Right Between Your Ears#124 Jul 8, 2019
What Yvette Said Show
Staring out a Windowpane somewhere in Sweden with a Cup Of Wonder, we examine the various works of Miss Yvette Young and her band, Covet. Yvette, a classically trained pianist and violinist explores the road walked by the likes of the late Michael Hedges and Erik Mongrain. Her Sea Dragon bears us away to a cradle-board in the Malian desert, through the Piney Wood Hills up to a Vancouver Island wood-stove. Along the way we say au revoir to Marta with a Brazilian song and contemplate the Pain that The War On Drugs has cost us all.
Right Between Your Ears#123 Jul 1, 2019
The Rundfunk Show
(Part Two of Ghazal Special)
In this edition we learn about the ancient Arabic poetic and song form, the ghazal,trace its progress around the globe through time and hear what each unique culture did with the rules. Featured throughout is Kiran Ahluwalia, a multi-award winning Indo-Canadian Mistress of the form, who is taking the ghazal to a new incarnation among brand new audiences. We also hear from Lata Mangeshkar, Mitalee Singh, Boubacar Traore, Ali Farkah Toure and Neil Young.
Right Between Your Ears#122 Jun 24, 2019
Cry Of A Wounded Deer Show
(Part One of Ghazal Special)
In this edition we learn about the ancient Arabic poetic and song form, the ghazal,trace its progress around the globe through time and hear what each unique culture did with the rules. Featured throughout is Kiran Ahluwalia, a multi-award winning Indo-Canadian Mistress of the form, who is taking the ghazal to a new incarnation among brand new audiences. We also hear Ravi Shankar’s daughter, Anoushka, a Nepali ghazal and wash it all down in Rotterdam with some all-electric Tuareg tribesmen.
Right Between Your Ears#121 Jun 17, 2019
Green Grow The Rushes Show
A Zulu woodpecker and Robbie Burns greatest hit share a show with Daniel Cook from Vancouver Island. The longest band name you ever heard, Neil Young’s automotive metaphors, the Queen meets Salman Rushdie and we start all over again after rocking on the water, free fallin’ from Korea to Bucharest to Sicily to a lonely road in Ireland where we catch up on the Women’s World Cup. Kaboyi!
Right Between Your Ears#120 Jun 10, 2019
Waiting On My Man Show
Time fades away down the crazy river, the deal goes down, friends fall out and fade to black. A love letter from a painted lady in urban Germany beckons a whippoorwill. Swedish thunder in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a World Cup Wrap Up, an Irish tune and a Lou Reed cover round out the show.
Right Between Your Ears#119 Jun 3, 2019
Out Of A Clear Blue Sky Show
There’s whiskey in the jar but our lips are sealed while we remember Christmas and take the long way around.
Right Between Your Ears#118 May 27, 2019
The Viking Blues Show
We take our cold little hearts on an ambulance ride while feeling nostalgia for the Police Department in Ystad, Sweden through a haze of Blackberry Smoke. While on the Human Highway we ponder our lives and put an ear to the grapevine. Finally, we reel in all those phone numbers scrawled on all those matchbooks and the Egyptian Phone Book of The Dead.
Featuring my own Cherokee Swede version of the John Fogerty tune Graveyard Train.
Right Between Your Ears#117 May 20, 2019
Victoria Day Show
We phone that number on the matchbook and just hear the wind howl through the chicory. Eventually, we hear The Voice. We ask why that after a big bowl of butter chicken, we’re still here and love is all around. Up in Seven Islands we listen to a progressive rock time signature Clinic with a Coyote and a cowboy. Far down the Human Highway we hear the Myth of Egypt from a Chinese rocker on the way to Olongapo.
Right Between Your Ears#116 May 13, 2019
Spring Tonic Show
During an Amazonian inspired jazz session some Rappalachians dressed as 9s try to finish what they started when helicopters came through the elephant grass. Mrs. Murphey tells me why the Voodoo Chile now lives in Seoul not in Prague, over a cup of Ovaltine. Famous portraits on sauce bottles and wise men in our hearts ride the wake of Poseidon into a Royal Crimson sunset.
Right Between Your Ears#115 May 6, 2019
Dude, Where's My Phone Show?
Starting off in Somalia, we go hard from Mogadishu to Copenhagen and run with an Inuit to a hobo jungle in Oklahoma on the way to Shambala. Laughing at our problems with an uptown girl, we toss the dice, lose our phone and feel the Sting of pain. The unknown Brazilian is finally unmasked on a graveyard train in the bayou and probably you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Right Between Your Ears#114 Apr 29, 2019
The Barnburner Show
Running cross the hills of Eire, through blackberry smoke in Georgia. A gecko on the wall at an Alex Moore concert in Stuttgart gives rise to a mountain legend from France in a Japanese dreamscape which draws us back to the Emerald Isle. On a border, in the Pays Basque, we smuggle guns for silver - that’s just the way it is unless you have a hound dog that can sing the blues. Meanwhile, the dad-gurned barn is a-burnin’ down all around ya. Congrats to Christian Dave & Verna on the occasion of their wedding.
Right Between Your Ears#113 Apr 22, 2019
Easter of '19 Show
What’s under Dwight Yoakam’s cowboy hat? Go ask your Grandpa. The sun sets on the sage in America as it does in Tuva. A wild bird and a lonely eagle on a dark night in Latvia. Cherokee ghost fiddlin’ down at the train station trying to get to Puerto Penasco. The universal telephone call you didn’t make to the first hummingbird of Spring. Junebugs are landing on God’s hand and a boy in Darwin, Australia. All the lovely ladies praying for Connor.
Right Between Your Ears#112 Apr 15, 2019
Paris Is Burning Show
Riding the storm in a piece of shit car to the Palace of Versailles. We spend the night in a museum in St. Petersburg and dance with our voices down in Louisiana with some visiting Blue Ridge Mountain musicians. Somewhere out there lies Bucharest and while the Queen politely belittles Mother Theresa and a little Mohawk girl prays, the Cathedral of Notre Dame burns away 900 years of history.
