It was a very fun show today, with my special co-guest JD Hairston of NorthPoleTapes. We hyped up the upcoming events of the week, such as the benefit for Sam the dog's vet bills at the Tork Clock Studio in Greenfield (which NorthPoleTapes will be playing at tonight), Friday night's Sweet Exorcist, with DJ B-COMING and Andujar, Saturday afternoon's grand re-opening of Holyoke's famous Mountain Park featuring Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens and Rubblebucket Orchestra, among others. Also our special Rumba Psicodelica! night at the Elevens in Northampton next Monday night. And of course, the Nomo concert at the Iron Horse on Saturday night! Congrats to the ticket winners.
(Check here for more of Nomo's custom-built kalimbas!).
Very special thanks goes out to Elliot of Nomo for chatting it up with us on the show via phone. My favorite part was when he described Morton Subotnick as "secretly funky". And cheers to the band for the excellent music! See ya at the show, Saturday night 10pm (DJ Bongohead opens).
It goes like this (artist/ song/ album/ label):
nomo/ the nu tones/ new tones/ ubiquity
thomas mapfumo & blacks unlimited/ musanyepere/ chimurenga explosion/ anonymous
tony allen/ ogogoro/ lagos no shaking/ honest jons
afrodizz/ bombé/ v/a-afrobeat revolution/ rough guides
From our new compilation CD.
nomo/ ghost rock/ ghost rock/ ubiquity
mulatu & the heliocentrics/ menenqo/ inspiration information/ strut
--live phone interview with Nomo's Elliot Bergman!!--
nomo/ bumbo/ invisible cities/ ubiquity
Composition by Moondog.
nomo/ brainwave/ ghost rock/ ubiquity
dan friel/ glass kite/ obsoleter 12"/ spooky tree
don cherry/ degi-degi/ brown rice/ A&M
nomo/ rings/ ghost rock/ ubiquity
weather report/ waterfall/ weather report/ columbia
eddie harris/ electric ballad/ silver cycles/ atlantic
can/ vitamin c/ ege bamyasi/ spoon
earth wind & fire/ bad tune/ earth wind & fire/ warners
budos band/ the hidden hand/ 12"/ daptone
konono no. 1/ lufuala ndonga/ congotronics/ crammed disk
northpoletapes/ at night/ parasaurolophus/ northpoletapes
JD's project. For more info click here.
And here comes DJ 12XU with a few tracks to close it out:
james brown/ popcorn/ 45/ polydor
joe tex/ i gotcha/ 45/
yelow sunshine/ yellow sunshine/ yellow sunshine/ epic
Good times! Next week we'll do our Rumba Psicodelica! special. We'll be giving a taste of what's to come that night at the Elevens with DJs Andujar, Bongohead, Snack Attack and Mike P from Mass Tropicas. Tunes start at 10 and it'll be free (21+)...all vinyl salsa, bugalu, funk, african, chicha, reggae, cumbia, soul etc.
And we'll see you this coming Friday night at the People's Pint for our monthly Sweet Exorcist with DJs Andujar and B-COMING. It's 10pm, free, all ages, all vinyl.
Clandestino airs live every Monday 230-430pm (ET) at WMUA.org.
Promos to: WMUA 91.1 FM Attention: Andujar 105 Campus Center UMass Amherst, MA 01003 USA