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“Midnight Radio en Estyle” On this episode of Radio Pocho we feature special guest Midnight Radio, an L.A. based electro rock group. You’ll hear cuts off of their latest EP (available at www.midnightradio.bandcamp.com) and a guest DJ set by band member Thenmozhi Soundararajan.

In addition, DJ Miguel Vargas and DJ Ren bring back the “Pocho” word of the week and drop two musical sets with the theme of Run & Pocho. Check it out ese.

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A CHARLIE BROWN LISTENING LOUNGE
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! by Kenny Fairris & Good Grief, Charlie Brown! by Kaye Ballard & Arthur Siegel

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Fun afternoon. Angie Pykonen sat in with me again this week.

We rocked some, laughed a little, paid tribute to Dave Ray (who passed away 9 years ago this week), played some blues (including a bluesy version of “Polk Salad Annie”), included a couple of Texas songwriters, threw a few classic British people in for good measure, stumbled over words (as is my way), shilled for the Mary Cutrufello performance at 331, danced to some rockabilly, and pretty much stuck to the Freewheelin’ script….oops, there isn’t one.

Think you may want to check out the list of songs? Just click “more” below and you’ll be transported to the playlist (and you may also link into the archive of the show, should you be bored and need some background music).

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A lot of women’s voices – with an emphasis on the Mediterranean & Africa.


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Mashing it up again inna Echo Chamber. Tonight featured the excellent new Dubmatix “Clash Of The Titans – The System Shakedown Remixes”. Also finally getting to Cherine’s free “mixtape” release JA9.25. And an interesting new release Fully Bearded – 15 Years of Tummy Touch Records in Dub in the mix tonight. Finally, woven throughout tonight’s program was Kevin Purdy’s cool new ambient soundscape album “Illumination” (on Soft Records).

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HAPPY 8th Birthday SETI – Love songs for my dog. I did yet my millionth EAS Test… but then broke the EAS alarm Bell. Killdozer, Hell on Heels, The Specials, Teddybears, Obits, Dead Milkmen, Mos Def, Doomtree, Harry Nilsson, King Khan, the Stooges, Supersuckers, LL Cool J, Dead Kennedy’s and MOOOOOORRREEE

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Tonight’s program features Advent music from the monks of Keur Moussa Abbey in Senegal. A short story follows about Advent in several areas of France.

New and old music in French follows from RFI (Radio France Internationale) with a common theme: l’Attente Amoureuse, or Lovers’ Wait. The program continues with selections from a variety of artists, both old and new.


Poet Gerry LaFemina talks about his newest book of poetry, Vanishing Horizon. He is currently the Director of the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing in Frostburg, Maryland. Before his career as a poet and professor, he was the lead singer of the hardcore punk band Expletive Deleted and the ska band Tom Collins and the Cocktail Shakers.

Also, we chat with Jason Skipper about his debut novel Hustle, featuring an alcoholic ex-con man grandfather who has has hustled for money and now redemption, his restless, philandering seafood salesman son who has has hustled for women and now hustles for love of a different sort, and his hopeful musician grandson struggling to make up for their past and somehow set course for the future.

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