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Tunes Past to Present

Tunes Past to Present

By The DJ Mr P aka Tom Petrocelli
Welcome to Tunes Beyond The Past. This podcast is designed for those 45 years and older. It is a place where we explore new music through the lens of the music of our youth. There's nothing wrong with continuing to enjoy the music from days gone by. Instead, this podcast hopes to expand on those likes. Together we will discover new music that draws from the rich legacy of the 1960s through the 1990s. What could be better than something new to listen to.
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S1E4 The Blues Rocks
The most classic of classic rock is blues rock. Born of a fusion of Chicago and Delta (and sometimes Texas) blues and rock and roll, blues rock has been a dominating force in rock music since the 1960s. Blues rock has undergone a number of transformations in the ensuing decades but is still a rich musical vein tapped by today's musicians. This podcast tells the story of blues rock from it's beginnings to new blues rock today. As always, there is a Spotify playlist that accompanies this podcast. 
March 16, 2021
S1E3: Dream Your Dream
Back in the 1990s, I discovered a genre of alternative music called Dream Pop. It had been around since the 1980s but I had missed that phase of it at the time. Dream Pop faded from view for 20 years or so, merging into other genres. Then a marvelous thing happened. In the 2010s, a group of new bands emerged that where influenced by or had similarities to the original first or second wave of Dream Pop.  In this episode, I discuss the early bands and point you to new bands in this space. You can find the playlist for this episode on Spotify too. I hope you enjoy it.
February 24, 2021
S1E2: Road to Ruin
I discovered Punk Rock back in the 1970s when I was a teenager. At that time it was very much an underground affair. It was the era of classic old-school Punk with bands such as The Ramones and Richard Hell and the Voidoids. Since then Punk has fragmented into a number of styles. Two subgenres, Pop Punk and Hardcore, have continued to thrive until today. There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of bands today that identify as Punk both musically and aesthetically.  This podcast examines the history of Punk through the lens of my experience as a Punk rocker. I then present a sample of some of the Punk bands I like today and their connections to old-school, Pop Punk, and Hardcore. Included is a 56 song playlist on Spotify that provides a buffet of Punk from the past through to the present. You can also find this podcast on Spotify.
February 08, 2021
S1E1: The Legacy of Kate Bush
This, the first, episode of the podcast Tunes Past to Present explores the legacy of Kate Bush as expressed in today’s music especially two modern artists with similar musical tendencies and style. The podcast is also available on  Spotify. You can hear the associated playlist there as well. P.S. Since this is the first episode of my podcast, I am publishing without sponsors. At some time in the future I may include paid sponsorships but for the moment, we are commercial free.
January 21, 2021
Tunes Past to Present Promo
Hey everyone, I've produced a quick promo of my new podcast, Tunes Past to Present. It's coming up in February. 
January 08, 2021