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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Church Signs this week on Listening Lyrics

This week Listening Lyrics does a little tongue in cheek. The glue of the show however is the music. Songs from The Black Crows, David Simon, The Chamber Brothers, Rosemary Clooney, Jimi Hendrex St. Vincent, Mdou Moctar and many more. A nice set of music will please your ears and settle your stomach.

The Wonder of Stevie: Listening Lyrics, April 23, 2021

Stevland Hardaway Morris (born Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known as Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. A prominent figure in popular music during the second half of the 20th century, Wonder is among the top ranks of successful songwriters and musicians. A virtual one-man band, his use of synthesizers and electronic musical instruments during the 1970s reshaped the conventions of R&B. He also helped drive the genre into the album era, crafting his LPs as cohesive, consistent, socially conscious statements with complex compositions. Wonder, often hailed as a genius, has been credited as a pioneer and influence to musicians of various genres, including rhythm and blues, pop, soul, gospel, funk and jazz.

The music around us in everyday items, on Listening Lyrics

This week Listening Lyrics plays tunes that include everyday nonmusical instruments, like the anvil. We open the show with a song (that you probably know) using an anvil.

Other songs use such items as a lighter, typewriter, chainsaw, elevator shaft, Coke cans, factory sounds, saws and wine glasses.

Listen and enjoy!

Billy D. Thompson Beats His Own Drum: The Interview, Feb. 12, 2021, on Listening Lyrics

Billy D. Thompson is a Sacramento-based musician, songwriter, and producer. He is active in the local music scene, performing and recording with several groups including The Gold Souls, City of Trees Brass Band, and Ten Foot Tiger.

Joel Daniel Explains the DIMI Musicians Grant, with a Lot of Local Music: Aired Jan. 29, 2021

The Davis Independent Music Inititive and the City of Davis are proud to announce a grant for $6,500 this year for a band or artist to make a new original musical work. Details are in this article. Please share it around to your friends/networks, and consider applying yourselves!

This broadcast features Joel Daniel answering  your questions regarding this grant. Joel also sings one of his original tunes, and we play songs from local artists throughout the interview. (See playlist for details.)

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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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