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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for October 29, 2016

Good music for bad weather (also bad mood) A couple of things for Hallowe'en, plus a couple that are just kind of spooky. Plus some of the usual jazz and etc. Also, apparently, some music from a film about cockfighting (not obvious from the music, though.)

See the playlist after the break...

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for October 22, 2016

The first hour is the loud hour. The second hour is more suited to the rainy afternoon for which it was designed. Also, an epicly distracted mid-show mic break. Again, jazzy in the first hour (despite the introduction), freeform in the second with some moody 20th-century classical pieces.

See the playlist after the break...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The New York Times on Andrew Cyrille and Ecuadoran tape mystery

It's easy to be down on the New York Time's arts, and particularly, music coverage these days. With only a handful of tenured writers and a mishmash of freelancers, the coverage is a bit erratic and inconsistent.

Today, however, features two fine reads.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for October 8, 2016

A kind of mishmash program, which almost didn't happen twice. More of a freeform program than the wall to wall jazz of the last few weeks. There's still a lot of of jazz, but we have some 20th century classical pieces and a rare dose of reggae.

 See the playlist after the break...

Friday, October 7, 2016

Tim Kaine and the album before Tim

Esquire's Dave Holmes reports that Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine is a fan of the Replacements' 1984 masterpiece Let It Be. I have often felt that the Senator takes the safe, central, crowd pleasing option, but we're in tight agreement here.

And I'm right on board with Holmes' assessment of the album as well. I'll expand on his point that a Replacements fan not only "understands the concerns of the American middle class", but those below as well. I grew up middle class in a largely working class town (though my dad was a working class kid made good), and everything here is familiar. This was a city where that had a record store which would close for two days whenever the Replacements played in Boston or Albany.

Change in plans

It turns out I will be in town this weekend, so there will be a Unpopular Music webcast tomorrow.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

No Unpopular Music webcast for October 1, 2016

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There's been some sort of computer breakdown at BFR headquarters overnight, so there will be no Unpopular Music webcast (or any Boston Free Radio programming) today.

I'm off next weekend for Columbus Day Weekend, so no new show then, but a rebroadcast. Hopefully I'll use this time to catch up on my backlog of records to convert and have plenty of fresh material for October 15.