Imagine I’m drawing a stick figure with an orange crayon. Imagine the stick figure is pointing to a radio antenna on a building. Imagine that antenna – that looks more like an oven rack, but I don’t draw too good – is dangling off a precipice. Maybe it’s wearing a colorful scarf that’s blowing in the wind. Oh no – there it goes… the wind blew if off the edge… goodbye little oven rack of radio. You were a good friend. (604)
Today's show was a live remote from the Acadia Pub in Minneapolis, located at Riverside and Cedar on the West Bank. My live music guest for the show was the Cobras, with chicago style harmonica driven blues, featuring…J. Pat Dawson on Bass, Tom Ferring on vocals & harmonica, Dave Lunt on drums and blues guitaritst/vocalist Brian Dyke.
Opening today's show with sounds of Paris — with a bossa nova & a folk swing. Paris is also known for its links to African nations – so I go to a very recent release from Senegalese mbalax artist, Youssou N'dour. After an extended set from N'dour I play a brand new release from a French jazz combo covering some American classics. In recent weeks I have been playing vocalists from North Africa and continue with tracks from Souad Massi's first release; Massi is an Algerian ex-pat living in France.