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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday March 2nd, 2014 with Rob Bitschofsky
Planet Hopping

A little bit of jazz, a little bit of reggae, and little bit of rock and pop, some Latin, some African, some gamelan and more for an afternoon trip around the planet.
Fever
Stereo MCs - The Rebirth of the Cool - A Deeper Shade of Blues
Sita Ram
Alice Coltrane - Translinear Light
Blue Nile
Alice Coltrane - Ptah the El Daoud
Raag Bahar
Puran Singh Arshi - Lounge in Punjab
Sinom Ladrang
Yayasan Polosseni - Gamelan of Teges
Tabu Pisan
Gamelan Semar Pegulingan - Gamelan of the Love God
Tabu Seketi
Teges Gamelan - Teges
Tanjuang Sani
Mukhsin - Folk and Pop Sounds of Sumatra Vol. 2
Digging in the Dirt (instrumental)
Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt single
Set Me Free
Dave Barker and the Upsetters - Some of the Best
Big Neck Cut
Lee Perry and the Upsetters - Sound System Scratch
Get Up
Jackie Edwards - Single
Sikhwele
Aba-Lilizeli - Next Stop Soweto: Township Sounds From the Golden Age of Mbaqangwa
Zambia
Rikki Illionga and Musi-O-Tunya - Dark Sunrise
Bring the Bride In
Fanfara Tirana and Transglobal Underground - Kabatronics
Totally Nude
Talking Heads - Naked
Bhindi Bhagee
Joe Stummer and the Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go
Theme from Permanent Record
Joe Stummer - Trash City
Regi Bugalu
The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Tropidelico
El Chacarero
Los Gatos Biancos - Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical and Cumbia
La Cumbia del Pacurro
Juanexo Y Su Combo - Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical and Cumbia
La Cascada
Pianonegro - Diabolos del Ritmo 1960-1985: The Colombian Melting Pot
Désordre Musical
Les Pachas Du Canapé Vert - Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twobadou Souds (1960-1978) New
Pile Ou
Le Loups Noirs - Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twobadou Souds (1960-1978) New
Kia Lomingo
Urbano De Castro - Angola Soundtrack 2 (Hypnosis, Distortions & other Sonic Innovations 1969-1978)
Mabelé
Oscar Neves - Angola Soundtrack 2 (Hypnosis, Distortions & other Sonic Innovations 1969-1978)
Farra Na Madrugada
Jovens Do Prenda - Angola Soundtrack
Ochea Special
Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & his Stars 25 - Nigeria Special: Volume 2 Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-1976
Leta Ngoma
The Loi-Toki-Tok - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
Lipua Lipua
Bella Bella - African Pearls Vol. 5 - Congo 70: Rumba Rock
No Delay
Green Arrows - 4-Track Recording Session
The Love that Cannot Speak its Name
Wolfgang Dauner's Et Cetera - Et Cetera Live
Part 2
Claude Delcloo - Africanasia
Interactive CKCU
Shelley Ann Morris
Hi Rob, wow, something for everyone! I'm sure in that collection there will be some good treadmill tunes--call me a wimp, but it's just not warm enough for me to run outdoors yet. I'm SO done with Winter!

1:26 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hi Shelly! Yep, a wide variety of tunes today to help chase those winter blues away. I'm with you on being completely finished with it.

1:29 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Just listen to this gamelan and pretend you were in Bali!

1:30 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Ximenes Destrier
The power of music to build a connection between cultures is immeasurable. I just love the sound of a gamelan ensemble. I think I overheard you say that you are a member of a group that plays publicly in Ottawa. Would you entertain the prospect of visiting a local school to introduce young kids - junior and senior kindergarten - to the sounds of Bali? My daughter is an ECE in an alternative school working with kids with all manner of behavioural problems. She has recently embarked on a project to introduce them to musical instruments as varied as the contra bassoon and the bagpipes. This has touched something primal in these kids - is that not the intention of music - and the result is truly exciting for everyone. Seeing and hearing a gamelan ensemble would have a profound effect on formative minds.

