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Musical Therapy Larry Saidman
Bruce Springsteen once said "We learned more from a three-minute record, baby
Than we ever learned in school".
Therapy has been defined as 'guided personal growth', guiding us as we navigate rough waters. Music can help us do that, and in this program we'll explore how.
This show is currently being produced on a regular basis, and can be heard on the Peach City Radio stream at the following dates & times:
Saturdays @ 1100h
Mondays @ 2000h
New episodes of this show are scheduled to be posted to the archive Tuesdays @ 0600h.
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- The Joy of Conflict, Part 4, A Model for Conflict Resolution Posted: March 20, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb - playsheet -
The 'Collaborative Model' of conflict resolution talks about five different ways of dealing with conflict: avoiding, compromising, accommodating, collaborating, and competing. Here I play songs illustrating each one. You'll hear The Fast Romantics, Dory Previn, Tyler Farr, Katie Lee, Maroon 5, John Prine, Jesse Winchester, Rolling Stones, Nancy White, Our Lady Peace, Gord Downie, Joe South, and Wilbert Harrison.
A lot of conflicts relate to a conflict in values. And so often positive values become defined by what they are not. So thinking about the 'opposite' of things we value is pretty important to reinforce our own values. Here I play songs by Dory Previn off her very hard to find Planet Blue album, plus some Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Catherine Irwin, Brandon Isaak, The Fast Romantics, U2, Eugene McDaniels & Terry Silverlight, Matthew White, Peggy Lee, and Bob Dorough. And I also talk about the Second Noble Truth of Buddhism.
Episode 132 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 2, Conflict Resolution Posted: March 6, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.2 Mb - playsheet -
Ways we either resolve conflicts or refuse to resolve them. Songs by Paul Hyde, Fred Eaglesmith,Rosalie Allen, David Essig, Passengers (U2), Bobby Bare, Tim Buckley, Betty Chaba, The Czars, Whitehorse, Pink Floyd, and Phil Roy.
Episode 131 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 1:Disparate Elements Coming Together Posted: February 20, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb - playsheet -
Musical Therapy is back with at least 6 upcoming episodes on The Joy of Conflict. (And sometimes not so joyful).
Conflict is two disparate or seemingly contradictory elements coming together. And somehow the two elements have to eventually get along in some form or another or separate. Sometimes one kills off the other, and sometimes they decide to live within a continuing battle.
Here are some songs that depict this kind of conflict. Includes The Darylectones, Father John Misty, the McGarrigles, The Hold Steady, Lee Wiley, DJ Food with Ken Nordine, Pearls Before Swine, A Tribe Called Red, The Villagers, Van Dyke Parks with Claire & The Reasons, Leonard Cohen, Tony Kosinec, and The Republic Tigers.
All this in only an hour!
Episode 130 - New Acquisitions, Part 5, More Jazz lp's and cd's. Posted: September 5, 2017 - 58 minutes - 56.4 Mb -
The last Musical Therapy program before I take a few months break. Finishing up listening to those new jazz acquisitions, all a part of my own 'musical vacation'. You'll hear John McLaughlin with Penticton/Peachland resident Stu Goldberg, George Benson playing Take 5, Bob Dorough with Phil Woods and guests, Louis Armstrong in the role of European 'ambassador', Big Miller (a Kansas city 'shouter' who lived the last part of his life in Edmonton, Alberta), Woody Herman, Jeri Adams, Jane Bunnett, Bill Coon & Ron Peters, Buddy DeFranco & Dave McKenna, finishing with more from bassist Sam Jones and his 12 piece band...with tenor saxophonist Harold Vick.
Episode 129 - New Acquisitions, Part 4. More jazz LPs Posted: August 29, 2017 - 59 minutes - 55 Mb -
I'm making a good dent in the pile of recent jazz lp's in the upstairs of my house. Itr will be a relief to hear them all and cross that off my list. Therapeutic? Maybe. Some great tracks from some of the best of those albums. You'll hear Johnny Guarnieri, Clark Terry with Oscar Peterson, Jane Bunnett from her first lp, The Sam Jones 12 Piece Band with pianist Fred Hersch, Jeri Adams (an obscure Toronto singer), Zoot Sims with Joe Pass and Oscar Peterson, and the Dave Brubeck Quartet from 1955. One more Musical Therapy episode...then I take a break!
Episode 128 - New Acquisitions Part 3, Two Resilient Jazz Artists. Posted: August 22, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb -
Part 3 of my musical vacation where I play new discoveries---but this week just focusing on two jazz artists. A Toronto pianist and Gypsy refugee who just won a Juno, and an American singer/pianist who is, as we speak, playing at the Oslo Jazz Festival---at age 93. His name is Bob Dorough. Said to be the only singer who ever recorded with Miles Davis.
Episode 127 - New Acquisitions, Part 2: Jazz records and cd's Posted: August 15, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.3 Mb -
More of my musical vacation as I play music I've been meaning to listen to---jazz lp's I recently bought plus some cd's I want to explore further. Starts with Sarah Vaughan (I play two tracks from 2 different lp's), Zoot Sims, Peggy Lee & George Shearing, Oscar Moore, Joe Venuti's last recording, Jonas Kullhammar (from Sweden), and two tracks by brilliant Juno Award winning Toronto pianist, Robi Botos. One of them is a duet with Peterborough raised bassist Paul Novotny. Ending off with a delightful---and fun-- version of I Can't Get Started by Bob Dorough.
Episode 126 - New Acquisitions, Part 1, A stack of Lp's Posted: August 8, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.2 Mb -
This is the beginning of my musical vacation, where I finally give myself the opportunity listen to all those records (and a few cd's) I've bought at garage sales, thrift shops, and pawn shops over the past few months. Good therapy! This week you'll hear Joni Mitchell (from The Last Waltz), Katie Lee, George Benson, Fairground Attraction, Gordon Lightfoot, Donna O'Shaugnessy, Beach Boys, Doobie Brothers, Long John Baldry, The Royalettes, Leon McAuliffe, plus Al Harris with Wally Traugott. The latter name is a famous master engineer with Capitol Records who started out as a fiddler with The Tommy Hunter band in Canada.
Episode 125 - Connection, Part 7 Posted: August 1, 2017 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb -
The last of 7 programs about Connection, whether it be among people, time, space, spirit.....or "heart" connections. Playing some songs I wanted to play on this theme that I couldn't fit into the other 6 programs. Lots of music, not so much talk. Some people like that! 😀 Musical selections by Malcolm McLaren, Stompin' Tom Connors, Marty Robbins, Robi Botos, Lera Lynn, Teenage Fanclub, Mike and the Mechanics, The Decemberists, Bre McDaniel, Pinegrove, Rolf Harris, DVSN, and The Villagers.