The acoustic portion of this show focused on the diversity of music performed by early blues artists, including gospel, ragtime, jazz, and white folk songs. The electric portion focused on the blues scene that emerged in Detroit in the 1950s/60s.
This morning's program focused on classical music inspired by childhood, written for children audiences, and composed for learning musicians. It included classics like Debussy's "Children's Corner" and new pieces like "Ferdinand the Bull."
The subject of this week's profile is pianist and composer Don Pullen. We began the show with a chronological look at Pullen's early work, followed by a thematic tour through the phases of an incredibly varied career as leader, sideman, and artist. Leena Mahan took over hosting & DJ duties following Pullen's "Solo Piano Album"
Ending the week by returning to the artist with which we started the week: a record of live performance material from guitarist Richard Pinhas, and Merzbow. In the last 15 minutes we cleaned up with a short excerpt from David Stubbs' book "Fear of Music", complementing the first half of Cabaret Voltaire's 1979 performance at the Y. M. C. A., or an exploration into the basics of "post-punk".