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august first – on october first

September 24, 2011

at mad river glen

It’s been one crazy month, for sure. I left my job of seven years as the classical Director of Programming at Vermont Public Radio on September 9th. It was hard to do. There were so many things left to be done, and goodbyes to say to too many great friends to count.

You’d better believe every one of those special friendships is coming with me.

For the new chapter I’ve accepted a position in Boston, working as the Music Director of WGBH-Classical New England. So, since the 9th, my days have been consumed with packing, cleaning, organizing, and using every means possible to come up with a place to live in the city. No luck yet on that but I think I’m finally getting close – you can imagine it’s not easy with cats.

My writing here has necessarily slowed down too for now, but that won’t last – just wait ’til I get to Boston!

Along with all the moving stuff, another thing I’ve been working on recently is getting everything together for my upcoming show at August First bakery in downtown Burlington. I committed to doing it last June, and decided to follow through with it even after the Boston opportunity came up and my whole world began to change quite suddenly. This will be my first solo show(!) and I’ve picked out a wide selection of fall-inspired images for it: leaves, cows, horses, …Vermont at its beautiful best.

I hope you’ll be able to stop by sometime during October. You might want to make it a Friday night – that’s flatbread night at the bakery with a flat price for all you can eat of their eclectic, fresh, interesting offerings. A coffee date would be nice too, maybe in the mid-afternoon when the golden light is just right and the bakery’s own signature blend can take the edge off the new autumn chill.

Oh yeah, and – you didn’t really think I’d pass up a prime chance to make a poetry connection here, did you? You know me better than that. If you wonder where the name of the bakery comes from, it’s inspired by the typically touching Hayden Carruth poem of the same name. Which also explains the ubiquitous geraniums on the bakery’s windowsill…all the more reason to love August First and support its vision.

Here’s a preview of some of the pictures in the show, you’ll have to see the others in person. Come on by!

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playlist #114 (5/10/10)-spring fever!

May 10, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #114 – oooooooooooooooEEE!  ‘Nuff said.
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Francisco Aguibella: Makin’ Whoopee / Ochimini / CuBop 42 – (CUBA) * RIP Francisco Aguibella – died in LA at 85 last Friday
Hayden Carruth: Valentine / A Listener’s Guide / Copper Canyon Press 3 – (USA)
Ingrid Lucia & the Flying Neutrinos: Violent Love / Hotel Child / AO! 2000 – (N’AWLINS)
The Denver Dub Collective: DJ Nikki / Purple Dub / http://www.denverdubcollective.com 2009 – (USA)
Yerba Buena featuring John Leguizamo, Celia Cruz & Les Nubians: Sugardaddy / Follow Me / Wrass 194 – (USA)
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Alicia Villareal: Soy Lo Prohobido / Soy Lo Prohobido / Universal 440 014 824 – (MEXICO)
Penny Fuller (reading D.H. Lawrence): Terra Incognita / Poetic License / GPR 2010 – (USA) *NEW*
Jursino Cayetano: Balandria (I Will Get Married) / Paranda / Stonetree 18 – (GUATEMALA)
Stan Getz & João & Astrud Gilberto: Girl from Ipanema / Getz/Gilberto / Verve 314521414 – (BRAZIL)
Barrio Activo: Chica Mistica / Barrio Activo / self-produced – (CUBA/USA)
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Sibèba : Bötò’i (Fertility Rite) / Hijas del Sol / Intuition Music 3178 – (EQUATORIAL GUINEA)
Angélique Kidjo: Congoleo / Oyaya! / Columbia 89053 – (BENIN)
11 Acorn Lane: Le Sexe Au Téléphone / Painting Coconuts / http://www.11acornlane.com 2009 – (FRANCE)
Hanny: Sexo, Dinero, y Fantasia / The Voice of Cuba / Mr. Bongo Recordings 8 – (CUBA)
Sunshiners: Modern Love / Sunshiners / BMG 2006 – (OCEANIA)
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Lenny Bruce: Psychopathia Sexuales / Burlesque / GLAB! Records 2 – (USA)
Lillie Mae Kirkman: He’s Just My Size / Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops / Columbia 46783 – (USA)
Johnny Adams: Body & Fender Man / Room With a View of the Blues / Rounder 2059 – (N’AWLINS)
Katie Webster: Red Negligee / Two-Fisted Mama! / Alligator 4777 – (N’AWLINS)
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Papichulo Crew featuring Shadow/Shantall: Tu Quieras / Sexy Latin Beats / Axucar 90011 – (MEXICO)
Francisco Forró y Frevo: A Marcha da Calcinha / Chico César / EMI 217615 – (CUBA)
George Abdo and his Flames of Araby Orchestra: Raka Mustafa (complete belly dance routine) / Belly Dance! / Smithsonian Folkways 40458 – (SYRIA, etc.)
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Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band: When the Bed Breaks Down, I’ll Meet You in the Spring / Bongo Rock / Mr. Bongo Recordings 43 – (USA)
Aldo Romano: So In Love / Chante / Dreyfus 34805038886 – (FRANCE)
Tom Archia & His All-Stars: Fishin’ Pole / Eat to the Beat / Bear Family Records 2006 – (USA)
Georgia Carr: Let’s Close the Door / Hip to the Jive 2 / Sonic Scenery 708021 – (USA)
William Clarke: Bedroom Boogie / Groove Time / A lligator 4827 – (USA)
11 Acorn Lane: Le Sexe Au Téléphone (Redial Remix) / Painting Coconuts / http://www.11acornlane.com 2009 – (FRANCE)

