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08/20/2020 09:56 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Rising
by Bruce Springsteen
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

"Here in the Bay Area we feel surrounded, because we are. There are nearly four hundred fires in California. We have fires to the North, South and East. Could you please dedicate The Rising by Bruce Springsteen to California? Love and hope" - Mark in Oakland, California This has been The Morning Show. We'll be back for you all tomorrow at 7:00 AM. Stay well and safe out there in the meantime, friends.
08/20/2020 09:51 AM
DJ: John Richards
Left Of The Dial
by The Replacements
(170 plays) | (1 fan)

Paul Westerberg's ode to radio stations that fall to the lower end of the dial. Like us!
08/20/2020 09:48 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Joy Division
(92 plays) | (0 fans)

Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio, and please enjoy one of The Morning Show's favorite GIFs: https://media.giphy.com/media/p29xnqfmtZzY4/giphy.gif
08/20/2020 09:42 AM
DJ: John Richards
Radio Ga Ga
by Queen
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

"Ever since school started online, it has been super mega harder and more confusing than it would be if we were at school in person. Anyways, I would love to hear "hammer to fall" or "radio ga ga" by queen, please! Thanks, and have a great day!" - You got it Donovan. Hang in there, we know you can do this!
08/20/2020 09:36 AM
DJ: John Richards
Fixer Upper
by Yard Act
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

This new band out of Leeds only managed to get three shows in before the pandemic put a halt to that, and just about everything else. They've only got a couple singles right now, but you can find them here: https://yardact.bandcamp.com/
08/20/2020 09:34 AM
DJ: John Richards
The World Loves Us And Is Our B...
by Mclusky
(43 plays) | (0 fans)

Request for Anna in Shoreline!
08/20/2020 09:29 AM
DJ: John Richards
Possum Kingdom
by Toadies
(45 plays) | (0 fans)

"Possum Kingdom" is the name of this 90's hit from the Toadies, and also a state park in Texas.
08/20/2020 09:25 AM
DJ: John Richards
She Said
by The Jon Spencer Blues Explo...
(55 plays) | (0 fans)

Found on the seventh album from the NYC band. We've got them live at KEXP in 2011 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-UqIanlKd8
08/20/2020 09:21 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Shame
(59 plays) | (1 fan)

The London band was in the KEXP studio back in 2018 for an energetic (and eventually shirtless) performance, watch it in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJFjJMP5M0E
08/20/2020 09:14 AM
DJ: John Richards
Birdhouse In Your Soul
by They Might Be Giants
(79 plays) | (0 fans)

A history of this one from They Might Be Giants: https://slate.com/culture/2014/02/a-history-of-the-they-might-be-giants-song-birdhouse-in-your-soul.html
08/20/2020 09:11 AM
DJ: John Richards
Gone Daddy Gone
by Violent Femmes
(94 plays) | (1 fan)

Remember that time in the KEXP Gathering Space when the Violent Femmes played a free show for us and A LOT of you showed up to watch? Remember when there wasn't a pandemic and the Gathering Space was still open? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICixXOKmYbQ
08/20/2020 09:09 AM
DJ: John Richards
Tiny Town
by The Dead Milkmen
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Opening track from the Philly punk band's debut LP, 'Big Lizard in My Backyard.' The lyrics in this one might feel a bit familiar to folks that live in a tiny town.
08/20/2020 09:06 AM
DJ: John Richards
Second Skin
by The Gits
(94 plays) | (0 fans)

This one's for Amy in Baltimore!
08/20/2020 09:03 AM
DJ: John Richards
Over It
by Dinosaur Jr.
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

This one's for Jacob in Portland, who noted to us this morning, "Humbly requesting “Over it” by Dinosaur Jr., to me it is both a reminder to let go of the things you can’t control and to lean in and embrace the things you can."
08/20/2020 09:00 AM
DJ: John Richards
American Jesus
by Bad Religion
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

Bad Religion song that takes a jab at Americans often thinking God (or American Jesus if you will) favors them more than other countries.