WPKN Archives: Connections with Special Guest Chris Frantz

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, December 7th, 2018
4:03PM to 7:05PM

3 hours, 2 minutes

Friday, December 7th, 2018 4:00PM

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Episode: Connections with Special Guest Chris Frantz

Dec 7, 2018 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks, joined by my good friend and very special guest, Chris Frantz the Talking Head. During the course of the program, we play numerous tracks by Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, along with great stories on how these classic songs were written, performed and recorded. 

Also newly released music by The Beatles, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Richard Lloyd of Television, Nortec Collective, previously unreleased Beach Boys tracks from Friends and 20/20, The Kinks Village Green box set and more. 

Also Bob Marley with Lee Scratch Perry, Bo Diddley, The Buzzcocks, Grace Jones, The B-52's, Dick Holler & The Holidays, The Squeaky Chairs covering John Cage and whatever happened in the moment. 

It's also a low key fundraiser for the station. And if you'd like to donate, you can still call in at 203-331-9756 during business hours or donate online anytime at wpkn.org. Tell' em Eric and Chris sent you!! 

Thanks for tuning in! 

For updates, info and occasional videos, articles and photos, please check the Facebook page Connections on WPKN  

Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

The show will keep changing over time.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month at the new  time of  4 to 7 pm eastern. Also special editions at other times. Available live over the air at 89.5, online at http://wpkn.org, tunein radio or listen later in the WPKN archives.

For further info, updates, news, videos and special features, please check the FaceBook site: Connections on WPKN

Thanks for tuning in!

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