Jim Melloan of “50 Years Ago This Week” has been bringing popular music from the 20th century to new audiences since RFB began. Read on for the method (and memories) behind his music madness! (That’s Jim on the left with his sisters 50 years ago, in 1971.)
“I believe that jazz can show (perhaps most astutely from the perspective of careful observer) that the nature of performance is ultimately imitative and that the boundary between improvisation and composition is dissolvable.” Ben Luton brings a poet’s ear to the genre he loves and lives for.
“I’ve always thought if you can’t laugh into the abyss, it’ll laugh into you.” Experimental pop artist Noah Dreiblatt talks to RFB’s Girl Wunder about his debut solo album, Doomscrolling, on the eve of his appearance on this week’s (05/07) Virtual Voyager!