Welcome to Neanderpaul.com!
Feel free to roam around, and check out tons of audio from the stations I’ve been a part of over the years. Or, and I use the term loosely, enjoy Neanderpaul TV! A collection of videos from the show.Read More
So…I was sitting in the studio recently. Wondering just *how many* AC/DC songs, ended in a similar fashion. It’s been a long-running joke that the band have a “pattern” within their music. A “blueprint,” if you will.
Now…if you’ve ever listened to me…on *any* of the stations I’ve been on over the past 30 years…you already *know* that I’m a massive AC/DC fan. My love for the band is both long-standing, and unending. I have been fortunate to have met them once. They are literally the *nicest* band I’ve ever met. They didn’t need to be as gregarious, and hospitable as they were. Angus & Malcolm actually grabbed a couple of stools, and sat with me for about a half hour…just to talk about their brother George when I mentioned I was a fan of his old band, Flash In The Pan. You would be hard-pressed to find a classier band in Rock.
So…it was out of love, and appreciation that I put together an audio montage of *every* AC/DC song that doesn’t fade out at the end. It was an innocuous joke. Completely meant as a tribute, and tongue-in-cheek nod to what a lot of musicians refer to as “the AC/DC ending.”
Little did I know that the website Ultimate Classic Rock would pick up the bit, and begin an avalanche of publicity, that made me internet famous overnight. Normally, you’ve gotta kill a guy, or fellate a 3rd rate rap artist to get the kind of fame I’ve been slammed with over the past few days. I never thought that VH1 would be interested in my stupidity. And the train kept a-rolling. I heard that Satellite Radio host, Eddie Trunk, did about ten minutes on me. Thanks for the love, Eddie!
Then…Reddit linked to the UCR story. Which is always fun. Because then, you get the real internet trolls to tear into you. And the fun really starts.
Which leads to the story trending on Twitter. and Flipboard.
…and Guitar World!
…and Guitar Player!
…and Metal Sucks!
…and AV Club!
…and Metal Injection! Who were nice enough to include my premonition of radio taking the bit, and using it. Thanks!
As of this writing, at least 2 dozen American radio stations (and growing by the second) are posting the story. Most of them are actually crediting me. Which is nice. Even WZLX in Boston, where I worked early on, posted the bit…and dropped a nice “alumni shout-out” my way!
On the way to a quarter-million hits on the audio. It’s all *very* surreal.
It won’t last long. But for now…
I think my favorite part, is reading the commentary from people. The Internet is hilarious when it comes to “people watching.” I know the bit has made an impact by the sheer number of people dropping hatred my way. As if I’m somehow attempting to discredit AC/DC. Or…I think I’m breaking some amazing new fact about the band, or music in general.
I would have to be an idiot to believe that.
I’m simply a fan of one of the greatest bands of all time. And I thought it would be fun to put it together.
So, I did.
And watching the reaction worldwide, has been pretty cool.
For at least one day, I’m “World Famous.” And…I didn’t have to kill/blow anyone to make it happen.
“Today, was a good day.” – Ice Cube
So, usually I spend my efforts on the site, to promote the things I’ve done in my career. I mean, it *is* my site. It’s truly all about satiating my ego, and self-aggrandizing behavior.
However…I was recently gifted a piece of my childhood. Thanks to documentary filmmaker Eric Green, I got to relive the existence of V-66! Now…unless you lived in Boston, during the period 1985-86, you have no idea what I’m talking about. See…due to whatever stupid political-business-backroom dealing that didn’t get done, Boston was slow to wire the city for cable. If you lived in the inner city, you either couldn’t see MTV, or it was so expensive, nobody could afford it.
But, even still…in early 1985, 4 years after MTV launched, Boston got something different. We got our own *local,* Music Video TV station! You heard me correctly. We had a local version of MTV. It was staffed with VJs, and took requests, and played music from *local* artists as well as the biggest videos of the time. Now, I know it sounds like nothing more than a public-access cable show…
It really was a professional broadcast station. Run by two ex (and future) radio guys. They had a vision. And, for a short time, they nailed it. The station was responsible for resurrecting Aerosmith’s career, during their leaner years. They also turned me on to great bands that would eventually break out of Boston. Bands like Extreme, The Del Fuegos, & ‘Til Tuesday. Plus, tons of unsigned local bands like The Drive, Axminster, O-Positive, and East Boston’s The Stompers. And they actually made Boston-based videos from songs that we all knew. It really was our own MTV. I wanted to work there!
I could go on forever about how cool it was. But, the DVD does that just fine.
I will say this: The guy that ran it, understood what it took to make a true impact in the lives of their audience. It’s a philosophy I’ve always admired, and try to espouse whenever possible. No matter how good the song, or in this case, the video, there *has* to be something more that snags the attention of your audience. V-66, did that. I’ve always tried to do it during my (now) 30 years doing this. I happen to be good friends with the station’s former Music Director (Hi Roxy!). 30 years later, she’s still killing it in the business.
So…I just want to say a huge “thanks” to Eric. For taking the time to put the film together. And, for tossing a copy my way. You’re the man!
Mostly…I want to thank John Garabedian, Arnie Ginsberg, and everyone who made V-66 so special. Check out the trailer:
This isn’t a commercial for the DVD. I just appreciate the opportunity to look back. It reminded me why I do what I do.
Because, I love music. Part of the reason…was V66!Read More
We’re under way! Week #1 of the new Morning Show, has been quite the adjustment. It all goes so quickly. Hard to recall all that happens between 5-10am. The response has been really fun to hear. Lots of people excited about what’s coming. We’re pretty stoked to get all the calls & e-mails. So, thank you for everything so far.
At some point, we’ll have enough audio to post up here. It’s only been a few shows so far. Thanks for being patient. I’d rather we *not* post anything, than post something half-assed. Y’know?
Thanks again for all of the support. It means a ton.
I have NEWS!!!!
The only constant in the world, is change. I’ve had quite an eventful past 6 months to be sure. It hasn’t stopped. The corporate owners of KSLX, Hubbard Broadcasting (who also owned the former KDKB), have been amazingly good to me. Within three weeks of letting me go from my former station after the format change, they brought me back to do nights at Phoenix Classic Rock Station.
Needless to say, I am humbled and appreciative for all they’ve done. Imagine my surprise, when they came to me and asked if I’d be interested in co-hosting Mornings on KSLX. It took about 4 seconds (and 15 pages of lawyer nonsense), for me to say “yes.”
And so…beginning 3/16, I’ll be waking up at 3am weekdays, braving the empty roads of Phoenix, Arizona, and waking up the Valley Of The Sun, on 100.7 KSLX. I’m being joined by a market veteran, named Mark Devine. Phoenix radio listeners will remember him as “Mark Derringer,” from the market-leading morning show “Tim & Mark,” on the old KDKB. He’s a great guy, and I’m sure we’re going to have a blast. Even if our pairing is tantamount to “radio date-rape.”
…seriously, we’ve met *four times*
It’s a ballsy move by Hubbard. We’re both stoked that they believe in our combined market performance, and “talents” to trust their 100,000 watt Classic Rocker to us to start the day. Should be a lot of fun…and a massive train-wreck. Good times!!
So, there it is. Another surprising twist in the tragic comedy that is my life. Hope you’ll take some time to hang with us each morning. As usual, I will post the silliness here as often as possible, and will make sure you have links to the official station show pages., and social media contacts.
In the meantime, starting at 5:30am, March 16th (Wolfgang Van Halen’s Birthday #VanHalenNerd)…You can hit that link in the upper corner of the page to listen live!
As always…Thanks for hitting the site & the e-mails!