Radio Free Disneyland – Episode 1 – The Discovery of Disneyland
Radio Free Disneyland is a curated music podcast that tells the stories of the Disneyland Resort in a unique and tuneful way. Using Disney music, not-so-Disney music, and definitely-not-Disney music to tell the stories of the “lands,” their origins, and their citizenry. Real and imagined. Usually with a backbeat.
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Act 1 Show Notes:
Show Opening Sound Logo (Audio Montage)
Recording: Overture: M. Gustave H
Artist: Alexandre Desplat
Album: Grand Budapest Hotel Original Sountrack
Artist: The Cellar & Point
Thanks to these fine artists for setting the tone of the Podcast. Discover their music via the buttons.
Intercepted Transmission 7/17/55 (Audio Montage)
Recording: Hall of Trade Unions, Moscow
Artist: Thomas Newman
Album: Bridge of Spies Soundtrack (2015)
Recording: Dedication of Disneyland
Artist: Walt Disney
Album: The Legacy Collection-Disneyland
I Can’t Live Without My Radio
Recording: I Can’t Live Without My Radio
Artist: Halloween Alaska
Album: Too Tall To Hide
A smooth and soulful cover of the LL Cool J’s Hip Hop anthem. Halloween Alaska is a Minnesota-based band consisting of James Diers, Jake Hanson, Bill Shaw, and David King. All of the group’s members live in the Twin Cities.
Recording: Radio Nowhere Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: The Essential Bruce Springsteen
Various Static (Audio Montage)
Contains excerpts of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, Toni Basil’s “Mickey” in Spanish, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the battle cry of the 1960s iconic Los Angeles radio 93-KHJ. Boss Radio’s iconic non-sequitur “Tina Delgado is alive, alive!” was the invention of DJ “The Real Don Steel.”
This cut also contains Artisanal Radio Static.
Vauxhall Bridge (with voice over)
Recording: Vauxhall Bridge
Artist: Thomas Newman
Album: Spectre Original Soundtrack (2015)
Deejay contemplates the futility of his assignment.
Artists of the Week – Los Lobos
Deep Dossier: On America, Xenophobia and Los Lobos: Dream In Blue
No Depression – Easy Ed’s Broadside Review of Chris Morris’ Los Lobos bio-book.
Recording: Once Upon A Dream
Artist: Lana Del Rey
Composers: Sammy Fain and Jack Lawrence
Album: Disney’s Maleficent Original Soundtrack
A song so nice, we played it twice. Hey, it’s Briar Rose’s Park.
On The Porch and the Phone With Sam Gennawey
Sam Gennawey uses his unique cross section of qualifications to dissect the China Closet porch of Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A.
Sam is the author of The Disneyland Story: An Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream, Walt and the Promise of Progress City, and Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry. Sam is also a contributor to Planning Los Angeles and other books as well as a columnist for the popular MiceChat website.
His unique point of view has brought speaking invitations from Walt Disney Imagineering, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the American Planning Association, the California Preservation Foundation. He is currently a Senior Associate at the planning firm of KPA.
Recording: I’m Gonna Tell You This Story One More Time
Artist: Béla Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio
Album: Across the Imaginary Divide
Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces
Recording: Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces
Artist: The Jayhawks
Album: Paging Mr. Proust
The Story of The Story
Hefner and Disney
Recording: Hefner and Disney Artist: T-Bone Burnett
Album: Proof Through The Night
The master record producer and maker of high profile movie soundtracks gets a little mixed up here, in this tune from his singer-songwriter period.
Or… is he trying to say something about instant wish fulfillment?
To: Radio Free Disneyland Air Staff
From: Station Command
Subject: Use of Deceptive Call Signs
In a critical effort to obscure our presence in California, Radio Free Disneyland will, beginning to immediately, use the call signs and on air collateral of vintage broadcast outlets at all appropriate opportunities.
Your Dear Leaders
Walking In The Park
Recording: Walking In The Park
Artist: Muddy Waters
Album: The Chess Story 1947-1975
The Wisdom of the Ancients. Muddy takes a stroll.
Station Sign-Off (Audio Montage)
WABC, now a part of the Empire, puts the station to bed.
When You Wish Upon A Star
Recording: When You Wish Upon A Star
Artist: Gretchen Peters
Album: The Essential Gretchen Peters
Show End Sound Logo (Audio Montage)
Next Episode: Episode 2: My Way Or The Highway (Cars Land)
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