2:11 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hi Ximenes! That sounds great. I can't speak for the group, but I'll certainly propose it to them. The only tricky thing is that it's hard to get the group together in the daytime, but we might be able to work something out. If you like, you could have your daughter contact us via our website, here: http://ottawagamelan.org/

2:18 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Vincent
great lookling show Rob. Will listen bak on-demand.

2:19 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Ximenes
I'll be sure to pass on the message! As an aside, I'm going to pick up "Folk and Pop Sounds of Sumatra Vol. 2" as soon as I can. I just loved the music of Mukhsin. Keep up the good work.

2:23 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Thanks Vincent, and thanks Ximenes! Yeah, that Mukhsin track is terrific. I'm glad you liked it.

2:26 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Vincent E. Strohmaier (host)
I'm looking forward to the free jazz.

2:28 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Aw, it's gonna blow the top of your head right off. Very cool stuff from Wolfgang Dauner's Etcetera and a guy named Claude Delcloo. Last half hour or so.

2:30 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Vincent
Have you played Claude Delcloo? That name sounds familiar.

2:37 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Vincent
before

2:39 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Nope. I've been meaning to for a long time, but just never got around to it.

2:41 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
He's a french percussionist who put out a strange and tasty record called Africanasia in 1969, which we'll hear a track from.

2:43 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Vincent
Better late than never :)

2:44 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Yep, it's one of those records that has been lying in the weeds in my collection, waiting for the right day to spring up and terrify everybody. Today is that day!

2:46 PM, March 2nd, 2014
David Dalle
That Haitian group Les Pachas Du Canapé Vert were terrific, great show today.

3:05 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Thanks, David. The Haiti Direct album has some real gems on it. Lots of watery guitars and hypnotic grooves. Lovely stuff!

3:07 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Ximenes
Given the eclectic mix of music, I'd be interested to know how you come across the music you choose for these programs. Not surprisingly, my choice of music is heavily influenced by TIE but you only play once a week :-(

3:07 PM, March 2nd, 2014
David Dalle
Hi Ximenes, at the risk of shameful self-promotion, check out my show on Thursday afternoon's, there is a year's worth of programming available on-demand: http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/105/info.html

3:11 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hah! Ximenes, you caught me out this week; normally I'd have some clever thematic approach or an event or a mood or a style of music that I'd build a show around, but this week I was completely creatively bankrupt and just scraped it together from odds and ends in my collection.

3:12 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Oh, yeah, I second David on that, Ximenes; excellent show that you'll love if you like this one.

3:12 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Ximenes
D2, I hadn't noticed your program but I'll be sure to take at look at On Demand during my working hours next week. Thanks for the tip. RB, You're collection must be extensive based on your playlists but what makes you decide on what to buy? I'm sure you can't just buy on speculation although that works with the likes Of Nusrat and others. Where do you hear artists for the first time?

3:19 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Well, some stuff I do just pick up sight unseen, like the Haiti Direct or Angola Soundtrack records, and any of the Soundway african compilations. Labels like Soundway and Strut and Analog Africa have been doing such a great job that I know I'm gonna like it. For everything else, it's stuff I read reviews of, or recommendations from friends. And iTunes and E-music and youtube to sample stuff before I buy.

3:29 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Plus, you know, I listen to The David Dalle show and rip off whatever he's playing!

3:30 PM, March 2nd, 2014
David Dalle
Ha, I've added that Haitian compilation to my list after hearing it today :)

3:31 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Ximenes
I can't wait to listen to David's programs. I just read the overall description and have headed straight to my Atlas - that's what was used before Google Earth :-)

3:35 PM, March 2nd, 2014
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Like an actual book of maps? Primitive!

3:37 PM, March 2nd, 2014
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