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Sunday, January 27... John T and Tothar co-host 2 hours of crossover editions of Thrifting for Tunes and The Beyondophonic Action Hour, kicking off a new series of monthly specials for 2013. Tune in for the lowdown and hear what it's all about!

The Martin Denny 100th Birthday Special


Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of exotica king Martin Denny on both Thrifting for Tunes and The Beyondophonic Action Hour as hosts John T. and Tothar play selections from every record in Denny's discography!

The Encyclopedia of Sound... the Grand Finale!!!


A tuneful termination, a cacophonous conclusion, a sweet-sounding cessation, a discordant denouement...

John T & Tothar's year-long "Encyclopedia of Sound" project finally comes to an end this Sunday, December 19... beginning at 6 pm pacific/9 pm eastern on Thrifting for Tunes, and continuing at 7 pm pacific/10 pm eastern on The Beyondophonic Action Hour... on, of course!

Tune in for two solid hours of music, taking us through the letters W, X, Y, and Z (that's Zee in Tothar's case, Zed for John T!) in the Encyclopedia of Sound... from Wall of Voodoo and Hugo Winterhalter to Helmut Zacharias and The Zero Zero Seven Band... with plenty more musical madness in between!

Thrifting for Tunes - Lee Hazlewood Birthday Special 2010...

Time once again for my annual Lee Hazlewood birthday special... a delight to some listeners, an irritation (so I'm told) to others.

Celebrate Lee's birthday (July 9) on Sunday, July 11 at 9 pm (east) / 6 pm (west) with a whole slew of foreign-language Hazlewood covers this year... Dutch, Hebrew, Cantonese, Finnish, Czech, and more!

Thrifting for Tunes: 7th Annual Lee Hazlewood Special


Thrifting for Tunes: Expo 67 - 45th Anniversary Special*


"Hey friend, say friend, come on over..."

Tune in for a look back at the greatest World's Fair in history!

Tour the Expo 67 site, hear sounds and music from various Expo pavilions (Man in the Community, Ontario, Labyrinthe, and more), and from Expo's amusement park, La Ronde.

Thrifting for Tunes' Lee Hazlewood Birthday Show


Join us for Thrifting for Tunes' 6th annual Lee Hazlewood special... (Lee is just one of several artists we pay tribute to with an annual birthday show).
There's no particular theme to this year's show... aside from a lot of music by Lee, of course... so tune in to hear what makes it onto the playlist!
See you on the radio… and be sure to join us in the luxuriamusic chat room if you can!
No time to listen "live"? No problem! Download the podcast at: on/podcasts

Thrifting for Tunes goes Italian (again)!

A whole show of Italian pop singles from the 1960s... culled from over 5 hours of recently acquired material.

(If you enjoyed some of the Morricone-produced pop I've played on past shows, you're bound to eat this up!)
19 Italo-pop-tastic tunes by the likes of I Quelli, Catherine Spaak, Little Tony, I Dik Dik, I Giganti, Edoardo Vianello, and many more!

It's like lasagna for your ears!

See you on the radio... and be sure to join us in the luxuriamusic chat room if you can!
No time to listen "live"? No problem! Download the podcast!

Playlist posted the day of the show on the Tunes! page at

Thrifting for Tunes - "Quiet Village vs. Bali Ha'i"

Finishing up the series of "Quiet Village vs. ???" shows (at least for now...).
Following last year's Quiet Village vs. Jungle Drums, Quiet Village vs. Flamingo, and Quiet Village vs. Caravan,
the exotica classic goes up against Bali Ha'i this time.
9 versions of each song!
See you on the radio... 
and be sure to join us in the luxuriamusic chat room if you can!
No time to listen "live"? No problem! Download the podcast!

LuxuriaMusic's Oscar Night Soundtrack Spectacular!

Forget Firth!

Portman? Pshaw!

Come join our Social Network at for an entire evening of movie music on Oscar Night!

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