Friday, November 9th, 2007 ... 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM

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Long story short: I tried desperately to get a sub this week, knowing I couldn't make it to the studio on time. No one bit, but Mark D., kind soul, agreed to take the first hour. I was late anyway, but Mark D. managed to stall for me.

How'd he do it? His show, "The Slipeddy Doo Da," is a talk show, just him and his friends goofing off, really. Think of it as an extended comedy skit. I learned so much listening to them on my panicked drive to the station. For instance, those Madden Football video games? They're always dated a year ahead of the actual year. That's because the game people travel forwards in time to get information about future players! Just like the car companies do! Amazing! (Mark D. then went on to say how he always plays the 1994 49ers, which means the forwards time travel becomes a total waste.)

"The Slipeddy Doo Da" is highly recommended -- but it's slated for Saturdays at 5:30 p.m, meaning it's gotten pre-empted by football just about every week. Hopefully it'll be back next quarter; whether they could maintain the show week after week is a question mark, but they ought to try. Check for the station's schedule here.

Horizontal lines denote microphone breaks.

* John Jorgenson Quintet -- "El Camino Del Che" -- Ultraspontane (J2, 2007)

* Michael Musillami Trio + Mark Feldman -- "The Treatment" -- The Treatment (Playscape, 2007)

* Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra -- "Gazzelloni" -- Out to Lunch (Doubt, 2007)

* Pierre-Yves Martel -- "Benibraun" -- Engagement & Confrontation (Ambiances Magnetiques, 2007)
-- 5:00 p.m. --

* Cordame -- "Habanera 11" -- Cordame (Malasartes, 2007)

* Timeless Pulse Quintet -- "Healing Piece" -- Timeless Pulse Quintet (Mutable, 2007)

* Mrafi -- "La Terra Di Giubba" -- La Terra di Giubba (Rai Trade, 2006)

Daniel Bernard Roumain -- "Black Man Singing," feat. DJ Spooky and Peter Gordon -- Etudes 4 Violin & Electronix (Thirsty Ear, 2007) !* Rykarda Parasol -- "Just Like Gin" -- At the Crossroads: A Benefit for Homeless Youth (Three Ring, 2007)

* Han Bennik Amplfied Trio -- "AT 4" -- Amplified Trio (Treader, 2007)

* Pandelis Karayorgis Trio - "Canopy" -- Carameluia (Ayler, 2007)
! Citay -- "Little Kingdom" -- Little Kingdom (Dead Oceans, 2007) * William Parker/Raining on the Moon -- "Land Song" -- Corn Meal Dance (AUM Fidelity, 2007)

* = Item in KZSU rotation
! = Pop anomaly
? = Item not in KZSU library

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