RadioBDC used a mobile app called Tout to document the Retro Halloween Ball at Ned Devines. Here is the footage , in 15-second clips, from beginning to end.
Julie Kramer rolled out the tricks & treats for her Halloween edition of Lunch @ Yr Desk. Here it is again, song for song, a perfect soundtrack for Halloween. Or any day, really. Because, as Ministry says...
So Hurricane Sandy brought the rain and wind and wreaked a bit of havoc in the Boston area. Adam 12 used his 4:00 Free-For-All as a vehicle to spin some Sandy-inspired selections. Turned out to be quite a list; enjoy!
Have to start the set with The Hold Steady "Hurricane J". Sure, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" would be a nice fit, too. Or even "Wind Of Change." But we're not in the Scorpions business here at RadioBDC.
Then, of course, the "rain" songs:
Of course, with the rain comes the storm surge, so...
Kidding! But hey, why not a set of surf-inspired songs, right?
Oh, and don't forget this gem:
Now, with all that wind and rain, folks are bound to be left in the dark. This next set is for those unlucky souls. Hope you had plenty of candles in your 'hoods!
Every storm, however, must pass. Even "superstorms." Hope you enjoyed our playlist. Feel free to pass it along!
With their roots in Boston (the foursome met & formed BLDP here), the now-based-in-NY Black Light Dinner Party will have a bit of a homecoming when they play the next RadioBDC +1 Series at the Middle East on Thursday, November 8th. Click here to RSVP.
You've likely heard "Gold Chain" on RadioBDC, and you can watch the video below. To get a little background 411 on the once-enigmatic quartet, read their piece from Interview Magazine earlier this year.
Don't miss them at the Middle East Upstairs. It'll be a show that's talked about for some time, we think. So make sure you're there. Again, you can RSVP here. It's free!
We've been playing quite a bit from 'Blunderbuss,' Jack White's solo effort. But nothing on 'Blunderbuss' sounds like this.
That's a clip from "Blues On Two Trees," the b-side to Jack's latest single "I'm Shakin'." Given Mr. White's Detroit pedigree and his previous recording endeavor with the Insane Clown Posse, perhaps it's no surprise that he's now bustin' rhymes.
On first listen, Adam 12 thinks Jack's style and cadence makes him sound like he'd fit right in on this classic Beastie Boys track.
Watch the official video for Green Day's "The Forgotten" from the "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" soundtrack - coming 11/13.
Green Day Cancel All 2012 Shows, Push Up 'Tre' Release Date
The other night, during Superstorm Sandy, I was torn between what to make for dinner. Should I play it safe and make tuna sandwiches (where no oven or stove top cooking is needed), or should I chance whipping up something warm and comforting, knowing the power could go out at any minute. I decided to take my chances on warm and comforting, and came up with this recipe for delicious baked chicken tenders. The power stayed on and they were done in about 30 minutes.
- 2 lbs chicken tenders
- 1 cup Italian style panko bread crumbs
- 1 cup freshly grated Romano cheese (or Pecorino Romano)
- 2 Tbs. mayonnaise (Hellman's preferred)
- salt & fresh cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a good sized bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with the grated cheese.
In another bowl, big enough to hold the chicken tenders, add the chicken and mayonnaise and lightly coat all the pieces. Then roll the coated chicken pieces in the bread and cheese mixture until covered all over, and place them on a buttered baking sheet. Bake the chicken 10-12 minutes per side until browned and cooked through. Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice, or on top of a salad. I served mine hot with BBQ sauce. Serves 4.
Author and Massachusetts native Juliette Fay talks to Henry Santoro & Julie Kramer about her book 'The Shortest Way Home.'
Boston.com's Elizabeth Comeau talks to Henry Santoro about food safety for Hurricane Sandy. And did Elizabeth go for a pre-hurricane run this morning? What do YOU think!?
