Give the Drummer Some's
Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
In addition to producing this weekly travelogue through Freemusicstan, I also wrassle a couple of other sonic obsessions: I run a 24-hour webstream/radio channel for WFMU called Give the Drummer Radio, and I host two weekly radio programs live on the stream, called Give the Drummer Some. (The show airs Tuesdays, 6 to 7pm and Fridays, 9am to noon, ET.)
In its default mode, the stream delivers a continuous flow of the sorts of sounds presented here in the Motherlode—unusual, wide-ranging, adventuresome, groovy. In addition to the queue of tracks, the stream also serves as a broadcast channel for radio programs produced by a regular crew of DJs. For a schedule of these shows and links to their playlists and archives, go here. To listen to the stream anytime, go here.
In the next two weeks two programs will be added the the GTDR schedule. Starting tomorrow and airing every Thursday, noon to 2pm, Charlie Lewis will revive his excellent show Busy Doing Nothing. Beginning on January 20, and airing every Friday, noon to 1pm will be rebroadcasts of mix maestro Steinski's legendary show A Rough Mix, which first ran on WFMU back in the mid''90s!
Yoshiaki Fujikawa & EastAsia Orchestra ~ "Shoyoh Jurin"
(Blog: Big in Japan)
Blowing in from the East
"Very rare original Japanese progressive, improvised free Jazz Avant record from 1984." (Random description on a Popsike page)
"This is great, Doug! It sounds like a demented version of Masada or something." (Comment left by "Ricardo Montalban" on the playlist for my January 6 radio show.)