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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #255) - February 16, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
February 15, 2018 05:05 AM PST
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This week on TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #255) I'll play two songs from the brand new 'Landfall' release by LAURIE ANDERSON (with the KRONOS QUARTET) and other new offerings by TY SEGALL and MIKE STERN during the fifth set. Those pieces will be surrounded by music from THE DOORS, CAN, LADY JUNE'S LINGUISTIC LEPROSY, and HENRY KAISER with SERGIO KURIOKHUN.

Also included as part of this program are two versions of PETER GABRIEL'S 'Intruder' (one from PRIMUS and PG's German version), 'vault' selections from GILES, GILES, & FRIPP, AKSAK MABOUL, and RON GEESIN, jazz from MILES DAVIS and BILL FRISELL, local 'Ohio' fauna from THE WAITRESSES, GLASS HARP, PERE UBU and LITTLE AXE, and more NEW songs from SPROINGG, FOREST SWORDS and BJORK.

Today's playlist:

SET #1
GALACTIC 'Friends of Science ' -Ya Ka May/PRIMUS 'Intruder' - Miscellaneous Debris/SPARKS 'So Tell Me Mrs Lincoln,Aside From That, How Was The Play?' - Hippopotamus**/JOHN CALE 'Pile a l'Heure' - Extra Playful (EP)/FOREST SWORDS 'Vandalism' - Compassion**/PETER GABRIEL 'Eindringling' - Ein Deutsches Album/BLUE NOTE ALL STARS 'Second Light' - Our Point Of View**/
SET #2
GLASS HARP 'Colt' - It Makes Me Glad/MILES DAVIS 'Yellow' - Aura/JOHN HARDIN '33 (feat. RANDY CLARK)' - Collaborations/SPROINGG 'And The Mountain Rat Saw God' - Sproingg**/GILES, GILES, & FRIPP 'How Do They Know?' - The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles,& Fripp/BILL FRISELL 'Wonderland' - Sign of Life-Music For 858 Quartet/KARKLE 'Ai, Zala(i) Birztalania (Green Birch Grove)' - Folk Music From Latvia/
GONG 'Loli' - Shapeshifter/BJORK 'Feature Creatures' - Utopia**/JAH WOBBLE & TEMPLE OF SOUND 'Cleopatra King Size' - Shout At The Devil/THE WAITRESSES 'Clones' - Your Choice of Sides**/ORANJI SYMPHONETTE 'Baby Elephant Steps' - Plays Mancini/AKSAK MABOUL 'A Modern Lesson' - Un Peu De L'Ame Des Bandits/HOYT CURTIN 'Jetson's Theme Song' - Television's Greatest Hits/KRAFTWERK 'Boing Boom Tschak' - Electric Cafe/JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS 'Arms Aloft' - Streetcore/
SET #4
PERE UBU 'Winter In The Firelands' - Worlds In Collision/LITTLE AXE 'No Bottom' - Stone Cold Ohio/KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH 'I Am Curious I Care' - The Kid**/HAWKWIND LIGHT ORCHESTRA 'Cities of Rust' - Stellar Variations/MONKS OF DOOM '23rd Century Hard Bop' - The Bronte Pin**/VAN DER GRAAF 'Last Frame' - The Quiet Zone The Pleasure Dome/
SET #5
LAURIE ANDERSON 'The Water Rises/Our Street Is A Black River' - Landfall**/TY SEGALL 'Rain' - Freedom's Goblin**/THE DOORS 'Wishful Sinful' - The Soft Parade/CAN 'In The Distance Lies The Future' - Rite Time/LADY JUNE 'Am I' - Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy/HENRY KAISER & SERGI KURIOKHIN 'Frozen Reflection' - Popular Science/JOHN SCHNEIDER & AMY SHULMAN 'Harrison: Six Sonatas, Allegro' - Just West Coast/MIKE STERN 'Emilia' - Trip**/
SET #6
STEVENS, DRESSNER, MUHLY,MCALISTER 'Moon' - Planetarium/JOHANN JOHANNSSON 'The Drowned World' - Orphee/CAPTAIN BEEFHEART 'Candle Mambo' - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)/BRAVE COMBO 'Tubular Jugs' - Humansville/RON GEESIN 'Rise Up Sebastian' - As He Stands/VIOLENT FEMMES 'Blister In The Sun' - 2 Mics and The Truth**/JORMA KAUKONEN 'Song For The North Star' - Quah/JUANA MOLINA 'In The Lassa' - Halo/

