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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll But We Love It - and so do YOU!

It's all beginning to make sense. The cycle of Time isn't a wheel, it's an ascending spiral - as Genesis says in the lyrics to "The Carpet Crawlers" - "It's the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight." Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5770 has ushered in some pretty fiery energies, today the Moon is in Aries (the first of the Fire Signs and the Zodiac Sign associated with the month of Nissan) and to kick it up a notch tonight we're featuring the most successful Fire Sign pairing in musical history - Mick Jagger (Leo) and Keith Richards (Sagittarius), the "Glimmer Twins" and pillars of that indefatigable institution known as The Rolling Stones. Yes my friends, it's *ONLY* Rock 'n' Roll but we like it, like it, like it - yes we do - and so do you!

Today is also the shared birthdays of both Jazz singer and recording legend Nat "King" Cole and Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kanter. What's the connection here? When my Mother was pregnant with me she used to lay on the floor with her best girlfriend smoking cigarettes, drinking Martinis and listening to Nat "King" Cole records. When I was going to college at San Francisco State University in 1976 - 78, I used to see Paul Kanter and Grace Slick all the time in San Francisco's Chinatown. They'd pull up to some Chinese restaurant in a big black limo to pick up Take-Out food (you'd think big Rock Stars could order in, but the best Chinese restaurants wouldn't send delivery boys to Paul and Grace after a number of weird incidents were reported - that's ALL I can say about that!). Prenatal memories mix with late Teenager memories and it's all one big mish-mash inside my head - which is why it has to get OUT of my head and into the radio waves!

Today also features two new offerings: Pesach-themed Torahs from Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz of Sulaam Yaakov, and the debut of The Israeli Deli, a new podcast by Kimmi Randolph, featuring the best of Israeli Music. We're proud to feature Kimmi's work on Radio Free Nachlaot and hope you like it too!

Today's Torah Schedule:
  • 1pm, 5:45pm - Rabbi Betzalel Phillip Edwards expounds upon the Isbitzer Rebbe on Pesach.
  • 2pm - Rabbi Chaim Richman's Parsha Shavua "Vayikra"
  • 3pm - Rabbi Chaim Richman "Nissan: The Month of Miracles"
  • 4pm - Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz on Pesach (Part 1)

Today's Music Schedule:
  • 8am - 1pm: "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" is full of Love and Marriage songs celebrating the impending nuptials of two good friends Avraham Moscowitz and Michelle Nechama Miriam Garland, interspersed with musical birthday tributes to Paul Kanter (Jefferson Airplane & Starship) and Nat "King" Cole.
  • 1pm - 6pm "Israeli Soul" Afternoon features music and Torahs from Reb Shlomo Carlebach interspersed with music from Shlomo Chevre Father-and -Son Yankele Shemesh and Oneg Shemesh.
  • 6pm - "Israeli Deli" - first episode - by podcaster Kimmi Randolph!
  • 7pm - Jeff Beck, Paris Theater in London 6-29-72
  • 8pm - Robbie Robertson "Music for the Native American"
  • 9pm - The Rolling Stones "Forty Licks" BOTH CD's! YES Mick & Keith will rock your evening!
  • 11:45pm - Joan Baez "Live in Japan" (Just to balance things out a little!)

Whetheryour thing is classic rock or the classics, there's something for everyone today on Radio Free Nachlaot. Happy Listening!