Sunday, August 28, 2005
No worries! We've updated the playlist to finish August with a whole lot of "new" sounds. That may very well date back to the 60s and 70s ... but you know what we 're trying to say.
Friday, August 26, 2005
We just have to wait for the tech guys over there to do their job. Hopefully we'll be back up and playing in a few hours time. These things have happened in the past as well, and it's usually just a question of hours before live365 has it sorted out.
For the latest comments from live365 regarding the repairs click here or the title headline.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Mats/Morgan Band has released a new CD!
Swedish keyboardist Mats Öberg and drummer Morgan Ågren will forever be remembered as the two youngsters that played with Frank Zappa during his show in Stockholm in May 1988.
"I remember that!" says RadioDupree station manager Sigurd Huckle. "I was there. They jammed on a then unreleased Zappa tune that we know as T'Mershi Duween. Frank told the amazed audience that he though those guys were great!"
The lads have formed a band of their own and they certainly play music of their own too. The music isn't exactly middle of the road but Mats/Morgan Band has managed to find an audience...in Sweden, France, the US and elsewhere...
This is Mats and Morgan's seventh album and it sounds more dynamic than some of the previous ones. The fast and furious instrumentals are still here, but also some more slow and mellow tunes. Check out RadioDupree to hear some of them.
Monday, August 22, 2005
On the day that we start our instrumental theme on our Focus half hours, comes the news that the man who invented one of the most important instruments of the 20 century has passed away.
The official press-release says:
"Bob was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme or GBM) in late April 2005. He had received both radiation treatment and chemotherapy to help combat the disease. He is survived by his wife, Ileana, his five children, Laura Moog Lanier, Matthew Moog, Michelle Moog-Koussa, Renee Moog, and Miranda Richmond; and the mother of his children, Shirleigh Moog.
Bob was warm and outgoing. He enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. He especially appreciated what Ileana referred to as "the magical connection" between music-makers and their instruments."
Synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog's interest in electronic music began at an early age when he and his father built theremins, one of the earliest electronic musical instruments. As a student at Cornell University in 1963, he created the Moog Modular Synthesizer, his first prototype. After successfully introducing it at the Audio Engineering Society Convention and working with composer Herbert Deutsch, it was made commercially available in 1964.
Moog's place in music history was cemented after Wendy Carlos prominently featured his synthesizer on her 1968 Grammy-winning album Switched On Bach, giving his creation fame and respect.
More on his MiniMoog and his career can be read here.
The original MiniMoog:
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Hey! How's it going? Another week is just around the corner (or has begun). It all depends on what day starts the week where you live. Here in Sweden it's Monday. In other places Sunday. Whatever day we will bring you some instrumental tunes during our Focus half hours this week.
Focus comes your way twice a day with a special theme. And this time around it's all instrumental music presented by our autumn-ready DJ Jean Pierre. Starting Monday.
Check out the schedule here and do write us and say what you'd like to have a whole 30 minute Focus show about: email@example.com
In the mean time, here's the current Top 10. Ususally presented on Mondays but today it's Sunday and the figures date back to Saturday. But ... so what? Current favourites played on the station are:
1. Tasavallan Presidentti - Last Quarters
2. Rebecca Pidgeon - Ordinary Blues
Tough On Crime
3. The Who - A Legal Matter
Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy
4. King Crimson - People
5. Allan Holdsworth - Panic Station
6. Lana Lane - Do It Again
Curious Goods Special Edition
7. George Duke - Uncle Remus
The Aura Will Prevail
8. David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now?
9. bwaySteve - Bad Sneakers
10. Todd Rundgren - Golden Goose
Friday, August 19, 2005
Rosanne Agasee doin' Steely Dan
Being a presenter on Canada's The Shopping Channel and covering a Steely Dan tune? No problem if your name is Rosanne Agasee. Got the CD "Home At Last" a few weeks ago, but haven't really had time to listen to it.
But as a Steely Dan fan her version of "Home At Last" is a welcome addition to the slowly rising stack of records containing other artists interpretations of Steely Dan tracks.
