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Light On Light Through


You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. These are usually audio and a few are video.  In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually a lot less often.  But in the Fall of 2018, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and you can expect new episodes now a little more frequently.  - Paul Levinson

Jan 23, 2020

Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 122, in which I play the entire interview, along with all of my music, which Patrick Rands did with me the other day (January 21, 2020) on his show Abstract Terrain on WZBC Radio out of Boston (Newton, MA, to be more exact).  You may recall that Patrick interviewed me in 2005 about Twice Upon A Rhyme and all the other music I had out in various corners of the world back then.  That interview became episode 79 on Light On Light Through in 2010.  The new interview spotlights my new album Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time, being released right now on digital. vinyl, and CD by Old Bear Records (see links below; limited vinyl being distributed by Light In the Attic).  Patrick also plays some lesser known songs from Twice Upon A Rhyme, and all kinds of demos and singles of my music over the years he's dug up in his inimitable way.   Enjoy -- and here's the playlist if you want to follow along:

1.  "Samantha"  Paul Levinson (words & music by Paul Levinson, 2018) from Welcome Up, Old Bear Records, 2020

2. "Alpha Centauri" Paul Levinson (words by Paul Levinson, music by Peter Rosenthal, 2000) from Welcome Up, Old Bear Records, 2020

3. "Alpha Centauri" Peter Rosenthal (words by Paul Levinson, music by Peter Rosenthal, 2000) studio demo

4. "Picture Postcard World" Paul Levinson (words & music by Paul Levinson, 1968) from Welcome Up, Old Bear Records, 2020

5. "Picture Postcard World" The Definitive Rock Chorale (words & music by Paul Levinson, 1968) single released on Decca Records, 1968

6. "If I Traveled to the Past" Paul Levinson (words by Paul Levinson, music by John Anealio, 2010) from Welcome Up, Old Bear Records, 2020

7. "Welcome Up" Paul Levinson (words & music by Paul Levinson, 2018) from Welcome Up, Old Bear Records, 2020

8. "Tau Ceti" Paul Levinson (words by Paul Levinson, music by John Anealio, 2010) from Welcome Up, Old Bear Records, 2020

9. "Cloudy Sunday" Paul Levinson (words by Paul Levinson, music by Linda Kaplan, 1968) from Welcome Up, Old Bear Records, 2020

10. "Cloudy Sunday" Linda Kaplan (words by Paul Levinson, music by Linda Kaplan, 1968) studio demo

11. "Antique Shop (The Coming of Winter)" Paul Levinson (words by Paul Levinson, music by Peter Rosenthal, 1968) from Twice Upon A Rhyme, HappySad Records, 1972

12. "I'm Seeing You in a Different Light" Paul Levinson (words by Paul Levinson, music by Ed Fox, 1969 ) from Twice Upon A Rhyme, HappySad Records, 1972

13. "Ring Around My Rosie" Protozoa (words & music by David Fox, 1968), single released on Buddah Records (produced by Paul Levinson, Herb Abramson, Ed Fox), 1968

14. "My Pink Hippopotamus" Protozoa (words & music by David Fox, 1968), single released on Buddah Records (produced by Paul Levinson, Herb Abramson, Ed Fox), 1968

15. "Merri Goes Round" Sundial Symphony (Don Frankel & Robbie Rist) (words by Paul Levinson, music by Ed Fox, 1969), single released on Big Stir Records, 2019

16.  "Merri Goes Round" Trousers (words by Paul Levinson, music by Ed Fox, 1969), single released on HappySad Records, 1969 and on Wizdom Records, 1969

17.  "Hung Up On Love" The Other Voices (aka The New Outlook: Paul Levinson, Stu Nitekman, Ira Margolis) (words by Paul Levinson, music by Mikie Harris, 1968), single released on Atlantic Records, 1969

18.  "Unbelievable (Inconceivable You)" The Vogues (words & music by Paul Levinson, 1968), unreleased single on Reprise Records

19.  "Park at Night" Paul Levinson & Paul Gorman (words by Paul Levinson, music by Paul Gorman, 1963) studio demo

20.  "Sunshine's Mine" The New Outlook (aka The Other Voices: Paul Levinson, Stu Nitekman, Ira Margolis) (words by Paul Levinson, music by Stu Nitekman, 1969) studio demo, 1966 (on Spun Dreams album, HappySad Records, 2010)

21. "Pictures on the Phone" Paul Levinson (words & music by Paul Levinson, 2020) home demo

Where to get most of this music:

Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time: digital, vinyl, CD

Twice Upon A Rhyme: digital, original 1972 vinyl

Where to see the lyrics to most of these songs:

for Welcome Up ; for Twice Upon A Rhyme

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Patrick's 2005 interview with me, with music