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Music, like much of life on this planet, is a continuum, old becomes new, someone splashes some colors on a classic picture and calls it new, a pretty/handsome/wild personality smashes three known styles together with lots of flesh and flashy outfits and becomes a star. So I chuckle and also take in stride the fact that I've just purchased three albums from my past that I likely wore out cassettes of and sang loudly to. Mr. Mister's Welcome To The Real World so far doesn't sound too familiar, but I'm only on the first track. Uniform of Youth is a pretty good song.  I saw them open for Don Henley's Building The Perfect Beast tour in 1984. I might got back and listen to this album from beginning to end but the highlights are the two songs that radio played, and for good reason. Kyrie has a good energy to it and is simple and Broken Wings was passionate and had those futuristic sounding synths. 'Til Tuesday's Coming Up Close: A Retrospective might have a few songs I recognize instantly and a few that will vaguely tickle the back of my mind. Did I see them live? I can't remember. But Aimee Mann has kept at it and her voice often has that sadness to it, as heard in the Magnolia soundtrack. That movie was all about synchronicity so it was magical when the director/writer decided to have all the main cast members sing her song Wise Up at the same time. Listening to this collection I realize I only know the first two songs, Love In A Vacuum and, of course, Voices Carry, thanks to the video on MTV. I'll have to delve into the others as they are good but don't grab my ears like the first two. The third album I got was Boomtown by David & David. The album starts off with Welcome To The Boomtown. I find it amusing in retrospect that even then the duo were cynical. But they were also quite talented and the album went platinum (that's one million album/cassette/CD sales). I don't think I saw them live either. The two members went on to work with many talented musicians including Sheryl Crow and Robbie Robertson. Just look them up on Wikipedia. This one album set up their careers as songwriters and musicians that are still working today. You've heard Leaving Las Vegas? They wrote and played on that song.


What brought on this few minutes of searching for music from the middle of the 1980's? Likely some Youtube thing about bands from that decade. I would be happy to just hear the few singles from the first two bands that more people know of but Boomtown is solid songcraft. Watching Rick Beato try to show some enthusiasm for the top ten most listened to songs on Spotify led me to purchase ORQUÍDEAS by Kali Uchis, whom I've never heard of but sounds quite good with her soulful and sexy vocals, pop-y R&B mixed with Reggaeton and, House dance rhythms and Latin flavored style. Most of the songs on Beato's Spotify list were purely electronic with some human sounding vocals and a few actual songs. Music shouldn't be a background for selling something, whether it's a lifestyle or a product. Music should be art for its own sake. Find those acts and sounds that speak to you whether new or old. Find the next 'Til Tuesday, the next Mr. Mister, the next David & David, those bands and musicians that might actually have long future careers or might have just the few songs that lasted decades in people's psyche. 

Listen to Eardrum Buzz Radio, request a song, enjoy music from bands that had that one song or bands that are still going strong today with decades of releases you know deep in your heart. 


We've got a new shirt style available at the Store! Tony Burnett's Psychedelic Sun logo is now at Printify: https://eardrum-buzz-radio.printify.me/product/5266575


Sign up at the bottom of the main page at eardrumbuzz.net for these musings to drop in your email or just enjoy them on the site purely by accident. Tell your family and friends to tune in. Buy a shirt, mug or tote at our store. Stay enthusiastic about music and find something new or look back at something old, but never stop searching! And I'm still listening to Boomtown, six songs in and all solid compositions. You can support Eardrum Buzz Radio by becoming a Patron at patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio where we have discounts on shirts, free mixes and early replays of our Vapour Trail Live shows. For as little as $5 a month you can show your support for independent radio and help keep us going for years to come. I want to thank all our Patrons, without you I'd have less money to buy more music and to keep the website and station going. Butch, Colin, Charles, Lat, En Jay, Clay, Steve, Dave, Whitney, John E, John T, Justin and Patrick: I most appreciate your support for Eardrum Buzz Radio!


Thanks for your support!


Bret Miller


I'm on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/eardrumbuzzradio, facebook.com/EardrumBuzzRadio, on Twitter @eardrum_buzz and Instagram @eardrumbuzzradio. I have an autopost for songs played on Twitter too.


Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email me at bret@eardrumbuzz.net and send me your band submissions in MP3 format as well as your requests and keep up with our latest shows! Sign up for our monthly newsletter at the bottom of our website or check out the Blog page on the website.


