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Episode: Subconscious Connections

April 29, 2016 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks, filling in as Guest Host for my good friend Chris Frantz the Talking Head. New and vintage music, presented spontaneously… sometimes with Subconscious Connections. 

Includes new music and rare studio outtakes from Bob Dylan. Also new and vintage Brian Eno. Talking Heads (co-produced by Brian Eno). Beatles, Little Richard, The Byrds, Yardbirds, Beach Boys, The Bar-Kays, Bill Wyman, Hindu Love Gods (featuring Warren Zevon and REM). 

A very personal tribute to Prince. 

New music from Mudcrutch (featuring Tom Petty), Anna Rose, The Jayhawks, Andrew Bird, exmagician, The Monkees, Summer Flake, electronic duo Xeno & Oaklander, Steve Addabbo (who engineered Bob Dylan's Cutting Edge and Another Self Portrait, produced Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin and many more), Beth Orton, D/troit, PJ Harvey, Hey Marseilles, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Kristine Jackson, Temples, The Last Shadow Puppets, Euphoria, Mike Raphone of The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 

Some of the synchronicities and connections betweens songs, titles, artists and producers are completely accidental… or are they? 

Thanks for tuning in!!! 



Previous episodes of Connections are available in the WPKN archives, including interviews with Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Producer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T-Rex and many more), New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, Grammy Award winning singer and author Janis Ian and more. Also special features on Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Harry Nilsson, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley and the British Invasion. 
 
Here are some direct links: 


Connections: Dylan's Cutting Edge 1965-1966 and more (Nov 4, 2015)
(The first hour and a half explores previously unreleased songs and outtakes): 

 




Connections: Dylan's Cutting Edge Part 2, New Music and Tony Visconti Interview (Dec 18, 2015) 





 
Tony Visconti Interview
(Direct link to Dec 18, 2015 conversation about record production, David Bowie, Marc Bolan of T Rex, exploring music and much more):
 





Spontaneous Connections (April 15, 2016): Link Wray covering Dylan, Beatles, Bowie, Stones, Kinks, Liz Phair, Esquivel, PF Sloan, Dennis Wilson, Slim Harpo and Rockpile. New music from Dylan, PJ Harvey, Mudcrutch, Paul Simon, Sturgill Simpson, Euphoria, Parquet Courts and more. 






Connections (Feb 19, 2016): New music from Lucinda Williams, Wild Nothing, Dion, Anna Rose, Hillary Bratton, The Mynabirds, Mavis Staples, Ty Segall, Miike Snow, One Prayer One Sin, Leon Bridges and more. World premiere of music from A Bronx Tale, The Musical by Alan Menken. Plus Beatles, Dylan, Lee Hazlewood, Larry Williams and other vintage music: 






Connections with Eric Cocks (New and vintage music, plus rare demos by Alan Menken and much more, Nov 20, 2015): 





 
Connections: The Beatles and Dylan in Mono on Vinyl and more… 






Connections: Dylan's Basement Tapes and other stuff… 





 
May 15, 2015 Bob Dylan Special with Chris Frantz: 
 
 
 
 


Roz Chast: Guest DJ and Interview with New Yorker cartoonist and bestselling author: 

 

 
 

Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos: Interview/Conversation


 
 
 
 
Janis Ian Interview: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connections: Beatles, Dylan, Nilsson, Kinks, Elvis, Beach Boys and new music (August 2015): 
 
 
 
 


Connections with Eric Cocks: Odds and Ends, New and Vintage… 


 
 
 
 
Connections at Night (including music and comedy geared for late night listening): 
 
 
 
 
 

Bob Dylan Special with Chris Frantz and Jeff Slate (May 2014): 

 
 

 
 
Connections: Music of the Heart (Sep 2015): 
 
 
 
 
 

For more info, updates and occasional videos, please check the FaceBook page: Connections on WPKN 

Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

The show will keep changing over time.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month at the new  time of  4 to 7 pm eastern. Also special editions at other times. Available live over the air at 89.5, online at http://wpkn.org, tunein radio or listen later in the WPKN archives.

For further info, updates, news, videos and special features, please check the FaceBook site: Connections on WPKN

Thanks for tuning in!

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