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Options June 6, 2020:

Vasilis Kostas: The Soul of Epirus: Music From Northwestern Greece




Vasilis Kostas, originally from Epirus, Greece, is a standout player of the laouto - lute. His collaborative album with clarinet virtuoso Petroloukas Halkias, The Soul of Epirus, received great reviews. He also explores Greek traditions in Boston-based Pharos Ensemble, and channels his other musical love, jazz, as a member of Global Messengers, the multicultural outfit led by pianist Danilo Pérez. Tune in to hear - and hear about - the music. Plus Vasilis spins a guest-DJ set!

Here's the album The Soul of Epirus by Vasilis Kostas and Petroloukas Halkias: https://thesoulofepirus.bandcamp.com/album/the-soul-of-epirus/

Follow all of Vasilis Kostas' projects here: http://www.vasiliskostas.com/

And like and follow Vasilis Kostas here: https://www.facebook.com/vasiliskostasmusic/

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)  Ngihawukele   Options 112 Bloemstraat  Southern Pulse    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Sons of Kemet  In The Castle of My Skin   Options Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do  Naim Jazz    0:10:05 (Pop‑up)
David Murray  Abdoul Aziz Sy   Options Fo Deuk Revue  Justin Time  Collaboration with Senegalese musicians and others  0:19:30 (Pop‑up)
Don Pullen and the African-Brazilian Connection  Capoeira   Options Kele Mou Bana  Blue Note    0:27:00 (Pop‑up)
Hank Jones, Cheick Tidiane Seck, The Mandinkas  Komidiara   Options Sarala  Verve    0:33:19 (Pop‑up)
Billy Bang  At Play in the Fields of the Lord   Options Prayer for Peace  TUM Records    0:42:14 (Pop‑up)
Eténèsh Wassié, Mathieu Sourisseau  Dera   Options Yene Alem  Buda Musique  Featuring Julie Läderach, cello  0:51:33 (Pop‑up)
Abdallah Oumbadougou  ifitalane   Options Anou Malane  Sahel Sounds  Tuareg singer from Niger, actually recorded in Benin in 1995; US release 2019 by Sahel Sounds  0:54:45 (Pop‑up)
Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas  Potamia   Options The Soul of Epirus      0:59:24 (Pop‑up)
Vasilis Kostas  Interview   Options   Artway - Technotopon    1:06:19 (Pop‑up)
Kitsos Harisiadis  Gekas Epirotiko   Options Lament in a Deep Style 1929-1931  Third Man Records    1:16:50 (Pop‑up)
Vasilis Kostas with Petro Halkias  Gkekas   Options The Soul of Epirus  Artway - Technotopon    1:19:49 (Pop‑up)
Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas  Pailo Zagorisio   Options The Soul of Epirus  Artway - Technotopon    1:29:08 (Pop‑up)
Halkias Family Orchestra  Miroloi   Options Various Artists: Global Beat of the Boroughs  Smithsonian Folkways    1:37:19 (Pop‑up)
Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas  Grava   Options The Soul of Epirus  Artway - Technotopon    1:42:09 (Pop‑up)
Kitsos Harisiadis  Skaros   Options Lament in a Deep Style 1929-1931  Third Man Records    1:49:21 (Pop‑up)
Petroloukas Halkias  Skaros   Options       1:52:22 (Pop‑up)
Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas  Skaros   Options The Soul of Epirus  Artway - Technotopon    1:56:31 (Pop‑up)
Christos Zotos  Liaskos   Options Christos Zotos and Stelios Katsianis: The Greek Folk Instruments: Lute  FM Records    2:06:50 (Pop‑up)
Wayne Shorter Quartet  Aung San Suu Kyi   Options Footprints Live!  Verve   Studio version originally appeared on Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter's album 1+1  2:14:17 (Pop‑up)
Tigran Hamasyan  Fides Tua   Options Fides Tua  Nonesuch    2:27:15 (Pop‑up)
Pat Metheny Group  Letter from Home   Options Letter From Home  Geffen    2:32:23 (Pop‑up)
Vasilis Kostas & Layth Sidiq Duo  Letter From Paco   Options       2:36:58 (Pop‑up)
Pharos Ensemble  Menexedes Kai Zoumpoulia   Options       2:42:34 (Pop‑up)
Vasilis Kostas with Petro Halkias  Fysouni   Options The Soul of Epirus  Artway - Technotopon    2:48:57 (Pop‑up)
Periklis Halkias  O Samandakas   Options Epirotika: Greek Folk Music and Dances From Northern Epirus Volume 1  Folkways Records    2:56:14 (Pop‑up)