Become a Patron and help support the station at: patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio


Other ways to support Eardrum Buzz Radio are via Paypal: paypal.me/eardrumbuzzradio. Every little bit helps and goes towards bills, saving for new gear and purchasing more music for your enjoyment. You can also retweet our autoposts from Twitter @eardrum_buzz and on Instagram @eardrumbuzzradio and repost and share our events on Facebook, post about your new music and releases at facebook.com/groups/eardrumbuzzradio and join us there to chat during our shows.

Thanks to everyone who listens to Eardrum Buzz Radio, chats with us throughout the week and during our live shows and helps spread the word. You are appreciated!

Eardrum Buzz Radio Patreon page: patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio



Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio eardrumbuzz.net

Follow Eardrum Buzz Radio: Instagram: @eardrumbuzzradio Twitter: @eardrum_buzz Facebook: facebook.com/groups/EardrumBuzz

Podbean: listen HERE

Spotify: listen to our podcast HERE

Send submissions to: bret@eardrumbuzz.net with "Submission" and your band name in the subject. Please only MP3 files, no WAV files, no Spotify links, just your awesome music!



On Sunday, November 26, guitarist and founding member of Killing Joke, Kevin "Geordie" Walker passed away. Geordie created some of the most iconic guitar lines in rock and roll, playing his hollow body Gibson ES-295 through most of his career. The sound of his playing has influenced the likes of Metallica and Nirvana as well as many lesser-known acts through the decades. Geordie could play melody and powerful riffs in equal measure. His looks in the 80's and 90's were stylish. Just look at him in the video for Eighties. The band released 15 studio albums and several live releases, compilations and retrospectives. Their live shows are legendary. Their fans are called Gatherers and singer Jaz Coleman always made Killing Joke fans feel like family as we all joined in communion at the live shows. 

In homage, designer Mindy Scurto of MK Studios created the latest design for Eardrum Buzz Radio using the debut Killing Joke album cover as inspiration. You can honor Geordie Walker and Killing Joke as well as look great supporting our radio station.

We've got a few more logos and our Goth AF shirt in T's and hoodies for you to look great in the winter chill.

Printify store address: eardrum-buzz-radio.printify.me


Here's what I wrote after seeing a post from the duo Distance from Zero (distancefromzero.bandcamp.com) about only going to concerts to see bands you became fans of when you were 14 years old.


As I read this article I'm listening to Steely Dan's Aja and sipping on coffee, deciding what to do with my day free of work. I wrote for a free music magazine for almost 30 years, saw multitudes of concerts, met some of my musical heroes in person and talked with them on the phone, read about, listened to and scoured the record stores for the latest releases. When I was 52 I decided to start an online radio station and have been turned on to many new sounds and bands, music that I would not have known about if I didn't keep seeking and listening. That said, I do understand the nostalgia, of being taken back to a time and place. I'll be going to the Cruel World Festival in May and aside from a handful of newer bands, they're all from the 80's, though some are still releasing new music and touring. Ride and The Charlatans are in January. Nothing from newer bands coming up yet, but if I have the energy, I'll go to a small club and bliss out to some lesser known though no less wonderful band. I think of what some of the newer bands and their music will last and imprint themselves on me. Are my best days behind? The aches and pains, the gut, the disinterest in socializing that's always been part of me? At least I'll continue to travel and dance and sing to the music in my life and I'll never stop looking for the next good feeling.


Aside from playing Baldur's Gate 3 I've been enjoying making mixes for our Patrons to hear. The latest is a three part mix that started as Synthpop songs from the 80's to today but morphed into New Wave meets modern acts. By including a few songs from mostly teen comedies of my youth, I started to make up a narrative in my head, at least for the second one. If you'd like to hear those mixes and many others, often focusing on one band, consider becoming a Patron. I've got Teen Movie Soundtrack, Teen Movie II: Pink & Black and Not Another Teen Movie Soundtrack already slapped together and ready for our supporters to enjoy.


I really don't like when the clocks change, which they did recently in the States. I've been lucky this time around with not being terribly affected by the change except for being ready for bed at 7pm and wanting to sleep past 8am. The weather is getting chillier though.


For all who thrive in the dark, the nightlife, the clubs and concerts, the restaurants and to just hang out with friends, the longer nights mean more time to enjoy nocturnal activities. But soon jackets will be on and so will pants when not at work. I'm a polo shirt and shorts type of person most days of the year. 


One thing you can enjoy with the stars above your head and a friend by your side is the music and our DJ shows on Eardrum Buzz Radio. You can listen 24 hours a day, but our DJ shows just sound better at night. I play most shows in the morning for the UK and European audiences who are half a day ahead of us, but I also replay most of them at night for the US listeners and those into the next day over in Australia. So every weekend show is on twice a day and usually repeated the following week. No excuse to miss out! Check the schedule below the player on the website's main page at eardrumbuzz.net and be sure to set your alarm, put us in your calendar and enjoy our DJ's and library tunes. 


