WUMB August Program Guide

From the Studio

The Sounds of Winter

So… with this time of year being when the weather typically has a hard time deciding what it wants to do, I’ve been thinking about how some songs can be more “summer” songs, and others can be “winter” songs, and what it is that makes a song feel right for a given season. I think a lot has to do with the instruments. Read More…

Music to Make Winter Better By

I admit it.  I am a warm-weather child, having grown up in Southern California.  My uniform of choice is short pants and tennis shoes.  Maybe this is a good time to thank all those people who have sympathetically said to me, “California to Boston—my, that must be some culture shock!”  At the same time, so many New Englanders have brazenly told me, “I HATE THE COLD!!”  Yes, it is a subtle attitude.  But I like hearing it.  It’s like a code that says it is OK for me to admit out loud that I was cold.  Not that you’ll catch me complaining about winter to anyone from Wisconsin… Read More…

They Paid Us in Tub Time…

I don’t know about you, but I’m lovin’ the 21st Century. My life these days revolves around my iPhone/iPad/iStuff. It’s how I listen to music, sometimes with headphones, sometimes with Bluetooth wireless speakers. It’s also the way I read books these days. I still love physical books, but space at my house is at a premium and just love that fact that eBooks take up exactly no space on my shelves. Read More…