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Everybody Plays the Fool
Everybody Plays the Fool
Hosted by Shane.

Before you do anything rash, dig this… Everybody Plays the Fool showcases a wide variety of music, with a different theme each week (previous topics have included: cats, 70s radio, great song introductions, and baked goods).  Each episode brings together a diverse selection of songs, along with music trivia, humor, and live performances.

It may be factual, may be cruel.

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Category: Music

About Shane

Shane is a union organizer, musicians’ rights activist, and crazy cat gentleman, as well as the writer and co-host of NYC’s best (and only) regular Music Trivia night (see Facebook link below). Shane also serves as Training Director on RFB’s management team.

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  • Ep. 83: the Electric Bass Guitar
    by Shane on February 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    This week's show is all about that bass, with songs featuring iconic bass players, and lots of discussion of the instrument with a bassist, songwriter and blogger, Brooklyn's own John Montagna! Check out John's music, tour dates, and writing at Listen →

  • Ep. 82: Love
    by Shane on February 10, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Love, exciting and new... come aboard this special February love-themed episode of EPtF, featuring songs by Bill Withers, Kendrick Lamar, Herb Alpert, Talking Heads, and much more! Listen →

  • Ep. 81: Motorcycles
    by Shane on February 4, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Get your motor running, head out on the highway... we're listening to songs about motorcycles. Lots of music, plus discussion w/ RFB host (and motorcycle enthusiast) Rosie Misdary! Listen →

  • Ep. 80: Bruce Springsteen
    by Shane on January 28, 2018 at 6:01 am

    This week's show is a tribute to the Boss, with some classic Bruce tracks, and some great covers of his songs by other artists, PLUS a conversation with special guest Springsteenologist Josh Sherman! Listen →

  • Ep. 79: Winter Jazzfest 2018
    by Shane on January 10, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    We're celebrating the excellent NYC Winter Jazzfest with an episode featuring artists playing the festival this year. Hear songs from Esperanza Spalding, My Brightest Diamond, Harriet Tubman, Deerhoof, and much more! For more info about the festival (and tickets!) go to Listen →

  • Ep 78: Songs from 2017
    by Shane on January 9, 2018 at 2:18 am

    This week, we skim some of the delicious cream off the top of the trash-juice smoothie that was 2017... with some of Shane's favorite songs from the last year! Listen →

  • Ep. 77: Bobby Keys
    by Shane on December 23, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    This week's EPtF is a birthday tribute to the late great saxophonist Bobby Keys, best known for his tenure with the Rolling Stones (as well as playing with Joe Cocker, all the solo Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Warren Zevon, and many more). Listen →

  • Ep. 76: Tom Waits
    by Shane on December 18, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Step right up, step right up, it's the EPtF tribute to the great Tom Waits! You'll hear songs from throughout his career, plus some great covers by other artists. Now get away from me kid, you bother me. Listen →

  • Ep. 75: Booze
    by Shane on December 9, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Shhhhh... let metellyousomething... yoou shud listNen tothis peisode, becasue i'ts all abouut BOOOOZE! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 74: Video Games
    by Shane on December 3, 2017 at 3:06 am

    It's-a me, Everybody Plays the Fool! This week's 8-bit episode is all about video games. [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday at 9pm EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 73: Cooking
    by Shane on November 24, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Along with special guest Amanda (host of Reciprocity Radio on RFB), we listen to songs about making food and discuss celebrity musician cookbooks and the best music to listen to while cooking. Dig in! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday at 9pm EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 72: Winter Clothes
    by Shane on November 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Button up your overcoat, and get ready for songs about jackets, coats, snowsuits, and sweaters. This week's theme is winter clothing! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 71: Weed
    by Shane on November 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Sit back, relax, and roll up a jazz cigarette, as we listen to songs about marijuana. [Everybody Plays the Fools airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn Listen →

  • Ep. 70: Evil
    by Shane on November 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Mwahahahahaha! [Everybody Plays the Fool airs live every Monday night at 9PM EST on Listen →

  • Ep. 69: New England
    by Shane on October 30, 2017 at 1:36 am

    This week, we celebrate the majesty of Fall, maple syrup, and of course, whaling! Songs about New England, songs by New Englanders, and some classic examples of New England culture. You can't get there from here! Listen →

  • Guest Ep: Puerto Rico (with host Angelica)
    by Shane on October 9, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Angelica Vergel (co-host of "Empty Orchestra" on RFB) guest hosts this week to spotlight the music of Puerto Rico! Listen →

  • Ep. 68: Stevie Wonder
    by Shane on September 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This week's all about the great Stevie Wonder, with a mix of songs he recorded, songs he wrote for other artists, and covers of his songs. Resident Stevie-ologist Mike Joseph (host of The Jheri Curl Chronicles on RFB) joins for a discussion of Stevie Wonder's music, activism, and career. Listen →

  • Ep. 67: Old Media
    by Shane on September 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This week is all about Old Media, as we hear songs about tapes, 8-tracks, and even victrolas, plus lots of conversation with guest Elann Danziger (host of Lost & Rewound, on Radio Free Brooklyn) as we discuss mix tapes, childhood recording, and capturing memories on cassette. Listen →

  • Ep. 66: Science!
    by Shane on September 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Continuing the school theme from last week, Ep 66 is all songs about science! Listen →

  • Ep. 65: Books
    by Shane on September 11, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    This week, we celebrate the Fall and the start of a new school year with songs about books! We've got artists paying tribute to some of their favorite books, or just books in general. EPtF airs live at 9PM EST every Monday night at Listen →

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