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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Andrew Castro talks about his book "Overcoming Anxiety" recorded Sep 21st, 2018

Andrew Castro has been a full time professional musician in Sacramento for about 4 years now. Over the summer he took a break from writing and performing music to sit down and write his first book and most important project of his life. It's called Overcoming Your Anxiety for People on the Go. The title comes from not managing your anxiety but overcoming it. The book is short and concise, only a little over 100 pages. In our fast moving world he wanted to make something compact and easy to reference.

It was just released on Monday the 17th and since then has hit #1 for New Releases in the short self-help category on Amazon. It also was #9 in Kindle version and #10 in paperback version in the major category Anxieties and Phobias.

Jesse Deere shares an Awesome Playlist Sep 14th, 2018

We had him back in the studio for the whole hour. Jesse Deere returned with a bag full of new songs and artists he has found since his "Dead Wax" days. Jesse has a very good ear to spot new and insightful music. So the playlist is all his. Tune in for a vinyl-centric exploration of Americana, from classic country to roots rock and blues. Check out the playlist below.

Thank you Jesse

Brett Vaughn joined us in the studio, recorded Sep 7th, 2018

Brett Vaughn (of The Mindful ) uses his passion in music to "find meaning in an often meaningless culture". Brett says If experimentalism is defined as "the philosophical belief that the way to truth is through experiments and empiricism", then the Mindful aim to be a musical expression of this belief. Founded by Berklee College of Music alum Brett Vaughn, The Mindful plays with sounds, styles and musical approaches at will, making use of primarily rock and jazz influences while also offering funk and Americana vibes. Not merely instrumental-based music, Vaughn's colorful lyrics narrate a vast and varied display of songwriting prowess and discovery.

Cannabis and Music with Rob Read. Aug 31st, 2018

Rob Read joins us this week to talk to us about cannabis. Cannabis and music have a relationship so we also played some related music. Rob is the CEO of the F Street Dispensary in Davis which will open the end of September. Rob is a life long resident of Davis, I might even add a proud Davisitte. Listening Lyrics used the article "Use Weed To Listen To Music" by Andry Bourgue as a base of talking points. 

What Rough Beast fills up our studio - Aug 24th, 2018

LISTEN IN NOW as What Rough Beast creates magic with music - lots of fun and banter in this hour,  An exceptional fusion band. This very unique band is back with a killer new single "Some Odd Years" that will have it's debut on Listening Lyrics. The talent of each individual member shines through in their music. What does that mean, a depth of sound rarely heard. What Rough Beast is Sacramento based, but their sound is not limited to one geographic location. Members are:

Jon Shapiro - keyboards, Keith Filson - guitar,  David Martin - guitar,  Bryant Whaley - Bass,  Jesse Escobar - Hand percussion, Bob Gibeault - Drums, Mike Rice - Flute/saxophone.

Sam Nelson back in our studio, Listening Lyrics, Aug 17th, 2018

Listen now as we talk with Sam Nelson on his second appearance with us.. Sam Nelson is based in Sacramento. For Samual, music is the one thing that lets him truly live in the moment and feel catharsis. While performing his main goal is to express the truest meaning of the song.  Sam sings 2 originals in this hour both songs do the title of this show justice, check out those lyrics.  The last song Sam sings is a Nirvana cover "pennyroyal Tea" and he nailed it.

Easan Katir and his Guitar Friday July 27, 2018

Witty, clever and a touch of humor, Easan Katir visits Listening Lyrics.. His guitar playing is superb and boy, can he tell a story through song. Easan is a Davis, CA resident and happens to be a neighbor of mine. Why you might ask did I wait so long?  No longer will his talents be hidden from us. Professionally Easan Katir owns an investment management firm and serves as a director for a Washington DC-based NGO.   Musically, he once upon a time played professionally in Las Vegas at the Aladdin. He composed songs which won awards at the Hollywood song-writing competition.

Music on Canvas with Marilyn Rose Jul 20th, 2018

Listen now to a unique concept, as Marilyn Rose explains her passion to put the artist and the "sound" on canvas.

Since April, Marilyn has been connecting with as many local musicians as possible in local cities such as Roseville, Sacramento, and Davis. She gathers inspiration from their music while sketching and taking video, from which she creates 9x12” pieces. She doesn’t aim for a photographic likeness of either the musician or the instrument, but strives to express the spirit and passion that results from the interaction of the two.

Fifteen of these “portrait impressions” have been painted, with another 15 to go. Two or three larger, more formal portraits will be added to the collection, and all of the framed paintings will be unveiled at a reception at Watermelon Music in Davis, Nov. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m.

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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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