When WCRS returns to the FM radio early in 2017, I'll launch a new program on Sunday morning entitled "Classic Marat," offering the very finest in Alternative Classic, Chorale, Opera and Jazz music. This week please enjoy "Requiem Da Camera" by Gerald Finzi. This hidden masterpiece, begun in 1924 and only finished in 1990, is his lamentation for those brave men and women, of all nations, who fell during the "Great War" (1914-1918). With social conflict all around us (Iraq, Syria, etc), this requiem (musical composition in remembrance of the dead) is as pertinent today as it was then. The opening track is JS Bach's, "The Little Fugue in G Minor."
To paraphrase the words of Tiny Tim, "God Help Us, Every One . . . "
Songs by Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Simon and Garfunkel, Nas, Kanye West, Rihanna, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Bad Religion, American Idiot Broadway Cast, Malcolm X, Don Mclean, Grand Funk Railroad. . .
Ya Gotta Hear It To Believe it . . .
Tonight on the Show:
- The Trump Travel Ban
- Super Bowl LI: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots
- Academy Awards: Does La La Land have it all sewn up by now? And while the diverse group of nominees is a step in the right direction
- The Golden Raspberry Awards: Zoolander 2 vs. Batman vs. Superman
- Last Call: A Tribute to Mary Tyler Moore
JP Marat interviews Everett Smith, Boxing Coach Coach of the Barack Recreation Center (580 East Woodrow Ave) in this 11 minute promotion for the "Columbus Boxing Legends" exhibition coming up on Saturday, Feb 18th at 5pm. WCRS DJ's and Producers are requested to promote this event. Tickets are $10. It is a fund raiser for the Barack Boxing Program.
Tonight on the show, as the 59th Annual Grammy Awards (hosted by James Corden on Sunday February 12 on CBS) are near, we are playing songs from past Album of the Year winners over a 50 year span, from artists like Outkast, Paul Simon, The Beatles (first Rock group to win this Award), Frank Sinatra (one of only TWO artists to win this award THREE times as a solo artist), Phil Collins, The Bee Gees, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Simon & Garfunkel, and (coincidentally nominated again for this award, and the perceived frontrunner) Adele.