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Monthly Archives: May 2012
The Trade started as a Monday night jazz jam at Helios. They were able to hold a crowd and were accessible to the younger jazz players who might not be able to get past the sharp elbows of the first … Continue reading
Moodafaruka defies description if description is three words or less. They are true world music adventurers if that is possible to do while rarely leaving Houston. Being that Houston is one of the most diverse cities on the planet, then … Continue reading
It takes a certain je ne se qua to claim the mantle of Southern Rock in this day and time. Moses Guest performs its ambassadorship with healthy spoonful of that Houston je ne se qua. More than a bin box … Continue reading
I probably met Space City Gamelan through Matt Crawford, my A2 on Mary Lou’s Flip Flop Shop. I remember driving to the Houston Indonesian Consulate, which owned the gamelan instruments seen here, to check out a rehearsal. This was a … Continue reading
Citizen Doug’s first report filed for NPR News. NASA astronaut Don Petitt describes his impressions upon being the first person to enter Dragon form orbit
Jak se mas? Doesn’t matter, Mark Halata and Texavia will drive to your town and make you get up dance the polka. Behind this champion accordionist are Mark Rubin (tuba/bass) of Bad Livers fame and the Brosch brothers, Bruce (gutar/vox) … Continue reading
Ari Daniel Shapiro is an oceanographer with a passion for radio, story telling and downright interesting science. As a guest producer for RadioLab he contributed to the Sperm show. He asked me to record and interview Kathleen LaBounty. I teased … Continue reading
Greg’s Wood’s lyrics tell his story better then I ever could. The rest I should keep to myself. Ken Jones guitar, Eric Dane guitar, Leesa Harrington-Squyres drums, Mopar Mike Sinclair bass. More Greg Wood: “Thinking It Over”, ’37 Years’
My good friend Julye Newlin got me two days in ‘the Hive’ the BP control room for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill for the Discovery Channel shooting this HD documentary. We were the only crew to gain such direct access. … Continue reading
One can often tell how good a programmer is by their manual dexterity and accuracy. I met Ian Varley at a networking gathering he organized that somebody talked me into attending. He said he was interested in getting his band … Continue reading
This would be one of the last music tapings I did at HoustonPBS. It doesn’t take long to learn in TV that everything gets canceled. Carolyn was just about to spend a little time on the road with Bob Dylan. … Continue reading
Grenade. Hmm, how did I meet them? I know that I am still blessed to work with John Calderon on occasion at The Bridge Fellowship In Sugarland, TX, where he leads the worship band when he’s not leading Al Jarreau’s … Continue reading
Clouseaux made me have hope for all the talented well trained music scholars that pour out of American universities. What does one do with all that musical muscle? Mix it with gin and an olive with just a whiff of … Continue reading
Hilary Sloan is a champion fiddler with a unfaltering passion for authenticity. She wrote this tune. This band behind her may be the hottest thing since Hee Haw. Dagnabbit More from Hilary Sloan “Some Forgotten Sunday”, “I Wish I Was … Continue reading
What can I say about my friend Song? I met her on the Johnny P/Scarface video Do or Die. We were immediate friends. We also worked on Destiny Child’s first video appearance. She introduced me to Project Row Houses. Then … Continue reading
Sound Patrol was an amazing supergroup that lasted about 3 months. Very nice, uber talented cats. This was during that whole Earthwire period. The very first taping on the then new ‘the connection’ (yes that’s the name) this segment was … Continue reading