23 February 2007

Bubblegum and Other Delights

Bubblegum BookThe Radio Show:
Bubblegum and Other Delights

every Friday night
7-9 PM PST / 10PM-12AM EST
streaming Internet radio
on LuxuriaMusic.com

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audio and video and chat

Your Hostess:
Trader Beck, pop cultural anthropologist

Becky is a musician (The Ten Tons of Lies) and she has contributed to the books Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth, Look, Listen, Vibrate and Smile and Lost in the Grooves. She also writes for The Bubblegum University and for Scram Magazine. Becky is also cited in many books and magazines for her day job in entertainment marketing.

Turn-ons: Fondue, chimps, big-eye paintings, collecting vintage clothes and hoarding records. Turn-offs: SUV's.

Heroes: Joey Ramone and Syd Gottfried, who, in response to an offhand comment about "those awful Hilton sisters," asked if it was in reference to the ubercool Siamese-twin carnival act that appeared in the 1932 film Freaks.

Bubblegum defined:
by All Media Guide

"Bubblegum is a lightweight, catchy pop music that was a significant commercial force in the late '60s and early '70s. Bubblegum was targeted at a preteen audience whose older siblings had been raised on rock & roll. It was simple, melodic, and light as feather -- neither the lyrics or the music had much substance. Bubblegum was a manufactured music, created by record producers that often hired session musicians to play and sing the songs. Frequently, the session musicians were given a fake band name to give the illusion that they were a real group."


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