I had a great time doing my two-hour shift on WBNY 91.3 FM Alumni
Weekend from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 14. I appreciate my lovely wife
Val coming in with me and helping with information, music and the
phones, and I appreciate the telephone calls from people listening over
the airwaves and online. I changed things a bit this year and played
newer local and national music, and found the strength to play no
Clash, Gang of Four, Sex Pistols, PiL, Hank Williams, X, Jason and the
Scorchers, Husker Du and the Replacements from back in my days at WBNY
in 1984-1985. Here, in order, is the music I played between nasal
6-7 p.m. - Elvis Costello and Alan Touissant, Tears, Tears and More
Tears; Honky Tonk Confidential, Hangover Boogie; Tom Waits, Lie to Me;
Willie Nile, Cell Phones Ringing (In the Pockets of the Dead); Jim
Whitford, Poison in the Well; Loomer, Bang the Nails; Stoll Vaughan,
Alright; Graham Parker, I Discovered America; The Silos, Top of the
World; Mike Oliver, Little Miss Oblivious; The Ramrods, I Got a Full
Tank of Gas/I'm in Love with My Car (live); Mark Norris and the
Backpeddlers, Walk Out; Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Wired.
7-8 p.m. - The Flaming Lips, The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song; Rosanne Cash,
Black Cadillac; This Is Now, Planet Why; Terry Sullivan, Blow Out on
the Thruway; The Old Sweethearts, Arms of the Town; Kathleen Edwards,
Hockey Skates; The Bottle Rockets, Better than Broken; Mark Knopfler
and Emmylou Harris, Red Dirt Girl (live); The Transonics, Get On!; The
Bird Circuit, Maryann and the Bridge; Rob Lynch, Smoking Accident; Los
Lobos, Done Gone Blue.
Sadly, I ran out of time while "Last Seen in Gainesville" by Audrey
Auld Mezera was sitting in the CD player.
Damn, I wish I got to do it more than once a year.