The Lucky 7 Most Recent Tunes

Big Dog
by Seven Nations ~ Whiskey ads and Celtic Rock ~ In the early 2000s, Seven Nations were the …
Black
by Pearl Jam ~ The slow burn ~ I've noted in a couple of places how I enjoy …
Gimme Some Lovin’
by Spencer Davis Group ~ RIP Spencer ~ Spencer Davis died today. This song was a generation before …
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
by Del Amitri ~ Yes that's a banjo, and yes he's Scottish ~ Here's the funny thing about …
Smooth
by Santana ft. Rob Thomas ~ Good memories wrapped up in a song ~ I'm not going into …
Pretty Woman
by Van Halen ~ The chutzpah of these guys ~ Imagine stealing a song from one of rock's …
Unchained
by Van Halen ~ A Thousand Air Guitars ~ You can't hear the intro to this one and …

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: Tedeschi Trucks Band
~ Wheels of Soul 2016 ~ I saw this same tour, about 6 weeks before this recording, and yet it was a totally different set list, …
Saturday Night Concert: Van Halen
~ The World is Musically Poorer Today ~ People forget just how dynamic they were in their early-80s heyday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV1jp-0Ydqo Once upon a time, MTV had …

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.