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Tod Weidner

Host - The Jewel Case

A lifelong Miami Valley resident, Tod Weidner grew up in Ludlow Falls before moving to Dayton in the early 1990s. Tod graduated from Milton-Union High School and Sinclair Community College, and also attended the Columbus College Of Art & Design until his scholarship ran out and he moved home to pursue the lucrative career of a struggling musician. Tod has been heavily involved in the Dayton Music Scene for over 20 years, as both a solo performer and a member of such bands as The Motel Beds, Shrug, The American Static, and Set The Controls, to name just a few. When he's not playing, listening to, or reading about music, Tod keeps busy by fixing up his house, where he and his wife Patrice live under the strict and watchful authority of their two cats, Mikey and Joey.

This week, it's another lovingly-administered dose of your weekly musical multivitamin, the Jewel Case. Birthday celebrations galore. A requiem for a rock & roll poet. A notable anniversary. Old stuff. New stuff. And- of course- our weekly theme. This week it's "PLAYIN' IN THE BAND"; we'll be spinning tracks about the ups, downs, up agains, and down agains of life as a musician from a long list of folks in the know.  Get in the van.

It's been a week, hasn't it? One of the things that always- ALWAYS- gets me through the dark times is good music. This week's theme is "Stormy Weather". We'll be be getting meteorological with everyone from Bob Mould to Fats Waller to Gregory Isaacs, and many more on top of that. We'll weather this storm like we do all the others.

Park your broom for another edition of your weekly musical multivitamin, the Jewel Case. This week's theme is "What the Hex?"; we'll be spinning tracks about witches, witchcraft, spells, potions, and whatnot, from Louis Prima to Ozzy Osbourne and most, if not all, stops in between.

Now boarding for an 8 Eastern departure at Gate 91.3- your weekly musical multivitamin, the Jewel Case. This week's theme is "AVIATION"- we'll be doing up tracks about planes and pilots with a WILDLY eclectic playlist: Frank Sinatra? Check. Joni Mitchell? Check. Husker Du? Motorhead? Lionel Hampton? Check. Check. Check. Come fly with us.

Join us ringside at for another edition of your weekly musical multivitamin, the Jewel Case. This week's theme is "Pugilism"; we'll be coming out swingin', taking a musical look at boxers and boxing, with everyone from Chuck D to Memphis Minnie on hand*.

*WARNING/PROMISE: this will be an "Eye of the Tiger"-free zone.

Bring your Doc Martens, your brothel creepers...whatever your preferred kicks for skanking may be as the Jewel Case throws a PUNKY REGGAE PARTY, to borrow a phrase from Bob Marley. Punk and reggae both give voice to the downtrodden and disaffected, and the combining of the two genres makes for some great, exciting sounds. Plus, we’ll say a fond farewell to João Gilberto, celebrate some notable birthdays, and generally run willy-nilly through the musical landscape.

It’s a night of tributes this week; our theme is “MAD PROPS & NAME DROPS”. Nobody ever got where they are by themselves- we’ll be spinning tracks that artists write to honor their mentors, heroes, and inspirations. Bowie tipping his hat to Dylan, Gillian Welch to Elvis, Motorhead to the Ramones...and on and on. Well give respect where respect is due.

This week, our theme is nothing. No, really- we'll be spinning tunes about nothing, nowhere, nobody, nada, zip, zilch. Mose Allison to the Blues Magoos, Marlene Dietrich to Brainiac, for gosh sakes. It's going to be a ride, I'm telling you. Listen with us, won't you? We'll have something for you, regardless of your belief system, even if it's NOSSINK.

Make sure you have plenty of tissues on hand. This week's theme is "SOB STORIES". We'll be spinning a multitude of tearjerking tunes about crying (or trying not to). Elmore James. Dinah Washington. Van Halen. Pretenders. This suave gentleman below. Many, many more, as well. Let's get emotional.

We're paying tribute to "NUMBER BANDS"- bands and artists who feature numbers in their names. We'll be hearing from the Four Tops, the B-52s, MC5, and whole mess of others, but first...

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