WPKN Archives: Spontaneous Connections: 2021 favorites plus new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, December 24th, 2021
4:04PM to 6:52PM

2 hours, 48 minutes

Friday, December 24th, 2021 4:07PM

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Episode: Spontaneous Connections: 2021 favorites plus new and vintage music

Dec 24, 2021 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It’s spontaneous! It’s non-linear!! New and vintage music including Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Sam Phillips, Tim Moore, Velvet Underground, Annette Peacock, John Lennon, Nick Lowe, Lynsey de Paul, Thomas Dybdahl, Paper Pilots, The Youngsters, along with comedy from Maria Bamford and more. 


Also some highlights from box sets released in 2021 by The Beach Boys, The Kinks and Bob Dylan. 


Plus new music by Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Wet Leg, Peter Holsapple, Terry Manning, Emily Duff, Liz Phair, Lisa Finney (who does a brilliant weekly radio show on KCSN aka 885fm.org called The Dylan Hours every Sunday from 9-11 am Pacific), Beach House,  Kelley Ryan, Tycho, The Squeaky Chairs, Maura Less & The Intangibles and whatever happened in the moment. 


More fun than the news!! 


Thanks for tuning in!! 


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For anyone who might enjoy this, last week's special episode of Connections, also featuring Chris Frantz and Martha Willette Lewis exploring the music of Muscle Shoals with great stories and spontaneous humor is also here in archives: 


Connections: Exploring the music of Muscle Shoals:





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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

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