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Wednesday, June 24, 2015


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a FUNDRAISER for MOVIE CLUB ! Happy hour from 4-9pm

with a Raffle sponsored by VIDEO FAN!
Prizes from Video Fan, Chop Suey, The Byrd Theatre, the Great Southern and more! 

Followed by BATIK BEAT! : Asian 60s Vinyl A Go-Go with DJ CARLITO!  (9pm--close) - Including groovy hits on wax from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and other places!

Monday, May 25, 2015

PODCAST - If Music Could Talk - May 24, 2015 - on WRIR 97.3 Richmond Independent Radio


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Feb 15, 2015 - DJ Saadia


Monday, February 09, 2015

If Music Could Talk - Feb 8, 2015 - PODCAST

~*~*~ PODCAST LINK ~*~*~

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

If Music Could Talk - Feb 1 2015 - PODCAST


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Jan 23, 2015


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Jan 11, 2015


Friday, January 09, 2015

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Jan 4, 2015


If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Dec 28, 2014 - Special Guest: my awesome sister Xeni Jardin

If Music Could Talk is a weekly radio show on WRIR (every sunday from 7-9pm EST) -- this show featured a very special guest, my sister, Xeni Jardin, who you may know from During this show, Xeni played music from her days growing up in the '80s in Richmond VA (music that she also shared with me via cassette mixtapes when I young - which influenced my own musical tastes in a huge way...) PODCAST LINK

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Dec 14, 2014

Some funk, jazz, blues, and 60s rock... 

plus, music from Israel, Russia, and the Ukraine

...and a few "international" holiday songs too


Monday, December 08, 2014

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Dec 7, 2014 - Vietnamese vinyl

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Dec 2, 2014


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Nov 23, 2014 - feat. a 2014 GRIME set by guest DJ : "Badman" Brad Stabler


feat. a 2014 GRIME set by guest DJ Badman Brad Stabler (twitter)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Nov 9, 2014 - mis-matched genres

Curiosity can mess up the flow of a set...  

However,  in this case, perhaps there was never much hope of a flow.

This show started off with three really crackly ghanaian 45s that skipped frequently...  

(*They've been re-ripped and replaced in the podcast with no skips and fewer pops and cracks   - maybe it was the needle or arm weight being unbalanced on the station turntable..  )  

But I'll be honest, this set is basically not flowing very well / at all

Here you will find a ton of music that I'm either currently "checking out" for curiosity's sake,  or music that I am totally into..     but there's very little soulful blending here.....     just ...      song a.   wow..      song b.    hmm... interesting       and so on...

Some of the records i played this Sunday came from a junk store record hunt in NoVa on Saturday...  

.... Others were chosen during an afternoon of digging through a few stacks of random vinyl on Sunday afternoon.     

I'll try to plan the set better ahead of time next week (but I'll probably include more random finds from this weekend).     If you like anything you here, please leave a comment here!  

  I am grateful to WRIR and our community of supporters and volunteers to be able to do this show every week...  it's always an interesting journey and I hope y'all enjoy it too... (even if you don't always like everything you hear)

Thanks for Listening!


Monday, October 20, 2014

If Music Could Talk - Oct 19, 2014 - Fall Fund drive

Lightly edited to remove excessive banter because I know you're already going to donate to WRIR during our fund drive.... right?!?!!    THANK YOU!!!! you're so kind!

  please donate at and keep our radio station going for another 6 months!