Friday, May 26, 2006

This Sunday's Fine Tuning

Hope you have a chance to have a listen to this Sunday's Fine Tuning, my weekend, freeform show that airs from 4-6pm on 107one. I'll be featuring an interview with the Curatorial Director of Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Howard Kramer. Kramer, a former Ann Arbor resident, will be talking about "Bob Dylan's American Journey," the 1st major exhibit of Dylan artifacts to come to the Hall. I'll play some Dylan tunes, of course, plus you'll hear new music from the Raconteurs (Jack White's new group), Zero 7, and Rickie Lee Jones. I'll also feature tunes from the influential English art/punk band Wire, whose first 3 albums have been re-released in a must-buy boxed set!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day, everybody!


Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Had a fantastic time at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday! I made the trip specifically to view the new exhibit "Bod Dylan's American Journey," which is up until early September. Lots of amazing artifacts on display, including original song lyrics, rare films and interviews with Dylan, and the tambourine that helped inspire him to write "Mr. Tambourine Man."

While I was there I interviewed the curatorial director of the Hall, Howard Kramer - we'll air a portion of that interview tomorrow (Wed.) morning, when I'll also give away a pair of tickets to the Hall of Fame. The full interview will run this Sunday, May 28 between 4-6pm on Fine Tuning.

Friday, May 19, 2006

On This Coming Monday's show...

...I'll announce the next 2 Studio A2 on the Road events that will take place at the Border's on Liberty Street. Listen around 7:20am when I will reveal who'll be stopping by in June to play free, mini-concerts at the store.
Also on the show this Monday I'll be joined by Schookid's Records owner Steve Bergman to talk about major new releases that will hit his store in the next few days.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Brubeck rules!

What a sublime evening at Hill Auditorium last Saturday! The University Musical Society awarded jazz legend Dave Brubeck its Distinguised Artist Award before a packed house, who were treated to a stellar perfomance by Dave's quartet. Also joining in were the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the UMS Choral Union, the 1st Presbyterian Church Choir of Ann Arbor, and Dave's son Chris Brubeck on bass trombone.
It was an unforgettable night filled with many emotional highpoints...hope you were there!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Studio A2 on the road announcement

Make sure and tune in tomorrow (Friday) during the 7am hour when I announce the next artist to appear at the downtown Border's as part of our Studio A2 On The Road series of mini-concerts.

We had another fantastic time at Border's yesterday with the young singer-songwriter Matt Costa and his band - they played for close to an hour!

Lots of other stuff happening on the program tomorrow, including our Life In Ann Arbor segment, where we'll feature an interview with jazz legend Dave Brubeck, who will be at Hill Auditorium Saturday to receive the 2006 UMS Distinguished Artist Award at the 11th Annual Ford Honors Program.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Cool out-of-town events

Just a heads-up about some extra special out-of-town events coming up - 1st of all, there's an incredible exhibition of Bob Dylan artifacts beginning at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on May 20 and running through Sept. 4 - it's called Bob Dylan's American Journey, and is not to be missed. I'm working on doing a live broadcast from the Museum later this month.

The other biggie is a rare concert by New York pioneering punk-band Television, who perform June 9 at Toronto's Phoenix Theater as part of the NXNE music convention...