Don’t Knock the Rock, Billy (podcast #1)
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to announce that I’m starting a regular music podcast via this site, with plans on posting a new installment every two months. There’ll be no one particular music style or anything but each episode will have it’s own theme or vibe to it. And, down the road, I’d like to have special guests throw a playlist together as well, which should be cool.
So, for the inaugural episode, I decided to take it back to the roots and drop a rockabilly flavored mix. As a little kid in the 70’s, I was exposed to lots of early rock-n-roll records, thanks mainly to my parents and the slew of 50’s themed movies (American Hot Wax anyone?) that were popular at the local drive in, and that music has always held a special place in my heart. Most of the stuff on here’s fairly rare so don’t expect to hear Johnny B. Goode or anything like that. Much of the vibe takes inspiration from Lux Interior’s infamous Purple Knif radio show, which I first heard a few years ago and immediately fell in love with, so this podcast is also an homage to Lux for all his inspiration. RIP Mad Daddy,
And I know some of you are probably scratching your heads thinking “But Castro, weren’t you called Joey Marr at one point? Shouldn’t you be dropping a classic Brit-pop mix?” or “What about that old school hip-hop!” Don’t worry – it’s coming. But, regardless – no matter which way your prejudices swing on rockabilly – give this podcast a chance. It’s a lot of fun – and this isn’t your everyday bag of oldies but goodies. I tried to give it that Quenten Tarantino kind of vibe, if you get what I mean.