We’re broadcasting from studio B this week. No overarching themes on this podcast, just the usual free-form collection of tracks from the McGowan music library. From Penguin Cafe Orchestra to Carmen McCrae to Stevie Wonder to Frank Zappa, this ain’t your father’s podcast – well that is unless you’re my kids. In that case it IS your father’s podcast.
This week’s podcast features all live recordings. From Santana to Loudon Wainwright III, Paul Sturm to Nina Simone, it’s all live, all the time.
Noam Chomsky was a no show, instead Scrappy is joined this week by the ghost of Howard Zinn. Come, be with them as they remember the lives of John Lennon and Solomon Burke. Scrappy also pays tribute to New York in song.
Scrappy hits the road this week, broadcasting live from Minnesota, where he brings you his own special brand of free-form musical goodness. So join Scrappy and his crew as they broadcast live from Sol LeWtt Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler in Edina, MN.
This week Scrappy goes under the covers to bring you new and different versions of your favorite tracks. Some will surprise you, some will delight you, hopefully they will leave you begging for more.
On this week’s podcast Scrappy celebrates two remarkable women as well as celebrating the coming of fall. Come join Scrappy but don’t forget to wear your autumn sweater.
Podcast number two is available for your listening pleasure. Number two features a musical journey that takes you from the pie case of the Croton Diner to South Africa and back again.
It’s been 23 years since my last broadcast at the late, great WQAX in Bloomington, IN and, that seemed like a long enough break from the mic and the turntable.
When I threw my hat into the Internet ring back in 1995 it was because I saw the Internet as the great equalizer; I saw it as a tool that would allow a musician to produce, distribute and profit from their music, free from the record companies which turned musicians into little more than musical sharecroppers. And so it seems only fitting that getting back behind the mic now allows me to be broadcasting from home via the internet.
With the hope of putting together regular podcasts, I hope you enjoy listening. And as always, the request lines are open…