Author Howard Bloom & Gary U.S. Bonds Up Next on THE SOUNDS OF FILM


Gary U.S. Bonds had his first smash hit in 1960 with the relentless pounder "New Orleans.”

The follow-up was the now legendary 'party' record, "Quarter to Three," a number one hit with a spirit and energy that would eventually inspire and influence a generation. In fact, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame lists "Quarter to Three" as one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Over the next three years, Gary co-wrote and recorded hit after good-time hit; "School is Out," "School is In," "Dear Lady Twist," "Twist, Twist Senora," "Seven Day Weekend" and others. He performed throughout the world, rising to a status so high that on a 1963 tour of Europe, he headlined above a group of relative newcomers... The Beatles.


Airs Thursday, March 2, from 6-8 PM. 

Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp of the National Air and Space Museum Interview on Captain Phil's Planet!


Join Captain Phil on Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 at 3:00 PM for an interview with Margaret Weitekamp, Chair for the Space History Department at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Margaret also oversaw the Smithsonian restoration of the USS Enterprise Model from the original 1960s Star Trek Series.

Then stay tuned for the best new Progressive Rock during the 4:00 PM hour!


Airs Thursday, February 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. 

MIXED TAPE TRILOGY Director Up Next on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Director Kathleen Ermitage Talks MIXTAPE TRILOGY on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music explores one of the most intense and unique relationships between people who rarely meet: music artists and their fans. Folk-rock icons The Indigo Girls openly share their journey, which has powerfully influenced the life of their biggest fan. Composer and pianist Vijay Iyer examines issues of immigration and race through his music; his work touches the heart of Garnette, a “man of the streets” from Kingston, Jamaica. Rapper and activist Talib Kweli inspires and transforms the life of Mike, a “Hip Hop” architect from Detroit. The director unpacks the music, inviting the audience to fall into it. The art of listening unfolds and inspires us to listen to music and, perhaps, each other in new ways.


Airs Thursday, February 16, 6-8 PM.

Destinies Promo, 2/17/23

This week, Destinies visits the Marvel Cinematic Universe, explores the cosmos, and seeks advice from an elder god.
Tune in Friday night, and salute the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania by learning why Scott Lang went to prison in chapter two of Marvel's Ant-Man, read by McCloud Andrews, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler, as well as a Soundtrack Spotlight on Christophe Beck's score for Ant-Man and the Wasp
Christina M. Rau reads her poem "An Intense Event of Galactic Proportions."
And, Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a Peeping Thomasina.
Friday, February 17th, at 11:30 PM.
Hosted by Howard Margolin, with Patrick Thomas and Christina M. Rau.

Manuel Göttsching Part 3 on Melting World. Sunday, February 19, 12-3 AM.

Join The Melting World on Saturday night at midnight (12am on Sunday, February 19) for the last of three shows dedicated to the music of Krautrock pioneer and German electronic music innovator Manuel Göttsching (1952-2022).

We will play his most influential composition “E2-E4” in its entirety. Composed on the fly and performed live in one take on all analog synthesizers, sequencers, drum machines and his Gibson SG. Recorded on a two track machine on 12/81 with two chords, synthesizer and guitar sections.

The improvised synth lines are continuously altered with quick changes in filters, envelopes and oscillators. No overdubs, eq or mixing effects, it stayed unreleased until 1984, where it later became the bridge between analog synthesizer music of the 70’s and the techno and house genres that followed. Music from his bands Ash Ra Temple from the 2000 reunion and a track from Ashra recorded in 1997 at KLEM, the Dutch electronic music festival. Ending the program we will feature collaborations from German ambient composer Mathias Grassow in the cosmic hour.