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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for June 24, 2017

So this is the episode where I break one of the primary rules of programming Unpopular Music. It was a situation where I was looking for a track of a certain length of a certain character and it was a FM classic rock staple that ended up fitting the bill.

Otherwise, we have a wide ranging program featuring some of the tracks I felt didn't fit together two weeks ago, now joined by more compatible music. The jazz is somewhat front-loaded, the second hour is a bit string heavy, before acquiring a quasi-African vibe. More in the Unpopular Music tradition we have musicians from the jazz and early-music worlds jamming on common ground, a punk band with a jazz drummer sitting in playing an Ethiopian song, a jazz interpretation of a baroque aria, free-jazzers playing a hard bop classic, and more.

See the playlist after the break...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Webcast info for June 17, 2017

Due to a work obligation, and the closure of the Somerville Media Center (located at the bottom of Prospect Hill) for Bunker Hill Day, we will be rebroadcasting the episode from February 27, 2016.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for June 10, 2017

Take two.

A kind of chaotic morning. Then when I get to the studio, instead of a film crew blocking the studio door, there was a large gathering of preteen girls filling the Somerville Media Center for some sort of event put on by the Nepali Women's Global Network.

As for the show, it's okay I guess. Mostly jazz, with a few curveballs, I didn't have a lot of time this week to work on the show, and what I had left in my "holding pen" playlist didn't really hang together. Hopefully this show hangs together well enough.

See the playlist after the break...

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for June 3, 2017

Kind of a jazz heavy program, featuring some new(ish) acquisitions to the Unpopular Music library. However, we also visit Bach and Björk. There are some sotto voce mic breaks as a crew from the 48 film project had taken over the Somerville Media Center lobby.

And of course, just because I had three weeks to prepare doesn't mean I didn't throw it together at the last minute. I also ended up giving myself he last minute challenge of finding something 3:10 - 3:20 that could bridge Coltrane and Björk.

See the playlist after the break...