Our good friend Tom Gilliam of the terrific Dayton band Ghost Town Silence joins Dr. J to pay tribute to those we lost last year. We will play music made, written, and produced by artists such as Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Jim Stewart (Stax Records), Jerry Allison (Buddy Holly and The Crickets), Don Wilson (The Ventures), Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), Anita Pointer (The Pointer Sisters), Jerry Lee Lewis, Dino Danelli (The Rascals), Lamont Dozier (amazing part of the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team), Joe Messina (The Funk Brothers), Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode), Mimi Parker (Low), Terry Hall (The Specials, among other projects), Ronnie Spector (legendary led vocalist of The Ronnettes), Meat Loaf, Tyronne Downie (Bob Marley & The Wailers) among many others.
Eighteenth Year Promises to be Special
2021 was a solid year for independent music which is quite remarkable given the challenges that we all faced. Music has always existed as a way for us to process the dilemmas, struggles and losses that we face in life.
We are very excited for 2022 on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative! Our 18th year doing this radio show is shaping up great! Next week on January 4th we start strong right out of the gate with special guests Lavender Honey on the YTAA program! Their atmospheric funky electro dream pop debut comes out early in the new year. Their single ‘In The Evening‘ can regularly be heard on the show! You can keep up with their plans on twitter, Instagram and their webpage.
Then our pal Paul Monnin of Age Nowhere joins us on January 11th to talk about the terrific sophomore effort ‘Age Nowhere Strikes Again‘! We were blown away by the texture and real feeling of this band’s first record, Airport Sounds. The follow-up album is another example of the fine variety of music that is consistently released on Magnaphone Records! Authentic country music is all too rare these days. You can keep an eye on Age Nowhere on Instagram! And we suggest that you do so! Tune in on the 11th and hear Dr. J chat with Paul about the new record from them!
A week later on January 18th The Touchy Feelys come in and chat about their excellent new album – ‘Break Up Songs about Staying Together‘ which was produced by The Wizard Patrick Himes at Reel Love Studios! In fact, Patrick was involved with that new music from Age Nowhere, Neo American Pioneers, The New Old-Fashioned and more this past 2021. The Touchy Feelys play with well… passion and feeling that capture the weight and of relationships. You can learn more about their music on their bandcamp page! They are also on Instagram – you have to love the video of them slicing the cake with the cover of their new record on it!
The month concludes with our good friend Tom Gilliam in the studio for our annual memorial program! As is the case every year, Tom joined us for our annual indie holiday effort, made suggestions for our ‘faves’ of 2021 shows and is kind to join us to reflect on the musicians and artists who left this realm in the past year.
And the train keeps rolling down the track because in February as we have Samantha J King in the studio to talk about her new single — coming out you on January 7th! — and playing a few songs acoustic live for us. Then later in the month of love we have Kurt Lee Wheeler in the studio to discuss his amazing record ‘On Our Way‘ and playing a show at Yellow Cab Tavern! Don’t worry, we will be talking about these upcoming shows soon.
Damn 2022 you are rocking!
Annual Indie Holiday
Next week, December 14, 2021 we will have our annual YTAA Indie Holiday show with Tom Gilliam.
We have been doing these shows for a decade or more now! We have to be honest and say that we have lost track of how many years we have been doing this special edition of YTAA.
Every year we try to celebrate the holidays in full indie music style. We will be playing originals, classic covers, and unique holiday songs on this special show. Let’s all take a moment and reflect on the fact that this has been far more than another year that has come and gone! This revolution around the sun represents a monumental achievement. We all need to embrace joy and community wherever and however we find them!
We all know that there is a lot of frustration, stress and challenges during the holidays with all the sense of overwhelming of planning, shopping, traveling, pandemic logistics and more this holiday season. Well, we believe that music makes all of us feel a little better. Let us help you relax with some great indie holiday music. If you have a suggestion for a cool holiday tune, let us know! There have been several cool original holiday songs that we can’t wait to share with you!
And as always, Dr. J can’t wait to co-host the Annual Indie Holiday Radio Show on WUDR Flyer Radio 99.5/98.1’s Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with our good friend and frequent guest on the program, Tom Gilliam, who always brings some interesting personal choices to the playlist. In addition, the talented Mrs. Dr. J has made many welcome suggestions to this program!
This year you have two chances to hear the indie holiday festivities! The original broadcast is on Tuesday, December 14th from 3-6 PM. Listen on 99.5 FM in Dayton, Ohio, USA or stream the broadcast at wudr.udayton.edu. And if that was not enough we upload the mix into our Mixcloud page! You can listen for the show in easily digestible one hour servings beginning the next day! We are very excited play new and classic indie holiday songs for you. Pour yourself a cup of coco, set up the yule log and put on your favorite holiday sweater.
See you there and Happy Holidays!
Today’s Program Best of 2018
The annual look back at the previous year in music is one of our favorite shows to do! This year Tom Gilliam joins Dr. J and Flower to play and discuss some of the best local, indie, alternative, folk, Americana, alt-country and more that came out in 2018!
We give thanks for great independent music by playing an assortment of local, Dayton, and indie songs! What songs have been so powerful on you that you cannot imagine your world without them?
During the show contribute to the discussion by giving us a call 937-229-2774 or a tweet for drjwudr with the songs that were released in 2018 that matter to you.
Join us online at wudr.udayton.edu or 99.5 & 98.1fm in Dayton, Ohio, USA!
