English Baroque Masters

Today, Elrik Mer­lin presents a pro­gramme fea­tur­ing the work of a wide range of Eng­lish com­posers of the Baroque peri­od.

The pro­gramme includes well-known fig­ures like Han­del, Arne, Pur­cell and Boyce along with a host of oth­er less­er-known works by com­posers such as John Blow, Jere­mi­ah Clarke, Matthew Locke, John Raven­scroft and oth­ers.

Zee­ber Gold — Syd Bar­rett

Today’s edi­tion of Zee­ber Gold — clas­sic inter­views with the artists, musi­cians and thinkers of the 1960s and 1970s, fea­tures a short but fas­ci­nat­ing pre­vi­ous­ly unbroad­cast inter­view with Syd Bar­rett of Pink Floyd. Catch it at 11am or 7pm Pacif­ic (19:00 or 03:00 UK time).

Meat­ball Ful­ton inter­viewed Syd Bar­rett in Lon­don back in 1967. Bar­rett was con­sid­ered a cre­ative genius. He wrote and/or cowrote 9 of the 11 songs on the Pink Floyd’s first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Bar­rett also came up with the group’s name, “The Pink Floyd.” Here Bar­rett talks of his paint­ing, and of crit­i­cism. As Meat­ball recalls in his intro­duc­tion to the inter­view, “My impres­sion was that he had been tak­ing a lot of LSD trips. In fact, his eyes were so open it was like look­ing into a tun­nel, there were no bar­ri­ers, I had to stop myself from tum­bling down inside him. I think I now know what it’s like to be Alice in Won­der­land.” This is a strange inter­view. Meat­ball decid­ed to leave it raw and unedit­ed.

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now at http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in; out­side the US, tune to http://main.radioriel.org in-world, or sim­ply click here if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to launch a play­er auto­mat­i­cal­ly.

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