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The playlist for the “Out There a Minute” jazz program on Sunday 4/17, 10 a.m. until noon, will take as its point of departure the song “Woke Up This Morning”, from the 1997 album, Exile on Cold Harbour Lane, by Alabama 3. You may have heard an abbreviated version as the theme song for the popular drama series “The Sopranos”.
The spoken word opening of the song (excised from the version used for “The Sopranos”) includes references to nearly a dozen jazz or blues composers, musicians or singers: Charles Mingus and the album Pithecanthropus Erectus; J. R. Monterose; Jackie McLean; Eric Dolphy; John Coltrane; Duke Ellington; Lester Young; Billie Holiday; Ella Fitzgerald; Jimmy Reed; Muddy Waters; and Howlin’ Wolf.
Aten is a start-up in the RTP housed in the Park Research Center on Alexander Drive. Taking advantage of the strength of the gaming community in our RTP, our topic in the first program of the semester, they are making a business of adapting gaming models and interfaces for middle school education. My guest will be Thomas Vaidhyan, Founder and CEO of Aten. We'll talk about his company's purpose and composition as well as his success and obstacles in helping North Carolina take advantage of the national educational emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). I assure you that you'll find Thomas to be a well-rounded and interesting guest. /cp
The Instro Summit is a three day instrumental rock-only festival spanning the weekend of April 29th, 30th, and May 1st - and WXDU has all the info on it! Fast becoming the largest instro rock fest in the Southeast, we're going to club and drag in "chief instigator" Crispy Bess to prepare the populace for the lyric-free onslaught. Tune in from 6-7 pm on Sunday, Apr. 10th. Fun will be had. For more information, look up the Instro Summit 2011 on Facebook!
Influenced by the glam and punk movements of the 1970's, post-punk goth rock reflected the emerging goth subculture of the early 1980's. Founding bands included Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, The Cure, Alien Sex Fiend, Christian Death, Specimen, etc. The legendary London nightclub, The Batcave, opened in 1982 and would become a center for this new music genre. Goth music encompassed not only gothic rock but also deathrock, darkwave, industrial and new wave music genres. Tune in tonight as we explore 80's goth on WXDU's College Radio Primer from 8-10pm.
We have made it to the Fatal Four! Help us pick the Final 2 who will battle it out live next Tuesday night at 10pm on Nobody's Driving.
Will it be Crass? Minutemen? Flipper? Black Flag (Dez)?
Just click on a band's name to get to a voting page.
Puritan Rodeo will be dropping by to chat it up with Savannah and Slip n' Slide from 6-7 pm on Sunday, March 27th. Do tune in, won't you?
Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 27 as we pay tribute to the divine Sarah Vaughan! Vaughan's powerful voice and distinctive phrasing made her one of the most important jazz singers of the 20th century. In this tribute program, guest hosted by DJ Georg, we'll hear two hours of Sassy beginning with her very first recording in 1944, and ending with a track from her last full-length album in 1987. Along the way we'll hear Vaughan performing with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes and Milton Nascimento. Tune in for an afternoon of Sassy!
Slam Dance 2011 is our answer to spring sports insanity. The Nobody's Driving crew put together an highly unscientific list of their favorite punk bands, put them into brackets and are spinning it out to the listeners to decide!
You can vote on all or just some of the pairings -- just click on a band's name to get to a voting page.