It’s what you’ve been waiting for! The latest installment of ALL CAPPELLA! All a cappella alla the time, or at least for a full hour.
I got some fantastic requests for vocal musics, and I even got to play a handful of them.
There’s a great series of backcountry vocalizations near the top of the show, which includes hollerin’, whooping, eephing, and ringing the pig. Not only that, but I opine that this hour spans the spectrum of styles–traditional, quirky, classical, religious, frivolous, and moving. It’s more than worth a listen; this stuff requires that you pay attention.
It allows you to simultaneously have one ear in the tropical rain forest and one ear in the temperate forest.
old and good = Kimya Dawson
new and good = Feist
always good = Rob Crow
I pulled a big stack of new vinyl off the shelf, much of which was culled from the WFMU record fair last month by our music directors (an event they attended with other DJs representing WCBN, which you can read about here and here). Many of these new records were described by their reviewer as “new-wave synth” or something like that. Many were re-releases which first came out in the ’80s.
After a one-week hiatus from Break Your Radio, The Liz returns with the good stuff.
This particular show centers around the recordings of a guy named David Greenberger. I’ll just transcribe a WCBN DJ reviewer’s description of one of the Greenberger CDs here: “In 1979, David Greenberger started writing a zine called ‘Duplex Planet’ in which he interviews residents of the nursing home at which he works, getting strange philosophical musings from them in a way that is very amusing but not at all exploitative. This is one of several CD releases on which he reads monologues based on these interviews, with musical backing.”
True enough, the Greenberger tracks are at times amusing, humorous, devastating, thoughtful, bizarre, relatable, and a bla and the bla and gabla. Which means, don’t take it from me. You really have to hear this guy artfully interpret the touching stories of a bunch of old people.