WPKN Archives: Connections: Bob Dylan plus new and vintage music

Episode Info

Show:
Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, May 25th, 2018
4:02PM to 6:52PM

Duration:
2 hours, 50 minutes

Posted:
Friday, May 25th, 2018 4:01PM

Tags:
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Episode: Connections: Bob Dylan plus new and vintage music

May 25, 2018 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks, filling in for my good friend Chris Frantz the Talking Head. It's a celebration of Bob Dylan, including rarities, alternate takes and live performances, plus new and vintage music. 

After doing a Bob Dylan 77th Birthday Special on Thursday, I felt like going even deeper on Friday's show, exploring music from various stages of Bob's creativity. I believe Bob's work will still be known hundreds of years from now, and it's always enjoyable to listen to what he was doing in different time periods. The show starts with Bob's music, goes to other areas and returns to Dylan frequently. 

There's also music by The Kinks, Iggy Pop, The Zombies, Sam Phillips, Talking Heads, Lisa Germano, Op8, Lou Reed, The Beach Boys, Liz Phair, David Lindley, The Shangri-Las, a brief reading from "Bob Dylan: Performing Artist" by Paul Williams and an experiment with a bag of records. 

Plus new music by John Wesley Harding with Lou Reed, Yo La Tengo, Marian Hill, Tracyanne & Danny, Childish Gambino, Angelique Kidjo covering Talking Heads, Nathaniel Radcliff & The Night Sweats, Flasher, Beach House, The Gaping Wholes, Mike Stand of The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 

Also a brief appearance and two live songs by Jon and Eric of Mojo, courtesy of Catherine Conroy of WPKN. 

Thanks for tuning in! 


There's also a link to the archives of the Thursday May 24, 2018 two hour tribute to Bob Dylan on his 77th birthday: 


Plenty of rarities, alternate takes and live performances in that one, too...


For info, updates and occasional videos, please check out the official 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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