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11:23 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Galactic Travels Podcast #7 - A Concert by Dean De Benedictis and Vic Hennegan

Galactic Travels Podcast
Bill Fox

Galactic Travels Podcast #7 is a radio concert by Dean De Benedictis and Vic Hennegan.   In October of 2008, Dean De Benedictis and Vic Hennegan came from L.A. to perform at a concert on the east coast.   Prior to that, they played a live radio concert from the studios of WDIY on show #602, broadcast on October 16, 2008.

This Podcast is Copyright ©2008 Bill Fox.   All Rights Reserved.

Music
6:24 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Composer Keith Kenniff Keeps The Ads Humming

Originally published on Sun August 26, 2012 12:32 pm

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Keith Kenniff writes music for advertising.

KEITH KENNIFF: It was funny. When I first started doing this I, thought of commercials like jingles. Like the Roto Rooter, you know, jingle or something like that.

(SOUNDBITE OF A ROTO ROOTER AD)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: (Singing) Call Roto Rooter, that's the name.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: (Singing) And away goes trouble down the drain.

WERTHEIMER: But Kenniff's music is different

(SOUNDBITE OF AN IPHONE AD)

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Music
6:24 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Music Al Fresco: Milwaukee's Saxaphone Summer

Scott Summers has been playing saxophone for close to 30 years, and performing outside for 10.
Lucien Jung

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:55 pm

"My favorite location is Miller Park, bar none," Scott Summers says. "Go Brewers!"

Summers is a saxophone player based in Milwaukee. He's been blowing the horn for 30 years — and about 10 years ago, he started playing on the street. Summers says performing outside the ballpark has brought him loyal followers.

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The Record
6:28 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

The Week In Music: What To Read Now

LL Cool J, asking for calm since at least 1988.
Catherine McGann Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 2:24 pm

This week was a lot. We were busy, you were busy and even though it's August, musicians, music writers and fans aren't taking a break. There were several Twitter spasms, somebody broke into LL Cool J's house, the Pussy Riot verdict continued to reverberate and we took our regularly scheduled, but heartfelt, moment to mourn Aaliyah.

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Music
3:57 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Galactic Travels Podcast #6 - A Concert by RMI

Galactic Travels Podcast
Bill Fox

Galactic Travels Podcast #6 is an interview with Radio Massacre International followed by a radio concert.   In June of 2008, Radio Massacre International performed at NEARfest 10.   Prior to that, they played a live radio concert from the studios of WDIY on show #585, broadcast on June 19, 2008.  The concert was preceded by a short interview.   Of special note, this concert debuts Gary's first use of harmonica in concert.

Music
2:20 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Galactic Travels Podcast #5 - An Interview with Robert Rich

Galactic Travels Podcast
Bill Fox

Galactic Travels podcasts make special moments from the show available for your on-demand listening pleasure.

In June, 2007, Robert Rich was touring the east coast and two of his concerts were in the WDIY vicinity.  While at NEARfest in Bethlehem, I caught up with Robert who granted me an interview which aired on program #535, broadcast on June 28, 2007.

This podcast is ©2007 Bill Fox.  All Rights Reserved.

Music
1:23 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Galactic Travels Podcast #4 - Interview with RMI

Galactic Travels Podcast
Bill Fox

Galactic Travels Podcast #4 is "The Lost Interview."  It took quite a while before it finally aired on Galactic Travels because it was so old when I finally found the minidisc that contained it and transferred it to my computer's hard drive.  But it certainly needed to see the light of day.

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Music Interviews
12:03 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Chilly Gonzales: Pianist, Rapper, Provocateur

Chilly Gonzales' latest album is Solo Piano II.
Alexandre Isard

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 8:16 pm

The musician known as Chilly Gonzales is difficult to introduce, if only because no one aspect of his career defines him. The Canadian-born performer has shown there's very little he's afraid to try.

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Music
10:48 am
Sat August 25, 2012

Galactic Travels Podcast #3 - Interview with Ian Boddy

Galactic Travels Podcast
Bill Fox

Ian Boddy, a mainstay of the UK electronica scene, was playing a concert in the USA at the Gatherings concert series in Philadelphia.  I interviewed Ian back stage before the show on Satuday, March 20, 2004.  This interview was broadcast on program #366 the following Thursday, March 25, 2004.  This podcast is Copyright 2005 Bill Fox. All Rights Reserved.

Favorite Sessions
8:03 am
Sat August 25, 2012

Doug Paisley: The Outcast's Apostle

Doug Paisley gets personal at Pendarvis Farm during Pickathon Music Festival in Oregon.
Courtesy of Dave Christensen

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 9:59 am

With the voice of a classic country crooner, singer-songwriter Doug Paisley writes lyrics to which everyone can relate. While fiddles sound off in the background, Paisley takes a break from Oregon's Pickathon Music Festival to perform a new acoustic song for opbmusic.org.

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