Friday, 20 January 2017

pictured: playlist from hermann nitsch special.
also, two organ grinder favourites will be performing this weekend. jake ian on saturday and marnie giesbrecht on sunday.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

on monday night/tuesday morning from midnight until a little after 2:00, it's a special program on cjsr fm 88.5 called the midnight grinder! i'll present the pictured hermann nitsch boxset, some starkly powerful minimalist solo organ drone, in its entirety.
then, on wednesday, january 18th during my usual 1-2 pm timeslot, a condensed version of the same album.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

january 10/11 playlist (aired as the imaginary grinder on my usual timeslot as well as that of imaginary landscapes, tuesday at 8 pm):

magdalena kozena and christian schmitt - j.s. bach: komm, susser tod, komm, sel'ge ruh!, bwv 478 (prayer: voice and organ)
florence mahon - ralph vaughan williams/john david edwards: rhosymedre (souvenirs: scarboro united church organ)
richard burton and bbc cast - blind captain cat hears all the morning of the town (dylan thomas: under milk wood)
p.d.q. bach - dull and late Show 3 (p.d.q. bach on the air with professor peter schickele)
john cale - ex-cathedra, for vox organ (new york in the 1960s)
clark randall & his orchestra - when icky morgan plays the organ (the glenn miller story, vol. 1-2)
joseph nolan - edward elgar: cadenza (the organ of saint sulpice, paris)
sparks - as i sit down to play the organ at the notre dame cathedral (hello young lovers)
concerto palatino - giovanni pierluigi da palestrina (arr. j.s. bach): missa sine nomine, kyrie (baroque special)
allen ginsberg - wales visitation (holy soul jelly roll vol. 3: ah!)
wes montgomery trio - 'round midnight (a dynamic new sound)
organ morgan goes to chapel to play the organ. he plays alone at night to anyone who will listen. lovers, revelers, the silent dead, tramps or sheep. he sees bach, lying on a tombstone. - dylan thomas, from under milk wood

finish up your beer. - sparks, from as i sat down to play the organ at the notre dame cathedral

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

tonight and tomorrow on cjsr fm 88.5! i'm happy to present a crossover program combining the respective mandates of imaginary landscapes (ordinarily hosted by caitlin sian richards) and my own program. the imaginary grinder will feature a playlist inspired by dylan thomas's character organ morgan, created for his radio play under milk wood. catch the program on tuesday, january 10 at 8:00 pm and wednesday, january 11 at 1:00 pm.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

january 4 playlist:

barbara lewis - hello stranger (moonlight ost)
brother jack mcduff - oblighetto (droppin science: greatest samples from the blue note lab)
slim gaillard - organ oreenie (the chronological slim gaillard 1947-1951)
the catamounts - swamp thing vs the banshee (st nuomatac)
brainticket - brainticket (part one continued) (cottonwoodhill)
marilyn mason - variations on a recitative, op. 40 (the music of arnold schoenberg)
grim - doppelganger (maha)
x - nausea (los angeles)
margo guryan - come to me slowly (29 demos)
gary higgins - stable the spuds (red hash)
the deep dark woods - pacing the room (jubilee)
x-ray pic: la creeps x with la creep ray manzarek.

Friday, 30 December 2016

december 28 playlist:

george wright - it's a raggy waltz (live: in concert)
johnny hammond smith - benny's diggin' (talk that talk)
carmen mcrae - just a little lovin' (just a little lovin')
james carr - pouring water on a drowning man (you got my mind messed up)
terry reid - stay with me baby (terry reid)
shuggie otis - sweet thang (freedom flight)
lewis (lou) reed - merry go round (all tomorrow's dance parties)
angus maclise - organ & drum (the cloud doctrine)
james carter organ trio - out of nowhere (out of nowhere)
o.v. wright - afflicted (a nickel and a nail and ace of spades)
os mutantes - oh! mulher infiel (a divina comedia ou ando meio desligado)
barrence whitfield and the savages - hangman's token (dig thy savage soul)
biblical - traitors (monsoon season)
lou's interests include recording obscure would-be hits with backing provided by the great dave baby cortez (of the happy organ infamy).

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

december 21 playlist (with guest co-host boris the elf):

the sonics - don't believe in christmas (here are the sonics)
jimmy mcgriff - yuletide a-ring-ding!! (let 'er rip!!)
allen ginsberg - come back christmas (first blues: rags, ballads and harmonium songs)
john cale - a child's christmas in wales (paris 1919)
procol harum - a christmas camel (procol harum)
happy organ - let it snow (all-time christmas favorites)
fonce mccue and peter nourry - silent night (sounds from the cathedral)
don patterson - rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (holiday soul)
denis bedard - noel huron (organ works ii)
jesse crawford - joy to the world (christmas organ & chimes)
elvis presley - o little town of bethlehem (elvis' christmas album)
nick lowe - i was born in bethlehem (quality street)
jimmy smith - god rest ye merry gentlemen (christmas cookin')
frederick hohman - dance of the sugar plum fairy (symphohmania)
moondog - elf dance (a new sound of an old instrument)
abyssinian baptist gospel choir - i want to ride that glory train)