Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you brand-new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call! You can tune in at the website, or if you’re on a laptop or desktop, you could just stay on this page, and listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking over in the right-hand column of this blog.
At 2 PM, we serve up a mixtape edition of Beatles Blast that I have to admit, I’m not terribly proud of. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great show, loaded with fantastic music, but the theme is a little crass. This is an imaginary album made up of songs written and performed by the children of The Beatles. I’m well aware that the pressure of growing up as the son of one of the members of the most famous and important musical group in history has to be severe enough, but the barrage of fans of their parents wanting them all to get together and perform, when they may barely know each other, can’t help any.
Still, the Beatle nerd inside my head forced me to splice together tracks from Julian Lennon, Dhani Harrison, James McCartney, Sean Lennon, Thenewno2 and The Claypoll-Lennon Delirium into an attempt at Beatles-related mixtape. I feel so bad about it that I’m not even posting a playlist. I hope they forgive me, if they ever find out that I exist.
Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM, and Saturday afternoon.
At 3 PM on Curtain Call, Mel Larch presents an hour of highlights of Fiddler On The Roof, assembled from the original cast album, the movie soundtrack, one of the revivals, the Yiddish production and a recent Danish production. The musical is about Tevye, a milkman in the village of Anatevka, who attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions in the face of persecution from Imperial Russia.
Anatevka, a typical shtetl, under the thumb of Imperial Russia is a fictional village located in what is now known as Ukraine.
As Mel says in her introduction to the show, we are presenting the music from Fiddler On The Roof “for obvious reasons.”
Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM. A six-hour marathon of classic episodes can be heard Sunday evening starting at 6 PM, and an all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.