WFMU's Transpacific Sound Paradise denounces explicit and implicit racism.
We condemn the culture of white supremacy, which enables the brutalization of black people and other communities of color.
We support Black Lives Matter and the movement it stands for.


Here's a link to The Bail Project: https://bailproject.org/

Here's a link to Color of Change: https://colorofchange.org/

Here's a link to Communities United For Police Reform: https://www.changethenypd.org/

Here's a link to the Arts Covid Big List/ – an extensive list of Relief and Resources For Artists, Freelancers, and Non-Profits: http://artscovid.org/

New York City COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Page for culture - artists, performers etc: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/resources/coronavirus-dcla.page.

The NEA listing of COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations is here: https://www.arts.gov/covid-19-resources-for-artists-and-arts-organizations.

Also: The Folk Artists COVID-19 Relief Fund. Right now the fund is seeking donations at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/folk-arts-relief-fund

Musical America, oriented toward classical / art music but relevant for many musicians, posted an artist relief fund resource list with links on their site a few weeks ago; you can find it at https://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?storyID=44753.

Also: BRIC has an extensive resource list on its website with artists, performers etc. in mind but relevant for everyone. Below is the list as of May 30; you can check the site for updates here: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/blog/resources-artists-during-public-health-crisis.

  • The Actor's Fund: Emergency Financial Assistance
  • The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation: Emergency Grant
  • Alliance of Artists Communities: Emergency Relief Programs
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors: Writers Emergency Assistance Fund
  • Artist Relief: Grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
  • Artist Relief Project: Emergency Relief and Support
  • Artist Relief Tree: Request Funding
  • Artists’ Fellowship: Emergency Aid Resources
  • Arts and Culture Leaders of Color: Emergency Fund
  • Authors League Fund: Emergency Resources
  • Brooklyn Arts Council: Emergency/Disaster Relief
  • Center for Craft: Craft Futures Fund
  • CERF+: Emergency Assistance Inquiry
  • Creative Capital: Artist Relief for COVID-19
  • Dance NYC: Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund
  • doNYC: Amplification Project
  • The Drama League: Directors Emergency Relief Fund
  • Erie Arts & Culture: Emergency Financial Assistance Fund
  • Format: The Photographer Fund
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts: COVID-19 Relief Fund Application
  • Freelancers Union: Freelancers Relief Fund
  • The Haven Foundation: Grants
  • ILYSM: #ILYSM4Artists Grant
  • Joan Mitchell Foundation: Emergency Grants for Artists
  • The Max's Kansas City Project: Emergency Grants
  • Mayer Foundation: Grants to Individuals and Private Foundations
  • National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC): Actos de Confianza Micro-Grant Initiative
  • National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
  • New Music USA: New Music Solidarity Fund
  • New York City Community Trust: NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund for Non-Profits
  • New York State: How to Get Unemployment Assistance
  • New York State Council on the Arts: Resources for New York State Arts and Cultural Organizations re: Novel Coronavirus
  • New York State Dept of Labor: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history & others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the COVID19 emergency
  • NYFA: Emergency Grants Listings
  • NYFA: Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts
  • The Opportunity Agenda: Creative Change COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Stipends for Artists and Cultural Strategists
  • Paige West & the West Collection: LIFTS Artist Grant and Acquisition Award
  • Pen America: Writer's Emergency Fund
  • The Soze Foundation, TaskForce, and Invisible Hand: Artist + Activist Relief Fund
  • Support New York: Online Exhibition Fundraiser (50% sales to donating artist, 50% sales to N95 to NYC)
  • The Surdna Foundation: $13 million commitment to support artists of color working to advance racial justice within their local communities
  • Sweet Relief Musicians Fund: COVID-19 Fund
  • Twenty Summers: Emergency Arts Fund
  • COVID-19 Resources and Webinars:

