Thursday, June 29, 2006


This is the traditional end-of-the-month post about the upcoming changes over at the Radio Dupree homepage. You know, new stuff added as usual when we enter a new month: The chart. The news. The Album Of The Month.

As far as the latter goes we'll spotlight an album celebrating 40 years in July. "What album?", you might ask. Well... tune in and check out the Radio Dupree homepage this weekend!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Happy Birthday Ian!

Hey, Ian McDonald is 60 years young Sunday 25! So let's celebrate this original member of King Crimson (one of Radio Dupree's favourite groups) as well as Foreigner.

Ian was most recently seen (and heard) in The 21st Century Schizoid Band playing the early Crimson stuff.

Hat's off to Ian. Have a great birthday!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Dupree staff at midsummer festivities

"Little frogs, little frogs". College Neb Stephenson sings a traditional Swedish midsummer song. Its orgin is unknown but I get a feeling of pagan rituals under the Nordik sky maybe a thousand years ago. I bring the thin bread and schnapps. Neb has the strawberries in his bag. People of all ages is dancing around with green leaves tied to their hair. The tradition lives on.

/ Siggy

Monday, June 19, 2006

Mid-june popularity peek

The weekend's gone and a new week is already underway. How about a peek at the past weeks favourites over at Radio Dupree as voted on by listeners:

1. Frank Zappa - Advance Romance - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore - Vol. 5
2. Billy Preston - Outa-Space - I Wrote A Simple Song
3. Frank Zappa - Roy's Halloween Gas Mask - Baby Snakes DVD
4. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Latex Solar Beef - Fillmore East, June 1971
5. Steely Dan - Doctor Wu - Katy Lied
6. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Miles Beyond - Birds Of Fire
7. Godley & Creme - Desperate Times - Goodbye Blue Sky
8. Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures - Zoot Allures
9. Frank Zappa - City Of Tiny Lites - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore - Vol. 5
10. Frank Zappa - Mudd Club - Thing-Fish
11. Steve Lukather - Pretzel Logic - The Royal Dan - A Tribute
12. Easy Star All-Stars feat. Gary Nesta Pine & Dollarman - Money - Dub Side Of The Moon
13. Steely Dan - Aja - Aja
14. Freddie Wadling - Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man - The Music Of Captain Beefheart
15. Frank Zappa - Chungas Revenge - FZ:OZ
16. The Fleshquartet - Dancing Madly Backwards - Vasteras Symfonietta
17. Steve Morse - Bodhisattva - The Royal Dan - A Tribute
18. Jackie Allen - Do Wrong Shoes - Tangled
19. Iggy Pop - New Value - Iggy Pop
20. Godley & Creme - The Last Page Of History - Goodbye Blue Sky
21. Jimmy Herring - The Fez - The Royal Dan - A Tribute

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Who touring again

The Who live show luxury package
The Who is back on tour again and started the 2006 world tour this Saturday in Leeds recreating the 1970 gig that became the classic live album Live At Leeds.

Fans of the band will have the chance to buy official recordings of the shows. That includes 2-CD audio and DVD:s. You can buy them one and one or splash out for the complete package in a special box (pictured above).

The DVD:s will be four camera crew recordings and have both a stereo and a surround mix.

Just as the previous times - 2002 and 2004 - The Who has made these what you might call official bootlegs available, the profits will go to charities designated by the band.

Why don't Steely Dan follow suit with their upcoming tour of the U.S. of A.? I'm sure enough fans in the States and - especially - rest of the world would love a chance to buy the live shows like this.
Chances of that happening? Just about as big as Sweden winning the currently playing World Cup in football. Or "soccer" as some of you might prefer to call it.

See for more on The Who's concert CD:s and DVD:s.

Friday, June 16, 2006

We got mail!

Radio Dupree just recieved some great news regarding the film Derailroaded:

Derailroaded poster featuring Larry and Frank Zappa
We are excited to announce that Derailroaded: Inside the Mind of Larry "Wild Man" Fischer is now available on DVD in the UK on the PLEXIFILM LABEL!!
To purchase, please go to our website at,
and click on "Buy the DVD."

