Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Blues Moon Returns Jan 15 2019 6-8 p.m. WUSC_FM


So excited to start another semester... who knows how many more there will be? So we plan to make this one super fab. We have even added a new sign-holding puppy. TBH, he's in a basket which is holding the sign, so yah, we might have some tricks up our sleeves.

We'll be back in on the air and streaming TuesdayBluesdays from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. If you are local to the Midlands of SC/USA, tune your radio to 90.5.

Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!

The Come Back or Comeback show - you decide:


Tune in - tell your pals,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson




Meet your Hosts: 



Clair DeLune (at left): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (below, doing his best RCA Dog impression).




 
 
In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music OR MY BOOK (which makes a great present, hint-hint-hint!)... don't forget our underwriters:
 
 
 
Our supporters:

As always we thank our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...


http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com    
 

 
 This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing 


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Holiday edition of Blues Moon closes out the season on Dec 4, 2018


 
Happy HOLY-DAYS, y'all. Yes. There are more than just the one.

I tried to make y'all each a present, but only got this one embroidered and that took me all dang year. So enjoy your personal photo of it. Yay!

Tune in tonight for the final show of the season...
 
 
The songs will include:
 
and we'll probably have time for a few from 16-26 on this list:

Wishing you all peace, warmth, love, health, security and chocolate.
I mean. Chocolate, ya know? Yep.

Have a cool Yule, y'all,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson

 We'll be back in early to mid-January on TuesdayBluesdays from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!


Meet your Hosts:



Clair DeLune (at right): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (at left, doing his best RCA Dog impression).



In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music OR MY BOOK (which makes a great present, hint-hint-hint!)... don't forget our underwriters:

Our supporters:

As always we thank our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com    
 

 
 This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing 




Sunday, December 2, 2018

Final show of the semester 12/4/18 - Holiday theme on Blues Moon Radio



Last show of the semester for Blues Moon Radio will be this Tuesday, Dec. 4th. 6-8 p.m. ET/USA.
We will do a holiday theme. Then we'll be on winter hiatus until mid-January.
Honest admission: I'm planning on returning for the Spring term. After that, the jury is out. I am considering the following possibilities:
1) Quitting radio and music promotion entirely - retire after almost five decades (three of which were on radio).
2) Finding some middle ground that allows me to enjoy the pursuit without such a massive time commitment to it.
3) Taking the whole schmear in another direction - perhaps a history of music podcast (that would not feature music being played, but talk about the history of it, with interviews and links to where you can get the music).
4) Bucking up for another year in the studio - including finding parking on campus - with students walking into streets without looking (at night) - so scary. I swear if they could just beam me in or - perhaps beam in my show? Fabulous.
5) Doing summer fill-in shows starting in Summer 2020 after a year off to rest my Johnny-Fever(ed)* brain.
 
*WKRP in Cincinnati reference/homage!
However, regardless of what I choose, because this might be my final Christmas show... thought you might want to be aware.
Clair DeLune, host of Blues Moon Radio at 90.5 since 1990.5.
Tune in at 90.5 FM or via www.wusc.sc.edu - 6-8 p.m. ET/USA

Monday, November 26, 2018

Final show of the semester is Dec 4th - Santa's Blues, baby!




















No show on 11/27, but hold onto your Santa Caps... it's a holiday extravaganza blowout on Tuesday Dec. 4th ...

More info closer to the date... but there's some newly uncovered oldies being dusted off now.

We believe we'll hibernate for a while (until early January) after that, so get it while you can.

See you Dec. 4th.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Giving Thanks via the Blues, once again... to all our listeners! Blues Moon Radio for 11/20/2018


Once again, it is our pleasure to bring you a show about giving thanks and sharing our bounty with those less fortunate as we approach the American holiday, Thanksgiving this Thursday - on Tuesday, we'll be featuring songs about food - most of them not ever played before on the show because we like to keep the music and the food "fresh!" - so we hope you will enjoy the musical feast!

We'll also touch on sharing with those who are needy.

And of course, we will play a tribute to the nation's loss, which took place 55 years ago when JFK was assassinated.

It is our hope that people will find love in their hearts and empathy for those who might be a little different and open their wallets (or give of their time and talent) to those who could use a helping hand.

Thank you all for being such loyal listeners - and welcome to you newbies. We appreciate you all so very much.

Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold and watch out for kitchen cleanliness... no salmonella welcomed in our Blues Kitchens, right?

Be safe, drive courteously and keep some mellow Blues on that sound system.

Playlists we'll choose from include cuts from the first list and the first half of the second list - the last bit will be for our return on 12/04:



We'll be off on 11/27 and back on 12/04 with some Holiday Blues!

Wishing you peace, health, happiness and always HOPE,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson

Tune in each TuesdayBluesday from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!
Clair DeLune

Meet your Hosts:




Clair DeLune (at right): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (at left, doing his best RCA Dog impression).



In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music... don't forget our underwriters:

Our supporters:

As always we thank our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com    
 

 
 This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing 



Monday, November 12, 2018

100th Commemoration of Armistice and Veterans Day Show plus fundraiser music on Blues Moon Radio



11/11/18 - Armistice Day in WWI - American Doughboys



Blues Moon Radio pays tribute to Veterans on the auspicious occasion of the 100th commemoration of Armistice Day. Special tribute to my grandfather, who was the recipient of one of only 50 Distinguished Service Medals awarded to members of the Tank Corps in its 100+ year history - he served heroically under Lt. Col. George S. Patton, who was a recipient of the DSC as well.
 
 
Of course, we pay tribute on Veterans Day to all who ever served in the US Military, and our allies.

Later we'll take care of some station business and do fundraising, while I lull you into opening your hearts and pocketbooks by playing songs with a money theme.

One of our greatest DJs, and foremost fundraiser - Uncle Gram - passed away this summer so I would like anyone donating on behalf of my show to donate in memory of Uncle Gram. Thank you... our secure donation page is wusc.sc.edu, then click donate. Scurry to the donor wall and enter the dedication, and your name (so we can thank you) before you go. Thank you in advance for any fiscal support!

Our playlist will include:





Enjoy the show... we will NEVER FORGET... salute!


Wishing you peace, health, happiness and always HOPE,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson

Tune in each TuesdayBluesday from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!
Clair DeLune

Meet your Hosts:


Clair DeLune (at right): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (at left, doing his best RCA Dog impression).



In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music... don't forget our underwriters:
Our supporters:
As always we thank our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com    
 

 
 This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing