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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for April 29, 2017

In which your host is not quite as over the flu as he thought when he left the house, but I think not a bad show for being thrown together at the last minute, mostly things I heard in the past week. A mix of jazz, classical (old and new), blues, pop, and other.

Oh, and remember, just because the music is being played by an orchestra, it doesn't mean you can't crank it up.

There are also a couple of my all-time favorites in here, which I'm surprised I hadn't played before (the Zorn and Putnam's Camp)

See the playlist after the break...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Music appreciation from Jonathan Demme

For some reason, I've never seen Philadelphia, and I also worked in the classical department of a record store in the years following its release (and therefore always needing to be able to hook up a customer with Maria Callas singing La Mamma Morta at any given time), so I was not expecting to be so blown away by this scene as I came across it in the Onion AV Club's appreciation piece for the late Jonathan Demme.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for April 22, 2017

As I was assembling the program this morning, I came to realize that the challenge of this webcast, and I imagine any radio show, is in making the arbitrary sequence of musical selections seem inevitable. Perhaps this weeks selections are a bit too arbitrary to pull that off, perhaps not.

See the playlist after the break...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Webcast info for April 15, 2017

As we are out of town for the holidays (this year is Easter and Patriot's day rather than Patriot's Day and Record Store Day), we will rebroadcast the Unpopular Music episode from July 16, 2016. This program features a bit more pop music than is standard along with many references to the hot sweaty day on which it was recorded.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Random You Tube find of the day - Dusty Springfield and Burt Bacharach

I was doing some random research on a song and came across this.

If you've been to a concert with me, you know I'm stingy with standing ovations. This is the first time I've given a standing ovation to something on You Tube.

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for April 8, 2017

Today's program offers the typical jazzy first hour and grab bag second. A few long things as I'm having some time management issues. (Including having time to write this.)

See the playlist after the break...

Webcast info for April 8, 2017

Due to the fact that that the Somerville Media Center hosted a 24 fundraiser for the Boston Hassle, the building ended up being closed at noon. I got a chance to load my show and let it run without commentary (which is likely an improvement.)

The playlist and archive will show up at their regular times.

I'm out of town for the holiday next week, so there will be a classic episode in my place.

See you in two weeks!!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for April 1, 2017

I had toyed with the idea of doing an April Fool's program, playing a bunch of overplayed classic rock songs. A "songs you know by people you've heard of" kind if show as that ad, was it for Mix 98, used to go, albeit with songs I actually like, of which there are plenty.

Instead, I decided to plow ahead with what passes for a usual show - a bunch of white-guy jazz, a trans-century, multi-genre freeform set. It does end with Fleetwood Mac, so there's that.

See for yourself after the break...