Andy Allo To Do Radio Interview This Morning In Sacramento; Preview New Music


Andy Allo will be on V 101.1 in Sacramento this morning for an interview with morning personality and friend of the site, Big Al.

We cannot confirm but we hear some new tracks from Andy's "Superconductor" CD could be played during the interview.  Those tracks include contributions from Prince and Maceo Parker.

On the stations Facebook page, they wonder if she will be bringing a special guest and if she is, they are not saying.  Hmm.

Make sure to tune in tomorrow at 8 A.M. to catch Andy on V101.1 which you can stream right HERE!!!!

It should be a fun and good interview.  Big Al is great.

Hey Al, if she brings a guest, can you ask that guest if they are going for OKC or Miami in the Finals?  Hope they say OKC!  I'm A Laker fan but can't get behind LeBron.

Looking forward to the interview Andy, and the preview of new music.-DocFB


Sacramento’s V101.1 Big Al Interviews Drfunkenberry This Morning!

Big Al Photo: V101.1 Sacramento Radio
Big Al Photo: V101.1 Sacramento Radio

Big Al Photo: V101.1 Sacramento Radio

We will be on air this morning with Big Al from V101.1 in Sacramento in the 8 a.m. hour. Somewhere between 8-8:45 A.M.

We will be talking about the web site and a certain someone who has been spotted in Sacramento recently. Big Al is a BIG fan of this someone and we wanted to oblige him.

You can listen to the interview and stream the station right HERE!!!!

We should have the interview up later on the site as well.-DocFB


Sheryl Crow “Not Worried” About Brain Tumor As She Records New Music

Sheryl Crow File Photo
Sheryl Crow File Photo

Sheryl Crow File Photo

Sheryl Crow found out she has a benign brain tumor last November and shared that info yesterday. She also said she is "not worried" about it as she is recording new music.

She did the interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and talked about why she got checked out;

"I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor. And I was, like, 'See? I knew there was something wrong.' "

This came after video of her last month forgetting lyrics on stage that made it's way around the Internet.

"Oh gosh,"  "I will tell you a funny story. I have a history of forgetting my lyrics."

"Not only could I not remember the first line ("A Change Would Do You Good" from a performance in the 90's), I couldn't remember the first line to any of the verses," 

"I started laughing so hard! And I looked over at my guitar player, and he's bent over like he's gonna just start peeing."

Sheryl is still pushing on recording a new CD which she hopes to have out by October, although she does not have a title for the CD....or a record deal.

"I probably will sign a record deal, though. I like the opportunity to be on radio."

Sigh.  Pretty sad you still need a record deal to get played on radio.  That would be a reason to have a brain tumor.

All joking aside, we hope it doesn't give Sheryl any problems.  Wasn't her last CD the one with all the soul covers including Justin Timberlake?  Hmm.-DocFB


Lady Gaga Performs “Hair” On Howard Stern Live


Along with performing "Edge Of Glory" on Howard Stern's radio show, Lady Gaga played "Hair" for Howard which he requested.

Another stripped down piano version of the song.  Face it, get by all of Lady Extravaganza's weirdness and there is major talent. 

I dig her voice and her piano playing.  Glad Howard came around to digging her as well.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  I Am My Hair Too


Video Premiere: R. Kelly “Radio Message” Funk It Or Dunk It?

R. Kelly tries to take it back to the old school with "Radio Message" his latest song.

He is calling into a request line...or is it a contest? Hmm.

What do you think of the latest from R. Kelly? Should we Funk it or Dunk it?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: People Still Listen To The Radio?


Video Premiere: “Stone Rollin’” By Raphael Saadiq


Here is the new video "Stone Rollin'" By Raphael Saadiq, the follow up to his "Radio" video in January.

Raphael recently backed up Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger at the Grammys. 

I am digging the old sound groove of the song. It reminds me of recent Anthony Hamilton songs and that is a very good thing. 

It def gets a funk pass from me.  What do you all think?  Funk it or Dunk it?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: Raphael is Stone Rollin' not Stone Playin'


Video Premiere: Raphael Saadiq “Radio”

We have new music from Raphael Saadiq and we are glad he is rocking out on "Radio" but we miss some of his soulfulness.

The girl in the video is wearing some rather interesting outfits for winter wear for sure. 

What we wouldn't do to have a soulful slow jam from Raphael like "All I Ask Of You" but we will take "Radio" as we know Raphael is trying to grow.  We just hope on his new material he finds that slow jam song that we can all get it on to.

What do you think of "Radio" by Raphael Saadiq?-Dr.FB


Purple Rumor Mill…Prince & Youtube Reach Agreement?

Prince on YouTube.  Photo: SFgate.com
Prince on YouTube.  Photo: SFgate.com

Prince on YouTube. Photo: SFgate.com

If this rumor is true, it is unprecedented.

We are hearing rumors that Youtube is now paying Prince to have his music on their site.

Prince, a long standing opponent of youtube, may have finally reached an agreement with the popular video web site.  Lately, Prince's latest videos and songs have been getting posted on youtube (but wanting the videos not to be posted elsewhere and has disabled the embed code to post on various web sites.)  So he may be easing off on them.

I think it is a GREAT decision. I have always been a supporter of youtube and if radio doesn't play your stuff or MTV is too busy showing an episode of the Hills, youtube is an amazing promotional tool.

What do you guys think of this decision?

I don't really care if it took Youtube to pay Prince, just glad he is open to the usage of it.-Dr.FB


Exclusive! Bruce Springsteen Pulls Out All The Stops For New Jersey!

DrFunkenberry.com Exclusive! Bruce Springsteen Live.  Photo. G. Dicker
DrFunkenberry.com Exclusive! Bruce Springsteen Live.  Photo. G. Dicker

DrFunkenberry.com Exclusive! Bruce Springsteen Live. Photo. G. Dicker

Bruce Springsteen rocked the Izod Center last night in New Jersey.  He played a 3 hour set.  Enough said.

Look at that crowd.  Bruce doesn't get played on the radio anymore.  You see all ages there. Old folk.  Young folk.  I even see a brother in the middle. How is an act like Bruce selling out an arena and drawing the young?  Sure, the Super Bowl performance helped and sure ain't radio.  A good old Ipod and YouTube are ways artist such as Bruce who can't get a new song on the radio for nothing, are finding new fans.  You have to adapt to technology, you can't ignore it or you will lose. 

I want to thank GED aka G. Dicker for providing these exclusive pics of Bruce Springsteen to us.  He now has his own blog and you should check it out because GED is a pretty rare and interesting person.  They really don't make them like him anymore. 

 Please check out his blog here: www.according2g.com


Drfunkenberry.com Exclusive! Bruce Springsteen Live.  Photo: G. Dicker

Drfunkenberry.com Exclusive! Bruce Springsteen Live. Photo: G. Dicker