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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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.

Matthew Grasso and the 7-string guitar. Jul 6th, 2018

 Listen now as Matthew Grasso joined us with his extended play 7-string guitar. Mathew was joined by his son, Miyan Grasso who plays extended 7-string guitar, along with Mathew’s wife Aya Ueda a soprano, keyboardist, and choral conductor. They performed a few duos and trios. for us this very special hour.

Note: Playlist only shows recorded music not in the studio performances

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Comments

 

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.

Mesmerizing show Pieter. Gave me that moment of pause and allowed me to begin wrapping my arms around music and lyrics which will let calm settle in. An excellent compilation of wonderful words and sounds. Thanks.  

Love the new dimension and the seamless, feed-each-other, dimension it gives the program's back and forth banter. Great music selection and accompanying background info this week!

So good, so listenable, so smooth,and exactly my favorite style in music. Thanks Pieter and Alex.

 

What can I say; I LOVED THIS SHOW!

Additionally, I'll let you in on a secret, this was the first time that I listened to, not one, but two complete Rap songs -- and enjoyed them. :)

 

Loved the show and thoroughly enjoyed Cory. Tell him what Michael J Fox once said; "I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."  He was excellent.

the October 3rd show was way too short. What a mellow and superbly classy hour that just blew by. Thanks!

Opadirkjan

Kind words from a kind brother - thank you

Underground Grandpa rocks!!

Thanks ed

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