John Goldacker (Java John)

On the Flipside Host

I love art and music, and I love to create art that relates to music.

Born:  Newark, NJ
Type of show: An eclectic mix of tunes recorded over the past 50 years from our classic rock, folk and soul heroes.
Years living on the Space Coast:  Off & on nearly 40
Favorite musician/artist:  The Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Ronstadt
Favorite album: Hunk Dory by David Bowie (on 8 track)
On the Web: http://spiltbeanz.blogspot.com

 

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Monday night May 7th, on "ON THE FLIPSIDE" With Java John we shall celebrate HAIR!

Being the 50th anniversary of Hair! We will celebrate everything that is Hair!, 1967-69 plus, and hairy!

Celebrating David Bowie @ The Plaza Live, Orlando  3/15/18

Back in late 1972 or early 1973, Pat Galvin gave my dad a David Bowie record, “Space Oddity,” to give to me, because he didn't care for it very much, so he thought I should give it a try.

In no way could I ever have imagined then how that album would have affected the next 45 years of my artistic and personal life.

Monday night on "On The Flipside with Java John" we will pay tribute to our dear pal Mr. Z who passed last week. Mr. Z hosted it's all the Blues on WFIT since 1982.

I've been going to Arlo Guthrie concerts for the past 40 years, I think I've seen him about 10 times. Most of those shows were after the year 2000, when we had the pleasure of seeing and meeting Arlo at that year's Gamble Rogers Folk festival in St Augustine. But, after Friday night's Re:Generation tour stop at the Plaza Live in Orlando I found myself thinking back to my earliest Guthrie concerts....

¡hola! Growing up in Miami in the nineteen sixties and seventies, the was plenty of Latin music about us in the thick South Florida air. Like Celia Cruz, Iris Chacon, and Jose Feliciano, ...but nothing struck my young music loving mind like the sounds of the Santana band emanating from the transistor radio on my bike handlebars. "I ain't got nobody, that I can depend on", wow! "Evil Ways", "Oye, Como Va"...Carlos was everywhere.
 

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