Emily Krumberger stops by to share music. Listen also for an interview with a local teen on his family’s experience with loss and the immigration system, World Exposure w/ Cher Dial, an interview with Greg Pahl on energy, an excerpt of the Overcoming Racism Conference Keynote speaker Rose Brewer, and an interview with David Schultz on money in politics.
Heather Barringer of the New Music Ensemble Zeitgeist came by to talk about their Cabaret Series, which features jazz, world, and other contemporary music. Also heard classic tracks from Dizzy Gillespie, and Wes Montgomery, as well as newer tunes from Malachi Thompson and Steve Yeager, and new releases from Russ Nolan and The Wave Mechanics Union. the 45 of the week was Soul Bird, by Cal Tjader.
Let’s work this thing outward from the middle (Sherwood’s Planet) this week, just because… you just know it’s a Town Without Pitney when you’re hearing Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass do Gene’s famous song, kicking off a whole string of tunes with “town” somewhere in the title, followed up by a batch of tracks with actual names of towns (Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe, New York, Calcutta, etc.) in their titles! The psychedelically percussive Hal Blaine’s November selection is “Wiggy”, and YMCK’s “Kira Kira” is delightfully frantic. Back in the “Ooh”, speaking of frantic, how ‘bout The Angels’ hypercaffeinated “Jamaica Joe” for openers? Perhaps a couple of Dr. Don Drummond’s “Dew Drops” will mellow things out… Skipping over into The Home Stretch, GotchaSKAvered is conspicuous by its absence this week (two Monkey Men next week, we promise!) and the 5@5:05 had its 2nd consecutive single-label feature… 5 cuts culled from a series of v.a. releases on the SKANK label, reissued by Dojo. Long-term Ska fans might remember these: Licensed to Ska, Ska for Ska’s Sake, and 10 Commandments of Ska. The 10 were expanded to 15 for the cd reissue, and the cd reissues are what we brought. Earlier in the Stretch, Moon Hop did not cover David Bowie; instead they wrote their very own “Under Pressure”, and it sounds mighty fine to us here at the RSST. ‘Til next time, Tune In… and Stay Tuned! More on that next week!