6/9 in a nutshell…
This week’s playlist corrects some misinformation I’d posted! Shame on me… regarding Perfume’s impossibly rare ska single they cut when they were, like, 11 and 12, and which was distributed only in their hometown, Hiroshima! The only reason I’ve even heard this thing is it popped up on You Tube! The one-ska-wonders, currently techno-pop hotties with a song in Cars 2, quickly became a staple on my show (I’m gonna bust an all one-ska-wonders set one of these weeks! Submissions? Send ‘em to KFAI Box 3 1808 Riverside Av. Mpls MN 55454 c/o Capt. 2much Freetime!) Jazz Jamaica took us on an Exodus for GotchaSKAvered, I celebrated big 5-1 with an Area 51-inspired UFOs/Dreams/Space, etc. 4(+1)@4, Sherwood threw in a jazz trombonist actually named Roswell (Rudd) in addition to the usual splendiferous space-age lounge selection he brings every week, and a Ball Of Fire (a.k.a. Echo 4-2) launched this week’s Rocket Ship. Feel the roar…
We reached back into our archives to replay our very first show from April 29, 2009. This show spotlights the palo of alegrias and maestro Timo Lozano tells Kristina a great story about how he came to join the Jose Greco Flamenco Company.
No guests today, other than the talented and lovely Angie Pykonen, host of KFAI’s In Your Ear.
News music included: An advance of Eilen Jewell’s upcoming release, Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots, Whiskey River Ramblers, Tedeschi/Trucks Band, Brothers Through The Hill, Jimbo Mathus, Crankshaft, and Imelda May.
A special show tonight as we aired part 2 of the 5th annual “Around the World in 20+ Dubs” (originally aired 4/29 on Echo Beach at WLUW-FM, Chicago). But, before the ATW 20+ special mix, we started things off with Taj Weekes & Adowa in advance of their upcoming MPLS show (6/14 – 7th St Entry) & their upcoming appearance at the Bayfront Reggae Festival (7/17 – Duluth,MN). Followed up with Nkulee Dube, who will also be at the Bayfront Fest (7/16) from her new album “My Way”.
DJ Baby Swiss entered hour 3 smelling like a rose… in addition to 2 spritzes of Perfume, the ol’ time travel machine named After Hours took us back to ‘Round Midnight, Omars Attacked, firing strawberries from a white black hole in outer space, a Mouse unwrapped a snap bar somewhere on Mars, Yello dubbed in a tub, and Hugh Cornwell sprung a gingerbread girl from prison and spirited her away to an opium den… all in the Echo Chamber.