10 episodes

I used to love making mixed tapes. It took hours to get the volume right, the segue perfect and have the tunes tell a story. It was the most intimate way to share thoughts and emotions with friends. It's a fact no mixed tapes were ever shared with people you didn't care about. With the impending death of the CD I'm up a creek. Sharing a playlist just doesn't cut it. The so-called death of physical media makes me miss going to record stores just to browse and converse with my fellow hunters. Record stores provided a social glue between friends and strangers who might soon be friends. We recognize there is a hole there and Rock Stamberg and I want to fill it for an hour or so on a regular basis. I have interviewed hundreds of musicians for various magazines and Rock is also a magazine editor and a major music enthusiast. Together we are stocked with backroom stories about musicians and endless tunes that most people have heard about — or not — but may have never heard. In each episode of NHT we'll wander into our own little record store, chat about music, and make you a mixed tape that will hopefully get you to where you're going. Everyone’s invited. And that's what we're talking about. —John Stix

Now Hear This John Stix and Rock Stamberg

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

I used to love making mixed tapes. It took hours to get the volume right, the segue perfect and have the tunes tell a story. It was the most intimate way to share thoughts and emotions with friends. It's a fact no mixed tapes were ever shared with people you didn't care about. With the impending death of the CD I'm up a creek. Sharing a playlist just doesn't cut it. The so-called death of physical media makes me miss going to record stores just to browse and converse with my fellow hunters. Record stores provided a social glue between friends and strangers who might soon be friends. We recognize there is a hole there and Rock Stamberg and I want to fill it for an hour or so on a regular basis. I have interviewed hundreds of musicians for various magazines and Rock is also a magazine editor and a major music enthusiast. Together we are stocked with backroom stories about musicians and endless tunes that most people have heard about — or not — but may have never heard. In each episode of NHT we'll wander into our own little record store, chat about music, and make you a mixed tape that will hopefully get you to where you're going. Everyone’s invited. And that's what we're talking about. —John Stix

    Travelin’ High

    Travelin’ High

    In this episode: Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, and a Stephen Stills Demo

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Get Rhythm

    Get Rhythm

    In this episode: The Beatles Unadorned, Tom Petty x Eddie Vedder, and a Rare Steely Dan Demo

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Strange Magic

    Strange Magic

    In this episode: The Beatles Unadorned, Tom Petty x Eddie Vedder, and a Rare Steely Dan Demo

    Hypnotized

    Hypnotized

    “Sultans of Swing” Stripped Down, Chicago Live in Japan (and in Japanese) and Eddie Van Halen on acoustic.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Christmas 2020

    Christmas 2020

    The Featured Track is “What I Really Want for Christmas” by Brian Wilson • Hear it on our just-posted Christmas 2020 playlist on NOW HEAR THIS, the music podcast hosted by Rock Stamberg & John Stix

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole

    The Featured Track is “Ace in the Hole” by Paul Simon • Hear it on our just-posted “Ace in the Hole” playlist on NOW HEAR THIS, the music podcast hosted by Rock Stamberg & John Stix

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For rock music lovers only

If you you love rock music - ranging from mainstream to the most eclectic - this is the podcast for you. John and Rock let us roam through their musical minds by putting together thematic sets and along the way providing tasty morsels of rock history and musical food for thought. They teach us to hear music the way they do - one song reminding them of another, one group borrowing from the other, and all part of the enormous catalogue of rock music that makes life good. Take a listen - I promise you will hear music differently after you do