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PODCAST: Subject:CINEMA presents Front Row Five And Ten #31 – July 4 2017

Subject:CINEMA presents Front Row Five And Ten #31 –  July 4 2017

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THIS WEEK:

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! Subject:CINEMA’s brand new spinoff! Welcome to Front Row Five And Ten!

This week – sorry we’ve been away for a while again – we’ve both been hella sick, but we’re back with TC’s choice – it’s our Top Ten Screaming 70s Zonkers – songs that when you hear them, you can’t help but think

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MUSICAL MOTIVATOR: “Only A Mountain” by Jason Castro

musicalmotivator300x150Welcome to Musical Motivator from eCinemaOne, The Kirkham Report, and Planet BiblioMusica – a daily morning music video designed to get you up and out, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Today, one of my most favorite inspirational songs of the past few years. I have loved Jason Castro since his turn on American Idol a decade ago – he is just one of the best singer/songwriters out there. And even if you’re not religious, you can find much to learn from in

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MUSICAL MOTIVATOR: “Master Of Tides” by Lindsey Stirling

Welcome to Musical Motivator from eCinemaOne, The Kirkham Report, and Planet BiblioMusica – a daily morning music video designed to get you up and out, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Today, an incredible live performance recorded last year of Lindsey’s marvelous “Master Of Tides“. The choreography and effects are awesome here…it will definitely get you going! While you’re checking it out, head over to PledgeMusic and pre-order her new album…I have…:-)

MUSICAL MOTIVATOR: “Thinkin’ ‘Bout Somethin'” by Hanson

Welcome to  Musical Motivator from eCinemaOne, The Kirkham Report, and Planet BiblioMusica – a daily morning music video designed to get you up and out, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Today, it’s my boys from Tulsa rockin’ out in a tribute to “The Blues Brothers”, and a host of fans they invited to participate in the video. Plus watch for their pal Weird Al Yankovic too…it’s a hella fun video that will make you want to get up and dance…

MUSICAL MOTIVATOR: “Telephone” by Martynas

Welcome to the first edition of Musical Motivator from eCinemaOne, The Kirkham Report, and Planet BiblioMusica – a daily morning music video designed to get you up and out, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Today, we kick things off with this -I first became aware of Martynas and his marvelous accordion (yes, I said “ACCORDION”) when Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy used his incredible cover of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”  for her Argentine Tango on “Dancing With The Stars”…and subsequently fell in love with his entire album.  This kid is amazing…and the whole album

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A Visit To Spinnakers, Hyannis MA

spinnaker 01We’ve spent the past week vacationing on Cape Cod, and yesterday, I finally found the time to drop by Spinnaker CD, an independent record store in Hyannis. I first fell for the store when we first visited it two years ago; it’s an “old school” record store, with half the music area filled with vinyl, the other half with CDs. And I wish I had the time and money to spend a whole day perusing the incredible amount of stock they have. Because we’re on vacation, I didn’t have

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Today’s music buyers will never know the joys of a good “Cut-Out” bin…

I’ve always loved buying records. My record collection is large (though not as large as some, I’m sure), and about 80 percent of it were purchased at regular prices. But I’d say a good 10-12% of it came from cut-out bins.

According to the Wikipedia entry, “In the recording industry, a cut-out refers to a deeply discounted or remaindered copy of an LP, 45 RPM single, cassette tape, Compact Disc, or other item.”  Yes, you can still occasionally find cut-outs of CD’s or DVD’s, but most of the time, you’re more

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Ye Gods…what WERE we (the 70s generation) ever thinking?

ktelI had one of these…not proud of it…I begged and begged for a K-Tel Record Selector for Christmas in…1972? 1973? I can’t remember which year…but boy oh boy…I loved it. Even though I already had way more albums than one of these doofy devices could hold…but I made the best use of it – right up through my high school graduation in 1981 – my most current, most played albums were kept in it…

I look back on this commercial for it, and just go “What was I thinking? And…what f**kin’

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The Rack Jobber Rumble

RACKFrom Business Dictionary:

Rack Jobber: Wholesaler that provides racks of merchandise for retail locations and split the profits obtained from sales between the two parties.

Many of the smaller stores I frequented as a child and teenager had record bins serviced by “rack jobbers”. The store wanted to sell records but didn’t want the hassle of doing the ordering and inventory themselves, so they hired a third party vendor to do it.

When I was a grade schooler, we lived in the small berg of Utica, Ohio, population about 2000. It was situated

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The Downtown Spokane Skywalk Record-Buying Circuit

SkywalkIn the mid-1970’s, downtown Spokane got a huge boost from the city playing host to the 1974 World’s Fair. They renovated quite a bit for this event, and when we moved back to Washington from Ohio, I saw that the dank, dingy downtown area had become a shopping mecca.

Before I found The Music Box (and after as well), my first stop whenever we’d hit “the big city”, was the circuit of mostly large department stores that were all interlinked by the city’s new “Skywalk” system – these were (mostly) enclosed

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