Bret Dougherty on Radio

WXYC Studio






IronDog Chronicles Interview w/ Del Tha' Funkee Homosapien,

Live @ Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC, March 21,2008

For this interview, I was able to grab one of hip-hop’s last and true all-stars, Del Tha’ Funkee Homosapien, after his show at Cat’s Cradle in March, 2008.

A lot of hip-hop heads adore Del for his futuristic lyrics and his love of technology, and in 2003, I had a short interview with Del about hip-hop and technology here. Yet, what makes Del more advanced than the average hip-hop artist is his other passions for gear, gadgets, comics, ’70s pop culture, and even music theory. His game is well-rounded with a geeky bent that flat-out oozes funk.

I caught him in ‘The Loft Space’ upstairs at Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, NC …(Those chairs are cush, bruddah.) We talked about his new album, how his style has developed over the past decade, his creative process, music theory, what makes Oakland hip-hop special, and a very intriguing subject that I wanted to explore, Del’s ability to adapt his ‘different’ style into a team concept for his many collaborative efforts.

Check out the interview here.

My hope is that someone realizes not only how strong Del’s ability to blend in his work with so many different artists and collaborative efforts, but also how many solid pieces of lyrical work has been developed by Del over the past two decades. Give this player his due…He handles his business well.

DJ Spooky

Sonecast Interview with DJ Spooky

Sonecast Interview with Paul Miller a.k.a "DJ Spooky", "The Subliminal Kid" @ Reynolds Theater, Duke University, February 9, 2008

Check out my interview with Paul Miller, a.k.a "DJ Spooky." Paul brought his visions for to Duke University for Duke Performances' Month of Soul Power. His show "From Wattstax to the Advant Garde" blended multimedia technology, beats, and culture for a look back at '60s and '70s R&B. For this show, the video footage that he compiled for his multimedia show was as fresh as a pair of suede 'Clydes'...Straight out the box.

In our conversation, Paul touches upon the beauty of R&B and soul music from the '60s & '70s, how the web and sampling enchances our look at the past, social media and the digital divide, and how sampling of Stax and R&B is a tribute to the artists and the powers of digital art today.


WXYC Interview with Professor Michael Roberto, Bryant University Professor and Author of Harvard Business School Case Study - "Billy Beane: Changing the Game" August 24, 2007

Michael Roberto - Great Leaders

From my 'My Suggested Reads' section, you can see that I'm a big fan of the 'Moneyball' management style depicted by Michael Lewis and the new style of decision-making strategies that emerged over the past decade in baseball.

After reading a Professor Roberto's HBS case that centers upon "Moneyball" baseball management and the GM of the Oakland A's, Billy Beane, I interviewed him about innovative baseball management, what makes great leaders for management, and how we can combine "Moneyball" practices with management skills to create great teams within the workplace. Enjoy - BD


WXYC 10th Anniversary Panel Discussion

WXYC 10th Anniversary of Streaming Panel Discussion

On November 7, 1994, WXYC-FM (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) became the first radio station in the world to offer a live Internet simulcast of an off-air signal.

In honor of the tenth anniversary of this pioneering event, brought together a panel discussion, and I moderated a panel discussion featuring the team who initially implemented the stream: Paul Jones, David McConville and Michael Shoffner. Additionally, the panel featured John Streck of NCSU's Centaur Lab. Click on the stream above, and check this historic stream out.


Here's a WXYC interview, "The Pride" of Latta, South Carolina, former UNC point guard and current Charlotte Bobcat, Raymond Felton.

Raymond was a surprisingly surly on this one. When you consider that he took over four years to interview on campus, that's disturbing. At least, I had him guarantee a Bobcat playoff appearance for 2008. Note: ( I snapped this photo in the Smith Center Tunnel, 2/2004.)

Raymond Felton, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2/04

"Fifteen Feet and In" Playlists
December 18, 2005

Miles Davis - Go Ahead, John
The Gators - Gator Bait
Dr. Alimantado - Best Dressed Chicken In Town
Edu K – Popozuda
Ethiopiques - Soul Tezeta
Tom Scott & The LA Express - Bless My Soul
Snooks Eaglin - Sophisticated Blues
Big Walter Horton - Have A Good Time
Albert King - I'm Going to Call You When The Sun Goes Down
(Request)Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Burning Spear - Our Music Our Music
Marley Marl - The Symphony
Medina Green feat. Mos Def - Crosstown Beef
Las Malas Amistades - Malo Jardin
Dave Ghetto - Hey Young World, Part 2
Thievery Corporation - Warning Shots
3rd Bass - Soul In The Hole
The Meters - Fire On The Bayou
Jimmy McGriff - Where It's At
Antimatter - Trip Computer
Johnny Lytle - Minor Soul
Ben Lee - In My Life This Bird
Donald Byrd - Think Twice
Main Source - Lookin' At The Front Door
The Doors - Peace Frog
John Lee Hooker - (I Got) A Good 'Un

