The Lorenzo Commentaries Podcast (general)
As heard on WMPG-FM, Portland, Maine

The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, will bring its new 2017 show to Portland. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, whose credits include The Onion and the Late Show with David Letterman, are excited to debut their new program at Space Gallery (538 Congress Street) on Friday, October 13th at 6:45 and again at 9:30pm. Tickets to the Found Footage Festival are $12 in advance ($15 at the door) and are available at foundfootagefest.com.

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Thanks to Kevin Oates.

WMPG needs podcasts, because no one chose to air this before the concert!

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almost!

 

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BORED!!!

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This Saturday is my Dad's Rememberence in New York put together by my brother Don.

Here's my tribute.

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HB2me60!

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Thank you Seincast for the shout-out!

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Miss you Dad. So much.

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That's right, Begathon March 16 to 23!

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Meanwhile we still have Paul LePage!

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Here we are, one divorce, two vehicles, one marriage, two employers, one relocation, and two grandchildren later.

And I lost my 160 gig iPod!

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At Port City Music Hall, Portland, Maine 12/18/16

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Live on WMPG.

VOTE!

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If you can't make it to the Portland Museum of Art 11/1/16 at 4pm (call 8741065 to RSVP) catch "The Reel Snow White" on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/JE51X_4dni4

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Numbers of downloads seem to dropping every month....please spread the word!

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Thanks Larry, you gave it 100!

 


2016: The Year. of the Monkees

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpp-Ry2ZNhY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_D6XNpYxdU

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He was the best!

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live on WMPG

RIP Myron Samuels

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Thanks Sprout!

Thanks Spurwink!

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An inspiration!

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We haven't yet made our goal, so you may still donate at wmpg.org.

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😊

 

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Adam Gardner. What a mensch!

The Portland Lights Festival promoters?  Not so much.

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Vacation's not over yet but I couldn't stay away.

i got half as many downloads in July as I did in June.  What's up?

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Lorenzo "Larry" Raffa Sr. And Steve Hirshon finally meet! and you are there!!

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I'm having trouble letting go!

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Chris Brown didn't answer my e-mails this year, but I have my audio files and the ability to edit!

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Too much good stuff for for one commentary!

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Are you a loser too?

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Steve and I review Steely Dan in Meadowbrook, NH

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Goodbye old friends!

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10th Anniversary Commentary (Recorded live on WMPG)

It all started in 2004 on the Fore River Gazzette...

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Sorry for the every other week deal. I promise from this point on to fill in the gaps even if the pieces fail to run on WMPG due to technical difficulties (or Steve messing up)

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Wish I could be there!

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Congrats, Coral!!!

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Three weeks later, the food truck fleet has arrived in Portland, Maine!

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Can anyone get my cell # from the beeps?

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John Lehman 1949-2013 RIP

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40!

A blast!

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This Saturday, kids!

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If you live in Maine, check this out!

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An update from a few weeks back.

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Yes, literally a minute. Got one?

 

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This Saurday.

WMPG still has tix foe a $40 pledge! Call207-874-3000 now!

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This one didn't make it to air, but the MonkCon is this w/e, so here we go...

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Will post Fat Tuesday broadcast soon!

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Join us!

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Speaking of movies, check out "Nebraska". Excellent!

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Unlike last November, loving the current hoopla!

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You can check out "Lorenzo's First Commentary", "My Song", and the Radio Open Mic promo right on this site!   

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Heard on 'MPG Reports, slightly edited.

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My, Crys, and Sam's Hukkin' a Chainek show stream:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/72701894/20131226%200628.mp3

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Happy new year podcat listeners!!!

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A bare bones "Oh The Bells" for the new WMPG  newscast.

Merry Christmas!

Lorenzo, Crys and maybe even Sam hosting Hukkin' a Chainek on Boxing Day!

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I hope so!

WMPG Reports

Tuesdays @ 1pm

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Prof. Pierson is the author of Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series, available here:



 

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Sorry, original on-air file lost!

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Will I make this week's "WMPG Reports"?  Tune in this Monday at 1pm at wmpg.org and hit "listen" !

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Thanks, Coast City!

