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91 is 25: Matthew Sweet

91 is 25: Matthew Sweet

December 8, 2016

Your marriage is breaking up. You are getting a divorce. On top of that, your record company is dropping you. What do you do? Matthew Sweet decides to write a masterpiece. “Girlfriend” also helped to make power pop radio friendly again. Matthew Sweet loved The Beatles (who doesn’t? Everyone should). I think he was aiming … Read More

Week 554 Full Show 12_07_12

Week 554 Full Show 12_07_12

December 7, 2016

I just started going over all NEXT songs for the end of the year wrap up shows. It’s been a great year for new music. Thanks for listening. Also thanks if you’ve ever mentioned, tweeted, or FB posted about NEXT. Please support these bands…or we wouldn’t have bands like this around to support. Buy an … Read More

Week 553 Full Show Our Favorite Songs of Nov 2016

Week 553 Full Show Our Favorite Songs of Nov 2016

November 30, 2016

Another brilliant month. I hope you found a NEXT favorite song. Please support these bands…or we wouldn’t have bands like this around to support. Buy an album, or a ticket to a show, or a tee shirt, or…something from them. Thank you. If there are any bands/managers/labels etc that want their music removed (for any … Read More

91 is 25: U2

91 is 25: U2

November 28, 2016

Tread water long enough and you’ll drown. Right? Must we be shark-like? Sharks must move forward or die (it moves water through their lungs). It happens to all of us. Ossification leads to suffering. Failing. Being not as good. It happens to marriages, friendships, professional athletes, and bands (other things too). We must be as … Read More

OK Go Release New Video for The One Moment

OK Go Release New Video for The One Moment

November 26, 2016

It’s always a treat when OK Go release a new video. We’ve been programmed to expect it. We are pavlov’s dog. OK Go do not disappoint. Watch 4.2 seconds last a full song. Just brilliant. I’m still trying to figure out how the hell this song wasn’t HUGE. Radio, satellite and music listeners make me … Read More

Week 552 Full Show 11_23_16

Week 552 Full Show 11_23_16

November 23, 2016

Hello good and kind people. Lovers of new music. NEXTers. Please support these bands…or we wouldn’t have bands like this around to support. Buy an album, or a ticket to a show, or a tee shirt, or…something from them. Thank you. If there are any bands/managers/labels etc that want their music removed (for any reason) … Read More

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Life without friends would be a lonely place. The internet without links would also be a lonely place.

Or as a man much wiser than me once said
A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Or Maybe
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

– Aristotle

So please visit my friends and by helping them we can grow together.