Sunday, December 27, 2009

Playlist, December 27, 2009

A Jam Band New Years: NYE Shenanigans from the Wayback Machine

Archive audio: (the whole show)


Set One
Phish; Gamehenge Time Phactory > Auld Lang Syne > Weekapaug Groove; New Year's Eve 1995 (2006 Jemp)
[mic break 10:32 a.m.]

Set Two
Joan Baez; Tunisian New Year Song; 12/31/81 Oakland Auditorium
Joan Baez; Me and Bobby McGee; 12/31/81 Oakland Auditorium
Joan Baez; Bye Bye Love; 12/31/81 Oakland Auditorium
Grateful Dead; Kesey/Countdown; 12/31/81 Oakland Auditorium
Grateful Dead; Iko Iko; 12/31/81 Oakland Auditorium
[mic break 10:58 a.m.]

Set Three

Umphrey's McGee; Nothing Too Fancy; 12/31/05 Aragon Ballroom
Umphrey's McGee; Auld Lang Syne; 12/31/05 Aragon Ballroom
[mic break 11:25 a.m.]

Set Four

Yonder Mountain String Band; NYE Countdown; 12/31/06 Fillmore Auditorium
Yonder Mountain Ohh La La; 12/31/06 Fillmore Auditorium
moe. Lazarus; 12/31/07 Radio City Music Hall
moe. NYE Countdown; 12/31/07 Radio City Music Hall
moe. Raise A Glass; 12/31/07 Radio City Music Hall
[mic break 11:45 a.m.]

Set Five
Grateful Dead; Midnight Madness; 12/31/82 Oakland Auditorium
Grateful Dead; Sugar Magnolia; 12/31/82 Oakland Auditorium
Grateful Dead; NYE Countdown; 12/31/86 Kaiser Convention Center
Grateful Dead; Touch of Grey; 12/31/86 Kaiser Convention Center
Grateful Dead; Let it Grow; 12/31/86 Kaiser Convention Center
[mic break 12:15 p.m.]

Set Seven

Zen Tricksters; jam (NYE countdown); 12/31/04 Tribeca Blues
Zen Tricksters; All You Need is Love; 12/31/04 Tribeca Blues
Zen Tricksters; Viola Lee Blues; 12/31/04 Tribeca Blues
Station ID 1:02 p.m.
The Breakfast; Sundance; 12/31/08 Toad's Place
The Breakfast; Auld Lang Syne; 12/31/08 Toad's Place
The Breakfast; Echidna's Arf; 12/31/08 Toad's Place
The Breakfast; Phaddy Boom Baddy; 12/31/08 Toad's Place
[mic break 1:29 p.m.]

Set Eight
JJ Grey and Mofro; NYE Coundown; 12/31/08 Freebird Live
JJ Grey and Mofro; Auld Lang Syne; 12/31/08 Freebird Live
JJ Grey and Mofro; Dirtfloorcracker; 12/31/08 Freebird Live
Grateful Dead; NYE Countdown; 12/31/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
Grateful Dead; Not Fade Away; 12/31/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
The Radiators; Auld Lang Syne; 12/31/99 Mardi Gras World
Grateful Dead; Ken Nordine's Flibberty Jib; 12/31/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
[2:00 p.m.]



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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Playlist, December 20, 2009

The Zappa Birthday Special

Archive audio: (the whole show)


Set One
Frank Zappa; Sharleena; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 3 (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Friendly Little Finger; Zoot Allures (1976 Warner Bros)
Frank Zappa; Wonderful Wino; Zoot Allures (1976 Warner Bros)
Frank Zappa; Frogs with Dirty Little Lips; Them or Us (1984 Barking Pumpkin)
Frank Zappa; Whipping Post; Them or Us (1984 Barking Pumpkin)
[mic break 10:33 a.m.]

Set Two
Frank Zappa; The Central Scrutinizer; Joe's Garage (1979 Zappa)
Frank Zappa; The Joe's Garage; Joe's Garage (1979 Zappa)
Frank Zappa; Society Pages; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 3 (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; I'm A Beautiful Guy; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 3 (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Beauty Knows No Pain; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 3 (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Charlie's Enormous Mouth; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 3 (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Cocaine Decisions; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 3 (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Nig Biz; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 3 (1988 Rykodisc)
[mic break 11:05 a.m.]

Set Three

Frank Zappa; Cocaine Decisions; Palermo, Italy 7/11/82
Frank Zappa; Ya Hozna; Them or Us (1984 Barking Pumpkin)
Frank Zappa; Scratch and Sniff; Trance Fusion (2006 Zappa)
Frank Zappa; City of Tiny Lights; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 5 (1992 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; That Ol' G Minor Thing Again; Guitar (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Duke of Electric Prunes; Orchestral Favorites; (1979 DiscReet)
[mic break 11:41 a.m.]

Set Four
Frank Zappa/Petit Wazoo; Imaginary Diseases; Imaginary Diseases (2005 Zappa)
Frank Zappa/Grand Wazoo; Greggery Peccary; 9/10/72 Hollywood Bowl
Frank Zappa/Grand Wazoo; Low Budget Dog Meat; 9/10/72 Hollywood Bowl
[mic break 12:14 p.m.]

Set Five
Mothers of Invention; Call Any Vegetable; Absolutely Free (1967/1988 Rykodisc)
Mothers of Invention; Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin; Absolutely Free (1967/1988 Rykodisc)
Mothers of Invention; King Kong; Ahead of Their Time (1993 Rykodisc)
Mothers of Invention; Status Back Baby > Trouble Every Day Variations; 5/3/68 Denver
Frank Zappa/Mothers; No Waiting for the Peanuts to Dissolve; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 5 (1992 Rykodisc)
Mothers of Invention; Dwarf Nebula Processional & Dwarf Nebula; Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970 Bizzarre)
Mothers of Invention; My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama; Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970 Bizzarre)
Mothers of Invention; Mom & Dad; We're Only In It for the Money (1968)
Mothers of Invention; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance; We're Only In It for the Money (1968)
[mic break 12:56 p.m.]

Set Six
Frank Zappa; What's New in Baltimore?; FZ Meets the Mothers of Prevention (1985 Barking Pumpkin)
Frank Zappa; Alien Orifice; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 6 (1992 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Chunga's Revenge; Trance-Fusion (2006 Zappa)
Frank Zappa; Bowling on Charen; Trance-Fusion (2006 Zappa)
Frank Zappa; Peaches en Regalia; 2/26/1978 Brussels
Frank Zappa; The Torture Never Stops; 2/26/1978 Brussels
Frank Zappa; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 2 (1988 Rykodisc)
[mic break 1:53 p.m.]
Frank Zappa; Strictly Genteel; Make a Jazz Noise Here (1991 Barking Pumpkin)
[2:00 p.m.]


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Monday, December 14, 2009

FURTHUR AND PRICELINE.COM REACH AMICABLE SETTLEMENT

PRESS RELEASE

Sunday, December 13, 2009-For Immediate Release

FURTHUR AND PRICELINE.COM REACH AMICABLE SETTLEMENT

Top level management for Furthur, Incorporated and Priceline.com have reached a settlement avoiding costly litigation for patent and trade infringements. Both the Grateful Dead community and the Online travel consumer market breathed a collective sigh of relief as the negotiated arrangement both resolved current tensions and paved the way for future cooperation between the two mega corporations.

A high level negotiating team for Priceline.com was led by none other than celebrity spokesperson William Shatner. Furthur, Incorporated was represented by musician, Bob Weir. The two met for several hours and were assisted in their discussions by representatives of several related and interested parties, such as: The American Interpretative Hearing Association which provided sign language interpretation of the negotiations, Lee Majors-representing the Bionic Ear, and others.

The main point of contention was the allegation that Bob Weir of Furthur, Inc was utilizing a vocal style copied almost verbatim of Priceline.com's William Shatner. This vocal style is known as "Shatnerizing" or "Shatneresque". Shatnerizing has been described as the use of a monotone, deadpan delivery with inflection meant to leave the listener puzzled and amused. It is characterized by the utilization of awkward pauses and unnatural phrasing between words and sentences. Mr. Shatner had perfected the technique and was perplexed when he learned that Weir was using his method while singing. Shatner stated " When I-------- Shatnerize------on the--------commercials,-------I do it-----as-----a joke. I--------am actually-------making fun------of------myself. I never-------imagined that--------someone would------try------and sing----using that style.". After listening to recordings of the new band Furthur, attorneys for both sides agreed that Weir had appropriated Shatners vocal style.

Attorneys for Furthur, Inc tried to argue that it was not intentional, that Mr. Weir was simply older now, and despite over 40 years in the rock and roll industry he had literally "forgotten how to sing". When deposed however, Mr. Weir admitted that he was "Shatnerizing" on purpose, stating that "these songs, especially the Garcia songs are just too good to sing right anymore. I chop them up on purpose. I mean, if Phil can sing the Jerry songs in his own way, I need a way to destroy those good old tunes too". When pressed, Weir agreed that he was trying to create a new style. He said "Look, we know what Jerry would have wanted and we know what the fans want to hear and we don't give a sh-t. Some folks think Phil and I sing the Garcia songs out of love and respect for Jerry, that's just not true. We trash his tunes cause we can. It's our band now. We are proving that we are just as much creative geniuses as Garcia was".

The deal will allow Weir to continue to "Shatnerize" his vocals with Furthur and will also signal a corporate merging between Priceline.com and Furthur, Inc. Weir has agreed to become the TV pitchman for Priceline.com upon Shatners retirement or death, whichever comes first thus assuring continuity for the travel corporation. Priceline.com has agreed to become the sole strategic partner to Furthur, Inc for fans to purchase flight and lodging arrangments.

