Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sophisticated Boom Boom: Turkish female folk-rock, pop + psychedelia from the 60s + 70s with guest DJ Kornelia Binicewicz

On this Friday’s episode of Sophisticated Boom Boom, I’ve got the world’s most passionate + dedicated collector of 60s + 70s Turkish female artists—Kornelia Binicewicz, who followed her love of Turkish femme sounds from Krakow to Istanbul in the hot pursuit of the original 45s and LPs. She has since become an expert on these forgotten women, and runs a web project called Ladies On Records—60s and 70s Female Music in order to spread the word on these rare records, songs + artists. We’ll be playing a mix of Turkish female folk-rock, pop + psychedelia that Kornelia made exclusively for Sophisticated Boom Boom, and chat with her about how and why she fell so hard for this overlooked part of Turkey’s musical history.  Please tune into WFMU from 3pm – 6pm EST this Friday March 3rd, 2017 for this very exciting Turkish special! After Sophisticated Boom Boom, I’ll be making a dash from WFMU HQ to the Warsaw in Brooklyn, for NY Night Train’s Soul Clap & Dance-Off 10th Anniversary Live Review. The unbelievable line-up includes Irma Thomas, Maxine Brown, Baby Washington, Archie Bell, and so many buy lorazepam online india more fantastic soul legends. It looks … Read more

Through the Winter

Long time no see! I’m just beginning to emerge from these turbulent, trying winter months, where project deadlines, the flu, and moving house all seemed to hit me at once. And in the midst of all the chaos, Trump issues his Muslim travel ban, and I discover that I, a greencard holder born in Iran, am included in this ban. I was warned that if I leave the US—my home since my family fled Iran in 1979—there would be no guarantee that I’d be able to return. Your first thought is “Meeeeee?!!!! A threat???!!!!” And then your fury + fear evolves into tears + self-pity and then ultimately to a more personal understanding of the millions of innocent people throughout history who have been targeted for their race, religion, sexual preference, etc, with no regard for who they are as individuals. And that famous Martin Niemoller quote that’s being tossed around quite a lot these days all of a sudden becomes more relevant to you than ever….. First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and … Read more