Entries by Music Librarian

Debo Band Tues July 16th

Outstanding Ethiopian-Pop Debo Band makes an appearance in Santa Cruz tonight, Tuesday July 16, 2013 at Moe’s Alley. This large 11-member group includes musicians and dancers from Addis and Boston, plus local fiddler Kaethe Hostetter formerly of Bonny Doon. They’ve received raves for pushing the envelope of traditional Ethiopian music by incorporating funk, soul, jazz […]

Not Fade Away

My two-year stint as KZSC’s music librarian is coming to an end this month. It has been a fascinating plunge into music of all kinds.  I am happy to say that Chris Jong is returning as librarian for the station in the coming year. Yours truly will still be around and in the trenches, separating […]

Time To Get Savage

The brutal truth is this: there’s a lot of stuff in your life that needs to get moved out the door and down the road and KZSC is no exception. We have a fantastic music collection that has grown (or groan!) over four decades. But this also means that there are quite a few records […]

This Pope Shall Not Abdicate

All hail Pope Lou Reed the Only.  His robe is a Velvet Underground. His throne, the mighty city of Berlin.  Whose Mary Magdalene’s were transvestite streetwalkers on the wild side.  Who turned the other cheek when struck viciously with flowers and miraculously turned one day in New York City, utterly perfect.  Who abides in grace […]

Blue Line Radio

I have often been on the air late night here @ KZSC. After 10 pm, radio station have been given what the FCC refers to as “Safe-Harbor Hours”, where DJs are allowed to play content of a more adult nature. Though I am quite happy to spin things that may challenge views on race, politics, […]

Henry Henry

In honor of  punk rock icon Henry Rollins, I will now pile on 16 tons of Henry knowledge. Germanic in origin and meaning, “Henry” is well used as a first or last name. Dozens of royals in multiple countries have been named Henry plus the Roman numerals. Thanks to Joseph Henry, science uses “the henry” […]