Arthur Radio Voyage #8 with Bobby Bouzouki

Last Sunday Arthur Radio embarked on its eighth voyage, this time to the wind-swept deserts of Greece, Morocco, Arizona and beyond… Special guest Robert Damore (aka Bobby Bouzouki) graced the Newtown Radio studio with the warm, nostalgia-inducing sounds of his bouzouki, and even took the time to tell us some of the narratives behind the rebetika (Greek folk songs) that he played during his set.

Before your journey begins, dear listeners, we have the following message to deliver from ye olde writing desk of DJ Hairy Painter…

The sun is here and opens the curtains slowly! It brings the slow glowing dust! It springs the earth out of polar jail, the winds blow the desert sand to make for better traction. If you sit, it will make your hair look sexier! The tectonic plates are shifting all around us, their quakes make the planet spin faster, and change the pitch! If you jump, you can land in buttes, the plateaus, or the Isle of Cyros! Through our earth’s muzak, the winds blow Bobby Bouzouki up to the Arthur radio treehouse for a jaunt upon rebetika mountain. Happy trials!

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Download: Arthur Radio Voyage #8 with Bobby Bouzouki

This week’s playlist…


Charlie Tweddle – Psychedelic Tears
801 – Tomorrow Never Knows / Sun Araw – Beams
Religious Knives – Luck
Visitations – S/T album, Side B
OCS – Oh, Babe, it Ain’t No Lie
Marika Papagika – The Dervish
Vengopal Chari – Laughing
Master Musicians of Jajouka – Teasing Boujaoud
Charles D. Speer – House of Gold
Omar Souleyman – Atabat (2) and Atabat
Lagu Kebiar – Gamalan Gong
G.U. Hsu – The English Sound Table
Henry Flynt – Echo Rock
Daniel Aliangana – Dada Margaret
Los Jaivas – Cacho
Willie Lane – Deep Space Raid
MV & EE – Anthem of the Cocola Y&T
Tinariwen – Desert Wind



Peaking Lights – All the Good Songs Have Been Written
Dashiell Heyadat – Fille de l’Hombre
Wilburn Burchette – Contemplation
Lucky Dragons – It’s Me / Restraint
Rhys Chatham – War in Heaven
Sun Araw – Harken Sawshine

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  1. Pingback: Arthur Radio Voyage #8: The Bobby Bouzouki Episode « Visitation Rites

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