Good Music We Can Know

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Chappell Dance and Mood Music Library

Tonight's Explorers Room follows up on a previous special program focused on the Chappell Mood Music library series (archived here) with another Chappell showcase, this time the Dance and Mood Music series.  Grooves abound, with heavy drums, blaring guitars, and wild organs, but there's enough Baroque oddities, exotica, and small-ensemble jazz to keep it extremely varied as we run through the series from Vol. 1 (1966) to Vol. 21 (1973).  Tune in, get your library card.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: The Absence of Myth – Language Surreal, Art Divine

 Tonight in the Explorers Room, a game of word associations using words randomly selected from the writings of Georges Bataille as a catalyst. A cadavre exquis for your living ears. Tune in tonight 7-10:00.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: BANG BOING BUZZ

Tonight in the Explorers Room we'll be treated to an evening of the psych/garage, TV themes, girl groups, teen ideas, and ruthless avant gardisms that really tickle me right now. Should be pretty fun. Please join us with your ears or drop out into the comments.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Hey Hey Hey!, Funk Drops, Liquid Sounds, Etc.

Tonight's Explorers Room will be another all-vinyl excursion into recent acquisitions and current favorites, plenty of cha cha / mambo / etc., funky jazz grooves, harp, unusual vocals, and some rollicking selections from the Jazz Heritage Series.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Drums, The Mystery Of

Tonight the Explorers Room returns, bringing with it a quartet of drum exotica LPs with similar covers but very different sounds, and a look at some of the great works of the Divine Drummer himself, Guy Warren of Ghana.  Come dig the drum sound with me.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Galaxy Room

Despite reports to the contrary, Explorers Room is in fact happening tonight. This evening, your intrepid host will return just in the very nick of time to sit down and play for you a program of kosmische music.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Undersea Philosophies and Inscrutable Microscopics

Tonight in the Explorers Room, we'll cool off with special vibrations of synthesized sound – aquatic, microscopic, surreal and exotic – a throng of holographic birds and inscrutable taxonomic arrangements.  Join in and get molecular with me and all the other giant sunfish.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Freedom Death Dance / Class & Subject

Tonight in the Explorers Room we'll hear protest jazz, Maoist agitprop&hip hop, recurring riddims, and more. Follow the 4th by upholding revolutionary thought with me tonight.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Jungle Train, Jazz Concerto, Esoteric Everest

Tonight in the Explorers Room: a few interesting selections from Everest Records and their fantastic album covers, a jazz concerto or two or three, and a long leafy ride through the jungle as we explore the world of train-themed exotica.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Boys on the Beach

Tonight the Explorers Room is coming live from a rambunctious beach trip – an ode to the beach, being there with your pals, and getting weird.