The negotiations had some other side benefits as well. Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart was brought back into the fold and cut a deal allowing him to portray "Mr. Spock" in any new Star Trek Movies that may be on the horizon.

Furthur guitar player and vocalist John Kadlecik had his entire Star Trek action figure collection signed by Shatner in the deal. "Not too many people know that I was a Trekkie first and a Deadhead later" JK stated. "To me, Space is more than a bathroom break during a show. It is the Final Frontier".

Furthur consultant Jill Lesh learned how to perform both the Vulcan "Death Grip" and the "Mindmelt".

(Hat tip: TheDHJ)

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Playlist, December 13, 2009

Set One
Bangor Flying Circus; Norwegian Wood; Bangor Flying Circus (1969 One Way)
Neuhuman; neversaiditwasreconoitering; Neuhuman (
Mark Karan; Time Will Tell; Walk Through the Fire (2009 Dig)
Neil Diamond; The Chanukah Song
Umphrey's McGee; Turn & Run; Mantis (2009 SCI Fidelity)
Jim McPherson; Left Out in the Cold; A Promise Kept (2009 Kosher Dill)
[mic break 10:47 a.m.]

Set Two
Umphrey's McGee; Turn & Dub; Mantis (2009 SCI Fidelity)
Half Pint; Days I Can't Forget; Classics in Dub (1995 Hightone)
Gov't Mule; Hard to Handle > Hard to Dubya; Mighty High (2007 ATO)
Frank Zappa; Diplodocus; Trance-Fusion (2006 Zappa)
Mo Boma; Walk LIke a Pygmy; Myths of the Near Future (1996 Extreme)
The Section; Underture; The String Quartet Tribute to The Who's Tommy (2002 Vitamin)
The Kennedy Experience; Little Wing; The Kennedy Experience (1999 Sony)
Meridian Arts Ensemble; Purple Haze; Smart Went Crazy (1993 Channel Crossings)
[mic break 11:45 a.m.]

Set Three
Herbie Hancock; River; River: The Joni Letters (2007 Verve)
Wayne Escoffery; Road From Eilat; Uptown (2009 Posi-Tone)
Wayne Escoffery; Gulf of Aqaba; Uptown (2009 Posi-Tone)
Frank Jackson; What Do I Want for Christmas; single (2009 Kasis)
Jacques Schwarz-Bart; Mendé Chiraj (DJ Spinna Remix); Abyss (2009 ObliqSound)
Omar Sosa; Night of the Four Songs; Across the Divide (2009 Half Note)
Lonnie Smith; Freedom Jazz Dance; Jungle Soul (2006 Palmetto)
[mic break 12:22 p.m.]

Set Four
The Afro-Semetic Experience; A Torah Afloat in a Leaky Boat Lands in Congo Square; The Road that Heals the Splintered Soul (2009 Reckless DC)
Dizzy Gillespie; Manteca; The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1995 Bluebird)
Phish; Manteca; A Picture of Nectar (1992 Elektra)
Gerald Wilson Orchestra; Aram; Detroit (2009 Mack Avenue)
Vijay Iyer; Somewhere; Historicity (2009 ACT)
Jason Lindner; Seven Ways; Gives You Now vs Now (2009 Anzic)
Johnny Lytle; Milestones; Possum Grease (1995 Muse)
[mic break 12:59 p.m.]

Sunday Brunch Concert:  The Point (recorded 2/3/2008)

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Playlist, December 6, 2009

Set One
The Aftro-Semitic Experience; The Road that Heals the Splintered Soul; The Road that Heals the Splintered Soul (2009 Reckless DC)
Mike Longo; West Side Story Medley; Sing Like a Bee (2009 CAP)
Pamela Luss; Nice and Easy; Sweet and Saxy (2009 Savant)
Helio Alves; It's Clear; It's Clear (2009 Reservoir)
The Kevin Hays Trio; Fool on the Hill; You've Got a Friend (2009 JazzEyes)
Houston Person; Sunny; Mellow (2009 HighNote)
[mic break 10:43 a.m.]

Set Two
Hank Jones/Oliver Jones; What Am I Here For?; Pleased to Meet You (2009 Justin Time)
Anne Drummond; Bossa for Copacabana; Like Water (2009 ObliqSound)
Bop Tweed; Eroaneous; Two (2009 Mothlight)
Mike Stern; Big Neighborhood; Big Neighborhood (2009 Heads Up)
John Moulder; Magical Space; Bifröst (2009 Origin)
Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger; Baby It's Cold Outside; Yuletide Groove (2008 Tyme)
[mic break 11:22 a.m.]

Set Three

Wayne Wallace; Mojito Cafe; Bien Bien (2009 Patois)
Interview with Matthew DeTroy & Carol Piro of Zoot Planet
Joey DeFrancesco; Eighty One; Snap Shot (2009 Highnote)
Q'd Up; Dark City Streets; Quintessence (2009 Jazz Hang)
Q'd Up; Dearly Beloved; Quintessence (2009 Jazz Hang)
Betty Buckley; The Surrey with the Fringe on Top; Quintessence (2008 Playbill)
Gretchen Parlato; Doralice; In a Dream (2009 ObliqSound)
Matt Vashlishan; Amalgamation; No Such Thing (2009 Origin)
Wayne Escoffery; No Desert; Uptown (2009 Positone)
[mic break 12:29 p.m.]

Set Four
Phil Kelley & the Northwest Prevailing Winds; Note-o-Riot-ee; Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles (2009 Origin)
Fahir Atakoglu; High Street; Faces & Places (2009 Far & Here)
Cedar Walton; Voices Deep Within; Voices Deep Within (2009 Highnote)
Eric Alexander; You Must Believe in Spring; Revival of the Fittest (2009 Highnote)
[1:00 p.m.]
Sunday Brunch Concert: Typhanie Monique and Neal Alger


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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Tomorrow on Morning Maniac Music

Dec. 6th WPKN Benefit with ZOoT PLANeT

11:30 a.m. Matthew DeTroy will join us in the studio.
7:30 p.m. Concert at FTC on Stage One, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT.

Blast away with this crew of seasoned local musicians as they make their debut on Stage One. Delivering sultry and snappy swing era classics diced with jazz and blues, ZOoT PLANeT will teleport you to a time and place where the roots of great music blends with the sensibility of sound in the millennium. Whether you're a rug cutter or a seat tapper, you're in for a treat that's out of this world! The ZOoT crew is - Matthew DeTroy (keys), Carol Piro (vocals), Bruce Couillard (sax/vocals), Hans Broecking (drums), Tim DeHuff (guitar), Rich Zurkowski (bass). In support of live, local radio ZOoT pLAnEt shares proceeds with WPKN.

Dec. 6th Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger


1:00 p.m. Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger will join us for an hour of music and conversation.

While many musical units are formed with a specific agenda, the jazz duo of Typhanie Monique, vocals, and Neal Alger, guitar, came about mostly by chance.  With a background that contains R&B icons Tina Turner and Lionel Richie from her mother's listening habits, Typhanie came to discover jazz in her teenage years.  After studying jazz vocal technique in college, Monique moved to Chicago and formed a successful funk/acid-jazz group Peking Turtle and performed at many venues in the midwest.  Neal too eventually embraced jazz by his late teens but came into it from a different angle; Neal grew up listening and performing hard rock/progressive rock.  Chicago became home for Alger after college as well, and he freelanced with local jazz luminaries and fronted his own trio.

In the holiday spirit of an inclusive 'musical family', YULETIDE GROOVE, the newest project from Alger and Monique, features many special guests including rising Hammond B3 organ star Tony Monaco.  Monaco brings an infectious beat, a rock-solid swing, and warm vocals to the chestnut "Baby It's Cold Outside" while Monique revels in Monaco's vitality, turning in an inspired vocal performance.  A horn trio of trumpet, sax, and trombone brings a lush but not overly sentimental flavor to Vince Guaraldi's "Christmastime is Here" and the classic "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree".  The sultry sexiness of "Santa Baby" is beautifully enhanced by a cha-cha arrangement which features the contagious musical exuberance of latinos pianist Darwin Noguera and trumpeter Victor Garcia.
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Playlist, November 29, 2009

Set One
S.M.V.; Classical Thump; Thunder (2008 Heads Up)
Ben Sidran; Everything is Broken; Dylan Different (2009 Bonsai)
Mike Stern; Check One; Big Neighborhood (2009 Heads Up)
The Wiyos; Green Bottle #6; Broken Land Bell (2009 The Wiyos)
The Les DeMerle Band; Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me; Gypsy Rendezvous (2009 Origin)
Norah Jones; Light as a Feather; The Fall (2009 Blue Note)
Joey DeFrancesco; Fly Me to the Moon; Snap Shot (2009 Highnote)
[mic break 10:44 a.m.]

Set Two
John Moulder; Cold Sea Triptych; Bifröst (2009 Origin)
Jacques Schwartz-Bart; Dio Pann; Abyss (2009 ObliqSound)
Eric Alexander; Love-Wise; Revival of the Fittest (2009 Highnote)
Marius Nordal; School Days; Boomer Jazz (2009 Origin)
Stuart Dempster/Tom Heasley/Eric Glick Rieman; Interzone; Echoes of Syros (2009 Full Bleed)
Amanda Carr & the Kenny Hadley Big Band; It's A Big Wide Wonderful World; Common Thread (2009 OMS)
[mic break 11:26 a.m.]

