Thursday, December 29, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
happy holladays- Last week's show featuring *60's & 70's Chinese Go Go Dance music*
Monday, December 19, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
This Sunday on If Music Could Talk- British HipHop/Grime/what u call it?
Here's this past Sunday's show Podcast LINK--new hip hop/grime selections straight outta London...
>>watch Dizzee Rascal's new video, Dream, here! insane!!
also, here's an incredible site from BERLIN with tons of downloadable mp3 sets (some live sessions too) photos, and more awesome videos yo! here the podcasts and site are run by Sasha of Jahcoozi-(awesome group!)
BIG UP UK/Berlin worldwide grime crew
a lot of "grime" artists first appeared on so called "pirate" radio stations where they could defy categorization and commercial constraints (check Wiley's track "What d'you call it" which i played on my show on WRIR this past Sunday (link above) for more comment on that subject)
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Last Week's Show- Podcast -12-11-05
Special guest: local actress, poet, model Precious Leontyne Turner reads some of her poetry (what a VOICE!) and selects some of her favorite classic jazz cuts. LISTEN HERE
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
the picture above is borrowed from this site link which is dedicated to Talat Mahmood, who was a legendary singer, actor and icon of style and charisma in Indian popular music and film during the classic bollywood era.. check out this site!! the pictures are INCREDIBLE!!
Pangaea Lounge Dec 8 Podcast
also, please mark your 2006 Calendar for Pangaea Lounge - the second thursday of each month at Cafe Gutenberg (corner of 17th and Main Street) Richmond Va
Monday, December 12, 2005
Phoolan Devi- the Real Bandit Queen
last week, guest dj Adam Nathanson was telling me about a movie that was released in 1994 based on Phoolan Devi's life (Bandit Queen.) I have yet to see this film, but apparently, when Phoolan Devi saw it, she angrily objected being portrayed as a victim and threatened to set herself on fire outside the theatre if the screenings continued.. plus, the ridiculous fact that they never even interviewed her when the script was being written. Anyway, with all that aside, her story is pretty incredible (there are several books in french and english about her, including an auto-biography) Here's a fairly objective bio of this legendary woman from a website that compiles famous obituaries (a strange concept for a webpage but very interesting) This woman, from a "lower caste", stood up against the men who dared to do wrong to her, and was eventually elected to a seat in Indian Parliament where she vowed to fight for women's rights. She was tragically assasinated in 2001 by a man who sought revenge against her for killing a family member and dishonoring his caste. "While she was undoubtedly an outlaw who brought misery and mayhem and death to those she assailed, Phoolan Devi also embodied the resentments of the lower castes and women." (taken from link)
Friday, December 09, 2005
view from the dj table
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
last Sunday's show
special guest: Adam Nathanson
also special appearance by Precious Leontyne Turner to tell everyone about her Mad Hatter's Tea Party this Wed 12/7 (6pm) at Tonic in Shockoe Bottom - it's "a celebration of life" --plus Ill be djing! come check it out and dont forget to wear your favorite hat!
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Sir Victor Uwaifo
Sir Victor Uwaifo (b. 1941) aka "Guitar Boy", former amateur wrestler, and Nigerian Afro-Funk pioneer from Edo Nigeria...he also served briefly as Commissioner of the Ministry of Arts and Culture in Edo. Here's a link to a short biography. I'll be playing songs from his LP "Roots" (from the late 70's- early 80s) and some more tracks from the lp "5 days a week love" on WRIR this Sunday (Dec 4 2005)
ALSO! SPECIAL GUEST THIS WEEK- back by popular demand- Adam Nathanson returns for another flavaful dj session!
NBO75 guest dj on IMCT - plus last week's podcast links
last sunday on If music could talk guest dj set by Edinburgh based artist Zucotic
Sunday 7-9pm EST www.wrir.org (listen online) or 97.3 FM (on your radio)
podcasts of the past two week's shows just added
ALSO last week-- did a surprise subbing for the MingFromMongo show- listen to an improv mix with help from guest Dj Toma from Chicago
AND HERE'S the previous week's show- Música Brasileira
The radio4all website gets jammed up sometimes and wont load so be patient