Tonight we hung out at the Dub Club Tiki Bar for the annual Echo Beach end of summer special. A bit different kind of Echo Chamber — as we’ll actually played some rock ‘n roll: that twangy, instrumental surf rock one expects to find at all great tiki bars. Then, once the martinis were well shaken, we’ll gott into some cool old school soul and R&B. We were really cookin’ now, and the Tiki Bar lounge was heavy with kali smoke…so we cooled things down with a variety of lounge sounds, world sounds, weird electronica, and swanky jazz. Some deep Zen meditation followed the martinis and kali…as we aired part 2 of the In the Garden of Dub Mix I put together. This dubwise mix celebrates the pleasures of gardening, the roots of life, and the seasons of nature.
The Pop Shop’s Liberty Finch fills in for Cyn this week. With new music by Katy Vernon, Soul Asylum, Grande Machine and Crankshaft; boogaloo and funk from Secret Stash Records plus roots, pop and psychedelic.
The Lost Planeteers – Ziplow Productions brought us Daniel Cline’s stories in the Sci-Fi Trilogy, and this is the tale of a spaceship which is supposed to be delivering colonists to a suitable planet. Things don’t go as planned, starting with finding the fuel tank half-full of Moon Pies.
Time Zone – Although it says these are made by Act One Audio, they are really created by Jim French Productions. It’s part of a selection of science fiction stories. And, of course, time travel is the main theme.
On this week’s show Manuel and his Strings take a Latin Holiday, Tito Puente and his band do the Dance of the Headhunters, a guy named Richard Shores gets really, really Hysterical on a record called EMOTIONS, Daniele Patucchi has Sex with a Witch, and Jack Burger teaches you how to play the Bongos from a LP on a record label that even I have never heard of before.