Had a great interview today with Joseph Amara of Magus Books located in Dinkytown, on the West Bank of the U of M campus. Joseph is a cyber DJ with a program called “Edge Mysteries & Beyond” affiliated with the Edge Magazine. He came on my radio show to talk about his internet program and how it answers folks’ questions about all things mystical and metaphysical.
Lila Ammons came in today to preview her debut CD, which is in the works, and her appearance at the Red Stag tonight. I also played music from GAry Smulyan, Irv Williams, Louis Armstrong, Pena, the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet, Mingus, Monk, Morris Wilson, and Mark Sherman.
It IS Such a good night – for cleaning your toilet, making love to your man, or doing your taxes… that’s right we pride ourselves on providing the background music you need to get the task at hand – done. The name of the program is Jet Set Planet, and we’re wrapping up our spring pledge drive by coming to you and asking you to help keep community radio strong in the Twin Cities. We’re non-profit and volunteer driven. We survive only on your passion for what we do. So if you are doing your taxes this week may I suggest you consider giving part of that big ol’ refund to your favorite radio station. It’s easy! Just hit the Pledge Now button above.
4/5 in a nutshell… RSST Pledge Drive week 2…
We introduce our new bumper “Ringmod Skank” 3 songs in.
Then, between half and 2/3rds way through, the Opening Oldies Hour gets invaded! The Prizefighters alternate tunes with The Dropsteppers to get all you skassengers pumped up for their double-bill coming up 4/14/12 at the Triple Rock on Cedar on the West Bank. Sherwood bumpers a short new Carr/McWheele creation between Earl Bostic and Joe Sherman, eventually stretching out to Lee Morgan’s “Sidewinder”, sandwiched between David Seville and Shiina Ringo. The 4+@4 are all not Beatles compositions, as isn’t the Lollipop. But from there to “The End”, it’s straight-up Fab Ska… by The Skeatles, Ringo Ska, Easy Star, ARTS, The Brass Circus, Ernest Ranglin and The Skatalites… yeah, yeah, yeah!