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Anything and everything goes this week on The Early Years!

After you've enjoyed Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis, tomorrow afternoon from 02:00 to 05:00, don't touch that dial, device, PC, Mac or smart speaker and join me for The Early Years, where and when you'll hear the best music from Rock and Roll's Golden Age (its first quarter century) with an occasional nod to other decades and genres.

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Perfect Storm, and Twister.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies The Perfect Storm from 2000, and Twister from 1996.
The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on the 1997 non-fiction book of the same name by Sebastian Junger.

Little Esther Phillips: 1950-56 this week on the Juke In The Back!

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.
Esther Mae Jones is one of the First Ladies of R&B, yet her 1950s output under the name Little Esther is sadly overlooked.

Deep Dive is feelin' groovy

This week on Deep Dive we enjoy the outstanding talents of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. We meet the boxer and Mrs Robinson and experience the sounds of silence.

Tune in at 4 PM Eastern Monday, which is 6 AM Tuesday in Eastern Australia. Or at 6 AM Eastern Wednesday, which is 8 PM in Eastern Australia. Just tell your SmartSpeaker or device of choice to play Mushroom FM, and you will be whisked there in a trice. And you will enjoy an excellent hour of music with Bruce Gillies, who chose this duo, and me.

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Dirty Dozen and Stand by Me.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies The Dirty Dozen from 1967 and Stand by Me from 1986.
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 American war film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin with an ensemble supporting cast including Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker, and Robert Webber.

John Lee Hooker: 1948-51 this week on The Juke In The Back!

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

Deep Dive can't get no satisfaction

This week on Deep Dive we enjoy the enormous talent of the Rolling Stones. We learn to paint it black, that you can't always get what you want, and here about Ruby Tuesday.

Tune in at 4 PM Eastern Monday, which is 6 AM Tuesday in Eastern Australia. Or at 6 AM Eastern Wednesday, which is 8 PM in eastern Australia. Simply tell your Smart speaker to take you to Mushroom FM and you will be there quickly.

Mushroom FM, the home of the fun guys, features Deep Dive, where we focus on one artist for one hour. Please join me.

Correction: Come by the Hills is BAck with a Virtual Birthday Party!

Hi there. Sara Hillis here to assure you that we are back this week with another live and in person edition of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and
Celtic music show! Not only are we going to be playing our usual mix of great music for three whole hours, but there's a new microphone to test out, and
we've got a very special birthday salute for a long-time listener. As I missed a request from him the other week by not checking my Facebook Messenger

Come by the Hills is Back with a Virtual Birthday Party!

Hi there. Sara Hillis here to assure you that we are back this week with another live and in person edition of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show! Not only are we going to be playing our usual mix of great music for three whole hours, but there's a new microphone to test out, and we've got a very special birthday salute for a long-time listener. As I missed a request from him the other week by not checking my Facebook Messenger notifications, and as it's his birthday tomorrow, I figure he deserves three songs in a row!

Remembering Harry Chapin this week on The Early Years!

After you've enjoyed Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis, tomorrow afternoon from 02:00 to 05:00, don't touch that dial, device, PC, Mac or smart speaker and join me for The Early Years, where and when you'll hear the best music from Rock and Roll's Golden Age (its first quarter century) with an occasional nod to other decades and genres.
On July 16, 1981, 41 years ago tomorrow, singer, songwriter and philanthropist, Harry Chapin, was killed while driving his car on the Long Island Expressway on his way to a charity concert. He was 38.

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