Marc Applegate

Announcer/Producer

I am a carbon-based life form from the planet Earth who specializes in making noise. I have been audible since 1951. Early on I laughed, cried and gurgled, then, to the dismay of many; I spent several years talking until I stopped long enough to hear a better way of making noise from the Beatles. Since then I've made noise with guitar, bass and voice. Those noises supported me for many years and took me across the US and to Europe.


My politics are between Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs and my philosophies have been shaded by Alan Watts, Baba Ram Dass, and The Firesign Theater.


The last decade I've played early blues and rags and, due to limited demand for those, I've had time to make noise on KUNC and share my primary love-music. I like Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Hot Tuna, The Grateful Dead and kind people.

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9:00am

Sat December 15, 2012
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Hot Tuna

Hot Tuna, 1972. In front, left to right are Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, founders and former Jefferson Airplane members. In back are Papa John Creach and Sammy Piazza
Grunt Records Wikimedia - Creative Commons

Each era seems to have someone who has the ability to draw fans of the primary music choice of the times toward the Blues.

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9:09am

Sat December 8, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: The Rhythm Kings And A Roomful of Blues

Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings playing in Germany, 2009
Jacco Barth Creative Commons

Two lists of some of the biggest names in Blues and music, and the bands they've played together in. Sometimes, the Blues is remembered for individual legends, but when Blues talent gets together?

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9:52am

Sat December 1, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Eastwood's 'Piano Blues'

Screencap from Clint Eastwood's 'Piano Blues' with Ray Charles
YouTube.com

Last week we checked out the soundtrack album for the Martin Scorsese produced movie, Lightning in a Bottle, created for the 2003 Year of the Blues. That was only one of the films Scorsese produced for The Year of the Blues.

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9:00am

Sat November 24, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: A Look Back At 'Lightning In A Bottle'

Credit Sony

This will be one of those ‘I can’t believe it was that long ago’ moments. In a little over two months the official “Year of the Blues” will be 10 years in the past.

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9:00am

Sat November 17, 2012
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Craig Chaquico And A 'Fire Red Moon'

The cover to Craig Chaquico's latest 'Fire Red Moon'
Blind Pig Records

Sacramento California’s Craig Chaquico was born into a musical home. It was inevitable that Craig would play something and, since he grew up in the 1960s, there is little surprise that he chose guitar.

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