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Kickin' Back on a Saturday Night

First up, the band pictured above is of Yo La Tengo, who you'll hear a good chunk of on this week's World Music Show (11/3). They're from Hoboken, Nj. And as you may know, Hoboken and other parts of the East were slammed by Hurricane or Superstorm Sandy. So, before I continue on with this World Music diatribe, I want to take a moment to send my thoughts to all of those who were affected by this storm.

The Sound of Sound

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:

Muy Fuerte Musica

Welcome to Short Attention Span Theater (I know I lifted that lead but it's ok--it was out of love.) In this time of multiple bombardments from a myriad of sources, I completely understand that my opportunity to grab the attention of your eyeballs -- or ear drums, since it's radio after all, for even a few moments--is precious. So, that's why on this week's World Music Show (10/6), I'll be playing some loud (Fuerte), rock-us (is that even a word?) music. All in an effort to keep you focused on the great music that surrounds us on this fine planet. 

One World, Many Cultures

Let me ask you this: Have you ever seen this fine blue planet from space? Unless you're an astronaut, then like me, you've only seen the world via pictures. And although those pictures are glorious, do they do justice to just how small this place really is? Maybe. And with that perspective, when your eyeing the globe like this, do you ever think "Man, there are so many different and unique cultres down there"? I do, and on this week's World Music Show (9/29), we'll try to cram in as many of these cultures as we can within a two-hour time frame.

Will we succeed? 

Can Music Be a Weapon?

Sure, that's a provacative headline. And like any good lead-in, I'll stretch out that thought like a good teaser line should be. Because on this week's World Music Show (9/22), we will attempt to answer that question (or at least give the background to its meaning) as well as discuss some of the finer points of World Beat. 

Get Up, Stand Up!

Perhaps you're in need of a little movement. You know, we're already halfway through September (though I feel like Summer just started), and I'm guessing that between Summer and the impending Fall, you may need to Get Up & Stand Up! You know, some up-beat music may be just the ticket to help you with any seasonal transitions. So on this week's World Music Show (9/15), I've culled together some tracks from around the globe that will help get your blood flowing.

Join the Convention of World Music

Ok, I'll admit it. That headline is just a clever ploy to get you to read this week's missive about The World Music Show (9/8). I mean, it doesn't hurt to be topical right? But when you think about it, what could be better than a group of people getting together to state the following platform: We like to hear music from around the globe! And we will not rest until sounds from every corner of this fine planet are heard! 

This Week’s Secret Word: Longevity

There used to be a time when musicians, particularly some well known Rock n' Rollers, sang about wanting to die before they got old; or they captured youth and music in such a way as to think that they were center of the universe. Ah, youth. On this week's World Music Show (9/1), we'll take that theme and turn it on it's head. We'll feature at least six bands and musicians who have deftly defied this axiom and have been able to profit--both musically, and albeit, financially (I guess. I mean, I don't have access to such things) from being able to maintain longevity.

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