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

My friend Steve Hirshon passed away December 1st, 2017.  As The Lorenzo Commentaries started on a magazine show Steve had in 2005 and continued when he moved to Thursday morning as Hukkin' a Chainek I realize with Steve gone, it's time yo retire TLC as well.

This is a compilation I put together for a remembrance for Steve in January at Jay York's Last Church on the Left in Portland, but technical glitches wouldn't let it play in its entirety.

Here it is now. I miss you every day, Steve, but especially Thursday mornings.

Direct download: My_Friend_Steve_and_I_on_the_air.mp3
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Baby be home soon!

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Happy Fathers' Dad

Happy Birthday Steve...and Me!

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On this, the 3rd anniversary of John's passing, I repay this great recollection of John's participation in history.

Next week, subbing Hukkin a Chainek, I present an all Monkees show on the eve of the release of Good Times.

2016...the year of The Monkees!

Direct download: Talking_Woodtock_with_attendee_John_Lehman1.mp3
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I'm still digesting!

 

Direct download: Mardi20Gras202016.mp3
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Still miss ya, buddy!

Direct download: From20May2020143A20Forever20Young.mp3
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Call 207-874-3000 and tell 'em The Lorenzo Commentaries Podcast sent ya!  Help keep community radio alive!!

Direct download: Begathon20Fall20201520excerpt.mp3
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Sorry about last week...it's all explained within.

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I'll be exausted, but I'll be there!

Direct download: VideoParty21.mp3
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Some thoughts on a tough week.

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Some thoughts on a tough week.

Direct download: POTUS.mp3
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A chat with Spurwink's Sue Murphy & Simon McDonald.  Not listening in Maine?  Go to http://gosprout.org/sprout-touring-film-festival/ to see if and when it's coming your town.

Direct download: sprouttfftlc.mp3
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Direct download: stffpromo201.mp3
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To celebrate Fall Begathon 2015 I fit 10 years of commentaries in under 5 minutes! Enjoy!!

Call 207-874-3000 to donate.

Direct download: 10_in_under_5.mp3
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Please chock it out! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1529991300/the-reel-snow-white

Direct download: ReelSW.mp3
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thanks again, Adam!

Evermotion, in stores now!

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hope you made thru OK.  I know NYC did.  How's 'bout you, SanAntonio?

Direct download: Naming20It.mp3
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a week later...still recovering!

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Thanks. Adam. Great album!

Direct download: Evermotion.mp3
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Did I bum you out last week? I apologize; some introspection was in order.

Direct download: Not20All20the20News20is20Bad.mp3
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I'm back! And welcome 2015!!

Direct download: GR2014.mp3
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evermotion!

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Aw crap!

Direct download: Stay20Calm....mp3
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Vote vote vote November 4th!!!

And don't forget Mainers, a vote for Cutler is a vote for 4 more years of LaPage aka Maine's Embarrassment !

Direct download: Transitioning20V2.mp3
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It doesn't matter if it's the midterms, in fact, it really does...vote November 4th!

Direct download: Close_Enough.mp3
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Will post stated news story soon!

Direct download: The20L20Word.mp3
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80!

Happy birthday, Dad! Enjoy this eBay!!

Direct download: 8021.mp3
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If you feel generous call 207-874-3000 (or 207-780-4909 after hours) and tell 'em the Lorenzo Commentaries Podcast sent ya!

Direct download: Fall20271420Begathon20Diaries.mp3
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Includes "New Car Smell" from 2007.

I'm hosting Hukkin' a Chainek next week, AKA Begathon! Call 207-874-3000 and pledge (please?)

Direct download: NotSoNCS.mp3
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I'm talkin' to you Groupon and LivingSocial!

Direct download: Ungifted.mp3
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On 6/11/14 Empire in Portland, Maine Clash of the Titans presented It's Guster's v. Dispatch version, when who shows up? None other than Guster's own Adam Gardner!

Seems we can look forward to an interview with Adam when the new Guster's album drops!!

Direct download: Adam.mp3
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Direct download: Heres_to_Journeys.mp3
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As a diabetic I had some pop tarts in my knapsack (and was prepared to to declare it as a medical necessity because of the heat, etc.) and as a result of the loooooong lines (I spoke with fellow concertgoers and 90 minutes was an underestimation) those were what I consumed that day! Someone I spoke with waited in line for over 2 hours, and when near the front was told the booth was out of food; rumors abounded that another booth out of food were selling plain rolls for $2. On her way there she encountered an enterprising (greedy? opportunistic??) young man selling the 4 $8.00 burgers he had for $13.00 each! This is not my idea of a good time!
And with 2 stages why a 30-60 minute wait between sets? Nateva in 2010 had 2 stages, and the flow between acts was seamless.
The smoking ban was ignored and unenforced, but at least most smokers hung by the outlaying fences
On the plus side, I appreciate I didn't have to buy water to stay hydrated, Lack of shade was an issue for me, as I'm not a sun worshipper, but for an outdoor show, I suppose it's the nature of the beast.
I wasn't overly impressed with the daytime acts, though they were pleasant enough, But the Dropkicks had a great (though brief) set and Mumford & Sons made the day worth it! And fireworks to boot!!
I feel if we were stop #4 in the GotR tour rather than the premiere, it might have gone smoother. but all in all it was a great day for Portland, Mumford & Sons, me, and my 15,000 other concert buddies!

Direct download: mumsthe_word.mp3
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3000+ messages in my e-mail box...time to clean house again!

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OK, so it's not Radio Open Mic, but it is an open mic, and it's on the radio, and it's an honor to be part of WMPG Poer Up! Party.

Tune in on 1/21/12.  My deal airs 4-5pm.  Better yet, come down and play1

Direct download: OM_12.mp3
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like the podcast? Let me know! radioopenmic@gmail.com 

Direct download: The_D_Word.mp3
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Bazzinga!

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Two edited commentaies from the first year for the price of one!

Hats off to the best Music Director ever, Ron Raymond!!!

Direct download: lrmdhb2me.mp3
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Sorry I never got to post this last week.  Part 1 of "alternate recordings"

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Two very different takes on Mardi Gras!

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A 7 1/2 minute version of my one hour special!

Direct download: wwbc_excerpts.mp3
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Dedicated to Ron Raymond, Jr, M.D., from October '04

Direct download: LorenzoLorenzoRaffaMD1.mp3
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Did I mention the salted pollack?

Direct download: EcoXmas.mp3
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Check out "This Week with Larry Miller" on iTunes!

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Last Saturday night Portland's DEELY STAN performed at the Venue with very special guest guitarist Jon Herington of Steely Dan.   Last week Jon spoke with Lorenzo about his band and new solo album "Shine Shine Shine".  This week Jon talks about his work with Steely Dan.

Direct download: sd_edit_pt2.mp3
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We're on the verge of disaster here in Maine.

Two words: Paul LaPage.

Direct download: IaaP.mp3
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Direct download: bega_1010.mp3
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I'm over it!

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Radio Open Plug Live!

Oops, sorry, audio didn't post...coming soon!

 

 

 

Recorded live on Steve's Hukkin' a Chainek


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yea CPI

boo PSL

Direct download: eaday.mp3
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It's Don, Don, DON!!!

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It's official...Radio Open Mic 8 is 9/23/10 3-5pm ET!!!

Direct download: away.mp3
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A grand time was had by all

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I'm so excited/and I just can't hide it

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My batteries are recharged!

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Originally edited from 6/09's "My Part (& My Art)"

Direct download: My_Part__My_Art_edited.mp3
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tell me you listen to the commentary/podcast and I'll be your friend!

Direct download: underu.mp3
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The great Jonathan Richman, ladies and gents!
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Music by guy on YouTube, Micheal Wein...search under TV themes on piano.

Direct download: Oh_TV.mp3
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Ignore the Morrison part; their beautiful new facility is now open in Scarborough (& I don't work there anymore)

Direct download: The_Grass_Has_Riz.mp3
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Break bread with me!
Direct download: SNU.mp3
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Bill Chinnock, 1947-2007

Direct download: bill.mp3
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Maine deserves better!
Direct download: newnews.mp3
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sorry for the late posting!

Direct download: chip.mp3
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Yeah, screw SouthWest!!!

Direct download: back_on_track.mp3
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Should be a blast!

Direct download: deely_edit.mp3
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call! 207-874-3000. This was the "second take" done when I guest-hosted "Whee Doggies" 3/11/10
Direct download: fallbeg10.mp3
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Thank you Digigods, I'm famous (and thank you, Dave from Cumberland...I'm mobile!)
Direct download: listen_local.mp3
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I miss you, old friends!

Direct download: ncs.mp3
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ooowwww!!!!
Direct download: broken.mp3
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
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Thanks, Michael!
Direct download: deely.mp3
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A new verb!
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A noun, a verb, and a good cat!
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BTW, I didn't win. Congrats to Dan Bernard, Michael Townsend, Dick Dinman, DJ Roy, and the kid from Blunt!
Direct download: ShortSubjects.mp3
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A new year, a new start!
Direct download: oh_ten.mp3
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A holiday change of pace.  Enjoy!
Direct download: y_xm.mp3
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Sorry for the delay...Steve decided to hold this commentary for a week to coincide with an intewview that will take place next week.  A possible sequel? We'll see.
Direct download: xmas1.mp3
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This now includes half my paid holidays!
Direct download: 5wks.mp3
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My annual holiday visit, live on WMPG.
Direct download: thanx.mp3
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Thanks for listening,,,now check these out!
Direct download: iCandy.mp3
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No!
After some time to reflect...
Direct download: no.mp3
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From the late 80's!!!
Direct download: old_school.mp3
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A version created for WMPG's Fall begathon 10/15-21/09. Call 207-874-3000 to pledge if you're inspired!
Direct download: still_me_2.mp3
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recorded live on WMPG. Radio Open Mic Live today!! Don't miss it!!!
Direct download: late2plug.mp3
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Whenever one week!
Direct download: Whenever.mp3
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Goodnight Jonny (Live from the Good Egg Cafe) A great show...Over a Cardboard Sea is amazing. I hope they come to Radio Open Mic Live!
Direct download: goodnight_J_live.mp3
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Mark your calendars...10/08/09. I know, not as catchy as 09/09/09
Direct download: roml0909.mp3
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Peace and love (& NO on 1)
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A good week: a visit from John + Beatlemania

Direct download: Talking_Woodtock_with_attendee_John_Lehman.mp3
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Thanks, John, my friend.  Peace and love.

Direct download: comm_ws.mp3
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09/24/09 6:30-8:30 AM ET...w/a live commentary!
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Thanks for listening!
Direct download: Good.mp3
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Happy summer, friends!
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a sequel to "A Man of Few Words"
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commentary = therapy
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Bring on Guster (but keep quiet)!
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I saw Ween!
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Find The Lorenzo Commentaries now on www.twitter.com/renzcomm !
Direct download: EDENT.MP3
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