Specials coming up on TME.fm Radio over the next few weeks.

    Starting when I post it is starting ok.

    I sent out the mail below and the response has been fantastic. In fact so good the same idea will be done on Radio BluesFlac.

    Hi there fellow music lovers, music makers, music promoters and any one else on my mailing list.

    First off an apology for sending you all the same email, I don’t enjoy receiving them much and I am sure you all don’t either.

    As you may know I spend a lot of time working on my radio stations and sometimes I kinda run out of ideas of what to play next.

    Yes I know I could play you or yours but I do like a bit of variety.

    What I am planning on doing is a couple of times a week or maybe three or four, choosing a “Favorite Album” from the 20th Century.

    The album will be played in its entirity from track one to the scratchy bit at the end. The event will be advertised so I can mention a few names the day before on social media and the radio web site for the person who reads it.

    You would think at my age that would be easy but it’s not.

    I have literally 10’s of thousands of physical CD’s plus one or two in digital form. I stand in front of them and start to decide what to listen to and of course it is one of the two or three I always end up choosing.

    You have all been there. That is the kind of album I want you to name for me.

    It doesn’t have to be the “album that influenced me” it’s the album you always listened to when you was younger and possibly still listen to.

    One album that is all.

    You don’t have to spend hours replying just the name of the artist and album.

    One pick ok. But if you ask your producer or drummer, guitarist, piano tuner, husband come rythmn guitarist, wife come pot washer then add their choice too.


    What do you get out of it?

    A lovely warm feeling as I digitally cuddle you plus getting mentioned that you are a wonderful person on social media.

    If you have music presently on or trying to get on the RMR Charts then it is more than possible you will get a few extra spins before and after the album of your choice.

    I get the chance to listen to some great albums and not just a few tracks so please spend a few seconds to reply and make me happy.



    Donna Herula on Video performing I Got No Way Home.

    With a Day between Rounds in our “2021 FEMALE ACOUSTIC BLUES CHAMPIONSHIP (SUPER FLYWEIGHT DIVISION)” we are posting some post action from the ladies involved.

    Here we have Donna Herula (vocals, slide guitar), Joanna Connor (slide guitar, backup vocals) and Katherine Davis (backup vocals) perform Donna’s original song “I Got No Way Home” (a tune on Donna’s May 2021 release Bang at the Door). The online Trading 4’s Slide by Slide Concert was through the Chicago Blues Network (aka At Home Chicago Blues). For more information, visit: http://donnaherula.com.

    The Music Emporium Radio © ℗®™ proudly presents. “THE 2021 FEMALE ACOUSTIC BLUES CHAMPIONSHIP (SUPER FLYWEIGHT DIVISION)”. Venues Radio BluesFlac &TME.fm Radio.


    Everyone has done “The Artist of the Month”.  Spun “The Album of the Week”. Chosen “The Song of the Season”.

    Spotlighted everything down to the combination of nail varnish Artists wear on fingers and toes.

    But not even BBC Radio 6s Chris “Snik” Hawkins has used a virtual combat between two of his favorite female Acoustic Blues Artists and their upcoming album releases as an excuse to give ’em extra airtime.

    Sorry “Snikwah”, idea is  © ℗®™ .

    Going further no one has thought of using his  Son to tweet this link to Mr. Hawkins ad infinitum ♾️ until “Snik” has sniggered and retweeted and mentioned this Virtual Sporting Event on his Morning show.

    Queensbury Rules have been suspended.

    Fight to the finish, probably (a) round 31 (May).

    No double taps or back to back tracks from the same same artist. At least while the Referee is attentive.

    Album with least number of tracks chooses corner and comes out fighting first.

    No more than one hour between the end of round and “Seconds Out” for make- up repairs.

    Seconds to be live-in #2’s and appear on the album in one or more roles.

    According to a very small snippet in the Virtual Boxing News, the Referee enjoys looking at his collection of “signed “vinyls and CD’s as much as Rod Stewart trains. Dick. goes into a swoon when reading the ones signed “To Richard, my favorite Dick” or just ” To my favorite Dick.”

    We had a Rumble in the Jungle and a Thriller in Manila in the good old 20th Century. Now in the virtual 21st we get Zirbes takes Belladonna.

    Yes L.A’s Kelly’s Lot taking on Chicago’s Donna Herula in a battle of Voices, Guitars and Songwriting.

    With Perry and Tony as Seconds in the corners this is a true no punches held, Mano a Mano fisticuffs.

    With Donna banging at the door and Kelly asking where and when, everything is finally set up for a head to head cat fight, with the corners prepared for black eyes using black ice.

    Referee (spellchecker used.)  Dick “Dykspykable” Slack has been reportedly saying one contestant is “fixin’ to Die” and the other “Lost” and in “Heaven”.

