a Travelling evening

Decided to do a fill in with a global flare….you know..since travelling is on the mind this time of year…Here is where we went:

Cuban Connections- Outback
Cepeda Forever- Rebeca Mauleon
Twoubadou Rasin- Boukman Eksperyans
Tanbou Vye Gri- Boukman Eksperyans
Dlo se Miste- Boukman Eksperyans

Souka Nayo- Baaba Maal
Afours Afours- Tinariwen
Paradise- Vieux Farka Toure w/Toumani Diabate
Welcome to Mali- Amadou & Mariam
Glu Glu- Omar Sosa
Mystery of Love- Babatunde Olatunji
Jungle Symphony-the Ananda Shankar Experience & State of Bengal (live)
Jaadu- Usted Sultan Khan (Nickodemus & Osiris Remix)
Beloved- Anoushka Shankar (Thievery Corp Remix)
Neve Shalom- Eric St. Laurent
Fantasy- Ali Akbar Khan
My Horse- Soname
Mother & I- Soname
Askar- Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas
Special Rider Blues- Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas

Rowing the Sampan- Huong Thanh & Nguyen Le
Down is Up- Moondog
Set the Children Free- Larry McDonald w/Toots Hibbert
Spanish Fly- David Last vs Zulu

Friday- Sly & Robbie
Holly O- Pressure Cooker
Para Nao Contrariar Voce-Teresa Christina & Grupo Semente
Feliz e Triste- Ceumar

Mamang- Kristo Numpuby
Earth- Uakti
Thriller- Jake Shimabukuro
Citizen Boris- Golem!


a day to drop off


Wes on Four- Jake Shimabukuro (live)
All that I am Now- Assembly of Dust feat Richie Havens
Tennessee Jed- Levon Helm

End Song- Buzzy Linhart
the Rub- Delbert McClinton
Out of Time- Brazz Tree
Steady- Brazz Tree
I got a Woman- the John Mayer Trio (live)
Something for the Weekend- Super Furry Animals
Love in the Harbour- a Band of Bees
Horizontal- the Dead 60’s
Haunt you- the 88
Longing of the Leftist- Mattson 2
Lost Love= Rinocerose
There’s no Satisfaction- Vampyros Lesbos
Got to Give it up- Mose Davis (live)
Evil Birdman of Funk- the Dirk Quinn Band

Every Night is Ladies Night- the John Scofield Band
Motivator- Jim Weider’s Project Percolator
Threadin’ the Needle with Intro- Liquid Soul
Believe- the Karl Walters Jr Trio
Hot Fudge Sundae- Upground
Never Grow up- Dumpstaphunk (live)
Mas o Menos- the Budos Band
Keep on Looking-Sharon Jones & the Dapkings (Kenny Dope remix)
Don’t that Bring you Back- Diane Durrett
Ain’t that Love- Ray Charles
Soul Deep- the Radiators
Peace Love & Happiness- G Love & Special Sauce
Sweet Inspiration- the Derek Trucks Band
Circumstances- Soulhound
Woody’s- Skeebo Knight
Broken Levee Blues- DJ Shadow
Return Send- On Ka’a Davis w/Famous Original Djuke Music Players
Love to Tical- Burnt Sugar
Trip- M. Nahadr

Berber Song- Club d’Elf (live)
Pass the Dutchie-the Aggrolites w/General Smiley
Any Other day- Wyclef Jean w/Norah Jones
Pork N Beans- Bettie Serveert

Brazilian Cafe

Our friends over atPutumayo really have gone out of the way to make me chill out with some sensuous slow samba, soothing bossa nova and jazz from Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador and beyond. Putumayo’s Brazilian Café is an enchanting addition to its Café series. Brazilian Café brings together a captivating selection of samba, bossa nova and jazz by Brazilian stars and up-and-coming talents. In the early 1960s, legendary Brazilian composers Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes hung out in an Ipanema beachside café where they would often see a beautiful neighborhood girl, Helô Pinheiro, walk by. She became the inspiration for one of the most popular songs of all time, “Girl From Ipanema.” The global bossa nova boom can be traced to that moment of musical inspiration at a Brazilian café and most of the artists on this CD drew inspiration from Jobim, de Moraes and other songwriters who followed. With this release, Putumayo continues to demonstrate the strong connection between food and music. In addition to collections such as Music from the Wine Lands and Music from the Coffee Lands, more than 15 of the label’s CDs include recipes. Brazilian Café features recipes for cafezinho, a Brazilian coffee drink, and pavê de cafê, a popular Brazilian coffee dessert. Putumayo’s previous Café collections, Italian Café, French Café and Café Cubano, have sold one million copies.


