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Dj Nails

“Sugar-free Radio with Dj Nails” starting Saturday, March 13th at 9pm Pacific.

Dj Nails is a Corvallis-based DJ in search of interesting and strange music, both terrestrial and cosmic. Tune into their KORC show Sugar-free Radio and relax as they step through discs of drums ‘n dub, house, boogie, jazz, ambience, and everything in between. All moods, all styles, and free in soul & spirit. The show is 2 hours long. It will be replayed at Midnight the following Tuesday.

Vol 1. – Sugar-free Radio with Dj Nails – Original airdate March 13th, 2021

The first episode of Sugar-free Radio features records around the theme of Black resistance, struggle, and celebration. This mix bounces through rhythm & funk, singular educational gems, laid back steppers, and deep & soulful house music from its birthplace of Detroit and Chicago. 

Resistance Struggle Celebration

by Dj Nails | Sugar-Free Radio Vol. 1

Vol 2. – Sugar-free Radio with Dj Nails – Original airdate March 27th, 2021

 I’ve been listening to a lot of R&B lately, and this mix captures a bit more of the high-energy side of things, and what is often referred to as boogie. Drums, synths, and soul are really the essential ingredients here, although I could argue those are key instruments in any good song… ~ Dj Nails

midnight boogie

by Dj Nails | Sugar-Free Radio Vol. 2

Music Story Time

Music Story Time hosted by GM John

Over the years I’ve built a long list of great music with stories tied to them. Many of these stories are based on personal experiences, many written by others, including my father, Bill Ellis. I used to end livestream broadcasts with these stories. It’s time to redo them for radio and play the music without worry of getting shut down or blocked on YouTube.

Snow Patrol “Life on Earth” Climate Crisis Remix

In early 2019 I was very depressed about the Climate Crisis. I was also in a creative space and desperate to vent my frustration at how we had completely failed to take care of this planet and each other. I was inspired by Snow Patrol’s 2018 song, “Life on Earth”. It hit me hard and really nailed the anger I was feeling. 

Turns out I wasn’t alone. Read the full story. 

Music & Civics Moments

Music & civics moments are times in history where civic events inspired a song. From WoodStock to Winds of Change…we share the stories.

For What It's Worth - The Right to Protest

by Buffalo Springfield | Buffalo Springfield

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey What’s That Sound)

Although “For What It’s Worth” is often considered an anti-war song, Stephen Stills was inspired to write the song because of the Sunset Strip curfew riots in November 1966—a series of early counterculture-era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California, beginning in mid-1966, the same year Buffalo Springfield had become the house band at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip.[6] Local residents and businesses had become annoyed by how crowds of young people going to clubs and music venues along the Strip had caused late-night traffic congestion. In response, they lobbied Los Angeles County to pass local ordinances stopping loitering, and enforced a strict curfew on the Strip after 10 p.m. The young music fans, however, felt the new laws infringed upon their civil rights.[7]  Source: WikipediA 

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