Sunday, October 28, 2018

THANK YOU ALL

I have had a lot of fun doing these shows.........sadly, I'm going to stop for now



I want to thank all of you for your support over the years. I made these shows for you. It made me really happy so I made them for me as well.

Here are the links to shows 20, 21, 22 & 23 with 23 being my last show. I want to say I'd do more.....but it's not a promise I can keep.








I hope you've enjoyed them as much as I had doing them. I have other things I must address and maybe someday I can do more. For now, I have given you 20 plus one hour visits back to days when things were different.

May I ask that everyone be nice to each other. This violence has got to stop.

----}- Bird

Sunday, October 21, 2018

THE OLD GYMNAST

So, the Midge Ure - Paul Young interview is actually the 18th show. Since last week was 17 and we already aired 18.....this week is 19.


This week's show is dedicated to Mark Goldberg who was one of the faithful, dancing at all the WLIR clubs. and, to all of you who listened to WLIR or WXXP and came to the clubs. We the DJs really appreciate you......without you there's no us.



Elvis Costello
Ledernacken
Gene Loves Jezebel
Dead or Alive
Vicious Pink
Book of Love
Peter Godwin
Special AKA
The Suburbs
The Thompson Twins
The Cure
The Ramones

----}- Bird

Monday, October 15, 2018

SEXY AND 17

No, not me. Not even the song from the Stray Cats. 17 Birdcage shows..........and it continues



I have a few minutes more of work to complete the 22nd show but 21 is in the can. I'm hoping to get a few more done as I just completed 21 consecutive work days and yes, I'm tired.

I have some ideas for some new shows.......I think you will like them.



The Clash
The Sex Pistols
The Alarm
B Movie
The B52s
New Order
The Pretenders
The Violent Femmes
Howard Jones
Depeche Mode

----}- Bird

Monday, October 8, 2018

SWEET 16

No, not Juliana though she did turn 16 in August......it's the 16th Birdcage show


This coming November 23rd at Stage AE in Pittsburgh there will be a final WXXP reunion. At this point I can't find a way to attend. But you can. Hey, who said life is fair anyway?



Secession
Duran Duran
Wire Train
Concrete Blonde
Janes Addiction
Simply Red
XTC
The Mood
Third World
The Jesus & Mary Chain
Cult Hero (featuring a WLIR clip deication to DJ Slave)
Rare WLIR Commercial featuring Denis McNamara

----}- Bird

Sunday, September 30, 2018

THE BONDAGE BABIES & MORE

I have been really lucky to have learned from some of the best DJs ever to walk the planet.

Slave & Bird at the 1st Paris NY Reunion

Just as I got the gig at Monkey's I found myself with a few free nights on my hands. I took the time to visit these places I was hearing about. Legz was a name that kept coming up. So, I walked in and witnessed The Bondage Babies. A few years later I asked the owners of Paris NY to get Carlene to spin on Sunday nights.

It was the most diverse, punky and flat out cool scene one could imagine. I am forever grateful to Carlene as she along with a list of NY DJs inspired this DJ Bird character I play. I should make a list of all the DJs I listened to that helped teach me how to spin. Some were personally helpful, others I just watched. The NYC, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island area from 1978 thru 1982 was a hell of a group to learn from.

INXS
DURAN DURAN
THE ENGLISH BEAT
THE JAM
X RAY SPECS
JANE'S ADDICTION
DEPECHE MODE
U2
DAVID BOWIE
SOUIXSIE & THE BANSHEES
MISSING PERSONS
SOUP DRAGONS
KISSING THE PINK
MINISTRY

----}- Bird