Show Sponsors:San Francisco Arts & Crafts
7 pm - 8 pm
host: Dave Robbins
Street performance. Edgy, fresh, absolutely non-mainstream. A touch of the outlaw.
Dave Robbins grew up a British army brat, traveling the whole time from the Far East to Germany and a lot of places in between, changing schools almost yearly. After graduating at 16, I spent many years wandering from one rock concert to another, such as The Isle of Wight, Hyde Park, and Knebworth. I had wild days as a biker, spent time at a Buddhist Temple and studied martial arts for a short time in Holland . I have lived in Sonoma Valley for 27 years and California for 31. I am a writer, poet, guitar player, and am involved with Sebastiani Theater’s Witchy Poo every Halloween as Skeleton Jack. I have worked in nearly every field imaginable including a stint with Virgin Records during the New Wave renaissance in the late 70s where I got to hang around with people like The Sex Pistols, The Clash, etc. Over the years, I have seen everyone from Hendrix to Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Stones, etc. My strongest influence and near-obsession is Dylan, but there are many others, such as Gary Snyder and Dylan Thomas, I have experienced almost everything and keep my eyes and ears open.
I have regular listeners around the world and have enjoyed the company of many live in-studio guests. On my radio spot, I only play non-mainstream music or poetry, and play tracks by artists as diverse as Tom Waits and Johnny Clegg, Joan Armatrading and Peter Rowan. You will never hear The Eagles, Stevie Nicks, U2, not ever, NEVER!!!! I play music from locals, overseas, obscure tracks from better known artists but no hits. I have had excellent music sent to me from Australia and the UK amongst other places that won’t get played anywhere else. Have you ever heard of Flipron from UK, Polar Sounds from Australia, Hugh Magowan from USA, Noah Churchill from Sonoma, and Don’t Die Cindy from Florida? These are some of the examples to be heard and enjoyed Thursday evenings.
The genre doesn’t matter; the art is paramount. March to the beat of your own drum!