    The weigh-in was held in private as as not to cause any embarrassment (spellchecker again.) but rumors say there was plenty of hair pulling and eye scratching at the post weigh-in cup of tea after Donna demanded Kelly pass the biscuits and Kelly calling Donna “that fool”.

    The bell for the first round starts roundabout now! so get that stream streaming and listen in to what the girls have to offer.

    RED CORNER.  https://www.getmeradio.com/stations/tmefmradio-1287/?station_id=1287

    BLUE CORNER. https://www.getmeradio.com/stations/radiobluesflac-1288/?station_id=1288

    Below are the official statistics of both contestants collated by Rick J Bowen and thanks to Copy/Paste ®™ their pro’s and con’s in their own words!


    Donna Herula is a Chicago-born singer and acoustic blues slide guitarist that has a passion for playing traditional Delta and country Blues, early Chicago Blues, folk, roots, and Americana in addition to original songs. Using acoustic and electrified resonator guitars, her sound combines her love for music of the Deep South and Chicago with her love of blues guitar improvisation. Her songwriting tips the hat to the tradition while creating a fresh, contemporary perspectives on blues and roots music.

    In 2016, Donna was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. The same year, Acoustic Guitar Magazine featured her in an article, “Down and Dirty: 10 contemporary resonator players talk about their love for that nasty sound.” In April 2018, she was featured in the Blues Blast Magazine article, Chicago Blues Guitar Women.

    Donna has been a regular performer at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago for the past 10 years and has opened for Buddy Guy multiple times. She has performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, the Juke Joint Fest, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the Woodstock Folk Festival, Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival and was also the headliner at the Durban International Blues Festival in South Africa.

    Donna is a guitar teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago where she teaches fingerstyle and slide guitar. She has taught at Blues & Swing Week at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College (WV) and the Great Guitar Camp (NC). She has provided numerous Blues in the Schools and blues educational programs. She plays solo, in a duo with her husband, Tony Nardiello, and in a trio/band. Donna’s inspirations include: Son House, Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, and Rory Block.


    Kelly’s Lot was formed in 1994 by Kelly Zirbes, a folk singer/songwriter with a heart for the blues. With
    15 CDs and lots of touring in the USA and Europe, the band celebrates 27 years since the first night the
    band hit the stage at the Roxy in Hollywood. Kelly Z met guitar player and soundman, Perry Robertson in
    1996, who soon after produced ‘Kelly’s Lot – Live at the Troubadour’. Within a year he joined the band,
    started writing songs with Kelly Z and added the southern rock and Texas influences that have shaped
    their sound.
    As a duo or band, they have played coffee shops, theaters, festivals, clubs, house concerts and a variety
    of events. In the last 10 years they have played as a 5–8-piece blues band that is well respected in the
    American blues scene. Some of the larger festivals they have played are Waterfront Blues, Simi Valley
    Cajun and Blues Festival, Ventura County Blues Festival, and Lavaudieu Music Festival. Their songs have
    been heard in movies and television and covered by other artists.
    Perry Robertson, who shares songwriting and band leader credits with Kelly Z, has recorded and
    produced most of the band’s music including the 2019 release ‘Can’t Take My Soul’ which featured
    Americana, Blues, Folk and Roots/Rock creations. In May and June of 2020, Kelly Z and Perry worked
    with Doug Pettibone to record a new selection of songs, ‘ANOTHER SKY’ that also fit in
    those Americana genres including six of the tracks on the album that were inspired by words from fans
    on Facebook. The album charted for several months in the top 10 on the Roots Music Report
    Contemporary Folk and top 20 on the Folk chart as well as in the top 50 Folk DJ chart in the fall 2020. In
    2021, it was back to the Blues with Kelly and Perry working again with Pettibone to record this ‘LIVE to
    Digital’ Acoustic Blues release, ‘WHERE AND WHEN’ that releases on June 11.

    A brief perusal of their strong points by the ladies themselves.

