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LouieB

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  1. https://soundcloud.com/lou-berkman/midday-mixtape-january-21-2020-peter-loughner-1 Now on easy to use Sound Cloud. Rosie is still around, but she hasn't posted here since she left for college over a decade ago. This show is on Soundcloud and easy to access and listen to.
  2. A show VCers might enjoy. If you are feeling “Misunderstood” the Midday Mixtape is paying tribute to legendary Cleveland, Ohio rock musician Peter Laughner. Joining the show with DJ LouieB this Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 12-2 CT on 89.3 FM, wnur.org, or TuneIn will be John Martin (cohost of Classical and Beyond) for an overview of the life and music of Laughner from his years in the bands Pere Ubu and Rocket from the Tombs, but mostly his solo recordings from clubs and informal sessions, some done at home. While Laughner may not be famous, he left a small but potent legacy that included intriguing original songs and covers by a Dylan, Reed, Richard Thompson and Tom Verlaine. Recently his lo-fi recordings were brought together by Smog Veil Records in a long overdue compilation, but we will also be playing recordings by Pere Ubu and Rocket from the Tombs. Join us as John remembers his high school friend and musical compadre, as we spin a portion of Laughner’s musical legacy. This is John’s first appearance on the Tuesday Mixtape show and there will certainly be another in the future. If you are feeling “Misunderstood” the Midday Mixtape is paying tribute to legendary Cleveland, Ohio rock musician Peter Laughner. Joining the show with DJ LouieB this Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 12-2 CT on 89.3 FM, wnur.org, or TuneIn will be John Martin (cohost of Classical and Beyond) for an overview of the life and music of Laughner from his years in the bands Pere Ubu and Rocket from the Tombs, but mostly his solo recordings from clubs and informal sessions, some done at home. While Laughner may not be famous, he left a small but potent legacy that included intriguing original songs and covers by a Dylan, Reed, Richard Thompson and Tom Verlaine. Recently his lo-fi recordings were brought together by Smog Veil Records in a long overdue compilation, but we will also be playing recordings by Pere Ubu and Rocket from the Tombs. Join us as John remembers his high school friend and musical compadre, as we spin a portion of Laughner’s musical legacy. This is John’s first appearance on the Tuesday Mixtape show and there will certainly be another in the future.
  3. No blues, no ballads, no strumming guitars this week on The Midday Mixtape Show this Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 12-2 PM CT on www.wnur.org and Tunein and 89.3 FM. This week's show will not he for everyone, but if you skip it you will miss two hours of experimental, improvisational, and non-traditional music. Most of the time the show features a small amount of this type of music, but this week is two hours of mostly instrumental music including new music from Mind over Mirrors (from Chicago), modern classical composers Steve Reich, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Michael Pisaro, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, & Z'ev, along with improvisational artists Keith Jarrett, Joshua Abrams, Marc Ribot, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Keiji Heino (with Jim O'Rourke & Peter Brotzmann), plus Captain Beefheart (by request), Helen Money and improvisational pioneers Byron and Gerald. You may choose to sit this one out, but you will miss some fascinating and challenging music.
  4. Where else can you hear radio pandering to Wilco fans. Check out this week's show. Lots of new music on The Midday Mixtape Show this Tuesday May 22, 2018 at 12-2 PM CT after the news (or no news) on www.wnur.org and Tunein and 89.3 FM. It's a couple new songs from media sensation Courtney Barnett, along with new material from the Sea and Cake, Quiet (Beach) Slang, and local artist Sonny Mountain. Then add to that a request for Uncle Tupelo, the wacky Dylan cover of the week from Tina Turner, the young Bob at Newport, young Frank Zappa, the correct Bobbie Gentry song (to fix my mistake from last week), jazz from Mike Reed and Fletcher Henderson, blues from Big Walter Horton and Cary Bell (from 1972), plus odds and ends from the Smoking Popes, Los Lobos, Joe Satriani, and REM. DJ Louie will be reviving the old and playing the new this week.
  5. Did you think i forgot? It's Mid-May and The Midday Mixtape Show Tuesday May 15, 2017 at 12-2 PM CT (www.wnur.org and Tunein and 89.3 FM)is back again. More odds and ends with Bobbie Gentry, Meade Lux Lewis, Alex Chilton, Mike Ness (Dylan cover), Chris Hillman, the Mekons, Bert Jansch, (even more) Jon Hopkins, (more) Nels Cline, Alice Coltrane, The Band, Wilco, old blues (Blind Boy Fuller, Ishmon Bracey, Washboard Sam), and a chaser of crazy obscure 45s. Just enough of different kinds of music to keep young and old tuned in for lunch and beyond. See you then.
  6. Hey, Yea, I did play Cecil on a couple shows I did. Can play more if you request them in the future. Tune in tomorrow for some Saturday fun. t up! Get Up. The Mixtape Show is breaking new ground this Saturday May 12, 2018 at 7-9 AM CT on www.wnur.org and Tunein and 89.3 FM when DJ LouieB welcomes The Wizard DJ (usually anonymous on WZRD) Kevin Monahan for a crossover show. Kevin DJs Friday nights 9-12 PM on WZRD out of Northeastern Illinois University (88.3 and WZRDchicago.org). But tomorrow morning after spinning in the evening, he will be bringing some early morning favorites to spin on WNUR. His taste is similar to LouieB so it should be lots of crossover fun. Catch him tonight and both of us tomorrow. WZRD has been a favorite station of mine for decades. It's Northwestern vs Northeastern. And also tune in at 6 AM when LouieB does an early music show with jazz, country, blues, and pop from 1891 to 1938 for music your grandparents (or great-grandparents) may have spun or heard on the radio. I will play music by the forgotten or less forgotten recording artists of the mostly early 20th century. That's always fun. I know it's early for some of you, but set your alarm accordingly and tune us in. Kevin and I have been talking about this for months and to add excitement, we have never actually met in person before, so this could be the start of a beautiful friendship or complete train wreck; either way it should be great radio. LouieB
  7. This week is a special show with blues pianist Erwin Helfer. Check me out if you have not before. wnur.org on Tuesday the 10th at 12 PM central time. LouieB
  8. Hey, y'all, I'm stil on the radio Tuesdays at 12-2 PM central wnur.org. Check me out sometime. LouieB
  9. DJ LouieB will be alone again on the Midday Mixtape Show this Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12-2 PM CT on www.wnur.org and Tunein and 89.3 FM. This week is new acquisitions, not necessarily new music, but some of that too. How about Jeff Tweedy, Billy Bragg, Chris Hillman, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jim James, Nina Simone, Tracy Nelson, Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll. Then some Crazy cast offs from Malo, Stonewall Jackson, Cynthia Gooding, and Elizabeth Barraclough; jazz with Joel Patterson, Brad Gowens, and the Mills Brothers; world music from Jacque Brel, Astrid Gilberto, and two West Indian groups; new songs from Micah Schnabel, Julia Jacklyn, and Dave Hause. If there is no rock show show I'll spin Dylan Thomas reading "A Child's Christmas in Wales". Tune in prior to noon for fill in jazz with Chicagoans Von Freeman, Fred Anderson, Roscoe Mitchell, and/or Illinois Jacquet. Let's see how it goes.
  10. I didn't forget. The Midday Mixtape Show will be on Tuesday, October 4, 2017 at 12-2 PM CT on www.wnur.org and Tunein and 89.3 FM. I'll play some Tom Petty of course. Also new music from War on Drugs, more of Langford, Antietam, and new/old Neil Young, a feature on Nancy Griffith, a story on racism by Dorothy Party, a song about gun violence by JB Smith, as well as musical variety from the Skillet Lickers, Alfonso Ponticelli, the Bee Gees, Country Joe, The Time, and a.jazz break with Kenny Burrell. Maybe some other foolishness depending on the time. It's been a rough week all ready, so let's have some musical fun.
  11. Hey gang, this is a good one this week on Classical and Beyond Saturday 1-4 wnur.org if you are not a big fan of classical or modern classical. We will be featuring the music of the Kronos Quartet, which includes lots of great world music along with modern and not so modern classical music. Kronos is a very popular and eclectic group which teams up with all sorts of musicians and types of music (once worked with Glenn Kotche), so check this one out. LouieB
  12. Early warning. The Midday Mixtape Show is on once again Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 12-2 PM CT on www.wnur.org and Tunein and 89.3 FM, this week with extra rock, songwriters, and some jazz, plus a new couple numbers by the Chicago group Razorhouse. In addition to Razorhouse there will be new Jason Isbell, Rodney Crowell, the Banditos, and Heron Oblivion. Also older material from Kelly Hogan, Whiskeytown, Jules Shear, the Replacements, Fresh Young Fellows, The Band, Television, Ben Atkins, the Stooges, and Sonny and Cher, plus much older material from Josephine Baker and Roosevelt Sykes. Mix in a jazz break with Ira Sullivan and live Charles Mingus, plus a head to head with Robyn Hitchcock and Bob Dylan, as well as some Japanese pop and we've got a show. Both wistful and rocking, this should be a good one. Tune in.
  13. Tomrrow on Classical and Beyond 1-4 PM Central time on WNUR John and I will be playing some favorite odds and ends, some actually NOT modern classical. Check us out. wnur.org. Lou
  14. We are in the middle of a constitutional crises like no other. LouieB
  15. OH my......time flies doesn't it. That 50 year mark (half a century) keeps cropping up alot lately. LouieB
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