Desdamona’s THE SOURCE

Friend of the program Desdamona:

Chris Hinding – Producer;
Wayne Johnson – Director;
Jeremy Wanek – Editor;
Mark Kasper – Lead Camera;

“The Source” by the marvelous Desdamona is the second music video from the Minnesota School of Business crew at Broadview & DV. IMGD (graphics) students & Nicole Nelson did the art work & signs. Chris Whurr tagged the brick walls.

solo dancer: Dancin’t Dave

Female Trio:
MadFresh ~
Nlighten ~
B-Girl Seoul

Nicole Fae – Hair & Makeup!!!!!!!
Nick Wosika – Photographer
Many students were involved, including:
Spencer Peter, Kyle Walczak, Cody Clifton, Angel Snetzinger, Nick Rau, Armondo Franco, Slobodan & other dv students .

Desdamona myspace.com/desdamona
Nicole Newman makeupdo.com/
Wayne Johnson waynehjohnson.com
Chris Hinding mediarules.com

Moment by Moment

There are times where you live moment to moment and make time count…here’s how today came out from moment to valuable moment:

Down to the River- the Duhks
Moses Don’t get Lost- the Duhks
Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat (alt take)- Bob Dylan
The Moment of Conception- David Byrne
Sly- the Cat Empire
in my Pocket- the Cat Empire
Red Light- the Dead 60’s
Rock el Casbah- Rachid Taha
One Love, Let’s Celebrate-Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party
le Rock Summer- Rinocerose
Bad Reputation- the Dollyrots
Destination Unknown- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Action- the Charms
Tonite, the Bottle let me Down- Throw Rag w/Lemme
Kimberley- Puppetbox
Scratch N Sniff- Frank Zappa
No Time for Time- Tommy Guerrero
Electric Worm- the Beastie Boys
N E S T A 75- Antibalas
On the Cuff- the Afromotive
Can’t Stop- Ozomatli
Na Nha Rubera- Lura
Sukundida- Lura

Quando o Carnaval Chegar- Marcia Salomon
Fading in C# minor- Una
Touch Me- Supreme Beings of Leisure
Give Peace a Chance- DJ Dan w/Yoko Ono
I Say Hey- Kinky
Honey Burger’s Grill (remix)-Skeebo Knight
Personal Thing- King Johnson (live)
One More Day- King Johnson (live)
Orange Blossoms- JJ Grey & Mofro
Simone- Soulhound
it’s some Funk up in here- Mose Davis
got me a Black Woman- Tony Bunn
Message in a Bottle- Matisyahu
Season’s Change- GPGDS (live)
“Mission Impossible”- Sly & Robbie
Patricia- Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban
Mambo Sinuendo- Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban

Madison’s the Hussy

Terracing it up with Madison’s own, the Hussy! I simply love this 2 piece rock N roll punk outfit. The are simplistic with their mostly under 2 minute tracks….they are powerful with their riffs rocking razoring righteous rawkkkkkkk!! They are making a name for themselves and why not….What a great band name for what they are slamming down at us….remember this: THE HUSSY.

Just like their music, they are small in size, so click on this pic to get a bigger image and imagine the burst you get seeing them LIVE.
Photo by Michael Sullivan.

Totally RAD

the Radiators closing it all up is always the right way to end a summer festival. The set was rockin’ as only the the number one party band on earth would have it….The Radiators jammed out to a crowd that was soulfully deep and numerically nice and deep. Giving us some tracks off the new album, which I discussed with bassist Reggie Scanlan live on the show, the mix of songs had dancing feet smiling and Madison had a big wide grin wrapped around it. I have a pal who has seen the Radiators over 50 times and this was the show he was able to bring his young boys to as their very first..i think they made out just fine. The first show I caught on Sunday was Feufollet and they were followed by Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole. I really got the feeling Cedric Watson enjoys playing and sometimes doesn’t want to stop…he is one of the most noted young talents to emerge in Cajun or Creole music in the past few years, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of seemingly unlimited potential. Born in 1983, Cedric grew up in San Felipe, Texas surrounded by the sounds of blues, old soul, country and zydeco. Wherever he goes he is sure to combine all his musical flay-vas into an incredible gumbo of Creole laced goodness, that you’ll want those seconds and thirds. Feufollet is a steady progressing Cajun band that is surrounding itself in the now of Cajun music and making a name for themselves as one can easily tell by the places they are being invited to play…..

