A very big show tonight for at least three reasons: tonight was our annual “Lunar Lunatics” special commemorating the first moon landing on July 20, 1969; it was my wife Kerry-Ann’s birthday; and we had a bunch of excellent new releases. Starting things off was the new “Pull It Up!” album from those guys at the Elephant House, the Overproof Soundsystem. Following this was the new “A New Day” album from Jah Marnyah; the cool “Su Bandu” album from Ratapignata and new releases from Dr. Mooch, Ras Sis Highness, Najavibes, Dub Rifles, and Bunny Rugs (the single “Land We Love: Jamaica”). Our “Lunar Lunatics” included such gems as “One Giant Dub for Mankind” (Tassilli Players), “A Bunch Of Guys About to Turn Blue” (Drain), “Apollo 11” (Mutant Hi-Fi), “Fly Me to the Moon” (Frank Sinatra), “Walking on the Moon/Walking on the Dub” (Dubxanne), “Mars Invasion” (Soulsteppers), “Star Dub” (Dr. Echo), and “Destination Moon” (Channel U).
Episode 2 of The Strange Case of Springheel’d Jack, The Crypt of Evil. From the Wireless Theatre Company of London, UK.
and It Burns Me Up!, by Ray Bradbury. Performed at the International Mystery Writers’ Festival 2008.
Emily Krumberger, of KFAI staff fame, comes to Radio Antilles to spin some female ska tracks. Grab your ska hats, loafers and get ready to skank like a rude girl! First we’ll start it off on the Island of Jamaica with Miss Rita Marley and her Soulettes.