7/29 in a nutshell…
So, like I’m hanging out in a favorite snack stop on my way to the show one night, and I’d swear I’m hearing some old, old ska record over the house PA.
Hmmm… I thought to myself_ …sounds early ’60s, but it doesn’t sound Jamaican, it sounds US… Well, turns out it was US… Gary US Bonds, to be exact! I’m sure I’m not the first to notice the ska-like qualities of Dear Lady Twist, a 1961 Legrand release that kicks the first hour into warp-drive this week. Sherwood slapped a bunch of 45s he bought in a bar
onto a cd, brought it to the show, promptly misplaced it, and established orbit around his Planet to the tune of Lalo Schifrin instead. And then Cal Tjader. And finally, the 45s! Worth the wait… an off-the rails 4(+3)@4 set changed its theme midstream, after the first song to be exact, and also listen for cuts from 2 entirely different cds called the new authentic …and wunnuvem’z this week’s Lollipop!
This week Neil Zumwalt and Henry Olave played in our studios. They are the geniuses behind Zibra Zibra and SuperCollider. They played their greatest hits and then Henry did a KILLERsolo acoustic set and Neil did a solo techno set.
We also aired an interview with Kid Koala recorded by MJ Gilmore after he performed recently at the Cedar.
Irv Williams stopped by and talked a bit, in anticipation of his appearance on Sunday at the Lowertown Block Party. I also played music by Ben Sidran, Chet Baker, Hank Crawford, David Sanborn, Mingus, and more…
7/22 in a nutshell…
Welcome, skassengers, to another annual Neil Armstrong commemorative Skank On The Moon! As this aired a couple of days past the formal anniversary, we didn’t adhere too strictly to the format this year (Giuliano Palma’s Beatles cover I’ll Get You, f’rinstance), and Sherwood B. Funn spent a good portion of his hour taking us all record shopping (in a bar, yet!) but there’s still enough lunar lunacy here to tide us over until next July’s BIG 4-2 (not to mention My Instro Lollipop… well, actually Marty Gold’s).
Tonight, a TWO-fer. Two bands for the price of NONE. This show features the music of Al's Rockabilly Quartet with an appearance by Poverty Hash near the end of the show on tour and coming through MN headlining this year's Palmfest and was originally broadcast on July 21, 2010.