Wet Tuna :: Warping All by Yourself

Deep fried in vibe and spiked with a little bit of the good stuff, Warping All by Yourself is a fresh helping of glorious rural delirium served up from the wooly woodland world of Wet Tuna. Here we find the untethered aural id of Matt “MV” Valentine roaming wild and…

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Digging The Smithsonian Vaults

Smithsonian Folkways let us dig through their vast vaults for the latest installment of their ongoing People’s Picks series. An enigmatic maze, its hedges conjoin all manner of sound from around the globe. Selected by Justin Gage, expect: avant-garde jazz saxophonist Sonny Simmons live in Paris, an Alan Lomax field…

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The Aquarium Drunkard Show: SIRIUS/XMU (7pm PDT, Channel 35)

Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 700: Intro ++ 13th Floor Elevators – Moon Song (Take 1) ++ Gene Clark – Tears of Rage ++ Crazy Horse – I Don’t Want To Talk About it…

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Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on Dublab :: March 2022

Transmitting from a ghost station on the other side of Saturn, it’s Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab, a four-hour freeform excursion airing every third Sunday of the month. In hour one, New Happy Gathering with Chad DePasquale, a cartographic sojourn through psychedelic cumbia, Singaporean pop, Bahamian dance, Senegalese highlife, Brazilian art-rock, Greek…

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Betty & Roy :: I’ll Be There

A love-struck slice of mid-tempo soul, Betty & Roy’s “I’ll Be There” is a timeless, off-the-beaten-path B-side that’s too much of a treasure to be lost. Thankfully, Mississippi Records recently saw to its statue, including it on the fifth volume of its Cairo Soul series, The World is a Cafeteria: American…

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Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: February 2022

Transmitting from the far side of the moon, it’s Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab, a four-hour freeform excursion airing every third Sunday of the month. In hour one, New Happy Gathering with Chad DePasquale, an offering of lovesick soul, psychedelic spirituals, moonlit doo-wop, and West African pop—a belated valentine wish equal…

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Nora Guthrie :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Woody Guthrie said, “A folk song is what’s wrong and how to fix it.” And when you find Woody at the right time in life, his songs are as good as marching orders. In an instant, there is a pasture of plenty to explore, a freight train to hop, a…

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Cleveland Francis :: The Willow Tree

There’s something instantaneously familiar about “The Willow Tree,” a loner-folk gem by singer-songwriter Cleveland Francis. It the kind of song Donny Hathaway, Fred Neil, Judy Collins, or Nina Simone could’ve given hell. Delivered in Francis’ pleading, wistful tenor against subtle acoustic strumming, “The Willow Tree” reflects a world intent on…

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The Aquarium Drunkard Show: SIRIUS/XMU (7pm PST, Channel 35)

Dub/roots reggae especial. Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 691: Intro ++ Dr. Alimantado – Ride On ++ The Revolutionaries – Kunta Kinte Dub ++ Prince Far I & The Arabs – Long Life ++…

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