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John Lennon (Loved and Hated)

 November 17, 2012

This week is about one of the biggest cultural ‘movers and shakers’ of our time. John Lennon, unofficial leader of the biggest musical act in all of history, that being The Beatles, will be discussed and viewed under the magnifying glasses of our host, Robert Lloyd. Lennon is uncovered in a negative light at times, but also we hear some of the greatest musical compositions that he wrote and created. At the end of the hour we will hear Robert’s production of Lennon from about 10 years ago with a collage of Lennon’s songs culminating with his untimely and tragic death in 1980. The show covers:

*Young John, as he was taken from his mother and was raised by his Aunt Mimi;

*Though always inquisitive, he grew as a child into a rebellious teenager;

*He was a chauvinist as a husband to his first wife, but became a feminist later on with Yoko Ono;

*Was responsible for 25 number one songs on the American billboard;

*How could such a mean spirited man write such beautiful music?

Listen as John Lennon is exposed for both his good side and bad.

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Surprise, Surprise… Musicians You Didn’t Know Were JEW$

November 10, 2012

This show may startle our listeners. As we go through life thinking that our people are doing just fine, we are faced with information that slaps us in the face of reality… and hard! Robert takes us through the music world of ‘seemingly’ everyday White Gentiles singing our favorite songs, and into the Christmas season. And then WHAMO… our people are all of a sudden really JEW$ making millions and millions of dollars. (Pat Benatar – right)

*Jews that seem to be of Italian ancestry;

*Jews singing Christmas songs;

*White, Hispanic or Jewish? Who is and who is not;

*Who has the ‘connections’ to be successful in the music business.

This will shock you and also enlighten you about our society! Have fun.

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A ‘Few’ of the Songwriters (where it all starts)


This show is about a ‘few’ of the songwriters in this world that are prolific or are called prolific and we will decide on that point today. Robert considers the songwriters as being the most important ingredient in the music industry. Without the song, nothing moves forward. The musicians have nothing to play and the singers have nothing to sing.

But songwriters are a strange group. We will be discussing:

*Current and past stars such as Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Barry Gibb (of the Bee Gees), Willie Nelson, and some controversy of placing Woody Guthrie in this group of talented people;

*Is Woody Guthrie one of the great songwriters, or is he promoted for being on the left;

*Which one of these writers was a Rhodes Scholar;

*Some started at the bottom in life but one was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and a foot in the door.

Enjoy getting to know these artists and give us your thoughts after you listen to the show.

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The Producers (love ’em or hate ’em)

This week we are going to study the talent behind the talent in the music world. We will look into the careers of two of the best record producers of all time. The first half of the show will be the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Owen Bradley, followed by the legendary producer of the Beatles, Sir George Martin. We will have examples of their music they helped shape from some of the greatest music of the 20th Century.

Some of the interesting areas we will cover are:

*The first recording studio that appeared on Music Row in Nashville;

*Who made of Music Row’s first A-Team of musicians;

*Could an artist merely produce themselves and pick their own songs;

*Why would the manager of the Beatles choose a ‘comedy’ producer for his band;

*Did a sense of humor provide a tool for the Beatles to eventually get signed;

*Does a classical music background help a rock producer?

Here are two of those relatively unknown individuals you rarely heard about (Bradley left, Martin right) but were instrumental in the artists lives and careers and their eventual successes.

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Top 10 Rock Ballads of All Time…….(by just us Whites folks)

October 20, 2012

This is going to be the most fun we’ve had on this show yet! We are going to debate, argue, and ponder who is crazy, and accuse each other of poor taste or great taste or whatever. We are discussing which songs are the TOP 10 GREATEST ROCK BALLADS of all time… and they are all by us White people!!!! Hard to believe isn’t it?

Robert discloses which songs are considered the top songs, at least according to the many and various websites and magazines. He will take probably the top 15 and see what the listeners will think in parring down the number to a cool top 10.

*How far back will it go in time;

*Who and/or why many of the songs were written;

*What type of song would qualify;

*The mistaken values that listeners sometimes read into a song;

*Why a songwriter gets credit or why not for a certain song…

Again, this may be Robert’s best show to date. Hold on for the ride of your musical life!!!!

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Country Music (White Man’s Soul Music)

Oct. 13, 2012

This week Robert covers the history of ‘White Soul Music’, where it comes from and why it came about. It is a true American art form and is known around the world for its unique sound. From Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter family to the present ‘super stars’ (they think), no stone goes unturned, as is expected.

Some areas discussed are:

  • Hillbilly music and where in the world did it come from;
  • Why the Second World War helped make the music more popular;
  • Why it was called country AND western music;
  • The rise of rockabilly, countrypolitan, the Bakersfield sound, the devastating ‘pop’ country, and the return of traditional country;
  • And of course, who is in control of all this now and where it is going.

Hold on to your hats, folks, and take a ride on this American musical freight train. It’s like no other music on earth!

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The Music Industry

Oct. 6, 2012

An informative (though shocking) program about the music industry and WHO OWNS IT. Robert discusses the recent mergers of the multinational conglomerates and the decision making power of a few individuals at the top of the pyramid.

Robert believes that these individuals most likely do not have the same value system as you do. Is he wrong when he says that these ‘gangstas’ promote destructive social mores that would make any decent person shudder. He says the general public just does not grasp the huge and absolute power that is held within the music industry by a few ‘super’ humans (demons?) that we wouldn’t want to even share a meal with at our dinner table.
Robert discusses:

  • How many recording labels are there in America (and the world)?
  • Who are the people controlling the purse strings and making decisions about us?
  • Who are the judges on the music television shows and are they qualified?
  • Who controls pop music, country music, or contemporary Christian music?
  • Who really is Simon Cowell and why is he so powerful in the business?
  • And finally, is the business growing or shrinking?

What you will learn about this business is it’s not our business. And before you wish your sons and daughters well in their careers in music, please note, ‘talk them out of it!’ Have them flip hamburgers at McDonald’s, and be better for it.

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The ‘Irascible’ Ludwig Van Beethoven

This is Robert Lloyd’s first show with The White Network. He starts out with a bang and the life story of maybe the greatest composer in the history of music. The first few minutes Robert introduces himself and gives us some perspective on who he is and where he has come from musically and then works into the life of Beethoven.

Some of the highlights from the show are:

*The prodigy and his promotion by his father.

*Early family tragedies and losing his parents early in life.

*His personal relationships (or lack thereof) and failure in romance.

*Becoming the first ‘rock star’ in history.

*His writing of politically oriented music.

*The three phases of Beethoven’s musical life and his greatest compositions.

Robert plays parts (snips) of several of Beethoven’s greatest musical numbers and we are treated to the “Moonlight Sonata” in all its glory.

The podcast will be broadcast and available for download on Saturday at 6PM

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