Set Three

Houston Person; Too Late Now; Mellow (2009 Highnote)
Pamela Luss; Don'cha Go Away Mad; Sweet & Saxy (2009 Savant)
Amanda Carr & the Kenny Hadley Big Band; Don'cha Go Away Mad; Common Thread (2009 OMS)
The Russ Spiegel Jazz Orchestra; Count Up; Transplants (2009 RuzzTone)
Frank Sinatra; That's Life; Sinatra: New York (2009 Reprise)
Phil Kelly & the Northwest Prevailing Winds; Ewe Doo on Bubbas Shoux; Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles (2009 Origin)
[mic break 11:59 a.m.]

Set Four
Steely Dan; Green Earrings; Alive in America (1995 Giant)
Frank Zappa; The Black Page; Make a Jazz Noise Here (1991 Barking Pumpkin)
Phish; David Bowie/Moby Dick; At the Roxy (Atlanta '93) (2008 Jemp)
Emerson Lake & Palmer; Hoedown; Welcome Back My Friends... (1973 Manticore)
Grateful Dead; Estimated Prophet >  Eyes of the World; Dick's Picks Vol. 15 (1999 Grateful Dead Productions)
[mic break 1:00 p.m.]

Sunday Brunch Concert: The Crooked Jades 4/3/2006

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fran-O-Rama!

While I'm recuperating from pneumonia, the show must go on. Fran Fried will take the driver's seat this Sunday for a show I'm sure you're not gonna wanna miss.

At 1:00 p.m., King for a Day will play a live set with Fran hosting the Sunday Brunch Concert. Tune in and enjoy!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A nice review of Sunday's live McLovins set

As I start to recover from pneumonia, it's a pleasure to read the write-up of the festivities from the McLovins' fanblog, Dave Smith's One and One and One Make Three.


I had no idea how sick I was during this broadcast, and I sure hope I didn't infect anybody.

Here's the audio from the show. How hard did they play? Jason "Basslovin" said it best: You know you played hard when you have blisters on fingers you didn't use.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Playlist, Sunday, November 15

Set One
Q'd Up; Brother Joy; Quintessence (2009 Jazz Hang)
Fahir Atakoglu; Into You; Faces & Places (2009 Far & Here)
Kristina; Valentin; Offshore Echoes (2009 Patois)
Rez Abazzi; Insulin; Things to Come (2009 Sunnyside)
[mic break 10:30 a.m.]

Set Two
Cecil Brooks III; Penn Relays; Hot Dog (2009 Savant)
Bob Albanese Trio; Yesterday's Gardenias; One Way/Detour (2009 Zoho)
Ray Brown Trio; Mainstem; Live at Starbucks (2000 Telarc)
The Les DeMerle Band; Pent Up House; Gypsy Rendezvous (2009 Origin)
Mads Tolling; The Chicken; The Playmaker (2009 City Hall)
Interview with Glenn Roth
Glenn Roth; Labyrinth
Fareed Haque & the Flat Earth Ensemble; Big Bhangra; Flat Planet (2008 Owl Studios)
Barbara Sfraga & Center Search Quest; Hang On, Fly Home; Timelessness Frozen in Time (2006 SyncTimiCity Productions)
[mic break 11:29 a.m.]

Set Three

Dave Siebels; The Coupe; with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (2008 PBGL)
Pamela Luss; You Belong to Me; Sweet & Saxy (2009 Savant)
Josh Moshier & Mike Lebrun; Misfortunately Pleasant; Joy Not Jaded (2009 OA2)
Ray Levier; Bait Tone Blues; Ray's Way (2009 Origin)
Jimmy Herring; One Strut; Lifeboat (2008 Abstract Logix)
[mic break 12:05 p.m.]

Set Four
Ben Sidran; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; Dylan Different (2009 Bonsai)
Tears for Fears; Brian Wilson Said
The String Cheese Incident; L.A. Woman; Trick or Treat (2009 SCI Fidelity)
Phish; Punch You in the Eye; New Years Eve 1995 (2005 Rhino)
Marius Nordal; Good Vibrations; Boomer Jazz (2009 Origin)
Amanda Carr & the Kenny Hadley Big Band; I Could Have Told You; Common Thread (2009 OMS)
[mic break 12:48 p.m.]

Set Five
Garaj Mahal; Mondo Garaj; Mondo Garaj (2002 HomeGrown Music)
Helio Alves; Sweeping the Chimney; It's Clear (2009 Reservoir)
[1:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Playlist, November 8, 2009

Set One
Herbie Hancock; Nefertiti; River: The Joni Letters (2007 Verve)
Mike Longo Trio; West Side Story Medley; Sting Like a Bee (2009 CAP)
Big Nick Nicholas; Somewhere; Big Nick (1985 India Navigation)
Big Nick Nicholas; Autumn in New York; Big and Warm (1983 India Navigation)
Eldar; The Exorcist; Virtue (2009 Sony)
[mic break 10:41 a.m.]

Set Two

Fahir Atakoglu; ... and Places; Faces and Places (2009 Far & Here)
Marius Nordal; Strawberry Fields; Boomer Jazz (2009 Origin)
Dana Hall; Into the Light; Into the Light (2009 Origin)
Wayne Escoffery; Cross Bronx; Uptown (2009 Positone)
[mic break 11:05 a.m.]

Set Three

Chelsea Baratz; In Faith (Mobetta Remix); In Faith (2009)
Terell Stafford-Dick Oatts Quintet; Meant for You; Bridging the Gap (2009 Planet Arts)
Nicole Zuraitis; Deed I Do; Spread the Word (2008 Nicole Zuraitis)
Ben Sidran; Ballad of a Thin Man; Dylan Different (2009 Bonsai)
The Manhattan Transfer; 500 Miles High; The Chick Corea Songbook (2009 Four Quarters)
Anne Drummond; Bossa for Copacabana; Like Water (2009 ObliqSound)
James Moody; Homage; Homage (2004 Savoy)
[mic break 11:45 a.m.]

Set Four
Amanda Carr & the Kenny Kadley Big Band; It's A Big Wide Wonderful World; Common Thread (2009 OMS)
Miss Tess; Train Ride to Caroline; Darling, Oh Darling (2009 Miss Tess)
Mark Weinstein/Omar Sosa; Walking Song; Tales from the Earth (2009 Otá)
Kocani Orkestar; Bayram sekieri; Alone at My Wedding (2002 Crammed Discs)
Meridian Arts Ensemble; Big Swifty/Harry, You're a Beast/The Orange County Lumber Truck/T'mershi Duween/Dupree's Paradise; Smart Went Crazy (1993 Channel Crossing)
Josh Mosher & Mike Lebrun; Eleven Toe Waggle; Joy Not Jaded (2009 OA2)
[mic break 12:22 p.m.]

Set Five
Gov't Mule; Railroad Boy; By a Thread (2009 Evil Teen)
The String Cheese Incident; Exodus; Trick or Treat (2009 SCI Fidelity)
Phish; Harpua>2001>Harpua; Live Phish Vol. 2
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[1:00 p.m.]
Almost Live: Stacy Phillips & Paul Howard; 1/6/2008 Kasbah Garden Cafe
[2:00 p.m.]

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Radio Golden web site

I've moved my web site to RadioGolden.com. Be sure to check the Announcements page for current and future program notes.

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Playlist, November 1, 2009

Archived audio of entire program


Set One
Yes; Close to the Edge; Close to the Edge (1972 Atlantic)
Yes; Starship Trooper; The Yes Album (1971 Atlantic)
Gary Wofsey & his Jazz Orchestra; Perpetual Change; In Stereo (2000 Ambi)
[mic break 10:37 a.m.]

Set Two

Gary Wofsey; A Love Supreme; In Japan (1986 Ambi)
Gary Wofsey; Petrushka; In Japan (1986 Ambi)
11:01 a.m. Interview with Pamela Luss

Pamela Luss; Star Eyes; Sweet and Saxy (2009 Savant)
Rez Abazzi; Dream State; Things to Come (2009 Sunnyside)
John Moulder; Magical Space; Bifröst (2009 Origin)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks; Nerve; All Heaven Broke Loose (1991 E.G.)
[mic break 11:38 a.m.]

Set Three
Denise La Grassa; Deep Down Love; April Dreams (2009 Deelagee)
Gretchen Parlato; In A Dream; In A Dream (2009 ObliqSound)
Miles Davis; My Ship; Miles Ahead (1957/1997 Columbia)
Louis Armstrong; St. Louis Blues; Satch Blows the Blues (2002 Columbia)
Terrell Stafford-Dick Oatts Quintet; Time to Let Go; Bridging the Gap (2009 Planet Arts)
[mic break 12:03 p.m.]

Set Four
Wayne Wallace; In a Sentimental Mood; Bien Bien! (2009 Patois)
Q'd Up; In Pursuit of Guacamole; Quintessence (2009 Jazz Hang)
Gabriel Espinosa; LP 07; From Yucutan to Rio (2009 Zoho)
Cecil Brooks III; Theme from "Mannix"; Hot Dog (2009 Savant)
[mic break 12:34 p.m.]

Set Five

The McLovins; Rhyme & Reason; Conundrum (2009 Triple J)
The Lynne Arriale Trio; Come Together; Come Together (2004 Motema)
Fahir Atakoglu; Rio da Noite; Faces & Places (2009 Far&Here)
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[mic break 1:00 p.m.]

