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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 #44: Jack, that cat was clean
    by Rina on September 19, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    From the most stylish station around, we brings you songs from the Lafayette Afro - Rock Band, the Undertones, Gilberto Cruz, Sonny Rollins, Pete Townsend, Camille Thurman, the bird & the bee, Them, Sonny Clark & stand in the mirror & dig yo'self. Playlist here: Live from Bushwish every Friday morning at 11 AM on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #43: back to schooldays
    by Rina on September 14, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Tales of school boy crushes and lunch ladies, cutting with class and hating on school...also a set for dudes with unrealistic ambitions...hmmm...sound familiar? From the Donnas to ZZ Top with the Voidz, Frankie Cosmos, Jon Lucien, Marcos Valle, Danzig & Bo Diddley in between. Listen →

  • Aural Medication #42: who listens to the radio?
    by Rina on September 12, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Billy C. takes this one again, playing all your faves & raves: Tony Allen, Chuck Prophet, Japanese Breakfast, Irma Thomas, the Sports, Steely Dan & more... Listen →

  • Aural Medication #41: Doin' TIme - countdown to summer's end
    by Rina on August 29, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    My final blowout of summer songs: tales of ant invasions, sharks, mosquitoes & melted ice cream. This week brings you the likes of - the Choir, the Pyramids, Tom Waits, Blondie, Jimmy Mcgriff, Letta Mbulu, the Jones Girls, the Strawberry Alarm Clock etc. Track list: Live on Fridays 11 AM on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #40: Enchanted Sky Machines
    by Rina on August 22, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    We say good - bye to Aretha, play songs that have the same titles as other songs and also a few about spaceships & such. In this program, music by Loyle Carner, Boz Scggs, XTC, Pere Ubu, Judee SIll, Badfinger, Cafe Tacuba, Ben Folds & of course, Aretha. Track list here: Tune in on Friday mornings for a new episode every week. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #39: drowning in a sea of love
    by Rina on August 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Notes on negative ions and wild waters with tunes by Mr. Twin Sister, Denzel Curry, Jack DeJohnette, Rodrigo Amarante, Shy Boys, Tony Molina, Dorothy Ashby, a smattering of soft rock to wash over you like a velvet cocoon & more. Tune in on Fridays at 11:00 EDT to Listen →

  • Aural Medication #38: What Kind of Woman is This?
    by Rina on August 9, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Guest host Billy C. does it again, taking you through another musical escapade with tunes from Buddy Guy, Chuck D, Robert Cray, Apollonia 6, Betty Wright, Stevie Wonder, David Byrne...seamless streaming for your listening pleasure. Songs: New show every Friday 11:00 AM Eastern on Listen →

  • Aural Medication #37: they say I'm different
    by Rina on August 2, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Airdate: 7-27-18: This week we begin by celebrating da beach. From 1977 with the Ramones to 2017 and Tall Juan and some lesser known beach songs...also music by the Dirty Projectors, Chicano Batman, Kamasi Washington, the Get Up Kids, da Stones (Mick Jagger's birthday 7-26...) Linda Perhacs, Betty Davis & mo' Live on Fridays at 11:00 AM on Song list: Listen →

  • Aural Medication #36: Strange American Dream / Out of Time
    by Rina on July 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    This week we begin with a few words for you-know-who, the big orange himself, in light of this week's events. But then we quickly move ON. We have songs by three artists from three different African countries, a set that meanders around time and summer and, uh, summer-time; songs old and new in varieties of soulful rock and rocking soul. A new show can be heard live every Friday morning 11:00 AM Eastern on Listen →

  • 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 →

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