Friday, January 6th, 2009 ... 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM

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One thing I enjoy about college radio, both as a listener and a DJ, is the way longer tracks get a chance to fully air out. I'll often use excerpts of 15- and 30-minute pieces as a way to flit from one mood to another, but because I've usually got a stack of music I'm hoping to play, I'm stingy with the time I give those tracks.

Given a big expanse of time to fill today, with folks still returning from Xmas break, I decided to take the chance to feature only long tracks: 15 minutes or more. It might sound lazy, but 15 minutes goes by really fast when you're the DJ, trust me.

It turned out to be a fortuitous bit of programming, since a mild cold left me with a sore throat and not much energy today.

As of this writing, the stack of music beside me includes: Cecil Taylor, Weasel Walter, Aruna Sairam, Todd Rundgren, Magma, Tanmoy Bose (do I dare play a 32-minute tabla solo?) and others.

Horizontal lines denote microphone breaks.

* Royal Hartigan Ensemble -- "Anjlo Kete" -- Blood Drum Spirit: The Royal Hartigan Ensemble Live in China (Innova, 2008)

* Tony Allen with the African Messengers -- "African Message" -- Afro Disco Beat (Vamp Soul, 2008)

Frank Zappa -- "The Purple Lagoon" -- Lather (Ryko, 1996)

-- 10:00 a.m. --

* E.S.T. -- "Premonition" -- Leucocyte (EmArcy, 2008)

* Aruna Sairam -- "Bandanodi" -- Divine Inspiration (World Village, 2008)
-- 11:00 a.m. --

* Aruna Sairam -- "Bandanodi" [cont'd] -- Divine Inspiration (World Village, 2008)

Drew Krause -- "Go-Round" [for percussion quartet, performed by The Glass Orchestra] -- Ding (Capstone, 2007)

Tanmoy Bose -- "Slow Tintal (16 beats)" -- Solo Tabla (Bol, 2002)
-- 12:00 noon --

* Agnes Buen Garnas and Jan Garbarek -- "Margjit og Targjei Risvollo" -- Rosensfole (ECM, 1989)

* New Haven Improvisers Collective -- "Quantum Decoherence" -- Interference (self-released, 2008) ? Peter Evans/Weasel Walter Group -- "The Eyes of Hell" -- Oculus Ex Abyssus (ugEXPLODE, 2008)
-- 1:00 p.m. --

Magma -- "Mekanik Zain" -- Live (Utopia, 1975)

* = Item in KZSU rotation
? = Item not in KZSU library

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