Posts Tagged ‘Theme Time Radio Hour’

FREE! Music for grown-ups on air in the next seven days

March 19, 2008

Over the next seven days, I hope to catch/record these tempting TV/radio broadcasts: 

Wed 19 March:  2045 Schoenberg, Composer Of The Week (3/5) – BBC Radio 3

(Plus programme 4 on Thurs, 5 on Fri) 

Good Friday 21 March: 1830 Bach’s St John Passion – BBC Radio 3

2000 Sacred Music (1/4) – BBC Four (repeated Sat 1900)

2230 Anita O’Day, Jazz Library – BBC Radio 3 

Sun 23 March:2030 Sacred Music – live concert – BBC Four 

Monday 24 March:2230 Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour (Instruments) – BBC Radio 2   

Gerry Smith

Coffee bar chain to release new Dylan influences compilation

February 22, 2008

A well-known chain of foreign-owned coffee bars is to release Artist’s Choice – Bob Dylan, next week. 

The new CD assembles 16 tracks of the type Dylan has played on Theme Time Radio Hour, by musicians of the Stanley Brothers, Junior Wells and Billie Holiday vintage. 

But, as with its Dylan Live At The Gaslight 1962 CD release, the “global” coffee bar company doesn’t supply online outside the US/Canada.  How terribly quaint!   

I assume the new CD won’t be available from local coffee bar outlets, either – I failed to find any evidence of the Gaslight CD in its central London branches last year.   

I’d start to boycott the chain if I hadn’t been doing so for years.  I never darken the doors of their coffee bars.  Not for any ideological reasons, though  – I just can’t bear to drink coffee from gross oversized mugs, or to sit amongst serried ranks of shiny happy customers with too much time and money to waste.  I choose to waste mine in Caffe Nero or Coffee Republic.  

Gerry Smith