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Aural Medication
Hosted by Rina. A weekly infusion of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…musical remedies both natural & synthetic, some locally sourced, some internationally imported. From Cleveland to the Congo, from Bushwick to Brazil. I will be mixing up the medicine with everything from the old-fashioned to the new – fangled, the rust – corroded & star spangled; precious antiques & shiny new balloons, dusty relics & fancy gadgets. Tune in for your tonic for a tired mind, an elixir for the listless. Taken with meals or on an empty stomach – it’s always good for what ails ya.
Listen LIVE every Friday at 11:00 am
Category: Music

About Rina

Rina has recently woken from a long and deep slumber during which she dreamt that she was sailing around the moon in a silver hot air balloon on a highly classified reconnaissance mission. She emerged with magic moondust in her pockets which she is secretly sprinkling on everyone she meets.
In her past life, she worked as DJ at public radio stations in Colorado and New Jersey after beginning her radio career at age nine with a tape recorder in her Forest Hills living room.

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  • Aural Medication #35: get it while you're young
    by Rina on July 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Originally airing Friday, July 13th this program features some songs about youth & its passing, some gypsy songs, some French songs, a little futbol reference (the World Cup! 2018!)...including the likes of: Black Sugar, the Essex Green, the Act, Root Boy Slim & the Sex Change Band, Sinkane, Kalman Balogh, Marie LaForêt & more... Track list: Listen live every Friday 11:00 AM EDT on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #34: far, far away
    by Rina on July 11, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    From the hills of New Jersey to, uh, Rock Creek Park? Not exactly spanning the glode but a splendid mix anyway including a set about traveling & being on the road because that's what we do in summer. Featuring tunes by Marc Ribot & his prosthetic Cubans, Frank Zappa, Della Reese, the Blackbyrds, Hana Vu, Minus the Bear et al. Song list: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #33: summer stupefaction
    by Rina on July 6, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Aural Medication hits its first record speed! Thanks to Billy C. for pinch hitting this week, doing his best imitation of me yet and maybe going one better, bringing you such classics as 'Bang Bang," "Mango Mako," & "Click Clack"...also appearances by the Tuneyards, Pere Ubu, Tom Waits, Garland Jeffreys, Mariachi El Bronx and mo' Listen →

  • Aural Medication #32: happy summertime
    by Rina on June 27, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    It is summer, people. Need I say more? Diving into the delicious season with several versions of the all time classic tune, one of the most covered songs ever, you know the one. Also music by Kino, the Kinks, Kris Kristofferson, R. Kelly and even artists from other parts of the alphabet...Angelique Kidjo, MFSB, the Breeders.... Playlist: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #31: laughing or crying?
    by Rina on June 20, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Are laughing and crying opposites or really not so far apart? You decide. This episode features songs about both. Also new things from Bombino, Ezra Collective, Domenico Lancelotti & Low Cut Connie. And something a little rrracy...just for you. Songs: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #30: Magic + Illusion
    by Rina on June 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Notes on celebrity suicides, Japanese rental families and then some tunes to put the 'ride' in your Friday...meandering around Low Cut Connie, Sir Douglas Quintet, Parliament, Lonnie Liston Smith, the Quick, Gabriella Cohen and Tom Jones! A groove and a gas to be sure, as always. Original air date: June 8, 2018 LIsten live every Friday morning at 11:00 AM only on playlist: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #29: I Can't Understand It
    by Rina on June 6, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Songs about misunderstandings...being misunderstood, misled & making up your mind...doing what you say & saying what you mean...Other songs by by Veruca Salt, Elastica, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs,...also Pucho! Yusef Lateef, Future Punx, Run DMC, Bobby Womack & mo' Catch a new show every Friday morning at 11:00 on Songs: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #28: I Can't Do My Homework Anymore
    by Rina on May 30, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Songs to focus and distract , to make you feel, to make you dance. A birthday salute to the Bob with a bunch of covers; also to Lauryn Hill, Paul Weller & Patti Labelle. Newer music by Janelle Monae, Chad Valley, Twin Shadow & !!! New shows every Friday morning at 11:00 AM EDT on the tunes: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #27: I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
    by Rina on May 23, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    ...I just want to start a flame in your heart...boogie-woogie, vocalese, scat, jazz, blues, soul & the Talking Heads. From Moody's Mood for Love to Manhattan Loverboy...from Chicken Shack Boogie to Boogie on Reggae Woman...from Leaving Trunk to This Must Be the Place. Live every Friday at 11:00 AM Songs: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #26: foolish delights and guilty pleasures
    by Rina on May 16, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Love makes fools of everyone...songs about the foolish, a birthday salute to songwriter Graham Gouldman, songs you hear all the time & still love and new stuff from Leon Bridges, Josh Rouse, Blossoms and We Are Scientists... Full playlist here: Listen to new episodes every Friday at 11:00 AM on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #25: talking to the shadows
    by Rina on May 9, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    How much of your life do you spend waiting for something? Actively, passively, in anticipation or boredom or impatience or dread. Nearly every minute of every day. New music by Chris Richards & the Subtractions, The Unknown Mortal Orchestra & the Orange Peels...the famous guitar riff shared by Bowie & James Brown...birthday nods to Sharon Jones, Ray Barreto, Kim Gordon & Shirley Horn and of course, notes on waiting. Track list: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #24: bless the telephone
    by Rina on May 2, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    The telephone saga concludes with a set dedicated to the humble telephone. And I don't mean the cell...Also continuing to celebrate artists born in April including Gil Scott-Heron, Charles Mingus, Ann Peebles, Eddie Hazel & Giorgio Moroder. Hello hello... Song list: LIVE on Fridays @ 11AM EDT on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #23: hey, America!
    by Rina on April 26, 2018 at 4:30 am

