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KPLU's "All Blues" host John Kessler and long-time radio personality John Maynard have joined forces to create a funny and entertaining new feature called "Record Bin Roulette" that scribbles way off the page.

KPLU's "All Blues" host John Kessler and long-time radio personality John Maynard have joined forces to create a funny and entertaining new feature called "Record Bin Roulette" that scribbles way off the page.
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Location:

Tacoma, WA

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KPLU's "All Blues" host John Kessler and long-time radio personality John Maynard have joined forces to create a funny and entertaining new feature called "Record Bin Roulette" that scribbles way off the page.

Twitter:

@KPLU

Language:

English

Contact:

12180 Park Ave S. Tacoma, WA 98447 253-535-7758


Episodes

"Your Cheatin' Heart" and a Bushel of Love-Sick Songs

2/7/2013
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Every 7 seconds another heart gets broken, and we've got the songs to go with. We give you 3 versions of "Your Cheatin' Heart", a wild rant from Sam

Duration: 00:03:59


Strange History of Super Bowl Halftime Shows

1/31/2013
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It all started innocently enough with Al Hirt, Carol Channing and Up With People. Later things got hipper with New Kids and Michael Jackson, and then

Duration: 00:03:54


So many (songs about) women, so little time ...

1/24/2013
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Four minutes isn't nearly enough time to devote to songs about Women ... but we try anyway. From the female perspective we hear Etta James, Peggy Lee and

Duration: 00:03:57


Wake Up! Here's an Episode About Sleep

1/17/2013
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You won't be able to sleep after experiencing this thrilling episode. Learn who sleeps in the nude and many other fascinating things, with accompaniment

Duration: 00:03:54


Reefer Madness & Pop Music

1/10/2013
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With Cannabis now legal in Washington and Colorado, we decided to roll out an episode that features Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Cab Calloway. We find out which President inhaled and which one did not. Special appearance from Puff the Magic Dragon.Here's the NEW psychotronic VIDEO version of RBR.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH5AyII5QEsDid he inhale?

Duration: 00:03:55


Harping for Hit Songs

1/3/2013
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The harp has lent its angelic touch to many a pop song, and we've plucked tunes from Cher, The Beatles and The Carpenters. Guest appearances fromHarpoMarx and a lady who plays the harp to calm zoo animals. Really.Here's what radio looks like...it's the shiny new VIDEO version of RBR:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7tDVwYJeDw

Duration: 00:03:56


Shaken, not stirred: 50 years of James Bond

12/27/2012
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Here's the dazzling new VIDEO version of RBR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hETMjElEKJgfeature=youtu.be50 years ago James Bond hit the big screen with Dr. No, and with it’s heady cocktail of intrigue, treachery and sex, pretty much set the standard for every spy movie to follow.Here’s the trailer for Dr. No from 1962: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myoVLMnKw2MJust as Sean Connery was the definitive secret agent, Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme” is still the ultimate piece of spy music....

Duration: 00:03:59


The Great Christmas Carol Challenge

12/20/2012
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This week we pit musical legends against upstarts and imitators.You be the judge and jury…Let’s start with the best selling single of all time, Christmas or not…50 million copies of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” have been sold. Here’s the crooner singing "White Christmas":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJSUT8Inl14Crosby was dismissive of his role in the song's success, saying later that "a jackdaw with a cleft palate could have sung it successfully."Lady Gaga couldn’t resist the...

Duration: 00:03:39


Singing In The End Of The World

12/13/2012
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While we are planning to be here after December 21, we offer this apocalyptic episode starring some notable crackpots, as well as The Doors, REM, The Beatles and Marlene Dietrich.Here's what RBR looks like in living, breathing color!Watch our new VIDEOS!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gmTHZfQJoAfeature=g-hist

Duration: 00:03:58


Our Pulchritudious Obsession With Music

12/6/2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_LQEc-hS7gNow we must tell you that "pulchritude" is a very ugly word that means "beauty". And we've got 4 minutesof music, commercials and cartoon characters to make the point. On this trip you'll meet Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Lil' Mama and some lovely Clairol shampoo models.

Duration: 00:03:58


Kicking the Bucket in Song and Story

11/15/2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0OC18wUhBAfeature=channellist=UL"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is the uplifting message of this cheery little riff about Death. Along the way to the Pearly Gates we bump into Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Shangri-Las. Special cameos from Chief Dan George and Bugs Bunny.

Duration: 00:03:55


Up, Up With People !

