The Lucky 7 Most Recent Tunes

Criminal
by The Revivalists ~ A very tight rhythm section ~ A very tight rhythm section There's a lot …
Metal Monday! Def Generation
by Electric Angels ~ When the unreleased bootleg is better than most things record companies were churning out …
Dancing In The Street
by The Struts ~ That's how you do a cover ~ Lord knows there's been enough versions of …
Any Way You Want It
by Journey ~ Sing along and air guitar all rolled up in one ~ There are sing-along-songs and …
Since You Showed Me How to Be Happy
by Jackie Wilson ~ Layers of Sound ~ If you look through my music collection, one of the …
Metal Monday! Wasted Years
by Iron Maiden ~ Who let the synths out? ~ Iron Maiden tried to do something different on …
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
by Crash Test Dummies ~ Weird Al's parody was better ~ Probably the easiest example to throw in …

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: Candy Dulfer 2009
~ Excellence in Action ~ You would be very, very hard-pressed to find a live band nearly as tight as this one. Funky jazz that rocks… …
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 …

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.