Right Between Your Ears#111 Apr 8, 2019
By The Time I Get To Bucharest Show
From the tree-clad Carpathian Mountains to the modern city of Bucharest, we sample some of what you might encounter in situ. Pre-Christian rain chants, dance club hits and orchestral emo metal is woven around pop, folk and traditional offerings. Neil Young, Randy Bachman and two Lynn Valley girls come along for the ride. Hei, pisica, pace pe tine.
Right Between Your Ears#110 Apr 1, 2019
The Secret Language of Birds Show
Come along on an audio ornithological expedition! Featuring North American, Swedish, Japanese and British crows and much, much more from the avian-inspired songbooks of the world. From Mississippi to Machu Pichu, 41st & Main to the Oconaluftee River, all the cats are dancing. People may stare - Make it worth their while.
Right Between Your Ears#109 Mar 25, 2019
Bare Necessities Show
From Dan Gibson’s Pool of Mirrors in the Springtime wilderness we visit Mali and Canton. Later we find several rare performances, one in the Blue Ridge Mountains and one elder Bluesman jamming with a youngster. A Greek Third Party whets our appetites on the road to a Japanese beach with Baloo and Mowgli to find the scratching tree. After floating down the Mekong and hitching a ride with Gordie back to Orillia, we fall asleep and dream of Fleetwood Mac in Korean. Hungry now, we order an Almaty Bishkek on a Millet Seed Bun.
Right Between Your Ears#108 Mar 18, 2019
There's Only Two Kinds of People Show
Whipping ourselves into shape with Twisted Sister, doin’ the Locomotion with an American Woman, following female voices from Sweden to Cambodia to Africa, Demi Moore gets a Royal dressing down, doing the Wang Chung with Lucille down a Deep Purple highway to Louisiana where, Abracadabra, we come face to face with Venus on the Korean DMZ. Hey you! You ain’t seen nothing yet.
Right Between Your Ears#107 Mar 11, 2019
Pardon My Heart Show From the saddest possible plain-old, three chord, hurtin’ country song to the pink ladies of Hollywood, cardboard castles, a rancher’s favorite, walking with the Pope, a night bayou, a Spanish translation, Albigensian Crusade theme music, begging pardon of the heart in Troubadour fashion.
Right Between Your Ears#106 Mar 4, 2019
The Neverending Story Show
Riding a dragon through dancing snowflakes, touching down in Salt Spring Island, Botany Bay with James Taylor, hauling sugar-cane in Cuba, trekking through Gipsy Mountains, a Wynonna Judd sandwich, Glenn Campbell rocks the Stone Temple Pilots, Battle River drums from Saskatchewan, an Aramaic chanteuse, digital Polish sorceresses and touching base with a very serious Scot in Sudbury, Ontario. Allez hop!
Right Between Your Ears#105 Feb 25, 2019
Rockin’ The Great Wall Show
Rockin’ til we fall off the wall with a selection of Chinese guitarist, vocalists and rocker, Chen Lei (Hendrix). Gung Hei Phat Choi! 20 days into the Lunar Year of the Pig. Laughing guitars, blue hedgehogs, black kats, twisted roads, a Tang Dynasty Pathway, a glimpse of The West Lake, voice dancing, tellin’ Chakoski the News, Korean Sandman, House of Warriors, Myth of Egypt, Fallin’ with Xu Wei, rollin’ red carpets over Beethoven: and all this - for a Banjo Girl, a Banjo Girl.
Michael Hawes - Single - Waiting For My Man
Here for your amusement is my cover of a very old Lou Reed/Velvet Underground song, much played by David Bowie. It continues to attract many covers due to its universal theme. I play Yamaki and harmonica and added some authentic ambient NYC street sounds. Delores O’Riordan’s sweet voice sets us up just as we hit the sidewalk. [-excerpt from Ode To My Family by The Cranberries.]
Right Between Your Ears#104 Feb 18, 2019
The Cats and Dogs Show
Sting starts us off pondering faith and then we get to run with wolves through the Canadian wilderness. Luna Lee refreshes us with her gayageum just before we take to the jungle trail with a jaguar. Shweta Mohan calms both man and beast at that trail’s end and on the way back to the forest we encounter Luna once more, in fact, she opens the door to a wolf’s den where we watch the young pups play fighting to the sound of woodpeckers. Next stop is Little Cambodia in L.A. and then its straight to the old Club Chat Noir in 1970’s Gastown, where we don our best hats, order the strongest coffee & absinthe, light up a Galoise and float across the chess-board with the masterful Randy Weston and a little something he picked up in Africa.
Right Between Your Ears#103 Feb 4, 2019
Thaw out the cats and hang up your hats. It is with great pride I present to you a sound that eminated from Vancouver and has made righteous waves clear across the planet from Khazakstan to Chicago. Tonight we showcase the 1991 release by the band Mind Gallery, The Lemmings Were Pushed. This is Prog at its finest and has been too long in the hands of the discerning and off the radio waves. Let Elio, Tracy, Gary and Mike show you some brand new things that you didn’t know your ears could do. This broadcast concludes a series of three shows of this important body of work.
Michael Hawes - Single - Graveyard Train
Ladies & Gentlemen: Please enjoy my first musical recording done here in Lillooet. It is my cover of Creedence Clearwater’s song from their 1969 album Bayou Country. It’s called Graveyard Train and was written by John Fogerty.
I adapted the lyrics for translation into Swedish and changed the tempo to a slower roll. All the instruments are played by me and consist of my Yamaki guitar, an East Indian clay-pot drum and my trusty, rusty Hohner key of A Blues Harp.
A few other sound fx were made on my computer with the help of my cat. Sometimes even Vikings get the blues. The first few seconds are the voice of Japan’s Saori Yuki from her song, Yoake No Scat.
