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Busy time

It’s a busy time for Katy and me, with schedules that do anything but align.  We have had time to work in some music, however.  Tonight, we are going to a performance of “Into The Woods” at the Kansas City Repertory Theater.  Tomorrow morning, I will put up my art show, “Them Changes: An Examination of Jazz & Soul Album Artwork of the 70s,” at Benetti’s that explores early 70s soul, funk and jazz album covers.  (More on that in a bit.)  Wednesday, we are going to see Denison Witmer break our hearts at The Record Bar.

“Them Changes” explores soul, funk and jazz album artwork from the early 70s.  In planning this show, I have strived to discuss context.  For example, why did the black man suddenly become an icon on soul albums?  What’s with the whole blaxploitation soundtrack thing?  I could go on and on and should probably write a thesis on the subject.

I am aware I have chosen some big names and omitted some others, but I don’t think the show will suffer much.  Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield were tremendously important, so it’s not bad that I focus on them.  I didn’t include any George Clinton-related stuff because of the type of place Benetti’s is.  (I assume that old ladies might get a little freaked out with covers to Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow or Cosmic Slop staring at them as they drink their morning coffees.)

Okay, I’m done.

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Episode #5

We saw Sam Billen and Perhapsy last night. (Sorry we didn’t stay for Capybara. Why doesn’t somebody get a clue and start shows earlier on weeknights?) I uploaded some pictures and a video from Sam’s oh-too-short set. Don’t you just love the internet?

Speaking of the internet, if you have time, check out Tim Truesdale’s article on Radio Free Raytown in The Raytown Post. He did a good job making me sound articulate and coherent.

Anyway, it’s that time again. This week’s show is better than the previous four put together. The only thing that improve it would be an accompanying back massage from Eddie Hazel.

  1. Temptations – Unite the Land
  2. The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes
  3. Funkadelic – I’ve Got a Thing, You’ve Got a Thing, Everybody’s Got a Thing
  4. Bill Mallonee – Who Do You Love?
  5. Damien Jurado – Ohio
  6. Beck – It’s All in Your Mind

Radio Free Raytown Episode #5 – 8/5/09

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