Welcome to my bit of web space at KFOX.com.
My name's Webster; glad that you've stopped by.
Some of us are old friends here, and some are brand new acquaintances...
so I thought I'd tell you a little about myself.
(Think of it as "speed friend-ing", I guess).
I've been on the radio in San Francisco for the past 15 years - now from 7 until midnight weeknights with the new sound of KFOX.
I'm a city-boy: living in San Francisco, feeling the pulse of the city every day.
Grew up in Detroit Rock City, once upon a time.
I'm a runner (in the very broadest sense of the term).
I love baseball, and I'm a die-hard Giants fan
(I'm OK with the A's as long as we're not playing them).
49er's - Yes. Sharks - Yes.
Warriors - meh. Not a B-Ball fan, sorry.
Top 5 bands/artists (at this moment in time, in no particular order):
The Who ("Maximum R&B!")
The Clash ("The Only Band That Matters")
Marshall Crenshaw (not kidding - dude is a songwriting genius)
So there's that.
Here's to getting to know you, as we get into
more artists and more classics, weeknights on KFOX.
I hope you'll join me - Cheers!
We've posted on our Facebook page the recent outer space performance of David Bowie's "Space Oddity"; while Elton John's signature space song hasn't been performed in zero gravity yet, here's William Shatner performing Rocket Man with great gravity. You're welcome.
That's what Stevie Nicks says about the collapse of her romance with Lindsey Buckingham, and how they vowed that even as they were breaking up as a couple, they wouldn't break up Fleetwood Mac.
Fleewood Mac (with Stevie and Lindsey on-board) will be at HP Pavilion on May 22nd. She's the sole focus of something called "Oprah's Master Class", an in-depth interview show featured on the OWN Network this Sunday.
Now, I'd be hard pressed to find Oprah's channel on my TV, but if the Sunday profile of Stevie Nicks holds true to this 2 minute clip, it could be worth the effort. An interesting back-story on their relationship, then and now. Check it out...
I mentioned yesterday that Black Sabbath had just posted some vintage performance video, from Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (remember that)? It features five songs, including "Snowblind", "War Pigs", and "Paranoid" What's not to love, right?
Well, perhaps the T's weren't crossed and the I's weren't dotted (or something like that), because it came down from YouTube shortly after the band posted it.
So while the Sabbath camp works on the new album, as well as who needs to sign off on this cool bit of music history, here's a lower quality version of the performance.
Something that might have passed you by today: it's the 35th anniversary of the Doobie Brothers making an (extended) appearance on the TV Show "What's Happening!".
They actually do quite a set of Doobie songs (Black Water, Rockin' Down The Highway, Takin' it To The Streets);
and with the help of Rerun and the guys, manage to bust a concert bootlegger! All in 22 minutes!
The video is kind of sketchy, but tough it out for the music, along with some awesome Doobie acting.
Here's the High School concert performance:
And the exciting, crime-busting conclusion...you're welcome!
The great Nigel Tufnell of Spinal Tap once said that D minor is the saddest key of all.
And it's often thought that minor key songs create a sad or depressed feeling, and major key songs uplift the spirits.
Is it true? Now you can compare, contrast and decide for yourself.
"The owner of the (Vimeo) account Major Scaled has gone about taking bleak minor-key songs and using digital tools to recast them in a sunny major key. Boing Boing points to the most recently (re)-uploaded clip, a major-key reworking of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion."
Give this a listen, and see if you feel happier and shinier.
Or how about this major-key, all-is-right-with-the-world reworking of "Riders On The Storm" from The Doors.
I don't want to sound bleak and depressed, but I think I'll take the minor-key originals!
I've mentioned that there'll be new Jimi Hendrix music (how weird does that sound?) on March 5th.
The album People Hell and Angels will feature 12 never before released tracks, recorded in 1968 and 1969 for an album that would follow Electric Ladyland.
One song from the album is out there right now. Titled "Somewhere", it features Jimi, along with Stephen Stills on bass and Buddy Miles on drums. Rolling Stone says that " "Somewhere" suggests his most complex work may have only been ahead of him."
Now, you could make the argument that these types of recordings are unreleased for a reason...but before you make that argument, give it a listen.
It's kinda like we're on a musical archaological dig, dig?
And here I thought we'd be holiday-free until MLK Day.
Happy 66th BIrthday to the one-of-a-kind David Bowie! As noted on the KFOX homepage, he's taking this opportunity to deliver a new song and video "Where Are We Now". It's a beautiful, melancholy ballad of times past, and a future uncertain.
And since we're considering times past, I thought I'd share this bit of Bowie history: a half-hour of Bowie performance and interview with TV's Dick Cavett, circa 1974 (1984! Young Americans! and more!).