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Transmusic Airwaves on Hi Lo Radio (Episode #214) - May 5, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
May 02, 2017 05:40 PM PDT
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Today's edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #214) marks the beginning of a new era for my freeform radio show as I move to another internet radio station (Hi Lo Radio) starting with this broadcast. Sonically, you'll notice a big improvement in sound quality and clarity that'll make the show
even more satisfying to listen to.

On tap for this inaugural broadcast is music from D'Gary & Jihe (acoustic stylings from Madagascar), Daevid Allen & Euterpe, David Bromberg with Vassar Clements (from“Hillbilly Jazz”), Carla Bley's Big Band, Deerhoof, Jack Kidney, and a piece from Sopwith Camel. (and that's just the first set).

From the “vault” you'll hear Curved Air's “Metamorphosis,” Giles, Giles, & Fripp, Ken Nordine, The Rutles, and Cal Hand (playing “They Only Moved the Stage”).

NEW music is heard from old pal Harvey Gold (a special radio world premiere piece), Ralph Towner, Jesca Hoop, Wire, Johann Johannsson, and The Flaming Lips.

There's jazz from Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, contemporary classical from Terry Riley & the Arte Quartet, more international music from Namgar (Mongolia) and Omar Soulyman (Syria), “Prog” from Faust and Bee Bop Deluxe, PLUS Captain Beefheart, Bjork, R. Stevie Moore, Irmin Schmidt & Kumo, and Radiohead.

It's a new day with a more great music that you'd expect to hear on this program.

SET #1
D'GARY & JIHE “Miady Mify” - Horombe/DAEVID ALLEN/EUTERPE “ 5 & 20 Schoolgirls" - Studio Rehearsal Tapes 1977/DAVID BROMBERG & FIRENDS “Sitting on Top of the World” - Hillbilly Jazz/CARLA BLEY BIG BAND “Awful Coffee” - Appearing Nightly/DEERHOOF “Model Behavior” - The Magic/JACK KIDNEY “ Footprints on the Moon” - Sealin' Up the Past/SOPWITH CAMEL “Coke, Suede, & Waterbeds” - The Miraculous Hump Returns From the Moon/
SET #2
DAVID BYRNE “Black Flag” - The Catherine Wheel/TERRY RILEY & ARTE QUARTET “Uncle Jared Part 1” - Assassin Reverie/DARCY JAMES ARGUE'S SECRET SOCIETY “Best Friends Forever” - Real Enemies**/BJORK “All is Full of Love” - Homogenic/WIRE “An Alibi” - Silver/Lead**/THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE “Face Down on the Moon” - Aufheben/LUNA “Lost in Space” - Penthouse/
SET #3
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART “Best Batch Yet” - Doc At The Radar Station/FAUST “25 Yellow Doors” - 71 Minutes of Faust/PINK FLOYD “Into the Beechwoods” - Cre/Ation The Early Years**/RALPH TOWNER “Dolomiti Dance” - My Foolish Heart**/BE BOP DELUXE “Visions of Endless” - Drastic Plastic/JESCA HOOP “Unsaid” - Memories Are Now**/DEVO “Social Fools” - Social Fools/
SET #4
FRED FRITH “Domaine de Planousset” - Speechless/GILES, GILES, & FRIPP “One in a Million” - The Cheerful Insanity of/NAMGAR “Aspiration” - Nomad/JOHANN JOHANNSSON “The Radiant City” - Orphee**/CURVED AIR “Metamorphosis” - Air Cut/ OMAR SOULEYMAN “Ya Mumma” - Wenu Wenu/
SET #5
PORTISHEAD “Mourning Air” - Portishead/URBAN VERBS “Luca Brasi” - Urban Verbs/HOME & GARDEN “Birthday” - History and Geography/ROBERT GLASPER & MILES DAVIS “Little Church” - Everything's Beautiful/KEN NORDINE “Feet of Clay” - Grandson of Word Jazz/LITTLE AXE “Go Away Devil” - Champagne & Grits/BOB DYLAN “Medicine Sunday” - The Bootleg Series Vol 12 The Cutting Edge 1965-1966**/
SET #6
CHIM KOTHARI “Eleanor Rigby” - Sounds of Sitar/THE FLAMING LIPS “How??” Oczy Melody**/NEGATIVLAND “Kind of Grumpy” - Thigmotatic/R. STEVIE MOORE “Theme from A.G.” - Phonography/HARVEY GOLD “Song For Joanne” - Mp3**/THE RUTLES “Cheese & Onions” - The Rutles/CAL HAND “They Only Moved the Stage” - The Wylie Butler/IRMIN SCHMIDT & KUMO “Those Fuzzy Things (Out There)”- Masters of Confusion/RADIOHEAD “Decks Dark” A -Moon Shaped Pool/

** = NEW Release or Recent Acquisition


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Transmusic Airwaves (#213) - April 28, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
April 27, 2017 06:13 AM PDT
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Today's program (TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES Episode #213) mark the completion of my 5th year at SFCR/KUSF-in-Exile. I'll mark this anniversary by playing some of my favorite cuts by many of the artists I treasure most.

