10/27 in a nutshell…
We here at the RSST would be pleased as Skalloween punch to debut our new Mutant Frogs bumper, Ghost from the Future, on this week’s Rocket Ship, were it not for the fact that Cozy, in the person of d.j. babyswiss, did the honors the previous night on Echo Chamber instead! Hey, we don’t mind_ a newly-hatched Froggie is a newly-hatched Froggie no matter where the thing airs first, and as far as we’re concerned, you heard it first RIGHTHERE on KFAI, including as part of the Mutant Frogs mixjam that was this week’s 4(+2)@4. Gary Crosby’s Jazz Jamaica All Stars big band (30 pieces!) gave us our GotchaSKAvered Ball of Fire finale, a certain Count Slapbackula Unauthorized, Slightly Extended Cave Mix got onto Sherwood’s Planet (where it’s been before), and in the first hour, dig the cannibal kids stalking Santa Claus in Candy Man …not the Sammy number, we guaran-durn-tee ya! Neil Ska-daka welcomed y’all aboard the Rocket Ship to launch the whole flight into orbit Doing The Jellyfish, which resembles The Ska, by the way!
Did a phone interview with Matt Steckler of Dead Cat Bounce, and played a couple of tunes from their new CD, Chance Episodes. Also New music from the James Carter Organ Trio, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, and Anthony E. Nelson. Classics from Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, and Charles Mingus. And more…
Hamilton Sandwich and Dusty Bunny sat in at the Jet Set Lounge while
waiting for their next intergalactic flight outta town, outta space
and outta time. While in the studio they hung out with Japanese Pop
Girls, Mambozos, Organ-Pounders, Sound-Trackers, Tiki-Fiends, Biker
Chicks and Beatniks. Finally a party you can invite mother too.
10/20 in a nutshell…
The 4@4 theme this week was bands we haven’t played in a hell of a long time, followed up by an unrelated GotchaSKAvered_ we actually do play Ernest Ranglin somewhat frequently around here, and he’s got us SKAvered with his take on Ball of Fire, which started out life as the theme from British sci-fi telly’s Echo 4-2 under the title Echo 4-2, and Hour 3 wound up with something brand new… Tomorrow as a matter of fact! Aboard the Voov, chiptuners YMCK explained their name, Capsule cooked up cosmic tones, Senor Coconut gave us sweet dreams, and Ken Nordine spun a yarn about a regular guy who, waking up at 2 every morning, gradually learned what time it is everywhere. The Ooh (Opening Oldies Hour) spun its typically well-rounded mix of ska and early rocksteady from both sides of the Atlantic, during which onetime real-life boxer Prince Buster fancifully documents a bout with rival record producer Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid, himself a former police officer. Freeze!