red hot chili peppers

  • Thu
    Apr 02
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 05
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

deep improvisations

this week we go deep into extended, improvised performances by the kings of genre: the red hot chili peppers, neil young, the grateful dead, umphrey's mcgee, and buckethead. (sorry if you were expecting nostalgic elevator music; this won't be it.)

santana, mclaughlinone of the more interesting tracks is an out-take from an album released 40 years ago, featuring shri chimnoy disciples and cajones-bursting guitarists, carlos santana & john mclaughlin [pictured]. i'll play an ecstatic unreleased version of john coltrane's jam, "a love supreme."

also fun for its locality is umphrey's mcgee's live track recorded at their 2004 concert in iowa city.

  • Thu
    Jun 19
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 22
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

california

this week...

golden gate 

 

 

 

 

 

...california dreaming...

  • Thu
    Sep 06
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Sep 09
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

ten years ago

red hot chili peppersten years ago, we were gathered around the old tube radio, trying to dial in some late night dj playing the newest cd by the red hot chili peppers' [left] and...well, perhaps our radios didn't have tubes then, and maybe no one was listening to radios, even back then.

[WORD: Mike Ragogna interviews chili pepper drummer Chad Smith Thu Sep 13 at 1pm.]

but my point is that 10 years ago, musically, seems like a long time. and yet, strangely, most of the artists who were making creative and interesting music then (coldplay, infected mushroom [right], the flaming lips, gorillaz, of montreal), are still making it today (two exceptions being george harrison and the one hit wonders, las ketchup).infected mushroom

this week, take a look back 10 years ago, and then ponder this: will we still be listening to these same artists 10 years from now? listen to my 2022 show to find out.

all the artists and all their songs are listed here: 2002.