Newsletter 11/1/21

Hi Everyone,

Lazlo will be broadcasting live with the following special programming:

Monday @ 7pm - Presents New NJ Music

Tuesday @ 7pm - Lazlo's Den Presents New Music

Wednesday @ 7pm - Stay Home With Lazlo with guest Part-Time Custodian (Mike Herz)

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Lazlo's Corner

December 15th will mark 21 years of Since we are not ready to do in-person shows yet, I am still trying to decide how best to celebrate being, "Your #1 Source For All Things In NJ's Local Original Music Scene Since December 2000." If you have any ideas, please let me know.

But the end of this year doesn't just mark 21 years of for me, it marks 30 years of doing radio in one way or another.

It was right around this time (early November) of 1991 that I was a freshman in college at a small school in Philadelphia. A friend of mine was doing a radio show on our low wattage station, that could not even be heard in some of the dorms, and invited me to come up and co-host with him. You didn't need to ask me twice. I've been a fan of music for even longer than I can remember...

Quick side story, a relative recently told me that when I was young every time I came to visit I was say hi and do all the pleasantries expected of me, and then would run to the radio and start spinning the dial to find music I liked. I do not remember this, but it sounds like me. I do remember for much of my childhood having a boombox on my bed and would spin the dial looking for songs I liked (and try to record them onto cassette tapes).

Anyway, I went up to the small station with my friend. Except for 2 CDs, it was all vinyl records.... I can still remember that dusty smell of being around all those records, terrible for my allergies, but a fond memory nonetheless. It felt like home. I got on the air with my friend and even my friend noticed I was a different person. Generally shy and afraid to say much, I suddenly felt like I could say anything (within FCC guidelines), & play songs I wanted people to hear. Sure, some of them were well known songs, but I loved to play deep cuts, and songs I liked that I don't think many others of the time new.

So, shortly thereafter I started doing my own radio show. And when I left that school after 1 year... it was a bad fit for me... I started doing a radio show at Middlesex County College. And when I moved from there to Monmouth College/University (it became a university just before I graduated), I did a radio show there also... a local music show. Some of the local musicians I played back then (1993-1995) are still part of the local music scene, and their new music is on

Then dark days came... I did a 5 year stint of weekend & fill in shifts for a commercial rock station. I had no control over what I played (somewhat well know secret... pretty much all radio stations are strictly formatted and DJ's have no control over what songs they play), and was told a lot of things I had to say also... which ultimately is what led to me leaving said station for, but the specifics of that story (and other stories of my time at that station) will wait for another day.

It is funny looking back and thinking, I gave up getting paid (not much, but we were unionized so it was above minimum wage) to do radio for a sizable audience, to spend money to do to a much smaller audience... but I wouldn't change a thing about that.

But I wonder, if not for my friend freshman year of college being on the college station, would I be celebrating 30 years of doing radio?

I long ago lost touch with that friend, but Matt if you happen to read this, Thank You! I am pretty sure you changed my life, and if I've changed anyone's life by doing, then I guess you kind of had a hand in that too.



This week on Presents New NJ Music we have new music from:

Save Face - "Another Kill For The Highlight Reel" from "Another Kill For The Highlight Reel"
Can't Swim - "10 Years Too Late" from "Change Of Plans"
Radar & Satellite - "It's All Shit" from "It Ain't Easy, But It'll Be Alright/It's All Shit"
Part-Time Custodian - "Cross The Bridge" from "Crowned In Afterglow"
Jacob Mathews - "The One I Used To Love" from "The One I Used To Love [single]"
Sweaty Lamarr - "I Have Always Been In Love With You" from "I Have Always Been In Love With You [single]"
Morningside Lane - "Good Men" from "Good Men [single]"
Ghosthaus - "Killjoy" from "Killjoy [single]"
Ill-Advised - "On The Run" from "On The Run [single]"
Commons 2 - "M.C." from "Who Do You Think You Are I Am"
bean trees - "i know that you love me" from "bean trees/buddy smiles"
Joe P - "Off My Mind" from "Emily Can't Sing"
Doug Gatta - "Gonna Come A Time" from "God's Lonely Man"
Pat Veil - "1 More Mile 2 Go (8 Miles High)" from "The Sickening World of Pat Veil" Presents New NJ Music airs Monday @ 7pm

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This week on Lazlo's Den Presents New Music we have new music from:

Spoon - "The Hardest Cut" from "Lucifer On The Sofa"
The Copyrights - "Enemies" from "Alone In A Dome"
Lars Frederiksen - "Army Of Zombies" from "Army Of Zombies [single]"
Terry Family - "Fire In The Wind" from "Hometown Tragedies"
George Mann - "The Last Song" from "A World Like This"
Mary McGuinness - "Til I Can Make It On My Own" from "Gonna Feel It Again (EP)"
FUR - "Anybody Else But Me" from "When You Walk Away"
Geographer - "Slave To The Rhythm" from "Down And Out In The Garden Of Earthly Delights"
Jackson+Sellers - "Wound Up" from "Breaking Point"
Glenn Gould - "Good Kinda High (feat. U.S. Girls)" from "Uninvited Guests"
Monica Aben - "That's Alright" from "Postcards"
The RT's - "Waiter" from "The RT's"
Zache Davis - "Confessions Beneath A Cloudy Sky" from "The Sting"
Lunar Vacation - "Gears" from "Inside Every Fig Is A Dead Wasp"
Together Pangea - "Ghoul" from "DYE"
Weak Signal - "Voice Inside My Head" from "Bianca"

Lazlo's Den Presents New Music airs Tuesday @ 7pm

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See playlist (with links to all the acts) here:



That's all for this week folks.


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