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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 #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 →

  • Aural Medication #15: dream in my mind
    by Rina on February 28, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    The first set has a couple of weirdly prescient songs by David Bowie & XTC; then we hop around to stuff from the 60's & stuff by acts playing locally & other stuff the stuff: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #14: no I don't have a theme
    by Rina on February 23, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Listen as I play some songs about going to bed & sleepwalk right through the show...also I talk to a real live teen about a new RFB show! Listen →

  • Aural Medication #13: can't get enough of it
    by Rina on February 15, 2018 at 1:41 am

    On the anniversary of the Beatles 1st appearance on the Ed Sullivan show - (and ignoring, for a moment, what Q said) a valentine to the British Invasion; also tunes by Bobby Womack, Fats Waller, the Like, the Last Shadow Puppets, Major Harris, the James Hunter Six and more. Playlist: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #12: black hole
    by Rina on February 9, 2018 at 3:36 am

    New music from the Go! Team, Django Django, Chris Dave & the Yearning...old music from the Hollies, Rick James, Belle & Sebastian & more... Playlist: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #11: A person is a sometime thing
    by Rina on February 3, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Marking the passing of the great Hugh Masekela; also noting the births of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Etta James, Jean Knight + lots of other great tunes. Songs: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #10: I know you know
    by Rina on January 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    From the 80's to Brazilian to 70's disco-soul to 60's rock + iconoclasts etc. & so forth Songs: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #9: superstupid
    by Rina on January 19, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Episode number nine, number nine, number nine...a set dedicated to the LOTUS - that's Liar-in-chief Of The, where's my king cake? Songs: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #8: Ding Dong, Ding Dong
    by Rina on January 12, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Cold weather, cold feelings, talking about the weather, small talk, talking loud & saying nothing Song list: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #7: what's old is new
    by Rina on January 5, 2018 at 4:41 am

    It's the end of the year! So what? Playing stuff from various re-issues & compilations that came out in 2017. Also some dance music to get you in the NYE mood... Playlist: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #6: chilly winds, santas, freaks
    by Rina on December 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Some holiday stuff, some birthdays, some dead air - to, um create suspense, yeah, that's it...a 'wintery mix' of randomness. Playlist: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #5 - when sunny gets blue: tribute to Cali
    by Rina on December 21, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    A little soul, a little snow & a tribute to California: "a land that paradise could well be jealous of..." Full tracklist here: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #4: Tell the Truth / Don't Lie
    by Rina on December 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    When the truth is found to beeee lies...don't let all the joy within you die, listen to my show. Tracklist here: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #3: We Live in Brooklyn, Baby
    by Rina on December 7, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Celebrating the new digs, songs about giving & getting + some glitches, all wrapped up for you. Full trackilist here: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #2: Chicken Payback
    by Rina on November 29, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Show numero dos where I dance & talk about diners & drummers, 'cause I'm alliterative like that. Tracklist: Listen →

  • Aural Medication: Slave to the Radio
    by Rina on November 24, 2017 at 3:13 am

    1st Episode on Radio Free Brooklyn - songs about dirty rotten scoundrels and the women getting their revenge. Listen →