Live Tracks

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Live Tracks highlights a wide range of live musical performances, from early 60s rock to modern rockabilly, from blues to bluegrass.  The program frequently features local performances recorded and mixed here in Davis by host Jim Buchanan.

Hunter Thompson is credited with the expression "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."  Welcome to the pro shop!  "Always look on the bright side of life." [Monty Python, 'Life of Brian'].  We make up the rules about how to feel.  "No one here gets out alive."  [Sam Clemens]  Too soon?  "I'm working hard, at the art, of doing nothing." [Mumbo Gumbo]   I'll be back.  See that you are, too.  "As always, live simply, love generously, and be kind." [Moseanko]    Peace.

The program Live Tracks began broadcasting on KDRT September 30, 2004.  As of March 2020 there have been 592 unique programs produced.

 

 

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Live Thursday 7-9pm
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Live Tracks for 7:00pm on May 7th, 2020

  Original airdate April 30, 2015.  

  This episode features an excellent 17+ minute jam by Achilles Wheel recorded in Auburn, California in 2011.  Only fitting that it closely follows my telling of the 'History of the Lava Lamp.'  Both these segments can be found in hour two of the program.

  But wait, there's more!  How about a healthy dose of the West Nile Ramblers, seasoned by an amazing in studio live recording of "Smoke That Cigarette' performed by the Californios with Mike Blanchard.  The world's oldest pretzel, why is it shaped the way it is?  Why do humans have chins?

  Check it out.  Peace.

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Ahh, there goes the Sat. Question about lead pencils and tin cans. I KNOW THIS. I listen to Thur. Show so here it is Sat. And I have the answer. Really proud of my self to be so up on trivia. Of course you can only ask me on Sat. questions I heard on Thur.

Love this show. So much prep work goes into this show to make it so special. Thank you.

If you've ever paid taxes, catch the 3-minute segment on the April 17, 2014 Live Tracks show. It begins about 22:45 in from the start of the show.

Thanks, Jim for capturing the evening at the Odd Fellows.  I enjoyed listening tonight.  The Archetypes' set consisted of the following tunes:

1.  Breath Bridge

2. Thrift Shopping

3. Slow Down Boreas

4. Two for Benedetto

5. Hypothesis

6. Beautiful You

7. The Art of War

8. Heartlights

Jim, I missed Richie and the Yolos but the recording of Kurt and friend sounds exquisite. They were amazing. I'll check out the archieves for us. Thanks so much for calling tonight. 

 

Hi Jim - listening to your show up in Portland, OR -
Pieter

Great show...had to listen to Monday's replay.

As I suspected, long time listeners of Live Tracks are tough, seasoned musicologists, not intimidated even by Capt. and Tennille. Listen up this Thursday while I raise the musical bar for fundraising...Thanks for listening! Jim

Just wanted to thank "Butane" James for the excellent broadcast from 1/28 on Live Tracks. Radio simply does not get any better than that!

For those of you who had the pleasure to listen to Live Tracks from 2/5/09...Jim's Beatles show, had the opportunity to hear radio at it's best.

No matter if you were sending out a signal from New York, Chicago or San Francisco, nothing could have been any better than this edition of Live Tracks.

Anyone who knows anybody that believes they know and enjoy the sound of early Beatles should give a listen.  Magnificent!

 

 

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