Vinyl Record Roof
After seeing an amazing Béla Fleck and the Flecktones concert in Saskatoon last night, I wish I was doing a special on them. Alas, I have none of their albums at all, let alone any on record. That’s a shame, really. I’ll do my best to fix that for the future.
I’m still in amazing-live-performance mode, but I’ll try to get into the right headspace for tonight.
Indeed, it is Long-Play Wednesday, so I packed up a huge pile of vinyl records including around 15 selections from the recently past Community Radio Garage Sale, a couple of fall-backs (my favourites) and a bunch of new stuff.
There’s never enough time to play everything I want, but tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 for tonight’s possibilities including: Freddie Hubbard, Stevie Wonder, Spyro Gyra, Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole, Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman and a disturbing amount more.
I like to keep things nice and simple around here at What Planet Is This?!
. That’s why tonight will have no surprises. We will not have any jazz, no folk, no popular music, no soul, no weird stuff, no new school, no old school and definitely not any Ethiopian funk.
Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 tonight to certainly not hear any of that!
I’ve been on such a roll lately, with lots of good tunes and only a few “misses” (like last week, when I accidentally stopped a Wynton Marsalis track in the middle), that I figured I might as well keep on trucking! I often follow an A-List week with a B-List week, so I don’t play all my high cards in a row, so to speak. But, when I get down to it, I’ve got a lot
of A-List stuff, so really; why settle?
Tune in tonight from 4:00 to 6:00 for some great music including several jazz greats, some great new pop-worthy stuff, some rarities, my favourite experimental Norwegian pop musician: John Erik Kaada.
There is nothing in this world that moves me quite like music. We all know how powerful music can be in changing our mood or even our lives. Sometimes all it takes is hearing that one tune on the radio and your whole day increases in greatness by 35%, or maybe it decreases by 35% – reminding you of that messy breakup a couple of years ago and you still don’t understand why she got to keep your truck when you know she can barely drive it. Why did it have to be with your best friend?! Huh?! Why?!!!
Tune in tonight from 4:00 to 6:00 for some great music. I’m covering a lot of musical ground tonight, but I intend to play only the cream – those A-list tracks that can be found on any decent album. Hopefully one of them will make your day 35% percent better, rather than worse.
What Planet Is This?! is best listened to with headphones, on the grass, with a partially-shaved head.
Show #80, eh? Well, I’d better pick up the quality a little bit. They already started making me wear pants to the station since I took over the Wednesday drive time. Since I’ve already bowed down to “The Man”, I suppose it’s only natural that I should stop snoring on the air, stop whistling along with tunes with the mic on, and discontinue stopping the music and turning on the mic every time I want to yell at someone I see walk by from the top floor of the GMC building (where the station is located). We’ll see. This might be too much for me to handle. I’ll just keep up the good music and see how much of these things I can give up. That seems reasonable.
Tonight’s program is going to have a little more soul than usual; including some R&B classics as well as a newbie or two. I’m not going to keep it on that groove though. There’s also some high-quality jazz and country from the Canadian prairies, a pop number or two and a bunch of other fun stuff. Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 and check back here (or just ask me) for a playlist after the show.