YTAA 2017 Memorial Show
Every year Tom Gilliam and Dr. J play music from all of the musicians and artists that we lost in the previous year. 2017 was an especially challenging year with the passing of Tom Petty, Tommy Keene, Gregg Allman, Chris Cornell, Joni Sledge, Al Jarreau, Malcolm Young, Prodigy, Chester Bennington, J. Giels, Clyde Stubblefield, Glen Campbell, David Cassidy, Pete Young, Walter Becker, Mel Tellis, Butch Trucks, John Wetton, and Pat DiNizio; as well as the loss of musical trailblazers like Fats Domino and Chuck Berry.
So, join Tom and Dr. J as we reflect on the musicians that joined the heavenly choir on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative from 3-6pm on WUDR Flyer Radio. You can listen along at wudr.udayton.edu or 99.5 & 98.1fm in Dayton, Ohio!
7th Annual Indie Holiday Show!
This week we celebrate the holidays in full indie music style. We will be playing new, classic, and cover holiday songs on the show. Another year has come and gone. Can anyone believe that this is our seventh holiday indie program! Whew. Boy the time sure flies when your… well, you know how the old saying goes.
We know that there is a lot of stress during the holidays with all the planning, shopping, and whatever else we are told to do during the holiday season. Well, we believe that any task goes better with music. So, pour yourself the ‘Nog, eat a cookie or three and let us help you relax with some great indie holiday music. If you have a suggestion for a cool holiday tune, let us know!
Dr. J can’t wait to co-host the 7th Annual Indie Holiday Radio Show on WUDR Flyer Radio 99.5/98.1’s Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative with our good friend and frequent guest on the program, Tom Gilliam, who always brings some interesting music to the mix. And as always, the talented Mrs Dr. J has made many a fine contribution to the show as well!
This year we hope to have a special guest or two in the studio with us! You will just have to tune in to find out! It will be cool and worth it, we promise you!
This year you have two chances to hear the indie holiday festivities! The first broadcast is on Tuesday, December 19th from 3-6 PM. Listen on 99.5 FM in Dayton, Ohio, USA or stream the broadcast at wudr.udayton.edu. And if that was not enough we have another Indie Holiday show the next day, Wednesday December 20th from 2-5pm on our new Reveal – Intelligent Radio Family! You can listen on Wednesday at RevealCentral.com! We just can’t wait to play new and classic indie holiday songs for you. Save us some ‘nog.
See you there and Happy Holidays!
Celebrating 13 Years with Live Music Recorded on YTAA
On Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative this week we have planned over an hour of local musicians who have played the YTAA studio over the past several years! Expect live music from Chad & Aarika of Cricketbows, Tod Weidner of Shrug, Tom Gilliam of Ghost Town Silence, Mack McKenzie, Manray, David Payne, OldNews, Charlie Jackson, The Nautical Theme and TEAM VOID! This is part of our celebration of thirteen years of Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative!
Our first show in March represents a look back at all of the amazing musicians who left this mortal coil last year. We are all aware of such luminaries as David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Leonard Cohen, John Berry, Maurice White, George Michael, Paul Kanter, Glenn Frey, Paul Bley, Sir George Martin, Nicholas Caldwell, Red Simpson, Phyfe Dawg, Bernie Worrell, Keith Emerson, Alan Vega, John Thurman Hunter jr, Pete Burns, and Prince who passed away last year far before their time. This show will address many musicians who made a contribution to music but are not the proverbial household names. Our goal is to dig deep and think about the session players, background singers, and talented players who are all too often overlooked.
Unfortunately, we lost several individuals involved in music and at Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative we wanted to spend a few hours remembering and celebrating the many contributors to music that we lost. 2016 was also a tough year on many individuals who contributed indirectly to some amazing music projects such as Robert Balser who was the animation director for The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.
Tom Gilliam of Ghost Town Silence, Daytongram, and an exceptional musician joins Dr. J as we reflect on the musicians who have transitioned and celebrate the music across genres. Tom is a frequent contributor on the show and we welcome his insight into reflecting on those we have lost in 2016.
So, join Dr. J and Tom Gilliam on March 7th as we take time to remember those we lost in 2016.
Support Your Local Music Scene – Dr. J
Tom Gilliam at WUDR Studios Today
During our annual holiday show we have often been joined by guests. Today was no exception. Click this link to see a vine that we took of Tom Gilliam at WUDR Studios Today where he played live. We hope to have some video and audio for you soon!
Sometimes being a real Dr. can be cool
The coolest part of the UD Self, Community, and Society in the 21st Century Living and Learning Community this year…
From discussions on religion and social media, the C21 LLC turned our attention to entertainment, music, identity, and techniques of the use of social media in our community. On Tuesday, October 29th from 6:30-8:30pm the members of C21 met with local Dayton musicians in the Science Center Auditorium. What is Dayton music like? How do local musicians share information about their music, concerts, and other events? We learned that the independent music scene in the Miami valley is not only incredibly diverse and active but that they use social media and traditional media to share information with the larger community.
Burris Dixon, Me & Mountains, Swim Diver
Tom Gilliam, The Rebel Set, TCB Hit Squad
Andy Ingram, Kris N., Poptek Records
M. Ross Perkins, Goodbye, Esther Caulfield Orchestra
Liz Rasmussen, Good English
Tifani Tanaka, Dear Fawn
Tod Weidner, Motel Beds, Shrug