The Lucky 7 Most Recent Tunes

Riot
by Ritchie Kotzen ~ Virtuoso blues boogie groove ~ Richie Kotzen started out as a total shredder kid …
Walls Come Tumbling Down!
by The Style Council ~ Classic britpop from the Modfather ~ Paul Weller not being in the Rock …
Shot In The Dark
by Ozzy Osbourne ~ Ozzy takes MTV ~ Ozzy had been on MTV before. His Speak of the …
Midnight in Harlem
by Tedeschi Trucks Band ~ So many layers ~ You can sing along to this one. You can …
The Rubberband Man
by Detroit Spinners ~ The Guardians ruined this for everyone ~ This was a great groove to show …
D’You Know What I Mean
by Oasis ~ When the headlines trump the music ~ These guys are never going to get their …
Wagon Wheel
by Old Crow Medicine Show ~ The most Raleigh song out there ~ There certainly aren't very many …

For the rest of the archives, or other posts about albums & artists & random musings, see the ‘MUSIC‘ page. They might get separated into different categories later, but for now this is good enough


The latest Saturday Night Concert

Saturday Night Concert: Blackberry Smoke
~ Southern Country-Fried Rock ~ Blackberry Smoke are a rollicking good time whenever you can catch them live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKCKERcqbF0 Once upon a time, MTV had a …
Saturday Night Concert: Trigger Hippy
~ The Original Supergroup Lineup ~ Not that they aren't any good today, but with Joan Osbourne and Jackie Green they were just something a little …

About

Six Degrees of Radio grew out of a show I used to host on Radio Free Raleigh, called Six Degrees of Sound. In addition to the random musings about music I’d done on any number of internet forums (fora?) and other articles about music, I’d put together a show that was a bunch of fun, but a real pain for the PD to piece together given the technical limitations of the online interface for the station. So while I’m still involved with RFR, it’s not with that show any more.

The content here is equal parts musical dissection, memoir, and trivia, loosely inspired by a combination of Eddie Trunk’s radio show, and Scott Paulsen’s Facebook series “On the Turntable” that looks back over his 40+ year career in radio, and some Chuck-Klosterman-style stream of consciousness ramblings.

Most of what you get here are just individual songs. Sometimes I’ll talk about whole albums, or compare some albums. Occasionally you’ll get a playlist of stuff that I think belongs together, for reasons I’ll try to explain. Other times, I’m discussing artists and their evolution. But it’s mostly songs, because ultimately that’s what this is, right? It’s about the songs.