Adam12 has been sifting through one delicious Jameson recipe after the next and each week picks his favorite. The best of the week are invited into our studios to hang with Adam, collect some cool prizes, and who knows he might even throw you on the air!
Molly Cronin had a fall-ish creation:
2 oz Jameson
2 oz Tazo or other brand Chai concentrate
5 oz Apple Cider
Joseph O'Malley won with this recipe:
Mixed Jameson drink: Jameson, Root Beer, splash of Baileys & Butterscotch Schnapps
This contest continues throughout Football season, so keep the recipes coming by emailing RadioBDC@Boston.com!
When I was a little girl we lived near a farm. Mr. Brown was the farmer and they raised turkeys , chickens and corn. My mom would hand me a couple of dollars and I would walk to the farm to get some pot pies for supper and maybe some ears of corn if was in season.
After farmer Brown's death the land was sold to a developer who held on to the property for many years before building houses on it. Year after year the sign for the for the farm faded, weeds took over the coops and the land was brown from lack of care.
Where the farm once stood is now a neighborhood filled with million dollar homes, children on bikes and scooters and the only memory of the farm is the turkey's who come every year at this time and take over the neighborhood.
On the way to school each morning my kids and I go too see the turkeys who walk the the streets of my old neighborhood. The kids feed them bread and cereal and make gooble gobble noises from out the windows of the car. We giggle at there funny faces and big beautiful feathers and wonder to ourselves what are they doing here?
Where do they sleep? What do they eat? Will they bite us? after a few minutes we hurry on our way to school and work until tomorrow when we can visit the turkeys again.
American Red Cross Eastern Mass CEO Jarrett Barrios & ARCEM's Ashley Studley join Henry Santoro, Julie Kramer, and Adam 12 to talk about "Go Bags" & what you need to survive hurricanes, disasters, & apocalypses...zombie or otherwise!
Also, be sure to watch Adam 12's Go Bag video, featuring the cutest zombies you'll likely every lay eyes on.
Thanks, Ashley, for all the great pics!
The 1980s was a time of big hair, rock stars , questionable fashion and a whole lot of fun. We are bringing it back to those times by throwing a Halloween Retro Ball unlike any other this Halloween night at Ned Devines . We invite you all to turn back time and have an unforgettable night with us. We took a trip down memory lane, pulled out those old photos, dusted them off and here they are:
Enough of us, we want to see what YOU looked like in the '80s. Send us a pic @ RadioBDC@boston.com and don't forget to RSVP to our Halloween Ball at boston.com/radio/halloweenball !
It was a Malden kind of morning with Henry Santoro & Julie Kramer, as they were paid a visit from the fine folks at the Exchange Street Bistro. Remember, Wednesday is Food Day on RadioBDC!
Then, the "Parade of Mayors" continued with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. Hear his chat with Henry & Julie below.
The eclectic Robert DeLong played a high energy set for a group of RadioBDC fans recently at The Skellig as part of the streaming station's +1 live series. RadioBDC caught up with the L.A. up-and-comer following his performance, discussing his unique one-man act, his latest project and the west coast electronic scene. Check out some photos at the event, and RSVP now for some upcoming RadioBDC events, including our Retro Halloween Ball and our next +1 Series featuring Black Light Dinner Party.
Boston Globe Red Sox beat writer Peter Abraham talks to Adam 12 about new Red Sox manager John Farrell, and makes his prediction for the 2012 World Series.
The RadioBDC Team was out and about last night spinning tunes and mingling with guests at the Opening Night Party of FutureM at the Revere Hotel.
Adam12 played RadioBDC music for the hundreds of marketing and technology professionals.
The musical guest was a young musical maven named Usman Riaz. Check out the video below...Does August Rush come to mind?
Wolf Gang is a British alternative and symphonic rock band that have toured with Florence and the Machine, Miike Snow, and Metric. The four-piece act will play Brighton Music Hall Thursday night, but will make a stop at RadioBDC for a Live in the Lab session. Watch the band stripped and acoustic on boston.com starting at 1:30pm.
