Imagine NVC {Whirled Peas Café Radio}

Mondays 7a-9a

Update: Mair Alight will be in Carbondale the week of April 11-18. She will be giving workshops in NVC to local groups. Tod Kington who teaches NVC at Gaia House will be coordinating this opportunity. The finale of Mair’s visit will be a training and wrap-up at City Hall Monday April 18th at 7p as part of the monthly NonViolent Carbondale Project meeting of the HRC. This last event is free and open to the entire community. {WPC Radio}

“Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak…Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.” ~Cesar Chavez

Non Violent Communication or NVC is most associated with the work of Marshall Rosenberg.  Our special guests for today’s show were Mair Alight, an official NVC trainer and her protegé, Tod Kington. You can contact Tod through his Thursday afternoon classes that he teaches at Gaia House for more information.

Imagine John Lennon

In Dreams Roy Orbison
The Restless Consumer Neil Young
In From the Storm Lizz Wright
Army Dreamers Kate Bush
Ain’t Gonna Study War No More Leadbelly
Come Together
The Beatles
Catfish Blues BBKing
Doo Be Doo Freshlyground

Bonus Track:

Democracy Leonard Cohen


My Funny Valentine (WPC Radio Playlist: Mixed Plate Fill-In)


Melia, Kiri & Emily 2000 in Joseph, OR


Whirled Peas Café Radio {WPC Radio} filled in for DJ Melia’s Mixed Plate Tuesday, February 8th. Her birthday party that she had planned for the coming weekend got moved up. Melia’s Uncle Semika’s succumbed to cancer almost as soon as he was diagnosed. Melia will be representing our branch of the family in the tradition of fa’alavelave. Much hugging, eating and comforting will be done. Melia will represent us well on that front.

Melia’s birthday is February 14th. For the past 26 years, my Valentine’s Day has never quite been the same! That was the inspiration for tonight’s playlist. Belleruche prompted quite a few callers. One of my favorite finds this year. And quite danceable. Melia doesn’t need too much of  an excuse to dance.

We will miss her at the 15th Anniversary Ball this Saturday. I hope we won’t miss you. Tickets still available at selected locations. Visit our main website for more information.

Steady Roll Hazmat Modine
My Funny Valentine Whirimako Black
Prisoner of a Dream Walter Trout
Trouble in Mind Janis Joplin
Minor Swing Belleruche
Tightrope Janelle Monae

Let’s Dance David Bowie
My Funny Valentine Etta James
Happy Valentines Day Shemekia Copeland
Son of a Preacher Man Joan Osborn
Tutuki Te Vaka

My Funny Valentine Chaka Khan
Imagination Lizz Wright
Cold War Janelle Monae
I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass Nick Lowe
You’re Listening to the Worlds Belleruche
Strong Enough Shemekia Copeland
Don’t Let Me Down Stereophonics

Don’t Let Your Memories Janiva Magness
Aurora en Pekin Marc Ribot
Anything You Want (Not That) Belleruche
Many Moons Janelle Monae

Bonus Track:

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

For Kids’ Sake {Whirled Peas Café Radio}

Mondays 7a-9a

WPC Radio: Musical Comfort Food with a World of Spice

Thank you to Cynthia Mill for making Monday’s show so very special! Cynthia is a long-time child advocate and Big Sister in Jackson County. She shared some music, some stories, and some information. Thank you for all of the callers. Cynthia has met her own personal pledge goals. You can check out her site: Bowling For Kids Sake Team Page. The internet certainly has transformed the way we connect and support each other and the causes we believe in. If you would like to set up your own team, contact Mona for more information email or call:  618-457-6703, ext 216. If you want to come down and cheer on the teams, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson and Perry Counties will be holding two separate bowling dates:

Saturday, February 19th: SI Bowl in Carterville
Noon-2p, 2p-4p, & 4p-6p

Saturday, March 12th: Ten Pin Alley in DuQuoin
Noon-2p & 2p-4p

It takes 4-5 persons to make a team. We are still working on the possibilities of having a WDBX team representing. I can think of a few DJs that would like to express their inner “Dude.” What better cause than to support mentoring opportunities.  It takes a community to raise a radio station. A stronger community is in our mutual best interest.

UPDATE: WDBX Dudes now have an official page which is a work in progress. For every $50 donation, another DJ will bowl one for the Gipper. Pictures to follow.

Ma’Cheri Freshlyground

Coffee Shop Brian Granse

I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves

Stranger Into Starman Aimee Mann

Save the Children Marvin Gaye

God Is Love Marvin Gaye

Mercy Mercy Me Marvin Gaye

You’ve Got a Friend Randy Newman

Crazy As Me Alison Krauss

Borderline Alison Krauss

Trampled Rose Alison Krauss & Robert Plant

When Your Mind’s Made Up The Swell Season: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Tupelo Honey Wayne Toups & Zydecajun

Someone to Watch Over Me Nancy Wilson

Special Bonus Track:

Pot Belly Freshlyground

Isabella’s Half Circle


Isabella: Where Classical & Classic Meets Spiritual

Yesterday, Thursday, January 27, I subbed for Jason for 1 hour and then Noah Leverett subbed for Jason for the second hour. I can only vouch for my own stuff, and so I’m offering you this record of what I played. It was one of the most fun and relaxing experiences, and I got accolades from two friends of mine afterwards.

I led in with the Band because it sounded so southern, and it seemed like the best connection I had to Little Feat, that had just been played previously by Dave. Thank you so much to Rosie for working the board for me. I’ll be trained on the board February 19 and then won’t be so high maintenance for the others around the station to take care of. Thank you Lori for your enthusiasm and support, and for patiently welcoming me.


