While on vacation in North Carolina I stumbled upon a radio station that plays a great mix of tunes. If you’re in the Raleigh area you can tune in to 93.9 WKSL – but otherwise you will need windows media player to tune in by clicking the “listen now” link at the 93.9 website. Yes it even works on my mac (check http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/flip4mac.mspx or http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/windowsmediaplayerformacosx.html)
What makes this station so good? Well it’s all about the mix – in the last half hour I’ve heard music I love from the Motown era, the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and even a song I don’t really like that came out this year (some pink or fergie song… I dunno). There is no station like this in NYC right now so I am bearing with the fact that all the 93.9 ads and weather & traffic updates are local to NC
If you’re looking for a radio station (yeah I said it – a radio station. I know you have mp3′s – so do I) that plays a great mix of stuff – I suggest you check it out. Beware though – the site is hideously ugly and slow.
“Music. I’m so in love with my music. The way you keepin’ movin… Ain’t nobody do what you doin…”
Joss Stone is so awesome. Love that woman!! You know there is a divine power when you see a beautiful woman making beautiful music. How can you deny it? I just can’t be an atheist when I listen to Joss. Why? Because all I can think is… “God! She is so amazing!” Who’s with me on this? I know Larry hears me but he probably won’t read this unless I ask him to (hi Larry).
Could it all be luck? A random sequence of molecules? What made Me and Joss and Music? I suppose the origin isn’t as important as the fact that all of the above exists, right? Well if you hear me… God, Goddess, chaos… Thanks! (for music and women, among other things…)
P.S. – check out http://www.jossstone.co.uk/ (it’s better than the non-uk home page, I think)
P.P.S – here’s Joss Stone (Hi Res)
Ever heard of Paul Robeson?
I was listening to one of my favorite artists, Saul Willams, the other day – when it occurred to me that he speaks about some historical figures that I didn’t know much about. One of these is Paul Robeson. Saul Williams has a song entitled Robeson, and also mentions the name in “Coded Language” which is on the same album (Amethyst Rockstar). I really enjoy learning, and Saul Williams is an artist whose lyrics have a lot to offer in terms of knowledge, so I took some time to do a little research.
It turns out that Paul Robeson’s life is really interesting. While wikipedia is generally not to be considered an absolute source of facts, the entry regarding Paul Robeson is more than enlightening. I’m not going to quote the page here, since you can just read it yourself, but I will say that if you want to read about an interesting figure in American history, particularly if you are interesting in African American history, it’s well worth the time to read. Also, with regards to wikipedia as a source of facts, this entry is chock full of real references and cited sources.