    1) Stronger – Kelly and Perry were inspired to write this song by everything happening in the world. So
    many are feeling down, depressed, and trapped. We wanted to remind them that maybe these
    challenges will make us all stronger. A hopeful song to help us come out of a tough situation.
    2) Somebody In My Home – Kelly chose this song from Howlin’ Wolf for its slow-moving groove and
    message about infidelity and who’s to blame. We all want love in a relationship but without it we may
    stray. Howlin’ Wolf writes the lyrics as the person who didn’t love their partner enough, which created a
    path for his lover to welcome someone else into his home.
    3) Heaven – Kelly wrote the lyrics to this song after hearing Perry fiddling around on the guitar. Took
    them about 15 minutes from fiddling to finishing the song. They like to think of this song as a spiritual
    that doesn’t want to surrender. The truth is we don’t want to miss out on things when it is our time to
    leave this earth.
    4) Jealous Hearted Love – Lovie Austin wrote this, and Ma Rainey made it known. It’s one of Kelly’s
    favorite Ma Rainey tunes and Lovie’s lyrics about jealousy makes for some smiles instead of the ‘pit in
    your stomach’ jabs you get when you feel it.
    5) Lost – Perry challenged Kelly with a few guitar riffs to sing slower than she was used to and these
    words just came out. Depression is universal and those who feel it also know what it’s like to be lost.
    6) Nature – Another great twist by Howlin’ Wolf. His lyrics explain how it is natural for a man to be lookin’
    around or even being unfaithful. The twist is singing it as a woman who also has that choice. The upbeat
    vibe makes for a little fun.
    7) Where And When – This song was written for a project Kelly did about grief. But it was also inspired by
    the idea that we don’t spend enough time with each other.
    8) Stones In My Passway – Kelly knew she had to do this song by Robert Johnson because everyone can
    find a message in these lyrics. We all have stuff that gets in our way including those who love us and
    promise to respect us. You can also find a darker message too if you look for it, but it will come from
    your own experience because these lyrics let you do that!
    9) That Fool – Kelly and Perry wrote this to express the deep sorrow of loving someone who doesn’t love
    you back and the quest to find a way to stop doing it.
    10) Black Eye Blues – The hard part about covering this song is Kelly’s mother lived the same experience
    as ‘Miss Nancy Ann’. Domestic violence is too common of a thread in our world, but these lyrics and
    upbeat music give some hope in finding strength and hopefully making the decision to leave

    11) Ship – The phrase, “My ship is about to come in” morphed into this song about waiting for your ship
    when all along it is waiting for you to get on board.


    1. Bang at the Door: Pop/rock blues about a late-night visitor
    2. Pass the Biscuits: New Orleans style about relationship between musician and radio DJ host
    3. Can’t Wait to See My Baby: Chicago-Blues style duet about the excitement of love
    4. Promise Me: Folk song about the loss felt when a loved one is in prison (with slide guitar and mandolin)
    5. Not Lookin’ Back: Jazz lounge singer style about leaving a partner with a drug addiction
    6. I Got No Way Home: Chicago blues jam with piano, harmonica, guitar and three-part harmonies
    7. Black Ice: Brooding slide guitar instrumental
    8. Fixin’ to Die: Traditional Delta Blues with slide guitar solos (cover)
    9. Jackson: Ballad with acoustic guitar and slide with male lead and harmonies (cover)
    10. Movin’ Back Home: Comical ragtime song with call and response
    11. Got What I Deserve: A woman’s view on the tribulations of motherhood (with fiddle)
    12. Who’s Been Cookin’ in My Kitchen: Double entendre solo, acoustic blues
    13. Something’s Wrong With My Baby: Heartfelt vocals, desperation with loving a man with depression
    14. The Soul of a Man: Blues gospel with harmonies (cover)

    The after fight press conferences will also be held “in camera” and no cameras allowed.

    There will be no questions asked and an Official Press Release will be passed round.

    Finally a round by round summary will be posted here after being written with two of the three most influential voices in my life resonating in my head.

    Proudly dedicated to Eammon Andrews, Harry Carpenter and “mi Dad” whose knee I sat on to listen to the Boxing. “Why Dad?”

    Happy May 1st, everything back to normal here.

    Yep in time for the holiday weekend TME.fm is back to normal and streaming from here in Altea again.

    Get out there and enjoy yourself, earbuds in and tuned into TME.fm

    Radio TMEFOLK has gone to rest.

    After just over a year we decided to stop TMEFOLK for the simple reason no one was listening.

    We tried and failed.

    So no longer three of the best but Double Trouble.

    Denim Day is April 28, 2021!

    For the past 22 years, Peace Over Violence has run an inspiring and powerful opportunity to practice solidarity and support survivors by renewing our commitment to exposing harmful behaviors and attitudes surrounding sexual violence. Denim Day is a campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, what started as a local campaign to bring awareness to victim blaming and destructive myths that surround sexual violence has grown into a movement. As the longest running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history, Denim Day asks community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.


    Get out those jeans and shake the jelly to our eclectic playlist.

    Jam? then wear a denim jacket please.

    Tuesday 09 March is a Folk day on TMEfm Radio



    Along with our usual mix of chart and promo music we will be featuring Folk music in all its forms.


    This weekend a 1980s Special

    Yes this weekend TMEfm Radio will be featuring a track from the 1980s, in fact every other track. As usual an eclectic choice along with our usual new releases and promo artists.


    Changes are a-coming to THE MUSIC EMPORIUM for music.

    A year of covid has taken its toll on the music industry and everyone connected.
    They say a change is as good as a rest so we are changing the format of this website.
    The address will stay the same but tme.fm Radio is changing into THE MUSIC EMPORIUM.for music.

    Each of our three stations will have its own page to make your choice easier to what to listen to.

    The music will be the same great eclectic mix of new and old, famous and forgotten but all Music you didn’t know you wanted 2 listen 2.