Finally, after what seems like (and in fact has been years) of talking about it, the brand new Rock and Roll Report Podcast is ready to be unleashed on your ears! That’s right, the very first episode will be debuting on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 and I hope you download it and enjoy it.
For those of you who are wondering what a podcast is, it is quite simply in essence a downloadable radio show that you can listen to on your MP3 player (you don’t need an iPod to listen to it since it is just an MP3 file), burn to a CD and play on your stereo or in your car or listen to on your computer directly off of www.rockandrollreport.com.
Every Wednesday except for the week that I am hosting Rock and Roll Report Radio on CKUT FM, you will have a slice of the rock and roll that I feel deserves to be heard. Do you ever find that you are listening to your local rock radio station and you ask yourself that maybe, instead of playing Hotel California one more time they just might consider playing something new that rocks? Well that’s where the Rock and Roll Report Podcast comes in. The stuff I will be playing is music that I think could fit onto any commercial rock radio playlist (be it alternative, classic rock or whatever) but doesn’t get there due to the fact that it is released on small independent record labels or is performed by bands and artists who do not have any label at all. This isn’t an “indie” show per se. This is simply overlooked rock and roll that I think deserves to be heard and consistently blows me away. I range across the rock and roll spectrum from hard rock to powerpop to garage to psychedelic to punk and to metal and beyond but the show is not about any particular genre. It is simply all rock and roll to me.
I hope you stop by on Wednesday to have a listen and let me know what you think. By all means drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions, comments, platitudes, nasty insults or names of bands you think I simply must hear. I definitely would appreciate it (ok maybe not the nasty insults so at least be creative!)
The complete details will be posted on Wednesday with all the info you need to subscribe to the podcast as well as the playlist, show notes and links to the bands and a way you can buy their music. It is a blast putting these things together and I really hope you enjoy it!
(Photo by Darko Danic, courtesy of good friend of the Rock and Roll Report Tova Jansen)