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Perhaps "Earthship"



the science of living art.

Community radio lovers rejoice!

By Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post

A week ago Wednesday, President Obama signed the Local Community Radio Act, making room on the radio spectrum for smaller, community-based radio stations.

The act passed the Senate on Dec. 20 and represents the end of a decade-long struggle between local radio advocates and the National Association of Broadcasters. Read more...

LOW POWER TO THE PEOPLE! A new era of community radio has been ushered in this week which will allow hundreds of new community radio licenses from coast to coast. The FCC Chairman has pledged "swift action to open the dial to new low-power radio stations." Stations just like KRUU-FM.

  • Sat
    Jan 22
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Pirate Satellite

Saturday morning hear Airbourne by Russ Gabriel, from the CD box set Amberdelic Space; hear one of our fave songs: Traveller (Kid Loco's Once Upon a Time In the East mix) by Britain's Talvin Singh. "Playing a fully amplified rig that the press has labeled
'Tablatronics,' Singh honours the aesthetic and cultural aspects of the Indian classical music tradition while embracing modern technology." Traveller also has a cinematic quality, which inspired the Pirate Satellite Joseph Campbell mix.

Also hear 2 songs from the Verve Remixed series, including Bent's mix of Billie Holiday's Speak Low and Max Sedgley's mix of Peter Gunn, as sung by Sarah Vaughn.

Also hear from Scotland's Boards of Canada; France's Air; Sven Van Hess; Jose Padilla and more. We'll post the playlist afterward.

Relax and swing with Pirate Satellite, Saturday morning at 9:00. (click Read More)

  • Thu
    Jan 20
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 23
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

2010 in review

In case you were too busy looking back or forward, this week's shows will remind you that some excellent music was released in 2010.

black keysI start the show with the raw sound of the Black Keys [pictured], mixed with more refined music of Of Montreal (that's not a typo), Local Natives, and Flying Lotus.

I found a radio-friendly version of Cee Lo's song "FU" and a track from one of the few progressive rock bands still alive, Karnivool. Then there's the hard to categorize double CD from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim--spinning the life story of ... (get ready for this) Imhelda Marcos (well, David Byrne has done stranger things I'm sure).

I am rollin' in to do the show, and I am bringing a bunch of rock and rollers with me. The Cheepskates, The Icicle Works, Talking Heads, The Smithereens, The Effect, Cats & Jammers, Spoon, Wilco, The Greenhornes, Imperial Teen.... well, the list is not endless, but the groove is, centripetally speaking....The G Mangman

  • Wed
    Jan 19
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Jan 21
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Great Taste visits Paris-Well, we talk about it!

Croissants Cole Porter's simple, but lovely song sung by Frank Sinatra is ringing in my ears while I write this post:
I love paris in the spring time
I love paris in the fall
I love paris in the summer when it sizzles
I love paris in the winter when it drizzles
I love paris every moment
Every moment of the year
I love paris, why oh why do I love paris
Because my love is here

We love the FOOD in Paris,  No surprise there.  Maybe you are planning a trip this year to that amazing city or possibly only dreaming of going.  Either way, you'll enjoy hearing the recent food exploits of Lonnie and Valerie Gamble during our next show. They returned a couple of weeks ago from a month's stay with Valerie's mom and shared their thoughts on how to eat well and not spend a fortune while talking with Kathy and me.


heavy psychedelic disaster altamont apocalypse metal.

sonic messenger in the ambient psych bazaar.

Demdike Stare // Lasers from Atlantis

Baikal // Moon Unit // Burial Hex

Circle // Expo '70 // Black Swan




For this show I will be playing only seven inch records.




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Mr. Philip Goldberg is an author and public speaker. His latest book is titled American Veda.

Father Thomas Keating is a Trappist Monk and the former Abbot of St. Joseph’s Monastery in Spencer, Massachusetts. He is the author of several books. These include, Open Mind, Open Heart, The Mystery of Christ, Invitation to Love, Intimacy with God, The Human Condition, The Better Part, and the Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, Manifesting God.


I'm not quite sure what the connection is between NRBQ and television animators, beyond a generally skewed approach to life and art, but there certainly is one. 

Q-SimpsonsAn animated version of the band played a gig at Poppa Wheelie's biker bar in one episode of The Simpsons, and they had their music used in a number of others.  


But Spongebob Squarepants has outdone the Simpsons by actually recording his own versions of 'Q' songs with new lyrics.  On this week's Whizbang we'll do an a/b on four NRBQ songs and their Spongebob counterparts.  Pants not required for listening.



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