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Last week’s show was interesting. Tons of technical difficulties and brain farts. But sometimes things just have to go wrong to make sure the show goes right. So thanks for putting up with that. I’m posting a little late so I’ll make this quick.
Last week’s headliner was Dave Brubeck Quartet
Dave Brubeck practically wrong the book on strange time signatures in jazz thanks to his string of time oriented albums with his Quartet. If you are tired of listening to straight 4/4 all the time, check out some Dave Brubeck. Not to mention he was a great arranger/orchestrator because… Continue reading
This past week we had a very special show in store for everybody. I played some Blues and I played some Jazz, but I also played a recording of one of my own pieces that I had cut straight to a 78. With some minor bumps I think it went well. Hope those of you who tuned in enjoyed hearing some of my own stuff. I was just really excited to be able to hear myself on vinyl. Which is something that started to be a rarity.
As always we had a headliner set. This week we had none other… Continue reading
Tuesday saw some more redrafting of the set lists in order to smooth out the transitions between Jazz and Blues. I’ll probably have things settled down by next week and then you won’t notice you changed genres until it is too late. (Or at least that’s my intent.)
This week we had Jazz icon Charles Mingus as our headliner. He rounded out the night with a wonderful three song set.
If you have been listening to the show you will have heard me constantly refer to Charles Mingus as”my favorite Jazz artist,” and he is. Charles Mingus was one of… Continue reading
Tuesday’s show of the Blue Room saw another headlining set as well as me playing half the show on vinyl. Between the station and my personal collection I have quite the collection of Jazz and Blues to choose from.
This week’s headliner was, of course none other than the King of the Blues himself: Mr. B.B. King!
For those of you who don’t know who B.B. King is, then you have some learning to do. Mr. King was one of the 3 Kings of Blues (Albert & Freddie being the other two) and he pioneered the Memphis style of Electric… Continue reading
Last night on the Blue Room we saw our first “headliner” set. Each week I’m thinking of picking an artist who has done a lot for their particular genre and having them “headline”, which is just a fancy way of saying I will play three songs in a row of that particular artist.
To those of you who don’t know Miles Davis, he was one of the most influential and popular musicians in jazz. Davis was also one of the few artists who was constantly reinventing himself with each… Continue reading
Join me every Tuesday night at 9 for two hours of Jazz and Blues goodness right here on The Revolution.
Thank you to those who tuned in for my pilot episode and gave me feedback. Listen in this Tuesday (February 14) for my first full show with a new layout. The show will start around 9:30 because of the Men’s Basketball game, but I will still go for the full two hours. Maybe I will even have something special for Valentine’s Day.
It’s BIGGER, it’s BADDER, it’s HAIRIER, and BACK…ER!
Morning Metal is returning to prime-time on WIDB.net! Starting Friday, January 20th Tim and I will be bringing back the metal every Monday and Friday morning at 8am. So wake up hard with us and a bunch of hairy, sweaty dudes in tight pants who just wanna rock. But bring your own Aquanet.
Another long day of sessions… but no less inspiring.
Lucas and I went to many of the same sessions with a couple differences. We learned a lot about managing people and meetings as well as some more marketing tips (I learned 100 PR ideas in about 50 minutes). But the most stand out things that I have learned didn’t come from the speakers but from our peers themselves. Many of the sessions would start with a speaker and end up being open forums in which us college broadcasters openly shared ideas and concerns.
In one of… Continue reading
It isn’t every day that we get new blues albums sent to the station, much less anything worth playing (just like every genre there are bands that just don’t sit right). So when I got a package containing Mighty Mo Rodgers I was excited. He plays an old style of blues and R&B that sounds modern. But enough of my yapping you should check him out at his website. Or you should listen to our show and you’ll catch him more often, but if you really can’t wait. Here’s some tunes to tide you over: