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Direct link to the episode:

 MP3 -> http://media.libsyn.com/media/msb/spc_wspc_ThymeWarp_0016.mp3

 m4a -> http://media.libsyn.com/media/msb/spc_wspc_ThymeWarp_0016.m4a

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This is episode 16

Now I've pushed it off the table. Real time was an interesting concept but badly flawed. So I'm recording this show on Monday.


So excuse me if I write some notes while putting this show together.

I'm still feeling strange today. (Its only been an hour since I recorded Wednesday's show. [How Mercurial do you expect my moods to be?])

I forgot to mention that Thursday I have an appointment wit the dentist's hygienist to get my teeth cleaned, oh, and its, well, it was for you, but its going to have been my birthday...

So lets pick out a song for my birthday. Yeouch... 55, the double nickel. .


Ahhh, how bout something by Tremolo'55

"king biscuit time" by "Tremolo'55" here on WSPCs ThymeWarp.



We got PSAs:


Campus Safety urges students, faculty and staff to sign up for text alerts, online @ spc.edu/alerts

This will be used to inform students, faculty and staff in an emergency.

This was useful last year in the bomb scare.

To sign up, students must know their Spirit ID # (Bring their Saint Peter's College ID.)


There are still no prerecorded promos, well  except for "moi."

bed: Oilsands by John Jack

Tuesdays at 5 at WSPC:

"Peak Oil" , what it is, what it means to us all (and believe me it does, if you thought that 4.00 a gallon gasoline was bad, (and don't let the pre election slump and sag fool you,) the price of oil will reveal just how incomodious a commodity it is.

I'll be featuring podsafe music so I can retransmit them on a full-blown podcast, with an RSS feed, on iTunes without having to pay my soul out to the RIAA.


I had a program all picked out on "Hail Britannia" but ... screw it.

I like Scarlatti and I just happen to have MIDIs of his 555 sonatas so we're going to listen to 'em for the rest of the hour.

It'll will free me up for some of the other stuff I have to do.

'Scuse me while I set the kitchen timer here and we're going to listen to my iPod shuffle through the list of the sonotas that Scarlatti created as exercises for his Spanish and Portuguese students at their virginals and harpsichords.

Domenico Scarlatti was a talented Neapolitan harpsichordist, son of Alesandro and brother of Pietro Phillipo. (Yeah, I know not exactly top 40 material that's burning up the charts with a bullet,)

In 1719, after many travels through out the various kingdoms on the Italian peninsula  he arrived in Lisbon and was a composer at the court of Spanish and Portuguese nobility. (The country of Italy still being centuries in the future,  [waiting for its Unification by Garibaldi {yes,its  the same Garibaldi that lived on Staten Island.}])

His most enduring works are those little finger exercises he composed for the little flowers that fell from the wombs of the "Iberian Donnas."

Sorry my anti-establishmentarian roots are showing. (Yes its true, your host is one of dangerous types, the gifted who will not bend to anyone's will, but who always question the reason for the existence of somebody's authority. [They would  have force-fed me hemlock. :-])

The work was utterly brilliant and he defined the A-B-A partitioning of most of the music composition that followed after and that continues to this day. (Scratch a tune these days and its a direct lineal descendent of the sonatas pioneered by Scarlatti.)

Every piece you're getting today can be found online but you would be better served if you got the 34 CD set recorded by the late Scott Ross [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Ross_(harpsichordist) ]

Scott Ross taught at "L'Université de Laval" inches north of Montréal. (Of course you just know I'm blowing the bugle for a friend.)

Now: "Adelante la musica"

Streaming here on WSPC's Thyme Warp




















"k336" by Domenico Scarlatti here on WSPC's Thyme Warp


The show notes, incuding the complete text of this episode, and any and all links to the artists featured, are on a server ... somewhere.

And this show is also being podcast in m4a format, which means that it you use a compatible player, like iTunes, you get the content divided up into chapters with images and "hot links" to the the web, on the topic of the chapter or to accompany the music.

You can send me feed back. suggestions, or just some sign that there anybody actually outside the studio.

Address email to charles at msbpodcast.com

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