It's the end of the month, and in constantly proving that Cliff is bad with space estimates, I had a ton of time left over, so I provide to an XL sized show stuffed full of awesomeness and excitement, with loads of our favorites all crammed into an epic 3-hour episode.
This is also a week I recommend NOT looking at the set list until after the show is done, simply because it's full of a bunch of fun surprises.
You will get stuff from Argentina, Japan, Germany, Russia, Israel, Portugal, a big block of Scottish rock, and even more things that I'm too excited to type in right now. Rock, jazz, hip-hop, stuff from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and teens... Oh, and the new Stone Roses single!
Just listen to it. It's awesome.
The usual set of links for the show:
The webpage - http://www.starlightsociety.com
The donate page - http://www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety
Me on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Devinoch
Your random technology joke of the day - https://xkcd.com/678/
This week, we deep dive into the world of post-rock, full of gorgeous instrumentals and soundscapes that build worlds out of songs without words. This is one of my favorite subgenres of music - I have an entire playlist full of this stuff for when I'm writing that I just set on shuffle, and it drifts me through all sorts of moods and mindscapes. A guy I bumped into at the Motion City Soundtrack show said I should do a scene show on post-rock, so here we are.
If you aren't familiar with post-rock, it's rock without lyrics. I think you'll dig it. I know that I have for almost 20 years now. There isn't a ton about the history or development of the genre, simply because it isn't a centralized movement with a discernible story arc, but there is such a plethora of amazing bands doing this stuff, I didn't repeat anyone in the show, just to give you as many different sounds as possible, and I still had post rock bands I left out.
You can keep digging if you want more, I'm sure, but now you know where to start...
The usual set of links for the show:
And here's what I played...
This week, we finally do our tribute to Prince. Born Prince Rogers Nelson, The Artist Mostly Known As Prince was one of the most prolific songwriters of our time. Blending funk, rock and R&B, Prince was a force to be reckoned with. One of the Top 50 Guitarists by Rolling Stone magazine, Prince lived a life that was envied by many. He got a recording contract at age 17. He replaced his name with a symbol, then changed it back again.
He was the purple one.
From his home in Paisley Park (just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota), Prince built an empire, releasing 39 albums, recording dozens (maybe hundreds) more. A tiny guy with a big amount of style. This week, we give you an overview of the life and music of Prince.
As always, the website for the show is www.starlightsociety.com and you can find us on Twitter @Devinoch and if you want to donate to the show, you can do so over at www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety - All of these are things that are worth doing.
You should also be spreading the good word about the show, trying to get us new listeners. I'm not above pandering....
Show #42 was always planned to be a special show. We will have a tribute to Prince next week, but this week, we're celebrating the life and works of Douglas Adams, and all the musicians that he touched. I tell stories about how he nearly got Monty Python killed, and how he named Pink Floyd's album "The Division Bell." But mostly I talk about Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and how important it's been to me over the years, in all its various incarnations - radio, book, movie and game.
As always, you can find the shows at www.starlightsociety.com and I'm on Twitter @Devinoch and if you want to contribute to the show, you can do so at www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety - all of these are things you can do.
Finally and most importantly, please continue telling folks about the show. I do so love seeing fresh faces (and locations) in the crowd, and there are a whole lot of states (and countries) we haven't hit yet, so keep on spreading the good word. Or bad word. Or whatever words you happen to have about the show.
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