On your radio

I’ll be on WSUM, 97.1 FM at 10pm this Friday night, spinning prog records and talking math with a student of mine on Progressive Rock Radio. I actually know very little about prog beyond the Yes, Kansas, and Genesis records of my youth, so please feel free to suggest ace tracks in comments.

Update: You can download the show here.

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6 thoughts on “On your radio

  1. Douglas says:

    How about “B.U.G.” by Ruins? Or something from Magma’s “Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh”? Would Robert Wyatt’s “Sea Song” count?

  2. David Brown says:

    Don’t forget Rush! There’s a canonical forum for prog rock: http://www.progarchives.com/.

  3. Richard says:

    Math on the radio? Geez, even on public radio it’s rare to hear anyone talk about mathematics. Way to go!

    I can’t help you with progressive rock though. I think I skipped over that period. Or that period skipped over me. Have fun!

  4. Paul says:

    What math topics did you talk about?

  5. Greg Martin says:

    Maybe some Supertramp (“The Logical Song”) and Electric Light Orchestra (“Mr. Blue Sky”)?

  6. Adolfo Quirós says:

    I would say King Crimson is one of the founder of progressive rock and “In The Court Of The Crimson King” is a must.

    As for math in radio, my colleague Raúl Ibañez goes on air every thursday at 19:30 (Bilbao time) in Radio Euskadi (meaning “Basque Country Radio”, the name in Basque is Euskadi Irratia). Sometimes he has a guest. I was there last year talking about electoral methods right at the time when you were about to elect Obama.

    If you read Spanish, you can check it out in http://www.blogseitb.com/graffiti/category/matematicas/

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