This Saturday is kind of a random anniversary (the 51st), but an anniversary nonetheless, of the death of President Kennedy, one of the sh#ttiest things that ever happened to America. I still remember the day, and the days after, and the way the whole thing felt to me as a 10 yr. old kid.
On this week’s Bottomless Pit we’ll go back to that time period, musically speaking, and actually have a good time doing it, the above downcast-sounding paragraph notwithstanding..
We’ll also hear a track from the new album by Scott Walker and Sunn O))), which is of course a real toe-tapper..
So please be there if you can, Saturday at 10 PM EST, on WFUV Public Radio
This Saturday night, 2 weeks after the fact, we’ll acknowledge the passing, and celebrate the legacy of the great Jack Bruce (1943-2015), someone with a unique artistic voice, who made a huge impact on Popular Music. On the afternoon of 10/25, when I read that he’d died, it was an unpleasant surprise; he was a musical hero of my youth, and beyond..
This Saturday, spanning from Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated (1962) to Spectrum Road (2012), we’ll sample as much from Jack’s recorded legacy as we can fit in an hour. In other words, we’ll just be scratching the surface, but it’ll be all Stellar..
That’s this Saturday at 10 PM EST, on WFUV..
Please join me for this week’s Bottomless Pit, which is basically about 2 people, both favorite recording artists of mine, Bill Frisell, and Joe Meek. I’ll have 3 more tracks (the maximum allowed by Law) from Bill’s great new album, “Guitar In the Space Age”.
Then we’ll hear a bunch of stuff that was filtered through the brilliant and deranged mind of legendary record producer and murderer Joe Meek. The building in London where he “Lived, Worked, and Died” is a National Historic Site!…
That’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturdays at 10 PM EST on WFUV
(Full hour Jack Bruce tribute next week.)