** = New or recent acquisition
OST = Original Soundtrack

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #254) - February 9, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
February 08, 2018 12:00 PM PST
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Feeling whimsical? Then get ready for three hours of fun with plenty of 'covers,' a set of cartoon and TV show themes played by a surprising array of musicians, and other selections all assembled for this week's TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #254).

During the cartoon/TV themed set you'll hear VIOLENT FEMMES do The Jetson's 'Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah,' DEVO'S rendition of 'Secret Agent Man,' two starkly opposite 'covers' of Disney's 'Heigh Ho' (by TOM WAITS and LOS LOBOS), RY COODER playing 'One Meatball,' and the BUTTHOLE SURFERS sonic version of 'Underdog.'
I've also added the GRATEFUL DEAD, DUKE ELLINGTON, THE WHO (from 'Tommy'), BRIAN ENO'S version of 'I'll Come Running", along with NEW cuts from SPROINGG, MONKS OF DOOM, BJORK, THE BLUE NOTE ALL STARS, and THE WAITRESSES (“Astronettes') all which are played throughout the program.

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #253) - February 2, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
February 01, 2018 07:24 AM PST
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Here's some of the items you'll hear on this weeks TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#253) beginning on Friday, February 2, 2018.

COVERS: “Aquarius” - Mort Garson and the Japanese Cast of the musical Hair; “I Am The Walrus” – Spooky Tooth; “Weird Nightmare” - Elvis Costello
NEW STUFF: from The Waitresses, Sproingg, Bjork, Forest Swords, Sparks, Temples, and Randy Newman
PROG: from Plastic People of the Universe, Soft Machine, The Residents, Bo Hansson, and Adrian Wagner
WORLD: from Bela Fleck & D'Gary, Ananda Shankar, and Abdel Ali Slimani
ROCK: from Neutral Milk Hotel, Wilco, Ray Manzarek, and The Flaming Lips
BALLADS: from Nilsson, John Cale, Black Sabbath, and Rupert Hine
JAZZ & FOLK: from Bill Connors, Leo Kottke, and John Hartford
CLASSICAL/MODERN: from Phillip Glass and Jan AP Kaczmarek

As usual, I'll pick the running order and you just sit back and enjoy the show.

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #252) - January 26, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
January 25, 2018 05:47 AM PST
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Sometimes you just know that a show will hit every mark and each song works in a way that creates a very special program and that's the case with the newest TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #252). I've put this program on several times already and can't stop listening to it.

In case you're wondering what's in store, here's a taste with the fifth set's running order: SKY CRIES MARY, LANCASTER & LUMLEY'S 'Marscape,' LOUNGE LIZARDS, SNAKEFINGER, DEVOTCHKA, NINO ROTA ('Godfather Waltz'), BRIAN WILSON ('Heroes & Villains'), CLINT EASTWOOD sings 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds,' (with dialogue from THE BIG LEBOWSKI), and KING CRIMSON.

There's plenty of other fabulous music including songs from PETER GABRIEL and a few of his favorite artists: GEOFFREY ORYEMA, JAH WOBBLE'S INVADERS OF THE HEART, KARL WALLINGER, and TELEK. Other selections are played by HENRY MANCINI, RALPH CARNEY, MAVIS STAPLES, JOHN MARTYN, SPIRIT, MONKS OF DOOM, IMOGEN HEAP, and LOU REED. Just tune in and listen. You won't be disappointed.

