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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for November 19, 2016

A program so last minute, I just finished typing this up.

A mostly jazz show with memorial tributes to Mose Allison and Boston Symphony cellist Jules Eskin, the latest in a series not only seemingly never ending, but one that doesn't even let you stop to catch your breath. The last half-hour, I'll admit, is a bit of a grab bag, but an appealing one.

See the playlist after the break

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Duty Now for the Future

George Carlin once said "the revolution is about values, what you'll do for a buck, what you'll do with a buck."

In these orange times, it's going to be important for us to look out for each other, as our already threadbare safety net will be challenged. The good folks at have offered up a list of reasonable and reputable options. I might also suggest your local foodbank and domestic abuse shelter.

You don't really care for music, do ya?

In light of what is for some reason one of my most popular blog posts, I must say I must say I respect Leonard Cohen greatly for doing this.

These days, folks not only do this at the beginning of songs, but will hoot at any proper noun they recognize, anything to mark themselves hipper than thou.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for November 12, 2016

Greetings from The Future, day 5.

No overt post-election content (there will be plenty of time for that later), save for the opening number, which was chosen before I learned that Leonard Cohen had died. He apparently got out through that crack that lets the light in.

He also have memorial segments for the Hungarian pianist Zoltán Kocsis, and jazz bassists Bob Cranshaw and Victor Bailey.

See the playlist after the break...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for November 5, 2016

Unpopular Music's Election Special

Get out and vote on Tuesday!

I had an idea to do a program of political themed songs for the weekend before the election, and then just kind of let it sit there. A playlist was sporadically amended, I found an album of old campaign songs at Goodwill. I happened upon the German version of Peter Gabriel's third album so I could include the German version of Not One of Us. I could portray that sketch by the State as a precursor for today's CNN (seriously, replace "men can not grow beards in space" with "human activity does not cause global warming" and you'll get the idea.) Things were looking good. But, I became more and more tired of this campaign, I found a welcome distraction from reading about the election (hooray, Cubbies!), had a really nasty cold, and found myself with the idea not quite finished. But, it's here, although not quite as sharp as I was hoping.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016