An hour-long retrospective of the year–an explosive, emotional mix of the
sounds, music and events of the past twelve months,
“A Shortcut Through 2007″ opens with an introduction by the late
sonic pioneer, Karlheinz Stockhausen and ends with a coda from Pakistan’s
Blending the concerns with our fragile social and ecological state with
the clash between celebrity and fame at any cost,
the perilous drive to succeed in politics, business and sports by any means
necessary, with answers to the question-”What will you remember about 2007″
Featuring commentary from Art Buchwald, Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Marcel
Marceau, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Falwell, Gerald Ford, Woody Allen, Ricky Gervais,
Don Imus, Oprah Winfrey, Rev. Al Sharpton, Britney Spears, Lindsay
Lohan, Paris Hilton, Brad Pitt, Tony Soprano and family, George W. Bush,
Michael C. Hall, Baraka Obama,
Joe Torre, George Mitchell, Barry Bonds, Larry King, Roger Clemens, Anna
Nicole Smith and many others.
Music from Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Dre Dog, Bruce Springsteen,
The Real Tuesday Weld, Peter Bjorn and John, Forro In The Dark (featuring
David Byrne), Iron and Wine, The Sandpipers (with Phil Rizzuto, Tommy Henrich,
Roy Campanella & Tommy Henrich), Boots Randolph, Boris “Bobby Pickett,
Freddie Scott, Oscar Peterson,
Ike & Tina Turner, Max Roach, Joe Zawinul (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy), Robert
Goulet, Luther Ingram, Dakota Staton
Tributes to Luciano Pavarotti, Lady Bird Johnson, Porter Wagoner, Lee Hazelwood,
Hilly Kristal (CBGB), Evel Knievel, Grace Paley, Don Herbert (Mr. Wizard),
Ingmar Bergman,Michelangelo Antonioni, Merv Griffin, Tom Snyder, Joey Bishop,
Tom Poston, Calvert DeForest (Larry Bud), Charles Nelson Reily, Al Viola,
Denny Doherty, Eric Von Schmidt, Teresa Brewer and many more.
Produced by Peter Bochan
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***** Amusing, Political, Sound Rich
"The yearly Shortcuts series has become a genuine pubradio tradition--
something we radio folk look forward to, secure in knowledge our listeners
are gonna love it. It's a musical voxpop & sound-bite tour of the past
year, and a tour de force of sonic-editing sweat, song, speech, and segue.
2007's Shortcuts got it all: global warmth, Imus' hot seat, The Sopranos
swan song, steroids in baseball, and Bhutto's assassination. Instant nostalgia,
history and overview. Weeks after we broadcast the 2006 Shortcuts we were
still getting gushing listener calls" "What was that great hour you played
with news-clips and pop-culture and music and all kinda mixed together and..."
etc., etc. Shortcuts is an annual audio extravaganza and audience pleaser.
(Producer) Barrett Golding , KGLT
January 4, 2008