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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Webcast info for May 27, 2017

Seeing as the Somerville Media Center is closed for the holiday weekend, today we are rebroadcasting the program from April 16, 2016. You may also be interested in the Memorial Day/potty-mouthed Sun Ra centennial episode from May 24, 2014.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Webcast info for May 20, 2017

I'm out of town this weekend, so in place of a live show, we will rebroadcast the episode from February 4, 2017.

Take a trip back to the early days of the Trump administration. I spent the first part of the morning at Somerville's sanctuary city rally. Listening back earlier this week, my little spiel about the event possibly makes it sound like I, myself, am an immigrant, which is not the case, although my grandfather was. I just think the vast majority of these folks are just trying to make a life for themselves, and mostly don't cause any real trouble, and should be given a chance, and the  average American, even the above or below average American as well, have nothing to fear..

As for the music, it's one of the better of my recent episodes, some folks on Mixcloud think so, too. Like America, it draws on a far flung variety of sources, somewhat influenced by the issues of the day.

We'll be back next week with a new program.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for May 13, 2017

Having heard the Neil Young song "Hey Hey, My My" earlier this week (in the version presented in the program) I decided to start describing the program as "the more of the picture that doesn't meet the eye." Clever, no? Well, we'll see.



As for the program itself, it starts out jazzy and the winds down other paths, culminating an FM classic rock radio staple played on toy instruments.


Peruse the playlist after the break....

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for May 6, 2017


Here we are once again. I actually felt worse after last week's show, not better, but ended up listening to a lot of music in that low energy time and came up with an easy list of things to play. It's a mostly (but not exclusively) jazz show, but within the wide range of sounds that word provides.



See the playlist after the break....

Down the memory hole with Dave's Record Collection



Having named the webcast "Unpopular Music", several people have assumed this is the sort of thing I play. (Look right for the true explanation. I mean, I have played one of the records in the first segment, and there some things I would play (like Lawrence Welk playing "Don't think twice, it's alright", Sam the Drummer, or those generic radio commercials) if I had them, but it's not what the program's about.