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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Davis Music Fest 2019 Review, Recorded Jun 28th, 2019

This week we present a review of the 2019 Davis Music Fest, playing songs from a variety of the bands that performed. Unfortunately, we cannot come close to touching all of the bands in a one-hour show. This hour of Listening Lyrics presents selections from the following acts:

The Big Poppies, King Dream, Ideateam, Jessica Malone, The Midnight Dip, The Philharmonic, Emily Day and the Knights, Boca do Rio, Topograf, Run River Cult, Ten Foot Tiger, Boot Juice. Pictured is Max Van Dyke of The Big Poppies.

Bad Mother Nature interview, Recorded Jun 21st, 2019

Keep an eye out for these guys, even better, treat your ears to BAD MOTHER NATURE. Listen in as we talk with all four of the band members

Bad Mother Nature, an original band formed in 2016, consists of guitarist/bassist duo Axel Ahrens and Corey Allred, pianist Ryan Allred, and drummer Jon McCann. Inspired by the classic rock titans of the 1960s and '70s, they balance driving guitar-riff work with the nuanced, progressive piano that allows their music to range from soft to rocking - often within the same song.

Their debut EP “Strange Weather,” featuring Colin Curtin on drums, presented a range of styles from the upbeat blues-rock Honey Rider, to the instrumental guitar piece Persephone, to the anthemic ballad I’ll Make You a Thief. UK rock magazine Fireworks profiled the album and the band.

Make No Bones in the Studio. Recorded Jun 7th, 2019

This musicians Got Talent, make no bones about that. "Make No Bones", born in Berkeley, CA.he has been playing guitar since he was 8 and singing since 10.

Make No Bones (A.J. Hicks) is an eclectic blend of folk, jazz, indie, and blues from Oakland, CA. Make no bones means to be who you are without making a big deal. Who ever is watching, who ever is listening, be yourself and Make No Bones.

You can visit Make No Bones here.   

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.

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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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