Listening Lyrics

Welcome to an hour of LISTENING LYRICS. Right here on KDRT 95.7FM in Davis, California. Listening Lyrics is a genre free zone - we feature the artist. What makes them do their thing. Listen to the hope and satisfaction in their voices. Listen to what only commercial free community radio can bring you. Close your eyes - open your ears - relax your mind. Join host Pieter Pastoor and co-host Jeanne Pastoor. Now lets enter, the mother of all that is music and lyrics and the human capability of producing art.
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Painted Wind In The Studio Interview, Recorded May 24th, 2019

"Painted Wind" with Nancy Northrup and Mel Bearns visits us with their musical gifts they love to share.

They are an Americana duo that is steeped in traditional folk, bluegrass, country and blues, with a passion for artfully crafted songs and vocal harmonies.=

Painted Wind was formed out of a trio formerly known as Hickory Hollar. Nancy and Mel found common ground across a panorama featuring many distinct artists and genres and came together with the shared passion of crafting new music, and deftly interpreting classic covers.

Patrick Van Dyke Talks Music and Community Radio, Recorded May 17th, 2019

This show was recorded during our 2019 spring fund raising week. Please consider giving to one hell of a community radio station. DONATE HERE KDRT.org

With Patrick in the studio we talked about live music and played some local bands. Patrick also stressed the impotance of communty radio in the arts.

Patrick Van Dyke can be seen all over Northern California as he absorbs and appreciates live music. So he is my guest this week as we explore his love of music and how community radio helps so many budding artists find a voice and a platform.

We played songs from The Big Poppies, Boot Juice, The Midnight Dip, The Nickel Slots, The Polyorchids and Khruangbin.

Harry Greer Follows a Path, His Path. Recorded May 10th, 2019

Harry Greer (HG) is an artist/musician and the founder of the Davis rebel art and music collective known as BRAINMELTER.

BRAINMELTER (at brainmelter.net) is a group of Davis natives dedicated to making Davis/Yolo a haven for the arts and to changing the world through hip art and sick music. Each of the Brainmelters have a completely different style and genre, which means that there’s definitely something for everyone. Hip hop, pop punk, folk rock, cringecore, hardcore, vaporwave, it’s all of it. The whole collective adds up to some fun and colorful local counter culture.

Jesse and Andy of The Outcome along with Michael Phillip Taylor recorded on May 3rd, 2019

Listen in now to the interview with Jesse Sizemore and Andy Dibben of The Outcome along with their recording producer Michael Phillip Taylor.

The Outcome’s unique brand of genre-bending music combines grooving backbeats, melodic bass lines, textural atmospherics, and searing guitar leads to produce the challenging yet palatable songs that define the band’s sound. This Sacramento quartet has made their mark by striking a balance between complexity and listenability. While exerting meticulous focus of their material, Jesse, Andy, Mike, and Quinn refuse to settle or compromise their standards for songwriting. Seeing their music as a catalyst for connection, The Outcome look for ways to bring imaginative new experiences to listeners that manifest emotions and provoke intrigue.

Josh & Amy Anne Kräge on Listening Lyrics, Recorded, Apr 19th, 2019

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“Husband and wife singer/songwriter duo Joshua and Amy Anne Kräge had been playing music in and around Sacramento for ten years before ever even meeting, let alone playing music together.  Filling in for members of the same cover band for a private event in October 2013, their first meeting was their first practice together for their first gig together; their first date was just a few days later, and they've been playing together ever since.

     Both members of too many bands to ever be able to list over the years, Amy and Joshua found common ground in versatility.  Amy has sung and Josh has played everything from opera to Steely Dan to '90s grunge to folk pop to roadhouse blues to '50s doo-wop to Chaka Khan-approved funk and more.  Currently also working together in chameleonic Sacramento pop/funk outfit The Pressure Lounge, they decided to make Love + Honey about the lighter side of the art of music, focusing on positive message and powerful melody in both their original songs and cover material choices.

     Equipped with ears for harmonies and hearts for lifting the spirits of whoever's listening, Love + Honey strives to be the brightest spot on the speakers of the collective world.”

Mikey LP and Mike Stoner talk music on Listening Lyrics. Recorded on Apr 5th, 2019

What a great talent, listen in as Mikey LP along with Mike Stoner talk and play music on this wonderful hour of community radio.

Mikey LP of “Mikey LP & The Krooks”, is a 6 piece line-up ( myself- acoustic guitar/keys/ lead vox, 2 female singers, bass, guitar, & drums) currently wrapping up a new album.

They have performed at many venues throughout the are

Mikey LP is the resident house musician at La Bonne Soupe Cafe in addition to - being a private music instructor (guitar, bass, drums, keys, vox) and is also the Musical Director of The Natomas Evolution ( a student ensemble that performs various tribute shows). As if that isn’t enough Mikey LP is involved in a variety of other projects including working as the pit orchestra guitarist for Sacramento Theatre Company's upcoming production of "Disaster- The Musical."

He grew up in the bay area, college at Sac State in 2001 graduated with my BA in 2006.

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hi peter,  i would like to shadow your show...so i hope it would be okay to watch you at work.  doctorvshow@hotmail.com or 608 515 2848  thanks reid.

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!

 

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

cheers

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 - 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. :)

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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