The Log Cabin, Cook Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, May 1, 2009

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Photographs by Deborah Goodsite


Gary Radford - Guitar/Vocals
Marie Radford - Keyboards
Meg Radford - Vocals
Nick Romanenko - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Peter VanEmburg - Drums/Vocals

"On a rainy May night, the Rutgers Gardens were drenched with the sound of a five-piece rock band cranking out 100 or so decibels of Spooky Tooth’s classic “Better by You, Better than Me.” It was the end-of-the-year party of the Library and Information Science Students Association at the Log Cabin Alumni Pavilion. Greetings had been traded, the buffet had been raided, and about 50 revelers had just reached the point where heads were beginning to bob and toes were beginning to tap. Suddenly, an invisible line was crossed, sensed by a woman taking photos of the band. She whirled around, aimed her camera at the crowd and announced to no one in particular, “They’re dancing!”

Of course the students, faculty, and staff were dancing. No one can resist the vibe of The Professors, the Rutgers-connected band of academics and friends who have been performing, composing, and recording in and out of Central Jersey since 1995. Tonight The Professors were spanning the ages with tunes ranging from Cream’s 40-year-old “White Room,” to “Could I Be,” newly composed by a first-year student at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences."

Bill Haduch, The Rutgers Focus, May 27, 2009


  1. Sick of Goodbyes (David Lowery/Mark Linkous)
  2. Echoes (Nick Mason/David Gilmour/Roger Waters/Richard Wright)
  3. Old Devils Running (John Barrows/Mark Wallinger)
  4. Untenured Blues (Gary radford/Marie Radford)
  5. I'm Not Crying (Jemaine Clement/Bret McKenzie - Flight of the Conchords)
  6. We'll Live and Die in These Towns (The Enemy)
  7. Better by You, Better Than Me (Gary Wright - Judas Priest)
  8. A Geek's Life (Peter VanEmburg/Gary Radford/Nick Romanenko)
  9. Phaseone (Meg Radford)
  10. You Oughta Know (Alanis Morissette)
  11. Dancing Days (Jimmy Page/Robert Plant)
  12. White Room (Pete Brown/Jack Bruce - Cream)


  1. A Saucerful of Secrets Part IV (Celestial Voices) (Roger Waters/Richard Wright/Nick Mason/David Gilmour)
  2. Sonic Attack (Michael Moorcock - Hawkwind)
  3. Peer Review (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
  4. Could I Be (Meg Radford)
  5. Crisis of Confidence (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
  6. Last Night (Gary Radford/Nick Romanenko) **
  7. All These Things That I Have Done (Dave Keuning/Brandon Flowers/Mark Stoermer - The Killers)
  8. Not-So-Brown-Eyed Boy (Meg Radford) **
  9. Complicated Shadows (Elvis Costello)
  10. Psycho Killer (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Tina Weymouth - The Talking Heads)
  11. False Positive (John Barrows/Chad Dell)
  12. Sunshine (John Murphy) **
** = debut song

This page last updated January 26, 2014 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.