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12/29 in a nutshell…
Whaddoo they say ‘bout the best-laid plans of mice and DJs? We here at the RSST brought most of what we’d planned to play, but it kept getting lost among all the Just-in-case I can’t find… plan-B’s (if you could even call’em plan-B’s!) and this, therefore, dear skassengers, ended up being a pure seat-of-the-pants flight! But not to worry, we still got in not one but TWO GotchaSKAvereds (Ob-La-Di Heptones style and Joyce Bond style), a Sly & Robbie visit to J-Paradise (Japan, pre-Big One) and some wise New Years advice from Giuliano Palma (Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy). Sherwood rediscovered a favorite steel-band session (Stardust doing Out Of My Dreams… the gloriously full-length complete take on the Cocktails for Two – Romance with a Twist compilation, not the mercilessly-truncated edit found on the band’s own actual album, originally issued on hifirecord and reissued by Ryko). The Cap’n & Cozy kicked off the Ooh once again with Bunny & Skitter reminding their chauffeur not to drive drunk. Be safe out there, revelers!

End of year ’11, twenty-first century – looking back and forward.

I subbed for Ellen Stanley today, so I got to do a FOUR HOUR show which combined Women Folk with Rollin’ & Tumblin’. I promptly filled the extra time with party music for the coming New Year’s Eve 2012 Weekend. See Play List Below.

The Early Music of Terry Riley

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Merry Christmas

At 250 Miles per Hour!

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Yuletide and Winter Solstice musings silly, solemn, and rocking

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12/22 in a nutshell…
It’s Merry Skanksmas aboard the RSST, even if the string of Mutant Frogs tunes kicking off Hour 3 have diddly to do with the holidays, and same goes for Ob-La-Di, this week served up by the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble. Si Cranstoun (The Dualers) waxes eloquently about Miss Santa Claus, Hepcat turns in their New Years anthem Country Time (NOT about lemonade, btw), Derrick Morgan reminds us it’s alright to have a good time (heck, it’s mandatory!) and out on the slopes, it’s all about Gina… just ask Kid Creole (August Darnell). In the Voov, Sherwood recieved papayas and mangos from Shiina Ringo (yum!), the Wave Benders and the Crestriders went surfin’ ‘round Christmas Island and Takano & Tajima and Perfume gave us enough winter and snow to make up for the otherwise total lack of it up here in orbit. In the Ooh, Sir Lord Comic took us ska-ing up around the western North Pole, the Gable Hall School Choir revealed once again their cannibalistic designs on Santa Claus (good enough to eat!) ;^D and Tommy McCook reminded us all that The World Needs Love. Got it? Spread it. ‘Nuff said, and may the Santa you eat be made of pure dark, rich chocolate. Minty, perhaps!

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