Wolf Gang's first album, Suego Faults was released in July of 2011. Bookmark our Live in the Lab page and join us Thursday afternoon for the performance. All Live in the Lab performances will take place on that page, so it's a good thing to keep safe. In the meantime, here is the band's music video for "The King and All of His Men."
Adam 12 & Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe talk about the Pats OT win over the Jets, the road ahead, and "pink hat" Patriot fans.
Adam 12 chats with Silversun Pickups about radio, Howard Stern, the Zodiac, and more. Oh, and Brian drops an F-bomb.
I love making this roasted beet salad in the fall. Root vegetables and squash are some of the last items out of the garden before the first frost arrives, and we should take advantage of them while we can. Beets have a big, bold flavor, which is why I pair them with a big, bold cheese like blue cheese, in particular, Great Hill Blue Cheese (from Marion, MA).
Let's Go-Go into the kitchen and get started.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- 2 large or 3 medium raw beets - preferably from a nearby farmers' market.
- 1/2 a medium-to-large sweet onion, peeled and sliced thin
- 3 - 4 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 - 3 Tbs. cider or sherry vinegar
- Kosher salt & black cracked pepper to taste
- 1 pkg. baby greens such as spinach or arugula
- Good quality blue cheese to crumble on top
A few hours before you plan to serve the salad, stem, wash, and dry the beets (you must dry them so they will roast/bake and not steam). Either wrap the dried beets in aluminum foil and place them on an oven-proof tray (as I have done here)...
...or put them "naked" in a covered clay pot. Roast the beets in the oven for about an hour, or until they pierce easily with a small knife.
Remove the beets from the oven, and when cool enough to handle, remove the aluminum foil or take them out of the clay pot. Run the beets under cold water and rub off and discard the tough outer skin.
Slice the beets into quarters, and then slice each quarter into bite size pieces. Put all the pieces in a large bowl.
Add in the sliced onions, oil and vinegar, and salt & pepper to taste, and mix well. The onions will turn a beautiful pink from the "ink" in the beets.
Cover and let chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
TO SERVE: Place a small amount of the greens on a plate, add the beet-and-onion mixture, and crumble the blue cheese over the top.
This recipe will make four to six salad-sized portions (with a little left over for the cook).
Henry Santoro & Julie Kramer welcomed Winchester-born, Medford-raised actor Christopher Tranchina to the RadioBDC studios today to talk about his film 'Conned.'
The Vines' Craig Nicholls was arrested for assaulting his parents. The Sydney Morning Herald says that 35-year-old Nicholls has been charged with five offenses, including domestic assault, after an altercation at his parent's house in Sydney over the weekend.
Face it, Pats fans: your team is 3-3. On pace to go 8-8. Maybe even miss the playoffs. Then again, the entire AFC East is 3-3. So maybe it's not that bad after all.
But yesterday's game in Seattle was bad. REAL bad. And Christoher Gasper of the Boston Globe has a theory as to why.
Our News Director & Morning Presenter got the week off to a busy start, with the folks from Be Well Boston and the Metro Desk stopping by to chat this morning.
Eating Dynamite: Cow-a-bunga! A steak that explodes with flavor.
I cook this steak when my wife (not a big meat eater) goes out to dinner with friends. It's a big, manly piece of meat - one that you pay top dollar for at the finest steakhouses. Here's how it's done for a 1.5" thick steak to come out medium-rare:
What you need:
- A well-marbled steak as big as your face (this one is a 28-ounce Kansas City grass-fed cut).
- A cast iron frying pan bigger than your face - the steak must fit comfortably inside.
- An exhaust fan that removes all the smoke this steak creates from your kitchen. Alternatively, you can open all your windows (but this won't work - and the fire department will come), or you can cook the steak in the pan outdoors on a screaming hot charcoal grill.
