Listening Lyrics

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Replays Monday 7-8pm, Tuesday 12-1pm, Saturday 4-5pm

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Each one-hour show centers around a theme and plays music to contribute to the theme, or features interviews with local artists to hear their music and/or listen to music that might have inspired them. Do not let the name fool you, this show is all about music--Listening Lyrics plays the tunes that have creative and outstanding lyrics, mostly in the jazz and singer/songwriter genre. The show is hosted by Pieter Pastoor, who as a poet has a good ear for meaningful lyrics. Pieter's co-host is Jeanne Pastoor, who is known to ask those insightful questions that keeps this show in fine-tune mode.

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Listening Lyrics Apr 18th, 2014 with FEATHERWEIGHT

Featherweight is an American "rock" band based in Sacramento, CA. I put the word rock in quotes because these young musicians are more than rock. They have a unique capacity to create a rich sound around their writing capabilities. The vocals in their music are a rare gift that grab your ears. A fusion of sound that has earned them the respect in the music scene in Northern California.

 

Visit them at http://featherweight.fm

LOOK & LISTEN to a small clip of the in studio action - http://youtu.be/Gs2Jr5yU97E

Listening Lyrics Apr 4th, 2014 with THE SPOKES

ALERT - ALERT ---This was my first live radio broadcast from the TV studio and we had some audio issues - Start listening at the 6:25 mark of the audio. The music comes through very well after that the interview part is a little low on volumn - I do apologize.

Still it was a great show ( THE SPOKES were awesome) wraped up by a wonderful performance by Uncle Peter.

A short YouTube video of both performances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ue3TVaUB9U&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Listening Lyrics Mar 28th, 2014 The SPANGLERS and some AUSTIN, TX sounds

 

Austin, TX is the LIVE music capital of the world. Well Jeanne and I spent a few days there and this show is all about the hottest LOCAL AUSTIN bands. So take a listen and step into Austin, TX with us for an hour of great sounds. Helen and Tim Spangler of the SPANGLERS will join us.

Short video clip of the SPANGLERS performing in the KDRT studio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc6_BdYBUus&feature=youtu.be

visit the SPANGLERS at https://www.facebook.com/HelenTimSpangler

 

Listening Lyrics Mar 21st, 2014 with Alicia murphy

LISTEN NOW - Alicia Murphy is a singer-songwriter from San Pedro, CA. She sings her all-original songs with a fierce rhythm guitar, a kick-drum, and unexpected harmonies. Alicia recently released her It Is and It Isn’t EP, produced by multiple Grammy-winning Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers) and Ran Pink atFonogenic Studios in Van Nuys, CA.

Alicia ‘s performances range from girl-and-her-guitar to full rock band. Most often she performs as a folky duet with her sister Sé Reed, who provides harmonies and light percussion.

Listening Lyrics - Mar 14th, 2014 with ROBERT KENNEDY

Robert Kennedy is a drummer supreme. Lives in Davis and shared with us a story about his cat. Robert introduced us some of his music favorites. So be prepared to hear some fine jazz along some fine banter.

Robert has also started drawing so that tells all of us he lives in the right side of his brain. This was a fun hour

You can visit Robert on his web page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004795471546

Listening Lyrics Mar 7th, 2014 guests THE SMOKE SHOVELERS

This is one of those FUN shows - great music and great banter. Listen in, listen now for this special hour.  Acoustic duo The Smoke Shovelers have spent a few years now sneaking around the periphery of the Davis/Sacto circuit entertaining friends and family at barbecues, honey-extracting parties, coffee-roasting sessions, campfire jams, film-festivals, back-patio birthdays, front-porch hoe-downs, New Year’s celebrations, and every once in a while planting themselves in front of microphones for a paying audience in more traditional musical venues. Davis music veterans Roger Kunkel (Thin White Rope, Acme Rocket Quartet) on mandolin, guitar, banjo, and fiddle, and Rusi Gustafson (Curbfeelers, Acme Rocket Quartet) on guitar, banjitar, and harmonica, lend their two-part harmonies to both original tunes and an up-ended grab-bag of folk, bluegrass, and country-rock covers ranging from The Statler Brothers and John Prine to The Replacements and The Velvet Underground.

Listening Lyrics Feb 28th, 2014 with MOTHER FALCON

Listen in as we talk and hear this one eclectric group of fine musicians. Mother Falcon began as a jam session among a group of high school cellists eager to break out of the classical repertoire that predominated their musical training. Since then, the band has evolved as an organic collective of classically trained young musicians determined to push their artistry into new musical territory.

Receiving as many accolades for their intimate chamber performances as for their electrifying club shows, Mother Falcon has crafted a signature soundscape by blending rock, jazz and hip hop rhythms with swirling horns and strings that alternately lead and support equally inventive vocal arrangements. In addition to violins, cellos, saxophones, and trumpet, the band includes piano, accordion, banjo, and bassoon.

Mother Falcon has worked with composers Jherek Bischoff, Graham Reynolds, and Peter Stopschinski, and has performed collaboratively with Amanda Palmer, Raul Midon, Tony Trischka, Ben Sollee, Kelli Scarr, Gary Lucas, and Christopher Cross, among others.

