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.

 * copyright JetSet Planet

All the action is right here on KFAI's Jet Set Planet!

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!  

Wish you could STILL get in on the action?  You can - donate here and tell 'em JSP sent you!

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!

For you Facebookers, here's the link to the Event:

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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Finally, it's the start of our fall Pledge Drive.  Do what you can do to support Community Radio!  It's easy - just go here! or call locally at 612-375-9080.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Oily Rubdown Jazz

Ok, if you haven't rubbed down your lovely lady or handsome gentleman in awhile - with a load of gooey, slick rubdown oil, smeared everywhere (careful of the new carpet!) then YOU are WAY overdue.  I mean if you rub them down they are obligated to rub YOU down!  See how it works?!!

From that section of my record library labeled "Oily, Rubdown Jazz,"  Enjoy!

Oh you can catch Lonnie and his friends on this edition of Jet Set Planet - Episode #475
(Archive available until 9/26/14 at the KFAI Audio Archives)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Love Goddess, Lawrence Welk and me - at the Sugar Shack

In episode #474 of Jet Set Planet, we meet a Love Goddess, take a Swingin’ Fling, enjoy a Hot Fudge Sundae, enter the Tension Zone and visit the Sugar Shack all in the course of 90 minutes – that’s a lot of action for an hour and a half!  Plus, Harry Breuer ditches his vibro-thingy and picks up the patch cords, knobs and knife switches of a Moog Synthesizer when we hear from his LP The Happy Moog (not to be confused with the unhappy Gnome).  Full Playlist

This episode also features a TRAIN inspired set and also includes some really poor whistling from yours truly.  PLUS we hear the Power Sleeze of Ronnie Laws, the weird time signatures of Emil Richards, and some strange vocalese by the usually staid latin guitarist Charlie Byrd.  
KFAI archives every show for up to two weeks.  This ONE available until 9/19/14. You can find archives of past shows at


Some nice comments I received during this episode of Jet Set Planet: 
"Your show is otherworldly, beautiful, and genius. You make me believe in radio. Your show makes me feel alive. Thank you."


Oh, for you Thrift Store crate diggers out there, here's one you can still score for 49 cents.  If for no other reason, bye it for his version of Sugar Shack!

Like the mighty Thor raising his hammer to the sky and calling forth lightning from the heavens, here’s Lawrence Welk, baton in hand, comfortably walking, in comfortable shoes,  making his way to the Sugar Shack.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

We Need YOU!

Ok, now before you click on a porn site, or Huffington Post, or DeadSpin to get the hell out of here, please hear me out.  KFAI is in dire need of your donations.  We are a community radio station completely separate from traditional public radio with its billions and billions.  We're the little guys who know how to curate music and present it to you in novel ways.  No machines. No robots. Real people bringing you the music they love.

Jet Set Planet is no exception. So if you like what we do up here in the Higher-Than-Fi, consider making a donation.  Your support goes directly to equipment upgrades and studio improvements.  It has a REAL impact.

Just head on over to and click on the Donate to KFAI link in the right hand corner. It's that easy.

This week's episode of Jet Set Planet - #452 "Luke Andrews, Manfred Fest, and the KFAI Spring Pledge Drive!" is now available for your listening pleasure: (audio archive available until 4/18/14)

Highlights include:
Hugo Montenegro's Lady in Cement
Herb Pilhofer's PanAm World Suite
Cal Tjader's Sunset Blvd.