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #251) - January 19, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
January 18, 2018 05:34 AM PST
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This week on TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #251) I'll start out with some jazz from FRANK ZAPPA'S 'Grand Wazoo' album, then you'll hear classically inspired pieces from QUARTET SAN FRANCISCO and CLASSICAL REVOLUTION (the later doing a PIXIES piece), two 'vault' nuggets from BRIAN SANDS and the SF psychedelic legends SALVATION, PRIMUS covering a song by THE RESIDENTS, and another new cut from the latest DEERHOOF album.

If that doesn't get your musical juices flowing then how about KEVIN AYERS' 'Song From the Bottom of A Well,' R. STEVIE MOORE'S 'Forecast,' THE MAGNETIC FIELDS 'Blizzard of 78,' NICO covering 'I'm Waiting For the Man,' and AUDIENCE from their legendary 'House on the Hill' album all in the first ninety minutes. Later on there's music from THE DOORS, WHITE NOISE, ORNETTE COLEMAN, THE BONZO DOG BAND, BILL LASWELL, and HATFIELD AND THE NORTH. There's also selections from NEW releases by FOREST SWORDS, PETER HAMMILL, SPARKS, and VIEUX FARKA TOURE.

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #250) - January 12, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
January 11, 2018 05:03 AM PST
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In early January there are rarely moments of sunshine and warmth among the frigid temperatures and snow filled grey days. My solution is to put together a great radio program and make it available to all of those listeners suffering from cabin fever. This weeks edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES marks my 250th episode with plenty of NEW releases and choice selections.

I'll begin the program with the latest offering from SPARKS, then enter the music 'vault' and discover the band SUPERFINE DANDELION and follow those two pieces with STEVE HACKETT, HECTOR ZAZOU, another NEW song from KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH, then some live CAN, and finally the band TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND.

Other selections for this show include those from ROBERT CALVERT, SYD BARRETT, XTC, TODD RUNDGREN ('Zen Archer'), FRED FRITH, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, kora player MOREY KONTE, KEN NORDINE, and another recent cut by RALPH CARNEY. Additional NEW offerings from the MONKS OF DOOM, FOREST SWORDS, and MAVIS STAPLES are also heard today.

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #249)- 'Character Study' - Ralph Carney Remembered- January 5, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
January 04, 2018 11:49 AM PST
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Ralph Carney, Akron native son, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and one of music's top 'go to' session men, passed away on December 17, 2017 after an accident in his home.

Today on the latest edition TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #249), Ralph will be remembered during special feature within the program called a 'Character Study.' A 'Character Study' is a look at the life and music of an individual or group that's had a significant impact on contemporary music. Past studies that I've presented include Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt, and the German band Can.

Join me as I take a look at Ralph's life and musical career, beginning with his early day's as a member of the band Tin Huey, his work as a session musician involved in various projects including those by Hal Willner, The Black Keys, The B-52's ,and numerous others, and as an important member of Tom Waits' band for more than a decade. I'll also spend time during a good portion of the program covering Ralph's sizable output as an individual artist.

The first set prior to the special feature on Ralph Carney will cover my remaining picks of the 'Best of 2017' feature which were not included in my program last week due to time constraints.

Today's Playlist:

BEST OF 2017 (Conclusion)
SET #1
TINARIWEN 'Arhegh Ad Annagh' - Elwan
RICHARD THOMPSON 'Bathsheba Smiles' - Acoustic Classics II
KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH 'To Follow & Lead' - The Kid
THE RESIDENTS 'Train Vs. Elephant' - The Ghost of Hope
JOHN ZORN 'Raguel' - Cerebus: The Book of Angels Vol. 17
JEFF TWEEDY 'In A Future Age' - Together At Last
TAJ MAHAL 'High Water Everywhere' - American Epic: The Sessions

