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Monday, September 20, 2010

Photographs and Memories

We're on the "Chag" schedule, meaning some of our regular programming is still scheduled and some of it is not, made even more so by travel, colds and fevers, doctor's appointments and other interruptions. But: The Show Must Go On!

Today is Lorelai's "Days Between" - probably the only FULL day of programming she'll do all week due to all of the above - and although she'd like to squeeze everything she'd like to play for you into one 24-hour period, that just isn't going to happen - our SAM Broadcaster can't handle it!

But we didn't want to let the week go by without commemorating some important dates in Musical History. We missed Jimmy Hendrix's yartzeit (it fell on Yom Kippur this year) and so, we need to play some Jimmy. How could he have been gone this last 40 years? We've all gotten older and more in the way - but in our memories he's still sleek, beautiful, magical.

Speaking of Photographs and Memories - it was on this day in history that singer/songwriter Jim Croche died (1973). There was a talent that REALLY prematurely left the planet. We'll hear from him a bit today too.

Speaking of people who just WON'T die, no matter how much they try, it was on this day in 2006 that Keith Richards announced he was kicking drugs forever, because "nothing is strong enough." Hmmm. Do we actually believe that? It dosen't matter - Keith is like a cigarette that was lit and left in an ashtray to burn out - he's got the basic shape of a human but inside, he's all ash. Still, we'll hear Keith's solo album "Talk is Cheap" and let's hope his resolution to keep away from powdery white substances lasted more than 24 hours. On the other hand - it's VERY hard to kill the Undead.

Leonard Cohen - the Cohen Gadol of singer/songwriter/poets, has his 76th birthday tomorrow. Gevaldt!!! Although Lorelai is sure Steve will play SOME Leonard Cohen - maybe even a lot - she still wants to get her 2 cents in. We'll hear a little Leonard as well today.

Bruce Springsteen's birthday is Thursday which is Sukkot. We'll be off the air Wednesday night until Thursday night but Steve PROMISES to play Bruce on his "Cookin' for Shabbos Show" Thursday night, so we'll hold off & let Steve have the pleasure! :)

Here's today's schedule:

10am - 12:30pm: Jerry Garcia Band from the Warner Theater 3/18/78
12:30pm - Jimi Hendrix Live from Monterey (1967)
1:15: A short tribute to Jim Croche
1:35: Keith Richards "Talk is Cheap"
Afternoon music from the "Rabash" (Baal haSulam)
3pm: Avraham Sutton "Ladder of the Soul" (we ARE building our Sukkas, aren't we?)
4:45pm - a few songs from Dani Meir Maiman
5pm: Benzion Eliyahu Lehrer's class from September 15th
6pm: Leonard Cohen: "Various Positions" (1984) and "New Skin for an Old Ceremony" (1974)
7:30pm - Jimi Hendrix Live at the Royal Albert Hall (1969)
8pm: Jeff Beck "Emotion and Commotion" (2010)
9:15pm: "HAIR," The Broadway Cast Album
10:30 - Selections from Christine Lavin
11pm: The Grateful Dead, Dick's Picks Vol. 8 - Harpur College Binghampton NY (May 2 1970)

Enjoy your musical day/night with Radio Free Nachlaot - and by the way, Jerry Garcia's old home is for sale for just under $4 million dollars! Having done the math (4 million divided by 1307 Facebook Friends of Radio Free Nachlaot) we could BUY the place for about $3K each and use it for RFN's California HQ while traveling, and our friends / fans can stay there (time-share style). How about it? Write to us at and let us know if you're in!