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Episode: Spontaneous Connections: New and vintage music

June 5, 2020 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks.  It's spontaneous! It's non linear! New and vintage music, including a new box set from Iggy Pop and David Bowie featuring live performances with Bowie on keyboards and synths. New music from Bob Dylan, Dion with Paul Simon, Phoebe Bridgers, Nick Lowe, Kathleen Edwards, Marshall Chapman, Jenny O., Mandy Moore, The Magnetic Fields and more. 

Plus The Beatles, Sam Phillips, several tracks from David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson covering his friend Randy Newman, Aimee Mann covering Nilsson, Ray Charles, Tom Petty, Susan Cowsill, Alex Chilton, The Bar-Kays, Neil Diamond, The Yardbirds live, Dave Edmunds, Lindsey Buckingham, The Squeaky Chairs, The Doodle Langs, Pi in the Sky and whatever happened in the moment. 

The new Iggy Pop box set, The Bowie Years, is quite extraordinary. After collaborating on two brilliant albums in the 1970's, The Idiot and Lust For Life, Bowie went on tour with Iggy, playing synths and singing background vocals in the background. The music is powerful and original, changing night to night. Plus some very good laughs during an interview with Iggy at the time. 

Also some thoughts and some music on the current situation in America.  

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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.

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