 
More info about Mother Falcon at http://motherfalconmusic.com
Listening Lyrics Feb 21st, 2014 Guest Joaquin Feliciano

Singer songwriter Joaquin Feliciano's performances burst with energy, humor, emotion, and wisdom. As a child, Joaquin studied piano, voice, music theory, and composition. However, the only strong feeling he remembers from that time was: “Please, do NOT let me screw this up!” It took over four decades of living for him to appreciate fully the gift his parents gave him and come to an understanding of music, and especially live performance, as conduits for healing, transformation, and personal growth. Drawing inspiration from local artists like Jackie Carroll and Mike Justis, he bought a guitar, learned some chords, started singing, and pretty much hasn't stopped since. Augmented by his engaging storytelling and his spare acoustic guitar style, Joaquin's original and cover songs include early and contemporary folk and cowboy music, love songs, and leaving songs that speak about the sorrow, joy, pain, absurdity, and learning that accompany life's major and minor transitions. As he describes it: “perfect music for a contemplative Saturday afternoon…at your psychotherapist’s office.” Along with local guitarist and piano tuner Michael Musial, Joaquin recently took over co-hosting the monthly open mic night at RootStock in Winters, CA - http://www.rootstockgifts.com/Pages/default.aspx They are both enjoying giving back to the community by providing a venue for musicians and performers of all types to meet and share their art with each other.

So listen in for the whole hour - now on KDRT

A short clip of Joaquin in the studio on youtube here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6-4AdQH_L4&feature=youtu.be

 
 

 

Listening Lyrics Feb 14th, 2014, the VINYL show

What a surprise - my guest this week had to cancel. So an opportunity presented itself. This created the vinyl show. The past few months I have found some sweet vinyl LP records that are just itching to be spun. We started of with the SACRED MUSHROOM, a Cincinnati group in the false60's. Blues mixed with the Grateful Dead was their awesome sound. 

But listen up - this is one eclectic hour. So TUNE in.

Listening Lyrics Feb 7th, 2014 with Stelth Ulvang of THE LUMINEERS

An interview with STELTH ULVANG.  With Stelth and also performing was Abe Abraham.  Stelth is the keyboard guy in The Lumineers, but wait, he also does vocals, plays the guitar, saxaphone, flute and much more. So find out what makes this multi talented individual tick. Stelth did a week of small west coast shows to bring (in an intimate setting) selection of songs that he is writing for a new CD.

http://thelumineers.com

or visit Stelth on his facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/StelthUlvang

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19 Comments

Robert Kennedy interview

Since this was a teaching show where I was the student - may the student share?

Screaming Jay Hawkins: His most popular song was "I put a Spell on you". But, my personal favorite and much less known was: "You Put a Spell on Me." Definitely a blast from the past.

Best recent drummers: please add Levon Helm from The Band to the list, he dramatically changed the role of the drummer in a band.

Luciano Pavarotti: He passed in 2007. However he recorded a show for PBS along with Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo titled; The Three Tenors (and as luck would have it I caught it on our local PBS statation - again - just a week ago). Magnificent!

 

Kennedy show

Great comments Dirk - Thank you. Robert is a guy that has great musical taste - all this from a very young man. 

cheers

The Vinyl show

Definitely one fine show Pieter & Jeanne. It was hearing the eclectic mix of music which brought on a rush of memories. Notably, Phillip Glass’ “Open the Kingdom” made me think on my personal favorite Glass piece, the score to the film; Powaqqatsi. As an aside, having a grandchild with Aspergers I remembered listening to an interview with Music Critic, Tim Page who revealed that after being diagnosed as having Aspergers realized that it was Glass’ minimalist focus on each individual note/sound which had him absolutely love Glass’ works; listening by the hour and eventually seeking a career in music. At the time I heard that interview it proved to be just the right positive “punch” I needed while reflecting the future opportunities for my own grandchild.  The wonder of music is indeed powerful.

thanks

Thanks - we had fun putting it together.

Once I get all of your albums cleaned up - I'm doing a show on your collection. I think I'll call it Vinyl - one mans trash reaps another mans treasure. :)

RICHIE LAWRENCE show

More dobra, more acordian, more piano, more 'silky' voiced lyrics, more Richie Lawrence. Great show!

Spangler show

If I lived in the Davis area I'd chase these two around to every one of their gigs. What a find!

Dallas themed show

Surely this was a relaxing hour complete with great banter and music. All that was missing was for all of us sitting around with some after dinner Port and maybe a fire in the fireplace as the conversation carried on.

You and Jeanne were so right about the old 78s and their scratch bringing something special to the listening experience. The occasional totally 'dead' moments found on CDs are almost jarring.

Justin Cox show

Loved Alpert's opening & Justin's closing bumps.

Had I realized just how wonderfully mellow this show was I would have listened in the evening with a cup of caffeine free Peppermint tea and my feet up on the table. As it was, listening in the morning, it was still one I was gald I did not miss.

Chris Clark

Just discovered that I am never too old to learn -- this week Chris Clark opened up a whole new pathway leading to a greater appreciation of and the enchantment of jazz.

Thanks for having Chris Clark on the show Pieter.

listener in Israel

 

Pieter!!! I was listening to few of your shows today.
First- this is high quality stuff!!!! I was blown away!!! great music, great interviews, great ideas for the show. I'm a fan!!!!
Secondly- You two have great communication there. 
Third- for me, it is just brilliant to be able to listen to you two. Your voice sounds so familiar. It feels like sitting with you in the same room. You sound so calm and I just LOVE it.

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