“La Planète Bleue est à la radio ce qu’une soucoupe volante est aux embouteillages : un autre monde, une autre dimension.” - “La planète bleue” is on the radio what a UFO is for a morning traffic jam: Another world, another dimension.
For quite some years now Yves Blanc puts together a radio show a bit “hors du commun”. Talking about a very much on off-topic and curating a fitting and quite often out of this world music program this is show well worth listening to.
Every public television station has a daily news broadcast. It is nearly always the flagship program of each station. Really important then the segment opener. And really interesting how these openers developed over time. Back then it was a simple clock counting the seconds to start. Later they became more sophisticated including a lot of digital trickery lately. Here’s a great overview of SF DRS - Switzerland’s public broadcaster (German speaking part of Switzerland) - openers from the 50ties to today.
The Cash Box Kings and other great Blues Songs
Curation can take many forms – whether it’s the preservation of digital assets, historical record keeping and archiving, including cultural heritage conversation, indexing and cataloguing, or even healing.
When working late tonight I listened to a few old blues tracks carefully curated by Martin Schäfer of DRS3, a local radio station. He selected tonight a really great selection of new blues tunes, preserving the original Chicago Sound. A curative experience indeed. Listen yourself some of the samples or the full hour.
And to end a great listening experience a little known Rolling Stone song: The Red Rooster.