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Musical Therapy Larry Saidman
Bruce Springsteen once said "We learned more from a three-minute record, baby
Than we ever learned in school".
Therapy has been defined as 'guided personal growth', guiding us as we navigate rough waters. Music can help us do that, and in this program we'll explore how.
This show is currently being produced on a regular basis, and can be heard on the Peach City Radio stream at the following dates & times:
Saturdays @ 1100h
Mondays @ 2000h
New episodes of this show are scheduled to be posted to the archive Tuesdays @ 0600h.
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- New Acquisitions, Part 5, More Jazz lp's and cd's. Posted: September 5, 2017 - 58 minutes - 56.4 Mb -
The last Musical Therapy program before I take a few months break. Finishing up listening to those new jazz acquisitions, all a part of my own 'musical vacation'. You'll hear John McLaughlin with Penticton/Peachland resident Stu Goldberg, George Benson playing Take 5, Bob Dorough with Phil Woods and guests, Louis Armstrong in the role of European 'ambassador', Big Miller (a Kansas city 'shouter' who lived the last part of his life in Edmonton, Alberta), Woody Herman, Jeri Adams, Jane Bunnett, Bill Coon & Ron Peters, Buddy DeFranco & Dave McKenna, finishing with more from bassist Sam Jones and his 12 piece band...with tenor saxophonist Harold Vick.
Episode 129 - New Acquisitions, Part 4. More jazz LPs Posted: August 29, 2017 - 59 minutes - 55 Mb -
I'm making a good dent in the pile of recent jazz lp's in the upstairs of my house. Itr will be a relief to hear them all and cross that off my list. Therapeutic? Maybe. Some great tracks from some of the best of those albums. You'll hear Johnny Guarnieri, Clark Terry with Oscar Peterson, Jane Bunnett from her first lp, The Sam Jones 12 Piece Band with pianist Fred Hersch, Jeri Adams (an obscure Toronto singer), Zoot Sims with Joe Pass and Oscar Peterson, and the Dave Brubeck Quartet from 1955. One more Musical Therapy episode...then I take a break!
Episode 128 - New Acquisitions Part 3, Two Resilient Jazz Artists. Posted: August 22, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb -
Part 3 of my musical vacation where I play new discoveries---but this week just focusing on two jazz artists. A Toronto pianist and Gypsy refugee who just won a Juno, and an American singer/pianist who is, as we speak, playing at the Oslo Jazz Festival---at age 93. His name is Bob Dorough. Said to be the only singer who ever recorded with Miles Davis.
Episode 127 - New Acquisitions, Part 2: Jazz records and cd's Posted: August 15, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.3 Mb -
More of my musical vacation as I play music I've been meaning to listen to---jazz lp's I recently bought plus some cd's I want to explore further. Starts with Sarah Vaughan (I play two tracks from 2 different lp's), Zoot Sims, Peggy Lee & George Shearing, Oscar Moore, Joe Venuti's last recording, Jonas Kullhammar (from Sweden), and two tracks by brilliant Juno Award winning Toronto pianist, Robi Botos. One of them is a duet with Peterborough raised bassist Paul Novotny. Ending off with a delightful---and fun-- version of I Can't Get Started by Bob Dorough.
Episode 126 - New Acquisitions, Part 1, A stack of Lp's Posted: August 8, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.2 Mb -
This is the beginning of my musical vacation, where I finally give myself the opportunity listen to all those records (and a few cd's) I've bought at garage sales, thrift shops, and pawn shops over the past few months. Good therapy! This week you'll hear Joni Mitchell (from The Last Waltz), Katie Lee, George Benson, Fairground Attraction, Gordon Lightfoot, Donna O'Shaugnessy, Beach Boys, Doobie Brothers, Long John Baldry, The Royalettes, Leon McAuliffe, plus Al Harris with Wally Traugott. The latter name is a famous master engineer with Capitol Records who started out as a fiddler with The Tommy Hunter band in Canada.
Episode 125 - Connection, Part 7 Posted: August 1, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb -
The last of 7 programs about Connection, whether it be among people, time, space, spirit.....or "heart" connections. Playing some songs I wanted to play on this theme that I couldn't fit into the other 6 programs. Lots of music, not so much talk. Some people like that! 😀 Musical selections by Malcolm McLaren, Stompin' Tom Connors, Marty Robbins, Robi Botos, Lera Lynn, Teenage Fanclub, Mike and the Mechanics, The Decemberists, Bre McDaniel, Pinegrove, Rolf Harris, DVSN, and The Villagers.
Episode 124 - Connections Part 6 - Parallel Universe, More Quantum Mechanics, and Empathy. Posted: July 25, 2017 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb -
The father of Mark Oliver Everett (of The Eels) was Hugh Everett----a physicist considered 'off his rocker' because he challenged Niels Bohr's explanation of quantum mechanics that tried to explain how an atom can be in two places at once, as being due to the particle changing as soon as it is deserved. He mathematically demonstrated that instead, every time a decision is made another universe is created of all the decisions we didn't make, so there a number of alternate realities. This program includes a couple excerpts from the BBC video Parallel Lives Parallel Worlds, a couple Eels songs, other songs relevant to Parallel Universes, and one fascinating parody of Bohemian Rhapsody by a McGill University physics student.
Also I revisit empathy and mirror neurons, and play three songs on that topic.
Episode 123 - Conection, Part 5-Quantum Entanglement, Parallel Universes, and Therapy Posted: July 18, 2017 - 58 minutes - 55.8 Mb -
Today Larry the Radio Guy struggles to understand the "Quantum Entanglement" connection. Einstein referred to it as "spooky action at a distance". But be skeptical. Larry barely passed highschool physics......so its really a subject he knows nothing about. So the songs he plays by Elyse Weinberg, Jarvis Cocker, Tony Kosinec, Betty McDaniel, Solomon Burke, Supersystem, Darylectones, Ronee Blakley, John Boswell, and The Eels may or may not be relevant to the subject. But one thing that IS relevant is the description by e-therapy expert, Cedric Speyer on how "the steady, unwavering, and affirming gaze of a counsellor or therapist can help us discover our own true personhood"....consistent with Niels Bohr's Copenhagen Interpretation" of how quantum physics works. At the end you'll hear a bit about Parallel Universes and Mark Everett's father, Hugh Everett. To be continued next week.
Episode 122 - Conection, Part 4-The Power of Connection Posted: July 11, 2017 - 58 minutes - 56.2 Mb -
This illustrates how powerful certain connections can be. Blood connections, our roots, stories of other places and times, vicarious identity, finding that sense of oneness, etc. Songs by Bruce Springsteen, David Campbell, Peter Paul and Mary, Eva Cassidy, Phil Roy, Guy Clark, Fraser & Debolt, Tony Kosinec, Barney Bentall, Amanda Lepore, The Postal Service, Noel Paul Stookey, and The Darylectones.
Episode 121 - Connection, Part 3-Connection and Disconnection Posted: July 4, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56 Mb -
The relationship between connection and disconnection. Songs by Buffalo Tom, Pistolfish, Neko Case, The Eels, Folk Implosion, Pearls Before Swine, Randy Newman, Purity Ring, Rough Trade, The Hold Steady, YETI, The Rhythm Pals, Sophie Tucker, Lovin' Spoonful, and Simon & Garfunkle.