Sunday Brunch Concert: Boris Garcia (recorded 3/15/09)

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Phish is raging at Festival 8

Nice costume!

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The musical Hallowe'en costume will be Exile on Main St.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Musical Hallowe'en treats

Here are a few shows worth checking out for Hallowe'en

Caravan of Thieves - FTC Stage One
Cosmic Jibaros -Acoustic Cafe
King for a Day - Two Boots
Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams - Gramercy Theatre, NYC

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ice Painting

Did you ever wonder how the lines and logos on a hockey rink were created? Here are a couple of videos demonstrating the fine art of ice painting.

GIANT Center, Hershey, PA (hat tip: Uni Watch)



NHL Playoff Logo




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Groovadelic Saturn images

Space.com has a wonderful collection of images taken from the Cassini probe.




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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Playlist, October 25, 2009

Not much of a playlist today. Rod & I will be doing fundraising. The audio treats will include some highlights from Radio Vibes. Please support WPKN.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

RIP Captain Lou Albano

PWinsider.com reports that Captain Lou Albano died today at age 76. I remember him as manager to the greatest heels in the WWWF when it was still a regional promotion that I had to watch on Channel 47 with the circular UHF antenna. Safe crossing, Captain! Thanks for the memories.



I would do a tribute this Sunday, but my program has been preempted for a cover tunes marathon.

UPDATE: It was a fun morning with Cliff rolling out the sometimes strange cover tunes. Thanks to everybody who made a pledge to WPKN. (10/18/2009)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pacifica: Comedy Gold

The left eats its own once again as CounterPunch goes after Pacifica and Grace Aron hits back.

It started with Iain Boal's piece in CounterPunch asserting that
On September 17 the Governance Committee of the Pacifica National Board passed a resolution expressly designed to find out whether Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! program is getting CIA funding through covert channels like the Ford Foundation for suppressing the “truth” about the 9/11 “over-up” The author of the resolution, Chris Condon, made it clear that he wrote a motion on funding disclosure specifically to find out "where the hell Amy Goodman's money is coming from".
After his opening salvo, Boal changes the subject to discuss how the current situation at Pacifica resembles their problems in 1999.
Under Aaron’s tenure, the stations have been under serious pressure to increase listenership and fundraising by offering miracle cures and 9/11 conspiracist DVDs as donor “thank you gifts”. Pacifica station WBAI in New York made tens of thousands of dollars on gifts promising protection from fungus-causing aerosols that the government is supposedly spraying on its population. It is also symptomatic that at the same time that Aaron favors depoliticized self-help shows, she is reported to fulminate against “pro-Palestinian, pro-immigrant” public affairs programming on the network.
Pacifica National Board chair Grace Aron fought back with a letter demanding a retraction. After correcting some of Boal's assertions, she defends her anti-Israel bone fides:
The statement that "she is reported to fulminate against “pro-Palestinian, pro-immigrant” public affairs programming on the network" is untrue. I have a long track record as a peace activist on those issues and I consider this an unfounded smear on my reputation.
It's comforting to know that Pacifica has its priorities straight.

For a trip into the fever swamp, read this story on the NYC Indymedia site. The comments are hilarious.
"New Pacifica's" frontal attack on Democracy Now!
After rejecting Cynthia McKinney for ED, Aaron's Pacifica now turns on Amy Goodman

Pacifica recently rejected the application of perhaps the nation's best-known 9/11 Truth activist - former Rep. Cynthia McKinney - for the position of Executive Director. Meanwhile, PNB Governance Committee member Christopher Condon revealed one goal of his resolution - to reduce funding of Democracy Now!, the network's most popular program, in future contract negotiations.
You just can't write better comedy.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Playlist, October 11, 2009

Set One
Grateful Dead; That Would Be Something; Dick's Picks 17 (2000 GDP)
Katie King; Come Together; Harry's Fight (2008 OA2)
Sara Gazarek; Blackbird; Yours (2005 Native Language)
Erin Bode; Here, There & Everywhere; Don't Take Your Time
Quintetto Vocale Italiano Le Pause Del Silenzio; Here, There & Everywhere; Freedom Jazz Dance (1992 Soul Note)
Dani; Oh! Darling; Fried Glas Onions: Memphis Meets the Beatles Vol. 2 (2005 Inside Sounds)
[mic break 10:28 a.m.]


Set Two
Grateful Dead; Baba O'Reilly/Tomorrow Never Knows; Dick's Picks 27 (2003 GDP)
Phish; Sea and Sand; New Year's Eve 1995 (2005 Rhino)
Phish; Drowned; New Year's Eve 1995 (2005 Rhino)
Alex Scolnick; Pinball Wizard; Goodbye to Romance: Standards for a New Generation (2002 Skol Productions)
The Chieftains; Behind Blue Eyes; An Irish Evening (1992 BMG)
[mic break 11:06 a.m.]

Interview with Gretchen Parlato
Interview with Evy McPherson

Set Three
Rachel Z Trio; Free Man in Paris; Moon at the Window (2002 Tone Center)
Interview with Adam Dotson of Rubblebucket (http://myspace.com/Rubblebucket)
Denise Donatelli; Be Cool; What Lies Within (2008 Savant)
Herbie Hancock; Free Man in Paris; River: The Joni Letters (2007 Verve)
David Lahm; Coyote; Jakes Takes on Joni Mitchell (1999 Arkadia)
[mic break 12:25 p.m.]

Set Four
Marco Benevento; Fearless; Live at Tonic
The Disco Biscuits; Astronomy Domine; 2009-04-19 Bridgeport CT
Phish; Cities; 2009-06-02 Wantagh NY
Yonder Mountain String Band; Girlfriend is Better; Mountain Tracks Volume 4 (2006 Frog Pad)
Lorenza Ponce; White Bird; Mystic Fiddler (2001 Melodia)
Pamela Luss; Ain't No Sunshine; Sweet and Saxy (2009 Savant)
The Holmes Brothers; Beast of Burdern; Paint It, Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones (1997 House of Blues)
Frank Zappa; Purple Haze > Sunshine of Your Love; The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (1991 Barking Pumpkin)
The Bobs; White Room; 20 Songs 20 Years (2003 Primarily A Cappella)
The Bobs; Helter Skelter; 20 Songs 20 Years (2003 Primarily A Cappella)
[mic break 1:25 p.m.]

Set Five
Moonalice; Stella Blue; 2009-07-25 Gathering of the Vibes
Dave Alvin; Loser; West of the West (2006 Yep Roc)
Levon Helm; Tennessee Jed; Electric Dirt (2009 Dirt Farmer)
Simply Red; Heaven; Picture Book (1985 Elektra)
[2:00 p.m.]


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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Playlist, October 4, 2009

Set One
Tom Beckham; In Flight; Rebound (2008 Apria)
Carmen Lundy; Quiet Times; Good Morning Kiss (2002 Justin Time)
George Duke; For All We Know; In a Mellow Tone (2006 BPM)
Frank Sinatra w/Ella Fitzgerald; Moonlight in Vermont/I May Be Wrong; Classic Duets (2002 Capitol)
Miles Davis; Miles Ahead; Miles Ahead (1957 Columbia)
[mic break 10:31 a.m.]

Set Two
Dan Cavanagh's Jazz Emporium Big Band; Having Built in Deeper Waters; Pulse (2008 OA2)
Joe Martin; Far; Not By Chance (2009 Anzic)
Vince Norman/Joe McCarthy Big Band; South of Capricorn (2007 OA2)
The Taylor/Fidyk Big Band; Maiden Voyage; Live at Blues Alley (2006 OA2)
The Phillip Walker Big Band; Don't be Afraid of the Dark; Live at Biscuits & Blues (2002 M.C. Records)
Stan Bock Ensemble; Ain't Nothin' New; Your Check's in the Mail (2007 OA2)
[mic break 11:09 a.m.]

Set Three
Pamela Luss; Canadian Sunset; Sweet & Saxy (2009 Savant)
Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz; Spirit in the Dark; Project A (2009 Anzic)
Ivan "Funkboy" Bodley; Long Hard Slog; Pigs Feet & Potted Meat (2009 Funkboy)
Ivan "Funkboy" Bodley; Metric System; Pigs Feet & Potted Meat (2009 Funkboy)
Jimmy Carpenter; Upswing; Toiling in Obscurity (2008 Jimmy Carpenter)
Les Claypool; Phantom Patriot; Of Whales and Woe (2006 Prawnsong)
Gilfema +2; Twins; Gilfema +2 (2008 ObliqSound)
Chelsea Baratz; Philo's Groove; In Faith (2009 self)
Rob McConnell Tentet; Like Someone in Love; Thank You, Ted (2002 Justin Time)
Miles Davis; Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus); Porgy and Bess (1997 Columbia Legacy)
Bonerama; Hard Times; Hard Times (2009 Highsteppin')
[mic break 12:15 p.m.]

Set Four
Fareed Haque; Bengali Bud; Big Bhangra (2008 Owl Studios)
Frank Zappa; City of Tiny Lites; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 5 (1992 Rykodisc)
Steely Dan; Your Gold Teeth; Countdown to Ecstasy (1973 MCA)
Return to Forever; After the Cosmic Rain; The Anthology (2008 Concord)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[1:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Playlist, September 27, 2009

Set One
Larry Coryell; Cedars of Avalon; Cedars of Avalon (2002 Highnote)
Yashmin Charnet-Abler; Totally You; Remember Me (2007 Bossa Nova)
Anne Drummond; Frevo; Like Water (2009 ObliqSound)
Guinga; Mi Menor; The Mondo Series: Mondo Samba (2002 Mondo Melodia)
[10:22 a.m.]

