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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The Bumptet rocks Listening Lyrics on KDRT Sep 30th, 2016

Listen now with the BUMPTET in the studio. The Bumptet is a high-octane mix of funk and jazz with a jamband mentality.  Their music regularly launches into epic, improvisational sojourns, but not at the expense of arrangements and execution.  The group includes some of Sacramento’s finest musicians including Arlyn Anderson, guitar – Barry Eldridge, drums – Andre Fylling, keys – and Jonathan Stoyanoff, bass.  The Bumptet is currently in rehearsal for an upcoming EP, which will feature new compositions and concepts the group has been working on.  They are also performing in residency at Shine in Sacramento every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in an effort to build a scene for funk-fusion music.  

Ryan Scott Long "Drum Talk" Sep 23rd, 2016

Drummer/composer Ryan Scott Long continues his life long fascination with music that's led him to study drumming and improvisation with Scott Amendola, Simon Lott, Hamir Atwal, Joshua Smith & William Woodley and many other greats.

With his forward-thinking approach powering what may be an exciting new style of drumming, there's a bright future in store for Ryan as he continues to make his mark.



Ryan has recorded/played with Mike Sopko(Bill Laswell, Dosh), Thomas Pridgen(ex The Mars Volta), Vir McCoy(Hamsa Lila, ex Mickey Hart Band), Michael James Booker, Sam Johnson Band, Beforia, Limnus, Scott Barkan, Delphi Freeman, Anna Borja, Joshua Smith(ex Peter Rowan) & many more. 

Most recently Ryan released “Just Like We Used To” with his band BroJazz in May of 2016. BroJazz features Ryan on drums, Ben Wallace-Ailsworth on bass and renowned saxophonist Joshua Smith. Oz Fritz describes BroJazz as “a shapeshifting experiment in postmodern jazz that can change course from a heavy, industrial, noisy, trance groove to soft, light, sweet, delicate, waterfall melodies in the blink of an eye; spin your sensibility 180 degrees then drop you off back home with lyrical tenderness and a wink and a smile.”

His accomplished unit Booker Long Duo released a self titled EP on November 3rd, 2015 and is available on all major digital distribution sites. The EP features Grammy Award-Winning drummer Thomas Pridgen & guitarist Mike Sopko on “The Chance”. Their self tilted EP marks the second release from the band. Together Booker and Long fuse original compositions, well thought out arrangements of covers they enjoy, and explorative improvisations that keep listeners wanting more.

Ryan is proficient in jazz, rock, funk, Latin, hip-hop, and many more styles. Ryan has toured all over the country.

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

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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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