WPKN Archives: Spontaneous Connections: Last Show From The Old Studios with new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, November 5th, 2021
4:00PM to 6:57PM

2 hours, 57 minutes

Friday, November 5th, 2021 4:03PM

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Episode: Spontaneous Connections: Last Show From The Old Studios with new and vintage music

Nov 5, 2021 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It’s spontaneous! It’s non-linear! It’s also the last show from the old WPKN studios, where the station has been for nearly 60 years, as we prepare to move to brand new facilities in Downtown Bridgeport, CT! 


Heavily improvised, this show includes new and vintage music from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bo Diddley, The Kinks, Warren Zevon, Elliott Randall, David Bowie, Daniel Lanois, Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren, Jenny O., Bobby Darin, David Lindley, The Rascals and more. 


Also new music by Elvis Costello & The Imposters, ABBA, Tori Amos, Wet Leg, Patrick Gleeson, Snail Mail, The Regrettes, Sunflower Bean, Lizzie & The Makers, The Squeaky Chairs, The Secret Meanings and whatever happened in the moment. 


Great thanks to anyone who has ever tuned in and enjoyed these shows from the old location, with special thanks to a number of guests who joined me for very relaxed, informal, conversational interviews (sometimes with live performances) including Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Oscar winning composer Alan Menken, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos and Barnaby Bye, Brilliant singer and songwriter Sam Phillips, legendary producer Tony Visconti, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Tommy James, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Hilton Valentine of The Animals, legendary bass player and guitar player Carol Kaye, brilliant musician, songwriter, engineer and producer Steve Addabbo, Richard Barone, Emily Duff, engineer/producer Craig Bishop, Pj Pacifico, Kid Ginseng and many more. 


Thanks for tuning in!! 


The next show with be from the new location on November 19th! 


We’re all very excited!! 


It’s more fun than the news!!! 

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

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