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
Podcast

David Jacobin with Ella Ré, May 19th, 2017

Listen now as David shares with us through his lyrics, music and conversation. David Jacobin 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 and listen at https://davidjacobin.bandcamp.com (link is external) or on facebook (link is external). David was joined in the studio with Ella Ré on the fiddle

Jai Patel talks about MassFlow. May 12th, 2017

Conjur up an image around the word MASSFLOW and see what your mind comes up with. On this show Jai Patel will share with us what that word means to him and the artist community in California.  Massflow is an experimental platform dedicated to exploring creativity in its various forms. Our name parallels the philosophy of the Dao or “Way” and embodies the principles of effortless action and spontaneity. We proudly provide a stage for artists and creatives through our website and art+music shows put on throughout California. We are a website, event coordinator, original content producer and DIY brand - stay curious. www.massflow.org

Gabe Reynolds steals the show on Listening Lyrics May 5th, 2017

Listen now as we spend an hour with Gabe. Gabriel Reynolds is one of those musicians that when he plays he is in the moment. He also creates that moment. His love and choice of instruments are guitar, mandolin and viola.. Hailing from Davis and now also a student at UC Davis he says he is so invested in music at this point there's no backing out. His music spreads his love to friends and family.

Neil Heaton shares his passion, music Apr 28th, 2017

Sharing your passion and the ability to articulate it well made this hour with Neil a delight. He can sing, he can play, he can compose. Neil Heaton is a pianist from Davis, California.  As influenced by jazz virtuosos as he is alternative auteurs, his music attempts to find the common ground between rock, jazz, pop, and hip-hop. That description is exactly why his compositions are a delight. Listen in as we talk with and listen to Neil. Vist and listen to Neil https://neilheaton.bandcamp.com.

Dirk Hamilton in the studio Apr 14th, 2017

California raised Dirk Hamilton is our guest this week. I am really looking forward to this episode of Listening Lyrics as we dig into some of the lyrics of his songs. Dirk will appear at the Palms in Winters, CA Saturday  April 15, 2017. You ca visit Dirk at www.dirkhamilton.com.  (link is external)

Dirk: “I began playing guitar and singing songs when I was 8 years old. I was writing stories and poems before that. I always thought of the two activities as completely different and separate -- writing was ‘serious’, playing and singing was ‘fun’. Then I discovered Dylan and learned that songs could be just as deep as the best poetry. It was an epiphany! At that moment I knew what I wanted to do with my life.”

25 songs about the future of music - Mar 24th, 2017

LISTEN NOW  "This is what we talk about now, the music-makers and the music-listeners both. Not the fine details of genre and style — everyone, allegedly, listens to everything now — but the networks of identity that float within them. Maybe decades ago you could aim your songs at a mass market, but music does not really have one of those anymore. Artists have to figure out whom they’re speaking to and where they’re speaking from. The rest of us do the same. For better or worse, it’s all identity now."*   Listening Lyrics  included a Davis native NEIL HEATON and his new release "These Times" - hear it here http://neilheaton.bandcamp.com/track/these-times"

  *Nitsuh Abebe is a story editor for the NYT magazine.

Lorena Andrea brought a whole bunch of "pop" to Listening Lyrics Mar 10th, 2017

Lorena Andrea is an English and Spanish pop singer-songwriter.

She plays guitar and piano, and she writes her lyrics by drawing from her everyday life experiences and dreams. Although she also enjoys other genres, her main influences are pop singers, like Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jessie J, Adele, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor and many others. She performs regularly with her band, Lorena Andrea and the Saints, at local fairs and festivals in and around her hometown of Davis, CA. She has also been invited to sing the National Anthem for her local NBA basketball team the Sacramento Kings.  Visit her at http://www.lorenaandreamusic.com

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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.

 

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.

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