May 4 , 2005
Miles Davis - Right Off
Rova Orkestrova - Rhythm & Noise
Blue Mitchell - Mamacita
John Coltrane - Lover Come Back to Me
Charles Lloyd - Ken Katta Ma OM
Okkervil - River For Real
Beck - Missing
The Zincs - New Thought Dimmer
Eddie "CleanHead" Vinson - One O'Clock Humph
Major Stars - Song for Turner 4
Yo La Tengo - SugarCube
Prisoners of Love - Advance
(Request) Guided by Voices - I Am A Scientist I Am A Scientist
Webster Lewis- Saturday Steppin' Out On the Town
Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra Rootril O.G. - The Missing
The Roots - Stay Cool
The Books - vogt dig for kloppervok
Enthroned Reciprocal - Xes Haereticum
The RZA - Tragedy Rhyme & Reason (Instrumental)
Yogi Man - Ska-Ra-Van
The Marbles - Jewel of India Expo
The Glass House - Crumbs Off the Table
The Electrifying Eddie Harris - Sham Time
Baby Face Willette - Somethin'
High on Fire Ruins - Split Single & Comic Split
Oneida - Did I Die?
Gary Bartz - Le Carnaval d'Espirit
Jake Wade and the Soul Searchers - Searching for Soul
Jazzinho - Moody Maria
Bola Sete Jongda Live at Grace Catherdral - Samba Moon
Luis Bonfa Manaha de Carnaval - Solo in Rio
Elmore James - SunnyLand
Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds - 23 Hours Too Long
Zamfir- The Lonely Superhero
Medina Green feat. Mos Def - Crosstown Beef
Stevie Wonder – That Girl
February 23, 2005
Jimmy McGriff – The Main Squeeze
Willie Hutch – Brothers Are Gonna Work It Out
Jeff Parker – When Did You Stop Loving Me?
Lonnie Smith – Scream
Various Artists/Hall of Mirrors– Circle
Dr. Octagon – Earth People
Quasimoto – Broad Factor
Master Musicians of Bukkake – Yellow Bile/Desperate Ground
Tabla Beat Science – Nafeken
Howlin’ Wolf – Red Rooster
Frank Stokes – It’s a Good Thing
Super Black Blues – Sail On
Koko Taylor – Come to Mama
Baby Huey – Hard Times
Dalek – Asylum (Permanent Underclass)
Public Enemy – Public Enemy #1
The Meters – Fire on The Bayou
Otis Spann – Blues Is a Botheration
Machito – Tanga
Brothers Johnson – Get the Funk Out My Face
The Soul Lifters – Hot, Funky, and Sweaty
Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’)
Crooked Fingers – Call to Love
Rapper Big Pooh – Scars
Paul Simon – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
December 1, 2004

Sun Ra - Sketch
Uncle Dave Macon – Down By the River
Lost Sounds – Let’s Get Sick
Phillip Johnston - Birds
Hank Mobley – The Break Through
Junior Wells & Buddy Guy – It Hurts Me Too
Jimmy Smith – St. James Infirmary
Gold Sparkle Trio w/ Ken Vandermark – Architexture #12
Greyboy – Mastered the Art
A-Frames - Complications
Del The Funky Homosapien – Funk ‘Em
Isaac Hayes – Do Your Thing
3 Hur El – Gonul Sabreyle Sabreyle
Exceptor – Forget Me
Professor Longhair – Walk Your Blues Away
American Music Club – The Horseshoe Wreath in Bloom
Chris Joss – Drink Me Hot
Jimmy Castor Bunch – Troglodyte (Caveman)
Yank Rachell – Check Up on My Baby
Jett Rink – Born Hungry
The Tonettes – I’ll Give It to You
Block McCloud – No You Won’t
Ta Jai - Do It
Ethopiques – Tebereh Tesfa-Hunegn
Rolling Stones – Fool To Cry

November 24, 2004
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra – Moon Dance
Machine Drum - $$Legs
Rob Sonic – Death Vendor
Red Garland Quintet – Our Delight
Chris Bowden – Only Angst
Tracker – Flurry Part 2
Abstract Truth/Sounds for Cool Heads – Moving Away
Douljah Raze – New York City/Virginia 12”
Willie Hutch – Slick
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention – Andy
Soft Machine – Day’s Eye
Otis Rush – I Can’t Quit You Baby
Lost Sounds – Your Looking Glass
Lateduster – Hospital No. 32
Augustus Pablo – Love Theme
Man Man – Zebra
Carla Thomas – Pick Up The Pieces
The Perceptionists – Memorial Day
DJ Krush – Final Home
K-OS – Man I Used To Be
Gold Sparkle Trio w/ Ken Vandermark – ‘Burg Girl
John Lee Hooker – No One Told Me
Jamiroquai – If I Like It, I Do It
Ice Cube – It Was a Good Day
Toon Tunes – Magilla Gorilla Show
Willie Hutch – Brothers are Going to Work It Out
Stevie Wonder – Too High
November 17, 2004
Miles Davis – Right Off
Les Georges Leningrad – Missing Gary
Tabla Beat Matrix – Zakir Hussain
Ray Spiegel Ensemble – Dream Time
Keith Jarrett – Flying Part I
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Cannibal’s Hymn
Antennas Erupt! – Ropache
Koko Taylor – Let The Good Times Roll
Mike Brooks – Money
Dennis Brown – The Truth
Jedi Mind Tricks – On the Eve of War
Del Tha Funky Homosapien – Dr. Bombay
Uncle Woody Sullender – Papa Help Me Across
Isacc Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
Bettye Swann – Closed For the Season
Greg Davis – Diaphonus
Rob Sonic – Dyslexia
The Perceptionists – Memorial Day 12”
Main Source – Hangin’ Out
Parliament – Testify
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Reprieve
Jungle Brothers – Jimbrowski
Spandau Ballet - True