About Something Completely Different this week - host Roland Jacopetti writes:
"I hope all of you enjoyed last Tuesday's Something Completely Different as much as I did. I was so taken with the music that I forgot to introduce you to a statement from the late Townes Van Zandt, in the notes of his posthumous album A Far Cry From Dead.
"I don't think that I'm going to benefit from anything on this earth. If you have love on the earth, that seems to be number one. You know, there's food, water, air, and love. And love is just basically heartbreak. Humans can't live in the present, like animals do. Humans are always thinking about the future or the past. So it's a veil of tears, man. I don't know anything that's going to benefit me, except more love. I just need an overwhelming amount of love. And a nap. Mostly a nap."
Thank you, Townes. Moving right along, Something Completely Different for June 6th will also feature a foursome, this time four groups:
Dawes. Their music has been described as "Laurel Canyon Sound" and, as a matter of fact, their first album was recorded there, in 2009. They've also been described as "sort of like Crosby, Stills, Nash and...well, you know the rest."
The Decemberists. Very Portland, if you follow me. Their songs feature historical incidents and folklore. They love Death Cab for Cutie and Modest Mouse. They played the Hollywood Bowl in 2007 and an Obama rally in Portland in 2008.
The Duke & The King. They are made of Felice Brothers, plus various other ingredients. They come from Palenville, N.Y., about twenty minutes from Woodstock. They've made three albums.
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplin. Their music has been described as "American Roots Music." Many of their fans wish they'd make more albums, plus the three they've already made.
And there you have it. Be sure to tune in KRCB, Tuesday evening June 6th, 7 PM to 9 PM. Or be square."