Radiators Portrait.jpg

Le Jour Du Monde (World Day)

Watcha Clan are a Marseilles-based quartet that fuses together influences as diverse as its members’ heritages. Drawing on North African, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, French, and modern electronic musical styles for inspiration, the Clan claim a nomadic ethic, calling no single style “home.” Since their inception at the turn of the century, their touring schedule and lifestyle have been as nomadic as their philosophy and man did they ever just blow me away, the fusion was monstrous and heavy in the beat department with grooves that would make any vinyl album jealous….I would go to see them at any show that they were a part of. They are a band that I hope my radio show takes lessons from….Direction unknown.

Watcha Clan

Balla Tounkara, a griot and master kora player from Mali, West Africa, is one of the hottest artists on America’s World Music scene. He and his band Groupe Spirit have been bringing a spicy, eclectic blend of danceable music utilizing African, Latin, Funk, Reggae, Jazz and Blues musical styles to enthusiastic audiences across the country. Balla’s playing is skilled and sincere, falling deeply into the Malian allure, I found myself in a state of happiness that only a kora can accompany one in..

Balla Tounkara

Finishing with a great African dance band is a La Fête Saturday night tradition. The fest has had legendary performers Kekele and Samba Mapangala and Senegal’s Fallou Dieng the past three years. In keeping with this pattern the dynamic Lura and her 7-piece band from Cape Verde (an island nation across from Senegal in northwest Africa) had the honor of driving the audience into a dancing frenzy. This band’s music was absolutely transcendent under the stars. Lura is full of energy and passion that speads over a crowd quickly & these things are rewarded greatly on a Saturday night conclusion to a beautifully sounding and picturesquely perfect day.

the Vivacious Lura

Practice with Beer

Changes- Band of Gypsys
The Gold it’s in the…-Pink Floyd
What’s he Building- Tom Waits
Borrowed Feet-Assembly of Dust feat John Scofield
Some Kind of Crazy- Delbert McLinton
Mama’s got a Girlfriend- Ben Harper
Love Handles- Keller Williams
Barabajagel- Donovan
Okayalright- moe (live)
Fresh Blood- Eels
What’s a Fella gotta do- Eels

You’re doing it too Hard-Charlie Sexton & Mystic Knights of the Sea
Devil’s Dream- the Radiators
My Hands are Rough- Nicholas Howard
the Smile- David Axelrod
Lion Mountain-Ndabva Kure Band w/Shannon Sol R Carroll & Chris Berry

Blackness of Darkness- Cedric Im Brooks
Ain’t it the Truth- Catalyst
Zombie- Boukman Eksperyans
Slow Jam- Viuex farka Toure
Sugar for Pan- Andy Narell & Relator
Got me a Black Woman- Tony Bunn

Beauty- Wax Poetic
No Other- Skye
Bring Back the Love- Bebel Gilberto
Hope it Feels good- Nikka Costa
Girl Watcher- Yellowman (live)
Surely Goodness- Israel Houghton
Set me Free- 10 FT Ganja Plant
Crimson & Clover- Prince
Star Time- Tower of Power

**on air conversation w/Reggie Scanlan of the Radiators**
Blowing Smoke- the Radiators
Soul Deep- the Radiators

Paranoid- Zydecosis
Some Kind of Wonderful- Zydecosis

Bim Bam Thank you mam- Buckwheat Zydeco
Look Out- Dr. John
Nago Nago- Nation Beat
Digital Monkey-Balkan Beat Box (Soulico Remix)
Bomba- Novalima (Coba Soundsystem Mix)

Sara Smile- Sara Wasserman

Tab Benoit & Boukman Eksperyance

Day 2 of the Fete and let me tell you that this night brought what would end up being the musical highlight for me. Boukman Eksperyans, 10-members strong from Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Lolo and crew woke up the zombies and called on them to dance. The sounds and sights of their set resonate still in my spirit. The voodoo laced afro reggae beat groove really took on an identity in what was a beautiful evening, blending the where we were in with the places and experiences being shared on stage made for a time of uniqueness and oneness that is only obtained with a group like Boukman Eksperyans and a community musical festival like that which takes place here each year on Madison’s wonderful east side. I hung out with Lolo for a little bit after the show and will be sure to bring the new album to ears, and perhaps an interview with the man himself down the road.
**Photo Credits to Michael Sullivan**


After that, was Tab Benoit and his Band. They certainly did rock the festival with their “swamp pop” and Louisiana-inspired originals. Tab and band inspired and performed in the documentary film, Voice of the Wetlands. That was screened in the large “Bistro” tent between and after bands on this night. His set was awesome and is always well received here in Madison, and Wisconsin as a whole.



