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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Playlist for the Unpopular Music webcast for September 26, 2015

On today's program, we mark the 89th birthday of the iconic and transformative musician John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 - July 17. 1967). Now, as someone who wishes his program to be different from typical radio presentations, and who has more than once voiced his dislike of birthday tributes in jazz programming in particular, "why am I doing this" is a valid question. Why do one for a ubiquitous and legendary figure (albeit, deservedly so), when the the next day is the birthday of John Carter, someone you repeatedly say is a criminally overlooked and undervalued musician?' Well, the short version is, I sort of spontaneously blurted out last week that I would.

Actually that's the long version too.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

An American Tune

I have nothing really to say about, you know, that day, but this was a song that immediately came to mind at the time. This was the song I would have done on that telethon. This performance, on the 14th anniversary of that day, moved me greatly.

As  mentioned previously, this is not an American tune at all, but then again neither is our national anthem, but that's part of the point.

But seriously, you couldn't (and I'm talking to the Late Show editors now), you couldn't find five minutes of lesser material to cut out of this episode to allow this performance to be part of the broadcast? (I could!)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Playlist for the Unpopular Music webcast for September 12, 2015

This week, a usual sampling of the everything - the highbrow, the lowbrow, and the monobrow.

We have jazz in many flavors, 21st-century classical from Estonia, self described "ethno-chaos" from the Ukraine (the good Ukraine, that is), even some things strongly resembling pop music, and more.

See the playlist after the break...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Webcast info for September 5, 2015

The SCATV building, and thus the BFR studio within, is closed as usual for the Labor Day Weekend, so no Unpopular Music webcast this week. But somehow, General MIDI and Leroy the King will be webcasting live from just outside the building (The General has connections) at the Union Square Farmers' Market in Somerville's lovely Union Square!

They promise "a blended mix of jazz, afro-beat, post-rock and synth-pop for your morning delectations." 

Stop by and say hi to the guys and I'll be back with a new webcast on the 12th.