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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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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 ‘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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