Sunday, March 29, 2009

Playlist, March 29, 2009

Sorry, no playlist this week. We're in the middle of fundraising, and I was told to follow a format, read a script and play the CDs we were offering as premiums. So much for WPKN's long tradition of unformatted radio and programmer autonomy.

Griping aside, go to their web site and donate. Despite the crap sandwich they're serving for this pledge drive, it's still one of the last bastions of decent radio left and they deserve your support.

Just to save you the trouble of tuning in, here's WPKN, Inc.'s fundraising script as rendered in GarageBand.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's 8:49 p.m. and my lights are still on

"Earth Hour" is meant for the sheeple, not the elites who promote it.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Playlist, March 22, 2009

Set One
Joey DeFrancesco; Come Dance With Me; Joey D! (2008 Highnote)
Reuben Wilson; Slick Willie; Movin' On (2006 Savant)
Joe Zawinul; Fast City/Two Lines; 75 (2009 Heads Up)
[mic break 10:31 a.m.]

Set Two
KJ Denhert; Little Problems; dal Vivo a Umbria Jazz (2008 Motema)
Lake Street Dive; Be Cool; Promises, Promises (2008 FYO)
The Bad Plus; Lock, Stock and Teardrops; For All I Care (2009 Heads Up)
Café Musette; Besame Mucho; Café Musette
[mic break 10:54 a.m.]

Set Three
John Stetch; Sanford and Son; TV Trio (2008 Brux)
Interview with Amanda Carr
Amanda Carr; Mais Que Nada; Soon (2008 OMS)
The James Moody and Hank Jones Quartet; Good Bait; Our Delight (2008 IPO)
Mads Tolling Trio; Black Dog; Speed of Light (2008 Mads Tolling)
David Fiuczynski; Phoenix Rising; KiF Express (2008 FUZE)
CCC; She Said Traffic; Revolved
Rez Abbasi; Bazaar; Bazaar; 2008 Zoho)
[mic break 11:58 a.m.]

Interview with Jen Durkin & Matt Detroy

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's hard to sell an unpopular idea

Age of Hooper reports on International ANSWER's latest protest, happening to day in Washington, D.C. The turnout is underwhelming.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tea Party in Ridgefield this weekend!

I'm passing this along to my liberty-minded readers. The new American Tea Party -- a good ol' tax protest -- is catching on, and there's one here in the Nutmeg State this weekend. 
Fellow Concerned Citizens --

Are you ready to have your voices heard? Do you feel that the incredibly wasteful and reckless spending of the current administration and Congress will do great harm to all Americans? Do you want to meet like-minded citizens that oppose the incredibly dangerous and wasteful policies of this administration?

Please join fellow patriots for a “Tea Party”:

Saturday, March 21st in Ridgefield , Connecticut at 10 a.m. to noon in Ballard Park

This is your chance to let other Americans know that they are not alone in opposing destructive federal spending!

Here are some particulars you may want to know:

Ballard Park is located on Main Street , adjacent to the CVS Pharmacy and directly across from the town library. Please do not park in the CVS parking lot. Understandably, CVS would like this lot to be used by their patrons. Be respectful of the businesses here in town, they are taxpayers just like you! Patronize them if you can.

Parking: There is plenty of free parking within a block or two of Ballard Park . We recommend the FREE municipal parking lots behind Town Hall off of Bailey Ave. (Bailey is a one way street.) Look for the green and white parking signs.

Overflow Parking is available off of Prospect St .

Please join us for a fun, positive day in Ridgefield ..

Just as concerned citizens in 1773 started something larger than themselves, let this event lead us to more responsible government.

Chris Murray
Andrew “Skip” March
Mike Taylor

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Brunch Concert Series

Updated March 17th:

I'm still working on this, but I'm pleased to announce the following:
Please spread the word to your friends on Facebook.

As always, admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The March 22nd concert with Jen Durkin & Equinox is cancelled because of her performance schedule, but Jen & Matt are scheduled to stop by the studio for an interview around noon.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Help Zach Deputy save the show!

Zach Deputy needs your help!
On Friday the 13th, at about 10:40pm, Zach Deputy had his tour truck with all of his gear and equipment stolen from a La Qunita parking lot in Paramus, NJ. Zach performs more than 250 shows per year throughout the Eastern United States and Canada, and is on the road about 300 days a year, thus all of his clothing and every other item one can imagine for his personal life was also in the truck. Zach was on his way to a recording studio in Woodstock, NY at the time, and-- in addition to the instruments and electronic gear needed to perform and record this record-- many tracks that had been previously recorded were in the computer he lost in the theft.
If you can, please visit the link above and help stimulate the Zach Deputy economy with a little good-hearted spending. 

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

I'm all a-Twitter


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Playlist, March 15, 2009

Set One
Daniel Sadownick; Softly as in a Morning Sunrise; There Will Be a Day (2008 In Time)
University of Houston Percussion Ensemble; Eckhard Kopetzki: Exploration of Time; Not Here, But There (2009 Albany)
Hiromi; Old Castle, by the river, in the middle of a forest; Spiral (2005 Telarc)
Corona Guitar Kvartet; Astor Piazzolla: Fuga y Misterio; Bach, Ravel; Morley; Shen; Piazzolla (2009 Albany)
Joe Friedman; Who's That Lady; Cup O'Joe (2006 NAS Music)
[mic break 10:39 a.m.]

