We cordially invite you to join us this week on Time for the Blues (8/5/2012) as we celebrate our 106th Anniversary! 106th you say? Well, you'll have to tune in to find out the secret of our longevity! Along with our usual bad jokes, we'll have great new blues including the latest from Rick Estrin and the Nightcats! Isn't that a cool cover?
Ok, so the title of this week's World Music Show (7/28) could be considered a slight of hand or better yet, a ruse to get you to read my blog. I mean, what better public relations trick could that be, since the Olympic games are here? You may think, how will Ian relate his show to the Olympics? Or you may think that all the songs on this week's show will be like the parade of nations in which each song will represent one country. Or, you may think, nicely played Ian (I'm hoping for this thought).
The beauty of exploring the sounds of World Beat music is that around every note, there is usually a very unique, well played instrument. On this week's World Music Show (7/21), there will be a calvacade of sounds emanating from a variety of instruments not normally heard on commercial radio.
Join us this week on Time for the Blues (7/15/12) as we practice our boating skills through the winding river of blues and discover some rare treats from Muddy Waters and other blues legends! We'll also feature tracks from the new release by our fave bass player/singer/songwriter from the Northwest, Lisa Mann!
One of my favorite functions on my iPod or in my car CD player is the shuffle or random button. Why? Because I like musical surprises, especially after listening to a CD I love in its natural progression over and over and over again. So, after that repetition, I’m always ready to mix it up. With that personal admission said, on this weeks World Music Show (7/14), I’m once again hitting the shuffle button to see where the world musical nuggets fall.
The bain of commercial music radio nowadays is the limited number songs forced in repetiton ad nauseum. No finesse. No sense of season. No poetry in programming. To borrow a phrase, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or a PH.d in music) to understand that music is created with a certain mindset--in a certain time, space, intent and emotion. Its the reason we play Christmas carols in December--not August.