LuxuriaMusic DJ Profiles

 

Gary Schneider

Gary SchneiderGary A. Schneider - Open Mynd Excursion, Wednesdays  9 pm - 11 pm  PST

Gary is the owner/operator of OPEN MYND COLLECTIBLES, a business that deals with but not limited to the collecting and selling of airchecks (radio broadcasts). OMC was established in 1992 and has grown from under a hundred titles to a couple thousand presently! Gary has been referenced in several books, CD liner notes, documentaries etc. for his opinion and experience with radio broadcasts of the 50’s and 60’s!
 
He has been collecting and archiving airchecks since the mid-1970’s! He is also a collector of Garage Band records, tapes, CD’s, DVD’s etc. With a collection of close to 65,000 albums and 15,000 CD’s it’s a wonder he has time to even listen to and archive his aircheck collection, which is about 2500 and growing daily!
 
“Originally from Massachusetts, I moved to California when I was 15 in June 1967......just as the Summer Of Love was happening! Radio had a huge impact on me back then.....there was the a.m. powerhouse in L.A., KHJ, followed by KRLA and KFWB! Underground FM was just coming into existence around that time also! It was the ultimate trip to be around to hear those amazing sounds on a transistor radio! The music of 1964 to 1969 has been a major influence on my life ever since!” · Philosophy of my radio show: Presenting some of the best and most unique radio broadcasts from the past · Five artists LuxuriaMusic listeners will hear on my show: Unlimited, from Folk/Rock to R&B to Psychedelic to POP artists from 1955 to present day! · To derive maximum pleasure from my radio show: Close your eyes, sit back, put your feet up and let your mynd float back to the glory days of AM BOSS Radio and Underground FM broadcasts! · When I’m not DJing I can be found: Archiving airchecks and searching for the ultimate music trypp! Secret superpower I possess: Mynd Traveling.

Ronn Spencer

Ronn SpencerRonn Spencer - Special Content Producer

Ronn Spencer ("Art Fraud") is a disc jockey and a graphic designer/photographer (Sex Pistols, Dead Boys, Angry Samoans, Marshall Crenshaw, Buddy Guy, Talking Heads, Avengers, Gears, Controllers, Gregg Turner and Alejandro Escovedo. He also co-hosted (with Gene Sculatti) and produced two notorious L.A. radio programs: Unprovoked Attack (KPFK-FM, 1979-80) and The Cool and the Crazy (KCRW-FM, 1984-88). He has taught photography and design at the University of Arizona and Charles Sturt University in Australia.

Steve Stanley

DJ Steve StanleySteve Stanley - The Now Sounds - Mondays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM, PST
Steve Stanley is a Los Angeles-based graphic designer, reissue producer, musician, author, and host of LuxuriaMusic’s The Now Sounds Of Steve Stanley. His band, The Now People, released The Last Great 20th Century Love Affair on Parasol Records/Birdsong in 2006. 

Strike

Strike's Kitsch Niche  - Sundays 8-11 PM PST
The longest-running show on Luxuriamusic, Strike's Kitsch Niche has been loved and banned worldwide for nearly a generation. But who is this mysterious “Strike”? Where is he from? What does he want? Who will inherit his one-of-a-kind massive collection of incredibly strange music and solid funk records when he departs this mortal coil? Can I become fake friends with him so it will be me? Who will create odd characters hosting fake shows or do horrible impersonations when he's gone? No one knows for sure, but this much is known: We must be alert and vigilant, and continue to monitor his show week in and week out. Perhaps the answer is already there, waiting to be unearthed. Or, perhaps not. Either way, the world is a better place because of it.

Ron Sures

Ron Sures - Happy to Know You - Fridays at 5-7 pm Pacific/8-10 pm Eastern

Ron Sures has been a musician for 91% of his life, and has been composing music for film and television for over 20 years. Some of his film assignments have included I Love A Man In Uniform, Joe’s So Mean To Josephine, The Life Before This, Blessed Stranger, and the 1996 film adaptation of Eugene O’Neill's Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

Among more recent projects, Sures has composed the scores for the TV series Slings & Arrows (for the Sundance Channel), and The Eleventh Hour, for which he won a Gemini award. He loves (and loves to play) every kind of music that was ever invented.
 

