Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sly Stone on KCRW-FM 89.9- Monday at 11 a.m

I was checking L.A. Friday column and see that Sly Stone, of the band, Sly and the Family Stone, the rock/r&b/funk star or whatever category he might fit, will be on the radio Monday morning. "Sly on Memorial Day. KCRW’s Chris Douridas interviews Sly Stone on Monday at 11 a.m." (link: Sly Stone on KCRW- during "Morning Becomes Eclectic" ) (Ed. note: this is now available as a podcast)

The interview of Sly will be about his personal history and career. I think it will be a recorded interview, but it might be live in the 11 a.m. hour. Here is a major talent that could have left a bigger mark in music history if he had been less of an artist and free spirit and more of a business man. That he did leave his mark as strongly as he did, even with his quirky bits of irresponsiblity speaks strongly to how talented a person he was in the music industry.

If you know about Sly Stone, you will know he has a reputation of being unreliable and missing shows and such for assorted reasons, and there was drug involvement affecting his life, as I recall. If you hear his music, you will see what his creative talent is about and hear that distintive sound. Sly and the Family Stone was a band with a powerful, very dynamic sound, that was an influence on many later groups. The band's songs often carried relevant social messages of the day.

KCRW FM from Santa Monica is at 89.9 on the FM dial. The home page is interesting as it doesn't show that frequency anywhere on the page, at least not very prominently so as to be noticed.