Something Completely Different

Fridays 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Hosted by Roland Jacopetti. Whatever a listener expects to hear, he or she will probably be surprised. Music ranging from Ry Cooder to Duke Ellington, Laurie Anderson to Lord Buckley.  

Listen to Something Completely Different every Friday night at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

 

Awaking one morning from a troubled sleep, I found that I had changed in my bed to some monstrous kind of person who puts musical shows together to play on the radio. Yeah, I know...way too much like Franz Kafka, but he doesn't get much notice these days, and someone has to have those disturbing dreams and try to write about them.

Amazing how many songs there are about fire! I have to wonder if the October, 2017, fires in Sonoma County will spawn an entire opera or musical comedy of further fires. Michael Franti is still around and, considering that there are three fire songs in next week's array of flame (Yell Fire, Light Up Ya Lighter and Firefly), he's probably already getting the extinguisher ready in case things get completely out of hand.

So I've already answered a question that's been popular in discussion of this upcoming Something Completely Different show, namely...are these your four favorite women? Not really. I think I may have met Joanne Rand sometime, but questions like these have become more and more difficult to figure out. Let's say...I've heard a lot of all four, though I'm far from being a completist for even one of them. I do know that 

Seeking a musical balance between war and peace, I put together a set of CDs which include John Lennon's Imagine (obvious choice), Norah Jones's Peace (nice contrast) and Steve Earle's Condi, Condi (Steve Earle putting the move on Condoleeza Rice - certainly unusual enough). Thinking I had it all figured out, I made out my music list and came up with 27 songs. Just a little short, but several are more than five minutes long.

Then I noticed a stack of LPs in a little-used closet, and found two more entries:

Joachim Cooder

As many of you know, I like to draw the material for the Something Completely Different shows from the piles and stacks that clutter my household and cause my wife to shake her head in impatience as she pushes and pulls boxes and boxes of CDs from here to there and back again. Thus, some of the shows are a little incomplete; after all, unless you are one of the one tenth of one percent of rich dudes in the world, you just can't buy every CD that comes along, even if it's at a ridiculously low price in a dusty thrift shop.

Yes, friends, it's true. Suddenly I realized that I was really unsure of which S.C.D. show came next, which one came after that, and so on. Obviously, the inevitable consequence of preparing shows so far in advance of broadcast. So, as someone said many years ago, even before the dim past day when a life in radio seemed sort of possible, "What to do, Missa Upton?" The answer came to me, as clear as any revelation from the Beyond...put the names of all existing S.C.D. shows in a hat, quickly draw them out one at a time and jot them down in your datebook. And so...the Friday, Aug.

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After a car trip (there and back) to and from Oregon and Santa Rosa, I find myself neither older nor wiser, still smelling the smoke from the horrendous fires in Redding that we drove through, trembling in the aftermath of a family get-together and ready to spend two hours this Friday evening listening to three of my all-time favorite musical groups.

Now... I'm no musical historian, so I can't recite chapter, verse, birthdate, religion of baptism, extent of education and all that stuff, so... for what it's worth... the groups are:

So...it's obvious that the Something Completely Different you'll be seeing on Friday, July 20th, is the one that has to do with the moon (often called The Moon). I'm looking at the list of thirty songs right now, and seeing that every title (with the exception of the last one) has the word "Moon" in it, like for instance, Moonshadow by Cat Stevens, Full Moon and Empty Arms by Bob Dylan (Wait a minute! The song that bears that title came out in the 1940s, when I was a little kid, when Bob Dylan was a littler kid, maybe not even born!

The flowers in my yard are just beautiful, but there's a cost for enjoying them - namely, that if you have any inclination toward asthma, hay fever, or other Spring- and Early-Summer-Related seasonal illnesses, here they are in spades, and not just in your yard, but up and down your street, blowing in the windows of the car and otherwise bringing on coughing, sneezing, spluttering, gasping and wheezing and all that stuff.

Kernan Coleman

Hi, friends. I'm writing after just coming back from downtown Santa Rosa, where several thousand people have been assembling to protest our government's incredibly cruel treatment of immigrant children and their parents. After substantial grumbling over the actions of Trump (Not My President), it appears that the citizens of this country are not about to let the immigrant children slide. There are actions of this sort all over the United States today, and even in other countries, I believe.

That's right. I'm going to pretend I'm absolutely sure that the "Spirits" show will occur on Friday, June 29th, beginning at 8PM. Maybe I'd better stop referring to it as "Spirits", and just go ahead with "alcohol" or maybe even "booze". At any rate, it will include a rare collection of tipplers from all over the known world. Hopefully, I won't sabotage myself by talking way too much about the cup that cheers. Once again, friends, I swear to you that my palate has been clear of both vino veritas and the other kind for a decade and counting.