Right Between Your Ears#102 Jan 28, 2019
Tell ‘em to hold your calls and back away from your TV. It is with great pride I present to you a sound that eminated from Vancouver and has made righteous waves clear across the planet from Khazakstan to Chicago. Tonight we showcase the 2000 release by the band Mind Gallery, Three Meals From Revolution. This is Prog at its finest and has been too long in the hands of the discerning and off the radio waves. Let Elio, Tracy, Gary and Mike show you some brand new things that you didn’t know your ears could do. This broadcast will be followed by one more presentation of this important body of work.
Right Between Your Ears#101 Jan 21, 2019
Guilty Until Proven Rich
Tell ‘em to hold your calls and back away from your TV. It is with great pride I present to you a sound that eminated from Vancouver and has made righteous waves clear across the planet from Khazakstan to Chicago. Tonight we showcase the 1995 release by the band Mind Gallery, Guilty Until Proven Rich. This is Progressive Rock at its finest and has been too long in the hands of the discerning and off the radio waves. Let Elio, Tracy, Gary and Mike show you some brand new things you didn’t know that your ears could do. This broadcast will be followed by two more presentations of this important body of work by Mind Gallery.
Right Between Your Ears#100 Jan 14, 2019
The Twist & Shout Show
Sweet child of mine we’ll drive my car, cross the Mississippi Bridge while the sun still burns away. A Seventh Fleet retrospective has us dancing from the boonies of New Brunswick to Murmansk. With help of the Police in Africa we have a little look around. After an armadillo riot in cell block #9 we twist & shout our way to Cambodia to sit at the feet of the blind teacher. -with get well wishes to Dusty Bones, Esq.
Right Between Your Ears#99 Jan 7, 2019
The Farting Through Silk Show
After someone sharing our full name wins the Powerball and someone else sharing our name and initial wins 75K, we walk on. From 50,000 miles beneath our brains through the centre of our minds we are brushed by the wings of the bird of authenticity at a steak-house in Germany while contemplating the South Korean Deep Purple Gayaguem DMZ Innitiative and lose our heads over love in Spain. We awake in today’s Tokyo, have a mid-night talk with a Rez boy wise beyond his years and launch balloons with Nena before a Greek meal. After a 60’s political lesson remembered and a very special letter we ask pardon for our human hearts.
Right Between Your Ears#98 Dec 31, 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!
Featuring: The Six String International Brodeo
A remuda of flamencoesque guitar players brought together in the dwindling hours of the last day of 2018. With a drive-by piano piece performed by our own Jeff O’Kelly and Neil Young’s tribute to the Island of Ex-Wives.
Right Between Your Ears#97 Dec 24, 2018
Christmas Eve 2018 Show
Inside Santa’s Bag:
Montreal slap-style, the true Cambodian North, yellow birds in yellow baskets, Aretha & Otis, Joni & Cheech, flying burritos, a Celtic bass-master, a jazzed-up Indonesian folk tune, purple smoke, a Neil Young pop quizz and a soft Arabian mandolin landing with Jerry Garcia as co-pilot. Guaranteed Bodacious!
Right Between Your Ears#96 Dec 17, 2018
The Crypto Locker Show
A real-life brush with CryptoLocker, a singing IT Security Tech, shuffling in Sodermalm, Joni Mitchell with a shot of Neil Young, spankin’ new Dengue Fever, Mick Jagger knocking on your door, dragon ships on Seton Lake, the irresistable Yumi Matsutoya, a trip through a futuristic digital Tokyo Gigalopolis, smilin’ Stevie, Willie & Leon on a Cayoosh pony and that Brazilian gal, Larissa, on 90 Day Fiancee. This is a two cupper.
Right Between Your Ears#94 Dec 3, 2018
Happy Hanukkah Show 2018
On Luftballons we go from Africa to Cambodia, join the caped crusader, learn some apartment house sense, learn why some people listen to radios, have a giggle, commune with the lake loons of Ontario, tap toes to a Jamaican national heritage beat and have that little talk about cyber security. Might even hear a six-string chicken hammering its way out of its musical shell.
Right Between Your Ears#93 Nov 26, 2018
The New Grass Special Edition of RBYE is now departing:
We will pass through a Makati lean-to, shake all over in the Prairies of Canada, beg baby not to go, get gone ourselves, get something that’s taboo, get wet down in Georgia with Brook Benton, march across Transvaal, have a lesson in chromatics (Yes, it’s true),
call in on Timbuktu and beat it on back to Frankfurt for a melancholy coffee just before we get back to where we once belonged.
Right Between Your Ears#92 Nov 19,2018
The Cantafabule Show
Tonight we hear from Transylvania. We go back in time to 1975 with the band Phoenix and their third album. During the Ceausescu era, a young rock band playing Beatles covers in Romania was censored severely by the government. As a result, they went searching into the oldest literature they could source that dealt with folk-lore and myths from their part of the world. Using this inspiration, they created a musical work that introduces us to a menagerie of mythical beasts, while at the same time honing their skills and pushing progressive rock music way farther down the road to pave the way for many who came after. A testament to the human ability to thrive under duress. Hei pisica, pace pe tine.
Right Between Your Ears#91 Nov 12, 2018
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show
Hop aboard for a ride that includes audio stops in Africa, China, India, Sweden and more. A rare Bob Dylan recording, a Jeff O’Kelly Chopin rendition, Tull’s Mother Goose and the Rez Kids sound off. We finish tonight with a dancing tune from yesterday’s Mexico and a hot bowl of arroz con coco.
Right Between Your Ears#90 Nov 5, 2018
The Felix The Cat Show
“Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks.” This time he pulls out some Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, vintage Gold/Gluck/Weiner sung in Swedish, the best guitar picker on the continent of Africa, a smooth operator, Dream Theater, Tears For Fears and finishes in Timbuktu.
Right Between Your Ears#89 Oct 29, 2018
The Fibonacci Show
A handful of October tunes selected from my personal library with the help of the Fibonacci Series of numbers. This procedure has yielded up: Music inspired by Watership Down, Los Sensacionales Rockin’ Devils, a blue-clad Svensk accapella, Todd Rundgren fossicking in the recording studio, a sacred cave in China, a barefoot Baltic prog band, Surrey, B. C.’s answer to Otmar Liebert, a visit to the Sugar Mountain of hijacked childhoods where we spark up a bowl of Marley’s best and chill out with a Louis Lamour paperback. Who knew?
-They ALL knew. :}
Right Between Your Ears#88 Oct 22, 2018
Over The Rainbow Show
On the eve of several scheduled power outages we take courage from the Littlest Hobo, visit a bonfire near Helsinki, hike the Natchez Trace, hear the lonesome howl of the Downbound Train, cheer up with a little First Aid Kit as we welcome in the China Boys to Skateaway in worn-out shoes right over the rainbow with Mr. Stan Getz. Speedy Gonzales, Dwight Yoakam and a Swede named Williams ensure we stay somewhere between pedunculate and sessile on this October night.
Right Between Your Ears#87 Oct 15, 2018
The Talaga Show
Ladies and gentlemen, this being the last RBYE show before the Canada-wide legalization of cannabis, it is fittingly dubbed the Talaga Show. Talaga is a Tagalog word that translates literally as “really.” It can be a question, a confirmation, an interjection and much more. Los Rockin’ Devils of Mexico get us off the ground and before we wind up the show in Nuevo Laredo, we pause for some Chopin, a tree-planter’s campfire, a Springtime stroll in Stockholm, an ode to Neil Young’s car, some Surrey, B.C. flamenco, ethereal Khmer vocals, a Soweto train ride, pine tree satisfaction and an emerald of Cascadian composition by Spencer Brewer. Talaga!
Right Between Your Ears#86 Oct 8, 2018
The El Hanky Panky Show
Please find enclosed: A man who wrote his own national anthem (it was banned from the airwaves but became known by every Filipino), Jeff O’Kelly’s piano magic, introducing Los Hitters, some Dutchmen do the Hurricane, the inimitable Julio Iglesias, Doug Sahm talking Texas and the flight of the June Bug done Leo Kottke style. The sound harvest is coming in: Reap these righteous riffs, ya’ll.
Right Between Your Ears#85 Oct 1, 2018
The Zamboni Show
Bright lights, winter skies with the promise of snow. Newly sharpened Bauers, an empty rink and a pocketful of bitchin’ skatunes. From the unknown Cambodian to a Texas hardwood floor to a study-hall in the Philippines we circle the ice in an eternal slow dance. Viking girls, shakin’ all over are rocking with Los Hitters and drinking hot cups of cumbia coqueta. Then we all get back to Nick Saloman’s basement in Bromley, England. Doctor….My eyes!
Right Between Your Ears#84 Sep 24, 2018
The Autumnal Audio Equinoctial Show
First, we take Manhattan then we take a walk in Sodermalm. Riding a horse in the desert past a deer in the headlights to some Kansas dust. A California pool hall on the cheatin’ side of town reveals some Precious Fathers over the hills and far away. Hitch-hiking to San Antone with a banjo on my knee. Learning the differences and similarities between the gayageum and the guzheng from a Chinese cat named Meemao. Dancing home to the Koro-Koro. First Canadian Progfest early warning. Put your phones on hold and spark up a bowl…
Right Between Your Ears#83 Sep 17, 2018
The Swing It, Magistern! Show
Busting the myth of the melancholy Swede with some righteous boogie-woogie, acapella and scat. Taking the A train to the far side of the son with a half-breed transvestite. A tuff bride, a dozen damsels from Dun Huang, rolling in the deeps, flying burritos, emo espanol, Bob Dylan’s lyrics explained by someone who should know and the one about two cowboys who walk into a cafe. Featuring our own Jeff O’Kelly demonstrating that the piano can be just as fun as it is beautiful. (Thanks to Ted Margret for the spotless recording of same.)
Right Between Your Ears#82 Sep 10, 2018
The Shana Tova Umetuka Show (Rosh Hashana)
A collection of tunes for the Jewish New Year. Keeping it light enough to travel, we take in some consummate black piano players, trudge toward Mordor, speak in tongues, push through the turnstiles, take off our masks, sweep out the trailer, hear two Swedish songs (dedicated to the current administration south of this border) and so much more. Mazel tov!
Right Between Your Ears#81 Sep 3, 2018
The High School Musical Show
A presentation of original recordings of songs from the Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. It is interesting to note that the writers/composers were only slightly over twenty years old when they created the piece, I was around seventeen when I watched a performance of it at Argyle Senior Secondary in Lynn Valley and the actors were eighteen years old. This show is going out dedicated to my sister April.
Right Between Your Ears#80 Aug 27, 2018
The Flamenco Sandwich Show
A soul satisfying soundsnack comprised of Neil Young bread, Led Zeppelin mustard and Paco de Lucia (El Maestro)smoked ham. Served up with some climatic data fries and a Public Service float. This show is going out dedicated to Ms. Aleda J.
Right Between Your Ears#79 Aug 20, 2018
Hold The Chicken Show
Motivational music and words for a smokey late Summer afternoon. Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Mick Jagger will be your hosts.
Right Between Your Ears#78 Aug 13, 2018
The Virginia Show
Tonight’s show is a presentation of young British composer, Lyndon Holland’s musical score entitled “Virginia”. The piece was composed for a computer game of the same title which Lyndon also helped to write the story line for. Mr. Holland won a 2017 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television) Award for the Games category as a result. It is performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic. I have divided the piece into five slices layered with alternating buffers comprised of two Canadian pieces, namely “Silent Sun” and “Evensong”, both by brothers Mychael & Jeff Danna. Authors of the famous tune, “The Blood of Cu Chulainn” which was used in the film, Boondock Saints. My thanks to Dov K. for making me aware of this epic. Spread the message.