You can listen and read more over at rosanneagasee.com
Regardless the half hour with a theme will continue. For the exact times to listen where you live check out our schedule here.
Want another competition? Mail us and we'll give you one. But not before.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Win one of these: Enjoy Every Sandwich - The Songs Of Warren Zevon, Frank Zappa - For Collectors Only or Marian McPartland/Steely Dan - Piano Jazz
A nice guy over at RadioDupree - that's me btw - asked me to remind you of the twice daily Adjusting The Flow/Focus 30 minutes on RadioDupree.
It's running some sort of theme. But a changing theme. We'll give you a week to come up with what the theme is this week. Answers before Monday will give you a chance to win one of the three CDs pictured above. Just state which one you'd like!
You find the broadcast times for Adjusting The Flow/Focus here or by clicking the "Win a CD!"-title above.
Listen, guess, write, win! firstname.lastname@example.org
Long John Baldry passed away July 21. He was 64 years old.
"Long John who?" you might think. And why is he mentioned here? Well, although he may not be that well-known he was a major player in Great Britain in the 60's. Here's what they say about him on his homepage:
"Long John's forty-five year career is a rich tapestry of recording, performing, great bands, discoverer of talent and actor. Long John is particularly known for his associations with former band members Rod Stewart and Elton John.
Looking closely at LJB's musical tree you will discover that virtually every musician who came up in England during the 60's have some connection to LJB. Names like Ginger Baker, Jeff Beck, Brian Jones, Beatles, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones are cemented in LJB's musical history.
In fact, Eric Clapton has stated many times that he was inspired to pick up a guitar after seeing Long John Baldry perform in the early 1960s.Undeniably, Long John was one of the founding Fathers of British Rock n' Roll in the 60s, and without his presence the scene, particularly the Blues scene, may have been quite different."
Elton John played piano in the group Bluesology 1966 -1968. The lead singer was Long John Baldry, and Elton borrowed the "John" from Baldry when it was time to pick a stage name for himself.
Over on the RadioDupree homepage we have news about the 30 anniversary of one of Elton's best albums; Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy. The major hit from that album was "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" where one of the lines go "And someone saved my life tonight sugar bear..."
The sugar bear in question being none other than Long John Baldry.
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Rain and +10 C? Yes if you're in Sweden early August 2005.
Not fun even if you haven't had the time to turn your mind and body into accepting +30 C and sun every day as part of a trip to Cuba.
I'm not doing much but trying to get back to normal. The hompage has been updated and I'll try to add a short movie to this item, just to show you what I've been up to this weekend. Which is coming to terms with transferring filmed stuff from the camera to the computor where I'm trying to cut and polish the movie before I save it down in whatever size will be best for - in this case - web viewing.
Watch the 1 min 17 sec movie by clicking the Title above or here.
Friday, August 05, 2005
Jordan and Warren Zevon
I basically just want to repeat what I wrote back in May:
If you like the sound of singer-songwriters of the 70s/80s with a bit of beatles-like influences and modern pop as well I think you'll like his music. He's the son of late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, and after a few weeks delay Jordan's debut EP is out and can be listened to over at jordanzevon.com and bought through cdbaby.
Brecker, 56, is being treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and needs a stem-cell transplant. His wife published an open letter on the Internet asking for help finding a suitable donor:
"FROM: Susan Brecker
SUBJECT: Michael Brecker needs your help.
Dear Family and Friends,
My husband, Michael Brecker, has been diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), and its critical that he undergoes a stem cell transplant. The initial search for a donor (including Michael's siblings and children) has not yet resulted in a suitable match. Michael's doctors have told us that we need to immediately explore ALL possible options. This involves getting as many people of a similar genetic background to be tested."
Read the full letter here.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Just have to get the jetlag out of my system, sleep for a couple of days and get my stomach back on Swedish food. I am writing this 2.30 a.m Swedish time after a lo-o-ong day of traveling:
It started at 5 a.m. in Madrid, Spain and made it to my hometown via Barcelona and Stockholm just before 8 p.m.
As far as the Album of The Month goes ... think covers with cows and you might be able to guess what will be featured on RadioDupree this month as well as get a couple of paragraphs over on the homepage.