This one really runs the gamut of musical styles, across the board and around the planet. It’s an appropriate soundtrack for your commute to work–whether you’re in a hurry on the road, or you don’t care one whit how late the traffic is causing you to be–since it includes an edifying documentary about the automobile, go-kart racing sounds, a car horn organ, the sounds of the Brooklyn Bridge.
You’ll hear a bizarre (half-) interview with NeilHamburger and a blues song about a meatball.
Several stories weasel their way into this show, including a traditional Chinese rhyme sung by a white woman and a gaggle of children, “Too Much Noise”, and “The Magic Fish”. The latter story may be summarized as a very odd way to convey a moral truism.
Today’s episode is especially extensive and entertaining because not only does it consist of Break Your Radio, but it also contains Summer School Radio. I stuck around for another two hours after my show because the next DJ was out of town. Oscar, an enthusiastic and adventurous high school student and WCBN DJ-in-training, takes over the tail end of the broadcast.
I spent last Wednesday morning counting bugs in the tip of the mitt, and I return with fantastic musics to share.
This installment of Break Your Radio begins with a full hour of selections from a section of WCBN’s music library known as “odd country compilations”.
Later, Pete Seeger interrupts with a tune sung in Frenglish (read: French + English), which sets us off on a Francophile set that includes Jonathan Richman, Serge Gainsbourg, and Gianmaria Testa. This trajectory prompted a listener to call in with a request for more French music, after he blamed me for hitting him in the eyeball with a ping-pong ball.
How is it possible for me to hit a listener in the face with a ping-pong ball, you may ask? Listen to the show, and watch your head.
Bill Cosby sings?? Bill Cosby sings!!
“I want to hold your hand, rub your foot, kiss your lip, and BITE YOUR EYYYEEEE!”
And enjoy today’s special guest–former weather girl at WCBN (seriously), Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna.