Thanks to good feedback, we now sport a few different designs to choose from. Click this link to go to the RFNE store to grab a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, hat, and more.
We’ve got a set of great music for you, from established favorites like Marvin Gaye and Fats Domino, all the way through Nathaniel Rateliff and Seattle Soul Band The True Loves.
The True Loves are an all instrumental band, with an album released in 2017 and a single in 2018. They’re a fun band to cook to, dance to, or to just close your eyes and listen. You can find out more about them on their site at truelovesband.com.
In the episode, I also mention Stax Records. They were a tremendous Soul powerhouse from the mid sixties through the seventies. Here’s a Memphis Rock and Soul Museum site put out by the Smithsonian for you to learn more (ie: Internet rabbit hole the heck out of this great music).
On a final note, it’s been a great 2018 getting back into radio/podcasting. Thanks for your support and for listening. I’ll have some big announcements, and will be looking for your continued support, in 2019!
Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas Everyone! Please enjoy this selection of soul, Motown, and classic Christmas songs as we head into the New Year. I hope you’ll be celebrating with friends and family. Once the festivities are over, I’ll be working hard on Radio Free New England, making some updates, and preparing some exciting additions to RFNE for 2019.
This week marks the sad loss of Henry, our much-loved Border Collie. You’ll hear stories about his life, and music from artists who also left us too soon – from Otis Redding to Sharon Jones and Buddy Holly.
Share your memories and pet stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll read your email on air, or play your recorded message (it’s easy! Record a voice memo on your phone, share it via email, and it’ll attach when we send it to me). Or, call 207-536-8997 and leave your thoughts via voicemail.
This week features a track fresh from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ latest album, Tearing Apart at the Seams, plus our first Phil Spector Christmas song of the season, a track from The Budos Band, and more.
This week, I had some fun putting together a song list that connects many of the songs or artists. I hope you like the results!Before you listen, can you guess how to connect Gordon Lightfoot and Elvis Presley?
This week’s episode features a wide variety of music plus an interview with Cole Bales, and new releases from his band Instant Karma!
Radio Free New England returns with a music radio feel. We’ll feature an eclectic mix of rock, soul, indie, alternative, and jazz to help you discover the best music from New England and around the world.
We’ll also have artist and musician interviews and conversations with New Englanders. All this, plus info on upcoming music festivals and New England events.
Explore New England with me on mixcloud.
As many of you know, I’d abandoned the Radio Free New England project at the end of 2012 when I moved to Maine, in order to focus on a more purely local podcast and site, cascobayradio. Frankly, the endeavor hasn’t been nearly as fun or inspiring to me and I am considering resurrecting Radio Free New England, with it’s companion site and show Mondays with Marot. This post is an experiment in how that reboot would work – please leave a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see the return of RFNE.
Also, as the title suggests, this post is not simply about the return of RFNE. It’s also about a craze that started in Quebec, but is certainly a part of New England culture – specifically Franco-American New England – too. It’s called Poutine. If you’ve never had it, you don’t have Franco-American or French Canadian relatives and you’ve likely never very far north. It’s a great dish, and the Guardian is even heralding it as a hangover cure for their British readers. Check out their post here. It just goes to show that the combination of fries, gravy and cheese is a beautiful thing.
Again, please drop me a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see RFNE return with its broader approach and outlook on New England culture. I look forward to hearing from you!