The world lost two of the greatest songwriters (of my generation) in the last month: DAVID BERMAN (1967-2019) and DANIEL JOHNSTON (1961-2019). Berman was best known as the lyrical craftsman of his band The Silver Jews and committed suicide, after years of battling depression, in August. Daniel Johnston, a Texas legend known for his extremely personal and emotional heart-wrenching lyrics, died suddenly of a heart attack on September 10th. On Lost Treasures this Saturday, 9/14 at 9am, DJ Mackie will be exploring the worlds of Berman and Johnston, digging deep into their catalogues, and remembering their genius.
On the anniversary of Arthur Lee’s death (August 3, 2006), DJ Mackie will be exploring his musical legacy and influence on this Saturday’s LOST TREASURES. With his flamboyant dress and significance presence on the early Los Angeles 60s rock scene, Lee founded LOVE in 1965 who went on to release four studio LPs over the course of five years. Tune in Saturday morning at 9am for a recognition of Lee’s influential work and his influence on other musicians and rock music: locally at 94.3 FM and streaming online at takomaradio.org
Tune in at 9am this Saturday, July 20th as DJ Mackie explores some lost gems of Greek guitar rock and hosts guitarist/songwriter Parthenon Huxley in studio. Huxley grew up in Athens but returned to the US to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he played in bands such as The Blazers and recorded with folks like Mitch Easter and Don Dixon. In addition to his solo work, he performs and tours with ELO Part 2, with members from Electric Light Orchestra.
Locally at 94.3 FM WOWD and streaming at takomaradio.org
As a tribute to Trump's SALUTE TO AMERICA, DJ Mackie will unearth some of the strangest and most obscure obfuscating tunes about America for this week's LOST TREASURES. Musical gems include forgotten tunes by North Carolina's BOW STREET RUNNERS, BIFF ROSE, and the incomparable Eugene McDaniels.
Tune in at 9am this Saturday, 7/6: locally at 94.3 FM or streaming online at takomaradio.org
In celebration of Roky Erickson's music and life (1947-2019), DJ Mackie will be exploring some of the lost treasures of Roky, 13th Floor Elevators, and the influential International Artists label out of Houston.
Saturday June 22nd at 9am-- locally on 94.3 FM and worldwide at https://takomaradio.org/
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