WPKN Archives: Spontaneous Connections: New and vintage music with Beatles, Dylan, Bowie and more...

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, January 21st, 2022
4:04PM to 6:52PM

2 hours, 48 minutes

Friday, January 21st, 2022 4:01PM

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Episode: Spontaneous Connections: New and vintage music with Beatles, Dylan, Bowie and more...

Jan 21, 2022 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It’s spontaneous! It’s non-linear!! New and vintage music including Beatles rarities, David Bowie, a tribute to Bob Dylan’s album Blood On The Tracks 48 years after it’s release, Alex Chilton, Harry Nilsson, Lindsey Buckingham, The Yardbirds, Leonard Cohen, Sam Phillips (including a John Lennon cover and a true rarity not available online or on records), Dave Edmunds covering John Fogerty, The Beach Boys, Neil Diamond and more. 


Also new releases by Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Laurie Anderson, Janis Ian, The Rave-Ups (featuring Jimmer Podrasky) from their first new album in 31 years, to be released shortly), Aldous Harding, The Beths, Nina Simone (with a Sofi Tucker remix), Saint Etienne, The Reset Buttons, The Gaping Wholes and whatever happened in the moment. 


Sometime the connections only become apparent later… even to me!! 


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More fun than the news!!! 



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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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