Saturday, January 10, 2015

Oooo! That's Good!

Two great shows await your weekend listening pleasure!  Otherwise known as "Music to take down your decorations by."

First Up, Episode #491 where we explore the squeaky stylings of Ms. Quadine Longet as well as the Jet Setting Sounds of the Charles Randolph Grean Sounde and the Berry Lipman Orchestra.  There's lots to enjoy on this one.  Click HERE to Listen! (Audio Archive available until 1/23/15).

Also Don't miss the round-up of best vinyl finds of 2014, when guest co-host Steve Kyle joins me in the studio.  Click HERE to listen!  (Archive available until 1/16/15)

Catch all the action at Jet Set Planet!  Friday Nights at 9 on KFAI!

Be there, Aloha.

Upcoming Live DJ gigs for Glen Leslie and friends:

Saturday, January 10:  Catch the monthly Chalet Sounds of Lars Jenkins (pal of Jet Set Planet) every second Saturday of the month at Bev's Wine Bar in Minneapolis (8-midnight) 

Sunday January 11: Glen Leslie and Greg Carr will be spinning from 10am-2pm @ The Third Bird 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis  Music for French Toast, Cocktails and for planning your Winter Getaway by.

Wednesday January 28, 7:00-9:00pm: Glen Leslie @ Dead Media
3330 e. 25th st. minneapolis, mn

Saturday February 7, 1:30-430pm: Glen Leslie along with Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy @ Harriet Brewing  3036 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Latest News from the Higher-Than-Fi!

Jet Set Planet News for December & January
First off, I figured that sweaty pic of Herbie Mann would get your attention.

Second, Don't miss the last two installments of Jet Set Planet.  Episode #487 Al Hirt is Fat (Click here to listen) and Dave Robert's Christmas Special (Click here to listen).  More details available at

Last but not least, we have a number of DJ gigs coming up in December and January.  Come out and see us spin!

Sunday December 14, 10am-2pm Brunch: The Third Bird 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis

Saturday December 27, 1:30-430pm: Harriet Brewing 3036 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

Sunday January 11, 10am-2pm Brunch: The Third Bird 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis

Wednesday January 28, 7:00-9:00pm: Dead Media
3330 e. 25th st. minneapolis, mn

Saturday February 7, 1:30-430pm: Harriet Brewing  3036 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

Catch all the action at Jet Set Planet!  Friday Nights at 9 on KFAI!

Be there, Aloha.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Latest Juice from Jet Set Planet!

Jet Set Planet EXPLODES with TWO exciting new episodes!  (We also play for beer -scroll down for info on our live DJ gig coming up at Harriet Brewing!)

Episode #480 and #481: When Worlds Collide / A Man outside Sex World carries a Trombone

Join Elmar, who piloted the Jet, for Episode #480 - When World's Collide.
The Audio Archive for Episode #480 is available here until 10/31/14.  This episode contains all the hallmarks of a Sherwood B. Funn production, including songs about being "swaggered," folks songs about far-out folks, and Minna wo Tsunagu Mahou no Melody.

After the Elmarocalypse, please join Glen Leslie for  Episode #481 ~ A Man outside Sex World carries a Trombone.
Highlights include: a guy named Gunter who can ring a bell like your odorous, crazed uncle at a VFW rummage sale;  a Bert Kaempfert sighting (and it WILL surprise you); and the SpaceKraut of Boney M.  Audio Archive for Episode #481 ~   A Man outside Sex World carries a Trombone ~ available here until 11/7/14

PLUS: Join Glen Leslie and Drew Miller for KFAI's next installment of Vinyl Voices at Harriet BrewingTuesday October 28 from 6 to 9pm.

Harriet Brewing
3036 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Come on down, enjoy the great tunes and imbibe on some of the best beer in town!

I NEED to find this LP!
I DO own this one - and it's crazy Moog-y good!
An Instrumental Love Machine (not to be confused with the Hitachi Wand)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Money Feeds My Music Machine


KNXR: Get this Record!


"You're an elf with a hyperactive thyroid."

Episode #478: "That Mutinous Half-Breed is on FIRE!"
Audio Archive available here until 10/17/14

On this week's program The Bully Boys Face Off is a steel cage grudge match when we hear from their LP The Movie Scene. Also Mr Bongo Visits the Naked City, the Jankowski Singers perform for NightPeople Only, the Brass Menagerie also wants to Touch Me – what’s with these horny horns-men – Ray Bryant is the Fox Stalker, the 3 Suns play that Happy-Go-Lucky Sound, Dave Roberts and the Comanche’s team up for "This Week in Miserlou," and before the night is through, we’ll hear a SuperSet* of the Mystic Moods and a SuperSet* of a genre of Music we like to call Horkheimer – otherwise known as Music to Hustle Stars by. 

Ready, Steady, Stop. It’s Jet Set Planet on KFAI.  Consider yourself warned.

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A HUGE thanks to those who pledged their support during out recent Fall Pledge Drive!  Wow - a fantastic outpouring of support.  Mucho Gracias and all that!  As we like to say in the non-profit radio world: Money Feeds My Music Machine!   And remember: anyone who donated at least 50 bucks will get the Mystic Moods Sampler that I'm putting together from my own record collection!  

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Working the knobs at Harriet Brewing

Working the Magic at Harriet Brewing
Had a blast with the Pop Shop team as we took Harriet by storm.  And it was GREAT to meet so many fans of Jet Set Planet in person!  That was a real highlight for me!

If you haven't been to Harriet Brewing - GO!  And if you like vinyl, go on Tuesday nights and check out KFAI's Vinyl Voices' series, from 6 to 9pm.  The series is running through the year.  I'll be back at the end of October and again in early December.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Vinyl Voices Tuesday September 23 @ Harriet Brewing! 6 to 9pm!

Vinyl Voices
Tuesday September 23 @ Harriet Brewing! 6 to 9pm!

The Pop Shop's Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy (spinning 60s/70s Pop), and Glen Leslie of Jet Set Planet (spinning Exotica and Music from Outer Space) will be playing vinyl from 6-9pm this coming Tuesday at

Harriet Brewing
3036 Minnehaha Ave

Part of the Vinyl Voices Tuesday night series, the Pop Shop and Jet Set Planet will be entertaining the beer drinkers and doing their best to avoid the bottles thrown at the DJ booth.   KFAI (90.3 FM Minneapolis - 106.7 FM St. Paul) will be raffling off cool stuff, and the Ladies Love Vinyl posse will be in the house. Amazing Beer! And eats from Andrew Zimmern's Canteen too!

Please Join Us!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Getting Sheared; Getting Gabored

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Episode #475 Getting Sheared; Getting Gabored - during an Endless Bummer.  And who knew there was a cover version of a tune from the Seven Golden Men Soundtrack!

In this episode of Jet Set Planet, we track down Gabor Szabo doing a version of Some Velvet Morning!  That's worth the price of admission right there!  Plus Jimmy McGriff proves he's a Mean Machine and Harry Betts rides out the Endless Bummer.
This episode also features the debut of Lonnie Liston Smith on the program!  When you need an oily rubdown, this is the guy to call!
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