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See you there this weekend? Tickets still available! http://coastcitycomicon.com/

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Guest commentator this week...my #1 daughter Crys talks about turning 30. I'm proud and thankful to be her Dad. Happy Birthday, Boo!

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What more can I say?

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Live on WMPG's Hukkin A Chainek w/Steve

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Sorry for the tinny Baby Blue; a home, not studio production. Lynn & I were married 10/19/03, BTW.

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It's Begathon time!!! Please call 207-879-3000 to keep WMPG on the air, the home of The Lorenzo Commentaries!!!

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Back next week!

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Subbing Hukkin a Chainek 9/5/13!

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It's meds, man!

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I'm so confused!

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and the food trucks are slowlyarriving in Portland Town. Life is good!

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If you download the Renz Comm and enjoy them (or hate-listen?!), please e-mail me at radioopenmic@gmail.com! I'd love to hear from you!

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This Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-8:30 am ET is the final "Reasonable Music" program. Check it out at wmpg.org!

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Song: "Driving Along" by the late, great Harry Nilsson from the LP Nilsson Shmilsson

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I'm a lucky guy!

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Google Jackie Vernon. Thank me later

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Radio Open Mic streaming link:   http://media.usm.maine.edu/~wmpg/archivefiles/Lorenzo/OpenMic2013/WMPG_RadioOpenMic20130606.mp3

Spiniron Playlist:h   ttp://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wmpg&month=Jun&year=2013&playlist=8191

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It's not to late to send an MP3! (unless the show has ended) E-mail an MP3 to radioopenmic@gmail.com with ROM in the subject line. DO IT NOW!!! The show airs today, Thursday 6/6/13 3-5pm ET and streams on wmpg.org (and is dedicated to my friend John L.)

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Send an MP3 file for Radio Open Mic #10 to radioopenmic@gmail with ROM in the subject line. Broadcasting on WMPG 90.9 and 104.1 FM in Southern Maine and streaming at wmpg.org on Thursday 6/6/13 3-5pm ET. C'mon podcast listeners!

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Includes full "Talking Woodstock with John Lehman.

Goodbye, my good friend.

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Hope to get back in costume one day!

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I'll even miss Toby!

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It's all to much!

(psssst...Radio Open Mic!!! June 6 3-5pm Live In-Studio and live on WMPG and wmpg.org. Send MP3s to be played between live acts to radioopenmic@gmail.com, please!

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Includes 2011/2012 edited interview with organizer anthony disalvo

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...with one really tragic one.

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The Beagathon's over for now, but you can still go to wmpg.org to donate. On to Papa Nez!

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This is the "unplugged" version, recorded in-studio during WMPG Spring Begathon. the server was down, so the on-air version (w/music from Eels) is lost in the ozone. Support the podcast by supporting the commentary by supporting WMPG by calling 207-874-3000 or give online at wmpg.org . Thanks!!!

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Next week: Begathon!

Love you Dad!

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BTW, this year's Spring Begathon is April 4-10, with Hukkin' a Chainek kicking off the fesivities

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Anyone know printer repair?

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The snow can"t stop us!

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https://dl.dropbox.com/u/72701894/DID.mp3

 

The Bio:

