A long time ago, before this blog existed (for the most part) and before Podcast World exploded, I often created podcasts for Hickman High School’s radio station. Before I knew it, I’d made 75! Here are a few of the later ones; they are not slick, but they are heartfelt, they should exhibit reasonable expertise, and I sure had fun doing them (listen for ice tinkling in a glass). Let me know if you like them.
Another Podcast from the “Rock Therapy” Archives:
A fun African music podcast I once made for my wife’s students, who were learning African geography!
King Sunny Ade, leading off…
“Dedicated to Columbia (MO) Hickman High School’s Academy of Rock: Let Them Do Their Thing!”
EPISODE THREE OF THE ROCK THERAPY REBOOT!
Intro–The Rock and Roll Trio: Segment from “Rock Therapy”
Mr. Quintron and Miss Pussycat: “Haterz”
Company Freak: “Theme from Company Freak”
Obnox: “How to Rob”
Wussy: “Teenage Wasteland”
Miranda Lambert: “Platinum”
Geeshie Wiley: “Last Kind Words”
Off!: “Jeffrey Lee Pierce”
The Gun Club: “The Fire of Love”
Raw Spitt: “Songs to Sing”
Bassekou Kouyate: “Jama Ko”
The Hot 8 Brass Band: “Let Me Do My Thing”
Latyryx: “Every Man for Himself”
Neneh Cherry (featuring Robyn): “Out of the Black”
Natural Child: “Don’t the Time Pass Quickly?”
Keith Frank (featuring Lil’ Boosie): “Haterz” (original version)
Outro–The Rock and Roll Trio: Segment from “Rock Therapy”
“Texas Me: Rib-Stickings from a 2,100-Mile Drive Into Texas”
EPISODE TWO OF THE ROCK THERAPY REBOOT!
Another Podcast from the “Rock Therapy” Archives: REGGAE TAKE OVER!
Folks, it’s getting hot, and I don’t know about you, but when the mercury’s about to explode out of the thermometer, I like to be comforted by some music from where that’s just natural. So, ladies and gentlemen, let “Reggae Take Over”….
NEW! “Cakewalk in No Man’s Land: The Return of ROCK THERAPY,” featuring the music of Allen Lowe, Wussy, Anita O’Day, Neneh Cherry, Ronnie Barron, and many more.
Allen Lowe in the lab (click on the image to visit his website)
Rock Therapy Podcasts from the Vaults
REMEMBERING THE POPE OF MEMPHIS MUSIC, JIM DICKINSON
Put this podcast together shortly after Dickinson passed on August 15, 2009. Though he’s better known as a producer (of Alex Chilton, The Replacements, Barrence Whitfield, and scads of others) and player (as a member of the Dixie Flyers and with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan), he made some great rekkids under his own name and with his own bands. Many of those are highlighted here:
SMOKIN’ O.P.s, VOLUME I: THE ART OF THE COVER VERSION
(Unfortunately, the link above is to a download only and not to streaming–I’m working on it):
Explore the world of taking other folks’ masterpieces and making them one’s own. A banquet of recontextualizations and reimaginings!
Spring is here–and it’s time for some euphony courtesy of the jazz saxophone. Enjoy this podcast from the Rock Therapy archives!
Happy Mardi Gras, y’all! I offer a podcast from the vaults of Rock Therapy, dedicated to the special jubilation produced only in the Crescent City!
ROCK AND ROLL GUMBO! NEW ORLEANS ON FYAH!
For many years, as part of my duties as the sponsor of David H. Hickman High School’s Academy of Rock, I created not-exactly-hi-fi podcasts–sometimes thematic, sometimes a funhouse random play of my passions du jour–for the kiddies to use to get their learn on. A little over a year ago, our free server flitted back off into cyberspace, so I suspended my activities, but as I get this blog booted up, I think it might be appropriate to share some of the best of the batch. Here’s “Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries: The Return of Rock Therapy.”
“Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries: The Return of Rock Therapy”