24 October 2012

I hope you'll be able to tune into today's Pledge-O-Rama edition of my Komodo Dragon Show. All week long UMFM is raising money to keep up with the rising costs of running a radio station.

From 8-11am Central Time on 101.5 FM in Winnipeg and wwww.umfm.com in stream, you'll hear Lubomyr Melnyk's continuous music, a raga by Ravi Shankar, and I'll compare the exotica (recorded in the SAME YEAR!) of Sun Ra with that of Martin Denny. Why does one sound well-formed and the other kitschy?

The number to call to make your pledges is 204-474-6610. Operators are standing by from 6am-3am! The first 10 listeners to pledge to the Komodo Dragon Show will receive a sturdy Komodo Dragon Show coffee mug, which some have been known to put soup in, along with other neato incentives.

More details here: http://www.umfm.com/

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. Lubomyr Melnyk: It Was Revealed unto Us That Man Is the Centre of the Universe... But Few Can Now Remember (1996)
Lubomyr Melnyk - piano, Marie Berard - violin, Douglas Perry - viola, Margaret Gay - cello
Bandura Records, n.n.
(No recording can do justice to Lubomyr's continuous piano technique. You've got to hear him play live to appreciate the resonances which he sets up in the piano.)

2. Raga Malkauns (rec. 1965)
Ravi Shankar - sitar
Ravi Shankar: Sound of the Sitar
EMI, CDM 5673092
(Regular listeners will be aware that I have gone on and on about Raga Malkauns. It is the mystical raga of moral development for becoming a human.)

Set #2 - 9:00am - 11:00am

{3. Angels & Demons at Play (rec. Chicago 1956-60)

4. The Nubians of Plutonia (rec. Chicago 1958-59)

Tracks 3-4
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra
Evidence Music, ECD 22066-2

5. Exotica: The Best of Martin Denny (rec. 1957-59)
Rhino, R2 70774
(Curly brackets indicate the order is ad libitum.)

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