Monday, July 20, 2015

Spin Cycle

I've known Sal Maida for almost a quarter of a century. We worked together, listened to music together and traded stories until we laughed so hard, we cried. A fantastic bass player and an even better raconteur, Sal Maida's knowledge of music from the basics to the minute, dwarfs just about anyone else I know.

Now, he hosts "Spin Cycle," a two-hour show on Little Water Radio. The man was made for this.

The show airs on Fridays from 2PM- 4PM. Check out the archives, especially his July 3rd tribute to British bass players. (The American bass players tribute aired on July 17th, but has not been archived as of yet, so check back.) This show will not disappoint. Maida plays tunes from the sublime to the ridiculously obscure without a lemon in the bunch. And you will learn something. I did. Like for instance, I had no idea The Isley Brothers covered Paul Revere & The Raiders. How did I miss that?

I don't like giving friends shout-outs unless I mean it.

Give Spin Cycle a listen. It's good for ya.


whattawino said...

Yes! Spin Cycle is a total blast....Sal Maida made a very cool happening on Friday afternoons.....down by the river. Jump in, y'all!

hpunch said...

Thanks for the tip. I can't wait to hear it.
Sal is a major talent and a true professor of music. It should be even better than you described.
Funny timing, last night I watched an entire Sparks concert on Youtube with Mr. Maida on bass from the Big Beat era. What a band.

steve simels said...

For obvious reasons, I think Sal Maida should play this.