By the time you read this I will have gone to Darker Waves Fest in Huntington Beach. It's full of 80's bands, most that still tour, some that still put out new releases. It will be a challenge to see all the bands. Human League and B-52's are on at the same time! Devo, OMD, Violent Femmes, New Order, Tears For Fears, Soft Cell, The Chameleons, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Psychedelic Furs are just some of the older bands with Drab Majesty and Twin Tribes bringing in a younger crowd. Those last two bands are playing early in the day. Wish us old folks luck making it through the day on the beach from noon to 10pm. 


Update: We made it through Darker Waves! Though I missed seeing Daanon the whole day. Dave and I heard from a distance sets from most of the bands I listed above, though The Bunnymen were on the same time as the Furs so we didn't move from our picnic tables. Food and booze was plentiful, the lines at the outhouses weren't too long, the sand wasn't too bad and the weather was nice. There could have been half the bands on two stages near together and it would be so much better for old guys like us but it was a good time with lots of singing along to Blister in the Sun, Rock Lobster, Tesla Girls, Love My Way, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Whip It, Perfect Kiss and so many other great songs. 


I'll also be seeing Depeche Mode next month, again with Dave. You'll likely hear about that show in the new year. And tickets to see Peter Hook and The Light are on sale now for next year. They'll be playing both Joy Division and New Order Substance albums. I'll be at The Palladium in Hollywood next September. And Cruel World tickets are secured! Go see the lineup for yourself. There's no way we'll see all the bands we want to see (as per usual at these festivals) but who we do see will be incredible.


We always appreciate free publicity too, so if you see an autopost on Twitter or an event on Facebook, please consider sharing and inviting your friends when there's a show you like coming on that week. Finding a larger audience for Eardrum Buzz Radio is a constant goal. 


You can support Eardrum Buzz Radio by becoming a Patron at patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio where we have discounts on shirts, free mixes and early replays of our Vapour Trail Live shows. For as little as $5 a month you can show your support for independent radio and help keep us going for years to come. I want to thank all our Patrons, without you I'd have less money to buy more music and to keep the website and station going. Butch, Colin, Charles, Lat, En Jay, Clay, Steve, Dave, Whitney, John E, John T, Justin and Patrick: I most appreciate your support for Eardrum Buzz Radio!


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  Expect some Christmas and holiday-themed tunes in the coming weeks. Be sure to hug your kids, your family, your friends and your pets and enjoy the rest of the year! 


Thanks for your support!


Bret Miller


I'm on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/eardrumbuzzradio, facebook.com/EardrumBuzzRadio, on Twitter @eardrum_buzz and Instagram @eardrumbuzzradio. I have an autopost for songs played on Twitter too. On Patreon you will get exclusive mixes of some of my favorite bands, a discount code for shirts and you'll get to hear Vapour Trail Live a week early, plus mugs, totes and more for the higher tiers. patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio. Buy shirts and hoodies with three different designs and many color choices at: bonfire.com/store/eardrum-buzz-radio.


Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email me at bret@eardrumbuzz.net and send me your band submissions in MP3 format as well as your requests and keep up with our latest shows! Sign up for our monthly newsletter at the bottom of our website or check out the Blog page on the website.


Become a Patron and help support the station at: patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio


Other ways to support Eardrum Buzz Radio are via Paypal: paypal.me/eardrumbuzzradio. Every little bit helps and goes towards bills, saving for new gear and purchasing more music for your enjoyment. You can also retweet our autoposts from Twitter @eardrum_buzz and on Instagram @eardrumbuzzradio and repost and share our events on Facebook, post about your new music and releases at facebook.com/groups/eardrumbuzzradio and join us there to chat during our shows.

Thanks to everyone who listens to Eardrum Buzz Radio, chats with us throughout the week and during our live shows and helps spread the word. You are appreciated!

Eardrum Buzz Radio Patreon page: patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio



Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio eardrumbuzz.net

Follow Eardrum Buzz Radio: Instagram: @eardrumbuzzradio Twitter: @eardrum_buzz Facebook: facebook.com/groups/EardrumBuzz

Podbean: listen HERE

Spotify: listen to our podcast HERE

Send submissions to: bret@eardrumbuzz.net with "Submission" and your band name in the subject. Please only MP3 files, no WAV files, no Spotify links, just your awesome music!



