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WWOZ: The Most Magical Radio Station

I love radio. When I was growing up, it was rare for a Saturday lunchtime not to be accompanied by Any Questions or for a teatime to go by without my mum wanting to listen to  604 more words

New Orleans

Listening Journal, Southern Journey, March 24

We usually wake up to ‘OZ when in NOLA, but got the morning off in the precisely correct spirit with a series of Anita O’Day tunes leading off with… 358 more words

Listening Journal, Southern Journey, March 23, 2014

Struck out from Como and drove south on 55 to deep accompaniment of Alan Lomax’s late-Fifties/early-Sixties field recordings from the same area (McDowell, the Hemphills, … 429 more words

A great little secret...

Here is a little secret Sweetheart hipped me to: when it is chilly and grey and perhaps may snow and the sky looks like the underside of a steel mixing bowl, and you wish you could be magically transported from your cold old desk to a land of tropical breezes, louche afternoons, and honeysuckle-bougainvillea twilights, then just put on… 28 more words

New Orleans