Melting Pot

It’s been just a little over one year since I took over the 4-6pm slot on KPFK. I hope to be here for many years to come and hopefully this will be our tradition for future anniversary shows, showcasing the best performances from the prior year. Since the end of May last year we’ve had the good fortune of bringing in Pacha Massive, The Gories, Chicano Batman, Francoiz Breut, Quadron, Belleruche, La Sera, J-Rocc, Bing Ji Ling and most recently Corin Tucker. There are a handful of other bands I tried to get in, local, national and international, but things just didn’t work out, but hopefully will in the future. During the show I talk a bit about the interviews, some behind the scenes things and also about my hopes for the future of this program. Full versions of these performances/interviews can be found in the “Be Our Guest” section of this blog. It’s really been a pleasure hosting this show during this first year, even with the incessant fundraising, and I really appreciate those of you who listen to the show and have been spreading the word. Next week we’re back to regular business as we move on to year #2!!!

Melting Pot on KPFK #45: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #45: Second Hour

Melting Pot’s One Year Anniversary:

{opening theme} Booker T & the MGs – Melting Pot – Melting Pot (Stax)

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Bing Ji Ling – Move On – Recorded at KPFK: April 4, 2011
Pacha Massive – Your Love – Recorded at KPFK: August 1, 2010
Belleruche – Cat In A Dog Suit – Recorded at KPFK: November 29, 2010

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Corin Tucker Band – Performance & Interview Recorded at KPFK: May 6, 2011

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La Sera – Never Come Around – Recorded at KPFK: January 28, 2011
Francoiz Breut – Les Jeunes Pousses – Recorded at KPFK: September 29, 2010
Chicano Batman – A Hundred Dead & Loving Souls – Recorded at KPFK: September 26, 2010

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Quadron – Performance & Interview Recorded at KPFK: October 29, 2010

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{closing theme} Dungen – C. Visar Vagen – Tio Batar (Kemado)

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