December 6th, 2016
"When I was first learning songs, I'd have a favorite song, and I'd take the chords and twist them around. I'd learn the chords and then play them backward. That was my first experimenting with writing a song." - Alicia Keys
December is officially here and that means endless holiday gatherings and parties! Here are some of DJ Dave's picks for the week that we hope you can add to your playlists! Featuring The Monkees, Erasure, Panic! At The Disco, The Turtles, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, J. Balvin with Pharrell and Sky, Rebecca Kingsley, Maya Azucena, Momento, and Omer Avital!
November 29th, 2016
"Music's at its best when it has a purpose" - Eddie Vedder
What a great time of year to listen to the best tunes from Yesterday and Today. Today's Podcast features George Harrison, Rolling Stones, Eddie Vedder, Jose Feliciano, The Staple Singers, Elvis Crespo with Maluma, Bobby "Blue" Band, Al Green, Post Malone with Quavo, Jeremih, Wynton Marsalis with Eric Clapton, Karma Darwin, and Booker T and the MG's!
November 22nd, 2016
"My roots are Latin and jazz. With my brother, sister and mother, We lived in the barrio, Spanish Harlem. My mother would go to night school to learn English, to be a better citizen. When she was away, it was a drag to be left alone. I turned the radio on and fell in love with the American big band. At the time it was Glenn Miller, Harry James and others." - Ray Barretto
Looking for great music for the long weekend?? You've come to the right place! We have just the thing to keep you company whether it's for entertaining guests or just having us in the background as you relax! This week, DJ Dave features songs by Eddie Kendricks, Ray Barretto, The Hollies, Lady Gaga, Donald Fagen, Three Dog Night, Harry Belafonte, Xoel Lopez, Joan Osborne, Monty Alexander, & Berthold Basten!
November 16th, 2016
"Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It's transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening." Aretha Franklin
It's time for another episode of the MFP! Tune in for DJ Dave's picks for the week and let us know what you think! Featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads, Arianna Grande, Sam Cooke, Steve Aoki, the Cadillacs, Jimmy Smith, Bruno Mars with CeeLo and B.o.B, Lady Cupcake, India Arie, Aretha Franklin, and The Buckinghams!
November 8th, 2016
"Most people don't really need to hear a six-minute guitar solo that modulates between five keys and time signatures. What they want is a good song." Rivers Cuomo, Weezer.
It's a big night tonight and what better way to unwind than to listen to our latest episode?? We have a great show this week - DJ Dave features songs from Gwen Stefani, Capital Cities, Weezer, The Roots ft Zion, Ara Topouzian, Bob Sinclar, Lyfe Jennings with Wyclef Jean, Young Holt Unlimited, Danols, Johnny Hamil & Roger Pitts, Scorpions, and Glass Animals!!! Let us know what you think!
November 1st, 2016
"This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for." Bruce Springsteen
We have a great show for you this week! Tune in now to hear DJ Dave's music picks from the most talented artists, including Lady Gaga, Luke James, Miley Cyrus, Future, Wayne Shorter, Willie Nile. The Who, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello, Nick Laird-Clowes, and Guillermo Anderson!
October 25th, 2016
"A band's only unique thing is its chemistry, especially if none of you are prodigious players or particularly handsome. The one thing you have is your uniqueness, so we hold on to that." - Chris Martin, Coldplay
Podcast with Special Guest, World-renowned Pianist, Composer and Producer, Mark Berman! Also Featuring Music by Coldplay, Sean Rowe, Milt Jackson, The Drifters, Prep, Toulouse, Duane Eddy, and our very own DJ Dave Swirsky!!! Tune in now!!
October 18th, 2016
"I'm going to keep on finding out the kind of man I am through my music. That's the one place I can be free." Charles Mingus
You're not going to want to miss this episode of the Music First Podcast! We have a really good mix of music and can't wait to share it with you! This week, we are featuring Norah Jones, Kings of Leon, Phish, Harold Lopez-Nussa, Charles Mingus, Ricky Martin, CCR, Elton John, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and Tame Impala!
October 11th, 2016
"As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over." Barry Gibb
We are back with some of the best songs we've ever featured! This week, DJ Dave features music by Beyonce, Barry Gibb, Willie Nelson, Jean Pierre Sabar, The Staple Singers, Ken Lazarus, Jose Feliciano, ELO, Eddie Palmieri, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Nelly Furtado, and Tritonal with Steph Jones! Tune in now and let us know what you think!
October 4th, 2016
"There is nothing to compare with the instantaneous feedback a singer gets from the people sitting in front of him. That is where it all comes together - all the rehearsing and working to get everything just exactly right." - Andy Gibb
Are you ready for a new episode of the MFP?? We sure are! We have a great selection of music for you this week so you'll surely find a new favorite song or two! Featured artists include Willie Bobo, Josh Ritter, Neil Diamond, Jimi Hendrix, Gloria Estefan, Andy Gibb, Chaka Demos & Pliers, Holly Overton, Feyer, Charlie Byrd, and Lady Smith Black Mambazo!