Right Between Your Ears#77 Aug 6, 2018
Staple Singers with respect, a couple of likely lads taking a cab in London, trying to get ahead with Johnny Guitar Watson, Aussie Mahalia Barnes channeling Miles Davis’ wife, three drumbeats that shook the world, Polk Salad in Austin with the chef and musing on that crazy little thing called love.
Right Between Your Ears#76 Jul 30, 2018
The Tuna Melt Monday Show
Served up hot off the griddle with some German mustard, Khmer chili, poor man’s cumbia, soul dancing, PTA fries, advice for young people, Rez Kids, Phil Collins done Kentucky style, looking back at Texas, a rodeo song, a prison song and an unknown Cambodian. Delicious with sweet-iced Dark French Roast.
Right Between Your Ears#75 Jul 26, 2018
The Dark Side Of The Moon Show
Featuring the Pink Floyd masterpiece in its entirety. To round out the show we wash it down with: The Guess Who, an impeccable Precious Fathers audio emerald and a Neil Young trak I never hear on the radio. (The one with an unnamed Cajun fiddler jamming along. Perhaps a new Stray Gator?)
Right Between Your Ears#74 Jul 16, 2018
A Post World Cup Sound Sandwich
Featuring John Lennon’s anti-contractual obligation song, the White Lotus of Thailand, Buffy 2.0, Raccoon Eyes, Rez Kids, the Angel of Cymru sings Carrickfergus and hunting in Equatorial Africa.
Right Between Your Ears#73 Jul 9, 2018
Dirty Rice & Magnolias Show
AVISO: This day’s broadcast is completely concerned with things Bayou in nature. After a small tribute to Mr. Huey P. Long and a look at the symbolism of the Louisiana flag we are entertained by Tony Joe White, Leon Russell, Gatemouth Brown, Rosie Ledet, Jo-El Sonnier, Charlie Pride, Mean Mary, Doug Kershaw, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Ontario’s Mojo Zydeco doing a Clifton Chenier standard. After the smoke clears you’ll get a World Cup Report on the eve of the Semi-Finals.
Right Between Your Ears#72 Jul 2, 2018
Das Gumbo Show
Starting 76 years ago, aboard the U-96 we sail the North Atlantic, the South Pacific and come to rest in Japan. A short ride through a futuristic Eurotropolis we settle down for a meal of Polk Salad Annie before heading to Irish shores and Flotsam Towne. Here there be Brittany Airs and King Ecbert’s favorite. Lastly, we uncover some covers and showcase Polk Salad Annie’s author, Tony Joe White with the story of Gumbo John. …Comes with a World Cup Russia 2018 Report.
Right Between Your Ears#71 Jun 25, 2018
A face in the crowd, bringing a Toyota to a Hell’s Angels ride, a wee Irish march, the long road from Oklahoma to Spain, Neil Young’s audioleptic/audiotistic lead guitar examined,five cats drinking blackberry wine by the rivers of Babylon and working together on a great World Cup Report.
Right Between Your Ears#70 Jun 18, 2018
From Russia With Love Show
Speaking in tongues, iron horses unchained, Stockholm syndrome de-bunked, an Australian Sound Cloud drive-by, raging against the dying of the light, rest in peace Lee Gwok Sum, singing Dixie in LA, a Japanese lullaby on a golden flute, Filipino futures, Raccoon Eyes, beach & bay, salted with Neil Young, peppered with Rez Kids and a World Cup Report. It’s all true and it’s all inside.
Right Between Your Ears#69 Jun 11, 2018
Cord-Wood & Corner-Kicks Show
Hitch-hiking with Joni Mitchell to an Ambleside Blues Band jam, sorting mail like a refugee, walking country roads, Singapore Summit security spooks, Fraser Canyon truckers tribute, riding the Hellevator in Stockholm, wandering Swedes at a Bulgarian wedding, chilling on an Amazonian steamer, watching soccer on the jumbo-tron with some Canadian Cajuns.
Right Between Your Ears#68 June 4, 2018
I Can’t Say That I Am Sorry For All My Medicines Show
It’s a Hard Road compadres, so here’s some tunes to get us all walking like Egyptians on our way to the future.
Right Between Your Ears#67 May 28,2018
I Want My Baby Back Show
Music for the long drive to the airport with contributions from capering cats, honky cats, a Sephardic guitarista, Cascadian composer Spencer Brewer, a Tibetan chantuese, deux Quebecois, Kidjo, Kottke, Pickett and Buck Owens: all under the eye in the sky.
Right Between Your Ears#66 May 21, 2018
May Long Weekend Show
What about us?!The Divorcees VS Rio Tinto, Neil Young hold-outs (all three of them), a old man you shouldn’t talk to on the way to Dance Land, sweet Swedish prog, epic tunes from the Sceptered Isle,Jimi’s haze, the real original Sugar hill and some health advice from Max-A-Million.
Right Between Your Ears#65 May 14, 2018
Driving back to your old towns with Flamenco Gitano
Arabico from Funky Broadway to the farm. Wi’ a wee deoch
and a brave heart we sit on a Navajo rug and go Space Truckin’. Back to earth and featuring five exceptional female vocalists to travel down the Mekong with us in a tippy canoe.
Right Between Your Ears#64 May 7, 2018
The Elder Scrolls Show
A selection of music from around the world that was composed for video games plus an interview with a composer, Maxime Goulet. This genre has been treated with respect in Europe and Quebec particularly in that there are both award shows, concerts and employment for young composers in these locations. Gamers know it already but this one is for the tribe.
Right Between Your Ears#63 Apr 30, 2018
Exploring The Spandrels Show
40,000 year old Rock & Roll, fire in a Swedish valley, True North Zydeco, whistling shrimps, heaven and hell, Aramaic dance music with percussion like Texas Panhandle hail on a galvanized roof and the last song I ever heard at Canada Post.
Right Between Your Ears#62 Apr 23, 2018
First Hummingbird of Spring Show
Some hickory-smoked Steely Dan, Coast Salish Rap, an eagle quill guitar pick, a half moon hanging in a turquoise bowl, a night club in Cairo, a wee Welsh tune and the Pearl of The Orient -Pilita Corrales.
