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Skywave

Skywave rides the wind of your imagination; creating clouds of sound from the air that surrounds your mind. Throughout the journey to discover where the magic of sound exists in space, we'll explore how music and radio plays carve indelible pictures in our heads.   Learn more about the host here.



February 17 @ 6pm: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HAIR! Print E-mail
Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. Are those snowflakes gathered at the edge of your numb
mind and crowding your blue toes whispering "Go south. Sunny Florida."Well, stop listening to
those petrified party-killing particles because we have something here up north to keep you warmer than any skin-burning beach. Tonight there are 3, not 2, radio plays that will make you thrall to the winter embrace of Gtown's wide open arms of entertainment. First you'll hear another Adventure of Sam Spade. Aired in 1947, "The Dead duck Caper is a classic mystery having you quack for our second story, "The Comeback", a 1928 interpretation of Samson and Delilah that will recall the John Travolta line from the modern film "Saturday Night Fever"- "Yo, don't touch the hair!", which is the least of concerns for our final story from 1929 "Close Up", about a director faced with a casting nightmare when 2 prima donna extras let fly their hissy fits. And here to keep you in your seats throughout the hour are 2 extra special guests from the Black Tribbles- Len and Kennedy, who will keep your head in a constant whirl guessing who's saying what..along with Jim "I'm just here for the free peanuts" Harris and your host Andy Pettit. So..now...let's listen.
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February 17 @ 6pm: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HAIR! Print E-mail

Good evening. Welcome to Skywave. Are those snowflakes gathered at the edge of your numb mind and crowding your blue toes whispering "Go south. Sunny Florida."Well, stop listening to those petrified party-killing particles because we have something here up north to keep you warmer than any skin-burning beach. Tonight there are 3, not 2, radio plays that will make you thrall to the winter embrace of Gtown's wide open arms of entertainment. First you'll hear another Adventure of Sam Spade. Aired in 1947, "The Dead duck Caper is a classic mystery having you quack for our second story, "The Comeback", a 1928 interpretation of Samson and Delilah that will recall the John Travolta line from the modern film "Saturday Night Fever"- "Yo, don't touch the hair!", which is the least of concerns for our final story from 1929 "Close Up", about a director faced with a casting nightmare when 2 prima donna extras let fly their hissy fits. And here to keep you in your seats throughout the hour are 2 extra special guests from the Black Tribbles- Len and Kennedy, who will keep your head in a constant whirl guessing who's saying what..along with Jim "I'm just here for the free peanuts" Harris and your host Andy Pettit. So..now...let's listen.

 
February 10 @ 6pm: LeBon LeBon, a musical treat! Print E-mail

Good eve. Welcome to Skywave. Tonight we have a special musical treat, the band LeBon LeBon. Kind of electric, sort of eclectic, they have a sophisticated  '80's sound propelled to the next century with mesmerizing layers of keyboards, organs, a pulsating beat and vocalizations that recall that distinct influence of Peruvian wind.  Here's more:  Formed in the fall of 2010 by schoolmates and long time friends Davey Cope and Demian Mason, LeBon LeBon was, at first, nothing more than an experiment in song writing. Cope and Mason, both founding members of the Philadelphia based Fantasy Square Garden, decided to join forces again to create a "fake band" that would act as a vehicle to promote the holiday single "Megan Fox for Christmas". But the duo's repertoire would grow to include songs of an equally corrupt and catchy nature, drawing influences from such acts as Human League, Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Prince and Morris Day and the Time. Joined by and the production savvy of Andres Villamil aka Sir Isaac Newton John, LeBon LeBon aims to create a sound both musically satisfying and self consciously humorous, a Spinal Tap for hipsters.   So..let's hear what they're about in their own words...in their own voices telling their own tales...and maybe even hear a few live tunes!



 
2/3 @ 6pm- L.A. to N.Y: A Coast to Coast Radio Play Rocket Ride Print E-mail

Welcome to Skywave. Having been victimized by another vile prophecy of promise to receive piles of pillowy blankets of ice pin purity, Skywave has arrived to deliver a guarantee of gargantuan entertainment in the form of 2 more radio play dramatizations. The first is an episode from the Philip Marlowe detective series. Titled "Red Wind" and originally aired in 1947, this tale is, sure, full of hot air, but also packed with gritty grime in the finger nails characters you love to hate, love to love, and hate to leave when the case is solved and suddenly you're strapped in and launched from L.A. for Arch Obler's "Rocket From Manhattan". First broadcast in 1945, you're in for a bumpy blast of meteoric mind mangling. So you may ask how do I dare challenge your shaky faith in this show's grandiose pronouncements of auditory expertise. Because there is no other program in Philly that performs radio plays weekly and therefore has no competing comparison? Maybe? No! It's because Gtown has a bottomless pit of voice talent screaming to be heard like the host of Fewsh, who has returned to revive his throaty tones for all its musky monkishness- Reade McCardell..and fresh from last week's impersonation as the Bronx bombshell, the always sultry and eternally salty Ellen Perry along with Jim "the weather rodent" Harris on sfx and voices and your host, Andy Pettit. So...let's listen.  

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