Category Archives: 07 – July

July 27

How long do you think it’s going to take a beaver to get out of a cardboard box?

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July 13

Today I was drawn to blues, soul, jazz, and R&B. Along with some techno.

In the new bin, I found the soundtrack to a documentary about people complaining. The film features groups from cities around the world setting their complaints to music. Which is worse–bottling up too much of your discontentment, or spewing it too often when it arises? What’s stuck in the craw of this chorus? That one sock is always missing.

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July 6

The first hour is packed to overflowing with R&B and soul–Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, The Temptations, Johnny Otis, Little Willie John, and more–though the show starts off with a surprisingly cheeseball tune sung by Sam Cooke. What got into him?

The second hour of the show keeps things swinging.

Yma Sumac is someone you need to know. Did she swallow a trumpet? And is she an Incan princess or a Jewish housewife from Brooklyn?

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Also, in case you’re interested, contained herein is an excerpt of dialogue from a Russ Meyer flick. Now, I don’t know anything about Russ Meyer movies except for what I saw in the liner notes to the album I found, which features audio clips from several of his films…but from this vantage point, it seems that a key feature belying the genius of Russ Meyer is lots of topless ladies.

Actually, there’s more than your average share of pinup girls in this show. Unfortunately, perhaps, the medium of radio forces you to use your imagination rather than your eyeballs.