Claire Elise Boucher is the EDM musician, composer and producer also known as Grimes. Art Angels is perhaps her most impressive effort making many top 5 lists for Album of the year in 2015. Electric Dance Music . . . kinda infects your soul . . . and is definitely contagious . . .
This week we build on our theme of the "Beauty of Randomness." All bands on today's show begin with the letter "B" yet the overall set is very well balanced with performances by B.O.B, Bad Suns, Badly Drawn Boy (two songs), Bananarama, Bang Gang, Belle and Sebastian, Benjamin Clementine and Brian Jonestown Massacre. Beauty can be found everywhere . . . even with Bands whose names begin with "B" . . .
This weeks show is programmed entirely via artificial intelligence . . . also known as the "random music" button on my IPhone . . . with technology this advanced . . . can killer robots be far behind . . . ? Stephen Hawkins warns they may be on their way. This afternoons musicians include : U2, Iggy Pop, M83, Oasis, Lisa Loeb, HelloVenus, Chromatics, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Frank Ocean, the Four Tops, ELO and Foster the People. Yeah. Pretty Damn Cool.
Acoustic Masterpieces - Volume 1, “Lion’s Roar” - First Aid Kit “Blossom” - James Taylor and Carole King “So Far Away” - Carole King and James Taylor “Machine Gun Kelly” - James Taylor and Carole King “Up On The Roof” - Carole King and James Taylor “Cosmic Love” - Florence and the Machine “Drumming Song” - Florence and the Machine “Hurricane Drunk” - Florence and the Machine “Wayfaring Stranger” - Jack White “Am I Born to Die” - Tim Eriksen “Lady Margret” - Cassie Franklin “Idumea” - Sacred Harp Singers
This is the newly released soundtrack of a film directed by Daryl Hannah (yes That Daryl Hannah) for Netflix entitled "Paradox." Neil Young and Willie Nelson are at their best. Call it what you will. I call it Americana Roots Perfection.
Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio salutes Columbus Youth Boxing. Sincere thanks to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department for all their good work in our community. This afternoon we offer interviews from the Barack Recreation Center intercut with musical conversations with the late, great Muhammad Ali. We also congratulate the 2018 Columbus Boxing Legends including: Tony Cupe, Bill Dynamite Douglas, William C. Hodge, John Johnson, Hilmer Kenty, Steven U. Scarver, Troy Speakman, John Summerall, Edward Williams, Lee Williams and Forest Winchester. Opening Track is "Ready for the Fight" by The Young Punx. Closing song is "Take Care of Business" by Nina Simone.
Come to Barack Recreation Center (580 East Woodrow Ave / off Parson's Avenue) on February 17, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm to meet/greet legendary Boxing Champions and also to watch 12 rounds of Boxing (all ages, girls/boys, women/men). Tickets are $10 adults / $5 kids. Proceeds go to supporting Barrack Recreation Center Boxing Room and Travel Team.
Today we celebrate the singular life of the enormously talented South African musician, vocalist and composer . . . Hugh Masekela. He is joined by friends Miriam Makeba, Letta Mbulu, the Zulus, Dianne Ross and the Supremes. Download. Share. Enjoy.
Happy Holidays to those of every religion . . . or no religion at all. This Christmas Eve we present "Handel's Messiah Parts 1 & 2" (including the Hallelujah Chorus). Stay warm, safe and happy . . . while remembering . . . and working to help . . . those who are not . . .
This week we celebrate songs from the Jewish, Christian and Islam traditions. Greeting and much respect to my colleagues and friends from Jewish Family Services, Muslim Family Services, CRIS Columbus Refugee and Immigration Services, Barrack Recreation Center and Marysville Reformatory for Women.
Songs of Love & Longing from Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. This afternoon's musical artists include: Nelly Furtado, Nina Simone, AKDong, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Asa, APink, Say Lou Lou & Lindstrom, Jessie Ware, Kate Bush, Fiona Apple, Maude Maggart, GFriend, Dolly Parton.
French Actress and Singer Charlotte Gainesbourgh has just released one of my favorite albums of 2017. You've seen her films including Jane Eyre, Les Miserables, 21 Grams and Melancholia. Her latest collection of tracks, primarily in French, are lovely, innovative and artful. Is "Rest" the best album of the year ?
Sergei Prokofiev received a commission from the Moscow Children's Theatre in 1936 to write a symphony for children. The result was the globally renowned "Peter and the Wolf." This afternoon's show is narrated by David Bowie.
Today we proffer the first act of the English Language Opera "Nixon in China" written by John Adams (libretto by Alice Goodman). This opera tells the story of Richard Nixon's trip to China in 1972 which helped reverse decades of hostility between our two nations.
Later in the show we present "The Red Detachment of Women." This was the Chinese ballet/symphony/opera presented to Richard and Patricia Nixon during their visit. It tells the story of Wu, an oppressed female peasant who is beaten by her landlord and left for dead. Wu revives, escapes to the mountains and joins the "Red Detachment of Women" who return to overthrow the landlord and liberate her village.
As the situation on the Korean peninsula deteriorates, these works are presented in the hope that listeners will reflect upon the hardship caused by national antagonisms and promote relationships of mutual trust and benefit, particularly with those with whom we disagree.