John T

John T. – Thrifting for Tunes – Sundays 6-7 PM PT/9-10 PM ET

Host John T. is a Montrealer, a writer/translator/editor, a broadcaster, a tikiphile, a mid-century modernist… His other radio/music-related projects include scripts, features, and segments for CBC Radio and Sound Source Networks, artwork and photos for live recordings by Stan Ridgway, and production of the DVD Ridgway's Raw Feed Live. John has written chapbooks that have garnered attention locally and abroad, including Dollar Days (a surreal account of his days as an ad copywriter), Mental Notes (a poignant/funny collection of anecdotes), and the Montreal underground classic The Official St. Leonard Dictionary (a dictionary of local Italian-Canadian slang); first published in 1994, the Dictionary continues to be a cult item and was nominated for an Expozine small press award. John also founded The Montreal Tiki Appreciation Society, the Mai Tai newsletter (1998-2005), and the website maitaionline.com.

Tothar

Tothar - The Beyondophonic Action Hour - Sundays 7PM - 8PM Pacific

Beaming in from the planet of Akron, Ohio, Tothar has been amassing a diversity of records since his toddler days. As the story goes, Tothar learned to read from 45 labels, by matching favorite songs with particular letter combinations like “Shadows On My Wall - The Poppy Family.” Before hosting The Beyondophonic Action Hour on LuxuriaMusic, Tothar co-hosted The Beyondo Mondo Record Party, a freeform radio show on WAPS-FM in Akron from 1999-2008.

In his alter ego of Michael David Toth, Tothar has produced the Perez Prado ¡Primal! CD for the UK Rev-Ola label, has written for Cool & Strange Music! Magazine, and is a regular contributing music/arts writer for the regional weekly Cleveland Scene. Semi-annually starting in 1996, Tothar organized local live DJ events memorializing the nearby Canton, Ohio birth of Enoch Light, which expanded into an odd international franchise of simultaneous Enoch Light DJ events. He’s also criminally overdue in making updates to his Three Suns Universe reference Web site, which has since fallen off the Internet.

Vic Tripp

Vic TrippVic Tripp - Atomic Cocktail  -  Thursdays - 5 -6 PM PT

Atomic Cocktail producer Gene Sculatti (who’s never been photographed with Vic Tripp) helmed, with Art Fraud, The Cool & The Crazy radio show (1984-87, KCRW, Santa Monica), is the author of The Catalog of Cool, Too Cool and San Francisco Nights: The Psychedelic Music Trip and has written for Creem, Crawdaddy, Billboard and USA Today.

Brian J. Waters

Brian J. WatersBrian J. Waters - Boogie Disease Radio - Tuesdays 5-7 PM PT

Brian J. Waters has been a fixture in the LA music scene since moving there from Miami, FL in 1988. His first gig was at Bleecker Bob’s Records LA, where he spent the better part of a decade specializing in buying and selling vintage vinyl. In the early 90s, Waters joined fellow Miami transplants in the magnetic punk rock band “Coma-tones,” and then went on to form his own soul-inspired, high energy rock-n-roll combos “The Countdowns” and “The Flash Express,” where the LA Weekly called him “a hopped-up locomotive, screaming into his Telecaster pickups, luring women in the audience and shaking his God-given white ass.” (Oh Good Lord!!!)  He’s also graced the stage and recording studio with artists ranging from Andre Williams and Rudy Ray Moore to DeeDee Ramone, Jane Wiedlin of the “GoGos” and most recently, the LA 10-piece, death doo-wop combo, “Jail Weddings.”

Ian Whitcomb

Ian WhitcombIan Whitcomb - The Ian Whitcomb Show - Wednesday, 7-9pm, PST

Ian Whitcomb (born Ian Timothy Whitcomb, 10 July 1941, Woking, Surrey, England) is an entertainer, singer, songwriter, author, record producer, and actor. As part of the British Invasion, his hit song "You Turn Me On" reached number 8 on Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965.

He has written several books on popular music, beginning with After the Ball, published by Penguin Books (Britain) and Simon & Schuster (United States) in 1972. He accompanies his singing by playing the ukulele and, through his records, concerts, and film work, has helped to stimulate the current revival of interest in the instrument. His recreation of the music played aboard the RMS Titanic in the film of that name won a Grammy Award in 1998 for package design and a nomination for Whitcomb's liner notes (Titanic: Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage).