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The World's Most Sophisticated Radio Show

March 12, 2004
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December 26, 2003
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December 19, 2003
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December 5, 2003
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November 14, 2003
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June 27, 2003
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June 20, 2003
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May 23, 2003
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April 25, 2003
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April 18, 2003
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April 11, 2003
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February 14, 2003
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February 7, 2003
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January 24, 2003
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January 10, 2003
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January 3, 2003
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Remembering the Glory

The World's Most Sophisticated Radio Show pays tribute to the artform that, by purposeful design, is the most specific form of music ever devised. The only form of music in all history not the accidental product of street performers and novice musicians, disco was borne of the profound understanding by astute academicians and premier symphony orchestra conductors of the psychology of music and the power of music arrangements. The identifiable and distinguishing property of disco is not any one or subgrouping of its elements - heartpounding beat and profusive percussions, exquisite vocals and vocal arrangements, plush rhythm and lush woodwind arrangements, intricate and lofty horn and string arrangements - but its supremely-polished and ultra-refined symphony-orchestra sound of the whole, enshrining a philosophy, an ideal. The design of each masterpiece of the genre was highly-calculated and -determined, tailored and fashioned from writing, to arranging, to producing, to mixing until and only until the desired artistic, psychological, and philosophical masterpiece was achieved. For the first and only time in history - January 1, 1974 to December 31, 1979, the Disco Era - endowed unto humanity was a new concept - designer music, whose grand symphony-orchestra sound makes disco the supernova light of intellectual creativity in the vacuous sky of music history.

The World's Most Sophisticated Radio Show pays tribute to the artform that possessed the universal influence to reverse the accelerated downward intellectual and cultural trend of this society since the end of the second world war by imbuing this culture with a longlost drive for intelligence and elegance: The one form of music in all of human history that by its very definition is a not a product of the streets but an artform borne of the profound understanding of the psychology of music and the power of music arrangements by arrangers, producers, and orchestra conductors who contracted concertmasters (a term appearing in popular-music lexicon in 1974 and disappearing by the end of 1979, defining the beginning and end of the Disco Era), who embellished beautiful melodies with the interplay of intricate and elaborate symphony-orchestral arrangements (masterfully imitating the harmonious relationship of all components in a society that for the first time in its history celebrated cultural diversity) for the sole purpose of elating the sensibilities of the artform's connoisseurs into ecstasy, through indulging in the disco mix, at the time, a newly-coined term denoting the extensive and immense builds and breaks designed to bestow upon appreciators a natural-high, at the time, another newly-coined term that in its very philosophy assaulted the basis of the drug-infested 1960s, whose "music" demanded the use of powerful mood-altering devices in order to tolerate the punishment of listening.

The World's Most Sophisticated Radio Show pays tribute to the artform that revolutionized the way members of this society socialized by driving into extinction the dirty, dingy 1950s and 1960s bar and roller-rink by blossoming into designer-inspired splendor the discotheque and rollerdisco where for the first time in history people of all ages, ethnic origins, and sexual orientations could look forward to attending with dignity, demanding, moreover, a complete overhaul in clothing design, invigorating the industry with a never-before-experienced creative energy, transforming into sophistication base, gaudy 1950s and 1960s polyester attire into designer suits and gowns of silk evocative of the art-deco period, and, by its majesty and glamor, even ennobled the mangy, rebellion-inspired 1950s and 1960s dungarees and bell-bottom jeans into what became the most sought-after fabric ever to be woven - designer jeans - creating a mood that motivated for the first time in three decades teenagers to dress up, and, with aspiration to become king and queen of the dance-floor, artfully execute intricate dance-steps reminiscent of the 1920s and 1930s infused with graceful gymnastics as a release of tension in a society that had come to accept, thanks to the classless, intelligence-deprived 1950s and 1960s, gang warfare as a cultural benefaction, launching into vogue to this day the worldwide consciousness of health fitness and aerobic exercise, all of which propelling such a momentum for perfection that to mix 64 tracks of single elements of symphony-orchestral arrangements down to one finished masterpiece of recording technology was standard, whose album covers and disco-single covers, enshrouding the absolute pinnacle of recording technology within, elevated to the apex even techniques in photography and lithography unrivaled to this day.

The World's Most Sophisticated Radio Show pays tribute to the artform that even continues to nullify the effects of mentally-retarded cancerous critics who, suffering from the severest of inferiority complexes due to their base mental-retardation, find their abilities, their standards, their conventions, and their very beings bottom-rate. To these lowest-level mentalities, our artform, then, becomes the symbol of the realization of their inferiority, and, fueled by crazed obsession in manner befitting their lowly character, they shamelessly persist to destroy that which calls attention to their wanton ineptitude and depravity, even if to rewrite history. So, where is the multitude of people who lived through this timeperiod - the designers and filmmakers and television directors and music arrangers and music producers and audio engineers and orchestra conductors and musicians of the city symphony and philharmonic orchestras of New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, Munich, Berlin, London, Paris, and others - who by the authority of experience, knowledge, and intelligence could use the power of their influence to avert this rewriting of history? Considering that control of what is now left of this civilization and its media is in the hands of undeveloped lifeforms whose greatest rush of sentiment is experienced through the hurting and destroying of others, one should find no wonder in the fact that throughout history the intellectual and artistic elite are suppressed by sheer warrior aggression of the classless braindead. Yet, whether or not the sublime symbolism of our artform extinguishes to a faint glimmer and emotional attachments are severed, logical and rational analysis deduces now and forever that, if the measure of greatness of an artform is based on the extent to which the artform moves and manipulates the mind, senses, and spirit of the audience and the artists' innovative capacity to push beyond the extreme the boundaries of the medium to completely redefine the medium, generating no less than a cultural phenomenon, disco will go down in history as humanity's greatest intellectual and artistic triumph.

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