Red White Blues: an Anthology of America's Music
I'll be hosting a new radio show, spinning jazz records at Radio Buena Vida, right here in Govanhill
No, I haven’t dropped off the earth. I just had a baby, which is nearly the same thing.
Well, he’s eating actual food now and sleeping at a (more or less) predictable bedtime, which means I have tiny little morsels of about fifteen minutes here and there to plot and scheme.
I’m starting a radio show next week. It’s called Red White Blues: an Anthology of America’s Music. I’m going to spin jazz records from the 1910s to today. I’ll also talk a little between songs about how the life of the blues (jazz being the blues in fullest form) tells a forgotten story of the battle to decide what America—and an American—would be. Rather than being Great, I think it was great that we were just another country.
Tune in to Radio Buena Vida on Thursday, 6 April at 1pm (GMT), where I’ll be broadcasting live from Radio Buena Vida in my very own beloved Govanhill. You can even drop in for a coffee and say hi if you’re in the neighbourhood. Follow the link—lots of great shows on RVB worth checking out.