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This Island Earth
Sunday April 12th, 2020 with Rob Bitschofsky
100% Covid-19-free global grooves!

Ahhhhh! This Island Earth returns after a few weeks of random music and last week's (excellent!) re-run. It's the Quarantine Edition! An all-new show, but we're not back to normal just yet. This episode comes from the very near past, recorded at my dining room table. Stay at home radio!
Hong Kong Flu
The Ethiopians - Woman Capture Man
Bad Weed
Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves (Deluxe Edition)
Calling Rastafari
Culture - Two Sevens Clash
Fire A Muss Muss Tail
The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville
Voices Inside My Head
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
We've Landed
Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice
Kora Jazz Trio - Part One
"...if I knew how to, if I knew what muscles to relax..."
Kip Hanrahan - Tenderness
Andy Laughs At One Of The Few Golden Veins In Our Bronx Childhood (For Andy Gonzalez)
Kip Hanrahan - Crescent Moon Waning
La Bamba
Milton Nascimneto - Miltons
Orchestra Baobab - Specialists in All Styles
Lè Ma Monte Chwal Mwen
Mélissa Laveaux - Radio Siwèl Canadian
The Coast
Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints
Pharaoh Sanders - Thembi
The Tale Of The Youth Behind Whom Indian And Chinese Music Was Played, And The Tale Of The Jaundiced Youth
Kip Hanrahan - A Thousand Nights and a Night (Shadow Nights 2)
One Love, One Heart (Version)
African Head Charge - Churchical Chant of the Iyabinghi New
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene Canadian New
Little High People (Take 7)
Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
Darshan (The Road to Graceland)
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - The First Day
Stopover at Djibouti
Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes of Rita
Cholo Vest
Joe Strummer - Permanent Record Outtakes
Christoph Sietzen - Silence New
David Murray & Jack DeJohnette - In Our Style
Mop Mop - Isle Of Magic
Meditation on a Landscape
Wolfgang Dauner - Tagore
Wolfgang Dauner - Et Cetera
Interactive CKCU
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Ooooh! It's working! On the air from my remote, undisclosed location! The show's a recording, but I'm here live, if anybody has any questions, comments, compliments or requires life advice!

1:06 PM, April 12th, 2020
Hi Rob, nice to hear the show up and running! A key part of Sunday afternoons. Thanks

1:26 PM, April 12th, 2020
Welcome back Rob

1:26 PM, April 12th, 2020
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hey Chris and Shubham! Thank you both. It's great to be back, although slightly surreal to be at home listening to myself rather than in the studio playing the music!

1:28 PM, April 12th, 2020
robert p in gatineau
Thanks for the tunes. Nice to hear the Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela track. Good times, all around.

1:42 PM, April 12th, 2020
Heavy Ben
Nice to hear Kip Hanrahan. I played Coup De Tête at home just the other day...

1:43 PM, April 12th, 2020
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hey Heavy Ben! Glad to supply some Kip, as always. His stuff is stone cold amazing. One more Kip tune coming up a little later on. Glad to have you listening today!

1:45 PM, April 12th, 2020
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
And hello Robert P. Glad you're aboard. The Masekela/Allen collaboration is great. I can't understand why it sat on the shelf for years before finally getting issued.

1:48 PM, April 12th, 2020
What’s playing now

2:03 PM, April 12th, 2020
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Thembi, by Pharaoh Sanders, Shubham. From the album of the same name, released in 1971. Awesome!

2:05 PM, April 12th, 2020
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Thembi, if I recall correctly, is the name of Pharoah Sanders' daughter.

2:06 PM, April 12th, 2020
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Nope. Close though. Thembi is Pharoah Sanders' son. Sorry, Thembi!

2:10 PM, April 12th, 2020
Manmohan Panesar (host)
RobB, great show from your dining room table. I am thoroughly enjoying it and see you have some great tunes coming up. Nice mix with some jazzy, proggy and electronica stuff. I love Wolfgang Dauner and just picked up a copy of the Et Cetera LP about a year ao. Brilliant album!

2:13 PM, April 12th, 2020
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hey Manmohan! Thanks! Bad news about Dauner, though, as you'll hear in a little while on the show, he passed away in January. He made so much great music, and so much of it was so creatively free and thrilling.

2:17 PM, April 12th, 2020
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Yes, I did know about of his recent passing away. Criminally underrated artist and I love his Kraut jazz sensibility.

2:34 PM, April 12th, 2020
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
For sure!

2:39 PM, April 12th, 2020
What is your favourite restaurant

3:06 PM, April 12th, 2020
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Oooooh, Shubham! Too hard to narrow it down to only one, but I love a good restaurant, and I miss them horribly since the Pandemic shut 'em all down.

3:08 PM, April 12th, 2020
Hi Rob Great to hear your show.

1:09 PM, April 19th, 2020