Mr. Cryptic--that's what you can call me. The allure of the above headline is an invitation to you to read this missive dedicated to this week's World Music Show (10/27). In an effort to surprise and delight you, along with my good intentions to please your ears, I've concocted an array of sounds that will almost "span the globe" (to steal a snippet of phrase from the long ago voice over to "The Wide World of Sports).
So you may ask, "What's in it for me?"
Good question. The answer is arranged as follows:
On the show: the Nine collaboration of Fairport. Convention...Steve Morse stepping out of the box into Hitchcockian terrority...PJ Harvey as October...the R rated FJ Child ballads served up by Steeleye Span & Martin Carthy...new music from The Electric Croude Bande...the Moonlight Sonata on wistful electric bass by Stu Hamm...Gentle Giant becomes feline...and an Epitah by King Crimson.
Join us this week as Time for the Blues (10/28/12) drags out the scariest blues songs we can find! Even if they're not THAT scary, you can always turn off the lights and do that flashlight thing under your chin for effect!
Every kid loves Halloween. And you’ve never met two bigger kids than Henry Cook and Professor Johnny Porter. We love just about everything about Halloween, costumes, parties, and especially candy. Except candy corn. For some reason, Henry absolutely HATES candy corn.
Yes, that's a quote from the great Neil Young, from "Hey, Hey, My, My," but sadly Neil won't be featured on this week's World Music Show (10/20). But I like to think that Neil's words sort of encapsulate the drift of the World Music Show.
Here's an example.
Once in a while, we owe it to ourselves, to those of us who appreciate the history of music, to take a look back to what has come before. On this week's World Music Show (10/13), we'll do just that--briefly. Then we'll forged ahead to music of today.