April 7, 2007, KBRP, Radio Free Bisbee
, broadcasted a New Orleans music special from 12:00 Noon - 2:30
PM US Mountain Time* (19:00:00 UTC/GMT
for you outside the US, if that helps). The show aired via the internet
program stream linked at their website. I bring this up because it was
an effort on their part to make listeners more aware of New Orleans
music, and the bulk of the program material for the show comes from the
HOTG Archives. So, you can hear some of the rare stuff I've previously
posted on HOTG, plus some more general New Orleans musical selections.
I didn't program the show, but have a friend (who wants to continue to
live the anonymous life) in Bisbee who did.
The interview with me about HOTG and New Orleans music in general is replayed here
(listen if you dare). No real groundbreaking revelations in it (that I
recall - it was a blur of verbalization over phone lines- I am sure I
left out far more than I put in); but, if you want to hear me
pontificate, here's your brief window of opportunity. I was "grilled"
by at least three of the music gurus out at the station, who asked
intelligent questions and actually made me think! It was after a full
day of work and a big Mexican meal (luckily for all concerned, I drank
no beer!), so, I just hope I was vaguely coherent. Judge for
yourselves. Seriously, I am honored that the folks at KBRP wanted to
talk to me; and I really appreciate their desire to help support New
Orleans music, musicans, and culture. So, thanks to them for the
airtime and the bandwidth!