Down the Music Rabbit Hole (Episode #138)

I finally got around to watching, “Sex and Broadcasting: A Film About WFMU”, a documentary about one of the finest and most eclectic independent and freeform radio stations around—the ever-evolving WFMU. If you ever wonder how WFMU came to be, where its freeform DNA originated, as well as the ongoing challenges and struggles it has to overcome just to keep afloat, this documentary more than covers those bases. Here is a link to all the places you can stream and/or purchase this documentary

Beatles PBS Documentary

Ever wonder what the secret sauce is behind a lot of the Beatles memorable tunes (were any not memorable?)? Well, PBS just aired during fund drive time a fabulous BBC documentary that focused exclusively on the Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band titled, Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution hosted by Howard Goodall. Unfortunately, this documentary doesn’t appear to be available, yet, for viewing or purchase. A drag, because this is an outstanding dive into the details behind how the Beatles composed several of the more memorable Sgt. Peppers tracks. If you can find it, watch it.

In the meantime, via the wonders of YouTube, you can watch a different documentary, also hosted by Howard Goodall, that covers a number of Beatles classic and goes under-the-hood to look at how they did what they did. Vastly entertaining and easy to watch—no previous music knowledge needed, but you will likely learn something you didn’t know before. Great stuff!