Right Between Your Ears#61 Apr 16, 2018
The Hebrides Show
A visit to Fingal’s Cave in the Hebrides, a mighty hard rain, more war, a dedication to the hockey bus victims, over the hills of Ireland to a faraway place in Canton, Alsatian Spring, Lennon & McCartney on shakuhachi, Russian space women and the best throat singer the Russian Navy ever had.
Right Between Your Ears#60 Apr 9, 2018
The Original Celebrated Curiously Strong Show
Romanian gypsies, a South American Lapplander, a Moroccan New Yorker, a French Swede, deux Quebecois,a beautiful Persian grandma and a little Hair of the Dog.
Right Between Your Ears#59 Apr 2, 2018
Easter Monday Show
Skooldaze with Neil Young, puff the magic dragon in Japan,love & war, sipping Cumberland Mountain No. 9, skate-board kids trying to find China Town on the Rambla in Spain.
Right Between Your Ears#58 Mar 26, 2018
The Rhythm Is Our Business Show
Wishbone Ash 2.0, Japanese koto on a Navajo rug, some alley cat scat, rollerskating in a buffalo herd and the mysterious origins of the word ‘boondocks’.
Right Between Your Ears#57 Mar 19, 2018
Winter - What Winter?
Leaving Jack Frost in the rear-view mirror with this selection. Answering the musical question, “What would it sound like if ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons played a nylon string guitar?” A lone Swede creeps through the weeds, frightening ten thousand Danes. A Wishbone Ash refresher. Got lyrics if yer listenin’.
Right Between Your Ears#56 Mar 12, 2018
Devil’s Food Cake & Red Guitars, tilting at windmills Canadian style.
Right Between Your Ears#55 Mar 5, 2018
The Tax Pain Show
From the swamps of civilization, it stalks every corner of the globe. There’s nothing wrong with your body - that’s just tax pain. A selection of tunes to help ya’ll shake it off.
Right Between Your Ears#54 Feb 26, 2018
Pacing the cage from Mongolia to Georgia,fathers & sons, the importance of mudflaps, Gordie goes gumbo and the excellence of some Canadian lyrics.
“Sunset is an angel weeping, holding out a bloody sword. No matter how hard I squint, I still can’t see what it’s pointing toward.” - B. Cockburn
Right Between Your Ears#53 Feb 19, 2018
The Year Of The Dog Show
A band of Russian gypsies,a loving spoonful, two kinds of Spaniards, the guitar drought of the late seventies and a little heads up from Special Agent Eunice Bloom finds us in the Faroes. Happy Anniversary Right Between Your Ears.
Right Between Your Ears#52 Feb 12, 2018
The Emolympics Show
A slope style international selection of what them youngsters riding them snow-boards is a-puttin’ in they ears when they do a Chicken Salad off the Twisted Sisters. Climbing Sweden’s highest musical mountain, dancing to Wilson Pickett and winding up in Texas after a ride on the rumble strippin’ in a rig that Momma just hated.
Right Between Your Ears#51 Feb 5, 2018
Go Aquarians Show
Shouting down the fjords, dancing in the reindeer woods and Guitar Men Then and Now.
Right Between Your Ears#50 Jan 29, 2018
The USS Little Rock Show
I’m Your Captain meets the Canadian Dream or How I Learned To Love Poutine.
Right Between Your Ears#49 Jan 22, 2018
Cosmic Square Dancing At The Cheops Pyramid
Right Between Your Ears#48 Jan 15, 2018
The Western Lands Show
Travel advice from W. S. Burroughs, a pre-apocalyptic Mongolian song, on being 18, waiting in Hades for Stalin, what Neil Young said and winding up in the Blue Ridge Mountains with two guitar pickin’ Canadians.
Right Between Your Ears#47 Jan 8, 2018
The Onward Thru The Fog Show
Seventies Swedish Progressive Rock with a shakuhachi jazz finish
Right Between Your Ears#46 Jan 1, 2018
The New Year’s Day Show 2018
A trip to The Royal Albert Hall yields an evening of violin both acoustic and electric. Songs ranging from Paganini to that Texas anthem, Cotton Eyed Joe also include some meritorious compositions by the best of the last few centuries and into the future, not least those of Vanessa herself.
Right Between Your Ears#43 Dec 11, 2017
The “Delivering On The Promise Show”
Right Between Your Ears#42 Dec 4, 2017
A Pot Of Pre-Solstice Pintos
Served up by The Jingle Cats at Lake Balaton
with your choice of spice:
Easy - Normal- Hard- Dark - Insane
Right Between Your Ears#41 Nov 27, 2017
Lobster Mary Show
An Exodus from Mongolia to Medellin in a Neil Young state of mind.
Right Between Your Ears#40 Nov 20, 2017
Go West Show
Westward from our coast, Ghost Riders cross the big water and pass through Ulaan Baatar where we encounter blue-eyed, red haired Celts travelling East.
Right Between Your Ears#39 Nov 13, 2017
Four Birthdays and Wild Swans Against The Sun.
Right Between Your Ears#38 Nov 6, 2017
The “Thick As A Brick 2 Show”.
Featuring Jethro Tull’s epic 2012 conceptual satire album of the same name in it’s entirety. TAAB 2 is the follow -up to the 1972 album TAAB. It charted to the number 2 position in Hungary. In TAAB 2, Ian Anderson speculates on five completely different possible outcomes for young Gerald with the insight of forty years of life experience. These hypothetical life stories for Gerald Bostock include those of a greedy investment banker, a homosexual homeless man, a soldier in the Afghan War, a sanctimonious Evangelist preacher and a most ordinary man who (married and childless) runs a corner store.
Right Between Your Ears#37 Oct 30, 2017
The “Thick As A Brick Show”.
