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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #264) - April 20, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
April 19, 2018 05:51 AM PDT
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Two great British folk legends, SANDY DENNY & NICK DRAKE, are played at the conclusion of the second set during this weeks TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #264). PHIL MANZANERA and the psych-folk band GANDALF also add songs to that mix, a mix that begins with NEW offerings from YO LA TENGO, DHANI HARRISON, and LAURIE ANDERSON with the KRONOS QUARTET.

Throughout the program, there's more NEW releases heard from DAVID BYRNE, MINISTRY, BILL FRISELL, OF MONTREAL, DOS SANTOS, JON HASSELL, and CHRIS BUTLER. If you love 'covers,' then get ready for RAMSEY LEWIS, LUNA, AMY RIGBY & WRECKLESS ERIC, and CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN with EUGENE CHADBOURNE to do their best interpretations. Add to this merriment, more 'vault' styling's from SILVER APPLES, CHROME, and HAWKWIND and soundtrack cuts from JOHANN JOHANNSSON and RAMIN DJAWADI.

Today's Playlist:

SET #1
JASON FALKNER & R. STEVIE MOORE 'If You See Kay/Run For Your Lives' - Make It Be**/BECK 'Emergency Exit' - The Information/ THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT 'Total Eclipse' - I Robot/DOS SANTOS 'CoIrdva' - Logos**/OF MONTREAL 'Writing the Circles/Orgone Tropics' - White is Relic/Irrealis Mood**/GIZMODROME 'Spin This' - Gizmodrome**/
SET #2
YO LA TENGO 'You Are Here' - There's A Riot Going On**/DHANI HARRISON 'Downtown Tiger' -s IN//PARALLEL**/LAURIE ANDERSON & KRONOS QUARTET 'Nothing Left But Their Names (Pt 2)' - Landfall**/GANDALF 'No Earth Can Be Won' - Gandalf/PHIL MANZANERA 'Wish You Well' - 6 PM/SANDY DENNY 'The Ballad of Easy Rider' - The Notes and the Words: A Collection of Demos & Rarities/NICK DRAKE 'Fly' - Bryer Layter/
SET #3
CHROME 'Planet Strike' - Blood on the Moon/LAIKA '44 Robbers' - Silver Apples On The Moon/SILVER APPLES 'I Have Known Love' - Contact/PANDA BEAR Sequential Circuits' - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper/THE BREEDERS 'Archangel's Thunderbird' - All Nerve**/CHRIS BUTLER 'New Enemy' - Got It Together**/SONNY SHARROCK 'Who Does She Hope To Be' - Ask The Ages/JIMI HENDRIX 'Power of Soul' - Both Sides of the Sky**/
SET #4
STEVE REICH (COLIN CURRIE GROUP) 'Quartet for Two Pianos and Two Vibraphones Pt.3 – Fast' - Pulse/Quartet**/PIERRE MOERLEN'S GONG 'How Much Better It Has Become' - Leave It Open/KEN NORDINE 'Ageing Young Rebel' - Devout Catalyst/CLAUDINE LONGET 'Love is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)' - Hello Hello – The Best of Claudine Longet/BILL FRISELL 'Kentucky Derby' - Music IS**/DAVID BYRNE 'Dog's Mind' - American Utopia**/MINISTRY 'I Know Words' - AmeriKKKant**/HAWKWIND 'Spirit of the Age' - Quark, Strangeness, and Charm/KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD 'Polygondwanaland' - Polygondwanaland**/
SET #5
RAMSEY LEWIS 'Blackbird' - Plays The Beatles Songbook/AMY RIGBY & WRECKLESS ERIC 'In My Room' - Two Way Family Favorites/CAMPER VAN CHADBOURNE 'I Talk To The Wind' - Camper Van Chadbourne/LUNA 'Friends' - A Sentimental Education**/MORGAN DELT 'Some Sunsick Day' - Phase Zero**/HECTOR ZAZOU & BARBARA GOGAN 'Your Radio's On' - Made On Earth/JON HASSELL 'Manga Scene' - Listening To Pictures-Pentimento Vol 1**/
SET #6
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART 'Dirty Blue Gene' - Doc At The Radar Station/CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS 'Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man?' - Leaving Eden/MCKENDREE SPRING 'The Storm' - Spring Suite/RAMIN DJAWADI 'Camazotz' - A Wrinkle In Time (OST)**/CALEXICO 'Eyes Wide Awake' - The Thread That Keeps Us**/JOHANN JOHANNSSON 'Sapir-Whorf' - Arrival (OST)/

