February 2008 Radio Rumpus Room Archives

In the Chinese calendar, 2008 is the Year of the Rat. In the Radio Rumpus Room calendar, we’ve declared it the Year of the Rat FINK!

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Lookout! Ron’s gone to Wisconsin, leaving Jean alone at the wheel! The result: Fifteen percent more music gets fit in!

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Jean solos once again, as still-absent Ron pursues his dream of going green by researching the development of a tinsel-recycling industry. Predictably, the show continues to improve in his absence.

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We acknowledged the passing this week of country/rockabilly great Charlie Ryan of Hot Rod Lincoln fame, and had fun with a couple other newsy bits that cropped up during the week. Check out the playlist, why doncha?

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With all the talk about the falling satellite with 100 gallons of highly toxic hydrazine having to be blown up with a Navy anti-missile missile, we got to thinking: Early ’60s drag racers used hydrazine rocket fuel to break records for a couple years — until the cost (and incredible danger) of exploding engines became too much. We did a set devoted to those pioneers of the asphalt aisle… and played a lot of other stuff too. Check out the show, and the playlist!

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