John Rooke’s new book Rhode Island Radio is for sale from amazon for $21.99 You can learn more about the book from Arcadia Publishing HERE.
John Rooke Lends His Unique Voice to
Telling Rhode Island Radio’s Story
John Rooke, highly entertaining and informative radio veteran of 3 decades has focused his expertise and passion to produce a book about the history of radio in Rhode Island. As nuanced as that may sound on the surface, the reality is that the practices put in place in Rhode Island had amazing impacts on the broadcasting industry at large and helped shape it into the tremendous industry it is today.
Coming November 19, 2012:
Rhode Island Radio by John Rooke
If you’ve ever flipped through an “Images of America” book, you know these tend to be not only well written but real eye candy. Historical documents and images are woven throughout engrossing storytelling in a way that transports the reader to the era and events being recounted. Read first hand not only about popular radio personalities of yesteryear, but also of broadcasting concepts and programming standards including the introduction of widespread syndication.
Pre-Order Rhode Island Radio by John Rooke Now
This book looks like it’s going to be a real page turner, fully informative and well written. If you have a friend or family member in the broadcasting business, this is a slam dunk stocking stuffer or surprise gift. Even if you have no official connection to the industry, we all enjoy the benefits of the industry this story helped usher in and you’ll enjoy learning how it all came to be.
Above You’ll Find a Playlist of These & Other Albums With July 2012 Release Dates That We Are Really Excited about! Read more about them & find links to pre-order on the titles below…
Great Albums Coming July 2012
#5 “TheFearOfMissingOut” by TheNewNo2, features Grammy winning production duo pHD and vocals by Rza & Ben Harper. So far, it sounds like an absolute head bobber. Released July 31, 2012.
#4 “A Thousand Miles Left Behind” by Gloriana puts the blue in bluegrass. Beautifully crafted, softly sung and full of heart, easily the country album we are most looking forward to this month. Released July 31, 2012
The 3 Albums Coming July 2012 We’re Most Excited About
#3 “Life Is Good” by Nas. Production by hip hop traditionalists like 9th wonder & Swiss Beatz indicate a stripped down style, and initial reviews are that he is moving away from the deep waters he touched on in “Distant Relatives.” We aren’t too thrilled about that prospect, but, we’re pretty sure Nas could release an album about Gremlins and we’d be allright with it. Released July 17, 2012.
#2 “Hope In Transition” by Brendan James promises to be full of the sort of unabashed big piano song-writing that appeared to be lost from pop music. Shades of Elton John in the very best way. Released July 10, 2012.
#1 “Channel Orange” by Frank Ocean. The follow up to a slew of group/mixtape work and heavy presence on Jay-z/Kanye West’s, “Watch The Throne” is one of the most anticipated debut albums in music history. Released July 31, 2012. Anything less than a classic will be considered a dissapointment.
Other Albums With July 2012 Release Dates We Are Excited About
We’re also excited for… ‘Gossamer’ by Passion Pit, “Uncaged” by Zac Brown Band, “Master Of The Dark Arts” by La Coka Nostra, “Forever So” by Husky & “Skelethon” by Aesop Rock.
#2 “Valley Tangents” by Blues Control sounds epic. Not like the popular phrase, but like there is a giant cinematic experience going on infront of it that you aren’t privy to. The sounds tease you, making you wonder what the hell is going on behind a veil that doesn’t exist. Awesome. It’s an instrumental album, but those instruments are wide varied and many, and all are played expertly and compliment each other wonderfully. “Valley Tangents” is available on Vinyl
#3 “My Tiger My Timing” by Celest. One of those rare albums that is irresistably catchy and also easy to keep on repeat without growing tired of it. And an absolutely epic album cover.
#5 “People Hear What They See” by Oddissee. Brilliantly paced production toes the line between simplicity and richness to perfection and Oddissee takes full advantage with his continual laid back assault. An instant buy for most 30 something rap fans that hear it. “People Hear What They See” is available on vinyl.
#6 “Passion” by Para One. Off the wall yet polished sounds, cherished lulls, catchy breaks and easter eggs all over the place make this an early contender for electronic album of the year. Run to your nearest dance hall, find that DJ who keeps playing the same dance song from 1993 and smack him in the face with this album.
#7 “Dream Life” by Mary Epworth. Anthemic album seems hesitant to cut loose, but the tight structures make this one of the more radio friendly albums of the month.
#16 “I Swear It’s The Truth” by Rob Baird. An album full of soulful crooning that doesn’t run from it’s twang or western bar appeal.
#17 “L’Enfant Sauvage” by Gojira. The heavy rocker’s heavy rockers release another album metalheads will cherish.
#18 “Slaughterhouse”by Ty Segal Band. A high energy rock’n'roll, a welcome does of great punk without the emo.
#19 “Mindy Smith” by Mindy Smith. The long-time star in waiting has been clearing a path for herself for a decade now. With her self-titled album, it looks like she’s ready to take that path and arrive to take her proper place amongst the country music mainstream.
#20 “A New Brutality” by Perc. Absolute synth madness. If you love bass, you’ll love this
We’re not too sure what to call the beautiful emerging genre filled with synth and distortion. We can tell you it’s led by Bon Iver, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Polica & newcomers (to the style) Pop Etc. We have this genre organized as “electropop” on Siafu Sounds, but using the term pop in reference to such technically savy music feels perverse.
Seemingly here to assauge our doubt, Pop Etc fits right at home and assures us this new genre rips pop influences from every conceivable genre with an album cover listing several and ending with an “ETC.” Pop Etc isn’t quite the lyrical heavyweight of their counterparts, but they make up for the relative lack of depth with infectiously sweet lyrics layered beautifully with production and instrumentals that fit right in.