** = New or recent acquisition
OST = Original Soundtrack

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #263) - NEW RELEASES - April 13, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
April 12, 2018 05:50 AM PDT
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Today's edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #263) features a large selection of NEW releases starting with DAVID BYRNE'S 'American Utopia' to begin the show, followed by the jazz band SPECIAL EFX, the supergroup GIZMODROME (featuring Stuart Copeland & Adrian Belew), then cuts from CHRIS BUTLER, JIMI HENDRIX (a previously unreleased instrumental), THE BREEDERS, and more from JASON FALKNER & R. STEVIE MOORE.

More NEW tracks are played from YO LA TENGO, JOHN HARDIN (TIN CAN LUMINARY), COLD SPECKS, BILL FRISELL, GOLDFRAPP, MONKS OF DOOM, DHANI HARRISON, ZOMBIE PICNIC, FATHER JOHN MISTY, CALEXICO, LUNA, LAURIE ANDERSON & KRONOS QUARTET, and a song from an advance copy of the JON HASSELL album 'Listening to Pictures.'

Don't fret folks, I've added plenty of 'vault' selections to keep the show interesting. There's early CARAVAN, THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA (from 'Birds of Fire'), MUSICA ORBIS, VANGELIS, LOUNGE LIZARDS, and THE TUBES. You'll get some international flavor from the German group TON STEINE SEHERBEN, Swedish folk band VASEN, and Ethiopian musician SAMUEL YIRGA. There's Jazz from JOEL HARRISON, ukulele plucking by JAKE SHIMABUKURO, and electronica from AUTECHRE.

For more great podcasts from DJ's of the San Francisco Community Podcast Network: http://savekusf.podomatic.com/

For more information on Chris Butler's 'Got It Together' release:
http://chrisbutler1.bandcamp.com/

For more information on Chris Butler's music:
http://www.futurefossilmusic.com/contents.htm

For more info on R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner:
https://rsteviemooreandjasonfalkner.bandcamp.com/

Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #262) - April 6, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
April 05, 2018 07:49 AM PDT
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An often overlooked version of JIM PEPPER'S 'Witchi-Tai-To' featuring Jim with DON CHERRY, COLIN WALCOTT, and JOHN SCOFIELD is the centerpiece of today's fifth set on TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #262). Surrounding it, music from HP LOVECRAFT, COIL, and more new songs from LUNA, TUNE-YARDS, and LAURIE ANDERSON & KRONOS QUARTET.

Other listening enticements include MONTY PYTHON'S 'Cheese Shop' and two rather interesting versions of FRANK ZAPPA songs, one done by tuba-ist JAY ROSEN and the other from the OMNIBUS WIND ENSEMBLE, RON GEESIN'S banjo meanderings, a traditional bluegrass cover of 'Lazy John' by JAYME STONE and a not so traditional bluegrass cover of AC/DC'S 'Hells Bells' by HAYSEED DIXIE.

Add to all that more NEW acquisitions from DHANI HARRISON, JASON FALKNER & R. STEVIE MOORE, local fave CHRIS BUTLER'S 'Got It Together' release, Irish proggers ZOMBIE PICNIC and Chicago based MARBIN, and other older ditties from THE RESIDENTS, SOFT MACHINE, and NEGATIVLAND and it'll be quite a show indeed!

For more great podcasts from DJ's of the San Francisco Community Podcast Network: http://savekusf.podomatic.com/

For more information on Chris Butler's 'Got It Together' release:
http://chrisbutler1.bandcamp.com/

For more information on Chris Butler's music:
http://www.futurefossilmusic.com/contents.htm

Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #261) - March 30, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
March 29, 2018 06:38 AM PDT
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Hello Friends,
I've sent out notices each week telling you part of the contents of the forthcoming episode of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES for nearly six years now.

