Author: Ishmael Katz

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Please join me on the air tomorrow as I play songs for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  I have found a wide range of music related to Dr. King and the civil rights movement.  From Mighty Sparrow to Sweet Honey on the Rock to Dr. King himself and Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act […]

Annual Buddha’s Enlightenment Show. Sacred and amusing songs around Buddha, Zen and the like. Learn a little about Buddhism as well. The picture is of my first Zen teacher, Roshi Philip Kapleau who wrote the first book by an American that helped students learn how to sit in zazen (zen meditation). His book, ‘The Three […]

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

With Ishmael Katz Join me Thursday, Nov. 7 from 2-4 pm as I explore the sound of the female voice. I’ll be playing the women whose voices I would listen to if the only music I could listen to for the rest of my life would be these singers. See how it compares with your […]

Please join me for The 5th Annual Buddha;s Enlightenment Show on WSLR 96.5 FM and www.wslr.org….It’s a little bit info about Buddhism and a lot of songs, funny and deep about Zen , Buddhism, Enlightenment from artists you’ve hear of (Van Morrison, Dave Brubeck, Joseph Campbell, David Bowie, Cat Stevens) and some you probably don’t […]

Join me Thursday, May 17 from 2-4 pm (that’s 8-10  pm Hamburg time) for my bon voyage show before I head to Europe for the summer. I am dedicating the show to my sweetie , Katharina, who I will meet soon in Germany. So…the theme is songs by and about Kates, Katharinas, etc.  I got […]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Join me Thursday, Jan. 18 for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. special.  Hear a variety of artists take on this great peacemaker.  Eclectricity airs from 2-4 pm and can be heard for two weeks on Archive.  Turn On; Tune In and don’t Drop Out….thanks, Ishmael

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I’ll be hosting this week from 2-4 pm on Thursday, Dec 7 .  The first hour will be the 4th Annual ‘Buddha’s Enlightenment’ show.  The actual date of his awakening under the Bodhi Tree is Dec. 8 and is called Rohatsu (8th day of the 12th month). The second hour will be songs related to […]

I’ll be telling the story of the Carter Family in word and song on this edition of Eclectricity.  It is an amazing story which is multi-generational and covers decades in their various incarnations.  You’ll learn about The Bristols Sessions; Border Radio and how Johnny Cash first heard June Carter singing.  Hope you can listen in […]

I’m back on the air  with some far out west tunes.   Thanks to everyone who donated during the Spring Fund Drive and to Susan Runyun for letting me host the next couple of shows.  Turn on (your radio or computer);  tune in (to Eclectricity on your community radio station) and you don’t have to […]


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