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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, Spring 2017 Posted: May 23, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.3 Mb -
Always looking for new material or wanting to re-discover the old to keep regenerating my musical soul. Today--Bob Dorough, Robert Ellis, Jason & The Scorchers, Steeleye Span, David Wiffen, William Beauvais, Craig Finn, Linda Perhacs, and a 17 minute avant garde classical composition originally written for 16 player pianos and airplane propeller, by George Antheil.
Episode 114 - Miles Davis, Kind of Blue Posted: May 16, 2017 - 59 minutes - 55.8 Mb -
No self-indulgence was allowed on this record--and its a record that transformed jazz significantly. It introduced modal harmonies to the jazz mainstream and Miles played solos that moved 'from sheer joy to melancholy to despair". I play most of the album, other versions of some of the compositions, and let the 'experts' explain what it is that makes the record so amazing---the best selling jazz album of all time.
Episode 113 - Addiction and the Way Out, Part 3, The 12 Steps Posted: May 9, 2017 - 59 minutes - 55.7 Mb -
12 Step programs have become a common way of addressing all addictions. In this program I briefly describe the steps and play relevant music. I also take a sneak peek at the 16 Steps---which focuses on empowerment rather than powerlessness. You'll hear songs by Rusty McCarthy, Eminem, Johnny Cash, A Perfect Circle, Midge Ure, Gary Allan, Pop Staples, Alanis Morissette, 3 Days Grace, Mary Gautier, Staind, and Betty Chaba.
Episode 112 - Addiction and the Way Out, Part 2 Posted: May 2, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.2 Mb -
An article has been circulating on social media called "Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong" about how the opposite of 'addiction' isn't sobriety, but 'human connection'. Connect to songs by Neil Young, David Blue, Lady Gaga, Mother Mother, Paul Hyde, Tom Russell, and Amy Winehouse---and most importantly by The Hold Steady. Four amazing songs featuring the poetry of Craig Finn ....illustrating how the 'way out' of addiction is being able to bond to something greater than the addiction.
Episode 111 - Addiction and the Way Out, Part 1 Posted: April 25, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.3 Mb -
Addiction with a small 'a'.....alcohol, drugs, sex, 'falling in love', relationships, gambling, food, work, exercise, internet: I cover it all in this series. Today focusing on a new book by an Abbotsford therapist---"Tim Chapman's Combat Guide to Addictions and Treatment". I also get to talk to Tim Chapman. And you'll hear songs by The Alkaline Trio, Japandroids, B.J. Thomas, Kelly Clarkson, Jimmie Rodgers, The Hold Steady, Phantogram, Lenny Breau, Three Days Grace, Joe Walsh, and Sarah McLachlan.
Episode 110 - New Discoveries, 2017 Releases Posted: April 18, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.2 Mb -
I looked at some new releases from 2017 and decided to play a track from a few that seemed interesting. All part of the attempt of this old geezer to 'keep current'. I found songs by The Harpoonist and the Ax Murderer (nice to see such a healthy collaboration between two stalwart citizens), Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady), Japandroids (Hold Steady without the angst), Rhiannon Giddens, Valerie June, Among the Blind (a barely known Vancouver group of music veterans), Cris Cuddy, Tiniwaren ('poet-guitarists and soul rebels from the Southern Sahara Desert), Laura Marling, the Magnetic Fields, Kate Bush, Mac Demarco, and Vagabon.
Episode 109 - New Discoveries, Top Rated albums of 2016, part 2 Posted: April 11, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.4 Mb -
More selections from 2016 releases that caught my attention. Two by Bon Iver and Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Also River Tiber, Radiohead, Hannah Georgas, Badbadnotgood, Solange, Sarah Neufeld, DVSN, ending with Chance the Rapper w. Jamilla Woods.
Episode 108 - New Discoveries, Top Rated Albums, 2016 Posted: April 4, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56 Mb -
Discovering new music keeps my mind and soul alive. I went through some best of 2016 lists, listened to some, and selected what I found most interesting. And I'm playing what I discovered. So what do you think you might hear? Guess!
Episode 107 - Faith and Hope Part 3 Posted: March 28, 2017 - 59 minutes - 55.9 Mb -
Start with a focus on 'hope', then I talk and play songs about the reconciliation of hope and faith---and how they work together. Songs by Dusty Springfield, Nikki Yanofsky, Candidate, North Vancouver's Kristi Howes, Jim Lauderdale, Eels, Beatles, Widespread Panic, Craig Finn, Darylectones, Tony Kosinec, Bruce Cockburn,and Billy Ed Wheeler via The Kingston Trio.
Episode 106 - Faith and Hope, Part 2 Posted: March 21, 2017 - 59 minutes - 55.9 Mb -
Is faith really "pretending to know things you don't know"? Or is "the felt sense of the assurance of the continuity of life" a better definition? Do you prefer the teachings of philosopher Peter Boghassian, or the Australian man who says he is the second coming of "Jesus"? Or maybe Toronto's Cedric Speyer who defines it as "the capacity to tap into a source of strength and wisdom that picks up where the ego personality leaves off". This week's program features songs by Sarah McLachlan, Tim Bays, Jesse Winchester, Debra Whyte, Hensley's Electric Jazz Band & Symphonette, Glenn-Copeland, A Perfect Circle, Bob Dylan, Dylan via Etta James, and the Pindar Family.