Lorenzo Raffa is a legend in his own mind.
Lorenzo hopes that's not what people perceive, but that's his favorite quip when someone mentions that they've heard him at some point on WMPG in the last quarter century. Lorenzo (or Lo, Zo, Renz, or Renzo, the only current nicknames come from clipping off a syllable or two) grew up loving radio, and being raised in the New York City suburbs in the 1960's He got to hear some of the best soundwaves ever broadcast: MusicRadio WABeatlesC, Dan Ingram, the WMCA Good Guys, "Cousin" Brucie, Scott Muni on WNEW-FM, Punk and New Wave breaking out on WLIR, even ImusInTheMorning before he became a cranky old man, and Howard Stern before you needed special hardware and a monthly fee. It was all glorious audio and his hope was one day he could recreate radio as he remembered it: the DJ playing records and talking...to an audience of one...the listener.
Flash forward to Waterville in the late-seventies/early-eighties (Lorenzo never really felt at home in New York; Maine seemed a much better fit for this neohippie), there was WBLM, Today widely considered the Snidley Whiplash of local commercial radio. 'BLM back then was the real deal. Have a request? pick up the phone and chat with the DJ. As much fun as Cousin Brucie was, there were many gatekeepers between you and your cuz.
Lorenzo was born in Dobbs Ferry, NY (a Westchester County suburb outside of New York City) on June 17, 1957. Lorenzo has almost an obsession about his birthday, as listeners to The Lorenzo Commentaries can attest. Celebrities such as Barry Manilow, Joe Piscapo, M. C. Escher, Newt Gingrich and Venus Williams share the date, as Lorenzo will tell you ad nauseum.
Lorenzo was the first born to his parents Janet and Larry (yes, the Anglisized version of Lorenzo, but please don't call him Junior), a year and a half later in Hastings brother Donald joined them, and after buying a house in Haverstraw, a village in nearby Rockland County, sister Nancy made the family complete.
Larry, a post-Korean War vet, was a plumber, active in the union. Janet, also known as Jenny, from a German family in upstate New York was a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loved reading and bingo. It was an idyllic suburban family, whose happiness was altered only by Jenny's declining health, suffering from emphysema, and passing away when Lorenzo was 15.
Fifteen was a big year year for Lorenzo. His mother's passing hit him hard, his father, while a great provider, had no idea how to be a suddenly single parent. Lorenzo met his first love Terre at North Rockland High School, soon after that Larry met a divorced woman, Marilyn, with 3 sons in their father, a successful psychiatrist's, custody. When the doctor passed away suddenly of a brain aneurism, Larry and Marilyn quickly got married to gain custody, which retrospectively may not have been a move benefitting anyone involved; however, the deed was done, custody was achieved, and the two families, virtually strangers, became one, with Lorenzo and siblings moving across the Hudson to White Plains. Lorenzo and Don spent their first year in the new home on rollaway beds in the former Doctor's office, under Marilyn's orders to keep the environment as as it was found. No Alice Cooper posters here! For Lorenzo and Terre it might as well been worlds away; shortly after that Lorenzo was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Being 15 sucked.
Life did get better, Lorenzo and Terre would be reunited in time (more on that later). High school was a welcome change from the hell that was middle school. Lorenzo , who would grow to six feet by age 12, but had little or no athletic ability or interest (putting to rest the "you should be a basketball player" comments by strangers and family members).
At White Plains High Lorenzo played tuba in the concert band, Sousaphone in the marching band (to this day, even after sitting through 100+ games Lorenzo has no idea how football is played), and stage crew, where one could be involved in theater without memorizing lines. Being different was finally OK.
After a year at Mercy, a local commuter college in hometown Dobbs Ferry (or, as Lorenzo is fond of calling it, 13th Grade), he decided it was time to move on from New York, a place that never quite seemed the right fit. Waterville, Maine came first, discovered when father Larry couldn't find a local plumbing work in the Ford/Carter era recession, finally finding work building a New England paper mill. Then the short lived Lorenzo/Terre reunion in Manitou Springs, Colorado, followed by stints in Texas and Alabama, and finally back to New York to crash with family.
The "lost years" continues: Lorenzo met a free-spirited woman who called herself Sunshyne, and in a month long whirlwind romance they eloped as the eighties began. To say it was a rocky marriage would understate it. Daughters Crystl (now known as simply as Crys) and Faye were born in quick succession.
Lorenzo craved the serenity he found years back in Maine, and for the most part found it in Portland; he was able to slip into the stay-at-home-Dad role. This was the time Lorenzo discovered the then 50 watt WMPG discovering a "become involved" flyer at Cumberland Electronics. After a phone call and a two hour training "Emotionally Bankrupt & Morally in Debt", a Thursday afternoon formatless program where Lorenzo joyfully recreated the free form radio of his youth. The show had a six year run, and off the air he would go on to become volunteer Music Director (CDs started to trickle in at this point), Promotions Director (coming up with a regular snarky 2"x3" ad in the Casco Bay Weekly in this pre-Twitter world), and a volunteer board member, a role that continues today.
When preschool rolled around, and days were freed up, finally getting a degree seemed like a good plan, and Lorenzo enrolled at USM, majoring in Communications. One thing the move to Maine didn't fix was Lorenzo and Sunshyne's rocky marriage. They spent as much time apart as they were together; it was during one of the separation that Lorenzo met Lynn, a divorced mother of two, also attending USM as a nontraditional student. The attraction was immediate, but was not to be. Not yet.
Although no longer in love, Lorenzo assisted Sunshyne as her health declined; with the worst sense of déjà vu: COPD, emphysema, and oxygen tanks existed alongside smoldering cigarettes. It was a difficult couple of years ending with Sunshyne dying before her time, but during this Lorenzo finally found his career direction and started working with people with physical and developmentally disabilities, a profession to this day Lorenzo likes to say where "I don't wake up dreading the day."
As the new millennium dawned, Lorenzo found himself a single father, but thankfully reunited with Lynn, truly his soulmate. Married a couple years later by Lynn's daughter Heather, Lorenzo's wedding ring reads simply "lobsters" because "lobsters mate for life."
Which brings us to today. For nearly a decade, Lorenzo has produced a weekly short feature entitled, appropriately, The Lorenzo Commentaries, heard on WMPG Thursday mornings at 7:45 on Steve Hirshon's Hukkin a Chainek. The RenzComm's format is as varied as Emotionally Bankrupt & Emotionally in Debt's was in its day: it might be his views on popular culture and life in general, interviews (Paula Poundstone, Harry Shearer, Guster's Adam Gardner), and all out studio productions (does adding sleigh bells to "Eve of Distruction", "99 Problems", "Girlfriend in a Coma", and "Hurt" make them holiday songs?). Lorenzo refers to the Lorenzo Commentaries as "cheaper than therapy and more fun." The RenzComm is one the the few WMPG shows podcast and can be found at thelorenzocommentaries.libsyn.com and on iTunes.
Another source of pride for Lorenzo on WMPG is Radio Open Mic, created when Lorenzo guest hosted Some Folk some years ago without a scheduled guest; he invited all comers to the studio, many came, and a tradition was born. There have been eight or so since, and the last few have been presented in front of an audience, live and unedited on WMPG! Another edition is in the works, because the shows been legendary, which brings us back to...
 
