The International Lounge

It’s cheesy… it’s corny…  it’s the Inter­na­tion­al Lounge!

Today’s pro­gramme brings you a selec­tion of pri­mar­i­ly instru­men­tal music, and pri­mar­i­ly from the 1960s as we present a com­fort­able sojourn in … the Inter­na­tion­al Lounge. In fact today we have some real gems from 1950s Amer­i­ca, too, and some live per­for­mances from the KPM All Stars play­ing music by famous music library com­posers of the 1960s.

You’ll hear instru­men­tal — and oth­er — arrange­ments of well-known tunes of the peri­od, along with the best of pop­u­lar pro­duc­tion music and themes from the 60s. Most of the mate­r­i­al is from the Unit­ed King­dom, the Unit­ed States and occa­sion­al­ly main­land Europe: so at least it some­what deserves the label “inter­na­tion­al”.

Today, of course, “lounge music” is ter­ri­bly fash­ion­ably retro, and no longer con­signed to the old vinyl bin in the char­i­ty shop under the head­ing “Easy Lis­ten­ing”. Instead, the old mas­ters are being dust­ed off as we speak and reis­sued on com­pi­la­tion albums. In the US there is an enor­mous series of them, and you’ll hear some today; in the UK, we rely more on out-of-print pro­duc­tion music library albums, although the remix artists are busy redis­cov­er­ing things like the fab KPM “100 Series”. So tune in, sit back, let the bar-ten­der bring you a gin and ton­ic with ice and lemon, and enjoy your stay in the Inter­na­tion­al Lounge.

RPThe ZBS Radio Hour

Then join us at 11am and 7pm Pacif­ic, 19:00 and 03:00 in the UK. Instead of our usu­al two half-hour shows, tonight we’re pre­sent­ing a sin­gle one-hour spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion of the orig­i­nal Ruby adven­ture — Tired of the Green Men­ace?

This is the very first Ruby sto­ry. Ruby Tues­day (that’s what she was called) is hired by a Colonel Abu­lah Abdul­lah of the star clus­ter, Sau­di Aster­oidia, to find Cleo, a miss­ing plan­et. The Colonel, a robot, has cre­at­ed a minia­tur­ized repli­cate of him­self to fit into a cig­a­rette case. When­ev­er Ruby opens the case, the Colonel gives his opin­ion.

Ruby trav­els to the plan­et Dong-A-Long, to con­fer with a com­pa­ny that can move small aster­oids, to see if it’s pos­si­ble to move a plan­et. The Dong-A-Longese, all green, are all named Fong, and they all con­sid­er them­selves detec­tives. Ruby real­izes there’s much more behind this mys­tery when she encoun­ters the vil­lain­ous, Forked Fore­fin­ger of Fong.

One of the unique things about this first Ruby is she uses real cuss words now and then. It takes you by sur­prise, it’s hilar­i­ous. You’ll hear how Ruby evolved.”

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world now at http://main.radioriel.org, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link:http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

Image cour­tesy of Hojusaram.

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