The DVD is REGION FREE so if you live in the USA and don't want to wait for it to be released domestically, you can still purchase it as an import and it WILL work on your DVD player.

The DVD contains 2 Full audio commentary tracks plus 49 minutes of deleted scenes including: Weird Al sings Wild Man, Interview with Rudy Ray Moore aka Dolemite & more!!
Please pass this email along to any and all who might appreciate our film.

-The Ubin Twinz
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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Have you heard the new stuff...?

Eilert Pilarm in a blue Las Vegas type of Elvis dress
...Eilert Pilarm (pictured) makes his comeback on Radio Dupree. For you who do not know Eilert is an Elvis interpreter from Sweden. Legendary British radio DJ John Peel named Eilert's Greatest Hits one of his favourite albums of 1996.

The new CD The Royal Dan where various stars give us their versions of Steely Dan classics seem to appeal to many Radio Dupree listeners.
When it comes to Bowie we have re-discovered the Young Americans album and Scary Monsters.

What about Zappa then...? Since we have found out that there are several new listeners that are Zappa fans we are repeating some of the stuff from recent odd releases like Imaginary Diseases, Joe's Corsage and FZ:OZ. Stuff that is so poorly distributed that many fans have not got themselves copies yet.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Weekend music


Who are those five guys? They called themselves Navasota, and the album Rootin' from 1972 is Steely Dan-special as Donald Fagen plays piano on a few tracks and together with Walter becker he arranged hons and violins on the album. There's also one song written by Fagen/Becker called Canyon Ladies.

We're currently playing that and other songs from Rootin'.
On the album also Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and Mark Volman and Howie Kaylan of Flo & Eddie fame.

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

This just in! Ed Palermo premieres new album this Thursday!

The Non-Objective Reality Show with Nigey Lennon and John Tabacco
Special guest: Ed Palermo

Thursday, June 8
from 10 a.m. to noon, Eastern U.S. time (6 hours later in Europe = 4 p.m.)
WUSB, Stony Brook, New York
90.1 FM or online at
(show airs/streams live, then is archived for one week on WUSB website)

Ed PalermoNew York City jazz bandleader/arranger Ed Palermo, internationally acclaimed for his big-band arrangements of Frank Zappa's music, will spend two hours discussing his music, premiering his new CD, "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance," and sharing other music which has influenced him, as well as talking about some of the musical projects in which he has been involved.

BTW, that's Ed Palermo on the right. ->

Sounds like a show well worth listening to. Objectively speaking...

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Radio Dupree homepage updated and ready for visits!

The June update is published. With the usual stuff:

* News and the biggest Listener's Favourites Chart so far; the Top 107 songs on Radio Dupree for this past month.
* What did Sigurd really think about the Zappa plays Zappa concert?
* News about a yet another Steely Dan-related release
* New! ->
Letters from listeners.

From the start Frank Zappa and Steely Dan have been the two central artists to Radio Dupree. There's no doubt that the Zappa fans have found their way to our station if you look at the chart of listeners' favourites for the month of May. It's also true for the weekly chart I compiled just for this post:

1. Mike Stern - Dirty Work - The Royal Dan - A Tribute
2. Fraternity Of Man - Blue Guitar - Fraternity Of Man
3. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Billy The Mountain (excerpt) - Just Another Band From LA
4. Frank Zappa - I'm A Band Leader (poetry read by Beefheart) - The Lost Episodes
5. Frank Zappa - Yo Mama - Sheik Yerbouti
6. Frank Zappa - Dupree's Paradise - Piquantique (Beat The Boots)
7. Steely Dan - Let George Do It - Catalyst
8. Frank Zappa - I Have Been In You - Sheik Yerbouti
9. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - For Calvin - The Grand Wazoo
10. Frank Zappa - Variations On The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression - Shut Up'n Play Yer Guitar
11. Frank Zappa - Montreal - Imaginary Diseases
12. Easy Star All-Stars feat. Gary Nesta Pine & Dollarman - Money - Dub Side Of The Moon
13. Captain Beefheart - The Floppy Boot Stomp - Shiny Beast

Don't let this chart fool you! We do play a lot of other artists as well. Just give us a listen.