RALPH CARNEY REMEMBERED – A Special 'Character Study' Feature
SET #2
TIN HUEY 'Robert Takes the Road to Leibernawash/Little Red Riding Hood Hits the Road' - (Breakfast With The Hueys - single)- Disinformation (CD)
TIN HUEY 'Squirm You Worm' - Contents Dislodged During Shipment
RALPH CARNEY & DON DAVIS (WITH DAEVID ALLEN'S NY GONG) 'Improvisation/Ornette Riffs' - Kent State Creative Arts Festival April 28, 1979 (Radio Broadcast)
RALPH CARNEY & NAPPY LEMANS 'Hose Anna' - Bowling Balls from Hell
RALPH CARNEY 'Closet Bears' - Punk 45: Burn Rubber City Burn
RALPH CARNEY & DAVID THOMAS 'Sunset in the Antipodes' - Datapanik in the Year Zero
SET #4
THE WAITRESSES 'I Know What Boys Like' - Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful
THE B-52'S 'Big Bird' - Whammy
SET #5
TOM WAITS '9th and Hennepin' - Rain Dogs
NATALIE MERCHANT, RALPH CARNEY, MICHAEL STIPE, THE ROCHES 'Little April Shower - (from Bambi)' - Stay Awake: Various Intpretation of Music From Vintage Disney Films
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS (feat. RALPH CARNEY) 'The Last Words of Dutch Schultz (This Is Insane)' - Spare Ass Annie And Other Stories
TOM WAITS 'Dirt in the Ground' - Bone Machine
SET #6
CARNEY/HILD/KRAMER 'End' - Happiness Finally Came to Them
KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW 'Some Wild Water' - Madame Marie's Temple of Knowledge
ORANJ SYMPHONETTE 'Moon River' Plays Mancini
RALPH CARNEY 'Robert Wyatt' - Ralphsounds
RALPH CARNEY 'I Like You' - I Like You (A Lot)
TIN HUEY 'Lovely Little Thing' Disinformation
SET #7
RALPH CARNEY 'Turkey Neck' - This Is! Ralph Carney
JIM WHITE 'Jesus Drove A Motor Home' - Drill A Hole In That Substrate And Tell Me What You See
CARNEYBALL JOHNSON '(Off) White Room' - Carneyball Johnson
THE BLACK KEYS 'Same Old Thing' - Attack & Release
SET #8
RALPH CARNEY'S SERIOUS JASS PROJECT 'Boogie's The Thing' - Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project
RALPH & RALPH 'Ralph & Ralph's Song' - Opposites
BLACK FRANCAIS - 'The Obedient Servant' - The Golem
DANIEL KNOX 'To Make You Stay' - Blue Car (EP)
ST. VINCENT 'Digital Witness' - St. Vincent
SET #9
PATRICK CARNEY (featuring RALPH CARNEY) 'Bojack's Theme' - Single
RALPH CARNEY 'Lament for Charleston' - Ralph's Bandcamp Page
THE ALL ONES + RALPH CARNEY 'Welcome to Bollywood (All You Midwest Sons & Daughters)' - All At Once
SET #10
RALPH CARNEY 'Manafort, Gates, & Papadopoulos' - Ralph's Bandcamp Page
RALPH CARNEY 'We Shall Overcome' - Ralph's Bandcamp Page
RALPH CARNEY 'AciD LiNe' - Ralph's Bandcamp Page
RALPH CARNEY 'In The Pines' - Ralph's Bandcamp Page
RALPH CARNEY 'Loon' - Ralphsounds
RALPH CARNEY 'My Favorite Thingzzz' - Ralph's Bandcamp Page

Track beds under Voice Overs:
Set #2 = RALPH CARNEY 'Christopher Columbus' - I Like You (A lot)
Set #3 = RALPH CARNEY 'Alto Solo #1' - Ralphsounds

Ralph's Website: http://www.akroncracker.com/
Ralph's Bandcamp Page: https://ralphcarney.bandcamp.com/

Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #248) - Best of 2017 - December 29, 2017 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
December 28, 2017 07:17 AM PST
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Despite the utter chaos of 2017 politically and socially, musically it was a year of stellar releases. Join me on the latest edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#248) for the 'Best of 2017' and hear my favorite picks from the very best of 2017 (and a few late 2016 recordings).

