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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Sam Nelson Shows His Singing/Songwriting Skills. Recorded Oct, 2019

Sam Sancho Nelson has a hobby that is flourishing into a profession. His singing and songwriting shows a depth that leaves you in awe. Lyrics and composition grabs the listener. The diversity of his material keeps the your ear wanting more. This was one fine hour of time spent with a wonderful human being.

In addion we spun some tunes from Adrian West, Jesse Harris and The Polyorchids. See playlist below for details.

David Jacobin Shares His Passion , Recorded on Sept 27th, 2019

Listen now as David Jacobin shares with us through his lyrics, music and conversation. David writes music to reflect the times, searching for beauty, joy, sadness and truth. He hopes that the songs he writes will help inspire people to create a better world for all it's inhabitants. Visit David at davidjacobin

 

"Big Ben" Huseby in the Studio - Recorded Sep 20th, 2019

Ben Huseby is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and entertainer, performing in genres that span country, blues, folk, traditional jazz, and modern pop. He performs as a solo loop artist under the moniker Big Ben, fronts the cover band Big Ben and the Brians on vocals and guitar, and fronts the traditional Dixieland band Big Ben and the Bay Area Ramblers on vocals and trombone.

Ben, a trombonist with the U.S. Air Force Band since 2011, has been stationed with the Band of the Golden West at Travis AFB since 2018. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Africa as an active-duty musician, and has performed countless times for ambassadors, international dignitaries, and civic and military leaders, including the president of Estonia and former President Obama.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Minot State University in North Dakota, and a master’s in music education from the prestigious Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. Find him on Facebook @BigBenMusic, on Instagram @big.ben.music, or at www.bigbenmusic.net

Joel Daniel Shares His Music and Story. Recorded Sep 13th, 2019

Joel Daniel - listen in now 

Joel is a longtime resident of Davis, California.  In his twenties he started a band with his closest friends called Shayna and the Bulldog ("SatB") (https://shayna.bandcamp.com/), an Americana / Indie Rock band. They made two albums together and played hundreds of shows throughout the Western and Southwestern US.  

Somewhere along the way, Joel started a children's band called, The Hoots, (www.hootquarters.com).   For this project, he's written four albums of material, won countless awards - including: a Parent's Choice Award - sold many records, and played hundreds of shows.  Joel started producing an educational children's video series called, Hoot Quarters, starring an owl, who thinks he knows everything, but doesn't, and the The Hoots, who help said owl, Oliver, along the right path. 

Recently Joel started writing some new "grown up" music.  In the summer of 2019 he started to play these songs out in public.  They are the first songs he would consider to be solo songs - outside of The Hoots -that he has written and performed.  He hopes to record them in the coming months and play them out in a more band oriented context in the near future. 

Social Links:      https://www.facebook.com/joeldanielmusic

Cedar Cady, Live in the Studio, Recorded on Sept. 6th, 2019

Cedar Cady spent the hour with us. Cedar is a Davis native and at a young age fell in love with the violin. Cedar talks about his life with music and his passion for playing. Currently he plays in and around the Sacramento area either by himself or with several groups that he adds his musical touch to. Listen in as he explains the difference between a violin and a fiddle. Cedar also played two live numbers for us. The playlist below lists the selections we played. Music that Cedar enjoys and inspired him.

Jeanne Pastoor: Now it's My Turn, Aug. 30, 2019

Jeanne Pastoor, longtime co-host of Listening Lyrics, shares her story. The experience of growing up in New Jersey, listening to The Great American Songbook tunes, and visiting Broadway musicals, has stayed with her throughout her life. Listen to a remarkable selection of songs. See playlist below.

Listening Lyrics is also available as a podcast on most podcast apps. ENJOY.

Frank Fox His Life and Doo Wop, recorded Aug 23rd, 2019

Born on a mountain top , no no Brooklyn Brownsville East NY, raised on Jewish , African American and Latin music from the moment my ears were aware. Founder and vocal arranger for Frankie and The Fabletones, , acappella ensembles AKA, Spirit Feel, Full House, Doo Wop after Dark. Back in the 20th, hit recordings of Unchained Melody and Gloria and novelty versions of Hello Dolly and High Noon, with Vito and The Salutations. Been singing ever since i can recall, love to sing everything but especially the blues. Singing harmony instructor since 1956- in Davis since 1983, classes at Learning Exchange Experimental College Davis Art Center, currently pursuing a new career as a KDRT DJ.

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Comments

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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