Set Two
Carter/Medeski/McBride; Street of Dreams; Heaven on Earth (2009 Half Note)
Jimmy Carpenter; Sinner Street; Toiling in Obscurity (2009 self)
Dave Siebels; I Wish; With Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (2008 PGBL)
Ivan "Funkboy" Bodley; Pigs Feet & Potted Meat; Pigs Feet & Potted Meat (2009 Funkboy)
Barney McClure Trio; Daydream; Spot (2007 OA2)
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet; Straight Life/Mr. Clean; Infinity (2008 Patois)
[mic break 11:03 a.m.]

Set Three

Furthur; Shakedown Street>New Speedway Boogie; 2009-09-19 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
[mic break 11:41 a.m.]

Set Four
Bonerama; Turn On Your Love Light; Hard Times (2009 Highsteppin')
Michael Bellar As-Is Ensemble; Heavyweight Love Match; Turned On Turned Up (2009 Left Three Lanes)
Mark Murphy; Photograph; Lucky to be Me (2002 Highnote)
Frank Morgan Quartet; Come Sunday; Bebop Lives! (1987 Contemporary)
The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra; Flamenco Sketches; The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra (2009 151 Records)
Billy Higgins; Plexus; Bridgework (1987 Contemporary)
Cat Stevens; Into White; Tea for the Tillerman (1970 Universal)
Weather Report; Blackthorn Rose; Mysterious Traveller (1974 Columbia)
Eddie Harris; Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova; Free Speech (1974 Atlantic)
Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts; Little B's Poem; Scenie Route (2006 Palmetto)
Woody Herman; Apple Honey; The Thundering Herds 1945-1947 (1988 Columbia)
[mic break 12:47 p.m.]


Set Five
Elli Fordyce; Softly as I Leave You; Sings Songs Spun of Gold (2009 Fordyce)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[1:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Playlist, September 20, 2009

Set One
Roberta Gambarini; Multi-Colored Blue; Easy to Love (2006 Groovin' High)
Patricia Talem; Tarde Solar; Patricia Talem (2009 Nu Groove)
Bob Sneider/Joe Locke; Theme from Blow Up; Nocturne for Ava (2009 Origin)
John Coltrane; Invitation; Standard Coltrane (2009 Prestige)
[mic break 10:34 a.m.]

Set Two
Wynton Marsalis; Chambers of Tain; Live at Blues Alley (1988 Columbia)
Oslandaily Jazztet; Spiral Dance; Evidence (2009 Sea Breeze Jazz)
Joe Locke/David Hazeltine Quartet; Those Peacocks; Mutual Admiration Society 2 (2009 Sharp Nine)
[mic break 11:11 a.m.]

Set Three

Gene Bertoncini & Roni Ben-Hur; You Are a Story; Smile (2008 Motema)
The McLovins; Dynne; Conundrum (2009 Triple J)
Count Basie (Benny Goodman Sextet); Til Tom Special; Basically Basie (2005 JSP)
Jon Anderson; New Civilization; In the City of Angels (1988 Columbia)
Bobby & the Midnites; Rock in the '80s; Where the Beat Meats the Street (1984 Columbia)
New York Mary; Sunrise; New York Mary (1976 Arista)
Michael Bellar/The As-Is Ensemble; Misty Mountain Hop; Turned On Turned Up (2009 Left Three Lanes)
Dread Zeppelin; When the Levee Breaks; 5,000, 000* (1991 I.R.S.)
Mitch Paliga; QP Doll; Fall Night (2008 Origin)
Frank Zappa; Zoot Allures; Zoot Allures (1976 Warner Bros)
[mic break 12:05 p.m.]

Set Four
Jim McPherson; Left Out in the Cold; A Promise Kept (2009 Kosher Dill Music)
Jim McPherson; Keeper of the Flame; A Promise Kept (2009 Kosher Dill Music)
Mike Stern; Coupe de Ville; Big Neighborhood (2009 Heads Up)
Bug; Gadfly; The Gadfly (2009 Origin)
Frank Zappa; Diplodocus; Trance-Fusion (2006 Zappa)
Jeff Coffin Mu'tet; Tag > Al's Greens; Mutopia (2008 Compass)
[mic break 12:51 p.m.]

Set Five
Wayne Wallace; In a Sentimental Mood; Bien Bien! (2009 Patois)
Harrison/Blanchard; Infinte Heart; Black Pearl (1988 Columbia)
Steve Davis; The Blues; Eloquence (2009 Jazz Legacy)
McCoy Tyner; Ballad for Aisha; Solo (2009 Half Note)
Wes Montgomery; Bock to Bock (Buddy's Original #2); Beginnings (1975 Blue Note)
[mic break 1:20 p.m.]

Set Six

Bobby Broom; In Walked Bud; Plays for Monk (2009 Origin)
Umphrey's McGee; Bridgeless; 2008-08-03 Gathering of the Vibes
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Constitution Day

Today is the 222nd anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.

Leslie Carbone has some nice comments.
Here is a news roundup from Google.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Playlist, September 13, 2009

Set One
Bobby Broom; Ruby My Dear; Plays for Monk (2009 Origin)
Oslandailey Jazztet; Evidence; Evidence (2009 Sea Breeze Jazz)
Robin Eubanks & EB3; Solo Latin; 1+1+1=4 and More (2007 REM)
[mic break 10:24 a.m.]

Set Two
Wayne Wallace; Going Up!; Bien Bien! (2009 Patois)
Holland/Rubalcaba/Potter/Harland; Ask Me Why; Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (2009 Monterey Jazz)
Diane Hubka; Angel Eyes; I Like it Here (2009 SSJ)
Tom Harrell; Sea Serpent; Prana Dance (2009 Highnote)
Joey DeFrancesco; Blues Up and Down; Joey D! (2009 Highnote)
[mic break 11:02 a.m.]

Set Three
Mads Tolling Trio; Dreaming in 7-4; Speed of Light (2007 self)
Sam Bush; Laps in Seven; Laps in Seven (2006 Sugar Hill)
Frank Zappa; Pound for a Brown; The Yellow Shark (1993 Barking Pumpkin)
Dave Brubeck; Unsquare Dance; Time Further Out (1961)
[mic break 11:24 a.m.]

Set Four

Ron Carter; Cut and Paste; Dear Miles (2007 Blue Note)
Wayne Wallace; Freedom Jazz Dance; Bien Bien! (2009 Patois)
Stefon Harris and Blackout; Gone; Urbanus (2009 Concord)
Ernestine Anderson; A Song for You; A Song for You (2009 Highnote)
Etta Jones; Don't Misunderstand; My Mother's Eyes (1978 Muse)
Michael Bellar/The As-Is Ensemble; Fred Jones pt. 2; Turned On Turned Up (2009 Left Three Lanes)
Etienne Charles; Douens; Folklore (2009 EC)
[mic break 12:09 p.m.]

Set Five

Claudio Roditi; A Vontade Mesmo; Brazilliance x 4 (20098 Resonance)
Raul de Souza; La La Song; Don't Ask My Neighbors (1978 Capitol)
Egberto Gismonti; Frevo; Academia de Danças (1981 ECM)
Teresa Cristina and Grrupo Semente; Para Não Contrariar Voce; Putumayo Presents Brazilian Café (2009 Putumayo)
Patricia Talem; Ze Feliz; Patricia Talem (2009 Nu Groove)
Portinho Trio; Who's Smokin'?; Vinho Do Porto (2008 MCG Jazz)
[mic break 12:41 p.m.]

Set Six
Gene Bertoncini & Roni Ben-Hur; Killing Me Softly; Smile (2008 Motema)
Vic Juris; Portabelo Market; Roadsong (1978 Muse)
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[1:00 p.m.]

Set Seven (bonus set)

Herbie Mann; Oh How I Want to Love You; Brazil - Once Again (1978 Atlantic)
Flora Purim; Samba Michel; Everyday Everynight (1978 Warner Bros.)
Mike Gordon; Dig Further Down; Green Sparrow (2006 Rounder)
Phish; Light; Joy (2009 Jemp)
Hot Buttered Rum; A Great Many Things; Limbs Akimbo (2009 Hot Buttered Rum)
Mads Tolling Trio; Speed of Light; Speed of Light (2007 self)
Gretchen Parlato; In a Dream; In a Dream (2009 ObliqSound)
Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band; Aguas de Marco; Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band (2009 Primrose)
[mic break 1:50 p.m.]


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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Playlist, September 6, 2009

Set One
Alberts/Johnson/Britton; Footprints; Apothecary (2009 Origin)
McCoy Tyner; Just Feelin'; Solo (2009 Half Note)
PRISM Quartet/Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Badinerie; Concertos for Saxophone Quartet (2009 Innova)
Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band; Satellite Twelve; Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band (2009 Primrose Lane Music)
[mic break 10:30 a.m.]

Set Two
Jerry Bergonzi; Out of Nowhere; Simply Put (2009 Savant)
The Lanny Morgan Sextet; Minor March; "6" (2009 Lanny Morgan)
Marshall Vente Trio; Brasilian Folk Song; Marshall Arts (2008 Chicago Sessions)
South Nine Ensemble; For Her; Doing it Augie Style (2009 Playtime Music)
Bethany Smith Staelens; All or Nothing at All; The Big Band Theory (2008 Kotteb)
[mic break 11:01 a.m.]


