Listening Lyrics

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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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Karma Loading with Didar Singh, recorded Feb. 28, 2020

Karma Loading is a folk-rock group featuring original tunes by Didar Singh Khalsa. The smart lyrics and catchy  tunes make this band a unique, fun live experience. Their appearance on Listening Lyrics captures a bit of that.

The members are Didar Singh Khalsa (singer, songwriter, lead guitar), Jane Thompson (bass), and Tobias Wehrhan (drums).

The City of Davis and Music, Recorded on Feb 21st, 2020

Hey, Davis musicians, this is a must-listen for you. Joel Daniel received his grant last year, and he and the city want you to know about it. Here it is, in Joel's words:

1) With the aim of bettering the quality of music that comes from Davis, I applied for a grant that I hope will impact it over many years to come. I have called it the Davis Independent Music Initiative (“DIMI”). The main parts of the grant are:

First, over the next few months, I will host a free and public series of talks aimed at songwriting and the process of recording and marketing a work. These will take place at Repower Yolo and will be hosted by Bike City Theater Company. This will be the first Wednesday in April (executive production), the first Wednesday in May (songwriting) and the second Wednesday in June (publicity/promotion). I hope this will be an opportunity for musicians of ALL levels to network, and to start to think about how to better their work.

Gabe Lewin in the Studio Live, Recorded on Jan 31st, 2020

Listen in now as Gabe Lewin is joined by vocalist Lane Suaraz.

Gabe Lewin started singing about the time he learned to walk. He picked up the guitar at 13, or 60 years ago, and then 15 years after that he took up the harmonica. His first professional stage appearance was in 1965 at The Troubadour in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In South Africa he learned a wide variety of musical styles, including very old, very new, and original songs. He learned old folk standards, new folk tunes, reggae tunes, bluegrass, and even a few classic rock and blues tunes.  The common thread is that all have real melodies!

Adrian West in the Studio, Recorded Jan 17th, 2020

Adrian West spends the hour with us in the KDRT studio. Listen now to his musical abilities.

His sound is original acoustic rock that sounds like Paul Simon meets Dave Matthews meets Talking Heads. His band also features vocal harmonies, guitar, electric violin, bass, drums, sometimes an alto sax, and a bit of live “looping.”

Born and raised in Montreal, Adrian is an exciting performer. A gifted vocalist, he moves effortlessly between guitar & violin, sometimes using live looping to add layers of sound and intrigue to his songs. With a knack for language that's simple yet poetic, he's not afraid to tackle difficult topics in his songwriting. "Safe Streets" tells an allegory about police violence, "Close Your Eyes" laments the beauty bias that pervades the mass media, and "Senses" entreats you to appreciate your senses while you can. But Adrian doesn't take any of this stuff too seriously; his lyrics are infused with a sense of hope and a touch of whimsy.

What You Did on Jan. 4, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. (recorded Jan. 10)

On Saturday Jan. 4, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (San Francisco time), Listening Lyrics spied on some  friends and acquaintances and recorded what these folks where listening to at that time. The result is quite a mix of music, and a fun hour. The listeners were Connor Pastoor, Casey Groat, Brad Elliot, Karin Pastoor Hulsebosch, Thomas Bjorkroth, Billy P. Thompson, Ben Simmons, Evan Daly and Kevin Welsch. This was all done through the courtesy of Spotify. Enjoy!


Broken Glass Live in Studio, Recorded on Dec 20th, 2019

This show was a blast and totally awesome - what a great way to end 2019. 

Broken Glass, formed in December 2018, are 8th-graders who practice in their drummer’s garage. Performing at small gigs and school events, the band started by playing cover songs, and was soon creating originals. They play a variety of genres, but most often stay within the wider rock style. The members are Alexander (keyboard/vocals/guitar), Alden (guitarist),  Everett (bass), and Oscar (drums)

See playlist for details of the songs that inspired the individual members.

Spirits & Music & Yolo County, Recorded on Dec 13th, 2019

Spirits, music and a county named Yolo. Anita and Jeff Boone and their two sons did something most of us dream about. Some years ago the family sat on their patio having a drink and talking about what kind of business would be fun for the whole family to get involved in. That led to Patio29 a spirits company in Winters, CA where the whole family is involved in creating whiskey and many other spirits from locally sourced grains and fruit. Jeff started as the distiller creating the magic of spirits but now his oldest son casts his spell on the process. In the charming tasting room a soft background of music relating to spirits is played, in fact the playlist is over 400 selections. We spent the hour talking shop and music so listen in. 

The Power of Music, Recorded on Dec. 6, 2019

This week's show had two guests: Sue Butler from Southern California, and David Pollock from Portland, Ore. Each answered the questions below. We played the songs and talked a bit with them about our favorite topic: MUSIC. Here is what Sue and David  came up with:

1. Has a particular song ever moved you into action?

Sue  - The Rose, David  - The Times They Are A Changing

2. Has a particular song ever moved you to tears?

Sue  - White Cliffs of Dover, David  - Wonderful Tonight

3. If you could send one song into space for beings to hear in the far distant future, what song would that be?

Sue  -What’s Going On, David - You Can’t Always Get What You Want

4. What is your go to “feel good” song?

Sue  - Wake Me Up Avicii, David - Satisfaction

5. What song would you like played at your celebration of life?

Sue  - Always Look on the Bright side, David  - It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

**See Playlist Below For Details**

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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!


Kind words from a kind brother - thank you

Underground Grandpa rocks!!

Thanks ed

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