Menahan Street Band
What happens when a jazz saxophonist with classical training who listens to as much funk as electronic music and writes avant-garde chamber pop hosts a Regina Community Radio show?
Never mind any of that! Just tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 for a program you just won’t hear anywhere else.
It’s Folk Fest time! Yeeeeaaaahhhhh!
I’m back in full effect after two weeks off and I feel great. It’s kind of like I took two weeks off. Regina Folk Festival is this weekend and I am ready to get my folk on… Or something.
Anyway, tune in today from 4:00 to 6:00 PM for part one of Folk Fest – WPIT?!-style.
Beep. Squawk! AAAAHHHHH!!
Oh good, you made it! I was beginning to think there was no hope left. Don’t let them fool you with their cleverly-made disguises and lies. That’s how they get you.
Put on your tinfoil hat, turn off all electronic devices besides your radio receiver (it’s an unfortunate necessity to recieve important updates – keep it on 91.3 FM), light a candle for warmth and light (don’t use their controlled heat and power, that’s what they want you to do, man), put on headphones, but keep the volume low enough that you will hear them coming and have a chance to escape out the side window.
Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00.
The Cat Empire
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, right? That’s a slightly ambiguous old phrase. It doesn’t mean that if you always be nice, you’ll always get a face full of fist in return. It means if you are kind towards others, others will be kind to you (and so on). This applies to everything. It’s that whole balance of the universe
concept. To relate it to most of us in the West: you reap what you sow. It doesn’t mean, “Do good or you’ll be punished.” It means, “Do good and you’ll receive good.” There. Now it’s more ambiguous. Perfect! :S
Personally, I like to think What Planet Is This?! provides a source for non-stop good karma, 2 hours a week. Or, at least, that’s what I’m hoping for each week: a source of happiness and enjoyment for your day, something to pick you up when you feel like garbage and something to sustain that high when you’re already feeling great!
Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 and feel good.
I’m feeling like a decent funk today. How about you? I still want to change it up a bit, playing some folk, pop, jazz, electronic, etc., but allow me to drop some names on you: Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, James Brown, The Jackson 5, Greyboy Allstars and a bunch more are coming to you tonight.
Be sure to tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 and test the limits of that home or car stereo. If you’re wearing headphones, like I am, though, don’t go overboard. You want to be able to continue to listen to music after today!
I don’t know about you, but I am officially really excited for Folk Fest this year. I know, I get excited about it every year…
Regina Folk Festival Night One
Regina Folk Festival Night Two
Regina Folk Festival Night Three
Regina Folk Festival – Storytime with Chris!
…but I just can’t help it, man. It’s my favourite Regina festival because it’s just such a good time. There’s so much to like about it: you’ve got virtually non-stop live music – usually varying greatly in styles and backgrounds, a huge arts market, loads of good people there in high spirits, good food…
Well, I’m starting my Folk Fest Fest effective immediately. Tune in tonight for What Planet Is This?! Special Folk Fest Edition Part One.
I’ve been pretty lazy on these show descriptions lately. Sorry about that.
Anyway, tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 tonight and check back here for a playlist.
All the world is sound. All sound is music. All music is life. The ancients knew it. Great thinkers have known it: artists, scientist, philosophers…
Throughout the ages, it has been shown that music has no only vast mental and spiritual impact, but also direct physical consequences. The ancients knew it by experiencing it. Modern thinkers know it by proving it to themselves. Music used powerfully enough can heal or make sick. It can create and destroy. This is not theory and magic. Music has been used to heal for generations, throughout the world’s cultures. An example of destructive music might be the murder of well-known metal guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell.
Also notible is the fact that everything vibrates. There’s no shortage of research and proof of this. This means that everything we do affects every other thing – some things more than others. Some things also happen to resonate with each other better than others. I think people may generally be less aware of this than they could be. Imagine; if every person in the world knew that everything effects everything – that all is one. What a different world this would be.
Music, as with life, is just what we make of it.
With this in mind, tune in from 4:00 to 6:00, mostly for music. 😀
The Bad Plus
So much time off in the last little while! I feel like I haven’t been to the station in months! I miss it. I’ll admit it.
This week, I’m going into Old-School What Planet mode. Tonight is going to sound a little more like how the show sounded when I first started. Back in the old days, I couldn’t quite decide what I was doing; now I just can’t decide what to play to get back into it. So, I’m doing it all! A few more unusual sounds than the recent past. I’ve gotten lazy – playing a bunch of really good jazz and skipping out on really good other stuff. That doesn’t mean I’m skimping out on the jazz, of course. I’m just going to play more of the other stuff!
Tune in tonight from 4:00 – 6:00 for What Planet Is This?!, the way it was meant to sound!
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.