Episodes – B-Side Trax – Week of NOV 20th: Our 600th Show Airs This Friday !! B-Side Trax …
This feature was a labour of love for many years before I ever produced the first show. It was originally intended to be a 1-hour, Classic Rock show under the moniker ‘Off The Beaten Trax’. So imagine my dismay when I went to trademark the show & found that the name had already been taken …
As the saying goes, ‘the show must go on” and so it does. New name, new format & this Friday, my 600th show will air. Many thanks to those who have & continue to support it. My how time flies when you’re having fun !
A fairly new concept: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week. Aside from digging up songs unburnt, there’s also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the ‘Short Attention-Span Theater’ we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is zero !!
Here’s what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show:
Monday: So Alive – Love & Rockets
Tuesday: Jesus Christ Pose – Soundgarden
Wednesday: Reptile – The Church
Thursday Nice To Know You – Incubus
Friday: Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week’s shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.
Here’s a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link:
Monday: Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC
Tuesday: Gone Away – The Offspring
Wednesday: Ah Leah – Donny Iris
Thursday Bend Me Shape Me – American Breed
Friday: YYZ – Rush