Preparing a show starts days, even weeks in advance of its presentation on Monday night. A member of
our “listening family” suggested that an explanation of my “mixology and presentation strategy” might
create a more pleasurable experience and suggestion opportunities. So, here goes………..
CREATING A THEME
Each week a “top-line” theme is introduced. Past theme examples include; Dancing (Go Feet), Best
Bands You Rarely Hear, Fusion, Don’ts, Frolicking in Lugubrium, Flower Power, Sprout, Ladies Night (our
beloved 51%), Spacemen, Elvis Genesis, Time and more. I like to choose themes which mix time periods
and genres of quality music that keeps listeners guessing and entertained.
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CREATING A FUN MIX THAT FITS THE THEME
I really try to turn listeners on to music that is rarely heard, and in mixes they have never heard before.
Opera actually segues nicely after Frank Zappa's "Eat That Question" !!! Not the whole opera of course,
but a well-chosen aria with incredible mezzo soprano and soprano voices that blend wonderfully.
My hope is to play music that will be intriguing and enjoyable for any listener who wants to hear familiar
and unfamiliar music of past and present. Any genre could be represented in Lucien's World - from
Zappa to Opera - from the 1920s to present. If it sounds good, it is good. The music and mix may seem
eclectic and unpredictable at times, but, hopefully, always a fun learning and listening experience.
More Music – Less Talk. My wife and friends keep me in check.
James Brown, Smokey Robinson & The
Miracles, Trombone Shorty, The Isley Brothers,
All Good Funk Alliance, Groove da Praia,
Average White Band, The Dap-Kings, Ben
Harper, Bamboos, Buddha-Bar, Madeline
Peyroux, Lupe Fiasco
Best Bands You Rarely Hear
A.R. Kane, Basehead, Chocolate Genius, De
Artsen, The Exploding Hearts, Fluffy, The
Glands, The Heavy Blinkers, Green, Knapsack,
Telekinesis, Caveman, Wild Belle, Suuns,
Menomena, The Pink Faries, The Crunch, Thin
White Rope, The Motors
Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Scott
Henderson, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Frank
Zappa, Larry Coryell, Pat Metheny, Carlos
Santana, Jeff Beck, Andy Summers, Tony
MacAlpine, Robben Ford, Shawn Lane, Frank
Gambale, Leni Stern
Ian Reddington, Blue Oyster Cult, Oasis,
Tammy Wynette, Chance the Rapper, ,Freak
Nasty, Bloodrock, The Crystals, Simply Red,
Korn, Tom Odell, Wayne Newton, Bobby Brown,
Third Blind Eye, Busta Rymes, Neil Young,
Shakira, The Animals, The Monkees
Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Patti Smith, Dolly
Parton, Carole King, Kirsty Maccoll, Chrissie
Hynde, Nina Simone, Adele, Amy Winehouse,
Bjork, Janis Joplin, Madonna, Peggy Lee,
Stevie Nicks, Taylor Swift, Sandy Denny, Lady
Gaga, Barbara Streisand
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Rush,
The Doors, Iron Maiden, Helloween, Opeth,
Temple of th Dog, Neil Young, Fantomas, Arlo
Guthrie, The Allman Brothers Band, Green
Days, Iron Butterfly, KoRn, King Crimson, Spin
Surfs Up !
The Trashmen, The Sentinals, The Turtles, The
Beach Boys, The Fantastic Baggies, The
Tradewinds, Dick Dale and His Del-Tones, Jan
and Dean, Green Day, Incubus, Pearl Jam,
Sugar Ray, New Radicals, Lauryn Hill, The
Rising Sun Steel band
The Carpenters, AeroSmith, Linda Ronstadt,
Badfinger, Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones, Tom
Jones, The Overlanders, Marmalade, Wilson
Pickett, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Tina
Turner, Earth, Wind & Fire, Fiona Apple, Yusef
Lateef, Michael Hedges
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, Boyz II Men,
Rihanna, Bee GeesWings, Whitney Houston,
Stevie B, The Emotions, Ray Charles, Leona
Lewis, Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, The Teddy
Bears, Mariah Carey, Roxette, Lulu, Bobby
Vinton, Foreigner, Savage Garden
YOUR FAVORITE GENRES SERVED-UP LUCIEN STYLE
SHAKIN’ UP THE 4-HOUR SHOW
I like to start off with the higher energy music in the first hour, bring the energy level down gradually in the second hour and
chill it out in the final hours. However there may be exceptions at times. For example, an acoustic based theme would be
chill throughout the night.
Like to shake-up your Monday night fiesta or BBQ? Shout-Out !!
IMPROV @ LUCIEN’S WORLD
Life in Estero Bay can be mind-stimulating, perplexing, educational, unpredictable, explosive, mellow, - and most of all, lots
of fun. Lucien’s World tries to capture these and many other adjectives that demonstrates the flavor our community. In that
spirit, you can expect improvisational surprises that might include Guest DJ’s, stand-up comedy routines, playful music, silly
music – and, oh yes, a solid injection of my signature smart-ass sense of humor.
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TUNE-IN, SUGGEST, SHOUT-OUT, BOOKMARK THIS PAGE, LIKE ME ON FACEBOOK – MAKE LUCIEN’S
WORLD A REGULAR PART OF YOUR MONDAY NIGHT – BUT MOST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.