Mountain Mama Holiday

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … home grown and headed into the holiday season

1) O Holy Night, Winterbloom 3:52
2) Silver Bells, Mindy Smith 3:16
3) Carol of the Bells, The Benders :40

Winter Trees by William Carlos Williams
All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

4) Baby It’s Cold Outside, Leigh Nash featuring Gabe Nixon 3:16
5) Winter Wonderland, Bob Dylan 1:53
6) Sleigh Ride, Jonny Mathis, 2:15
7) Deck the Halls, The Roches, 2:10
Sonnet in the Shape of a Potted Christmas Tree
by George Starbuck
O glitter-torn!
Let the wild wind erect
bonbonbonanzas; junipers affect
frostyfreeze turbans; iciclestuff adorn
all cuckolded creation in a madcap crown of horn!
It’s a new day; no scapegrace of a sect
tidying up the ashtrays playing Daughter-in-Law Elect;
bells! bibelots! popsicle cigars! shatter the glassware! a son born
while ox and ass and infant lie
together as poor creatures will

The Grapevine Christmas Sounds

The Grapevine jumps into Santa's sleigh and hits the road for it's annual Christmas Holiday broadcast. From Dr. John to Pearl Bailey to The Temptations and more, it is there for the listeners of KDRT to (hopefully!) enjoy as we near the end of 2009. Check out the "Recent Playlists" side of this web page for more musical details.

And, as always, thanks for supporting KDRT!

Have A Merry Christmas!

Rod "Mo-Ho-Ho" Seanko

Davisville airs Gene Parsons interview as its most popular 2009 show

The current edition of “Davisville” is a rebroadcast of the program’s most popular show of 2009--an interview with Gene Parsons, a later member of the 1960s/70s rock band the Byrds.

Parsons, who lives in Mendocino County and played a show at the Palms in southeast Davis in the 1980s, sat for a phone interview with "Davisville" host Bill Buchanan in March. The program, aided by Byrds fans who learned about the interview via social media, logged several hundred downloads and listens before it was timed out of the KDRT archives in September.

“Davisville,” a talk show that largely focuses on Davis people, events and issues, is broadcast on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., and on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. New programs air every other week. The Parsons interview is dated Dec. 7, 2009, in the “Davisville” archives at KDRT.

Davis Voice featured on Speakeasy

The Davis Voice topic of next "Speakeasy'
Kemble Pope is the guest on the Dec. 9 edition of "Speakeasy," a local talk show that airs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM in Davis. The show is also streamed live and archived at

Pope, editor of The Davis Voice blog, discusses the relatively new community blog, its focus and how community members can get involved.

Hosted by Autumn Labbe-Renault, Speakeasy features profiles of people doing positive work in Davis and beyond.

Amy Goodman event a success!

On Nov. 20, noted journalist Amy Goodman shared with a capacity crowd at UC Davis her unique perspective gleaned from 13 years hosting “Democracy Now!”, as well as selections from her new book Breaking the Sound Barrier (Haymarket Books, 2009). I’ve long admired her work, so it was a thrill to meet her and to hear her resounding support for our community’s independent media outlets. I also enjoyed meeting Denis Moyihan, who's worked with Amy for years on the show and column, and edited this most recent book.

Goodman appeared the same night as students were occupying Dutton Hall on campus. She called one of the students up to the podium to share her story, and what a moment it was for the young woman named Sarah. Goodman also called independent, local media outlets such as Davis Media Access and KDVS “oases in a sea of corporate media monotony.” Much was made that night of Davis, a small city with two radio stations, PEG access television, a community network, daily community and campus newspapers, and the “best in the nation” Davis Wiki. Goodman noted that Davis is nationally recognized for its work in media activism. It was a proud moment for me.

Pacifica Coverage of House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearings on Afghanistan

On December 2nd, regularly scheduled programming will be pre-empted by the House Foreign Affairs Committee 12-2009 Hearings on Afghanistan. Mitch Jesserich will host live coverage of the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday with testimonies about Obama's Afghanistan plan: Sec of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullin This committee has several anti-war members on it including Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee and Ron Paul.

Upcoming Classical Holiday Concerts

1. "A Baroque Christmas", with the Sacramento Baroque Soloists on 12/5/2009 at 8 pm and on 12/6/2009 at 3 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal church in Midtown Sacramento. Go to for more more details and to purchase tickets. Included in the program will be works by Lully, Biber, Bach, Schutz, and Corelli's "Christmas Concerto". A concert of seasonal instrumental favorites played in an intimate setting on authentic baroque instruments.

2. "Voyages Musicaux-Carols from Distant Lands", by the Vocal Art Ensemble on 12/12/2009 at 7:30 pm at the Woodland Presbyterian Church, 12/13/2009 at 2:00 pm at the Sacramento Trinity Cathedral, and at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Davis, also on 12/13/2009. Go to for more information and to purchase tix. A concert of seasonal vocal works presented in a choral setting with beautiful harmonies.

The Golden Road Celebrates 50 Years...In Style!

Tune in to KDRT, and The Golden Road show 7 - 9 pm on Sunday, November 29 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of dancing on & with the good Planet Earth (and some of the finer intergalactic regions!) by the show's host. It's a Once-In-A-Lifetime event that will surely delight the senses and remind us all that........"What A Long Strange Trip It's Been"!

UC Davis Protestors Arrested: Shannon Harney, standing in solidarity with those arrested, speaks with KDRT

Still waiting to be processed on November 20, Shannon Harney and others stand in solidarity at the Yolo County Detention Center with those arrested at UC Davis on November 19. Listen to her give an update on their condition, what happened at Mrak Hall and what issues are still unresolved. Click and Listen below: