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Song of the day: Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra

In the 1980’s there was something called ‘free radio’ in Belgium. Officially only the state was allowed to broadcast (it was acceptable until the 80s), but every town, even every village had at least two or three of these free radios. Most of them were just a couple of kids (some young, some a bit older, but all young at heart) with some often second hand equipment broadcasting to the local community (from a few streets to a few kilometers).

In 1982 I became of those kids. And the very first song I threw into the ether was Abracadabra by the Steve Miller Band. A magical word that indeed really put a spell on me. Even today I still feel a craving from time to time to go live on air for an hour again (prerecorded is a drag, live is a thrill).

The video and sound quality are not spectacular, but it was acceptable in the 80s.