Celebrating this Martin Luther King Jr. Day with timeline of songs. Starting with the civil war, moving through the horror of lynching and slavery, then moving into songs taken from, or inspired by the civil rights movement.
Turning towards a more electronic sound for this evenings session of Bridging the Gap. Wrapping it all around a new release from the Chemical Brothers... so it's a good night to strap on the headphones and turn the bass up.
Once in a while a picture can inspire an entire show. In this case it's this shot of Johnny Cash by Jim Marshall shaking hands with an inmate at his performance at Folsom Prison. So I'm starting there, and finding my way with you.
There's a lot going on in tonight's session of Bridging the Gap. We're celebrating the birthday of David Bowie, looking back on the impact of Alan R. Pearlman founder of ARP Instruments who passed away on January 6th, and reflecting on the struggles over the border.
It's Christmas Day... and wishing you all a happy holiday. Tonight's show is is going to be a collection of a few Christmas songs as well as a few other songs that remind me of winter and a reflective holiday season.
Full confession. I hate Christmas music. It's just too programed, and rammed down our throats. With that said... there are a few standouts here and there, and that's what will make up tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.
Soundtracking the Winter Solstice in the session of Bridging the Gap. The actual solstice takes place 23 minutes after the show ends, so it's as close as we're going to get together. Expect mellow, pretty reflective sounds to fill the late night air.