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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 11/26/2022

The one-year anniversary of Through A Glass Darkly. On the debut program, Thanksgiving Weekend 2021, we celebrated the 50-year anniversary of 1971, playing all songs from that year. Now that it's a year later, this show focuses on 1972 music.

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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 11/12/2022

Episode #24 features a look at 13 members of "The 27 Club" -- musicians who died during the peak of their popularity / creativity. There might be a few who are new to you in this set.

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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 10/29/2022

The first hour adds Roy Thomas Baker to the list of featured producers and adds a few by Jack Douglas. Several indie artists featured over the set, and various introspective songs for your consideration. A mellow mixed bag.
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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 10/15/2022

When someone asks "Do you have to make a big production out of it?" – in this case the answer is "Yes." We're focusing on blocks by six great producers from the last 50+ years: Rick Rubin, Steve Lillywhite, Mutt Lange, Jimmy Iovine, Todd Rundgren, and Jack Douglas. Some artists can be heard as handled by more than one of these producers. Enjoy it on MixCloud:
https://www.mixcloud.com/john-alexander25/through-a-glass-darkly-101522-...
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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 10/01/2022

A mixed bag held together by "Come Together" -- six versions of the Beatles classic, one each quarter hour -- with a few lesser heard tracks by classic artists, some indie artists, and obscure songs from the vault.
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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 09/17/2022

This episode includes a tribute to Queen Elizabeth, a look at taxes (supported by several versions of "Taxman" including the new remix), and some good rock and blues tracks kicking off the first hour.
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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 09/03/2022

The first hour is a prog rock lover's delight; hours two and three look at some Canidae companions - in deference to John Lennon's high school newspaper "The Daily Howl."
https://www.mixcloud.com/john-alexander25/tagd-090322-more-prog-and-cani...

Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 08/20/2022

This show is different from the recent theme-based episodes. It features fewer songs, longer songs, much more progressive but not all standard prog rock. This hearkens back to the glory days of early FM radio. Kick back, relax, and take it in.
https://www.mixcloud.com/john-alexander25/tagd-082022-some-lengthier-min...

Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 08/06/2022

Strange Bedfellows, Oddities, and Anomalies. The first hour looks at songs that were album titles but appeared on albums not named for them. The second and third hours explore some unique relationships with individuals spanning multiple bands and other interesting music successions.
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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 07/23/2022

The July 9 show focused on different firsts. The cliche in the music business is that you have your whole life to make your first album, then one year to make your second. In sports, there is a phenomenon called "The Sophomore Jinx." There are also the "Terrible Twos." Celebrate bands' second albums with 25 sets of two-fers spread over three hours.

Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 07/09/2022

"First Things First." On this show, the first hour represents first songs off artists' first albums. The second hour contains first #1 hits by 16 artists. The third hour has first versions of 20 songs made more popular by other artists.
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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 06/25/2022

The first official weekend of Summer 2022 includes some wild moments, a dab of blues, and some alternative tidbits from the 1980s and 1990s, in addition to new tasty treats. Kick back for a few hours with a beverage of your choice and enjoy! As always, visit me on Facebook or MixCloud to leave comments:
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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 06/11/2022

This is the 13th edition of Through A Glass Darkly... and in deference to those who have triskaidekaphobia, we focus on songs looking at rain, thunder, and lightning. Hunker down and enjoy!
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Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 05/27/2022

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Hoping to kick off the unofficial start of summer 2022 with a mixed bag of songs, some you'll know, some which might be new to you. As always, leave me feedback at https://www.facebook.com/John.Alexander.WUSB/

Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 05/13/2022

A mixed bag spanning seven decades of music including rock, pop, blues, rap, new wave, punk, prog rock, folk, and alternative. Features a block of seven tracks by indie female vocalists and a nod to a couple of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 inductees.

Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 04/29/2022

Three diverse hours: an hour of blues and boogie, an hour of time-related songs, and the last hour is a mixed bag to get your day going. Visit me on Facebook to comment! https://www.facebook.com/John.Alexander.WUSB

Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 04/15/2022

First hour - Lennon songs by John, Julian, Yoko, Sean, Sean's bands (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger and The Claypool Lennon Delirium), cover songs by Elvis Costello, Christina Aguilera, R.E.M., John with Rick Nielsen & Bun E. Carlos.
Second hour - get your funk on - lots of rhythmic tracks from the 1960s through the early 2000s.
Third hour - a mixed bag of metal, pop, folk, prog rock, industrial, and classic rock.

Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 03/18/2022

The final show of winter takes on an exploration of faith and raises some philosophical and ideological questions for all to ponder, on a diverse musical journey. To listen, clidk:
https://www.mixcloud.com/john-alexander25/through-a-glass-darkly-031922/

Through A Glass Darkly playlist for 03/05/2022

This edition focuses on California, as a break from the Long Island winter. Let's take a 3-hour trip to the Golden State together -- we'll be back in time for spring! To listen, click:
https://www.mixcloud.com/john-alexander25/through-a-glass-darkly-3522-en...