Set Three
The Peter Hand Big Band; Stormy Weather; The Wizard of Jazz: A Tribute to Harold Arlen (2009 Savant)
Frank Morgan; Blue Monk; Reflections (2006 Highnote)
Dave Siebels; Girl Talk; with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (2008 PBGL)
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet; Love Walked In; Infinity (2008 Patois)
Carter/Medeski/ McBride/Rogers/Baron; Slam's Mishap; Heaven on Earth (2009 Half Note)
[mic break 11:39 a.m.]

Set Four
Patricia Talem; Ze Feliz; Patricia Talem (2009 Nu Groove)
Anne Drummond; Frevo; Like Water (2009 ObliqSound)
Portinho Trio; Pools; Vinho do Porto (2008 MCG Jazz)
PSA & program announcements
Michael Bellar/The As-Is Ensemble; Fur Turban; Turned on Turned Up (2009 Left Three Lanes)
[mic break 12:05 p.m.]

Set Five

Emmit-Nershi Band; Surfing the Red Sea; New Country Blues (2009 SCI Fidelity)
Kyle Hollingsworth; Wide Open; Then There's Now (2009 SCI Fidelity)
The Incredible Sandwich; It's Gone; The Incredible Sandwich (2009 Mule Train)
[mic break 12:31 p.m.]

Set Six
The Heath Brothers; Autumn in New York; Endurance (2009 Jazz Legacy)
Richie Cole w/Brass; Manteca; Kush: The Music of Dizzy Gillespie (1995 Heads Up)
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band; I'm BeBoppin' Too; I'm BeBoppin' Too (2009 Half Note)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[1:00 p.m.]



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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Playlist, August 30, 2009

Set One
Barney McClure; Daydream; Spot (2007 OA2)
Roni Ben-Hur; Eretz; Signature (2005 Reservoir)
Holland/Rubalcaba/Potter/Harland; Minotaur; Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (2009 Monterey Jazz Festival)
[mic break 10:31 a.m.]

Set Two
Ivan "Funkboy: Bodley; A Skunk and a Monkey; Pigs Feet & Potted Meat (2009 Funkyboy)
Reuben Wilson; Still Groovingl; Azure Te (2009 Showplace)
Bobby Broom; Work; Plays for Monk (2009 Origin)
Louis Hayes; Angel Eyes; The Time Keeper (2009 Allegro)
[mic break 11:00 a.m.]

Set Three
Elli Fordyce; Let's Get Lost; Sings Song Spun of Gold (2009 Fordyce)
Roberta Gambarini; So In Love; So In Love (2009 Groovin' High)
Roy Hargrove Big Band; Velera; Emergence (2009 Groovin' High)
Cyrus Chestnut; Lean On Me; Spirit (2009 Jazz Legacy Productions)
Scotty Barnhart; Put On a Happy Face; Say it Plain (2009 Dig)
[mic break 11:25 a.m.]

Set Four
Eddie Harris/Ellis Marsalis; Out of This World; Homecoming (2009 ELM)
Louis Hayes; Peace; The Time Keeper (2009 Allegro)
Portinho; Who's Smokin'?; Vinho do Porto (2008 MCG)
Jon Alberts/Jeff Johnson/Tad Britton; On Green Dolphin Street; Apothecary (2009 Origin)
Jerry Bergonzi; Come Fly With Me; Simply Put (2009 Savant)
[mic break 11:56 a.m.]


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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Stay classy, Philly fans



Update: The video has been pulled by YouTube for copyright reasons. It showed a Phillies fan at Citi Field dumping a beer on, then punching, a Mets fan.

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On Vacation

No show today. I know you'll miss me, but Rod Richardson will do Nothing to ease your pain.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Playlist, August 16, 2009

Set One
Diverse; Every Now and Then; Diverse (2009 Origin)
S.M.V.; Pendulum; Thunder (2008 Heads Up)
Joe Locke/David Hazeltine; If It's Magic; Mutual Admiration Soceity 2 (2009 Sharp Nine)
Lake Street Dive; Death on Pluto; Promises, Promises (2008 FYO)
Hiromi's Sonicbloom; Real Clock vs. Body Clock = Jet Lag; Time Control (2007 Telarc)
[mic break 10:32 a.m.]

Set Two
Irene & her Latin Band; It's Too Darn Hot; A Song of You (2009 VRC)
Russell Gunn; Love Me in a Special Way; Love Stories (2008 Highnote)
Jen Chapin; You Haven't Done Nothin'; ReVisions: Songs of Stevie Wonder (2009 Chesky)
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band; Birks' Works; I'm BeBoppin' Too (2009 Half Note
The Ed Palermo Big Band; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (2006 Cuneiform)
Frank Zappa; Soul Polka; Trance Fusion (2006 Zappa)
[mic break 11:02 a.m.]
Interview with Ed Palermo

Set Three
The Ed Palermo Big Band; Mom and Dad/Oh No; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (2006 Cuneiform)
Portinho; Pools; Vinho Do Porto (2008 MCG Jazz)
Helio Alves; It's Clear; It's Clear (2009 Reservoir)
Vernon Neilly; For Once in My Life; A Tribute to Stevie Wonder (2009 Boosweet)
Miles Davis; It's About That Time (remix); Evolution of the Groove (2007 Columbia)
Gretchen Parlato; E.S.P.; In A Dream (2009 ObliqSound)
The Point; Why Not?; The Point
[mic break 12:12 p.m.]

Set Four
Phish; Slave to the Traffic Light; 2009-08-014 Hartford
Pat Metheny Group; Phase Dance; Travels (1983 ECM)
Bobby McFerrin/Winton Marsalis; B 'n' W; The Young Lions (1983 Elektra)
Lee "Scratch" Perry; Fungus Dub; Dubblestandart (2009 Collision)
Kyle Hollingsworth; Phat Cat; Then There's Now (2009 Sci Fidelity)
JJ Grey & Mofro; WYLF; Orange Blossom (2008 Alligator)
[mic break 12:48 p.m.]

Set Five
Mike Stern; That's All It Is; Big Neighborhood (2009 Heads Up)
Susan Tedeschi; Butterfly; Back to the River (2009 Verve)
Ana Popovic; Wrong Woman; Blind For Love (2009 Eclecto Groove)
The McLovins; Guillotine Machine; Conundrum (2009 Triple J)
The Wiyos; Uncork the Whiskey; Broken Land Bell (2009 The Wiyos)
Phish; Piper > Water in the Sky; 2009-08-014 Hartford
[mic break 1:39 p.m.]

Set Six
Gretchen Parlato; I Can't Help It; In A Dream (2009 ObliqSound)
Joey DeFrancesco; Nancy (With the Laughing Face); Joey D! (2008 Highnote)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Playlist, Sunday, August 9, 2009

Set One
Grateful Dead; Birdsong; 1982-12-27 Oakland, CA; Sick Bits
Dj Cheb i Sabbah; Rupa Tujhe Deva; Krishna Lila (2002 Six Degrees)
Phish; Pebbles & Marbles; Round Room (2002 Elektra)
Reckoning; Shakedown Street > 2001; Live at Stonehenge XVIII
[mic break 10:55 a.m.]

Set Two
The McLovins; Conundrum; Conundrum (2009 Triple J)
Mike Stern; Moroccan Roll; Big Neighborhood (2009 Heads Up)
Percy Hill; Fallen; Double Feature (1997 Percy Hill)
New Riders of the Purple Sage; Where I Come From; Where I Come From (2009 Woodstock)
New Riders of the Purple Sage; Linda; The Best Of (2006 Columbia Legacy)
Asleep at the Wheel; My Baby Thinks She's a Train; Back to the Future Now (1997 Epic)
Donna Jean Godchaux Band; You Ain't Woman Enough; 2009-07-23 GOTV
[mic break 11:40 a.m.]

Set Three
Courtney Fortune; Care of Cell 44; Speak Love (2009 Origin)
Diverse; Busy Sunday; Diverse (2009 Origin)
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood; Tootie Ma is a Big Fine Thing; Out Louder (2006 Indirecto)
Lynne Arriale; Wrapped Around Your Finger; Nuance (2009 Motema)
Sting; Shadows in the Rain; The Dream of the Blue Turtles (1985 A&M)
[mic break 12:07 p.m.]

Set Four
Gerald Clayton; Trapped in Dream; Two-Shade (2009 ArtistShare)
Kevin Deitz; Arch Cape; Skylines (2009 Origin)
Daniel Sadownick; Bronx Bop; There Will Be a Day (2009 In Time)
Bobby Broom; Bemsha Swing; Plays for Monk (2009 Origin)
[mic break 12:32 p.m.]

Set Five
Andy Narell and Relator; Pans on Sesame Street; University of Calypso (2009 Heads Up)
Ana Popovic; Lives that Don't Exist; Blind for Love (2009 Eclecto Groove)
Dave Fiuczynski; Arcadia Finlandis; KiF Express (2008 FuzeLicious Morsels)
Darrell Scott; River Take Me; Live in NC (2004 Full Light)
[mic break 12:56 p.m.]

Set Six
Grateful Dead; Ripple; Ladies and Gentlemen... (2000 Arista)
Phil Lesh & Friends; Patchwork Quilt; There and Back Again (2002 Columbia)
Grateful Dead; Visions of Johanna; Fallout from the Phil Zone (1997 Arista)
Grateful Dead; The Wheel > The Other One > Black Peter; 1982-12-27 Oakland, CA; Sick Bits
[mic break 1:40 p.m.]

