KXRW Vancouver Presents

Ever Present Past

Keeping the stories and spirit of obscure classics alive

4th Saturdays at 1pm

Ever Present Past

About Our Show

Ever Present Past is a hybrid storytelling/music broadcast focusing on artists, albums, and songs from the past that doesn’t seem to get its fair share of coverage in today’s musical world. Our goal is to ensure these featured stories live on while educating and entertaining the listening audiences.

Bio

Host

Michael Sarno

Host

Michael Sarno holds a B.A. in History, a strong passion for storytelling, and a love of pop music from the past. Combine the three and you have KXRW’s program Ever Present Past. Michael is new to the Pacific Northwest hailing from Boston, Massachusetts but we won’t hold that or being a New England Patriots fan against him. He currently resides in Vancouver, Washington and, in addition to being a music journalist for the past several years, works in Higher Education. Michael can be reached at Mikesarno27@gmail.com if you’d like a good song suggestion for the day or would like to make a dollar donation to his ‘Rainier Beer Fund’.

Show Library

Ever Present Past is a broadcast that focuses on music from the past that doesn’t seem to get its fair share of coverage in today’s musical world. Our goal is to ensure these featured stories told of each artist or album live on while educating and entertaining the listening audiences. In this episode, we delve into the seemingly conflicting yet brilliantly chemistratical songwriting relationship that evolved between alternative rocker Elvis Costello and American composer Burt Bacharach. In this episode, we use interview clips from a 1998 documentary entitled 'Because It's A Lonely World'. Playlist I'll Never Fall In Love Again God Give Me Strength Toledo You Can Have Her ...
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Ever Present Past is a broadcast that focuses on music from the past that doesn’t seem to get its fair share of coverage in today’s musical world. Our goal is to ensure these featured stories told of each artist or album live on while educating and entertaining the listening audiences. In our first episode in the 2023 new year, we dive into the story of 1970's Singer-Songwriter Andrew Gold - a Pop-Rock whose success to many new audiences stems from a modern-day meme ('Spooky Scary Skeletons') but also an impressive catalog from the '70s that might not be known to certain audiences. In this episode, we use clips from interviews posted on Andrew Gold's official youtube account, including a 2001 radio interview with Mike Botts ...
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Ever Present Past is a broadcast that focuses on music from the past that doesn’t seem to get its fair share of coverage in today’s musical world. Our goal is to ensure these featured stories told of each artist or album live on while educating and entertaining the listening audiences.In our final episode of 2022, we dive into the story of English Singer-Songwriter Nick Drake - a timid folk musician from the early 1970s whose success eluded him from lack of interest in live shows and interviews but whose music was some of the most intimate and sincere of 20th-century production.PlaylistTime of No ReplyTime Has Told MeHazey Jane IPink MoonSaturday Sun ...
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Ever Present Past is a broadcast that focuses on music from the past that doesn’t seem to get its fair share of coverage in today’s musical world. Our goal is to ensure these featured stories told of each artist or album live on while educating and entertaining the listening audiences.On the fifth episode of Ever Present Past, we focus on the music that made one of the most decade-defining shows of the 1980's that seems to have lost all relevancy and significance as soon as the decade ended.PlaylistMiami Vice Theme (Jan Hammer)Smuggler's Blues (Glenn Frey)Voices (Russ Ballard)Livin The Book Of My Life (Phillip Michael Thomas)Take Me Home (Phil Collins) ...
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Ever Present Past is a broadcast that focuses on music from the past that doesn’t seem to get its fair share of coverage in today’s musical world. Our goal is to ensure these featured stories told of each artist or album live on while educating and entertaining the listening audiences.On the fourth episode of Ever Present Past, we are joined by Jesse Mina to discuss the bookend of Steely Dan's heyday with their albumGaucho, one of the most expensive albums made in the 1980s. In the second and final part of this episode, we delve into the crux of the story and tracks that make the album that isGaucho.Playlist (All from the albumGaucho)The Second Arrangement (Previously Unreleased)Glamour ProfessionGaucho ...
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Ever Present Past is a broadcast that focuses on music from the past that doesn’t seem to get its fair share of coverage in today’s musical world. Our goal is to ensure these featured stories told of each artist or album live on while educating and entertaining the listening audiences.On the third episode of Ever Present Past, we are joined by Portland State University's Sonic Arts Music Production student Jessy Mina to discuss the bookend of Steely Dan's heyday with their albumGaucho, one of the most expensive albums made in the 1980s. In the first part of this two-part episode, we go discuss what makes Steely Dan so divisive and give context to the build-up ofGaucho.PlaylistDeacon Blues (from the albumAja)Babylon Sisters (from the albumGaucho) ...
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Ever Present Past is a broadcast that focuses on music from the past that doesn't seem to get its fair share of coverage in today's musical world. Our goal is to ensure these featured stories told of each artist or album live on while educating and entertaining the listening audiences. The inaugural episode of Ever Present Past focuses on Emitt Rhodes, a prodigal pop-rock musician from the 1970's who drew constant comparisons to Paul McCartney himself only to disappear from the spotlight before even having a chance to lift off.Playlist (All Featured Music Performed By Emitt Rhodes)With My Face On The FloorSomebody Made For MeReally Wanted YouTame The LionRainbow EndsFarewell To Paradise ...
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