Author Archives: Roger Catlin

Capital Radio, 3-20: The First Day of Spring

A prerecorded Capital Radio celebrates today’s first day of spring with music from 17 artists, from Ella Fitzgerald to Fontaines D.C. There was some newish music from Belle & Sebastian, Iggy Pop and Beck. Noted the birthdays of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, born this day in 1915; Lee “Scratch” Perry (1936) and Jerry Reed (1937). And […]

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Capital Radio 3-13: Daylight to St. Paddy’s

A prerecorded Capital Radio starts with songs about Daylight Saving Time, and daylight and time and moving ahead (even if only for an hour) — with selections from the Kinks, the Byrds, Daft Punk, Dooley Wilson and Drive By-Truckers, among others.  Then a brief salute to Neil Sedaka on his 84th birthday — and an […]

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‘Randy Rhoads: Reflection of a Rock Icon’

Hard rock fans know the name of Randy Rhoads, the exciting young guitarist who had shredded his way to center stage in Ozzy Osbourne’s first post-Black Sabbath solo band, a co-writer of “Crazy Train” and a standout on the two albums he blazed and helped co-write and co-produce, “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a […]

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‘TV Eye’ Takes a Little Break

The ol’ blog takes a little break during a period of travel. Hope to see you at the end of the month, with the cherry blossoms in full bloom!

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

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Joni Mitchell Wins Gershwin Prize

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize of Popular Music, in its 16 years has reliably been a solid night of tribute to a deserving artist and an anticipated D.C. event even after it moved from the intimate confines of the East Room of the White House to the nearby Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution […]

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Wednesday TV: ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’

Think of it as “The Bachelor” in plaid work shirts. “Farmer Wants a Wife” (Fox, 9 p.m.),based on a British format, had come to U.S. TV before on the CW five years ago. It’s back again, now on a different network, with in has four men of the soil pausing to consider some of the […]

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Tuesday TV: Smithsonian’s New ‘ArtNation’

The new eight-part series “ArtNation” (Smithsonian, 10 p.m.) collects features from “60 Minutes” and “CBS Sunday Morning” about artists like Bradfield, above, but also actors, dancers and musicians. It’s hosted by Demin Richards of “Yellowstone” fame and accompanies “The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist” (Smithsonian, 9 p.m.), the reality competition that was made for […]

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Capital Radio 3-6-23: Wayne, Joni & David

Jazz giant Wayne Shorter, who died last week at 89, was celebrated in songs from Miles Davis, Weather Report and some of the pop songs to which his sweet sax contributed, from The Rolling Stones to Norah Jones. He also had a long musical connection to Joni Mitchell, who happened to be honored here last […]

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Monday TV: New HBO Series, ‘Rain Dogs’

Something a little unexpected is the British import ”Rain Dogs” (HBO, 10 p.m.), as gritty as the Tom Waits song title it uses, about a down-on her-luck working class mom in London and her gay friend, freshly sprung from prison. Daisy May Cooper and Jack Farthing star.  It comes alongside the second season with the […]

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