Now that the summer is over, the days are getting shorter and cooler, less sweating is a nice thing yet I can still wear shorts and short sleeves as I do for the vast majority of the year. It's not jacket cold yet. What does happen around now is the time changes, for a few weeks the schedules are kooky for Australia, UK and US as our times don't change on the same dates. So be sure to check Google for the times our shows air in the coming weeks through October. This also means that you can expect two shows of spooky tunes from DJ Wednesday on Six Beats Under Saturdays at 9am & 9pm plus I'll be playing more scary songs all day October 31st.


I won't go into too much detail but for a while I was getting ready to move to another server for Eardrum Buzz Radio. The only reason was because of a lack of space. I had too much music and too little room to hold it. After a few weeks of annoyance, trying to figure out the new server and fretting over their lacking, and it was a HUGE lacking, the once and future home of Eardrum Buzz Radio offered three times the space for half again as much as I was already paying. Phew! We would have had to use 3-4 different programs just to have live shows with more than one person on the mic and to be able to hear each other live, pre-delay. And they wouldn't have had the one, single program we've been using to hook up, hear each other and have access to the library like we do now. Granted, the other server had excellent customer service, much better tracking, a few other perks as well but what it really came down to was: could we do our live shows with ease? So I'm happy to say we're staying where we are but now we have additional space.

What does this mean for you? Absolutely nothing! You still get the same great music, the same awesome DJ's and song selections and incredible classics and new tunes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Nico has changed his new music show to Shore Dive Records Transmissions. Shore Dive is his label so I guess a little branding doesn't hurt. He has his Shore Dive Records Hour weekdays from 2-3pm and Saturdays at 11am PT with music from the label and on Saturdays at 12pm, 4pm & 8pm PT you can hear new music from the label and songs from other bands and labels along with Nico's introductions.


Our Eardrum Buzz Radio Store is still up and there are plenty of shirts and logos to choose from. Craig and Damian of Tina & The Hams have worn their shirts in public, on stage and in Craig's backyard. Here they are modeling for you.

Sean Schultz is also using the power of the Buzz while in the recording booth for his Sonder band.

David Kasheta is doing two hour shows from 11am-1pm Pacific through the end of the year while Keeley Moss is busy touring and promoting her debut full-length album. We'll find an earlier time for David to continue his two consecutive hours once Keeley is back in January. Until then, rock your socks off at 11am and 7pm PT with two hours of catchy tunes on Rock Never Rusts.


I've rambled enough for a while. Thanks to everyone who tunes in for the whole day, someone in San Marcos, Texas, someone in an unknown city in Germany, someone in Toronto, Canada and to all who join us for our live and recorded shows and who post on our facebook group page. Knowing you're out there keeps me going.


Thanks for your support!


Bret Miller


I'm on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/eardrumbuzzradio, facebook.com/EardrumBuzzRadio, on Twitter @eardrum_buzz and Instagram @eardrumbuzzradio. I have an autopost for songs played on Twitter too. On Patreon you will get exclusive mixes of some of my favorite bands, a discount code for shirts and you'll get to hear Vapour Trail Live a week early, plus mugs, totes and more for the higher tiers. patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio. Buy shirts and hoodies with three different designs and many color choices at: bonfire.com/store/eardrum-buzz-radio.


Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email me at bret@eardrumbuzz.net and send me your band submissions in MP3 format as well as your requests and keep up with our latest shows! Sign up for our monthly newsletter at the bottom of our website or check out the Blog page on the website.


Become a Patron and help support the station at: patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio


Other ways to support Eardrum Buzz Radio are via Paypal: paypal.me/eardrumbuzzradio. Every little bit helps and goes towards bills, saving for new gear and purchasing more music for your enjoyment. You can also retweet our autoposts from Twitter @eardrum_buzz and on Instagram @eardrumbuzzradio and repost and share our events on Facebook, post about your new music and releases at facebook.com/groups/eardrumbuzzradio and join us there to chat during our shows.

Thanks to everyone who listens to Eardrum Buzz Radio, chats with us throughout the week and during our live shows and helps spread the word. You are appreciated!

Eardrum Buzz Radio Patreon page: patreon.com/eardrumbuzzradio



Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio eardrumbuzz.net

Follow Eardrum Buzz Radio: Instagram: @eardrumbuzzradio Twitter: @eardrum_buzz Facebook: facebook.com/groups/EardrumBuzz

Podbean: listen HERE

Spotify: listen to our podcast HERE

Send submissions to: bret@eardrumbuzz.net with "Submission" and your band name in the subject. Please only MP3 files, no WAV files, no Spotify links, just your awesome music!


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