Perhaps music from DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR, CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN, WENDY CARLOS' synthesizer rendition of Rossini's 'Thieving Magpie' (from 'A Clockwork Orange'), or the latest from MARBIN, MORGAN DELT, NEIL YOUNG, and THE BREEDERS will entice you to listen to my latest offering (Episode #261).

Or maybe you'll be interested in hearing some 'vault selections' from IVOR CUTLER (reciting 'Sleepy Old Snake'), JEFFERSON AIRPLANE ('Martha'), BE BOP DELUXE ('Life in the Air Age'), SILVER APPLES covering “Mustang Sally,' and BILL FRISELL doing the same with 'Rumble.' There's also selections from KEVIN AYERS, CHARLES MINGUS, HABIB KOITE, DAVID BOWIE, CARNEYBALL JOHNSON, PERE UBU, and PETE TOWNSEND'S Cleveland anthem, 'Sheraton Gibson' all programmed on this show. Below is the program's playlist. Thanks for listening!

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Transmusic Airwaves Presents: Fresh Air 'Progressive Radio' January 17, 1980 on WKSU-FM Kent State University with Paul Ciminero
March 27, 2018 05:36 PM PDT
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FRESH AIR JANUARY 17, 1980 with Host Paul Ciminero

On this special Podcast today, you'll hear a two hour and fifty six minute segment from the groundbreaking Progressive/alternative college radio program, FRESH AIR, captured on cassette tape from,January 17, 1980.

I was a host on WKSU-FM's "Fresh Air," the late night student run radio program which ran during the heyday of late 70's,early 80's alternative college radio. Today's latest archival tape was restored and remastered by Dr. Woo and is one of now over 500 hours of tapes of this legendary program which originally aired from 1973 until 1981.

Fresh Air was riding a wave of popularity by the date of this tape, promoting concerts, interviewing, and doing 'live' recordings of many of the artists it played at the time. Various features such as the 'Artist of the Week,' Industrial Wasteland' interview program, Reel Live Music, and both the 'Domestic' and 'Import Album Premieres' helped to better educate the audience (and the DJ's as well) as to the styles of music we were playing back then.

On this night I had just replaced former DJ Jim Fisher as the permanent Thursday overnight host so I honored him by playing his weekly segment within his show that he dubbed the 'Whispering Yeast Hour.' It was a quirky set of spoken word, comedy, and somewhat odd ball musical selections so in keeping with the tradition I played Portsmouth Sinfonia, Firesign Theatre, The Residents, Lord Buckley, Lol Coxhill, and of course, The Bonzo Dog Band. The 'Artist of the Week' was Alice Coltrane, so you'll hear several compositions by her throughout the program.

The program begins with the evening's third set, and runs until my replacement DJ arrived at 3:00 am in the morning. Below is a listing of the song sets. Enjoy!