    Streaming Resources and Platforms:

    Event Cancellations:
    Has Your Project Been Impacted by SXSW or Another Fest’s Cancellation? W&H Wants to Help

    Please check back for updates at https://www.bricartsmedia.org/blog/resources-artists-during-public-health-crisis, or follow BRIC on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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    Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

    (For more suggestions see https://www.bustle.com/p/9-immigration-organizations-to-donate-to-if-you-want-to-support-daca-recipients-80757.)

    National Immigration Law Center: Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

    National Immigration Forum: The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.

    New York Immigration Coalition: The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

    Arab American Family Support Center (New York City): The Arab-American Family Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.

    Action NYC: ActionNYC connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration legal help. You can make an appointment to learn your immigration legal options and get immigration application assistance. There are ActionNYC sites in all five boroughs. Appointments are required. Your appointment will be in your language.

    Immigration Equality is the leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization in the country. It provide s advice and legal services to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge, fair treatment, and freedom in the United States. The work is truly lifesaving because there are nearly 80 countries around the world where it is a crime to be LGBTQ, with consequences up to and including the death penalty. For this reason, Immigration Equality fights to obtain asylum in the United States for LGBTQ and HIV-positive refugees - with a remarkable 99% win rate.

    International Refugee Assistance Project: The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

    International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

    Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): KIND serves as the leading organization for the protection of children who enter the US immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation. We achieve fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child's best interests, safety and well-being.

    Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF): AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans by combining litigation, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Issues / focus include immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

    Make the Road New York (MRNY): MRNY builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

    Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ): Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.

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    Listener comments!

    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Bas NL:

    Hi Rob! Ready for some Transpacific Sound Paradise. Hi all!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm McGroovey:

    (Is he gone?)
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm chresti:

    Hi sound paradise!
    Avatar 6:04pm slugluv1313:

    good evening, Rob and everyone!
    @ McGroovey -- ha ha my thoughts EXACTLY! :)
    @ Katie (if you are there!) please hug the kitties for me!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Bas NL:

    Oww.. Hello Vasilis!
      6:08pm Eric:

    This song is incredible
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Rob W:

    Good evening everyone!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm mariano:

    Heya Rob and crew, folks! slugluv: I owe you an "lol" and high-five from the last show.
    Avatar 6:11pm slugluv1313:

    @ mariano -- haha, thanks!
    right back atcha :)
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm chresti:

    Was there a trouble maker on the last show?
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Armando:

    Hey Rob and everyone. BCUC and Sons of Kemet opener? Awesome.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm radioronan:

    Hello Rob - Hello global citizens of comment board.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Smilty69:

    Good evening, Rob & friends! Spent a healthy day protesting with my kids (their call actually). I'm proud of them.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm mariano:

    Boy howdy, chresti. A few of them. I don't mind them at all, they have a talent for setting themselves up as the punchline.
      6:19pm Billy Shittu:

    Hiya rob,looking forward to the show!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm McGroovey:

    There were, I guess, 2 people expressing unpopular opinions, and one jerk fake-posting potty foo pretending to be one of the unpopular guys.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm chresti:

    Ah, sounds like kids having fun, maybe..
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm chresti:

    I remember when my son was around 12, he and his friend loved to go on napster to insult people.
      6:29pm Billy Shittu:

    Rob, thats weird that u just played a David Murray track from 1996; i just watched a Bill Murray movie from 1996. 'Larger Than Life'. It wasnt as good as your song.
    Avatar 6:29pm slugluv1313:

