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Feb 24, 2021

Time for the first Q&A episode of Strong Songs year three!

On this episode, Kirk digs into the mailbag for your questions on Jack White's guitar tone, Shabaka Hutchings' sax sound, 70s kitsch jazz, concept albums, drummers learning mallet instruments, Celtic sounds, "saving" jazz, and SOPHIE. Also, a listener shares a song that came to him in a dream.

REFERENCED ON THIS EPISODE:

  • “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson from Big Science, 1982
  • “Let Down” by Radiohead from OK Computer, 1997
  • “Icky Thump” by The White Stripes from Icky Thump, 2007
  • “Summon the Fire” by The Comet is Coming from Trust In The Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery - 2019
  • “Mrs. Bluebeard” by They Might Be Giants from I Like Fun, 2018
  • “Tank!” by Yoko Kanno from the Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack, 1998
  • “The Zodiac” by David Lindup, “Funky Fanfare” and “Party Time” by Keith Mansfield, “Water Sports” by James Clarke, “Organ Mania” by Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield, all from the KPM 1000 Library Series
  • “Astoria,” “This Means War” and “Burning Up” by Marianas Trench from Astoria, 2015
  • “Mébh’s Tune” by Kíla and “Wolfwalkers Theme” by Bruno Coulais from the Wolfwalkers soundtrack
  • “Song for my Father” by Horace Silver from Song For My Father, 1965
  • “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” by Steely Dan from Prezel Logic, 1974
  • “Layer Cake” by Shoji Meguro from Persona 5, 2016
  • “Sonic 2: Aquatic Ruin Zone” arrangement by Carlos Eiene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC60qFBZSGg
  • “Is it Cold In The Water?” by SOPHIE from Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Sides, 2017

OUTRO SOLOIST: Rob Reich

This episode's outro soloist is the wonderful bay area pianist/accordionist Rob Reich. He's got a bunch of albums you can check out and has been doing some really cool new stuff during Covid times. Find more at his website, http://www.robreich.com/.

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STRONG PLAYLISTS

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FEBRUARY 2021 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS

Allison Clift-Jennings
Patrick Funston
Jamie White
Johanna L. Branson
Thomas König
Angus McKimm
Christopher Kupski
Christopher McConnell
Joshua Jarvis
Rick Klaras
Niko
Laurie Acreman
Ken Hirsh
Jez
Jenness Gardner
Simon Cammell
Guinevere Boostrom
Narelle Horn
Nathaniel Bauernfeind
Bill Rosinger
Anne Britt
David Zahm
Erin
Aidan Coughlan
Jeanneret Manning Family Four
Matt Butler
Doug Paton
Robert Paul
R Watson
Viki Dun
Christer Lindqvist
Sami Samhuri
Craig J Covell
AccessViolation
Ryan Torvik
Merlin Mann
Fraser
Glenn
CALEB ROTACH
Andre Bremer
Mark Schechter
Dave Florey
Dan Apczynski

FEBRUARY 2021 HALF-NOTE PATRONS

David Noah
Ben Hunt
Geraldine Butler
Richard Cambier
Madeleine Mader
Andy Smith
will reddell
Fernando Rodriguez
Timothy Dougherty
Jason Pratt
John Hargis
Stewart Oak
Caroline Miller
Abbie Berg
Sam Norton
Nicole Schleicher
D. Belew
Dermot Crowley
Achint Srivastava
Ryan Rairigh
Michael Berman
stephen matthews
Bridget Lyons
Melody Valdez
Olivia Bishop
Jeremy Schwartz
John Gisselquist
Elaine Martin
Belinda Mcgrath-steer
Eoin de Burca
Kevin Potter
M Shane Borders
Pete Simm
Shawn McCarthy
Dallas Hockley
Jana J
Terron Ishihara
Jason Gerry
Rich Roskopf
Melissa Gallo
Nathan Gouwens
Will Dwyer Alethea Lee
Lauren Reay
Eric Prestemon
Erika L Austin
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Spencer Shirley
Damian Brady
Angela Livingstone
Jeffrey C. Yarnell
David Friedman
Phillip Dalton
Christopher Cudnoski
Mark Edwards
Randall Browning
Sarah Sulan
Diane Hughes
Kenneth Tiong
Jo Sutherland
David Catlett
Joe Laska
Michael Casner
Michael York
Barb Courtney
Derek Bender
Jen Small
Don Hutchison
Lowell Meyer
Etele Illes
Jeff Almond
Stephen Tsoneff
Lorenz Schwarz
Becca Sample
Wen
Jack Sjogren
Aparajit Raghavan
Benedict Pennington
Geoff Golden
Robyn Fraser
Alexander Geddes
Pascal Rueger
Randy Souza
JC
Brendan Jubb
Clare Holberton
Jake Tinsley
Diane Turner
Tom Coleman
Judy Chapple
Stuart Terry
Mark Perry
Malory
Dhu Wik
Mel
Eric Helm
Jake Roberts
Briony Leo
Bill Fuller
Jonathan Daniels
Steven Maron
Michael Flaherty
Jarrod Schindler
Zoe Little
Albukitty
Caro Field
Judith Stansfield
michael bochner
Duncan
Dave Sharpe
brant brantphillip
Markus Koester
David Cushman
Alexander
Jeremy Dawson
Gavin Doig
Sam Fenn
Tanner Morton
AJ Schuster
Jennifer Bush
David Stroud
Amanda Furlotti
Andrew Baker
Brooke Wilford
Cyrus N. White
Chris Brown
Mark Haberlen
Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua
Matt Gaskell
Jules Bailey
Eero Wahlstedt
Bill Thornton
Brian Amoebas
Brett Douville
Jeffrey Olson
Matt Betzel
Mueller
Nate from Kalamazoo
Melanie Stivers
Richard Toller
Alexander Polson
John and Sharon Stenglein
Tom Lauer
Earl Lozada
Jon O’Keefe
Justin McElroy
James Johnson
Andrew Lee
Kevin Morrell
Tom Clewer
Kevin Pennyfeather
Nicholas Schechter
Justin Liew
Emily Williams