January 5, 2018
BJ is joined by frequent guest Joe Royland for part two of an overview of the career of German heavy metal pioneers Scorpions and then each counts down his personal top ten favorite Scorpions songs from the eighties.
December 29, 2017
BJ is joined by frequent guest Fistful of Dave for part one of an overview of the career of German heavy metal pioneers Scorpions and then each counts down his personal top ten favorite Scorpions songs from the seventies.
December 15, 2017
Just in time for the holiday season BJ delivers the gift of some more great AOR.
December 8, 2017
BJ is joined by bassist Chris McLernon for an in depth examination of Saigon Kick's excellent but unfortunately overlooked 1993 album Water.
December 1, 2017
BJ is joined by producer Matt Wallace, the man who was at the helm for the first four Faith No More albums, for a thorough examination of the band's 1992 schizophrenic masterpiece Angel Dust.
November 24, 2017
BJ closes out Noshameber with a No Shame potluck featuring No Shame picks from nine different friends of the show: Jon Lamoreaux from The Hustle, Joe Royland from Sit and Spin, Craig Cohen from the Slycast, Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us, Steve Wright from Podder Than Hell and listeners Jason Radtke, Douglas Levy, Jennifer Kjos and Terry Means.
November 16, 2017
For the third week of Noshameber BJ is joined by "The Podfather" himself Ken Mills who oversees a podcasting empire that includes the PodKISSt, Cheap Talk with Trick Chat, Zilch! A Monkees Podcast and POP! A Pop Culture Podcast.
November 9, 2017
For the second week of Noshameber BJ is joined by Wallygator and Rich "Meister" Dillon from the CGCM Podcast.
November 2, 2017
Mark Strigl from Talking Metal joins BJ to celebrate the first week of Noshameber.
October 26, 2017
BJ is taking the month of October off but check out this great episode of the PodKISSt where BJ is called out for giving the show a bad iTunes review.
October 19, 2017
BJ is taking October off but check out this awesome 2015 episode of the PodKISSt where BJ, Ken Mills, Craig Cohen and Jeff Hulit dismantled the 1984 Gene Simmons starring vehicle Runaway.
October 12, 2017
BJ is taking October off but be sure to check out this great episode he did with Craig Cohen for a podcast called Big Screen Book Club in 2015.
October 5, 2017
BJ is taking October off but this week and next week you can check out the first two episodes of a podcast called Big Screen Book Club that he did with Craig Cohen in 2015.
September 28, 2017
On this the 200th episode BJ takes a look back, counts down his top ten favorite episodes of the podcast, and we hear from some listeners. Thanks to Greg Snazz, Jennifer Kjos, and Joe and Winter Thomas!
September 21, 2017
Not only does this episode play dual roles in the RA/OR universe as an episode of both Gettin' Bossy and Worst of... but BJ and Brian Sword are also joined by Lee McCormack, the host of a great Bruce Springsteen centric podcast called Tramps Like Us, for a Worst of Bruce extravaganza which focuses on the low-points (according to us) of the Boss' eighties output.
September 14, 2017
Michael Butler gets mad at BJ for getting mad at Michael Butler.
September 7, 2017
BJ plays a selection of songs from the records he acquired while travelling to and from Nashville for the Rock n Pod Expo.
August 24, 2017
Once again it's time for more power pop. Great music on this episode.
August 17, 2017
Stiff Little Fingers used punk rock to criticize and satirize the feuding forces that plagued their homeland and plundered their youth and as fate would have it punk rock fittingly became their ticket out.
August 10, 2017
BJ spins some very cool and rare heavy metal 45's from the eighties, Side A and Side B.
August 3, 2017
The seventies were a very fertile time for rock and roll but over in the realm of soul music Al Green and a core group of musicians were doing something extremely cool and unique.
July 28, 2017
Every year Chris and Aaron over at Decibel Geek celebrate Kissmas In July with a month full of Kiss related episodes. In 2015 BJ joined in on the fun with two episodes called Kiss Konnections. July 2017 is almost over but Kiss Konnections III is here just in time!
July 20, 2017
You can never have too much AOR!
July 13, 2017
The Nits formed in Amsterdam in 1974 and have released almost 20 albums in 40 years but none of them came out in the US (they are mostly available on iTunes now). They were a clever and creative band, always innovative and capable of greatness, as the songs you will hear on this episode will attest.
July 6, 2017
BJ Kahuna and Brian Sword are joined by past guest Randy W. Hall from That Dandy Classic Music Hour. who contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo fund in order to acquire the rights to talk shit about one of his favorite bands in a public forum.