    @ chresti -- yeah -- and while this happening, a clip of Angela Davis speaking about "On Becoming an Activist" was playing -- somehow fitting, imho
      6:31pm M&K:

    Transpacific
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm chresti:

    I hope kids can go back to school soon.
    Avatar 6:33pm slugluv1313:

    this "Capoeira" is gorgeous, so cool
    Avatar 6:35pm TDK60:

    Hola Rob. Just back from a protest.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm chresti:

    Hi TDK60, how did it go?
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm Rob W:

    For the first time I can ever remember we were able to join a protest here in Hoboken just by stepping out our door. I can't remember a significant protest march about a national issue in Hoboken, certainly not in our neighborhood. That tells us the significance of this moment, the possibility that this could be a real time of change - it gives me goosebumps thinking about it to be honest.
    Avatar 6:39pm TDK60:

    Very Good. A few oldsters like me but mainly young adults, mainly Latino and Black, thru Washington Heights. I'm tired but glad! No trouble from the cops. As soon as we stepped off to march we got /drenched/ for about 5 minutes. But that helped us feel cool later when the Sun came back.
      6:39pm M&K:

    Trance specific
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm chresti:

    Glad to hear that it went well and the weather was not bad.
    Avatar 6:43pm TDK60:

    Chresti, white folks like me were asked to ring the perimeter to show the cops we were there; they'd have to get us first.
      6:44pm stevej:

    Rob, These jazz collabs are just great. I could listen all night, but I know well that this bus visits many neighborhoods on its way.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm chresti:

    I read that a protest in Oakland had music playing happening.
    TDK60, you are brave.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Ike:

    Hi all! Great sounds!

    I wish every protest was positive but I saw this eye-opening news about the continued negative power of social media: www.nbcnews.com...
    The part where they declare victory because the "buses of antifa" never showed up is just... wow.
    Avatar 6:47pm TDK60:

    Think about this: How many people has "anti-fa" killed? Zero. And far right/racist groups? Many, many.
      6:49pm M&K:

    Bongos + Sticks
      6:58pm M&K:

    Sounds like righteousness
      7:01pm Billy Shittu:

    Sweet Oumbadougou
      7:01pm Carmichael:

    Heya Rob and Trannies. Just home, celebrating my haircut.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm chresti:

    Congratulations, Carmichael. Franco cut my hair about 2 weeks ago.
    Avatar 7:06pm JakeGould:

    @chresti: Just a late response to this… “Ah, sounds like kids having fun, maybe..” 100% utterly no. There are definitely people in the WFMU audience who complain and harass DJs for saying anything remotely political. In the case of the last show there were exactly two people persistently don’t that.

    The reason I feel the need to clear that up is stuff like that is never “kids” just goofing around. It is a real listener being really entitled.

    Now, back to the show.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Bas NL:

    My local Greek restaurant re-opened this week. It was good to have a nice meal there again.
      7:14pm Billy Shittu:

    entitled to a view?
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Bas NL:

    What a great track, Gekas Epirotiko!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm chresti:

    You don't know kids very well. They can be evil.
    Avatar 7:31pm JakeGould:

    @chresti: I have no energy for chat board gossip nonsense and theories, but I do know what I know and I know these people are not kids. I am saying this because your attitude might make you a target for some very well known WFMU comment board trolls. Please don’t feed them.
    Avatar 7:33pm TDK60:

    I don't mind disagreeing about politics. But when folks put down The Doors, I smash furniture.
    Avatar 7:34pm slugluv1313:

    this is beautiful, Rob -- THANK-YOU!!!
    Avatar 7:35pm JakeGould:

    @TDK60: I told the protestors at the march you went to and they went out of their way to avoid any Jim Morrison discussion to avoid any issues.

    Seriously, happy you went out there to see things for yourself. Are there still public garbage cans out on the street near you and the march area?

