Entries by Music Librarian

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools may make you think of a Grateful Dead song or a song from The Doors, but the history behind this 3-word phrase is really quite amazing. It first appears in 1494 as a book, Das Narrenschiff, written by Sebastian Brant. Around the same time period painter Hieronymus Bosch depicted the concept on […]

Our Sound, Our Fury

Today and Today and Today, sweeps in this pretty place, from hour to hour.  To the last sound of time left on this track, and all our yesterdays have lighted playlists.  The way to dusty vinyl.  Out! Out!  Skips and Scratches!  Radio is but a walking shadow on a CD player, that struts and sweats […]

Got Twink?

Like it or not, we are well into the age of digitally enhanced music.  There is no escape & resistance is futile.  Our only defense is to sort through the truly awful with great speed & alacrity.  But every now & then, you come across a little gem of digital virtuosity.  Such is the case […]

A Midsummer Radio Dream

Here on the campus of UCSC, Shakespeare Santa Cruz still has a bit more than three weeks left for this marvelous festival before things wrap up on August 26th, & we here at KZSC still have a full 2 months of programming to go for our Summer schedule.  But, yours truly is already planning for […]

Exposure is Contagious

Life at a college radio station reveals the following truth.  Regardless of which genres you prefer, you will happen upon music that you never knew about, but now love.  Case in point, QUINTRON!!!  Some months ago, I came across his latest album, “Sucre Du Sauvage” and have been a fan ever since.   Recorded at the […]