Old Dogs in their favorite chair - making radio for other old dogs...

Kids?  Check...  

Career?  Check...  

Caring for aging relatives?  Check...  

Check Out?  Not Yet!  

Let's face it, most of us that remember 70s rock are getting pretty well around the Great Wheel Of Life now.  I don't know about you, but I have had enough of trying to be younger than I am.  I'm satisfied with who I am and comfortable with who I was while on my way to here.  We are all an amalgam of our former selves and our former experiences.  Once I realized that I also realized there was nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy the music that is TRULY in my soul - that glorious hard rock from the 70s that we zoned out to around the bong, that we played air guitar to, and that we jammed down the highway with - blasting from an old 8-track deck cobbled into the dash.

Modern Country?  That was just me trying to be all grown up.  And I can say the same for all the various fusion musics that I have loved at one time or another.  I still enjoy them now - BUT - none of the later musics of my life reach down and resonate DEEPLY within me like 70s hard rock does.  They just don't.  And I am now back to enjoying the music that satisfies me deeply - the music that I was marinating in during the all important time in my life when I was coming of age.  At this stage of life, it's just damn silly to deny oneself of one's REAL pleasure, especially for appearances.  True maturity is all about being comfortable with oneself, and one's wrinkles.  And I have finally made that turn now.  High school was a long time ago.  To hell with peer pressure.  I LOVE this music.  And if you find yourselfnodding your head, then by all means, pick up your air guitar and join me on the Hard Rock Dinosaur.  It is being lovingly maintained... just for us!

Mickey C

March 5th, 2017


who we are...

The ZED is a loose association of old radio enthusiasts and weirdos who prefer to take an active role in preserving and promoting the ancient art ofradio broadcasting.  The Hard Rock Dinosaur is a non-commercial web radio station, produced by The ZED,  dedicated to keeping the early 70s AOR radio format alive for all who care to partake and enjoy...

connect with us: mail@hardrockdinosaur.ca