Lorenzo Raffa is a legend in his own mind.

The Sonds:

There's Nothing To Do Today - Soupy Sales (Spy With a Pie)
As We Go Along - Monkees (Head Soundtrack)
Deacon Blues - Steely Dan (Aja)
Better Things - Kinks (Give the People What They Want)
Roll With the Flow - Michael Nesmith (...and the Hits Just Keep On Coming)
Jesus, etc. - Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
I'm So Tired-Nellie McKay
Rocket Man- Samuel James ( And For the Dark Road Ahead)

 

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Has anyone seen Steve's tastebuds?

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Coming soon...the Desert Island Discs show!

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Hey, I forgot to mention I'm on Desert Island Discs Monday 2/11 at 10am. Please tune in!

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It only went a second year, but what a blast!

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55 and still alive!

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Next week: hosting HaC again!

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Oops, forgot to post...Resolution # 578...remember to post!

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Happy Xmas

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Be friends with Jose on facebook! And tell 'em Lorenzo sent you!

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Our post-Monkees tour chat

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sorry for the week's delay...good ol' tech diff.

Hear the results right now!

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Post- Clash of the Titans Monkees and TD Garden Dylan and pre-TG Day feast!

I'm thankful for 100,000+ downloads. Thank you!!!

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I'm not proud of it, it's just the facts.

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Bored, but happy.

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Thanks callers!!!!

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Thanks callers!!!

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Thanks callers!!

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Thanks, callers!

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For those of you outside of Maine (are you listening San Antonio?), please call (207) 874-3000. Thanks!

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Ads mentioned in commentaries:

http://protectmarriagemaine.com/video_posts/tv-ad-i-was-fired/

http://protectmarriagemaine.com/video_posts/tv-ad-they-sued-us/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmzVeNo_OjY&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL48VDCsG-4&feature=plcp

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I posted the rough, unedited version last week.

