Friday Podcast 8/19/11
Happy Friday, podcast patrons! We’ve got a little something something for you and your mp3 player today, including some new O’Dark friends and a couple of regulars.
We’ll start things off with part two of New Audio Showroom’s “Audio Mavericks” episode. This is a little something we just discovered, even though it came and went about six years ago. Good radio knows no expiration date, though, so we’re delighted to bring it to you now, today, in the year 2011. “Audio Mavericks” brings you the story of the theremin, the only musical instrument that you play without touching it. We’re not sure why, but the theremin seems to be enjoying some sort of public radio renaissance right now; this is the third theremin piece we’ve featured in the past couple of months, which surely makes it the most ubiquitous obscure musical instrument we know about. You’ll also hear a great interview with keyboardist Steve Nieve, who’s best known for his work with Elvis Costello.
Then we’ve got a brand new Mikie Show for you. Will it be odd and fascinating? You bet your Mikie it will!
And what would an O’Dark podcast be without some words of wisdom from the Humble Farmer? About two minutes shorter, that’s what!