Set Two
Joe Friedman; Blowin' the Blues Away; Cup O'Joe (2006 NAS Music)
Charles Earland; Blowin' the Blues Away; Blowin' the Blues Away (1997 Highnote)
The Bad Plus; Long Distance Runaround; For All I Care (2009 Heads Up)
Jeannie Tanner; C'est Bon, C'est Bon; Promise Me the Moon (2008 Tanner Time)
[mic break 10:59 a.m.]

Set Three
Steve Kimock & Friends; That's What Love Will Make You Do; 3/7/2009 The Norva, Norfolk, VA
Steve Kimock & Friends; Footprints; 3/7/2009 The Norva, Norfolk, VA
Steve Kimock & Friends; Something's Goin' Down; 3/7/2009 The Norva, Norfolk, VA
[mic break 11:34 a.m.]

Set Four
Joey DeFrancesco; Take Me Out to the Ballgame; Joey D! (2008 Highnote)
Russell Gunn; Love For Sale; Love Stories (2008 Highnote)
Anthony Branker & Ascent; Crystal Angel; Blessings (2009 Origin)
[mic break 11:59 a.m.]

Interview with Larry Urban from Café Musette

Set Five
The Miles Davis All-Stars; Four; Broadcast Sessions 1958-59 (2008 Acrobat Music)
Miles From India; So What; Miles From India (2008 Four Quarters)
Gary McFadden; Blue In Green; Shades of Gray (2002 GGM)
Tom Beckham; Grillin'; Rebound (2008 Apria)
[mic break 1:22 p.m.]

Set Six
Diane Marine; Groovin'; Just Groovin' (2008 M&M)
John Stowell; Friendly Giant; Solitary Tales (2009 Origin)
Umprey's McGee; Higgins; The Bottom Half (2007 SCI Fidelity)
The Juicy Grapes; So Long; For Sale (2008 Juicy Grapes)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's hard to sell an unpopular product

Pacifica's New York station, WBAI, is in serious trouble. WNYC has an audio report. There is talk of WBAI going into receivership and the Pacifica Foundation taking over the running of the station from Berkeley. Apparently when your radio station is a clusterfuck of unlistenable programming run by barking moonbats and violent thugs the donations dry up.

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Playlist, March 8, 2009

Set One
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
The Bad Plus; Comfortably Numb; For All I Care (2009 Heads Up)
Matt Ulery's Loom; Slow and Awake; Music Box Ballerina (2008 Woolgathering)
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band; September; Act Your Age (2008 Immergent)
Rob Parton's Jazztech Big Band; Joy Spring; Just One of Those Things (2007 Sea Breeze)
[mic break 10:30 a.m.]

Set Two
Phish; Fluffhead; 3/6/2009 Hampton VA
Phish; Stash; 3/6/2009 Hampton VA
[mic break 11:04 a.m.]

Interview with Jerry Vigorito of Band Together

Set Three
Joe Zawinul; Orient Express; 75 (2008 Heads Up)
Dave Fiuczynski; Almond Pear; KiF Express (2008 FUZE)
Geoffrey Keezer; Leucadia; Áurea (2008 ArtistShare)
[mic break 11:58 a.m.]

Set Four
The Subdudes; Light in Your Eye; Live At Last (1997 High Street)
Interview with Jimmy Messa of The Subdudes
Donna the Buffalo; There are Better Days; Life's a Ride (2005 Wildlife)
Les Claypool's Frog Brigade; Shine On You Crazy Diamond; Live Frogs Set 1 (2001 Proawn Song)
[mic break 12:47 p.m.]

Set Five
Charles Earland; Dolphin Dance; Blowing the Blues Away (1997 HighNote)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[1:03 p.m.]

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March 8th interviews

We have a full slate of interviews today.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Jerry Vigorito, talking about the March 21st Band Together concert in Milford
  • 12:00 noon - Jimmy Messa of the Subdudes
  • 1:00 p.m. - Janet Golden with a Morning Mommy Update double header: marine biolgist Anna Marie Salvato and fitness expert Geralyn Coopersmith
Plus...a little bit from the first Phish concert in almost five years.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Playlist, March 1, 2009

Set One
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
Jimmy Herring; Only When It's LIght; Lifeboat (2008 Abstract Logix)
Vida Blue; Electra Glide; Vida Blue (2002 Electra)
Medeski, Martin & Wood; Professor Nohair; Radiolarians I (2008 Indirecto)
McCoy Tyner; Contemplation; Guitars (2008 Half Note)
[mic break 10:32 a.m.]

Set Two
James Carter; Rapid Shave; Present Tense (2008 EmArcy)
The James Moody/Hank Jones Quartet; Lady Bird; Our Delight (2008 IPO)
Eddie Floyd; 'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone; Eddie Loves You (2008 Stax)
Frank Sinatra; Introductoin & Theme; On the Radio: The Lucky Strike "Lite-Up Time" Shows 1949-1950 (2008 Acrobat Music)
Carmen McRae; Body and Soul; Live at the Flamingo Jazz Club (2008 Acrobat Music)
Tuck & Patti; A Foggy Day in London; I Remember You (2008 T & P)
[mic break 11:06 a.m.]

Set Three
Ratdog; Corinna; 8/22/08 Canandaigua, NY
Phish; Weekapaug Groove; New Year's Eve 1995 (2005 Rhino)
[mic break 11:45 a.m.]

12:00 noon Brunch Concert
Boris Garcia
Eddy & Kim Lawrence

[2:00 p.m.]

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