From Akron's HARVEY GOLD and the band HALF CLEVELAND (separate and together) to JUANA MOLINA'S 'Halo,' WIRE'S 'Silver/Lead',' RHIANNON GIDDEN'S 'Freedom Highway,' MOGWAI, FAUST, PERE UBU, SPARKS, PETER HAMMILL, and THE BEATLES '50th Anniversary Sgt. Pepper's – Box Set, I've got three full hours of amazing material that I'll play for you.

There's 'live' material from BRAND X, VIOLENT FEMMES, and street musicians of NEPAL and jazz from DARCY JAMES ARGUE'S SECRET SOCIETY, JOANIE PALLATTO & SPARROW, and STEVE LEHMAN'S epic 'Selebeyone.' Rock your heart away with THE FEELIES, ROBERT PLANT, DEERHOOF, and MONKS OF DOOM or 'folk-us' on BRUCE COCKBURN, YUSEF (CAT STEVENS), JESCA HOOP, and DAVID CROSBY. There's electronic from BRIAN ENO, RAY SAMMARTANO, and TANGERINE DREAM and even 'dub' from LES AMAZONES D'AFRIQUE. It's a fine way to review the year in a positive musical light. Tune in and I'll see you there!

PS: Next week during my January 5, 2018 program I’ll devote two hours to the life and music of the late RALPH CARNEY, and look at his amazing career.

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #247)- 6th Annual Xmas Special - December 22, 2017 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
December 21, 2017 07:06 AM PST
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What do GEORGE HARRISON, TUXEDOMOON, KEB MO, THE FLAMING LIPS, JAMES PANTS, THE WAITRESSES, and THE RESIDENTS have in common on this week it's TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#247)? They all provide original compositions for my '6th Annual Christmas Special.'

It's an always entertaining yuletide program which mixes the obscure with more well known standards done in every style from 'ultra-lounge' (VIC DAMONE'S 'Winter Wonderland' – Remixed) to surf (THE VENTURES 'Frosty the Snowman'). I've added several versions of 'Jingle Bells' during the fourth set all which stand alone from acapella (THE ROCHES), to psychedelic (THE ELECTRIC PRUNES) to techno (DUKE ELLINGTON remixed) and Yiddish (THE KLEZMONAUTS).

Add to those songs, PATTI SMITH'S astounding rendition of 'We Three Kings,' ALBERT HAGUE'S baritone resonating 'Your a Mean One Mr. Grinch,' traditional English/Irish folk stylings of MADDY PRIOR and HORSLIPS, and seasonal songs from THE STRAWBS, PIXIES (channeling NEIL YOUNG), and synthesizer virtuoso's WENDY CARLOS and JOSEPH BYRD. Finally, as usual, I've added another BEATLES CHRISTMAS FAN CLUB MESSAGE. This time it's from 1967.

Celebrate the joy of this weeks special with egg nog and Christmas cookies if you like but don't miss it!


Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #246) - December 15, 2017 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
December 14, 2017 06:32 AM PST
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Every week I try to reinvent myself by pushing musical boundaries and making each broadcast unique under the moniker of 'freeform' radio. On this week's TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#246) there's plenty of eclectic selections beginning with the NEW offering from the MONKS OF DOOM, followed by 'Homunculus” by PASSPORT, then MODEST MOUSE, another cut from PRIMUS' latest, a 'vault' find by the band CATHARSIS, then a song by the ensemble ALARM WILL SOUND, followed by BRIAN ENO'S 'Put A Straw Under Baby' and DUKE ELLINGTON'S classic piece 'Moon Maiden.'

Later there's more NEW material from SPARKS, TANGERINE DREAM, TINARIWEN, PETER HAMMILL, and JOHN SCOFIELD. I've added 'vault' picks from the INSECT TRUST, JERONIMO, NILSSON, and HAWKWIND with international selections by RIMITTI, ALI AKBAR KHAN, and FOLK SONGS & SACRED MUSIC OF NEPAL, jazz from MILES DAVIS and RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK, contemporary classical from HARRY PARTCH, and the psychedelic meanderings of THE ROLLING STONES from 'Their Satanic Majesties Request.' Need I say more? Tune in and enjoy what 'freeform' is all about.

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