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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Listen in, a $10K grant for Davis musicians, plus special guest Joel Daniel, on Listening Lyrics

Joel Daniel joins us this week to review the 2022 Davis Independent Music Initiative and City of Davis grant to a Davis-based musician. For more details, visit the DIMI grant page. Plus we have music from Boot Juice, Lillian Francis, Joel Daniel, Racquetbangers, Max Riley, and Stompin' Tom Connors.

Most played songs in Ukraine this week, and much more, on Listening Lyrics for Feb. 18, 2022

Ukraine has been in the news for weeks now. Let's see what are some of the most-listened-to songs are this week, on the radio, in Ukraine.

Plus music from the Alex Jenkins Trio, Boca Do Rio, Giant Rooks and AnnenMayKantereit, Gang of Youths, John and Yoko Lennon.

'Murder Most Foul,' by Bob Dylan -- an analysis, on Listening Lyrics, Jan. 7, 2022

On today's progam, Listening Lyrics plays "Murder Most Foul" and spends a little time analyzing the song. This is done by means of playing some of the music Dylan mentions in the song.

From Wikipedia: "Murder Most Foul" by Bob Dylan is the 10th and final track on his 39th studio album, Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020). It was released as the album's lead single on March 27, 2020, through Columbia Records. The song addresses the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the context of the greater American political and cultural history.

The song, Dylan's first original music released since 2012, generated an enormous amount of commentary. At 16 minutes, 56 seconds, it is the longest song he has released, eclipsing 1997's "Highlands" by 25 seconds.

Pieter is back in the studio, oh my -- on Listening Lyrics, Dec. 17, 2021

Yes, your Listening Lyrics producer was back in the studio. With one heck of a show. 

Songs by Nils Petter Molver, Brotherly Mud, Ekimi, The Beatles, The Trials of Cato, Fairport Convention, and even a tune written by Charlie Chaplin. Some holiday stuff, a song about Thomas Paine, and so much more. It's the last show of the year, so hope to see or hear you all next year.

Happy holidays, merry Christmas, and all the best for 2022.

Photo by Ron Lee

KDRT was named best in the nation. Let's celebrate with music, on Listening Lyrics

Earlier this year, KDRT won a 2021 Hometown Media Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Community Media Foundation. Station representatives accepted the award for “Overall Excellence in Community Radio” at a virtual ceremony on June 30, 2021.

So Listening Lyrics is celebrating with music, including a song by Davis band Boot Juice.

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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.

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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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