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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Neil Heaton discusses his new album. Recorded Jan 18th, 2019

Neil Heaton discussed his new project called "Limits and Rituals".  He can sing, he can play, he can compose. Neil Heaton is a pianist from Sacramento, California.  As influenced by jazz virtuosos as he is alternative auteurs, his music attempts to find the common ground between rock, jazz, pop, and hip-hop. That description is exactly why his compositions are a delight. Listen in as we talk with and listen to Neil. Vist and listen to Neil https://neilheaton.bandcamp.com.

Jessica Malone in the KDRT studio interview - Jan 11th, 2019

We interviewed Jessica Malone about her new album "Jessica Malone Live" playing some songs from the CD and also she performed  a few live for us. Jessica Malone is an award winning singer/ songwriter who was raised in the tall mountains of far northern California. Her original music evokes a sense of wanderlust, self-discovery, positivity and moving forward. On Jessica's latest release, "The Waiting Hours" EP, drums, upright bass, violin, acoustic & electric guitar accompany her powerful and soothing vocals. Her raw and unfiltered approach to folk/ Americana songwriting creates music that will take you back in time, while her heartfelt lyrics will keep you rooted in the present.

Adam Block discusses his new CD "LIGHT". Recorded Dec 21st, 2018

Adam Block been involved with the local Sacramento music scene for 20+ years. he graduated from Berklee College of Music.  He has played throughout the East and West coasts with various bands, and briefly toured the South. His music is a blend of electric and acoustic exploration inspired by various musical styles such as blues, jazz, country, classical music, and flamenco. Today with Adam we discused his latest CD "LIGHT". 

Juan Miranda in the studio, recorded on Nov 30th, 2018

We covered a lot of topics with this very special guest.

Juan Miranda is a recent Ph.D. of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with an emphasis in Performance Studies from the University of California, Davis, focusing in Spanish, Southern Cone and Latinx Literature, Cinema and Culture. He is a radio host for KDVS 90.3’s Correveydile (Every other Monday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), an associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Spanish and Portuguese Review, and an activist in various non-governmental institutions. In addition, he is a writer (including the plays ¡Mama! Grandes Funerales and The Karma of Fools), actor (La Fronteriza Theatre Company; La Poltrona; The Art Theater of Davis), and a performer in the Sammy award winning musical project group Bomba Fried Rice.

Juan and Listening Lyrics encourage you to read Julio Cortazar's book, "Todos los fuegos el fuego" (All Fires the Fire) (1966) as discussed on this broadcast.

The Big Poppies in the studio, recorded Nov 2nd, 2018

This was EPIC.  The Big Poppies are one of northern California's favorite bands and were in the studio with us. (In the studio 2/3rd of the Big Poppies, Chris Preston and Max Van Dyke). Their music is contagious with a heavy influence of blues, rock and throw in a bit of funk. Their stage presence is electrifying. If that is not enough, all of the band members are spot on talented musicians. Influences include the likes of Vance Joy, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., The Black Keys, Daft Punk, just to name a few. On this show we will focus in on their new CD release

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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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