Last night one more Prog & Roll radio show came online the usual hour at the usual internet radio station. As I had announced from before, we had the pleasure to have with us on the chat box the Israelian musician/composer and producer, Mr. Yossi Sassi, the former member and leader of the Israelian Ethnic Metal band Orphaned Land. Yossi has been following a solo career for some years now, and a few months ago he released his 3rd studio album Roots and Roads.
Altogether, we spend a very pleasant 2 hours, by listening to music and chatting through the chat box. Both us and our listeners had many questions for Yossi, some serious and some fun ones. He was very cool and gentle, and I believe he really enjoyed the whole thing.
From our behalf, we prepared a special one-hour-long part, dedicated to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Folk/Traditional/Rock music in order to honour him, during which, we played 4 songs from his new album, together with some parts of the interview we took from him a couple of weeks ago.
Personally speaking, I was very pleased with last night’s show. It had a good vibe and lots of fun. The playlist was including in its majority songs from artists and/or bands that we play in Prog & Roll only on special occasions.
We also had our music quiz once more, and the winner was Kudosarian from Ireland, who proved to be very good and quick in google search. ;-)
His prize was a digital version of the album Roots and Roads, that was an offer from our guest, and we thank him for that.
Here you can take a look at the whole playlist from last night:
Part 1: 1000MODS: 7 Flies / NIGHTSTALKER: Children of the Sun / SIVERT HOYEM: Lioness / COSMOS: Skygarden / PENDRAGON: Schizo.
Parts 2 & 3 (Ethnic & Traditional): SUBTERANNEAN MASQUERADE: Nigen / Interview with Yossi Sassi Pt. 1 / YOSSI SASSI BAND: Bird Without a Tree / Interview Pt. 2 / DEAD CAN DANCE: Rakim (Live) / MARIZA KOCH: Sto pa kai sto ksanalew / YOSSI SASSI BAND: Rizes kai Dromoi / YOSSI SASSI BAND: The Religion of Music (music quiz) / Interview Pt. 3 / MYRATH: I Want to Die / THE KORDZ: Last Call / Interview Pt. 4 / YOSSI SASSI BAND: Wings.
Part 4: JETHRO TULL: Cross-Eyed Mary / CRESSIDA: Summer Weekend of a Lifetime / JULIAN’S TREATMENT: Fourth from the Sun / GENESIS: The Musical Box.
I would like to thank all of you that you tuned in and listened to our show, and especially Yossi Sassi. I hope everybody had some nice time and enjoyed the music and the show in general.
Prog & Roll will be online again on Sunday the 25th of September, at 20.00 UK time as usual.
Thank you very much!