November 29, 2008
ASNB: Special on Sunday
Joshua Weinstein's got the holiday-programming bug at KDHX, which might be the best time of year to listen to the station, as on-air hosts empty the cupboard of all sorts of interesting items. On this coming seventh day, Weinstein's got a real treat. He'll tell about it below:
This Sunday, November 30 "Sworn to the Drum" will perform on "All Soul, No Borders" between 10:30 and Midnight on 88.1FM. The group bills themselves as a "musical salute to the drum." They play improvisational jazz with a variety of world drumming infused. The group is led by Baba Mike Nelson. He plays trumpet, flügelhorn, conch shells, and assorted percussion including the bata drum. Sunday's line-up will include Aaron Parker on alto sax and flute, Mondel on congas, Ariel on Bass, plus the poetry of K. Curtis Lyle and vocal/rhythmic accompaniment by David A.N. Jackson. They are promoting an upcoming concert at The Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar next Sunday December 7 from 7-9PM.
I saw a version of this group at The Gramophone on Tuesday and I heard potential. I am glad that there is music being made like this in St. Louis. The sound was groove oriented, exploratory, and trance-inducing at times. Please help spread the word and I hope you can tune in.
August 12, 2008
Stark: Wholesome, Family Fun
It's hard to believe that Paul Stark would ever leave the "Ska's the Limit" imprint, which he's been a part of the better part of two-decades. The longest-running ska show in THE WORLD will have new stewardship, while Paul's moved on to a new endeavor on KDHX. Always a solid promoter of his efforts, and those of friends, Paul sends along a note about his new radio gig:
The live debut is Saturday August 16th at 8-10 am on 88.1 FM.
Like all the other shows on KDHX, each episode will be available to listen to on the Internet for fourteen days at www.kdhx.org
The new show is called "KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round". The show's host "Grandfather Stark," has been the host of another KDHX show, "Ska's The Limit" for the past fifteen years and is ready to present a new format to KDHX listeners.
For decades, Grandfather Stark has been sharing fun "family-friendly" music from the past hundred years with his grandchildren. He's now ready to share with your family.
Intended by design to not strictly be a "kids show", Grandfather Stark will be playing music that can be appreciated be anyone of any age.
With our unique, valuable resource of KDHX many programmers and volunteers' personal music libraries to draw from, we're ready to present something unusual that we're sure you'll enjoy.
Please let us know what you think of the first show this Saturday,
KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round