6-9am: Duke Meyer
6:20 – Vinyl Lust – a song from a real live LP!
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day.
9am-Noon: All Request Friday Morning with Tara Anderson
We turn three hours of programming over to you!
12pm – Live Lunch – D’Arkestra
1pm-3pm: After Lunch With Marion Dries
Funk, punk, techno and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll to get your weekend started right!
3-6pm: Laura Shine
4:40 – The Buzz – music news of the day.
5pm – The Friday Ride Home – Favorite Female Artists – March is Women’s History Month so today we’ll celebrate by playing some of our favorite female musicians.
6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
Best known as a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Benmont Tench has released his debut solo album, You Should Be So Lucky, in the 37th year of his career.
8-9pm: The Weekly Feed
Host Kyle Meredith brings you the newest, best and most discussed songs making waves in blog-land. Tonight listen for new music from M83, Coldplay and an interview with Wax Fang.
9pm-12am: Sound Clash With Matt Anthony
Join Matt and trace the evolution of the drum from past to present through reggae, soul, punk, hip hop, Latin, jazz, Afro-funk and everything in between.
12am-6am: Woody’s Roadhouse
Woodrow on the Radio spins wax for insomniacs all night long in the juke joint of the mind.
Hello fellow babies! It’s great to be back with you, after four long weeks off!
One of the things I did with my time off, aside from changing an incalculable number of dirty diapers, was play a lot of video games. I finally got around to playing Grand Theft Auto IV, and while the game itself didn’t do that much for me, the soundtrack … it’s unbelievable. It contains 214 songs – yes, 214 – in every genre you can imagine. For a music lover, it’s really quite spectacular, and that aspect of the game hasn’t gotten much attention.
My favorite by far is this gem of a tune by a Russian singer/actor names Glukoza. Crazy catchy song, and a very inventive video … check this out …
Please join me in congratulating the entire WFPK staff. In today’s LEO “Readers’ Choice” issue WFPK was voted “Best Local Radio Station”! Afternoon drive host Laura Shine (pictured) was the winner in the “Best Local Radio DJ” category and our new weekly feature “Off the Record” was an editor’s pick. Props to Marion Dries and Brad Yost who produce the segment which features a person involved in the Louisville music scene sharing what 5 songs are foremost on their mind. Thanks LEO readers…you rock!
It’s impossible to squeeze Joan Osborne into a single musical style. The singer-songwriter exploded onto the scene in 1995 with her debut album, Relish, which sold 5 million copies worldwide, yielded six Grammy nominations and spawned the hit single “One of Us.” Since then, she’s built a kaleidoscopic career that runs the gamut from pop to soul to country. She says her latest album, Little Wild One, is very consciously set in New York City.
Osborne explains that she wanted Little Wild One to evoke the city she loves.
Is “staycation” not the buzz word this summer? It refers to getting away on vacation by staying at or near home. Isn’t that kind of an oxymoron like “peace missile” or “friendly fire”? A co-worker of mine laughed when I mentioned ‘staycation’ and said “Yeah, you mean ‘Lousy Economy Vacation’ in other words”. (Actually, she didn’t use the word “lousy” but an expletive which will remain anonymous. It meant the same thing.) It seems everywhere I go these days, I’m hearing this word and even though I’m sick of it already, I happen to like the concept of learning more about what there is to do not so far from home and saving a little money at the same time. So I asked a few folks around the office what they would recommend for a “staycation” and came up with a couple of ideas myself. I’m hoping you too will add to the list. Here are a few ideas:
1. Buffalo Trace Park - one mile east of Palmyra, IN. off of US 150, it’s 147 acres of fun with a Frisbee Golf Course, a petting zoo, campgrounds and a 30 acre lake. My partner and I recently visited the lake on Labor Day (the end of swimming season) and spent the day on their beach, taking cool dips in the lake then returning to a great book we are reading right now called The Devil’s Teeth about Great White Sharks off the coast of San Francisco. It was one of the most relaxing afternoons I’ve had in a very long while in a beautiful and clean setting. (There are no Great Whites in Buffalo Trace Lake btw!)
2. Sunny Acres Stables LLC - another gem off of US 150 near Greenville, IN. that offers Horseback Riding and other group activities. The farm is 225 acres with gorgeous trails and wild flower fields and well taken care-of horses. We took a two hour trail ride recently and totally enjoyed ourselves. However, unless you ride a lot, I would recommend a one hour ride. You’re gonna be mighty sore either way!
3. Marengo Cave Park - about 25 miles west of Louisville towards Georgetown, IN. off of state road 64, is this fabulous park that is a U.S. National Natural Landmark. Program Director Stacy Owen of WFPK recently went there with her family and absolutely loved it. They have tours of the caves, canoeing and camping plus many other activities.
4. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail - From Frankfort to Bardstown, Ky. and lots of stops in-between this is definitely on my to-do list someday, especially with someone else driving! You get to visit many distilleries of “America’s only native spirit” and see the beautiful Kentucky country-side at the same time. From the visitor centers of Heaven Hill to Makers Mark to My Old Kentucky Home State Park, it’s a great way to see the central part of our state and taste it too!
Please add your suggestions to the list for things to do that are near and dear to your heart for the perfect “staycation” and thanks!
Monday, August 18 marks the begining of a new feature for WFPK called Off The Record. We’ll ask people involved in the Louisville music scene what 5 songs they have foremost on their minds. It could be their 5 favorite songs currently on their ipod, or maybe their 5 favorite bands of all time or even their 5 favorite songs by one band – whatever! Off The Record will air Mondays just after 1:00 pm, then again on Wednesdays at 8:00 am and finally on Saturdays at 4:00 pm.
Musicians, bloggers, music reviewers, DJs, Louisvillians who book bands & organize shows, Louisvillians that promote bands & solo artists, record store owners or employees, music students – anybody involved in the Louisville music community.
Do you fall into this category and want to be a part of Off The Record? Send a submission request (name, what you do as part of the Louisville music scene, and contact info) to:
You may know Alan Brandt as program director and mid-morning host of our sister station Classical 90.5. If you’ve been listening to WFPK for a long time, you might also remember him as the host of “Audioasis.”
I know him as a total Renaissance man who is, among other things, breaking new ground with the ukulele. Check out his new Smith’s cover – and be sure to stick around for the ending.
On Harps and Angels, Randy Newman is back with his wonderfully sharp tongue. His songs over the decades have skewered rednecks, kingpins and heartless politicians. Newman may be the most misunderstood songwriter ever: The narrators of his songs say things about the slave trade or short people that he would never say, but that doesn’t stop people from being angry with him. How many?