On this week’s World Music Show (3/9) I’m very excited or stoked, to embrace my Southern California roots, to showcase an interview I had with World Cafe host Talia Schlanger. Why interview another radio person?
It’s going to be a little bit of this and a little bit of that on the World Music Show this week (1/19). On what seems to be a semi-regular basis, I pull out the Wheel O’ Fun, an Elvis Costello rip-off or homage really, in order to say I have no theme. And I’m sure this ok, as perhaps only a handful of folks pay attention to the themes I pull out of thin air sometimes as if by magic.
But rest assured, even without a theme, the main gift will be some great world beats, which may actually be clumped together in some sort of coherent thread.
To fill the void of Best Of lists this time of year--wait, what I mean is, to add to the long list of Best Ofs, on this week’s World Music Show (12/29), I’m going to add more to the canon of fodder that this time of year produces.
A week or so ago I was listening to the great radio program World Cafe. And the amazing host Talia Schlanger was interviewing one my idols (I have a few!)--Elvis Costello. And in that talk, she asked him about a quote he had said earlier about you can always get a sense of an album by listening to the fourth track (I’m paraphrasing of course).