With our pal Randy joining us inna Echo Chamber, the doctors of dub tried out lots of new dub downloads…plus a few other new and old releases. Sure we featured some reknowned artists, like Babatunje Olatunji, Michael Rose, Lee Perry, and Sly Robbie. But the long list included the likes of I Boochi, King Chilla, Fleur Earth, Manwel T (remixing Hotdrop), Disrupt, Blue Elephant Studio, and Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures. By the end of the show, Randy’s head had become a crazy, bulbous, punchbag of sound…
We had a visit by phone around 8:30 from Todd Snider:http://www.toddsnider.net on his way up from Omaha to the Fitzgerald Theater; that was a nice way to kick off the mid-week concert calendar. New releases we heard this week included artists Slide Huxtable, Gary Louris and (!) American Music Club.
Another eclectic Echo Chamber dub stew…with lots of new ingredients, some classic old bits, and part 1 of Dr. Dub’s ON-U Sound Trashed mix. Highlighted new albums included Italian Dub Community – Showcase Vol. 1 (aquitebump); Spirits in the Material World (Shanachie); and Cape Town Beats (Jarring Effects).
The 6th Annual Rejection Day Counter-Valentine’s Day special brought several guests in with us this morning. Thanks to Dale, Diane, Jaspar Lepak and Sneaky Pete Bauer for bringing more songs of loss and longing—and thanks to you for all the requests! Next year: same time (Tues. before Valentine’s Day), same theme (because we can’t go through it alone),but different songs—so be sure to show up, OK? Please?