Saturday, April 6, 2019

TEN TIMES THE FUN

I began doing these shows as a bit of a diversion from every day life. I know, we all have our issues and I'm no exception. Family, friends and faith are the important things and the things one counts on in tough times.


These days, my daughters, you guys and these shows are the source of happiness for me. It's my hope that I can complete 21 shows. I just finished # 19.


In episode ten, the following artists are featured:

Jim Carrol Band
The Stray Cats
The Polecats
Monyaka
Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
Concrete Blonde
Generation X
Kirsty McCall
The Dancing Hoods
Squeeze
The Talking Heads
The B52s
U2

----}- Bird

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

EPISODE NINE IS HERE

The Birdcage 2019 is currently available in three different places. XX Radio is wxxp.com WLIR.fm has it's own app and here at Hockeybird, we just post 'em for you to listen or download.


Lucky for me, I have managed to record a bunch of shows in advance......so for the next few months, you will still get new shows. However, due to issues I don't care to describe, I need to focus on some personal issues. This may prevent me from recording new shows. So, for now......I'll have a bunch of shows for you and we will see what happens in the future.

Episode Nine includes the following artists:

The Beastie Boys
Nitzer Ebb
Prince (sound check recording)
The Clash
X Ray Spex
U2
Kraftwork
Depeche Mode
Book or Love
The Revolting Cocks
Ian Dury
Hipsway
Bow Wow Wow
Danielle Dax
The Ramones

----}- Bird




Saturday, March 23, 2019

THE GREAT EIGHT

I'm still a little upset that the Capitals won the Stanley Cup last season......but Alex Ovechkin did deserve a cup after all the great years.




The video above is from 2005 at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh.

I have included the following artists in this show....

Aku Aku
Talk Talk
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Brian Brain
APB
The Cure
Way of the West
Musical Youth
The Clash
The Alarm
Joy Division
Robert Palmer
Romeo Void
The Mood
Hillary




----}- Bird

Sunday, March 17, 2019

SEVEN WAYS TO SUNDAY

Well, what do ya know.......it'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
Shreikback
Elvis Costello
The Lords of the New Church
The Smithereens
The Pretenders
Nine Inch Nails
Janes Addiction
Leon
The Normal
Yazoo
New Order
Depeche Mode



----}- Bird

Saturday, March 9, 2019

EPISODE SIX

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
Ministry
The Professionals
The Long Ryders
The Violent Femes
Our Daughters Wedding
The Cure
The Hoodo Gurus
Twelve Drummers Drumming
Georgio Moroder & Phil Oakley
Yazoo
Berlin
The Smiths
The Tourists
The Bongos


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

----}- Bird