- Melted butter to coat the steak (save any left-over butter)
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Garlic salt
- Balsamic vinegar—the older the better
As soon as you're ready to cook the steak, set the pan on the highest heat possible, and leave it there for at least 10 - 15 minutes. The hotter it gets the better - just make sure the pan is cast iron, or it could melt.
While the pan is heating, prepare the steak: Melt enough butter to coat both sides of the steak. Coat the steak with the butter and then season both sides liberally with the cracked black pepper (the garlic salt comes later). If you're cooking the steak indoors, turn your exhaust fan on high and carefully place the steak in the pan - and don't touch it for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, turn the steak over, and sprinkle the garlic salt on the cooked side. Then cook the other side for 4 minutes. Immediately remove the steak - hot side up - to a plate (and brush with whatever butter is left over) and sprinkle that side with the garlic salt. Let the meat sit for 6-8 minutes. Drizzle with the Balsamic vinegar and serve with your choice of vegetable, starch, and favorite libation.
Sweet dreams - you will sleep very well after this.
(photo of Henry by Sophie Singer-Santoro. Other photos by Henry Santoro)
Have a beer with Frank
Heineken and RadioBDC presents another exciting free show in its +1 Series, this time featuring the multitalented musician Robert DeLong on Sunday, October 21, from 7 to 11 p.m. If you want to throw down with the crew at The Skellig in Waltham, then get your name on the guest list today.
From www.robertdelongmusic.com: Glassnote recording artist Robert DeLong, raised in the suburbs of Seattle, headed south to Los Angeles with a toolbox of Wii-motes, keyboards, and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ Magazine claims worthy of "an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii Remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers."
Some more articles across the Web on the eclectic DeLong:
- Playback:stl: Robert DeLong | Existential Whiz Kid
- Buzzbands.LA: Robert DeLong brings a glow to the Troubadour
- Leveled: Off Stage: Robert Delong
Adam 12 has been a regular at Connors Farm in Danvers for years. You probably know Connors Farm from the news coverage they received last year, when a couple called 911 after getting lost in their corn maze.
This fall, 12 felt inspired to throw together a sort of PSA to encourage proper corn maze etiquette. Here, have a listen:
Henry Santoro hosted author Jasper Fforde, who spoke at length about his latest tome 'The Woman Who Died A Lot.'
Click hear to learn more, and a reminder: Jasper will read from the book at Brookline Booksmith on Thursday, October 4th at 6 p.m.
Once a week, Meredith Goldstein joins Henry Santoro & Julie Kramer to talk about a recent note to her Love Letters column. This week, it's a letter from "the other woman," a story we're all likely familiar with in one way or another.
Mike Bello, City Editor of the Boston Globe Metro desk, stopped by to chat with Henry Santoro about the poor pooch that spent an 11-mile ride lodged in the front grill of a car.
Mumford & Sons beat Justin Bieber to break US album sales record!
'Babel' scores biggest selling 2012 US debut, shifting 600,000+ copies in first week!
Mumford and Sons' debut album 'Sigh No More' continues to rack up big sales and hasn't left the Top 75 in the Billboard Chart since entering in July 2010. So far, the record has sold 2.5 million copies in the US.
Watch their performance of "I Will Wait" on Saturday Night Live.
Eating Dynamite – Columbus Day Clams Casino
This Monday is Columbus Day, a day off for many of us, and a perfect opportunity to rustle up something tasty and Italian in honor of the man who, we learned in grade school, discovered the continent we call home.
Columbus gambled on what he’d find when he sailed the ocean blue. That he’d encounter marine life from the giant (whales) to the small (clams) was a no-brainer. This Columbus Day, let the gambling and the clams meet in your kitchen: Herewith Columbus Day Clams Casino.
