-COVID-19 Resources as discussed on Community in Quarantine

I am co-hosting a radio program, Community in Quarantine, on Seattle’s KBFG, 107.3 FM (www.kbfgSeattle.org), which I hope is temporary.  (Meaning, we plan to air this show throughout the quarantine, and I hope that cannot be permanent.)  We invite listeners to call in and talk about how they are coping, what they do to stay busy, and sane.  Maybe our listeners have hints to keep their kids occupied whilst they work from home; whatever people want to talk about.  We have this show, live Saturdays 9-11am Seattle time.  You can call us during the week and leave a message with your story, and we’ll use the recording, or you can call us live — 202-798-1086

During the course of the show, among other things, we talk about available resources on the Internet, and, in case you are slow to pick up all the details, as I am, we provide herein links to those resources that we’ve either talked about on the radio show, Community in Quarantine, or we’ve meant to discuss.

You can leave comments below, and I may use those on the show, too.

(and all the formatting for the numbered lists looks crappy because WordPress’s HTML editor is stupid.)


Community in Quarantine more notes  (2 May 2020)


1. new Bob Dylan song, “Murder Most Foul”


We did not get to the this on the show, but I still hope we’ll talk about the song.  It is a worthy exercise to spend some time with this song, review the lyrics, ponder what is said, and what is meant.  This is one of those songs where the exercise can be repeated several times.

Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. – Bob Dylan  (released midnight, 27 March 2020)


2.  Wayward Music Series

Typically offering 10 evenings a month in Wallingford’s Chapel Performance Space, the Wayward Music Series has moved to virtual offerings, temporarily, we hope.

With the Chapel Performance Space closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series now moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is curating and commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of exclusive material.




3.  Bandcamp yesterday (waived fees to artists, so they received full commission!)

From the minor haul, Kent played the following:

  • Hair and Space Museum – “Peel it Open”
  • Megan Ihnen – “Bound V”
  • Goat Girl – “Viper Fish” (did I?  or did I only play the two?)


4.  Live Music Project will celebrate its 6th birthday on Monday, 4 May. Virtual this year; there will be a science lecture, music, and this year, a follow-along yoga instruction that you can do in your living room as they livestream.  For more information, go to the calendar on livemusicproject.org, or on Facebook search “Live Music Project”.


5.  Bang on a Can Marathon

Sunday, May 3, 2020 (PDT) @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm



6.  Skyline Sessions from Houston Public Media



7.  Frowzy is an excellent word. Preferred spelling is “frowsy”, but some radio personalities have a thing for the letter ‘z’.


Items above were prepared prior to the show; items below were organically discussed by the hosts and telephone guests.


8. Alan Lomax has an archive of recordings at the Library of Congress



9. Also, the Library of Congress has launched an Open-Source Hip-Hop Sampling Tool



10.  Playing for Change with Lukas Nelson



11.  The Tilth Alliance (formerly Seattle Tilth?) at Wallingford’s Good Shephard Center

This year, on-line shopping and pick-up is the method.  No strolling and browsing.  Of course, you’ll protect your hair from getting frowzy in the wind and rain.



12.  Japanese Cultural Community Center of Washington Seattle

The have an archive of vinyl records confiscated from Japanese-Americans as they were being interred to concentration camps.



13.  Panama Hotel in Seattle’s International District has a basement museum of interest to the history of internment of Japanese-Americans




14.  On the Brink, a movie about Seattle’s Central District


should also be available in the KTCS / PBS archives on their website.