11/8/2012
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Now in Vital, Vibrant VIDEO, Record Bin Roulette is ready for its close-up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NonFHFLpc78For once, a wholesome and uplifting episode dedicated to humanity, with songs from Curtis Mayfield, Barbra Streisand and the irrepressible youth-group Up With People. But it's not all sunshine and lollipops. For balance, The Doors and Three Dog Night reveal the darker side of human nature. We remain ambivalent, for as Linus Van Pelt once said, "I love mankind. It's people I...

Duration: 00:03:54


Vote for These Songs About Elections

11/1/2012
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This is how radio looks, now that we have a new VIDEO version! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFjDRru1JuAAlthough Alice Cooper is probably not a viable candidate, his 1972 song “Elected” was a Top 40 hit. That year’s presidential contenders George McGovern and Richard Nixon didn’t have a single hit song between them, although Nixon did play the piano. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs6AExtcNEQThe debates may have been painful to watch, but The Gregory Brothers will give you a new...

Duration: 00:03:59


Be afraid, be very afraid of these Songs

10/24/2012
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Here is the splendid new VIDEO VERSION of Record Bin Roulette. Be afraid. Be very afraid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOe38hO1CyUHalloween used to be for kids only. Until aging baby boomers appropriated Halloween for themselves, Halloween was one time when kids had a holiday of their own. You realize how much boomers have held on to childhood, when your local bank teller is a scurvy pirate and the supermarket check out lady is dressed as Wonder Woman.Here are some Halloween-ie tunes to...

Duration: 00:03:52


Giving Pop Music "The Business"

10/17/2012
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Radio with moving pictures, a miracle! Heres the new video version of Record Bin Roulette! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZKGoTDyMHYBusiness and commerce may be the foundation of our culture, but there aren’t that many pop songs about it. And it shouldn’t be surprising that there are not many songs written from the boss’s point of view. But as you might expect, we found a boatload of songs written from the worker’s point of view. Here’s Roy Orbison’s “Working For the Man”:...

Duration: 00:03:46


A Tip of the Hat to these Songs About Hats

10/4/2012
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This is how Record Bin Roulette LOOKS in VIDEO ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLitlqpWWoYThis week the Record Bin Roulette Wheel randomly stopped on the category “Hats”. We rarely question The Wheel’s judgment, but we must admit we were a little worried The Wheel might be spinning eccentrically.But then, in our vast Record Bins, we found these singing stars who would be nothing without their iconic hats. In the 1940’s Carmen Miranda became one of the highest paid performers in the world,...

Duration: 00:03:59


Shaken, not stirred: 50 years of James Bond

9/27/2012
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50 years ago James Bond hit the big screen with Dr. No, and with it’s heady cocktail of intrigue, treachery and sex, pretty much set the standard for every spy movie to follow.Here’s the trailer for Dr. No from 1962: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myoVLMnKw2MJust as Sean Connery was the definitive secret agent, Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme” is still the ultimate piece of spy music. With its blend of brassy jazz and distorted electric guitar, the theme perfectly conveys Bond’s personality...

Duration: 00:03:59


Winning Elections With Music

9/20/2012
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Here's the sparkling new VIDEO version of Record Bin Roulette: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqqXSyziFOUfeature=youtu.beMusic has always been part of political campaigns, vital for firing up crowds of supporters. But these days, candidates are also expected to divulge what songs are on their mp3 players, so we can assess their “hipness”. We know that President Obama likes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan and the Fugees. Mitt Romney goes for The Beach Boys, Garth Brooks and Alabama.Republican VP...

Duration: 00:03:48


Singin' about the country life

9/13/2012
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Although 8 out of 10 Americans live in cities, we still idealize a life in the country, and there are plenty of songs to prove it. And if you are considering a move to the boonies, there is actually free land available. The only catch is you’d have to live in Plainville, Kansas.Bing Crosby plays a real city slicker in this 1936 film clip of “I’m an Old Cow Hand”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo-pApe1Kd0feature=relatedJohn Denver‘s ringing endorsement for country living was a #1 hit on both...

Duration: 00:03:55


A Sugar Rush of Pop Songs

9/6/2012
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There is a lot of disagreement about whether a “sugar rush” exists, but these studies have obviously been conducted by scientists without young children. But there is agreement that anything this good must be bad for you.One of our favorite sweet songs has to be Julie Andrews cleverly manipulating her young charges from Mary Poppins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djQdI1t9_AgNancy Sinatra changed into some white thigh-high boots for this mildly hallucinogenic late 60’s hit. (Is this a drug...

Duration: 00:03:56

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