5/3 in a nutshell…

All bumpers heard in the “Ooh” were various mixes of our “Ska from Studio 5” thingie… three different mixes, and we yakked and yakked over every one of ‘em! Want a little more ska? Dandy Livingstone’s got whatcha need. In Hour 2, Hal Blaine introduces us to his Flower Society, YMO’s Haruomi Hosono plays Galaga, and coming to us from the Little City in Space, the LCS news theme “Tea-A-Wanna Whistle”_ truly a slice of KFAI history, following hot on the heels of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan”, Piero Umiliani style! The theme of the 4(+1)@4 was the Moon… bands with “Moon” in their name, songs with “Moon” in the title, and of course Bucket Hingley’s celebrated Moon Ska Records. We forgot to bring our current crop of Lollipops, so we reprised the mysterious animated character “Fizzy”. And the rest of hour 3 was equally effervescent, so drink up, you’ve got two pints to get through!

Today’s show was a FOUR HOUR BLUES DAY!!!!!!!!
Thanks to Women Folk allowing us to start at 2pm today,the blues had a wonderful time in celebration of KFAI’s 34th Birthday which is today…May 1st.

Had a FABULOUS interview with NORA JEAN BRUSO today. And yes, she’s going back to using her maiden name Nora Jean Wallace. Check the archives for the interview at approximately 5:35pm today.

Guest Host: Scott Hrea

This week Liberty Finch of The Pop Shop fills in for Glen, with an array of exotica, lounge and island music. And, members of Exotica-a-GoGo phone in with a Hukilau report.

Remembering the artist Daniel Kaniess 1955-2012

4/26 in a nutshell…

Ya want Mutant Frogs? Ya got ‘em! Our gift to Live from Studio 5’s Doug the Thug, titled Ska from Studio 5, leads off a 4(+1)@4 consisting mostly of tracks from the Frogs’ debut Warts ‘n’ all. The GotchaSKAllipop for 4/26 is the creation of Erikka & Margarita Brogier, from their album Koritsia tis Epohis. We’re lovin’ the Prince Fatty & the Mutant Hifi release Return of Gringo, which provided us with three of our 3rd-hour’s rockin’est cuts! If Los Straitjackets were a ska band… well, you get the picture! Sherwood B. Funn re-discovers Ken Nordine in hour 2, tossing “Looks Like It’s Going to Rain” into a wonderfully bizarre mix involving The Ventures’ (In Space, of course… ) “Fear (main title from One Step Beyond)” which we’re sure to reprise one of these weeks. The “Ooh” got caffeinated by the Mango Jones Orchestra (“Cof-feeee Streeee-eet!”) …as if The Techniques’ hyperactive “I Love You” weren’t energetic enough to do the job!

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