Arthur Radio Voyage #12 with live set by Bow Ribbons

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This week Arthur Radio decided to set its boat out on a southward-flowing current, with special guests Pete Vogl and Willow Gibbons (who together make the musical duo Bow Ribbons) at the helm. We bid goodbye to the stone grey waves lapping around the edges of Manhattan, passed through the tepid manatee-filled waters of Florida, and traveled onwards until we reached the hot swells surrounding the coast of Brazil. The plan was to eventually catch up with a family of Humpback whales in Ecuador, to learn of their beautiful songs and hopefully join them in chorus.

We paused to relax on a calm patch of water by the beach, where tropical birds flitted about chirping messages to one another in nearby Pepper trees. Pete took out his guitar and sat next to Willow, who stood on the deck in the sunshine, ready to sing. Closing our eyes, we listened with the sun shimmering orange on our eyelids as Willow belted out the lines, “I will spend a lifetime in space, I will make a nest in this place…


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Download: Arthur Radio Voyage #12 with live set by Bow Ribbons

Contact bowribbons@gmail.com to inquire about their first full-length album, coming out on vinyl in May 2010.

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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

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Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ANDY PALACIO


DECEMBER 2 — ANDY PALACIO
Belizean Garifuna singer, cultural ambassador, folk activist.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ01Kcx8k6c

DECEMBER 2, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Belgium: LOVERS’ FAIR.     FEAST OF PIRATE UTOPIAS.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 2 IN HISTORY…
1620 — First English-language newspaper published, Britain.
1859 — Abolitionist, direct-actionist John Brown hung, Charleston, Virginia.
1885 — Zorba the Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis born, Candia, Crete.
1902 — Cuban surrealist painter Wifredo Lam born, Sagua de Grande, Cuba.
1942 — First “controlled” atomic chain-reaction, Stagg Field, Chicago, Illinois.
1960 — Garifuna musicologist, folk activist Andy Palacio born, Barranco, Belize.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.

Every Tuesday 7-9pm PST – Tune into West Coast Fog on LuxuriaMusic.com Radio for blissful California folk rock and psych sessioning


Who wouldn’t benefit from a weekly two-hour dose of jangling, sunshine-inspired chords and harmonies with an undeniable undertone of the strange and slightly melancholy? Every Tuesday night from 7-9pm PST, give your mind a little vacation and listen to West Coast Fog, a California-infused folk rock and psych radio show hosted by Erik R. Bluhm (Author of piece on Little Wings and the New Energy Movement, Arthur No. 13). Or, do you want to feel like you’re driving down Highway 1 with the radio on, right now? Download archived sessions of West Coast Fog here, and listen to them anytime you like. Don’t forget your sunglasses…

Expect only the choicest nugs from the Golden State 1965-’68.
Panhandle flashes, Sunset trips, and Love-in vibes.
Byrds, Bees, Dovers, Love, East Side Kids, Ashes, Airplane, Wildflower, and all that mess.
7 to 9 pm Pacific Standard Time every Tuesday evening,
It’s easy, just go to http://www.luxuriamusic.com/ and click on “listen” in the light blue bar…

November 23rd – Film screening of Sandy Bull doc in Greenpoint, BROOKLYN


A documentary screening slash musical showcase in commemoration of the legendary banjo-pickin’, oud-playing folk guitarist Sandy Bull. This lineup will surely satiate the soul of any wayfaring traveler…

Documentary screenings
Oma (16mm short) portrait of Daphne Hellman (Sandy Bull’s mom)
Sandy Bull: No Deposit, No Return Blues (45 min)

Live musical performances
Colin Langenus Acoustic Guitar Orchestra
D Charles Speer
Ramble Tamble

Free admission!

Monday, November 23rd, 8:30pm
18 Java St. / Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
(View map.)