This afternoon we offer a full hour of Puerto Rican Musicians including: Pirulo y la Tribu (New voice of PR Salsa), Daddy Yankee (Reggaeton Cool), Jennifer Lopez (PR Pop Princess), Vaya Con Dios (Big Ballads) and Tito Puente (Classic Salsa). Our thoughts are with the proud and undefeated people of Puerto Rico as they rebuild their island paradise in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Puerto Rico Rises !
Blues legend Willie Dixon presents his original tracks made famous by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Gil Evans, Allman Brothers Band, The Doors and Cream.
"Back Door Man" ,
"The Seventh Son" ,
"I Ain’t Superstitious" ,
"You Shook Me" ,
"I’m Your Hoochie Cooche Man" ,
"Little Red Rooster" ,
"The Same Thing" ,
"Spoonful by Willie Dixon" ,
"Spoonful (Jazz Version by Gil Evans)" ,
Parisfal was the final (and some think the finest) Opera written by Richard Wagner. For many years it was only performed at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre in Bavaria. Both the opera and the composer are highly controversial. Check it out yourself and let me know what you think.
Seal (a.k.a. Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) came onto the music scene in the 1980's. His first breakout album was released in 1991 and simply titled "Seal." Since then he's sold over 28 million records world wide. Tonight we offer many of his lesser known acoustic, live and soulful tracks. Some are rare versions of his most beloved songs. Others are artful covers of standard soul songs. Feel free to download copies of this podcast from WCRS or my personal website (www.BigBarkingDog.com).
SEAL - RARE, LIVE AND SOULFUL
“Prayer for the Dying”
“It’s a Man’s World”
“Life on Mars”
“I’m Still in Love with You”
“Let’s Stay Together”
“Kiss from a Rose”
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Evans and friends explore modal jazz in "Kind of Blue." This sublime composition from 1959 is widely recognized as one of the best selling, most respected Jazz albums of all time.
Arguably the best selling world music album of all time, "Buena Vista Social Club" reunites Cuba's most venerable musicians, many of whom were active in the 1930's, 40's and early 50's. This album was produced in 1996 in Cuba by Ry Cooder and inspired a film of the same name by Wim Wenders. I strongly encourage you to search Youtube for "Buena Vista Social Club." You'll discover a trove of excellent music videos. Download. Share. Repeat as needed.
CLASSICAL MARAT - ALTERNATIVE SETS - VOLUME 1
Layla - "Smokestacks"
The Black Keys - "Turn Blue"
Bleeding Dream - "Waking Rainbow"
Blondie - "Winter"
Blue Oyster Cult - "Don’t Fear The Reaper"
Brian Eno - "Here Come the Warm Jets"
Bob Mould - "I Don’t Know You Anymore"
Brian Johnstown Massacre - "If Love Is the Drug"
Chromatics - "In Films"
Claire - "Broken Promise Lands"
Cocteau Twins - "Iceblink Luck"
Crystal Castles - "CrimeWave"
This week we offer the soundtrack from the 1938 film entitled "Alexander Nevsky" directed by Sergei Eisenstein and scored by Sergei Prokofiev. This brilliant composition marries soaring choral with a deeply emotive orchestration. The film tells the story of a 13th Century invasion of Russia by the Teutonic Knights and their subsequent defeat by Prince Alexander Nevsky. In actual fact . . . coming immediately before WWII . . . it presages the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union and their subsequent rout.
Acoustic Masterpieces - Volume 1,
“Lion’s Roar” - First Aid Kit
“Blossom” - James Taylor and Carole King
“So Far Away” - Carole King and James Taylor
“Machine Gun Kelly” - James Taylor and Carole King
“Up On The Roof” - Carole King and James Taylor
“Cosmic Love” - Florence and the Machine
“Drumming Song” - Florence and the Machine
“Hurricane Drunk” - Florence and the Machine
“Wayfaring Stranger” - Jack White
“Am I Born to Die” - Tim Eriksen
“Lady Margret” - Cassie Franklin
“Idumea” - Sacred Harp Singers
Legendary Jazz from the late 1950's and 1960. This show features Blossom Dearie and the Dave Brubeck Quartet (with Paul Desmond). We play the entire "Time Out" album including the iconic jazz piece "Take Five." Share the link. Download. Enjoy.
SOULFUL SONGS - Volume 1
"Midnight Train to Georgia" - by Gladys Night and the Pips
"I Try" - Macy Gray
"I Say a Little Prayer" - Aretha Franklin
"Sarah Smile" - Hall and Oates
"She’s Gone"- Hall and Oates
"One of a Kind Love Affair" - The Spinners
"When a Man Loves a Woman" - Percy Sledge
"Destination Anywhere" - The Commitments Soundtrack
"A Change is Gonna Come" - Sam Cook
"Just the Two of Us" - Bill Withers
"Lovely Day" - Bill Withers
"Tupelo Honey" - Van Morrison
Con Te Partiro” - Time to Say Goodbye - Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli,
Skylark - KD Lang,
Then I heard a Bachelor’s Cry - Benjamin Clementine,
Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers,
Lovely Day - Bill Withers,
They Say It’s Spring - Blossom Dearie,
Joga - Bjork,
Vaporize - Broken Bells,
December - Collective Soul,
Come Undone - Duran Duran,
Mandrake Handshake - The Brian Jonestown Massacre,
Mozart - selection from Requiem in D Minor
Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio is changing formats from Alt/Indie to Classic, Opera, Jazz and World Music. Tonight we are pleased to present "Requiem in D Minor" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This was his final composition before he died on Dec 5, 1791 at the age of 35. Download the podcast free of charge. Share the link with your friends.