Episode #2652

The Bushy-Wushy Rag

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Phillip K. Bimstein uses an organic approach to digital samples, building pieces around stories told through speech, sound effects, and a singular musical wit. We’ll hear works about cows that roam and moo next to Bimstein's home, sin and salvation in Las Vegas, and about baseball. Listen to a special favorite, which focuses on the charming beer vendor Robert Logan, who calls himself "Bushy Wushy the Beer Man." For more than forty years, Bushy Wushy sold beer in Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. In "The Bushy-Wushy Rag," Bimstein fuses music, voices (including Jack Buck's call of a famous home run by Ozzie Smith) and sounds to create a musical narrative that celebrates baseball in St. Louis. "That's a winner!"

PROGRAM # 2652, Classical Sampling (First aired on Tuesday 3/13/07)





Phillip Bimstein

Larkin Gifford's Harmonica

The Bushy Wushy Rag [14:00]
Casino [13:00]

Starkland #214*

Steve Reich

City Life, New York Counterpoint, etc. (Ensemble Modern)

City Life [22:00]

BMG #66549 *** Also try*

Comments [1]

Barbara J. Greenberg from New York, New York

My sister and I attend the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin. I've enjoyed them all, but I wanted to send an extra thank you for Night in the Old Marketplace, which was brilliant.
Looking forward to the concert on the 8th-

Apr. 24 2008 10:27 PM

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