Episode Six: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

This is the closest I get to a themed show, as I discuss music criticism and the capricious nature of my musical discoveries. Hopefully I don’t lose anyone along the way…

  1. Sam Phillips – Taking Pictures (2001)
  2. The Zombies – Brief Candles (1968)
  3. Colin Blunstone – Caroline Goodbye (1971)
  4. Cornelius – Smoke (2002)
  5. Wolfgang Reichmann – Weltweit (1978)

Radio Free Raytown Episode #6 – 8/13/09

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8 thoughts on “Episode Six: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

  1. Brandon says:

    Luke Kralik – http://banole.wordpress.com/

    Wolfgang Reichmann, love it.

    • Jonathon says:


      I know I didn’t do that dude any kind of justice in my show, but whatever. I guess the point is that we constantly frame our understanding of art too narrowly or broadly. Even worse is the fact that, many times, we weren’t even around to convincingly discuss music/art from the past. (Of course, this brings up other questions–Does it really matter if we experienced something? Does that really lend credibility? Wouldn’t we be influenced/tainted by our own experiences?) The sobering fact is that, especially with the advent of the internet, there will always be another artist to discuss in every genre. At the same time, however, you have to draw boundaries somewhere.

      Understanding art is kind of like creating art–knowing what should fit in the frame. I guess I just reject popular history that only leaves room for one band of each style in our collective memories.

  2. Ben Helt says:

    Oddly enough, I found Cornelius through this Yo Gabba Gabba appearance: http://yogabbagabba.com/#/cornelius

  3. Paul Keleher says:

    Jon, I’m very impressed with your music programming and the skill with which you have put together this episode. Not only did you work a Sam Phillips song, but you had some excellent commentary.

    • Jonathon says:

      Thanks. I was kinda surprised at how much everyone actually liked my commentary. I thought myself too loquacious, but maybe it’s because I’m my worst critic.

  4. Jon Dunning says:

    hey beavis . . . he said “capricious”

    • Jonathon says:

      Hopefully you’re not using Beavis and Butthead references with youth group kids. Highly doubt they’d even get it. Probably on the level of Alf references.

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