Eclectopia

Fridays 10pm & Sundays 12am

From the Greek , meaning to select, and meaning place, Eclectopia is the place for eclectic contemporary music. Now celebrating its 13th year on the air, it was the first of its kind on WVPB. After years on Sunday, a very slow night for radio, it has been moved to a prominent Friday at 10 slot, between Mountain Stage and World Cafe.

One kind listener remarked that host Jim Lange is "the mad scientist of cool music."

Run For the Cover(s)!

Jan 5, 2014
RealWorld Records

To cover a song is not to copy it note for note or sound for sound. This is just mimicry, not artistry. An artist has to find their own voice within the song and doing so, create a successful reinterpretation. In turn, we learn something new.

Icy Music

Dec 2, 2013
Wikimedia Commons

Percussionists- let's tip our hats to them.

Drummers, per se, have been the butt of many a joke over the years, but the percussionist, a slightly more subtle animal, has to be given kudos. They have been a major force in moving music forward since the early part of the 20th century.

SIDEBAR: A drummer, in the most confined definition, is someone who plays a kit, a drum set. A percussionist, by my own definition, is someone who plays a wide variety of percussion instruments. That's the distinction for me. No emails, thanks.

Sting Goes Broadway

Sep 19, 2013
Yancho Sabev

  Sting is a musical icon of mine. That being stated, it pains me to recognize that his solo work is a largely uneven affair ranging from the sublime to the outright dreadful. The first couple of albums were full of fire and conviction. Listen to those albums and Sting sounds like he's singing for his life.

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