“Lately it occurs to me… what a long, strange trip it’s been.”  A personal journey through a lifetime of listening.  Presented by Mike.

uniquely expressive montage  –  predominantly non-mainstream rock, modern & post-modern jazz and related styles, extraordinary pop and avant garde sounds. 

Doo wop and dub, funk and folk, psych and skronk, bluegrass and bossa nova, post-rock and pre-rock, musique concrete and bubblegum, the weird and the wonderful.  

Yes.  Both kinds of music. 

An immersive experience for imaginative and adventurous listeners who like to be engaged, excited, intrigued, and sometimes simply astonished.  Attention, thrill seekers! 

Enquiries and comments:  [email protected]                    Side trip:  Reality is Only Temporary (Monday 10.30 pm – midnight).

Quotation from the lyric by Robert Hunter (1941-2019) for The Grateful Dead’s song Truckin’  (Ice Nine Pub. Co./ASCAP) from the album American Beauty  (Warner Bros., Nov 1970). 

Find it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlWpK-65T2g            Profile picture:  image by Robert Crumb.

Listen to Latest Episodes

18 Feb 2024, 3pm

18 Feb 2024, 3pm … a long, strange trip… #452.  … i believe that all my imaginative work is composed during deep sleep… but i am very seldom aware of dreaming… for me, worse still than blindness or deafness would be sleeplessness…

11 Feb 2024, 3pm

11 Feb 2024, 3pm … a long, strange trip… #451.  … no reason to get excited…

4 Feb 2024, 3pm

4 Feb 2024, 3pm … a long, strange trip… #450.  … to play, to laugh and jump and shout… and tumble on a hillside and sing with birds and wind…

28 Jan 2024, 3pm

28 Jan 2024, 3pm … a long, strange trip… #449.  … if i could do it all over again…