Featuring Jethro Tull’s epic 1972 conceptual satire album of the same name in it’s entirety. Screeds have been written on different theories of what it all means both musically and lyrically. (A friend of mine holds it to be a metaphor for the American Revolutionary War against England.)It charted #1 in many places when released but couldn’t be played whole in America. In TAAB, the lyrics are credited to the epic poem of a fictitious boy, Gerald Bostock. One simplified theme is that of a young man choosing between a life of letters or a soldier’s life. Of trivial note: Car maker Hyundai used the song in one of their commercials in 2001. Ian Anderson recorded a new version specifically for the commercial to avoid having another artist do it. He does not drive a Hyundai – indeed he has never held a driving license – calling himself a “professional passenger.”
Right Between Your Ears#36 Oct 23, 2017
Deep Forests, high Andes, oceans of sand, mute pyramids, Aramaic celebrations, a swamp highway at night and an airport lounge in Japan. A drift of golden leaves, the scent of snow and a glass of white -Oktober flares like a match in the wind.
Right Between Your Ears#35 Oct 16, 2017
Beaumont to Barcelona on a kite string.
Birthday shouts to Tina Hopkins & April Ruttle.
Right Between Your Ears#34 Oct. 9, 2017
“Thanksgiving Day Show”
Tunes to accompany your feast and an Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Report.
Right Between Your Ears#33 Oct.2, 2017
The “Grundberg Show”
Featuring the story “How I Met Your Grandpa” by Nellie Mae Grundberg, my Texas grandma.
Also contributions from the Lillooet Choir and my friend and neighbor, Mr. Dave Rutherford. Some Gulf Coast tunes and a version of Norwegian Wood that you have not likely heard before. Plus more on top of that.
I would like to say here that my heart goes out to the victims and their families of the recent atrocity in Las Vegas. Further, I would add that if you live in a city, it may be wise to avoid large crowds. Finally, wherever you live, don’t allow other people to tell you whom you should hate. Do your own homework and draw your own conclusions. As my grandma used to tell us children before going out to play in her neighborhood, “Ya’ll don’t be ugly to one another.”
Right Between Your Ears#32 Sep. 25, 2017
The “Saudade Show”
An attempt to aurally define this wonderful Portuguese, very Celtic concept, which you will come to learn is a healthier way to approach the high school dance of life.
RBYE#31 Sep 18, 2017
The “Cherokee Show”
Back in town from Vancouver and getting ready for Fall. Dancing with cats to a Cherokee fiddle. Bluegrass rappin’ and Sheila Chandra speaking in tongues…
Right Between Your Ears#30 Sep 11, 2017
The “Somewhere Out There Show”. A pre-recorded show due to the fact of my attendance at a Celebration Of Life for Mr. Jim Wong-Chu, a friend and co-worker for more than 30 years. Featuring Radio Lillooet’s first “Do-It-Yourself Weather Report” and some my-tee fine tunes.
Right Between Your Ears#29 Sep 4,2017
The Labor Day Weekend Show
Some tunes for working men and women and students heading back to classes. Brought to you by the colors blue, black and green.
Right Between Your Ears#28 Aug 28, 2017
“Called To The Bar Show”
Amid the hurricanes and forest fires from Texas to Lillooet, a birthday show for Miss Judy Joe, Mr. Daniel Hawes and a hearty congratulations to Mr. Jack Ruttle, my nephew recently “Called to the Bar.” So here’s to calling all three of you to the nearest bar. Please find some dulcet tunes and toe-tapping inside.
RightBetweenYourEars#27 Aug 21, 2017
“Glassroads To Moscow"
Or, how I almost achieved minimal ecliptical totality. Shout out to the newly opened Mel’s Restaurant and an announcement of a new show coming in Sep., ie. “Radio Lillooet Special Presentations.” Plus some great Canadian tunes and a history lesson from Al Stewart.
Right Between Your Ears#26 Aug 14, 2017
The “Cloudbringer Show”
With a shout out to my cousin Irene Grundberg in Stockholm, Sweden! Time to put these fires out… with a little help from Googoosh, Charlotte Church and Spannenlanger Hansel.
Right Between Your Ears#25 Aug 7, 2017
Happy B.C. Day & Happy Birthday to Mar Medrano! Some tunes to help you cut through the smoke… Onward then, Onward through the fog.
Right Between Your Ears#24 Jul 31,2017
On the last day of July, a tribute show to the over 150 volunteers and staff of Radio Lillooet. I’m proud to walk among you.
Note- From now, I will excise the Fire Reports from these archives, also for live listeners, rest assured that the computer and human hiccups have been removed from these clean copies. They are MP3 Player Ready.
Right Between Your Ears#23 July 24, 2017
“The Healing Show”
A very special show dedicated to the memory of my recently departed long time friend, Mr. Jim Wong-Chu.
Featuring the Healing album by Todd Rundgren in it’s entirety.
Right Between Your Ears#22 Jul 17, 2017
The Rocky Mountain Show with guests Gabrielle and Gale Pasuquin sitting in from Edmonton, Alberta. High energy tunes for fighting fires.
Right Between Your Ears#20 Jul 3, 2017
Songs for a hot tin roof.
Right Between Your Ears#19 June 26, 2017
A Post-Solstice Pre-Heater.
Right Between Your Ears#18 June 19, 2017
A Dreamsicle for the leading edge of Summer.
Right Between Your Ears#16 Jun 5, 2017
“The Homemade Electric Jam Show”
We start off with with a 42 minute guitar epic from Bevis Frond. Sounds like 1967 but was recorded only four years ago. Sounds like Duane Allman but its Nick Saloman from England. A great soundtrack for near-future asteroid mine shuttle drivers, by the way. Then we set on the porch for some acoustic Sweet Home Alabama and Pentangle’s Waltz. Refreshed, we take a short walk through a Vietnamese Forest and finish up in the Bay Area with a lament by The Gravel Spreaders.
