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.
Replays Monday 9-10pm, Sunday 11am-12pm
Live Friday 4-5pm
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Listening Lyrics with Michael Musial. Sep 9th, 2016

This week a local treasure visited Listening Lyrics. Michail Musial. He shows us American Primitive guitar playing and WOW did he ever. One fantastic hour

Although a classically trained pianist, and piano technician by trade, Michael's primary musical interest is playing guitar. His style is American Primitive, a genre pioneered by the guitarist John Fahey. He can be heard playing American Primitive covers, original arrangements of cover songs and a few original instrumentals as well. Originally from Pennsylvania, Michael moved to California in 2003 and currently lives in Vacaville, CA. Listen in as we learn about his passion, his music and his life. 

Here is a short clip of Michael in the studio https://youtu.be/3hWZ9QBup8g

 

Visit Michael at www.neesium.com                 

NOTE: playlist below only shows recorded music played on the program.

 

 

Listening Lyrics celebrates 50 years of Paul McCartney covers Aug 26th, 2016

It was 50 years ago today that Paul McCartney and the Beatles performed their last live concert in front of a paying audience. That was in New York City. To celebrate this event we are playing covers of McCartney songs within a very wide genre of musical tastes. Enjoy the hour now.

Nancy Northrup shines on Listening Lyrics Aug 19th, 2016

Singer-songwriter Nancy Northrup has been greatly influenced through the years by her country, gospel, and folk roots in Kentucky and Tennessee. Her Kentucky relatives were on the gospel circuit throughout the south as founders of The Edmonton Quartet. Nancy spent each summer traveling with them as they sang at gospel music events throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. They would pull a very young, wide-eyed little girl onto the stage in front of thousands of people to sing some old time gospel...and that little girl's life was changed forever. Nancy is also related to the founding members of the down-home southern rockabilly group, The Kentucky Headhunters.

Alexander Hamilton VS protest songs Aug 5th, 2016

The broadway musical Alexander Hamilton is a huge hit. The younger generation has grabbed on to this amazing story told in a rap/hip hop way. It's really about protest and in America we have not stopped protesting. So today's show I will play some known and not so well known protest songs from around the world. I think we all know that the voice of protest runs deep in song.  The following description is from the site https://musictodiefor.wordpress.com/50-greatest-protest-songs/

(link is external). Some but not all of the songs were also selected from this site

The Big Poppies on Listening lyrics Jul 8th, 2016

Both Winters, CA and Davis, CA are home to some very fine musicians. When you combine the talent of these two towns a powerhouse of music springs forth. Meet THE BIG POPPIES. The Big Poppies are a four piece blues rock band from Davis, CA. All of their original songs pull from a wide variety of genres that make each song different and interesting. While inspired by Jazz, Funk, Folk, and Classic Rock, The Big Poppies unify their sound with groove and jams and powerful vocals. Listen in as the Big Poppies talk about their new CD and play some live tunes for us. Follow The Big Poppies on their Bandcamp page.

Seth Cooper on Listening Lyrics Jun 17th, 2016

Local talent continues to impress and this week's guest was no exception. Born and raised in Woodland, CA, Seth Cooper, the lead singer and instrumentalist for indie band Alamo Merchant, swoons in high falsetto and rumbling baritone to script tragedies ripped right from the silver screen.  Whether it be the idolization of the disco era or a cold, meditative drive through the blizzards of West Texas, Cooper's stories convey a sense of farm boy wit and wonder with the world at large. Listen in as Seth performs some of his original music.

All Listening Lyrics shows are live on Fridays from 4-5PM (PT) on KDRT 95.7FM. For those outside the listening area, the show will stream live online at KDRT.org . Vist Listening Lyrics on Facebook.

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Comments

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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