Ok, before you dig deep into your memory bank to finish the quote to the headline (which is a song reference, by the way) for this week's World Music Show (9/12), I want you to know that in no way will that song show up on this week's show (not that it's a bad song, it's just not appropriate). Instead, this week's show will be a bit of everything. It could be desert blues mixed with Brazilian Timbalada. Or it could be Asian Beat mixed with Ska.
The World Music Show
Ok, before you get excited, this is not a blog about the wonders of In & Out Burgers. Nor will it be couples night on this week's World Music Show (9/5), which means sadly, it'll have nothing to do with love. Instead, we'll feature double tracks of some lovely World Music Artists, including, Dom La Nena, La Chiva Gantiva, Ali Farka Toure and more.
Now, this Double Double theme will be for the entire first hour, however, it may linger over to hour two. It just depends on how much love there is to spread.
You know, a ton of shows, be it of the radio or television kind, may lay claim that theirs is the place where the fun begins. But, I happen to have it on good authority (from a certain big, yellow bird), that this place--and this show, is actually where the fun begins. So, on this week's World Music Show (8/29), I'll set out to prove any naysayers wrong. I'm not sure if a gauntlet will be thrown down or not, but we'll see.
Sometimes it's great to just take a journey into sound through the visual of pictures. So for this week's blog about this week's World Music Show (8/22), I'll attempt to express just that. And, in another attempt, I'll try to limit the verbiage I usually give to these blogs and try, hard as I might, to just skim through the highlights. Because when it comes down to it, the best way to experience the World Music Show is just tune in.
Sometimes I'm all about the phrases or just phrasing in general. There's something fun about word play that makes me giddy. I feel the same way about playing around with the genres and styles of World Music. So, on this week's World Music Show (8/15), I'll be doing just that--hence the header "Soup to Nuts."
And if you can't guess what the show will be like from that headline, just understand that it basically means we'll be covering a bunch of styles...a swath, if you will, of musical styles cut from the cords of world beats.
Ok, admit it. You like lists, right? To-do lists, not withstanding, I think we all like lists in terms of "best of" or "Top Tens." Well, coming up on this week's World Music Show (8/8/15) the show will sort of be like a list. It'll be a show in which we'll try to cram 50 songs into the span of just 2-hours. The bonus for you is that we'll skip all over the globe while we attempt this monumental feat. It's a special birthday show and the gift of 50 songs is from me to you, so get your pencils and pads of paper out, because since this birthday show, I'll need help counting.
It's no secret, at least if you're a frequent listener to the World Music Show. I love cover tunes--as in World Music versions of songs you've may have heard dozens of times before. So, on this week's World Music Show (8/1), we'll dive into worldly versions of songs originally done by Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and U2--but that's just the tip of iceberg.
If I were a screamer or a loud talker, then I'd say this, in my best announcer voice (and not in all caps, because that's just wrong): Get Ready for the Battle Royale on this week's World Music Show (7/25) when we pit male vs. female in the realm of French pop singers from the 1960s. And in a lower,calmer voice, I'd also say that we'll sample some reggae done local style by the Mighty Joshua and we'll check out more music from Buenos Aires via Axel Krygier.
Got the Summertime blues? Are the dog says of summer getting to you? Now before you get confused, I'm not John Porter or Henry Cook from Time for The Blues--I'm not that cool. My genre is World Music. And on this week's World Music Show (7/18), we'll attempt to alleviate any of the doldrums you may be experiencing thus far into the summertime.
Listen. Don't panic. Just because there's a mention of "school," doesn't mean that it's time to head on back to it--if that's on your upcoming agenda. The term speaks for itself. And in regards to those two pupils of cool above, St. Vincent and David Byrne can be the definition of "too cool for school," and not just because they're wearing shades. But, we'll get to them in a bit.