Right Between Your Ears#15 May 29,2017
We enter with the Sandman Bluegrass Style, celebrate the coming Summer with a tribute to Springsteen, dip down to Rio, head over to Greece where the walls come Crumblin’ Down. Then Hank Snow takes us everywhere, Brian Keane takes us across the desert only to find there’s No Sugar Tonight. We pause to remember Quiet Bear and our own chosen roads. After a lunch in Japan we head out on the lam from El Paso and finish with a Poetry Man.
Right Between Your Ears#14 May 22 2017
The “Lord Of The Rings Show”
A long Neil Young song so you can get a beverage and find a chair, then Bo Hansson’s epic album in its entirety. Ramsey Lewis takes us gently back from Shire and Raccoon Eyes gets us to Rawhide and another working day.
Right Between Your Ears#13 May 15 2017
Metalgrass pickin’ with the Dustbowl Cavaliers, a toss of the dice, shakin’ the bush with Willie Jones, an Andean interlude, a merchant sailor’s song, a Fisherman’s Dream, around an Acadian campfire in the Ontario woods, that ole Cajun moon, a bit of Greek to get our appetites up for supper in Montreal, a tribute to the Boy From The Country, a blind man plays the oud, a rainy August night thumbing to Ft. Lewis, an Indian Sunset ending with a hound dog in the back of a pick-up truck heading down Highway 12.
Right Between Your Ears#12 May 8 2017
We start off with a gold-mining song with a flute and pedal steel guitar then jump over to Europe where Ian Anderson shows just what a man can do with a flute before floating on the Sea of Japan to soothing koto and shaku-hachi sounds. Freddie Aguilar tells us “There Is Time Yet” and some prairie boys tell us there is “No Time.” We pop up in St Petersburg, Russia and hear an indie band before the unmistakable accordion riffs of Louisiana carry us back to North America. We encounter a Big Boned Gal from southern Alberta and hear an Aboriginal man’s story before being soothed to the bone by Najma Akhtar. We get our souls wet in the South Canadian River of Texas and finish up in Surrey, B.C. listening to some delicious flamenco.
Right Between Your Ears#11 May 1 2017
We kick it off in Austin, Texas, visit the future, drop in on an old Lynn Valley friend, walk the piney woods, hear a raccoon sing(and his daddy), visit the Elk & Green Rivers, play a tribute to a Texas man I knew, sit in an Irish pub with the old folks, hear Chet Atkins after a couple of Coronas, get introduced to South East Indian London Country Music, ask a Question, make a judgement, imagine the pretty gals of Cali, Colombia and finish off with a damn good joke from right here in Lillooet.
Right Between Your Ears#10 Apr 24 2017
Some good advice on war, its causes and its aftermath by a few different artists starts us off before we head down to Beaumont, Texas with Ronnie Milsap and into the swamp with Gatemouth Brown running from “loup garou”. The boy down the road leads us to Japan for a break before the 2000 blues. Bevis Frond rallies us back to honor the brave men and women who refuse to kill for other people’s agendas with a Burrito Bros. nod to Vancouver, B.C. Next we find ourselves on a grassy riverbank in Ireland and fall asleep with visions of a Poinciana tree. We wake up and hear about the disappearing goat.
Right Between Your Ears#9 Apr 17 2017
A Tennessean’s tribute to Texas on the Sugar Road to Punta del Faro. A jump across the Straight of Gibralter to Morocco where we meet Mustang Sally at a Pow-wow, drink blackberry wine with some Greeks and Cambodians. Advice for fair and tender maids, getting old in the bayou listening to Freddie Aguilar, a wee bit of church for Easter, trying to make it in the big city and finishing up with a South African line dance.
Right Between Your Ears#8 10 APR 2017
10 Apr 2017 Starting off in Texas (or Texas Creek) we visit Sweden, Yemen, Japan (where we hear a 24 carat gold flute), the Carpathians, Jamaica, the British Isles, have a race with Shorty and go to a Garden Party.
Right Between Your Ears#7 Apr. 03 2017
Starting with some British Rock we head to Mexico, hear a Somali woman singing with a Danish band, have a bit of Cajun humor, honor B.B. King, hear some Tagalog with a Texas accent, meet the Canadian grandfather of screamo, go to the rodeo, ride on Pegasus’ back, try some ayahuasca down in Peru, scoot back to Texas and fetch up in Soho with the Cool Cats.
Right Between Your Ears#6 Mar27 2017
27 Mar 2017 Belly dancing with Russian Cowboy Surfers, driving a rig into Houston, Texas, waiting on a load from Mexico, passing through Louisiana, touching down in London and Manila, good advice from Graham Nash, talking about the Naskan Uxwal walk and finishing up in Cherokee Bend.
Right Between Your Ears#5 20 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 Today we pipe in the Cherokee Syllabary Scottish style, deal with war, ride in a U-Boat, take a subway in Montreal, visit the mountains of Tennessee, the Philippines, swing over to Sweden, bounce back to Texas’ Big Thicket, the Ontario woods, Galveston, Germany, L.A. and wind up in Greece sipping raki with Zorba.
Right Between Your Ears#4 13 Mar 2017
Mar 13 2017 Chasing rabbits through Taiwan, tearing down the still house, feeling the magic of the minimum dose in England, dancing at Woodstock, ghost dancing, catching a south-bound and pondering the mystery of Mrs. Murphey’s Ovaltine.
Right Between Your Ears#3
06 Mar 2017 “The Godfather Show”. Today we look at eight versions of the Godfather Theme from all over the world, played on all kinds of instruments. Along the way we fly to Japan, visit Germany, Italy, Egypt, Tel Aviv, India, Sicily, Sweden and finish up on the Lillooet Bridge Walk and go out on some ethereal pedal steel guitar.
Right Between Your Ears #2
Feb 27 2017 Touching down on the Cahoolawassee River, Yemen, Colombia, the Carpathians, Texas, Louisiana, Bakersfield, Vancouver and a bit of that new thang : Gangstagrass.
Right Between Your Ears#1
Feb 20 2017
First Show. I want to thank Jeff O’Kelly for his kind tutelage. Today we wander around Texas, Louisiana, the USA, Rome, Cambodia and England.