AnalogPlanet Radio's "David Bowie's Death A Year Later" WFDU HD2 Radio Show Streams Now

AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer made sure to be home from C.E.S. 2017 in time to do a live radio show today, January 9th, about David Bowie, . It's the day after Bowie's birthday and the day before his death.

The show couldn't wait until next week. But what do to for the show? The answer came in a large plastic tub, as explained on the show. Today's show was prepped the day before C.E.S. so it was ready to go when Fremer returned home late last night.

1) INTRO INTERVIEW
2) SCARY MONSTERS
3) INTERVIEW #2
4) IT’S NO GAME
5) INTERVIEW #3
6) SPACE ODDITY
7) INTERVIEW #4
8) ASHES TO ASHES
9) INTERVIEW #5
10) FASHION
11) INTERVIEW #6+KINGDOM COME
12) INTERVIEW #7+TEENAGE WILDLIFE
13) INTERVIEW #8+SCREAM LIKE A BABY
14) IT’S NO GAME+ENDING
15) LEONARD COHEN: YOU WANT IT DARK
16) STURGILL SIMPSON: TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN
17) PAUL SIMON: THE RIVERBANK
18) CLAP! CLAP!: ASHIKO
19) GRAHAM NASH: MYSELF AT LAST
20) BOB DYLAN: THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE LEE AND JUDAS PRIEST
21) TAJ MAHAL: SHORTNIN’ BREAD
22) ANGEL OLSEN: NEVER BE MINE
23) SANTANA: B MAGIC WOMAN

COMMENTS
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Michael I'm a fan, too. I like all 3 of his releases.

The first one is named after the publishing label, High Top Mountain. It's the most straightforward, shit-kickin' of the bunch, where he nicely (and more overtly) skewers mainstream Nashville country music too.

The second LP is, for me, the most ambitious, mixing some psyco-pop with the country ... just watch the video for Turtles All the Way Down > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWx6csgGkg4&index=2&list=PL89XK8DU19C24V...

Incidentally, the track you played was instead the 3rd one, Living the Dream.

I think you'll like Sailor's as well. It's slower and "more tender," and supposedly a document created for his newborn son. I think that's pretty damn neat.

All of which is to say, if anyone likes one of them, they'll only like the other two for different reasons. I like the variety.

All 3 LPs have fine sound, too!

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As another Simpson would exclaim "DOH"!
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Michael, your opening remarks made me think of him and of everyone else who ever gifted me with music that didn't absolutely excite.

I'm sure you were grateful to have received the record collection, even though most of it didn't interest you. It's probably safe to say that we LP lovers get offers such as that ... and perhaps quietly donate them to Goodwill or whatever.

I'm slowly going through what was left of my uncle's LPs and some others gifted to me. And while I'm not excited about much of it, I'm listening to them all, if for no other reason than they are time capsules that might have meant something to someone else.

I did covet all the original Sinatras among the collection I saw years ago, and they are here.

But Joanie Sommers? Eddie Cano? The soundtrack to the '70s "TCB" TV special with all the Supremes and Temptations? These "shared playlists" serve a function just like Spotify's or whatever does. Only one way to find out.

Given his age, he wasn't old enough to listen to Big Band music except as kid. The jazz records he bought were 50s-70s big band. So, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, less so Miles Davis and John Coltrane. My uncle's vocal preferences would similarly have had larger bands or orchestral arrangements. Arthur Prysock is an example.

It's an interesting snippet of jazz, a style long out of fashion (even then) and adapted to what was modern at the time. There are of course some cringeworthy arrangements, and forgettable ones of course, but wonderfully open ones, too. The fun is digging through and finding them ... what music discovery is all about. :)

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For sharing that with us...