KCRW Broadcast 355 Fanatic. It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? It is obvious that everyone passes away but some people are larger than life and when they eventually leave, it’s almost science fiction. A world without David Bowie is simply less artistic, less mysterious, less musical. We are very lucky to have the records he made.
KCRW Broadcast 354 Fanatic. On the third of January, Jason Mackenroth, drummer in Mother Superior, Rollins Band and Blue Man Group passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was a good man and left too early. I was lucky enough to speak with him a few days before he died. It was good to have the chance to hear his voice one last time. I will really miss him.
KCRW Broadcast 349 Fanatic! It is the week of the Dinosaur Jr.! 7 sold out shows at the Bowery Ballroom. They easily could have done 10 with the speed the tickets sold through. You know me, Fanatic, I am an XXX-L Dinosaur Jr. fan and will be there for all the shows. By the time this broadcast airs, I will be well into it. I am writing to you on 12-01-15. Just back from Antarctica and heading out to NYC at 0630 hrs. tomorrow.
KCRW Broadcast 348 Fanatic! This is a first. I am writing to you from a ship, moving north out of the Arctic Peninsula. It has been an amazing week of sights and information. There is a lot to know about this part of the world from the different kinds of ice, the formation of glaciers, the explorers and those who came to hunt down the wildlife here. I wish we were still going south but in a few days, I will be back in Argentina and eventually, Los Angeles.
KCRW Broadcast 347 Fanatic! Writing to you from Ushuaia, Argentina. If you look on the map, you will see how there isn’t much further I can go before I run out of Argentina to be in. Tomorrow, I will be boarding a small ship for Antarctica where I will spend about a week and a half and then return to Los Angeles.
KCRW Broadcast 346 Fanatic! As I write this, I am in Antwerp Belgium, in an enormous production hall, where we have been rehearsing for the Gutterdämmerung rollout tomorrow night in London. We will run through everything here one more time and then get on the train and head to London. I won’t be there for long but it’s always great to be there.
KCRW Broadcast 345 Fanatic! I hope you are digging your November wherever you are. Temperatures dropped in Los Angeles recently. I celebrated by listening to Nico and Stockhausen. I became interested in Stockhausen watching the Kraftwerk and The Electronic Revolution documentary. I only have one record of his but there’s a lot online to listen to. So far, very interesting stuff.
KCRW Broadcast 343 Fanatic! This is our last show for October but fear not! We have great shows for November already in the can. I thought we should take out first out and just listen to nothing but Damned music. I hope that’s okay with you! It’s not like we don’t enjoy them every other month of the year but there is something about October and that music that really works, so we will get right into it.