To begin the show I'll start where it all began long ago, with the song “Art of Almost” by Wilco. During the first set you'll also hear songs from Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Parquet Courts, Pere Ubu, and two NEW pieces
from Wire and Johann Johannsson. In keeping with my ongoing obsession to
play “covers” you'll hear The Flaming Lips and Akiko Kanazawa cover The Beatles and David Bedford cover Wagner's entire “Ring Cycle” in one minute.

Of course I'll delve into the “vault” and bring out Frank Zappa (200 Motels), the legendary psych masterpiece The United States of America (Joe Byrd), Nick Drake, Henry Cow, Roy Harper, and McKendree Spring. NEW material will be played by The Residents, Ralph Towner, Carl Palmer's Uduguru, and Mary Halvorson's Octet. World music is played (as always) and you'll hear from Juana Molina, Huun Huur Tu, Djivan Gasparayan & Michael Brook, and Samba Toure. Old friends Tin Huey are heard along with John Cale and The Rolling Stones (playing what else? “2000 Light Years from Home”).

Finally, it's been a great ride during my time at SFCR, but I've decided to begin anew on a different radio station beginning next week. I'll be gracing the internet airwaves on Hi Lo Radio every Friday from 9 am to noon Eastern.


Immediately following that broadcast, TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES will be available as a podcast at http://transmusicairwaves.podomatic.com/

Thanks to the entire staff of SFCR for all their support and please keep supporting community radio in the bay area.

For a complete playlist of this show:


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Transmusic Airwaves (#212) - April 21, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
April 20, 2017 06:44 AM PDT
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It's time for another TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES and on this installment (Episode #212) you can't go wrong with The Bonzo Dog Band playing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” AND “The Sound of Music,” Patti Smith's band rediscovering the “Dead's” “Black Peter,” and Sponge singing the “Go Speed Racer Go” cartoon theme.

Add to that music from Wendy Carlos' “Tron” and an Ennio Morricone film score, jazz with Bernie Green & His Guitar Orchestra, The Bad Plus, and the late Allan Holdsworth; “Prog” from The White Noise, Daevid Allen, and The Rotter's Club, and obscurities from rock stalwarts 10cc, T. Rex, and Robin Trower.

There's more NEW electronica from Carl Palmer, John Hardin, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and Ray Sammartano, and plenty of world music offerings, psychedelic meanderings, and folk stylings to satisfy even the most discerning listener.

For A Detailed Playlist:

For more information on Uduguru (Carl Palmer):
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Transmusic Airwaves (#211) - April 14, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
April 13, 2017 06:00 AM PDT
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Today's TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#211) certainly has a psychedelic feel to it at its core. Vintage cuts by The Doors (“Not to Touch the Earth”), Velvet Underground & Nico (“Sunday Morning”), Jefferson Airplane (“Star Track”), and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (“Buddah”) are all interwoven with a variety of newer artists in that genre such as Goat, Dukes of Stratosphear (XTC), and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

But don't fret Alice, if those offerings aren't your cup of tea there's more diversity to “peak” your interest and keep you from straying too far down the “rabbit hole.” Charles Mingus, Tom Waits, Morton Subotnick, and The Silk Road Ensemble (feat. Yo Yo Ma) all stretch their chops today along with Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jean Michel Jarre, Townes Van Zandt, Stomu Yamash'Ta and “covers” from African Underground All Stars (U2's “Desire”) and Geoffrey Oryema (Talking Heads “Listening Wind”).

Add to this “tea” party NEW pieces from The Residents, Pink Martini, Jesca Hoop, Uduguru (Carl Palmer), and Heron Oblivion and you've got a three hour experience that would make the Mad Hatter giggle uncontrollably with glee at.

** = NEW release or recent acquisition

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Transmusic Airwaves (#210) - April 7, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
April 06, 2017 06:54 AM PDT
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The cold grey days of April are upon us but today's edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#210) will surely brighten your mood with six great sets of music guaranteed to warm you up with more variety and surprises.

From the “vault” there's John Fahey, Fever Tree, Lothar and the Hand People, Aphrodite's Child, and Screaming Lord Sutch. My quest to bring you more “covers” continues with Johnny Cash (“Personal
Jesus”), Gary Lucas (“Astronomy Domine”), Art of Noise (Peter Gunn”), and Fred Frith (“Dancing in the Street”) all played today. NEW recordings are heard from Jesca Hoop, The Residents, Johann
Johannsson, and Pink Martini.

Additional pieces are heard from Pere Ubu, Tall Dwarfs, Farafina, Joy Division, Phillip Glass, Califone, Paul McCartney, Japan, Godley & Creme, and Neutral Milk Hotel

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Transmusic Airwaves (#209) - March 31, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
March 30, 2017 06:33 AM PDT
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This week's TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#209) has several songs about trains including a cut from the NEW Residents album, “The Ghost of Hope,” plus loads of “covers” including Earl Scruggs (playing “Ring of Fire”), Parquet Courts (“These Boots Are Made for Walkin”), plus Leo Kottke, Gordan Gano, and Quartet San Francisco all do their part.

