One of things about beards is that, when men reach a certain age, they’d like to see if they can grow one. It’s a phenomenon I understand very well. After you get over the itchy face, you go, ‘Oh, I don’t have to shave, that’s cool.’ And then you move into the philosophical thing– people say, “You look weird, you have a beard.” And you say, ‘No, actually, it’s weird to shave.’ Having a beard is natural. When you think about it, shaving it off is quite weird.

Paul McCartney

The Beard Radio KUCB 89.7 - Keep It Hairy

The Beard Radio KUCB 89.7 – Keep It Hairy

Music That Made Us

In the first episode of The Beard, we realize that we don’t really get this radio thing quite yet. With no intro, no music beds, little editing and way too much coffee, we talk about our embarrassing and formative childhood influences. To quote Nicole, “Do you remember falling in love with music and the first time you heard a song that just made you want to dance?” Whether it was the theme song to The Jefferson’s, a horrible commercial jingle, the repetitive patter of rain outside your bedroom window or Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, it’s all good. ¡Abrazar la música!

The Beard – EP 1 – Music That Made Us by Beard Radio on Mixcloud

Bob-Dylan-Highway-61-RevisitedSet List:

Day In The Life, The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967
Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis Presley, 1957
Like A Virgin, Madonna, Like A Virgin, 1984
The Right Stuff, New Kids On The Block, Hangin’ Tough, 1988
Mariah Carey, Always Be My Baby, Daydream, 1996
Prince, When Doves Cry, Purple Rain, 1984
The Ramones, The KKK Took My Baby Away, Pleasant Dreams, 1981
Led Zeppelin, Ramble On, II, 1969
The Rolling Stones, Miss You, Some Girls, 1978
Bob Dylan, Like A Rolling Stone, Highway 61 Revisited, 1965

The Beard is a weekly radio program airing Friday nights at 10pm – Replay Monday at 8pm – on 89.7 FM KUCB in Unalaska (AKST), brought to you by two old punk rock nerds, Nicole & Brett. Focusing on a different theme each week, The Beard takes you on a musical journey throughout the vast landscape of blues and jazz, rock and roll, rockabilly, rhythm and blues, punk, hardcore, alternative and independent rock and hip-hop, even a little country. Our goal is to unify the often confusing universe of modern music, how it came to be, and where it might be headed. The Beard knows what you must listen to, in the black of night, the dead of winter, the bone dry of desert. Listen back.