Set Seven
The Point; Toad Finds Love
McLovins; Matrix; 2009-08-06
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]


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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Playlist, August 2, 2009

Set One
Jimi Hendrix; All Along the Watchtower (Isle of Wight); The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set (2000 MCA)
Anthony Branker & Ascent; Never Lone; Blessings (2009 Origin)
The Hanuman Sextet; The Notebooks of Mahmoud Darwish; 9 Meals from Anarchy (2009 radio i-ching)
Grateful Dead; St. Stephen>The Eleven; Two From the Vault (2007 Rhino)
The Wiyos; Roll on Down the Road; Broken Land Bell (2009 The Wiyos)
[mic break 10:47 a.m.]

Set Two
AJ Kluth Quintet; Litha; Twice Now (2009 OA2)
Raul de Souza; Crystal Silence; Colors (1975 Milestone)'
Clark Woodard/Joe Farrell; 500 Miles High; Clark Woodard/Joe Farrell (2006 BCS)
Blue Wisp Big Band; Tones for Jones Bones; 20th Anniversary (2001 Sea Breeze Jazz)
Chick Corea & Bela Fleck; Menagerie; The Enchantment (2007 Concord)
Chick Corea & Gary Burton; La Fiesta; The New Crystal Silence (2008 Concord)
[mic break 11:38 a.m.]

Set Three
Roni Ben-Hur; A Flower is a Lovesome Thing; Anna's Dance (2001 Reservoir)
Avishai Cohen; After the Big Rain; After the Big Rain (2007 Anzic)
Olatunji; Mbira; Drums of Passion (2009 Columbia Legacy)
Joe Locke/David Hazeltine Quartet; Pharoah Joy; Mutual Admiration Soceity 2 (2009 Sharp Nine)
[mic break 12:08 p.m.]

Set Four
Katie Pearlman Band; Don't Let Them Go; FloydFest7 (2009 self)
The McLovins; Sea of Wisdom; Conundrum (2009 Triple J)
The Point; Octagon Sun; Live from WPKN (2008 myspace.com/duckandadot)
[mic break & news summary 12:30 p.m.]

Set Five
Ricky Sweum; It's Indicative; Pulling Your Own Strings (2009 Origin)
Kyle Asche; Forget New York; Blues for Mel (2009 Tippin')
Frank Zappa; Farther O'Blivion; Imaginary Diseases (2008 Zappa)
[mic break 1:00 p.m.]

Set Six
The Electric Prunes; I Happen to Love You; Underground (1967 Reprise)
Toon Tunes; Woody Woodpecker Theme; Funny Bone Favorites (2001 Rhino)
Phish; The Divided Sky; 2009-06-09 Asheville NC
[mic break 1:28 p.m.]

Set Seven
Ana Popovic; Steal Me Away; Blind For Love (2009 Eclecto Groove)
Woody Herman; Where is the Love; Children of Lima (1975 Fantasy)
Phil Upchurch; Long Gone Bird; Tell the Truth! (2001 Evidence)
Jeff Coffin Mu'tet; Tag; Mutopia (2008 Jeff Coffin)
Frank Zappa; Trance Fusion; Trance Fusion (2006 Zappa)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Fortunately, things are slightly more sane at WPKN

WBAI's Mimi Rosenberg and the Pacifica National Board. They sure know how to bring the crazy.



Bonus video: we don't get any cowbell at WPKN staff meetings.



UPDATE 8/4/09: More cowbell!



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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Playlist, July 19, 2009

Set One
S.M.V.; Thunder; Thunder (2008 Heads Up)
Victor Wooten; Bass Tribute; Soul Circus (2005 Vanguard)
Jaco Pastorius; The Chicken; Stuttgart Aria (1987 Jazzpoint)
[mic break 10:27 a.m.]

Set Two
Alexa Weber Morales; The Goddess of War; Vagabundeo (2007 Patois)
Andy Narell & Relator; Love in the Cemetery; University of Calypso (2009 Heads Up)
Michelle Burke; Ballad of the Sad Young Men; Pulling Threads (2009 Michelle Burke)
Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra; The Tulip Wonder; Meeting of the Waters (2007 OA2)
AJ Kluth Quintet; Wi Fi?; Twice Now (2009 OA2)
[mic break 10:55 a.m.]

Set Three
Claudio Roditi; Gemini Man; Brazilliance x 4 (2008 Resonance)
Avishai Cohen; Afterthoughts (Mozartine); After the Big Rain (2007 Anzic)
Jemimah Puddleduck; Fools in Love; 2009-07-04 Nelson Ledge Quarry
[mic break 11:22 a.m.]

Set Four
Mark Karan; Think It's Gonna Rain; Walk Through the Fire (2009 Dig)
11:30 a.m. Interview with Mark Karan
Mark Karan; Time Will Tell; Walk Through the Fire (2009 Dig)
[mic break 11:56 a.m.]

Set Five
The Duhks; The Fox and the Bee; Migrations (2006 Sugar Hill)
The Devil Makes Three; All Hail; Do Wrong Right (2009 Milan)
Professor Louie & the Crowmatix; Life is a Carnival; Spirit of Woodstock (2004 Woodstock)
The Ren & Stimpy Show; Toon Tunes (2001 Rhino)
Grateful Dead; Candyman; 1979-11-29 Cleveland, OH
Grateful Dead; Crazy Fingers>Other One>Sage and Spirit; One From the Vault (2007 Rhino)
[mic break 12:41 p.m.]

Set Six
Kobie Watkins; Expressions; Involved (2009 Origin)
Daniel Sadownick; Softly as a Morning Sunrise; There Will Be a Day (2008 In Time)
Diverse; D-Day Song; Diverse (2009 Origin)
Vida Blue; Fresh Tube; Vida Blue
Frank Zappa; Chunga's Revenge; Trance-Fusion (2006 Zappa Records)
The Seeds of Evolution; Wake Up; The Seeds of Evolution
[mic break 1:25 p.m.]
Interview: Seeds of Evolution
The Seeds of Evolution; Another Holiday; The Seeds of Evolution
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band; One Bass Hit; I'm BeBoppin' Too (2009 Half Note)
Jaco Pastorius; Satin Doll; Live in Italy (1986 JazzPoint)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Playlist, July 12, 2009

Set One
Geof Bradfield; Urban Nomad; Urban Nomad (2008 Origin)
Charles Tolliver Big Band; I Want to Talk About You; Emperor March: Live at the Blue Note (2009 Half Note)
Louis Armstrong; Willie the Weeper; Hot Fives and Sevens Volume Two (2005 JSP)
The Wiyos; Promenade; Broken Land Bell (2009 The Wyos)
Pat Metheny Group; (Cross the) Heartland; American Garage (1979 ECM)
Frank Sinatra; You're the Top; Greatest Hits (1993 Classic Sound)
The Duhks; Toujours Vouloir; Fast Paced World (2008 Sugar Hill)
Laika; How Deep is the Ocean; Misery (2008 Plus Loin)
Cedar Walton; The Man I Love; Seasoned Wood (2008 Highnote)
[mic break 11:02 a.m.]

Set Two
Gerald Clayton; Casiotone Pothole; Two-Shade (2009 self)
Gerald Clayton; One Two You; Two-Shade (2009 self)
Claudio Rotiti; Pro Zeca; Brazilliance (2009 Resonance)
Elli Fordyce; Pick Yourself Up; Sings Songs Spun of Gold (2009 Fordyce Music)
John Coltrane; Invitation; Standard Coltrane (2009 Concord)
Warren Byrd/David Chevan; Avadim Hayinu; Avadim Hayinu (1998 Reckless DC)
[mic break 11:45 a.m.]

Set Three
Rubber Souldiers; Day in the Life > All My Loving > Rain; Live at Todos Santos Plkaza 2009-07-09
Fareed Haque + the Flat Earth Ensemble; The Chant (2008 OwlStudios)
Mark Karan; Fools in Love; Walk Through the Fire (2009 Dig)
Great Caesar's Ghost; Bird Song; Better Off Dead (2009 self)
Bob Weir & Ratdog; Ashes and Glass; Weir Here: The Best of Bob Weir (2004 Hybrid Recordings)
[mic break 12:25 p.m.]

Set Four
Bud Powell; Buttercup; Bud in Paris (1975 Xanadu)
Ana Popovic; Steal Me Away; Blind for Love (2009 Eclecto Groove Records)
Andreas Öberg; Valdez in the Country; My Favorite Guitars (2008 Resonance)
Mark Elf; A Tune for Double "D"; Trickynometry (1998 Jen Bay Jazz)
kenry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith; Big Fun/Hollywuud; Yo Miles! (1998 Shanachie)
Don Byron; Dark Room; You Are #6: More Music for Six Musicians (2001 Blue Note)
[mic break 1:05 p.m.]

Set Five
Bob Mintzer Big Band; Chant; Latin from Manhattan (1998 DMP)
Cyril Neville; Cream Them Beans; Brand New Blues (1009 MC Records)
Pressure Drop; Theme for the Outcaste; Untouchable Outcase Beats Vol. 1 (1997 Outcaste)
Easy Star All-Stars; Breathe; Dub Side of the Moon (2003 Easy Star)
The Bad Plus; Comfortably Numb; For All I Care (2009 Heads Up)
Guster; Keep it Together; Keep it Together (2003 Palm/Reprise)
[mic break 1:40 p.m.]

Set Six
Golem!; Come to Me; Citizen Boris (2009 JDub)
Balkan Beat Box; Hermetico; Nu*Med (2007 JDub)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Playlist, July 5, 2009

Set One
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band; Birks' Works; I'm BeBoppin' Too (2009 Half Note)
Charles Tolliver Big Band; Emperor March; Emperor March (2009 Half Note)
[mic break 10:26 a.m.]

