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Sammy Younan is the program director of Girth Radio: an online radio station that started broadcasting from inside The Pacific Junction Hotel bar (RIP!). At Girth he Hosts My Summer Lair (a pop culture celebration) & In Session… (which features music performances).

An avid writer; Red Letter Nights is his first book. His writing has appeared in the National Post, USA Today, Sole Shift, Relevant and Geek Hard.

Sammy doesn't get along with pants: Down With Pants!

Hidden Gem: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities”

I get the new music spotlight was on Radiohead. We're all happy Radiohead is back. And yet I caught this dynamic and utterly fantastic track from the Red Hot Chili Peppers:

So much delicious goodness going on!

Flea's slapdash bass now comes with piano! And at least on this track the Peppers figured out how to use Josh Klinghoffer. It's hard to replace John Frusciante (impossible?!).

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the Spurs of rock n roll: Flea is Duncan the power forward, Smith is Pop...doesn't look like the group and Kiedis is Tony Parker the energetic guard. And no matter how they all age they keep going; they keep succeeding. Outstanding.

Fun Facts

  • From The Getaway their 11th studio album to be released on June 17, 2016

  • The album cover is Coalition II by Kevin Peterson. Here's an 2015 interview where he discusses the painting.

  • The Getaway World Tour begins on September 1, 2016. As we know following Prince and Bowie if you haven't seen a band live, GO! Don't hesitate.


Host Haiku In Session With...Leslie Hudson

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