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 as he sends color to your ears. Now lets enter, the mother of all that is music and lyrics and the human capability of producing art.
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Adrian West in the Studio, Recorded Jan 17th, 2020

Adrian West spends the hour with us in the KDRT studio. Listen now to his musical abilities.

His sound is original acoustic rock that sounds like Paul Simon meets Dave Matthews meets Talking Heads. His band also features vocal harmonies, guitar, electric violin, bass, drums, sometimes an alto sax, and a bit of live “looping.”

Born and raised in Montreal, Adrian is an exciting performer. A gifted vocalist, he moves effortlessly between guitar & violin, sometimes using live looping to add layers of sound and intrigue to his songs. With a knack for language that's simple yet poetic, he's not afraid to tackle difficult topics in his songwriting. "Safe Streets" tells an allegory about police violence, "Close Your Eyes" laments the beauty bias that pervades the mass media, and "Senses" entreats you to appreciate your senses while you can. But Adrian doesn't take any of this stuff too seriously; his lyrics are infused with a sense of hope and a touch of whimsy.

What You Did on Jan. 4, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. (recorded Jan. 10)

On Saturday Jan. 4, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (San Francisco time), Listening Lyrics spied on some  friends and acquaintances and recorded what these folks where listening to at that time. The result is quite a mix of music, and a fun hour. The listeners were Connor Pastoor, Casey Groat, Brad Elliot, Karin Pastoor Hulsebosch, Thomas Bjorkroth, Billy P. Thompson, Ben Simmons, Evan Daly and Kevin Welsch. This was all done through the courtesy of Spotify. Enjoy!


Broken Glass Live in Studio, Recorded on Dec 20th, 2019

This show was a blast and totally awesome - what a great way to end 2019. 

Broken Glass, formed in December 2018, are 8th-graders who practice in their drummer’s garage. Performing at small gigs and school events, the band started by playing cover songs, and was soon creating originals. They play a variety of genres, but most often stay within the wider rock style. The members are Alexander (keyboard/vocals/guitar), Alden (guitarist),  Everett (bass), and Oscar (drums)

See playlist for details of the songs that inspired the individual members.

Spirits & Music & Yolo County, Recorded on Dec 13th, 2019

Spirits, music and a county named Yolo. Anita and Jeff Boone and their two sons did something most of us dream about. Some years ago the family sat on their patio having a drink and talking about what kind of business would be fun for the whole family to get involved in. That led to Patio29 a spirits company in Winters, CA where the whole family is involved in creating whiskey and many other spirits from locally sourced grains and fruit. Jeff started as the distiller creating the magic of spirits but now his oldest son casts his spell on the process. In the charming tasting room a soft background of music relating to spirits is played, in fact the playlist is over 400 selections. We spent the hour talking shop and music so listen in. 

The Power of Music, Recorded on Dec. 6, 2019

This week's show had two guests: Sue Butler from Southern California, and David Pollock from Portland, Ore. Each answered the questions below. We played the songs and talked a bit with them about our favorite topic: MUSIC. Here is what Sue and David  came up with:

1. Has a particular song ever moved you into action?

Sue  - The Rose, David  - The Times They Are A Changing

2. Has a particular song ever moved you to tears?

Sue  - White Cliffs of Dover, David  - Wonderful Tonight

3. If you could send one song into space for beings to hear in the far distant future, what song would that be?

Sue  -What’s Going On, David - You Can’t Always Get What You Want

4. What is your go to “feel good” song?

Sue  - Wake Me Up Avicii, David - Satisfaction

5. What song would you like played at your celebration of life?

Sue  - Always Look on the Bright side, David  - It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

**See Playlist Below For Details**

The Loose Threads play and show their stuff, recorded Nov. 15, 2019

Check out that picture: The Loose Threads hard at work and in total concentration.

The band blends the raw energy of American rock from years gone by with acoustic blues, country, and soul. The members are:

  • Joanne Adams - vocals and percussion
  • John Bologni - vocals and rhythm guitar
  • Arash Ansari - lead guitar
  • Gabriel Gee - bass

Listening Lyrics Explores The Music Of Jesse Harris, Recorded Nov 8th, 2019

A song/writers song writer Jesse Harris. This program explores the music of Jesse Harris

Originally from New York City, Jesse Harris is a Grammy Award winning songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer of artists from all over the world. He began making records in the mid 90s with Once Blue (EMI Records), his first group and first experience writing for another singer. Since then he has worked with dozens of artists and released 14 albums under his own name. His latest album, Aquarelle, recorded in Lisbon, was released in 2018.

In 2003 Harris received the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year for Norah Jones’ breakout hit “Don’t Know Why,” from her debut album, Come Away With Me, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It includes four other of his compositions: “Shoot The Moon,” “One Flight Down,” “I’ve Got To See You Again,” and “The Long Day Is Over.” He plays guitar throughout the recording.

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StnrKrew on Listening Lyrics - Hip Hop, Recorded Nov. 1, 2019

The Hip Hop group StnrKrew showed up a little late, but arrived at the 14:30 minute mark. It was a great hour and includes an original rap song performed live.

StnrKrew Music is four artists who love hip hop and a variety of old rock 'n' roll type music, growing up in Las Vegas and different parts of California. DocSinister, JetLagg, MoonChild, and DaVinciiHendriXX have come together accompanied by good friend Dj Morfintime to recreate and reignite the fire in lyrical, punchline, battle rap-style BARs, putting rhythm and raw words together as one to exceed the level set by previous rap legends. With idols such as MacMiller, Tupac, Biggie, Eminem, and so sooooo much more, the bar is set very high!

Listening Lyrics Features Greg Johnson: Songwriting & Software. Recorded Oct 25th, 2019

What a fascinating hour. Songwriter Greg Johnson displays his art and explains his tools. Song writing is knowing music and having a knack for lyrics. Greg explains his best songs are authentic and real. One of his "instruments" he uses is a software program called "Band In A Box", and boy does he know how to use this. Greg has been in song writing workshops with renowned song writer Steve Seskin and is active in the songwriting scene both locally and nationally. Listen in to some of Steve's songs soundcloud

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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. :)


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 7:01am

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.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 5:07pm

the October 3rd show was way too short. What a mellow and superbly classy hour that just blew by. Thanks!


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 2:58pm

Kind words from a kind brother - thank you

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:33pm

Underground Grandpa rocks!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:40pm

Thanks ed

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