The Duhks kick things off

for me, my Fete du Marquette got started with the Duhks. The Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Duhks (pronounced Ducks) have always gravitated towards traditional roots-based song structures, but they’ve never stopped evolving since their inception five years ago. Due in part to a collective musical worldview that knows no boundaries and that was very evident in their genre unknown string bending sets, exhibiting sounds from several corners of the musical spectrum, they rocked and twanged and world beated my kick off to a weekend of free music, tasty beer and good people. Half way through their set, a Wisconsin Southern rail train horned slowly by and added its unique sound to an already wild time….


The Lost Southlake Sessions

The Radiators are not only going to be here this Sunday, but they have a new album out as well: “The Lost Southlake Sessions”.

1. Have A Little Mercy
2. Everything Gets In The Way
3. Solid Ground
4. Devil’s Dream
5. Blowin’ Smoke
6. Fires Of Love
7. Honey From The Bee
8. Love Ain’t Love
9. Soul Deep
10. Hurtin’ For it
11. Good As Gone
12. Freeway
13. River run
14. I Want To Go Where The Green Arrow Goes

I should have a copy to spin very soon and I look so forward to the whole enchilada…the show on Sunday and the new tunes, especially notice the title of track #14.


WSUMix Fill in

Did a fill in show for Mr. Dance yesterday morning before my show, as he was off for the holiday weekend….his show, WSUMix is a dancey sort of thang so I did what came to my dancing mind thru my dancing feets…don’t fail me now….

Miss Candy- the High Decibels
Duke gonna get ’em- the High Decibels
Wipe ’em Off- Da Boyz
Ill Vacation- the Mighty Underdogs feat Lyrics Born
Eye of the Hurricane- SONICBLOOM

the Garden- Cut Chemist
Watch that Sound- DJ Vadim feat emo
Daydreaming about Dub- Mad Professor/Ariwa Artists
Soul Fire- Tom Tom Club
Love to Love you Baby- Tom Tom Club
Ultra Flava-Heller & Farley Project (Peter Tong Mix)
Gettin’ into it- Sylk 130 (Brother ? Mix)
Last Night a DJ Saved my Life-Sylk 130 (FK Dub)
Rumi go Through me- Dub Gabriel
Carried Away- Bassnectar
Qalander- Cheb i Sabbah
PD 7- Anoushka Shankar/Karsh Kale
Silent Song- Eccodek
17 Birds outside my Window- Suphala
Arruga-Soulive w/Ekene Nwokoye (Tycoon & Kraz mix)
Ride the Wave- the JMC Project
the Melee- the Beastie Boys
Rocket Science- Astronauts of Antiquity
Soup du Jour- Astronauts of Antiquity w/Cee Knowledge

Independent Selection

I love being able to choose my own sounds to share….here is more sharing…for your eyes:

20/20 Vision-Charlie Haden w/Bruce Hornsby
Old Joe Clark- Charlie Haden w/Jack Black
Complicated Shadows- Elvis Costello
Every War-Pictures and Sound w/Willie Nelson

a Great Day for Freedom- David Gilmour (live)
Thriller- Jake Shimabukuro (live)
Half Human- Jimmy Lloyd
Drinkin’ or Drivin’-purgAtory hill(pat mAcdonald)
Midnight Train- Buddy Guy/Jonny Lang
One Bourbon One Scotch- Zakiya Hooker
Never Going back to Memphis- Shemekia Copeland

Rocket in my Pocket- Little Feat (live)
Red Dress- the New Orleans Radiators (live)
Shhhh(for a Little While)-Broke Dick Dog
Dirty Hairy Theme- James Taylor Quartet
Mini- Corduroy
Righteous- Quiet Boys
The Gettin’- Arrested Development (acoustic live)
Natural- Arrested Development (acoustic live)
A Country Song- Catalyst
Bumbo- Nomo
Feel Alright- Albino!
Magic Fever- Magic Circle Express
Disco Groove- the Checkmates
You met your Match- Tower of Power
Gary’s song- Alice Smith
Pieces- Supreme Beings of Leisure
Tuff Enuff- Cherine Anderson
Soon Come- 10 FT Ganja Plant
Bush Rock- 10 FT Ganja Plant

an Afrasian Occasion- Sam Newsome
Iron Man- the Bad Plus
Diplodocus- Frank Zappa
Soul Polka- Frank Zappa
No Exit Strategy-Jim Weider’s Project Perculator
Baby Seals- Mamarazzi
Dollar Pants- MMW