Monday, 25 April 2016

my mom valerie weinlos (whom i referred to as mama organ grinder on the radio) died on wednesday. the world's biggest fan of my show, especially when i played deep dark woods, she texted immediately after my show every single week to say something like great show. on wednesday i got a text from my lovely fiancee congratulating me on a fine program, but didn't hear from my mom. i texted her cell to make sure she was ok, then I got the worst phone call of my life from my dad. every time i plan my show, i keep my mom in mind and try to throw in a few songs she'll like. i will continue to do this, but not right away. for the next couple/few weeks, you'll either hear a rerun or a fill-in during my timeslot. thanks.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

april 13 playlist:

korla pandit - turkish dance (single)
the budos band - budos rising (the budos band ii)
stackridge - the last plimsoll (the man in the bowler hat)
dolly parton - don't drop out (one kiss can lead to another: girl group sounds, lost & found)
john cale - half past france (paris 1919)
tony conrad - joan of arc (excerpt) (joan of arc)
angus maclise - organ & drum (the cloud doctrine)
the mustang - the acid test (organ freakout)
oscar brown, jr. - sing hallelujah (tells it like it is)
third eye - arthur brown medley: prelude (nightmare)/poem/fire (brother)
matthias havinga - max reger: introduction and passacaglia for organ (passacaglia)
joris verdin - sept pieces en la bemol majeur et sol diese mineur fwv 42 - 7. poco maestoso (cesar franck: complete works for harmonium)
grant green - have you ever had the blues (blues for lou)
the recently deceased tony conrad, the minimalist composer who gave us more than we ever asked for (like a 64 minute pump organ soundtrack for the 11 minute film joan of arc, for instance.) he'll be missed.

incidentally, neither bob salad nor i will be on cjsr tomorrow morning at 7. catch devon, the good machine all by his lonesome for two hours.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

april 6 playlist:

merle haggard - huntsville (someday we'll look back)
bill doggett - fatso (wow!)
marie-claire alain - passacaglia and fugue in c minor bwv 582 (bach: toccata & fugue; passacaglia; etc.)
avraham bord - mitzvah tants: mis-sod hakamim, ya'amod (jesting), bore olam be-qinyan (hassidic tunes of dancing and rejoicing)
shye ben tzur, jonny greenwood & the rajasthan express - chala vahi des (junun)
george harrison - greasy legs (wonderwall music)
jack macgowran & samuel beckett - from embers (macgowran speaking beckett)
moondog - elf dance (a new sound of an old instrument)
llewellyn williams - mussorgsky: night on bald mountain (at the pasadena civic auditorium organ)
william maddox - rimsky-korsakov: flight of the bumblebee (the wings of the wind)
dr. lonnie smith - afrodesia (evolution)
no organ or organist in this picture; one of the greatest jewels in America's musical crown petting a hip dog will have to do. i was already planning to open the show with merle haggard in joyous recognition of the man's 79th birthday. then, in a manner befitting the shakespeare of country music, he died the same day. caitlin from cjsr's imaginary landscapes pointed out that I could still play the hag out of joy rather than sadness.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

march 30 playlist (featuring guest co-host/co-programmer braiden hellec, a cjsr volunteer who is just now starting to do on-air work):

dyke & the blazers - shotgun slim (so sharp!)
freddie roach - de bug (down to earth)
felt - rain of crystal spires (forever breathes the lonely word)
link wray & the raymen - rumble (early recordings)
bonnie "prince" billy - hummingbird pt.1 (hummingbird ep)
faust - run (faust iv)
familie hesselbach - gaby g. (best of)
lou donaldson - bad john (good gracious)
brian eno - put a straw under baby (taking tiger mountain by strategy)
joan baez - here's to you (the life aquatic with steve zissou)
alfonso vega nunez - vivaldi: concerto no. 2 in a minor: 1st movement (the morelia cathedral organ)
tim hecker - studio suicide (ravedeath, 1972)
reverend organdrum - can't be still (hi-fi stereo)