    A little social commentary, a little spaced - out mellow jam, a little rock & roll. Track list: Listen live every Friday 11:00 AM Eastern on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #22: April in Paris, Cowboys in Africa
    by Rina on April 18, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    All the cool cats are born in April - Al Green, Jimmy Cliff, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Hugh Masekela, Serge Gainsbourg, Ronnie Lane....also a set for Francophiles and new music from Hinds, Ty Seagull. U.S. Girls & Major Murphy + mo' Listen →

  • Aural Medication #21: friday on my mind - Billy C guest host
    by Rina on April 13, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Billy C of Cosmic Debris pretends to be me while I'm in Paree...and plays music by the Yardbirds, Arrested Development, Brenda Khan, Grace Jones, the Seratones, Mick Taylor... Listen →

  • Aural Medication #20: I, Banana or, What did he mean by that?
    by Rina on April 7, 2018 at 1:53 am

    Contort yourself and do the Watusi Boogaloo...Ready or not here comes the Studio Backpack Rap...Can't Nobody Love You Til the End, I Wonder If I Take You Home and play some Jive Samba, will you Treat Her Like a Lady? 'Cause She's Thunderstorms & this is all just Greasy Kid Stuff. You'd better Go Now & Getaway...Plus- Latin, African & Brazeeew, of course. Listen LIVE on Fridays 11 AM EDT on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #19: springtime can kill you
    by Rina on March 28, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Remember life before the Internet & social media? No? Those were the good old days before all your shit was 'out there' being tallied, categorized & used against you. On this week's show - reggae, Brazilian, blues & some dark songs about spring; music by Jorge Ben, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Rufus, Family, Dungen & Woods, Etta Jones, Girl Ray & mo'... Full track list: Listen LIVE every Friday morning at 11:00 US Eastern time on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #18: lava, you, cupid
    by Rina on March 22, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Songs with one word titles, songs that remind you of other songs, March birthdays - all wrapped up for you with a bow on top. No mistakes. Track list: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #17: Hotter, Colder
    by Rina on March 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Join me and my guest, my old buddy Billy, as we reminisce about working at Tower Records (RIP Russ Solomon) and in radio and discuss the tunes - songs about hot & cold, good & bad, musicians' musician children and some stuff for "Ladies' Day"... Complete song list: Listen LIVE every Friday 11 AM Eastern only on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #16: she's got guns
    by Rina on March 8, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Happy International Women's Day...kicking off women's history month with music from Pylon, Shangri-Las, Jocelyn Brown, Nona Hendryx, Romeo Void, ESG, Cat Power...and more more mor Listen →

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