Summer is officially in full effect so it’s time to get those hot tunes out of the archives. No sound bwoy killah, no political agenda this time around, only cool head bopping beats and laid back rhythms. Yah don wanna miss dis 1…
Cole G has been producing Human Interviews for several years now. A unique project and program, Human Interviews combines interviews with individuals about deep topics together with musical selections inspired by the interview. Cole describes the history and purpose of the project:
The project started in 2014 when I began to record myself asking existential questions of people I know or people I meet. The interviewees are of different age, place, race, background, religion, belief, and experience – all answering the same existential questions about self, time, love, death, perception, and other things that bring wonder to me. Mostly unanswerable things. Originally, all interviewees remained anonymous to stand in solidarity with early participants who could not be named to protect their safety. With permission, I shared the Interviews in my workshops, art installations, and as sound scores in dance rehearsals and performances. In 2020 I became a resident host on Verge.FM and the show took its current form- where I curate excerpts of these dialogues to feature multiple people in a single episode. Around this time I learned that some folks need to be named and anonymity became an option everyone could take. Interviews are often collected on the fly so the show is very lo-fi and when aired on the radio, include a favorite song or two of the participants or mine. The purpose of the project is not to find answers, but to ask the questions and to share other people’s perspectives since I believe listening to different ideas and imagining new ways of being is important for humanity. Explicit language and views with which you may not agree.
Cole archives the interviews on Spotify, and you can listen to the three that have aired thus far on Radio 614 below. The next program is this Sunday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
One hour of classic country music, with Jessi Colter, Tom T. Hall, Johnny Wright, Jan Howard & more! First aired on Radio 614 on June 23, 2023. All vinyl set w/DJ Ope Dokey. Hear Yesterday’s Wine every second and fourth Friday of the month at 8 p.m.
Episode #7 for 2023, originally aired 06/04/23 on Radio 614. Presented by f_ink music. Bringing you the best in island riddims from the 60s to the latest international tunes!
This edition is an exclusive set of stepper style dub::roots::reggae riddims with the familar four to the floor militant grooves. Listen for an exclusive premier of one of Rekloos’s own productions. Get your stomping boots ready.
Starting with the retro-jangle 12-string sound of Chime School (2021) and ending with the moody stylings of “Loaded” era Velvet Underground (1970), the Big Soft Punch pulls no pop punches this time around, as American, British and New Zealand pop sounds abound, including the Windbreakers, the Allah-Las and the Model Rockets, the Soft Boys, the See See and the Clientele, the Chills and Bird Nest Roys, Game Theory and Big Star. And more big hits! Check it out:
Doc Noodle’s back with songs of sunshine – Cultural Popcorn Ep. #347 ‘A Summer Day’ includes cuts by Sinéad OConnor (RIP), Jerry David Decicca, Joey Aich, October Ember, Hello Emerson, Public Enemy, Laurie Anderson, Bonnie Raitt, Margo Price, Iris Dement, Sweeping Promises, Juliana Hatfield, Fire Toolz, Sadao Watanabe, Molly Tuttle, The Dead South, Brent Cobb, Aaron Neville, 4 Non-Blondes, Jing Ying Soloists, Ralph Stanley, Carly Simon + more!
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