Sorry, let's try it again!

and...mangia!

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Two hours well spent!

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One of my favorite commentaries, performed live!

See the (unedited) video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMqv7GwlsEY&feature=g-upl

And give to WMPG!!! 207-874-3000  

CALL NOW!

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Strike!

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9/16 at Bayside Bowl, Portland, ME. Be there!

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Many people commented how happy I sound...I can't hide anything from you guys!

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Multitasking at its finest!

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What can I say? We've been burned before!

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These guys and gals are great!!!

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My love affair with food trucks started with a simple Taco Truck, not far from where Lynn and I were staying on Upper West Side of Manhattan in 2005.  welcome to Portland, ME!!

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not so Desire'd

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Sorry, busy week, forgot to post, but pairs well with "Ginger"!

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When first told his name was Connor, I'd often say Conan accidently, so...

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Got a crappy car? Call 1-888-WMPG-AUTO (1-888-967-4288) TODAY!

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Titling these commentaries are almost as much fun as recording them!

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Spurwink Presents the Sprout Film Festival 2012 Help us to celebrate diversity and combat discrimination!  Entertaining and enlightening short films by and about people with disabilities.   June 12 Augusta, Noon & 6:00, at the Holocaust & Human rights center, UMA.  By donation only.   June 14th noon & 6:00 at Waynflete School, Portland. Tickets on sale now:   http://spurwink.eventbrite.com/FMI: http://www.facebook.com/SpurwinkPresentsTheSproutFilmFestival2012    and    http://www.gosprout.org/film/

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and I don't mean Lynn!

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this was supposed to run 2 weeks ago, and last week we aired a peice my daughter Crys did a few years back.

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!!!

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I try to learn from my mistakes, but I didn't make 'em, what would I talk about?

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Edited down for Hukkin' a Chainek's broadcast.

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Support your local record store this Saturday!  Go to recordstoreday.com or bullmoose.com for more information.

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Lorenzo's top hits!

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I'm gonna go lay down now...

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RIP Davy.  recorded live on WMPG

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207-874-3000

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More thoughts on Davy, the Boomer Generation, and, well, the sweet spot (Thanks for the title, Steve!)

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I feared this day would come...losing our first Monkee.

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I had fun doing this promo!

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Dotting all the eyes...

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With Steve, Lars, and Zack on WMPG

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I can see (halfway) clearly now...

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Getting better all the time...

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Well, it rhymes.

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Merry Christmas!!!

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http://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wmpg&month=Apr&year=2010&showid=133

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=ambrose-berry&pid=155021564

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All gifts are welcome!

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We're all over the map here!  

Rappy Thanksgiving!!!

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watch the video:  http://www.wpix.com/videogallery/66087317/News/Mocker-Covering-Up-Hate

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whew!

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Not too many laughs here, but those should return soon (I hope!)

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...and I survived!

Hey podcast audience!  WMPG came up short for last week's Begathaon.  If you can help us out, please give at this link.  Thanks!  https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=SWY4xojjECVlZ7wJQysEDUc_nMDk3AyNKhc0edT0T0G65HbUxijIpQQlByK&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b081988562bf19d61623c669b34e5cd175ba4a

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Last day of Begathon on Thursday 10/6  207-874-3000  Help keep WMPG/wmpg.org going!

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recorded live hosting "Hukkin a Chainek" (longer than exoected)

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Harry Shearer's The Big Uneasy now on DVD

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Nothing to do with the first one!

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still one of my faves

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I hope all my listeners are safe, sound, and dry!

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Where have all the good times gone?

-Ray Davies

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Thanks Crys!

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BTW, it's Taco Trio, not Trio Taco.  Sorry.

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Yup, it's been a year, and here's the interviews I've been sitting on since then! (My apologies to the nice family from SC and the guy at the gate...too much backround noice)

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It's been quite a week!

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Spurwink is raising awareness, and helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues, through its presentation of the Sprout Film Festival. Please join us Thursday, June 9 for the 12:00pm and 7:00pm showings at One Longfellow Square in Portland (corner of Congress and State Streets). For information, call 207-797-2512.

