This Saturday, March 2nd at 9:00am, DJ Mackie welcomes veteran music journalist Richard Harrington into the studio to highlight some of DC’s most legendary and important street performers: Bob Devlin and Flora Molton. Exploring the music of these two late musicians, Richard and Mackie will talk about their legacy and what they both brought to the streets of DC. Also in-studio will be Joel Bailes, of the Capitol Hillbillies, to talk about his musical experiences playing on the streets of Capitol Hill for the last 30 years.
As always, LOST TREASURES is dedicated to digging deep and providing WOWD listeners with access to musicians that may sometimes be seemingly lost in the digital shuffle of today.
Streaming at takomaradio.org or tune-in at 94.3 FM for our local listeners!
This Saturday morning at 9am, DJ Mackie will explore the sometimes “lost” instrument known as the Theremin. Named for its inventor, Leon Theremin, the innovative instrument was introduced in the 1920s as one of the first electronic musical instruments. Theremins are distinguished by the fact that they are played without the performer touching the instrument. The musician moves his or her hands in proximity to the theremin to control the tone of the sound. Few musical instruments are capable of such intimate expression, nor provide the unique visual appearance of performance.
On Saturday, DJ Mackie welcomes in-studio Arthur Harrison and Amber Dunleavy, two local thereminists who have performed together at Rhizome DC, The Electric Maid, the Takoma Park Planetarium at Montgomery College, and the Blue Groove Soundz in Arlington, VA. Having performed with Rupert Chappelle, Jobs for America and with other groups, such as The Parlour Scouts and b, Art's personal interest in the theremin also includes their design and manufacture through his company, Harrison Instruments, Inc.
Amber Dunleavy is a versatile theremin player, who has been a constant member of the experimental rock band Alzo Boszormenyi and the Acid Achievers. She is also a member of Croniamantal and Governor Silver & The Queen Bees and has collaborated with a variety of local artists including Tag Cloud, Black Saturn, T.M. Hanna, and T.V. John. More info can be found here: http://www.soundcloud.com/echolalia-1
Tune in this Saturday, 2/16, at 9am or check out the show anytime at Takomaradio.org
Lost Treasures is helping WOWD listeners find their way back to the source!
In recognition of February's African-American History month, DJ Mackie will be digging deep to find some of the most radical and revolutionary records of the 1960s and 1970s. Channeling the rhythms of historic black nationalism in America, LOST TREASURES will feature the sounds of such innovative songwriters as Gil Scott Heron, Sun Ra, Gylan Kain (of the Last Poets), Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, and other musicians and cosmic poets who call upon ALL people to change for the better.
In commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lost Treasures will feature a special program focusing on soul and funk music that emphasizes social justice and change. DJ Mackie is excited to have special guest DJ Bargeman (one of the assistant principal at Wilson High School) to spin important "music with a message," starting with Sam Cooke's influential "A Change is Gonna Come."
As always, you can tune in at 94.3 FM if you are local
or online at takomaradio.org
Lost Treasures is excited to host award winning singer-songwriter Barry Louis Polisar in studio this Saturday.
Beginning in the mid-1970s, Polisar began writing his unique and clever songs, many of which are geared towards “children of all ages.” From the Maryland suburbs of DC with his independent Rainbow Morning Music label, Polisar released over eight LPs and many more CD recordings, books, and products. One of the most famous children songwriters in the second half of the 20th century, Polisar found additional fame when his song “All I want is you” was featured in the wildly popular film JUNO.
DJ Mackie will speak to Polisar about his roots in the DC area, his large catalogue, and the development of his music over the years.
Tune in this Saturday, January 5th at 9:00am on 94.3 FM WOWD or online at: