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10/08/2019 08:56 AM
DJ: John Richards
In The Air Tonight
by Lucy Dacus
(10 plays) | (1 fan)

“In The Air Tonight” follows two other covers, Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose” for Valentine’s Day and Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” for Springsteen’s birthday. Get your air-drumming arms ready!
10/08/2019 08:49 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ship Of Fools
by World Party
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

By the time this single was released, Margaret Thatcher was serving her seventh year as British Prime Minister. Her controversial right-wing policies (as well as President Ronald Reagan's across the pond) inspired a discography of outrage from various Brits including Elvis Costello with the bitter diatribe "Tramp The Dirt Down" and Morrissey with the blatant "Margaret on the Guillotine." Karl Wallinger, formerly of The Waterboys, chimed in with World Party's "Ship of Fools." He doesn't explicitly mention Thatcher, but warns that the rampant materialism of the era will backfire on the greedy, as well as the poor souls along for the ride on the Ship of Fools.
10/08/2019 08:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
World Shut Your Mouth
by Julian Cope
(45 plays) | (0 fans)

10/08/2019 08:43 AM
DJ: John Richards
Need Some Giants
by The New Pornographers
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

The New Pornographers are playing at The Neptune on January 30th with Dianne Coffee! Better hurry! https://bit.ly/31ZInoP
10/08/2019 08:36 AM
DJ: John Richards
Skin Game
(86 plays) | (0 fans)

DIIV will be at The Crocodile on December 10th! https://bit.ly/33zfK2T
10/08/2019 08:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
John Cage Bubblegum
by Stereolab
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

Stereolab are at The Showbox next Tuesday. Keep listening and text in "Stereo" when we play Stereolab to win tickets. If you don't win, find tickets here: https://bit.ly/2pY39qZ
10/08/2019 08:29 AM
DJ: John Richards
Leisure Time
by Eyesore & The Jinx
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

10/08/2019 08:24 AM
DJ: John Richards
Private Idaho
by The B-52's
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

Why Idaho? Schneider explained to the Idaho Statesman that it was the wacky reputation of the state, saying, "Idaho is pretty mysterious to all of us. I know it's a beautiful state, but then I know there's also a lot of crazy right-wingers and all that stuff." He added, "The song's about all different things. It's not like a parody of Idaho or anything." It wasn't until September 13, 2011 that the B-52s finally played in Idaho.
10/08/2019 08:21 AM
DJ: John Richards
If You See Me
by The Shivas
(19 plays) | (0 fans)

The Shivas will be live on KEXP at 1pm on November 13th! Get signed up to see them starting at 11:30. Then they're at The Sunset on the 14th as part of Freak Out Fest.
10/08/2019 08:18 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Noise Of Carpet
by Stereolab
(55 plays) | (0 fans)

Stereolab are at The Showbox next Tuesday. Hope you remembered what to text in to win tickets! If you don't win, find tickets here: https://bit.ly/2pY39qZ
10/08/2019 08:15 AM
DJ: John Richards
Rocket Fuel
by DJ Shadow feat. De La Soul
(76 plays) | (1 fan)

The Story Behind The Sample that Made “Rocket Fuel” from the man himself: https://djshadow.com/story-of-rocket-fuel-sample/
10/08/2019 08:12 AM
DJ: John Richards
Dirty Laundry
by Danny Brown
(29 plays) | (0 fans)

“Dirty Laundry,” is Danny Brown's ode to the stand-up comedy that often informs his clever lyricism. “This is my version of a stand-up comedy album. Most of my close friends now aren’t rappers – they’re comedians and actors,” Brown said in a statement. “So I wanted to create something that mixed humor with music. Something that was funny but not parody.”
10/08/2019 08:08 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Malibu Ken
(31 plays) | (0 fans)

Take solace that in some parts of the world it is already Wednesday. We're looking at you New Zealand.
10/08/2019 08:03 AM
DJ: John Richards
Dream Police
by Cheap Trick
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

"Dream Police" dates back to 1976. It was one of 22 songs the band had written for their first album, and it didn't make the cut. The song evolved as they played it live and refined it in the studio, and it was released as the title track of their fourth studio album. By this time, their live album At Budokan had been released, breaking them big with the single "I Want You To Want Me." The next single was "Dream Police," and it became one of their most popular songs, reaching #26 in the US.