Set Two
Sexmob meets Medeski; Willisau Suite 3; Live in Willisau 2006 (2009 Thirsty Ear)
Omar Sosa; Gabriel's Trumpet; Across the Divide (2009 Half Note)
Andy Narell and Relator; Food Prices; University of Calypso (2009 Heads Up)
Amanda Shires; Whispering; West Cross Timbers (2008 Amanda Shires)
Loreleis of UNC; Magic Man; On the Record (2008 Loreleis)
Carmen Lundy; Free as a Child; Solamente (2009 Afrasia)
[mic break 11:05 p.m.]

Set Three
Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker; Eleanor Rigby; Work to Do (2009 Mack Avenue)
Rob Thorsen; Dance of the Freaky Circles; Lasting Impression (2009 Pacific Coast Jazz)
Etta Jones; Fine and Mellow; Sings Lady Day (2001 Highnote)
Pat Metheny Group; The Search; American Garage (1979 ECM)
Rod McGaha; Honeysuckle Rose; A Gentle Man
[mic break 11:40 a.m.]

Set Four
Katie King; Across the Universe; Harry's Fight (2008 OA2)
Jethro Tull; Working John, Working Joe; "A" (1979 Chrysalis)
Eddie Harris/Ellis Marsalie; Two Piano Louisiana; Homecoming (2009 ELM)
Rick Wakeman; Starship Trooper; Out of the Blue (2006 Music Fusion)
[mic break 12:13 p.m.]

Set Five
Gary Wofsey; Perpetual Change; In Stereo (2000 Ambi)
Kyle Asche Organ Trio; Nite Vidual; Blues for Mel (2009 Tippin' Records)
Katie King; Here Comes the Sun; Harry's Fight (2008 OA2)
Dave Glenn; Roberto Clemente Bridge; National Pastime (2009 Origin)
Ben Webster; The Duke and the Brute; Big Ben (2006 Proper)
[mic break 12:44 p.m.]

Set Six
McCoy Tyner; Search for Peace; Quartet (2007 Half Note)
Stanley Clarke Trio; 3 Wrong Notes; Jazz in the Garden (2009 Heads Up)
Hiromi's Sonicbloom; Real Clock vs. Body Clock = Jet Lag; Time Control (2007 Telarc)
David Fiuczynski; Sakura - Ying Hua; KiF Express (2008 FuzeLicious Morsels)
Voicedude ; Santana vs Michael Jackson - Black Magic Thriller
Mr Fab; Michael Jackson vs The Doors - Forty Days and Forty Nights (v2)
DJ Paysano; Temptations vs Michael Jackson - Papa Was a Billie Freak
[mic break 1:32 p.m.]

Set Seven
Oliver Nelson; Stolen Moments (Telefon Tel-Aviv Remix); Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked (2005 Impulse!)
STS9; Tokyo Shinjuku Flashback Mix (Bill Laswell); Artifact: Perspectives (2005 SSA)
Ben Webster; Palm Springs Jump; Big Ben (2006 Proper)
Frank Zappa; Whippin' Post; Them or Us (1984 Barking Pumpkin)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Kerplunk - Common sense from Down Under: Obama - slow to support real democracy, quick to support autocracy

Kerplunk talks about Obama's support for would-be Honduran dictator Zelaya.
Isn't it remarkable that the person who was meant to re-establish America's moral authority in the world would throw his hat in with Chavez, Castro, Morales et al?

So who are they supporting?

In Honduras they have a one term limit for the position of president. The limit was introduced to ensure that the country did not go down the path of other Latin American countries that historically have seen democratically elected leaders usurp power for themselves in the same way that Chavez has in Venezuela.

Zelaya was trying to circumvent the Constitution by ensuring he could get elected for further terms.
Read it all.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Playlist, June 28, 2009

Set One
Matt Ulery; The Duel; Themes and Scenes (2009 Woolgathering)
Harry Skoler; Giorgio's Theme; Two Ones (2009 Soliloquy)
Kobie Watkins; Third Pew; Involved (2009 Origin)
Tim Davies Big Band; Dialmentia; Dialmentia (2009 Origin)
[mic break 10:29 a.m.]

Set Two
Stanley Clarke Trio; Paradigm Shift; Jazz in the Garden (2009 Heads Up)
Kevin Deitz; La Contessa; Skylines (2009 Origin)
Portino Trio; Satin Doll; Vinho do Porto (2008 Manchester Craftmen's Guild)
The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra; Parisian Thoroughfare; The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra (2009 151 Records)
Etienne Charles; Dance with La Diablesse; Folklore (2009 Etienne Charles)
[mic break 11:03 a.m.]

Set Three
The Juicy Grapes; Get a Hand Up; For Sale (2008 Juicy Grapes)
Jen Durkin; Frontier; Equinox (2009 Lotus Soundworks)
Meryl Romer; This Is Always; So Sure (2008 LadyPearl)
Shaynee Rainbolt; Charmed Life; Charmed Life (2008)
Irma Thomas; These Honey Dos; After the Rain (2006 Rounder)
[mic break 11:24 a.m.]

Set Four
Bobby Broom; In Walked Bud; Plays for Monk (2009 Origin)
David Fiuczynski; Almond Pear; KiF Express (2008 Fuze)
John McLaughlin/Chick Corea; Raju; Five Peace Band (2009 Concord)
Yonder Mountain String Band; Ruby>Robots!>Ruby; Moutain Tracks Volume 4 (2006 Frog Pad)
[mic break 12:18 p.m.]

Set Five
Frank Zappa; Why Don't You Like Me?; Broadway the Hard Way (1989 Barking Pumpkin)
The Mystix; Walkin' the Dog; Down to the Shore (2009 Mystix Eyes)
Mark Karan; Think It's Gonna Rain; Walk Through the Fire (2009 Dig)
The Bad Plus; Feeling Yourself Disintegrate; For All I Care (2009 Heads Up)
Grateful Dead; Scarlet Begonias>Fire on the Mountain; 4/23/77 Springfield, MA
[mic break 1:09 p.m.]

Set Six
Sting; Fortress Around Your Heart; The Dream of the Blue Turtles (1985 A&M)
Frank Zappa; Peaches en Regalia; Hot Rats (1969 Bizarre)
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band; I Can't Get Started; I'm BeBoppin' Too (2009 Half Note)
Carmen Lundy; The Out Crowd; Solamente (2009 Afrasia)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[1:30 p.m.]

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

He was a freak show, and possibly something much worse, but tonight it's the music I remember. From elementary school through college, from "I'll Be There" to "Billie Jean," his music was part of the soundtrack of my life.

Rest in peace.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mayhem in Iran

I haven't posted anything about the violence in Iran following the election, although I've been retweeting some dispatches from inside Iran. JammieWearingFool has a good post today about the situation. Some of the descriptions I've seen on Twitter are far more gruesome than what he describes.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Two WPKN benefit concerts coming up

Friday, June 26th: Equinox at the Fairfield Theatre Company
Reserve your tickets now!

Friday, July 10th: The Juicy Grapes at the Acoustic Cafe
Food collection for Strangers Helping Strangers--show us your cans!

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Playlist, June 21, 2009

Set One
Tim Davies Big Band; Hanging By A Thread; Dialmentia (2009 Origin)
Igor Stravinsky; Tango; Conducts Music for Chamber and Jazz Ensembles (1999 Sony)
Medeski Martin & Wood; Junkyard; Radiolarians II (2009 Indirecto)
John McLaughlin/Chick Corea; New Blues, Old Bruise; Five Peace Band (2009 Concord)
[mic break 10:45 a.m.]

Set Two
Joey DeFrancesco; Take Me Out to the Ball Game; Joey D! (2008 HighNote)
Either Orchestra; Slow Mambo for JJ; More Beautiful Than Death (2000 Accurate)
Albert Ammons; Bass Goin' Crazy; Picking the Blues: Boogie Woogie Pioneers compiled by John Mayall (2006 Document)
Interview with Matt Detroy 11:06 a.m.
Jen Durkin; Evermore; Equinox (2009 Lotus Sound Works)
The Mystix; Get Right; Down to the Shore (2009 Myxtix Eyes)
New Riders of the Purple Sage; Blues Barrel; Where I Come From (2009 Woodstock)
Calaveras; A City and a Life and a Girl; Green Girl (2009 Fennel & Mustard)
Eddie Harris/Ellis Marsalis; Homecoming; Homecoming (2009 ELM)
[mic break 11:33 a.m.]

Set Three
Kyle Asche Guitar Trio; I Thought About You; Blues For Mel (2009 Tippin')
Frank Potenza Trio; Ode to Billie Joe; Old, New, Borrowed & Blue (2009 Capri)
Elli Fordyce; In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning; Sings Songs Spun of Gold (2009 Fordyce Music)
Matt Ulery; Light Sleeper; Themes and Scenes (2009 Woolgathering)
Chick Corea; Children's Song No. 6; Children's Songs (1984 ECM)
John McLaughlin/Chick Corea; In A Silent Way/It's About That Time; Five Peace Band (2009 Concord)
[mic break 12:22 p.m.]

Set Five
Wake the Dead; My Marianne/The Wheel; Wake the Dead (2000 Arista)
Sunday Brunch Concert: The Harris Brothers Balkan Band
Live from Kasbah Garden Cafe in New Haven
[2:00 p.m.]

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