I was in the bank today and a middle-aged, hip-looking Tip's-in-the-'80s sort of couple was waiting by the teller for a long time. The bank radio was playing an '80s station quite loud. I couldn't help but overhear them:
Man: Is that Pat Benatar?
Man: How long is this going to take?
Woman: Ugh, I don't know.
Man: Well, nobody's looking. Go over there and switch it to OZ.
As anybody who has ever listened to my show, I loves me some mardi gras & it's music.Unlike christmas music, I think mardi gras music should be heard all year long ! I will be peppering all of my february shows with anything & everything mardi gras ! And it won't stop 'til Super Sunday ! I will find any excuse to play Mardi Gras Music.
The Krewe du Vieux Mardi Gras parade rolls past the WWOZ studio on the evening of Saturday, February 7th. Tonight, WWOZ presents an audio preview of the parade with music representing each subkrewe of the parade. Co-hosted by Keith Twitchell, the Krewe du Vieux's parade program guide editor, (Le Mond du ...
Yes indeed, I am doing another birthday show. This for Snooks Eaglin born January 21st, 1936 - I will be playing music from as far back as the 1950s (solo, with Sugar Boy Crawford et al) up until his Black Top recordings. Somewhere along the way, I might even dig up a live in-studio performance by Snooks joined by the EOTU - Tain't it the Truth.
Two big Washington, D.C. events were the musical motivation for this show:
(1) DC resident, Link Wray, was celebrated with Link Wray Day today, January 15th, and (2) Barack Obama's DC music listening days begin next Tuesday, January 20th.
This show will be quite a balancing act. For one, I will be dedicating the show to the memory of Cayne Miceli, who passed away last week at the age of 43. Cayne loved New Orleans music as well as the rich Mardi Gras Indian culture of New Orleans.
WWOZ Alumnist Michael Dominici will be back in New Orleans for Mardi Gras hosting 3 shows on WWOZ.
Join Mike as he sits in on the Kitchen Sink Shows for Double A and A.J. (who are sitting in for him) on Wednesday, February 18th and 25th. He sits in for David Kunian on Tuesday, February 24th (Mardi Gras Night).
Tomorrow Jan. 13th we'll be getting you ready for the big Danny Barker festivities this weekend with a special 100th birthday salute to Danny. Danny was born on Jan. 13th, so why should we wait for the weekend? We'll feature his work with Cab Calloway, Henry "Red" Allen, Blue Lu Barker and some rare Danny recordings from the early sixties as well as his later Orleans recordings.