It’s a cliche but time is fleeting. And it’s fleeting right out the door more so right now because it’s the holiday time, which makes everything speed up like you’re The Flash running around in the Speed Force (*yes, I’m a geek).
What’s the phrase for washing your hair? Rinse, wash, repeat? I don’t know. My hair is on a permanent vacation. But the gist of this opening is that on this week’s World Music Show (12/1), we’re going to have a little bit of a repeat.
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).
When I lived in Santa Barbara there was this musician named Mason B. Mason who played pretty much everyday on State Street. Everyone knew him and most locals would stop to listen and throw a few bucks into his open guitar case. Mason B. Mason never made it big, but he had a big impact on everyone who walked by. It’s in this vein that many of the songs on this week’s World Music Show (11/17) are all about--that immediate connection.
There are times in which I feel like time traveling. As of late, these seems to happen quite a bit. However, since I’m no Dr. Who, I can do this musically at the drop of a needle (or in this case, hit the play button). On this week’s World Music Show (11/10) we’ll time travel to the Brazil, circa late 60s and early 1970s.