    They removed garbage cans in Brooklyn as deep as Gravesend I believe. Like anyone would go out there to riot for any reason.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm chresti:

    Haha. Jake, I cannot comment on that, I wasn't there, but generally I ignore trolls.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm chresti:

    Haha @ TDK60
    Avatar 7:37pm TDK60:

    Jake, I didn't think notice that. This was a peaceful march, its most daring thing was walking in the street but the cops didn't care, in this specific case.
    Avatar 7:43pm JakeGould:

    @TDK60: Cool. Thing to keep in mind… In the great scheme of things, as each day passes and each peaceful protest happens the “violence” narrative fades into the background.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Uncle Michael:

    Jim Price is coming on?
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Uncle Michael:

    oops...disregard
    Avatar 7:46pm TDK60:

    This kids I was walking with today probably don't even know of The Doors! Most are likely into hip-hop, merengue, or reggaeton.
    Avatar 7:48pm slugluv1313:

    seeing the Oud in the photo at the top of the page reminded me . . . Rahim AlHaj gave a live concert yesterday evening:
    www.chambermusicdetroit.org...
    originally from Baghdad, Iraq, he is currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and truly one of the sweetest, most positive humans in the Universe . . . think i first saw/heard him play at Sufi Books, almost 20 years ago? his music always so incredibly healing, beautiful, supportive -- no matter how f'd up things are out there
    Avatar 7:51pm slugluv1313:

    @ TDK60 -- weird thing about The Doors is how a lot of the kids who do know about them totally worship them (thinking of all those IG Doors pages!) . . . hell, even back in the late 70s, early 80s -- Doors tribute bands like Crystal Ship, etc.
    Avatar 7:53pm TDK60:

    Slug: Doorsheads? Like Deadheads? I saw a Doors cover band once and it was funny to me (having seen the real thing). The singer acted real affected and moody onstage /and off/. Haha!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm chresti:

    Doorknobs?
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Smilty69:

    Petrolouskas's Skaros is a soothing yet anxious track.
    Avatar 7:57pm TDK60:

    Enjoying this Greek music. Soulful.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Mister Dobalina:

    Lovin' this track.
    Avatar 7:58pm slugluv1313:

    @ Rob -- THANK-YOU for Color of Change and the other links you have provided!!!
    (unfortunately have not been able to participate in any of the marches, protests, etc. -- physical body has not been cooperating -- so have been doing alternative methods of activism)
    also helpful -- GrassRoots Law Project: www.grassrootslaw.org
    Avatar 7:59pm TDK60:

    Chresti, that's funny. I have a pal who's a Dead fan. He saw a Dead cover band that recreates specific Dead concerts. They even do the same onstage banter in between songs. My word.
    Avatar 8:01pm slugluv1313:

    @ TDK60 -- hahaha! the kids who were "into" Crystal Ship were generally too young to have seen the real thing!
    never saw them myself, but the ex's younger brother did, and he said the same thing -- the lead singer was totally affected, drinking "whiskey" (black tea!) straight out of a bottle, etc.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm chresti:

    That's crazy, TDK60, like a reenactment?
    Avatar 8:05pm TDK60:

    Slugluv1313- When I saw the Doors the singer was well-behaved, disciplined, excellent. True! / Chresti: Yes! To me, that's absurd. (Public disclosure> I'm not anti-Dead, nor a Deadhead. I like them alright.)
    Avatar 8:05pm Franco Twinkie:

    I saw The Doors open for Frank Zappa about a year after Jim Morrison kicked off and at one point Ray Manzarek suggested that Jim was still out there causing trouble, We just thought he was a delusional nut. I mean really, has he shown up yet?
    Avatar 8:08pm TDK60:

    Hi Franco, musta been some of that famous hippy mystical stuff with Ray M. Heh..
    Avatar 8:11pm Franco Twinkie:

    Who knows? The show was at The Hollywood Bowl which was close enough to Ray's house that he might have walked to the show and been bitten by a rattle snake along the way.
    Avatar 8:11pm TDK60:

    Love this sound, close to a 12-string guitar.
    Avatar 8:12pm TDK60:

    Franco haha...
    Avatar 8:16pm TDK60:

    What is it with California bands that start with 'D' that cause so much controversy? Dead, Doors, Dead Kennedys..
      8:16pm Carmichael:

    @Franco, who sang?
    Avatar 8:20pm TDK60:

    Franco, what era of Zappa was that?
    Avatar 8:21pm TDK60:

    (I forgot: the Dead starts with a 'G'.)
    Avatar 8:21pm flashbazbo:

    Ray was just working that mojo for a little supply.
    Avatar 8:23pm Franco Twinkie:

    Ray, but Charles Lloyd was also making racket as well. It was September 1972, the premier of The Grand Wazoo.
    Avatar 8:24pm TDK60:

    wow Franco, with a big band?
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Armando:

    Wayne Shorter—nice. This quartet of his with Danilo, Patitucci, and Brian Blade is the best.
    Avatar 8:26pm Franco Twinkie:

    TDK,yeah. They were really good. A real big noise.
    Avatar 8:28pm TDK60:

    Got to see Shorter at a free outdoor concert at Columbia U. Great.
    Avatar 8:31pm Franco Twinkie:

    Wayne Shorter, yeah! I saw Weather Report in 1974 at The Santa Monica Civic. They were so loud! Louder that any rock band for sure.
    Avatar 8:31pm TDK60:

    Franco you ever seen Los Lobos? They're from your area, right?
      8:33pm Carmichael:

    I’ve seen Los Lobos 6 or 7 times (north of Franco/chresti.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm maestroso:

    Tigran Hamasyan is awesome. His new album will be released in July, I think. I've already pre-ordered it.
    He also did a live stream from his home a week or so ago.
    Avatar 8:34pm Franco Twinkie:

    TDK,of course! I saw their baptism of fire when they opened for Public Image at the Olympic Auditorium. Their first show outside East L.A.
      8:37pm Carmichael:

    Los Lobos tours a LOT in California, pre COVID anyway.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Handy Haversack:

    Hi, Rob! Hi, everyone! Sorry I'm so late. Been listening like 10 mins. but reading up on how Todd's show went.

    ELEUTHERIA!
    Avatar 8:40pm Franco Twinkie:

    Car, when I lived in Pasadena I walked to one of their shows, a benefit for The New York Rocker.
    Avatar 8:48pm slugluv1313:

    so gorgeous!
    thanks so much, Rob, for another fantastic show
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Ken From Hyde Park:

    Thanks, Rob and skeleton assistant. A beautiful flow throughout.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Megaroni:

    It’s so nice to hear Balkan music and hear this special guest :)
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm chresti:

    Thanks Rob, fantastic!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Smilty69:

    Wonderful show, Rob & skelly crew! Until next Saturday
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Handy Haversack:

    Thanks, Rob! Thanks, Skeleton. Glad to have caught the end!
    Avatar 8:54pm JakeGould:

    Thanks Rob!
    Avatar 8:55pm TDK60:

    Night Rob. Love this Greek music tonight.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm McGroovey:

    I think there were two Doors albums after Morrison. I've never heard them. I think the remaining guys split the vocals?
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Bas NL:

    Thanks Rob & Vasilis! Great show!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm McGroovey:

    I just realized my Doors post was sitting in the little box unposted since whoever it was mentioned the Doors.

    Great show,, Rob!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm McGroovey:

    And it turns out I have those two post-Morrison Doors albums, but I've never listened to them.

    The struggle is real.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm mariano:

    Thank you Rob and Darren and Ruth, see everyone chez Marty hopefully!

    (Handy: some pretty heated exchanges on Todd's Accu as I'm sure you've seen)
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm radioronan:

    excellent show - thanks Rob - Thanks Skeleton crew! Be well !
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Rob W:

    Thanks everyone, take care!
      9:00pm Marie:

    Love this song.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

    THX !
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm Mister Dobalina:

    Feelin' this
    !!!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Mister Dobalina:

    Never heard enuff ...MF DooM..
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