Past Shows: August 2011 Archives

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When the summertime is over

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It's not a summer request, but we start with a piece of music that Norm in Victoria has been looking for: the music used in the BBC4's The Human Animal television series hosted by Desmond Morris, which was the 2nd movement of Schubert's "Quintet in C, D. 956" performed by Yo-Yo Ma.

Brand new music from the East Coast duo of Madison Violet - their new album is out in two weeks, and Carol in Port Angeles wanted to hear something from XTC's Skylarking (which turns 25 in October!)

Ed in Cranbrook also asked for a tune by Bruce & Terry, and the band Big Daddy pay tribute to Wilson Phillips, who are appearing at the PNE tomorrow night.

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Columnated ruins domino

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The Beach Boys album Surf's Up turns 40 today... it's an interesting album because it tries even harder to get away from the 'surfin' image the band were known for, and largely without contributions of Brian Wilson.

And John on Saturna Island has a birthday today, and as one of his presents he wants to hear Dave Van Ronk.

Kurt Swinghammer is the subject of this week's Earlier podcast - download it directly or  subscribe to get all future episodes, plus here's a concert he did recently captured by CBC Radio 2.

And as we get into the twilight of summertime requests, Rudi in Kerrisdale asked for something by Bob Dylan.

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Two feet off the ground

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Starting the show off with the instrumental music of Randy Edelman, who's released his first pop record in close to 30 years, but a little of the scoring he loves to do snuck onto it.

45 years ago today the Beatles performed their last full concert (27 minutes) at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.  The quality of the document recorded by a 15-year old fan is not quite broadcastable (you can listen to the whole show in this post) but any Beatles is good.

And local singer and 60s-music lover Laurie Biagini is performing Wednesday night at the Railway Club as a part of Vancouver's International Pop Overthrow Festival.

And this past Saturday was the 115th birthday of Leon Theremin, and Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin do a nice tribute song to him, and if you haven't seen it I would recommend the documentary on Theremin: Electric Odyssey (sorry for the subtitles, but you can rent it at the library!):