When: Friday night @ 8:00 pm
Where: KRCB-FM Radio 91 (91.1 FM & 90.9 FM; streaming online at krcb.org; all over the Bay Area on Comcast Cable channel 961; and on the FREE KRCB App available in iTunes and Google Play)

From the mind of Roland Jacopetti:

When: Tuesday night @ 7:00 pm
Where: KRCB-FM Radio 91 (91.1 FM & 90.9 FM; streaming online at krcb.org; all over the Bay Area on Comcast Cable channel 961; and on the FREE KRCB App available in iTunes and Google Play)  

From the mind of Roland Jacopetti:

When: Tuesday, April 10th; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1 & 90.9 FM; streaming on line @ KRCB.org; Comcast Cable channel 961; and the FREE KRCB APP @iTunes & Google Play)  

From the mind of Roland Jacopetti:  
 

When: Tuesday, April 3rd; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: KRCB-FM (91.1 & 90.9; on line @ KRCB.org; Comcast Cable channel 961; w/app @ iTunes store and Google Play)  

From the mind of Roland Jacopetti:

When: Tuesday March 13th – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1FM/90.9FM; online @ krcb.org; Comcast Cable 961; and the FREE KRCB App available in iTunes and Google Play)

When: Tuesday March 6th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1 FM & 90.9 FM; online @ krcb.org; Comcast Cable channel 961; with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes and Google Play) 

That's right...TIME is on its way to your radio. Remember Johnny Ray? (Long time ago!) He sang The Little White Cloud that Cried? Listen in next Tuesday for his As Time Goes By

When: Tuesday February 27th – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1 & 90.9); online @ krcb.org; Comcast Cable channel 961; and with the FREE KRCB App in the App store and Google play 

WHEN: Tuesday February 13th – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE: KRCB-FM Radio 91 (91.1/90.9; online @ krcb.org; Comcast Cable channel 961; the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes Store and Google Play) 

When:           Tuesday February 6th  7-9 pm 

Where:         KRCB-FM – 91.1 and 90.9, streaming @ radio.krcb.org, via the FREE KRCB App available in iTunes and Google Play, Comcast cable channel 961 all over the bay area  

It's no use yelling "Someone call me a doctor!" because, in this particular time in our country, all I'd get would be a chorus of "O.K.! You're a doctor!" Very funny.  

Hosted by Roland Jacopetti. Whatever a listener expects to hear, he or she will probably be surprised. Music ranging from Ry Cooder to Duke Ellington, Laurie Anderson to Lord Buckley.

When: Tuesday December 26th - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, Comcast 961, w/app @iTunes store and @ Google Play)  

See what happens when you attend a Roman Catholic school (or two, if you're really into it)? When the mind is allowed to stray, it wanders into strange territory. When this happens, the best I can do is write down all the ideas that come to me, listen to the music, musicians and singers that go with them, and divide them up into listenable groups. Here, hopefully, is one of them, and as I look down the titles, I feel that "Something Completely Spiritual" might just work.  

Care for a few frinstansez?  
 

When: Tuesday, October 3rd; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
 Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9 FM; on line @ KRCB.org; w/app @iTunes store and Google Play; Comcast Cable 961) 

Last night I had the strangest dream/I never dreamed before/I dreamed the world had all agreed/to lie down quietly next Tuesday evening at 7PM, close your collective eyes, and let the dreams flow, as Something Completely Different wanders into the World of Dreams and finds a wonderful bunch of songs brought back into the World of Consciousness from the Land of Sleep. 

When: Tuesday, September 26th - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9 FM;  on line @ KRCB.org; w/app @iTunes store and Google Play; also all over the Bay Area on Comcast channel 961)  

Riverine: located on or inhabiting the banks of a river; Riparian...  

Riparian: an adjective, related to or living or located on a natural watercourse...  

Watercourse: a stream of water (such as a river, brook or undergound stream...  

 When: Tuesday, September 12th; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, Comcast 961, w/app @iTunes store and Google Play)
 

When: Tuesday August 29th; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9; on line @ KRCB.org; w/app @iTunes store and Google Play; Comcast 961)  

Roland says:

This week on Something Completely Different:  "Something Completely Aged"  
 
When:  Tuesday, August 22nd; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, Comcast 961, w/app @iTunes store and Google Play)

Maybe I'll consider putting together a Senior Citizens are Completely Different hour. No, no, not all those old songs that you and/or your father and/or his father used to sing whilst gathered around the Victrola. What do you mean, What's a Victrola?  

Yes...I know...I know I promised...but...what I mean is...wait a minute...I'm...I'm...I'm KEEPING MY PROMISE! Yes, no more three group Somethings...after this one.  

And, unlike most of the Something shows, this one is almost exclusively Twenty-First Century! And they are as follows, and in this order:  

GREAT AMERICAN TAXI. You'll thrill to hear deathless tunes like Fuzzy Little Hippy Girl, Maud Only Knows and Radiation Blues.  

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