Sunday, March 17, 2019


Well, what do ya's episode seven.

I don't get paid to do these shows, it's a passion and my way of saying thanks for all the support over the years. It's my hope that you enjoy them as much as I do. Maybe one day my girls will want to know what I used to do......they can just listen to these shows.

The following artists are in today's show:

Peter Murphy
Elvis Costello
The Lords of the New Church
The Smithereens
The Pretenders
Nine Inch Nails
Janes Addiction
The Normal
New Order
Depeche Mode

----}- Bird

Saturday, March 9, 2019


Denis once told me that you never know who's out there listening.......I was surprised to hear about some of the artists we played who actually listened to WLIR. I was quite pleased to hear both Richard Butler and Joey Ramone tell Denis during interviews how they listened to my show. I remember seeing David Johansen after a show and he told me that he missed hearing me on the station that dares.....

I actually brought my first championship trophy to bed with us

Andy Link scores the Championship goal, with one arm!

Andy Link was on the first line of the Falcons, scoring the game winning goal with one arm in my first championship. Andy and his beautiful wife, Danielle have been listening to the Birdcage and I wanted to dedicate a song to them in remembrance of our great team. We made the finals four consecutive seasons winning three championships. We only lost the one because I was playing with a torn hamstring and yes, we got to the finals but I just couldn't stop those damned Tomcats. No worries, we faced them the following season and yes, karma is a bitch. We kicked their ass.

So episode six is dedicated to Andy and Danielle, Billy, Pat, Mike & Big Jim. The Falcon's starting five. The best hockey team I ever played for. (Danielle didn't actually play but she did come to a lot of our games)

This show features the following artists:

Sisters of Mercy
The Professionals
The Long Ryders
The Violent Femes
Our Daughters Wedding
The Cure
The Hoodo Gurus
Twelve Drummers Drumming
Georgio Moroder & Phil Oakley
The Smiths
The Tourists
The Bongos

Download or just stream it......and scroll down for previous shows!

----}- Bird

Saturday, March 2, 2019


What we have here, is a failure to communicate!

OK, in fairness, it's my fault. I provided the shows to Bob at out of order. so last week, they played episode 5 while I posted episode four below. So this week, he's going to play episode four while I'm going to post number five. Get it?

Richard Perez & DJ Bird at Paris NY reunion 2015

Episode five includes the following artists;

The Rain Parade
Simply Red
Tears for Fears
The Cult
Depeche Mode
Tones on Tail
Adam & the Ants
The Pretenders
The Thompson Twins
The Ramones

As I mentioned last week, bragging is unbecoming.....but the next few shows kick ass.

----}- Bird

Saturday, February 23, 2019


I don't think it's right for me to brag.......but the next few shows are pretty damned good.

I'm hoping to record as many shows as possible over the next few days so they are available. The next few weeks will be really hard for me. I have some big decisions to make. Let's hope I make good ones.

This show includes the following bands.....

The Foo Fighters
Third World
Depeche Mode
Thompson Twins
Pete Shelly
The Boomtown Rats
Iggy Pop
Way of the West
The Nails

As always, I recommend that you listen using loud volume.

----}-  Bird 

Sunday, February 17, 2019


Today the NHL celebrates Hockey Day in America by broadcasting three consecutive NHL games on NBC. Here at Hockeybird we are going to celebrate with airing the third episode of the Birdcage.

I also wish to take this opportunity to celebrate my teammates from The Falcons. I joined the team as their goaltender and we went on a tear, going to four consecutive finals and we won THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS! Big Jim & Mike on defense, Billy, Pat &,Andy on the first line. It was the best hockey team I played for.

Episode Three of The Birdcage 2019 includes the following artists;

Elvis Costello
The The
The Replacements
Martha & The Muffins
General Public
The Cure
Duran Duran
New Order
Depeche Mode
Front 242
The Clash

Select the link below and remember to play loud! Additional shows have already been completed and yes, backed up safely :-)

----}- Bird