There's tracks from NEW releases including another from Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Pink Martini, Bob Dylan (from his recent “Bootleg Series Vol. 12”), Jesca Hoop, Ty Segall, and Ray Sammartano. Out of the “vault” you'll hear Klaatu, Urban Verbs, Can, and Pink Floyd (from the “Zambriskie Point soundtrack).

Sidi Toure, Mamer, Dmitri Pokrosky Ensemble, Joi, and Juana Molina all add international flair to the program. Jazz from Charles Lloyd & the Marvels, Steve Lehman, and Muzzy Marcellino are played and other artists heard include Chris Butler's Kilopop, Gong, Brian Eno, Slapp Happy, Little Feat, and Lounge Lizards.

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Transmusic Airwaves (#208) - March 24, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
March 23, 2017 05:02 AM PDT
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NEW releases, several “vault” selections, a couple of old rock standards, and plenty of other eclectic offerings grace today's TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#208).

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Mary Halvorson Octet, M. Ward, Johann Johannsson, Heron Oblivion, Of Montreal, David Bowie (from Lazarus), and Ray Sammartano all encompass what's NEW today, then from the “vault” you'll hear from The Chocolate Watch Band, Jade Warrior, Art Bears, Kraftwerk, and Van Der Graaf Generator (from Still Life).

Old rock standards include songs from the late Chuck Berry (“Roll Over Beethoven”), The Beatles (from Revolver), and The Who (from A Quick One) and the remaining eclectic mix contains pieces from such artists as Jon Hassell (with Farfina), Ali Farka Toure, Peter Gabriel, Hampton String Quartet, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, and Terry Riley.

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Transmusic Airwaves (#207) - March 17, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
March 16, 2017 05:51 AM PDT
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For one day each year everyone gets to be Irish so in honor of this event I'll play several related pieces from The Chieftains, Spiro, Horslips and Pentangle during the fourth set on this edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#207).

The show begins with an entirely different theme however as 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band) brings us “Tellusyourvision,” followed by Leonard Nimoy's “A Visit to a Sad Planet,” and Hawkwind's “Fable of a Failed Race.” Later in the set you'll hear the new David Bowie song “No Plan” followed by a remix
of “Swing Lo, Sweet Cadillac” by Dizzie Gillespie, and then a piece by Joe Strummer.

Also included today are selections from The Residents, early Pink Floyd, Henry Kaiser, Cracker and Charles Lloyd & The Marvels both “cover” country standards, plus Negativland, Can, Curved Air, and Duane Eddy are all played. NEW releases are heard from Ray Sammartano, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith,
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, another Ty Segall release, The Pretenders, and more from Steve Lehman and The Flaming Lips.

For A Detailed Playlist:

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Transmusic Airwaves (#206) - March 10, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
March 09, 2017 05:22 AM PST
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It's old vs. NEW and a whole lot more on this edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#206). I'll reach into the “vault” and play a remastered version of “Dolly Dagger” by Jimi Hendrix to start this show and then during the course of the program I'll add more “vault” selections from The Zombies Ravi Shankar, Donovan, Jefferson Airplane, Taj Mahal, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, and finish everything off with Neil Young's “On the Beach.”

Plenty of NEW pieces are heard including the latest offerings from The Flaming Lips, Cherry Glazerr, The Pretenders, Wussy, The Monkees, Steve Lehman, John Zorn, and Robert Glasper interpreting the music of Miles Davis. You'll get your jazz, rock, and “covers” fix from two sources; The Bad Plus plays “Iron Man” and Patti Smith does The Doors “Soul Kitchen.”

Then there's that whole other matter of international music with songs from Namgar (Mongolia), Toto La Mompostina (Columbia), Osamu (Japan), Dengue Fever (Cambodia/USA), Spiro (U.K.), and Lakou Mizik (Haiti).

Film Soundtracks are played from Alexandre Desplat (The Kings Speech) and Maurice Jarre (Witness), and film documentary music from Kurt Cobain (Montage of Heck) and Charlie Clouser (Robert Moog score) are also heard. Pretty eclectic huh?

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Transmusic Airwaves (#205) - March 3, 2017 - with DJ Paul Ciminero (host)
March 01, 2017 01:40 PM PST
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Al DiMeola leads off this show with “Esmeralda” from his latest release, “Elysium,” then it's another three hours of unique, unexpected, and uninterrupted programming (except for the occasional voice over to tell you what you heard) on this edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#205).

Today, expect to hear music from Nico, Tinariwen, Eels, The Magnetic Fields, Robert Fripp & The League of Gentlemen, Stina Nordenstam, Mercury Rev, Hayseed Dixie (covering “Paint It Black”), Max Roach, Tin Huey, and Wilco,

I'll continue my weekly efforts of playing selections from the NEWEST releases including more from John Zorn, The Pretenders, Steve Lehman & Selebeyone, The Flaming Lips, Car Seat Headrest, John Hardin, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, and a previously unreleased version of John Martyn's “Glistening Glynderbourne.”

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