June 29, 2017
BJ is joined by listeners Sonny Pooni and Steven Michael, each of whom contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo and thereby secured the rights to a public shaming.
June 22, 2017
BJ plays a random selection of songs which have two things in common: 1) they are good and 2) a portion of the title is offset by parentheses.
June 15, 2017
BJ takes a look at the lives and music of a few eccentric (each in his own way) but talented artists. You'll hear some great stories and some great music.
June 8, 2017
BJ is joined by Dustin Wikoff from the Drunken Lullabies podcast to pay tribute to the life and career of Marc Bolan and then each counts down his top ten favorite T. Rex songs. It's a hubcap diamond star halo of a time!
June 1, 2017
BJ takes a look at the grunge phenomenon that arose out of Seattle in the late eighties and plays some of the key bands and songs, plus some obscure favorites.
May 25, 2017
BJ decided to recycle an old idea and once again ask the members of the Rock and/or Roll facebook page for suggestions of bands or artists by whom he might play his favorite song. The listeners obliged!
May 18, 2017
BJ is joined by old friend Darrell AKA Caleb Fraid to discuss the homegrown cassette label scene that both were a part of in the mid-nineties.
May 11, 2017
BJ is joined once again by Joe Royland, host of Sit and Spin, for a discussion about that other Canadian power trio and each counts down his top ten favorite Triumph songs, or Triumph's Triumphs.
May 4, 2017
For this episode special guest Terry Means contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo fund and in so doing garnered himself the opportunity to join BJ and Brian Sword for a "Worst of" episode of his choice and Terry chose KISS. Get ready to rock and roll all nite and part of every day as each of the three lists what he thinks are the five worst KISS songs of the seventies and the five worst KISS songs of the eighties. Oh yeah!
April 27, 2017
Rusty Willoughby was the creative force behind the Seattle pop punk band Flop who recorded three albums in the first half of the nineties including a lost classic for Epic Records in 1993 called Whenever You're Ready. On this episode BJ is joined by old friend and biggest Rusty Willoughby fan on earth Chris Standish and together they have a great conversation with the man himself, Rusty Willoughby, about his songwriting career with Pure Joy, Flop, Llama, and solo.
April 20, 2017
BJ is joined once again by Brian Sword for another volume of "Worst of..." this time each has chosen the five worst Led Zeppelin songs to subject you to.
April 13, 2017
On this episode BJ plays some of his favorite songs from the Power Metal genre. It's fast-paced and melodic. Enjoy!
April 6, 2017
Parental Advisory! BJ is joined by Ralph Viera and Ian Wadley from the Rock and Metal Combat podcast for another round of No Shame.
March 30, 2017
Jane Dornacker was a comedian, actress, singer, songwriter, mother. Approximately one million New Yorkers listened to her last words live on the radio in 1986.
March 23, 2017
Hello, welcome to Rock and/or Roll.
This one I'm calling "The Episode."
And on this episode every song
Starts with "The" then it's one word long
The Trooper sounds the show begins
But on this episode no one wins
The sound of Built to Spill and Chicken Shack
Like Maiden said, "There's no turning back."
March 16, 2017
BJ raided his record collection again, this time looking for live albums, and it made for a killer playlist. Give it a listen.
March 9, 2017
BJ is joined by co-host Brian Sword for this first in what will become another Rock and/or Roll series we're calling "Worst of..." and we're starting in the most logical place. BJ and Brian have each picked what they think are the five worst, or five of the worst, Beatles songs. Remember, opinions are like assholes.
March 2, 2017
It's time for volume seven in our ongoing series: AOR? AOK! Sit back and enjoy 21 great melodic rock songs from the eighties and early nineties.
February 23, 2017
Yes it's that time again, time for some great power pop. You're going to love the music on this episode.
February 16, 2017
Kyuss is one of those bands that was ahead of its time. A few years later and they might have been huge. They developed their own sound, accidentally on purpose, and made unique, interesting, compelling music. It wasn't metal, it wasn't grunge. It was Kyuss.
February 13, 2017
If that Unchained Melody episode wasn't up your alley maybe some hard rock and heavy metal will hit the spot?
February 9, 2017
Written to order in 1954 by Alex North and Hy Zaret for a long forgotten film, within a year "Unchained Melody" had become a hit multiple times and has since been recorded by 670 different artists. On this episode we'll explore the history of the song and hear more than 30 different versions that span 60 plus years.
February 2, 2017
You got a fever and the only prescription is...