playlist #73 (6/1/2009)-Festival previews, jazz poetry, new world music

June 2, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #73 – 6/1/09 – Previews of the Discover Jazz and Waterfront Festivals; classic jazz poetry, and new world music.
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ / (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Jack Kerouac: History of Bop / Readings on the Beat Generation / WordBeat 90044 – (USA)
Will Bernard w/Andy Hess, John Medeski & Stanton Moore: Gonzo / Blue Plate Special / Palmetto 2008 – (USA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival on Tue. 6/9, 10pm: * http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … ernard.php *
The Funkees: Akula Owu Onyeara (Don’t Beat the Madman) / Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues, 1970-1976 / Sound Way 9 – (NIGERIA)
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Utia: Danza Ritual / Eterno Navegar / World Village 498024 – (BRAZIL)
Kronos Quartet: Tanburi Cemil Bey / Floodplain / Nonesuch 518349 – (SAN FRANCISCO/TURKEY) *NEW*
Buddy Guy featuring Eric Clapton: Every Time I Sing The Blues / Skindeep / Silvertone 734316 – (USA) * At the Burlington Waterfront Festival w/Bettye Lavette on Thu. 7/9: http://celebratechamplain.org/content/view/175/123/ *
Langston Hughes: The Story of the Blues / The Voice of Langston Hughes / Smithsonian Folkways 47001 – (USA)
Tiris: El Leil, El Leil (The night, the night) / Sandtracks / Sandblast 1 – (MALI)
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Anat Cohen & The Anzic Orchestra: Cry Me A River / Noir / Anzic 1201 – (USA/ISRAEL) * Opening the Discover Jazz Festival this Friday night w/Esperanza Spalding: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … alding.php *
Esperanza Spalding: Ponta de Areia / Esperanza / Heads Up Int’l 3140 – (USA/BRAZIL)
Blue Asia: La Yeu Cua Tung Yeu-Samba de Janeiro / Hotel Vietnam / King Record Co. 961 – (JAPAN)
Sarazino: Ecos de Radio Iguana / Ya Foy! / Cumbancha Discovery / (N/A) – (ALGERIA/MONTREAL) * NEW – preview: to be released in August *
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The Baileys: Rocky Road to Dublin / A Song For Ireland / Toucan Cove 1105 – (IRELAND) *NEW*
Alicia Villareal: Insensible A Ti / Orgullo de Mujer / Universal B0006605 – (MEXICO)
Oreka Tx with Mongolian musicians: Lauhazka / Nomadak Tx / World Village 469085 – (SPAIN/MONGOLIA/MOROCCO) *NEW*
Pato Banton & The Mystic Roots Band: Stay Positive / Positive Vibrations / PB 2007 – (UK/JAMAICA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival World Music Tent on Sat. June 13th @ 5: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … ulture.php *
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Anat Cohen: J Blues / Notes From the Village / Anzic 1302 – (USA/ISRAEL) / * Opening the Discover Jazz Festival this Friday night w/Esperanza Spalding:
http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … alding.php *
Hayden Carruth: “Sure” Said Benny Goodman / Hayden Carruth, A Listener’s Guide / Copper Canyon Press 3 – (USA)
The Russ Spiegel Orchestra: Number One / Transplants / Ruzztone Music 1001 – (USA) *NEW*
Johnny Mercer: Strip Polka / Those Were Our Songs / Capitol 535774 – (USA)
Sandra Sandia: La Marisol / Sandra Sandia / http://www.sandrasandia.com 2008 – (USA)
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Kimi Djabaté: Fatu / Karam / Cumbancha Discovery – (GUINEA-BISSAU) * NEW – preview: to be released in July *
Constance Amiot: L’étourderie / Fairytale / Tôt Ou Tard 2007 – (FRANCE)
Al Young: Lester Leaps In / In Their Own Voices / WordBeat 72408 – (USA)
Grace Kelly: I’ll Remember April / Mood Changes / PAZZ 16 – (USA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival on Tue. 6/9, at 8:30pm: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … ekelly.php *
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