The Band, Up on Cripple Creek and The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down
Simon and Garfunkel, Scarborough Fair
Ali Farka Toure, Kadi, Kadi
Beau Soleil, Freemen’s Zydeco
Stevie Wonder, Master Blaster (Jammin’)
Bob Marley, Soul Almighty
Rishi Nitya Pragya, Om Namah Shivaya, Shivaya Namah Om
Joni Mitchell, For Free

Fleetwood Mac, Songbird
Beatles, Fixing a Hole
Bryan Bowers, Satisfied Mind
Allan Sherman, One Hippopotami

Isabella Take Two

Isabella: Where Classical & Classic Meets Spiritual

What qualifies as a Classic? Age only? That doesn’t seem like enough. What qualifies as music that is spiritually uplifting? When I get to the station, it feels like my purpose is that I’m playing sound, vibration, that uplifts the spirit and takes human beings to another place. Some call it a place of transcendence. Even the popular tunes can often uplift and magnify that part of the listener that is better than the mundane, everyday, seemingly constant focus on the external, material world. Striving in that physical world somehow denies who we really are, which is part of the divine.
On Tuesday, January 18, the following tunes appeared to me that they qualified as spiritually uplifting and I played them as part of my DJ training on the Random show at 4 pm… If you have feedback please let me know. I’m still working on the radio skills. Meanwhile I just hope you’ll just sit back, relax, and enjoy my taste in music. If not, I hope you’ll forgive me but the dial is always there, and you’re always welcome to come back and tune in again later. I have confidence in you, my listener, that you’ll do whatever’s best for you and that you can somehow handle the wide diversity of music contained herein.
Mozart- Eine Kleine Nachtmusic- Allegro
KD Laing- Shadowland
John Gorka- Cypress Trees

Fleetwood Mac- Dreams
Dolly Parton- Silver Dagger
Deva Premal- Yemaya Assessu
Bach Flute Sonatas- Sonate en trio pour flute, viole de gambe
Allen Sherman- Sarah Jackman
Beau Soleil- Angela’s Waltz
Bryan Bowers- Walkin’ in Jerusalem
Allman Brothers- Blue Sky
Michael Jackson- Man in the Mirror
Beatles- When I’m 64
Louis Armstrong- You Made Me Love You
Joni Mitchell- Circle Game
Stevie Wonder- I Just Called to Say I Love You
Steve Miller Band- Swingtown
Majnun- Shelter
Simon and Garfunkel- For Emily Whenever I May Find Her

Feedback {Whirled Peas Café Radio}

Mondays 7a-9a

WPC Radio: Musical Comfort Food with a World of Spice

If you are an avid listener to WDBX, then you’ve heard DaveX’s promo piece urging you to drop us a line at wdbxfeedback(at) WDBX management, board and volunteers are always looking to hear from the members. Don’t be shy. Take the time and drop us a line or give us a call…or even easier, post a comment on the blog. There is an oft-quoted old saw that states for every 1 responder there are 10…100…1000…who are thinking the same thoughts.

We can read tea leaves and consult cosmic star charts, but hearing directly from you is our preferred method of knowledge gathering. Absent the direct contact, we are not without our powers of divination. The stats page on WordPress let’s us know who is Top Author, which posts are most frequented, what outside links directed you to us, what search terms where used to find us, and what hyperlinks folks followed from our posts. It also let’s us know about pingbacks which are best illustrated: back in October I played Te Es Mon Secours by Aseline Volcy (Note: hyperlink) which at least one of my listeners hit causing a ping on their site so they gave a shout out on their page that “Whirled Pwa Kafe Radyowas playing their tunes. That would be me, Whirled Peas Café Radio {WPC Radio}.

It is terrific to hear from artists, especially when they post a comment or send us goodies to sample and play, but it is you that we spend the most time pondering. I might have a great song, but wonder if it will sound as great over your first cup of morning coffee as it would paired with your final glass of evening Cabernet. And why is it that some playlist posts are rarely referenced a week after there first posting and others are selected perennially? Snow Day is a mystery to me and to any one I’ve asked. Since that first snow day back in early December, listeners have viewed it consistently on a near daily basis. Why? I posted my thoughts this weekend in my Bottom’s Op blog. Please let me know if you have any insight on this. Success is something I like to replicate when I can.

Today’s playlist reflects your feedback. The songs, artists, and renditions were informed by feedback that I’ve gotten when you call on the studio line, chat me up on the street, or make a comment on the Whirled Peas Café FaceBook fan page. The original version of The First Cut Is the Deepest performed by a very young Cat Stevens is the winner of the September Polldaddy poll. Hope you keep on listening and clicking…for now, Peas Out! or as my friends at Camp Festus say, Peas & Bacon Grease!

Summitt Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green
Yesterday Morning Hazmat Modine
Different Goapele & Mos Def

S.O.S. Gin Wigmore
Fire Is Low Freshlyground
First Cut Is The Deepest Cat Stevens (pre-Yusuf Islam)
Postmodern World Karen Zoid

Frankly Ila Mawana
Pot Belly Freshlyground
Pastures of Plenty Medley Tennessee Ernie Ford & Odetta
Pastures of Plenty Alison Krauss & Union Station
Slumber My Darling Alison Krauss & Yo Yo Ma

Chinese Translation M. Ward
Peace Train Yusuf Islam (post-Cat Stevens)
In from the Storm Lizz Wright
The Little Song of Hope Mehran
Will the Circle Be Unbroken Johnny Cash, Roy Acuff, Levon Helm & Too Many Others to List
Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues Francine Reed
You Are My Sunshine Ray Charles & The Raylettes

Stardust Melody Louis Armstrong
Northern Girls Belleruche