Ok, so activity on this ‘ere blog has slowed down a bit since I went back to school, but I assure you that it is only temporary. Unfortunately I have had and will continue to have (for about a week or so) a series of long nights in the studio. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to sit down and write up something, but I’ve been listening to a lot of great stuff lately… and will be doing some writing as soon as a get a little free time. You can expect a review or two to be posted this weekend, but in the meantime, you should really check out this incredible radio show out of Davis (California) on KDVS
, Art for Spastics
The 2-3 hour program is as entertaining as it is insightful. Although the wide range of material may not appeal to all tastes, the program’s coagulant is a punk DIY ideology… and it is nice to hear a knowledgeable host try to make sense of it all. DJ Rick
has a simple mission: “While there's many great music bloggers mining overlooked should-be classics of a bygone era, and others scoping out new and exciting music, I hope this one can strike a balance and teach you something about how all the music under the sun is related,” and he really nails it. Instead of the narrow and exclusive point of view you might expect from such the quintessential record nerd/collector scum, the program comes across as adventurous and all-inclusive as you would hope after reading DJ Rick’s mission statement. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and download
or stream a show and spend a little time exploring some adventurous and wild music that you will have a hard time hearing anywhere else.