Monday, February 06, 2006

Dance, Dance, Dance! (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)

Felix Hernandez has the BEST classic soul radio show. EVER. (Editor's note: Am I doling out too many superlatives too early in my lil' blog's history? Perhaps. But maybe that's because I want to write about the stuff that excites me the most right off the bat. So sue me.)

Anyway, you can hear - wait, let me restate that, you MUST hear - Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue, the BEST classic soul radio show EVER, on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm on WBGO-FM 88.3* (sans commercials) and on WRKS-FM 98.7 (avec commercials). The fact you can hear Felix play this kind of music on a Saturday and a Sunday makes NYC weekend life worth living, quite frankly. (I've heard the show described as "perfect car-washing music". Which is right on the money, but it's alot more than that too. It's kinda like defining Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town" as perfect pinball-playing music. Of course, but... there's so much more to it!)

And Felix - god bless 'im - is always taking his show to the stage, deejaying his blissfully fun dance parties late into a weekend night. The music is soulful and danceable and perfect, and the audience - a "gorgeous mosaic" (to quote former mayor Dinkins) of all ages and races - is in heaven. He's got two shows coming up this weekend: at the Celebrate Brooklyn Winter Souljam Dance Party at the Brooklyn Lyceum on Friday Saturday 10 and his Valentine's Dance at Roseland on Saturday February 11. (Click on the links for details.)

* (WBGO, which is a very very fine classic jazz/NPR station out of Newark NJ, is holding their fund-raising drive at the moment. Why they're doing it at the exact time as WNYC, I'll never know. Anyway, they deserve your donations too.)

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