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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Trains and train songs recorded on Amtrak's Coast Starlight, on Listening Lyrics

Everybody loves a good train song -- so that's what's happening this week (Nov. 12) on Listening Lyrics, as recorded on Amtrak train No. 11, the Coast Starlight.

Trains are used in so many metaphors in music and art -- listen to the sampling collected here. Check out the playlist and enjoy the train ride -- ALL ABOARD!

Local bands are back live: Gold Souls, Boca Do Rio, Big Sticky Mess, and Adrian West, featured on Listening Lyrics

Hooray! Slowly the local music scene is coming back to life.

This week (Oct. 29) on Listening Lyrics we feature the music of four local bands that have gigs this weekend: The Gold Souls (pictured), Boca Do Rio, Big Sticky Mess and The Adrian West Band. Also in the playlist are some tunes to bring this hour to one heck of a close.

Clone of Lost Then Found, Guitars of Jimmy Page, Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Frampton and The Guess Who

Incredible stories of guitars lost or stolen for up to 45 years and then returned to their owners. Featuring four stories that involve Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Peter Frampton (Humble Pie), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and Randy Bachman ( Guess Who).

Pictured is Peter Frampton and his guitar that was destroyed in a plane crash  (or so he thought) and returned to him 30 years later.

Lost, then found: Guitars of Jimmy Page, Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Frampton and The Guess Who, on Listening Lyrics

Today on Listening Lyrics (Oct. 22) we have incredible stories of guitars that were lost or stolen for up to 45 years, and were then returned to their owners. These four stories involve Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Peter Frampton (Humble Pie), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), and Randy Bachman ( Guess Who).

The photo shows Frampton and his guitar that was destroyed in a plane crash (or so he thought), and was returned to him 30 years later.

Masks, personas and music, on Listening Lyrics

Covid started and we ended up wearing masks. I really never owned a mask before but now I have a box of them in the house and many more in my car. So of course I had to do a show on masks -- not only the type I have in my box, but the masks we wear to present ourselves to the world or to hide behind.

Great songs will take us on the musical journey of masks.

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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. :)

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.

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.


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