Monday, March 20, 2006

Tweet tweet!

Here’s today’s playlist. I really enjoyed doing the show today. I played obscure Pink Floyd (with bird songs to mark the first day of spring, as Perry noted), toothachingly sweet Partridge Family, and a song about the Parthenon (the NASHVILLE Parthenon). What more could a girl ask for in a show...

I have hatched an evil scheme to go see Belle and Sebastian at the Hollywood Bowl on July 6. The price is astronomical and crazy. I am working on a suitable escort consisting of either my husband or my friend Brenna. Are either of them crazy enough to dive with me into this swirly idol-worshipping madness? We shall see...

Today’s Six O’Clock Special was “Hank and Scots,” my tribute to the heretofore underestimated connection between Hank Williams and Scottish music makers. When Belle and Sebastian played at the Ryman (have I told you about that?), they performed “Lost Highway” and seemed to appreciate the magical, musical heritage that is the Ryman. My friend Alan (who is Scottish) had previously sent me his song, “Mount Olive,” which is about Hank Williams. The two events converged in my fevered brain and Voila! a radio show segment was born. Here’s what we heard:

  • Belle and Sebastian, “Billie Jean” (live cover of the Michael Jackson song)
  • Alan Edwards, “Mount Olive”
  • Incredible String Band, “This Moment”
  • Hank Williams, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Die”
  • Donovan, “Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do”