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The New Oldies DJ NVM What’s new in old? DJ NVM calls them out.

Miller, and had to buy their al-

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bums. I became friends with civilian local people. They raved about, and had hung out with, some artists appearing at the recent local summer’s concert, The Monterey Pop Festival. I had not heard of it. There were fantastic performances by the top bands, and a show-stopping new artist named Janis Joplin! This pioneering concert became legendary years later when it was released as a film. On the fringe of San Francisco’s radio signal, I was able to pick up KMPX-FM, the first commercial station with an “underground” format. It was started by pioneer Tom Donahue, whom we had known years before as a Top 40 deejay on WIBG radio in Philadelphia. The training cycle of our basic trainees was eight weeks, and they would sometimes perform an original show at the end. In one of these performances they sang, “One, two, three. What are we fightin’ for? Don’t ask me. I don’t give a damn. Next stop is Vietnam. Oh it’s one, two, three. Open up those pearly gates. Ain’t no time to wonder why. Whoopee! We’re all gonna die.” I thought this was a brave and very creative original song, but didn’t realize until much later that it was Country Joe McDonald’s “Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Blues,” an anthem at Woodstock. I spent my last year in the Army in Vietnam, still straight-laced, but influenced by the times. I saw in the news the very disturbing happenings at the 1968 Chicago Democrat Convention. A friend sent me a letter (which I found in recent years), disturbed and deeply saddened by the violent backlash on the protesters at that event. After the Army I became more freewheeling in lifestyle, attitude, and appearance, and I can thank the counterculture for that.

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An 80s soulful house classic that I throw into my set from time to time. This track represents what started it all in house music; a melodic mix of piano keys sets an upbeat tone. Inner City | Big Fun (Original) (Extended) The title says it all and the upbeat lyrics connect with anyone with a pulse. One of the first house singles to cross over to mainstream in the 80s. Reality | Yolanda (Club Mix) An anthem that sounds as good today as it did when it hit the clubs in the 90s. There is never a bad time to hear or play this track. Nightcrawlers | Push the Feeling On (Original Mix) This classic sets the room on fire no matter what type of a crowd you play for. The most commercial house song on the list and perhaps the one that had the most influence on my musical taste when I was younger. Schwab | DJs In a Row A great rock track that makes you want to move. I used to drink … I used to smoke … and then I'd dance.

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