SET #1 THE WHISPERING YEAST HOUR
PORTSMOUTH SINFONIA 'Blue Danube Waltz' Opus 314 Plays The Popular Classics 4:36
LORD BUCKLEY 'Willie The Shake' Buckley's Best 2:42
BONZO DOG BAND 'Tubas In The Moonlight The Beast of the Bonzos 2:18
FIRESIGN THEATRE 'Police Street' (excerpt) In The Next World You're On Your Own 9:05
JONATHAN RICHMAN 'Rockin' Shopping Center' The Modern Lovers 3:33
THE BEATLES 'If I Needed Someone' Yesterday and Today 2:16
GENTLE GIANT 'So Sincere' The Power and the Glory 3:46
LOL COXHILL 'First Mvmt: Prelude to Familiarity The Joy of Paranoia 2:10
PINK FLOYD 'Apples and Oranges' Masters of Rock (Import) 2:58
THE RESIDENTS 'Satisfaction' Single 4:30
SET #2
TANGERINE DREAM 'Movements of a Visionary' Phaedra 6:01
MARLON BRANDO Dialogue: 'The Horror' Apocalypse Now (OST) 3:29
AMON DUUL II 'Apocalyptic Bore' Viva La Trance 6:32
AUTOMATIC MAN 'Interstellar Tracking Devices' Automatic Man 5:03
SHAWN PHILLIPS 'Starbright' Furthermore 3:49
CAN 'Vernal Equinox' Landed 8:07
LE ORME 'Vedi Amsterdam' Verida Nascoste 4:36
SET#3
PETER HAMMILL 'Rock and Role' Chameleon In The Shadow of the Night 6:05
ALICE COLTRANE 'Blue Nile' Ptah, The El Daoud 6:52
LED ZEPPELIN 'Black Mountain Side' Led Zeppelin I 2:06
POPUL VUH 'Ja, Deine Leibe ist Suber als Wein Das Hohelied Salomos 3:20
FRIPP & ENO 'Evening Star' (excerpt) Pt. 1 Evening Star 4:10
LOUISE HUBNER 'The Emotional Bondage Spell' Seduction Through Witchcraft 1:43
FRIPP & ENO 'Evening Star' (excerpt) Pt. 2 Evening Star 1:22
PROCOL HARUM 'Song For A Dreamer' Broken Barricades 5:24
FLASH AND THE PAN 'The Man Who Knew The Answer' Flash and the Pan 4:15
SET #4
ELOY 'Castle in the Air' Floating 7:14
PAUL KANTNER & GRACE SLICK 'When I Was A Boy I Watched the Wolves' Sunfighter 4:55
BO HANSSON 'Wandering Song' Magician's Hat 3:13
IF 'Waterfall' Waterfall 5:23
GONG 'Cat In Clark's Shoes Pt. 2 Shamal 5;02
GLASS HARP 'Dawn Of A New Day' Synergy 2:47
SET #5
KEVIN AYERS 'Champagne Cowboy Blues' Whatevershebringswesing 3:50
ALICE COLTRANE 'Galaxy Around Olodumare' World Galaxy 4:05
STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL 'The Best Years of Our Lives' Same 5:45
CAFE JACQUES 'Man In The Meadow' International 4:34
PATRICK MORAZ 'Like A Child In Disguise' Story of I 4:05
OST = Original Soundtrack

Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #260) - March 23, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
March 22, 2018 05:19 PM PDT
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Question:

What do you get when you blend music from THE VENTURES and THE WAITRESSES with Disney melodies interpreted by BUSTER POINDEXTER and LOS LOBOS, 'Prog' from STEVE HACKETT, the jazz crooning of TOM WAITS, resonating strings of ATTACCA QUARTET, and a rock classic by JIMI HENDRIX ?

Answer:
Another great musical equation adding up to this weeks first set on TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #260).
Along with those artists today you'll also hear songs by CAPTAIN BEEFHEART ('Buggy Boogie Boogie'), ROBERT WYATT ('Be Serious') and ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ('Father Time').
Add to that more strings from ALEXANDRE DESPLAT and LAURIE ANDERSON & KRONOS QUARTET as well as electronica from HELIOCENTRICS, LORD RUNNINGCLAM (with KEN NORDINE), and MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO, world beat from ISSA BAGAYOGO and DISSIDENTEN, and NEW album tracks from CALEXICO and THE BREEDERS.

I'll even gather a couple of songs from two '45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition' reissues; the ROXY MUSIC debut and THE VELVET UNDERGROUND'S 'White Light/White Heat.'

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For more information on Chris Butler's music:
http://www.futurefossilmusic.com/contents.htm

Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #259) - March 16, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
March 15, 2018 07:10 AM PDT
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The latest edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #259) is here with plenty of cool music from the 'vault,' great jazz, progressive, folk, rock, and soundtracks all blended together for your enjoyment.

From the 'vault' there's the MOTHER'S OF INVENTION'S 'We're Only In It For the Money' (several cuts), and THE BEATLES ( 'Bungalow Bill' from The White Album) both celebrating their 50th anniversary. Other 'vault' goodies include choice cuts by the BONZO DOG BAND, JADE WARRIOR, TUXEDOMOON, and more from ROXY MUSIC'S remaster of their debut with another song from the BBC archives.