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 Part 2 of "alternate recordings"

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Still doing overnights, but rarely...

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Lawrence S. Bliss, commonly known as Larry Bliss, is an American educator and former politician from the state of Maine. A Democrat, he served in the Maine House of Representitives (2000–2008) and the Maine Senate (2008–2011). He resigned as a senator on April 15, 2011 after accepting a position as an administrator in the University of California system and leaving the state of Maine.

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 In an e-mail sent to ticketholders on April 1st the Oxford, ME-based Nateva Festival announced the cancellation of its 2011 festivities after promoters found themselves “struggling at every turn as we have tried to push forward with preparations for this summer.” The festival, scheduled to go down August 4th-7th, would have seen performances by STS9,  Guster, Gregg Allman, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and more. The e-mail went on to say, “In the end, it’s all about being able to put forth a first rate event that everyone can be proud of and that our customers can enjoy. We just don’t have the confidence to go forward at this time.”   I spoke to Nateva organizer Frank Chandler last week about the cancellation and last year's festival held over the Fourth of July weekend that featured Moe. Flaming Lips, and Further..

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Sorry, forgot to post last weel!

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"The Big Uneasy" plays at the Nickelodeon Theater in Portland, ME one night only April 14, 2011 @ 7 and 9:15 pm.

In 2005, a disaster struck New Orleans. You know the rest. Or do you?

The first documentary by long-time "mockumentarian" Harry Shearer, The Big Uneasy follows three remarkable people--the leaders of two scientific investigation teams, and one whistleblower--as they reveal the true story of why New Orleans flooded, and why it could happen again.  

Shearer gets the inside story of a disaster that could have been prevented from the people who were there. His dogged pursuit of facts reveals that some of the same flawed methods responsible for levee failure during Hurricane Katrina are being used to rebuild the system expected to protect the new New Orleans from future peril.

The Big Uneasy marks the beginning of the end of ignorance about what happened to one of our nations most treasured citiesand serves as a stark reminder that the same agency that failed to protect New Orleans still employs the same flawed science in many other cities across America. Without improvements to engineering and accountability in oversight, the film cautions, we will be very sorry to see history repeat itself elsewhere. feature-length documentary The Big Uneasy, humorist and New Orleans resident Harry Shearer gets the inside story of a disaster that could have been prevented from the people who were there. Shearer speaks to the tireless investigators and experts who poked through the muck as the water receded, and uncovers a courageous whistle-blower from the Army Corps of Engineers. His dogged pursuit of facts reveals that some of the same flawed methods responsible for levee failure during Hurricane Katrina are being used to rebuild the system expected to protect the "new" New Orleans from future peril.

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At 9:31pm, 4/6/11 WMPG hit its $30,000 goal! Yay us!!

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What a great guy! Adam chats about Guster's new album Easy Wonderful, how it almost wasn't, life in Maine, saving the earth one tour (ang cruise) at a time, and, sadly, looking forward to Nateva.  And much more.  Thanks Adam!

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207-874-3000 Tell 'em Lorenzo's podcast sent ya!

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at the Strand Theatre 3/25/11!

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at the Strand Theatre 3/25/11!

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Bangers are awesome too!

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First new broadcast in a month: Key West, Sea Dogs, ice, and Fat Tuesday come up.

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A noble experiment gone wrong, and still only one review!

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"If you can't take the Maine winter, you don't deserve the spring!"

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Also, "Heavy Metal Parking Lot"!

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Thanks to all the readers!

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Waddie Welcome & the Beloved Community broadcast

heard on WMPG on MLK Day 2011

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Monday, MLK Day, January 17, 2011 2:00-3:00PM on WMPG 90.9 FM & wmpg.org

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Tune in 1/17/11 (MLK Day) on WMPG (and wmpg.org) for the Book Reading and interview special 2:00-3:00pm!

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63?!

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walkman? Really?!

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Thanks to Nora and Mike!!

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At the Venue 11/6/10

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Jon opening for and playing with Deely Stan at Portland's Venue 11/6/10

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Goodbye, my friend!

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