This week’s Bottomless Pit is yet another crammed-full, eclectic exercise. We’ll hear newsmaker Bob Dylan, birthday celebrator and King Of Rock and Roll Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, PLUS some soundtrack music for this year’s nerve-jarring Election Season, courtesy of Madlib, George Martin, and Danny Lanois. For me, this Election season has been VERY exciting, and I’m starting to think that the whole thing might turn out to be a good Learning Experience for our Country. I know that it’s not smart to be optimistic but sometimes I can’t help it. Anyway, That’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturday night at 10 EDT on WFUV Public Radio (and wfuv.org).
There’s lots of great music, “new”, and “old”, from my personal record collection on this week’s Bottomless Pit on WFUV, including selections by The Drive-By Truckers, Durand Jones and The Indications, The Rolling Stones (from the “In Mono” boxed set), and the Band Of Gypsys (from the new “Machine Gun” CD). Also, I was lucky this week to see the not-yet released Stooges movie, Jim Jarmusch’s “Gimme Danger”, which is even greater than I knew it would be, so we’ll hear some of their music too. It’s just a solid hour of magnificence, and that’s a promise.
This Saturday and mostly every Saturday, at 10 PM EDT on WFUV (wfuv.org)..
I think that, maybe, if I could go back and start all over again musically, I’d be a Jazz drummer. On this week’s Bottomless Pit, inspired by a book that I bought in 1990 and am rereading now, I’ll salute a few of the drummers that codified and helped invent Jazz in the first place. The book in question is “Drummin’ Men- The Heartbeat Of Jazz (The Swing Years)”, by Burt Korall. And the drummers in question are Dave Tough, Chick Webb, Jo Jones, and Gene Krupa. I could say that we’ll be “revisiting a Golden Age”, but really this music is still in the air and eternally vital.
Tune in if you can, on Saturday night at 10 EDT, on WFUV (wfuv.org)..