24 small-to-medium littleneck clams – scrubbed clean
3 tablespoons butter
4 slices bacon (the best you can get); I use Black Forest
5 tablespoons minced red pepper
4 tablespoons minced scallions – white part only
3 cloves minced garlic
˝ cup plain panko breadcrumbs
2 heaping tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley (flat leaf)
Fresh ground black pepper & kosher salt – to taste
Heat butter in a large cast iron pan or heavy skillet. Add the bacon and cook until crisp. Remove the bacon and put it on a paper towel to drain. Then, cut each piece into 1-inch slices.
In the same pan, add the minced red pepper, scallions, and garlic to the bacon fat and butter and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove the mixture from the heat and let it sit while you cook the clams. Preheat the broiler.
To cook the clams: Pour about one inch of water into a good-sized pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the clams and cover the pot. Cook just until the clams open – about 5-6 minutes – and drain and remove them to a bowl as they open. Let the clams cool a minute or two; then separate the shell halves and remove the meat. Set the shell halves on a roasting rack atop a sheet pan.
Place one cooked clam into each shell half, until all the clams are back in the shells. Mound a dollop of the breadcrumb mixture onto each clam, and top each one with a 1 inch slice of the bacon. Broil the clam-breadcrumb-bacon combo about 6-8 inches from the heat – that is, until the clams bubble or the bacon starts to brown on the edges. Carefully transfer the clams to a plate and serve with the lemon wedges.
There is no need for forks for these clams – eat them as you would a littleneck on the half shell.
Makes 24 Columbus Day Clams Casino.
The Vaccines just announced US tour Dates for 2013.
Dave Grohl announces a Foo Fighters hiatus and says that the band may be gone for a long time. Here's the full text of a letter to fans he posted on Facebook:
Hey everyone . . .
Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you . . .
Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn't think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But . . . I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world.
Yes . . . I was serious. I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it's a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It's one of the reasons we're still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it's good to just . . . put it back in the garage for a while . . .
But, no gold watches or vacations just yet . . . I'll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I've ever worked on. Get ready . . . it's coming.
Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami . . . I'm sure we'll all see you out there . . . somewhere . . .
Thank you, thank you, thank you . . .
We're always happy to have Boston.com Politics Editor Glen Johnson on, as he does a great job of sifting through the doublespeak and breaking down what's happening as the campaign trail heats up both locally and nationally.
This morning, Glen joined Henry Santoro & Julie Kramer to talk debates.
On Monday, multiple, credible sources reported that The Smiths will reunite in 2013, with a headlining set at Glastonbury as the centerpiece of the reunion.
Holy Moly was the first to put up a piece about the possible reunion; Digital Spy followed with their own writeup. Some sources claimed all four original members will return, others claimed Andy Rourke will not be involved.
Then yesterday, Rolling Stone published this piece quoting a Morrissey rep, who said: "The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever."
Whether they reunite or not, one thing is for certain: Mandatory Morrissey continues weeknights at 7 with Paul Driscoll on RadioBDC!
Henry Santoro is joined by Elizabeth Comeau every Monday morning to talk all things health. Or, in this case: running in the rain, the Wellness Challenge (Marblehead is out in front), and when to choose organic.
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Not only is Adam 12 Boston.com Radio's Production Director, he also hosts afternoons. 12 is a longtime fixture on the Boston scene, and when he's not out and about in the city, he's trekking around New England with his kids.
Julie enters the building every day with a big smile and trough of freshly brewed coffee. Shes Boston.com Radios Music Director and mid-day hostess, and will deliver Lunch At Your Desk every day from noon to 1 PM.
Henrys always on the lookout for news. Hes Boston.com Radios News Director and Morning Presenter. Hes also a music and art collector, and is a world-class cook with over 5,000 cookbooks in his library.
Paul Driscoll is Boston.com Radios Program Director who has the best ears in the business. Paul gets dozens of phone calls and visits a day, from bands and record labels looking to get their music played. Some even leave an apple on is desk.
Steph Mangan hosts Grrl Power and LocalBDC. When she's not at the studio, she is constantly on the look out for up-and-coming local bands and attending shows at Boston's many venues. She is an avid enthusiast of burritos and denim jackets.