Musical Notes

Major night at the Grammys for “bop” star Lizzo, who won for her pop and R&B hits.

GDPR’s Persistence Radio is hosted by Natalie Davis, who in addition to all else, has been a music selector, DJ, jock, mixtape specialist, whatever you want to call it, since she was a teenager. On occasion, she comes up with Spotify playlists, some curated for friends and family, some for broadcast, some for moods that strike.  Periodically, […]

A hearty congrats to the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, a longtime member of the GDPR family, which is about to hit national network TV!

Our good friend Michael Gaither, who hosts Songs and Stories each Friday at 1pm on GDPR, has released a new video! Telling the tale of traveling along the “windy road” from Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley and featuring an array of GoPro-captured, drive-time highlights, this is a great tune you will understand all too well if you are […]

It’s not much fun being Blue in a Red State. But that pales against the nightmare that is being a progressive in a United States determined to act like World War II is back, one seemingly willing to forget horrific sins of the past. Some evangelical (and otherwise) Christians, usually so quick to scold the […]

Venturing out in a few hours wearing my porkpie, a Bernie tee, and a smile: Workers Dignity/Dignidad Obrera sponsors a super all-ages concert event to benefit the forthcoming independent FM 104.1 WDYO. From the group’s website: Workers’ Dignity is launching WDYO, a low-power FM station that you’ll be able to listen to almost anywhere in the […]

Mercury is in retrograde, which may explain why everything is scattered and black right now.  (A painful back injury has left me prone and miserable of late.) Happily, that depressing period should be coming to an end Oct. 9. That means perhaps there will be an upswing in all things personal and professional. Let’s hope. […]

I know a lot of people are tough on Don Henley and the Eagles, but the man is a hell of a songwriter. And he’s got cojones of steel. Henley, promoting his new album Cass County on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night, took on national disgrace and right wing presidential candidate Donald Trump. Performing the new song […]

The next few days should be exciting ones for local liberals and Music City’s peace-and-love set. We have the continued visit of the Nuns on the Bus, the usual prog meetups and activist meetings, bilingual family fun courtesy of Workers’ Dignity, and a big weekend dose of African art and culture. (And don’t forget: Peace […]

Last week, a new mayor is elected. What’s up this week?


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