The “Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio Hour” airs the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 10pm-11pm on WCRS 98.3 / 102.1 FM in Columbus Ohio. WCRS also streams live on the Internet via http://wcrsfm.org/wcrslpfm.m3u.
This is the first installation of a new radio series I'm producing for WCRS FM in Columbus, Ohio. It is entitled "Muslim in America." During this first show we meet three very intelligent, highly articulate Muslim women who are members of the Noor Mosque in Hillard. The soundtrack includes: "Al-Khaliq" from "I look I See" written by Rashid A. Zika and performed by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and the Islamic Children's Choir. Also included are "All of the Prophets" featuring Zain Bhikha, Yusuf Islam and the Islamic Children's Choir. The final track is one of my favorite Yusuf Islam songs namely "Heaven / Where True Love Goes."
JP Marat interviews Everett Smith, Boxing Coach Coach of the Barack Recreation Center (580 East Woodrow Ave) in this 11 minute promotion for the "Columbus Boxing Legends" exhibition coming up on Saturday, Feb 18th at 5pm. WCRS DJ's and Producers are requested to promote this event. Tickets are $10. It is a fund raiser for the Barack Boxing Program.
To paraphrase the words of Tiny Tim, "God Help Us, Every One . . . "
Songs by Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Simon and Garfunkel, Nas, Kanye West, Rihanna, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Bad Religion, American Idiot Broadway Cast, Malcolm X, Don Mclean, Grand Funk Railroad. . .
Ya Gotta Hear It To Believe it . . .
When WCRS returns to the FM radio early in 2017, I'll launch a new program on Sunday morning entitled "Classic Marat," offering the very finest in Alternative Classic, Chorale, Opera and Jazz music. This week please enjoy "Requiem Da Camera" by Gerald Finzi. This hidden masterpiece, begun in 1924 and only finished in 1990, is his lamentation for those brave men and women, of all nations, who fell during the "Great War" (1914-1918). With social conflict all around us (Iraq, Syria, etc), this requiem (musical composition in remembrance of the dead) is as pertinent today as it was then. The opening track is JS Bach's, "The Little Fugue in G Minor."
Tonight we have Alternative songs from the 1994 Album "If I Were A Carpenter" mixed with tracks from the Carpenters original albums from the 1970's and 80's. Super Cool. Ultra Hip. Also WCRS LIVES. Look for our return to FM radio in January 2017. Until then . . . enjoy this underground sound available to you exclusively via the internet and podcast. All shows are freely downloadable via www.BigBarkingDog.com and the WCRS website.
JP Marat interviews Joe Demare, Ohio Green Party Candidate for US Senate . . . Set list includes REM, Joe Demare (Green Party Candidate for US Senate from Ohio), Blondie, George Harrison, Howard Jones, Bruce Springsteen and Fannie Lou Hammer.
Tonight we present four Icelandic alternative bands including Bjork (of course) Sigur Ros (Cool) Dikta and Bang Gang. Searching for atmospheric shoe gazing operatic pop ? Look no further. Share the link. Download free of charge.
This evening we share the newest album by Blood Orange / Dev Hines. It is entitled Freetown Sound and was just released on June 27 2016. You are welcome. Enjoy. Share this link. Download the podcast . . . free of charge.
Tonight we offer the debut album from YAK entitled . . . Alas Salvation. It was just released on May 13 2016. We also feature several tracks from Jack White whose . . . Third Man Records label debuted a YAK EP in Oct of 2015.
This evening we feature a BRAND NEW ALBUM from an Icelandic group called Kaleo. Their latest Album entitled A/B was just released on June 10 2016. You will also hear a couple songs from Black Keys and the Outlaws. Listen. Enjoy. Download Free of Charge.
Tonight we feature the work of Brooke Candy - Grimes - Say Lou Lou and Lindstrom - The Dandy Warhols - TLC - Blue Foundation - Echo and the BM - Gene Loves Jezebel and the Cure. Download. Enjoy. Repeat.
This is one of my personal favorite shows. I listen to this podcast constantly. Check out classic and original songs by The Who . . . then hear recently released versions by modern alternative rockers . . . "They call it a Bargain . . . the best I ever had. . . "
This installment of 'Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio' originally aired in June of 2014 under the name "BBD - Black Panther Party." It is one of my favorite and most popular shows earning over 175hrs of plays and downloads. The first track "PaPa Power" is a song by actor Ryan Gosling, his friend Zach Shields and their Alternative band named "Dead Man’s Bones." Other acts featured in this show include: Foster the People, Matt & Kim, Little Daylight (Twice as Nice Remix), Parquet Courts, Good Shade, Bob Mould, Claire, Mowglis, Nina Simone, Roxy Music, Bobby Seale, Jimi Hendrix, Medgar Evers and James Brown.
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son
Grassroots: Temptation Eyes, Let's Live for Today, Midnight Confessions, Sooner or Later
Bob Dylan: Tangled Up in Blue, All Along the Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower, Voodoo Child
Sly and the Family Stone: If You Want Me to Stay
The Guess Who: Hand Me Down World
Three Dog Night: An Old Fashion Love Song
Janis Joplin: Summertime
Sam Cooke: A Change Gonna Come
Ronnie Spector: Be My Baby
We're featuring BRAND NEW music from Brian Jonestown Massacre (released just last week), plus great tracks (old and newish) from the Dandy Warhols. Also check out the film DIG! available free on YouTube about the tumultous relationship of these two bands.