There's also jazz from YUSEF LATEEF and JEAN LUC PONTY, progressive music from CHROME and GONG, folk from HOT TUNA and CHRIS THILE, rock from LITTLE FEAT and TY SEGALL, and soundtracks by BERNARD HERMANN and ALEXANDRE DESPLAT.

Put some time aside and give this weeks show a listen!

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #258) - March 9, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
March 08, 2018 05:48 AM PST
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This week on TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #258) I'll start the program with 'Re-make Re-model' from ROXY MUSIC'S 45th Anniversary remaster of their debut album from a NEW bonus disc recorded on the BBC's 'John Peel' show in April 1972. During that same set you'll hear THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION'S 'Brown Shoes Don't Make It' (remastered as well), R. STEVIE MOORE, FRED FRITH, THE OUTCASTS 'I'm In Pittsburgh (and it's Raining),' and two more NEW cuts from TY SEGALL and SPROINGG.

Later on I'll add CAPTAIN BEYOND, SYD BARRETT, LOTHAR & THE HAND PEOPLE, NICK DRAKE, and an outtake from the BANTON/JACKSON/EVANS album, The Long Hello.'

Excited yet? I'll also play several cha cha's from DIZZY GILLESPIE, ESQUIVEL, BRAVE COMBO, and SENOR COCONUT (the later interpreting Jean Michel Jarre's 'Oxygene II'). Plus there's international melodies from DILON DJINDI and VASANT RAI, Indie Rock from SUPER FURRY ANIMALS and THE EARLIES, and soundtracks by NEIL YOUNG ('Where The Buffalo Roam') and ALEXANDRE DESPLAT ('The Shape of Water').

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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #257) - 300th Radio Broadcast - March 2, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
March 01, 2018 06:02 AM PST
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Today I'm celebrating a milestone as I've reached my 300th broadcast with this week's TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #257) since returning to radio in 2012. The concept and commitment to bringing great 'freeform' radio programming to friends, fans, and anyone willing to listen continues to evolve from those days back in the late 1960's when I first heard FM underground radio, to my own work as a college DJ doing 'progressive' radio in the 70's, and now coming full circle to where I sit today, with a lifetime worth of music to choose from.

Here's some of the artists you'll hear on today's show. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (JOE BYRD), TOMITA, GONG, PERE UBU, DON CHERRY, THE BEATLES, ENNIO MORRICONE, DEVO, MOONDOG, ENO/CALE, TOM WAITS, THE ROLLING STONES, LOU HARRISON, BE BOP DELUXE, and HECTOR ZAZOU. New releases include more music from SPARKS, LAURIE ANDERSON & KRONOS QUARTET, SPROINGG, and TUNE-YARDS. There are 'covers' by played by FATBOY SLIM (The Who), NEIL MERRYWEATHER (The Byrds), and THE BAD PLUS (Nirvana) and plenty of other surprises along the way.

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Thanks for listening!

Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #256) - February 23, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
February 22, 2018 06:07 AM PST
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During this edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #256) I'll begin the program with a memorial to both TOM RAPP and JOHANN JOHANNSSON who passed away last week and add WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, MCKENDREE SPRING, THE B-52'S, CHRIS THILE, and more selections from LAURIE ANDERSON & KRONOS QUARTET'S 'Landfall' album to the mix.

Speaking of the 'mix,' part of what makes this program so much fun to produce is how each song segue's throughout the set and there's plenty of 'Ah Ha” moments during the show today. GARY LUCAS, THE RESIDENTS, and THEE OH SEES all provide similar chord structures during one segment, while THE WAITRESSES, AVETT BROTHERS, BJORK, KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH, CHRIS SQUIRE, and MONKS OF DOOM all add their 'keys' to another. And where else can you find a sequence with PETE SEEGER (playing Beethoven's 9th on banjo), THE RED ARMY ENSEMBLE, PINK MARTINI, and KEVIN AYERS all clamoring for your attention?

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