Tag: WXPN

Sleepy Hollow Prog Rock Playlist

This past Sunday I participated in WXPN‘s Highs in the 70s 24 Hour Progressive Rock Marathon.    In addition to co-hosting with Dan Reed & Biff Kennedy from 11AM-3PM, I also produced a special two hour Prog edition of Sleepy Hollow, XPN’s wake up and stay in bed weekend morning show, or “The quiet sounds of…

Parasites of the Western World.

Post-Punk-Psychedelic Space from 1978 My wife, Kimberly Haas,  sent me a text message from a record store in New York City. “We stopped in a used vinyl store.  What LP would earn this description?  “Fucked up longhaired love child of Chrome and Cluster from 1978.”   Hint: An obscure LP we used to play one track…

10 Great Road Songs.

Songs to send you cruising the highway with the windows down and the stereo loud. Echoes Philadelphia affiliate WXPN is seeking votes in another of their annual  885 “whatever” lists and this year it’s 885 Ultimate Road Trip Songs. Not songs about the road, but songs to create that soundtrack for heading down the road,…

Mother’s Day Sleepy Hollow Playlist

IT’S A SLEEPY HOLLOW MOTHER’S DAY 6-8AM ON WXPN A few Facebook Echoes Fans helped out with the Mother’s Day playlist for my 6-8AM shift Sunday Morning, May 9 on Sleepy Hollow.  There’s often a delay for posting my playlists so, in simple form, here it is!  Sleepy Hollow is a local show on WXPN,…

Popol Vuh Video

Having just played a track from Popol Vuh’s Das Hohelied Salomos on WXPN’s Highs in the 70s: Progressive Rock show, I was thrilled to discover a new Popol Vuh video up on YouTube.  It’s a track of the “classic” PV line-up with singer Djong Yun, guitarist Daniel Filschesher, oboe player, Robert Eliscu and PV founder…

It’s Progressive Rock All Over Again

This weekend I’ll be guesting on Highs in the 70s: Progressive Rock on WXPN in Philadelphia .  It’s among a series of irregularly scheduled retro shows they run.  It’s going to be an 8-hour marathon, from 10AM til 6PM on Saturday, January 3. I’ll be in for the first half, Chuck Van Zyl from Star’s End…

Echo Location: Ozric Tentacles

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080806.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe program director of an Echoes affiliate asked, “Are those guys still around?”  But Ozric Tentacles are still taking trips to the center of your mind. (You can hear an audio version of this Echo Location, with music.) Guitarist Ed Wynne was only born in 1961,…

Echo Location: The Penguin Cafe Orchestra

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080723.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Penguin Cafe Orchestra along with Harold Budd, virtually created the Ambient Chamber Music genre. Their CDs have just been re-released. In this Echo Location we return to a 1988 interview with PCO founder, the late-Simon Jeffes. You can hear an audio version of this blog…