Snap, Crackle, and Pop!
with Alec Cumming
Alec Cumming –
I am a pop‐culture historian, radio addict, and music-fiend “poptimist” who loves ingenious/catchy/smart/intriguing music made from the 1920’s onward. But I am predisposed to like Beatles/power pop, Bacharachesque orchestral pop (i.e. lonely big-city glamour), deep soul classics, one‐hit wonders, new wave and punk and post-punk, World music, weird music, introspective music, exuberant kids’ music. I plan on playing short segments of ”old-time radio” (e.g.: NBC and CBS radio shows from the 1930’s and ’40’s) to keep us all tuned in to the “magic of radio…”
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