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09/15/2020 09:57 AM
DJ: John Richards
You're All I've Got Tonight
by The Cars
(28 plays) | (0 fans)

Ric Ocasek died a year ago today: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/sep/16/ric-ocasek-obituary
09/15/2020 09:51 AM
DJ: John Richards
Wake Up
by Arcade Fire
(384 plays) | (1 fan)

Arcade Fire recorded a new version of this song for the soundtrack of the 2009 children's movie Where The Wild Things Are. The film's director Spike Jonze told Digital Spy: "I met Arcade Fire on their first record, Funeral. I loved that record and it was a record I was listening to while I wrote Where the Wild Things Are. Those songs - especially 'Wake Up' and 'Neighborhood' - there's a lot of that record that's about childhood."
09/15/2020 09:48 AM
DJ: John Richards
Step Outside
by Jose Gonzalez
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Why "Step Out" was ineligible for the Oscars: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2013/12/why-song-you-hear-walter-mitty-ads-not-eligible-oscars/355972/
09/15/2020 09:43 AM
DJ: John Richards
Under Pressure
by Queen and David Bowie
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

Sitting in my driveway. Openly weeping, I was overcome with emotion halfway through Under Pressure, on my way home from running errands. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. So much love to you all at the station today. KEXP makes all the difference on these days. Namaste, Jeremy
09/15/2020 09:39 AM
DJ: John Richards

Even though I don't know how, we'll get through this. Thanks to you and KEXP for being there for us. Kurt Seattle
09/15/2020 09:36 AM
DJ: John Richards
Hurt
by Johnny Cash
(148 plays) | (1 fan)

Trent Reznor, the writer of the song, was unsure of Johnny’s version to begin with, telling Alternative Press in 2004: “I was flattered, but frankly, the idea sounded a bit gimmicky to me." Having said that, his mind soon changed after he saw the music video, after which he said in the same interview: “Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps... Wow. I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore. “It really made me think about how powerful music is. “I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in. “Somehow that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era and still retains sincerity and meaning - different, but every bit as pure.” Read more here: https://bit.ly/2FwX3pt
09/15/2020 09:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
by Bob Dylan
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

Hey John , Can you please play “knockin on heavens door” Bob Dylan or Carter Family “can the circle be unbroken” for my son who has been in Children’s Hospital Psychiatric War since Labor Day after attempting to take his own life. He’s 8 .. I’ve been staying with him every night and these songs have helped me through this horrible time.. crying has helped .... I really appreciate your efforts to normalize mental health issues ... just hearing “you are not alone” has helped me think week.. thanks so much! -Joe in West Seattle
09/15/2020 09:24 AM
DJ: John Richards

Thanks for all the Express today...one of my all time favorite albums. Saw this tour as well, on crutches no less. Ah the memories!!! Carolyn from Dallas ---- Express was released today back in 1986. From NPR on Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Men): "It's a six-minute train ride that's all fuzzed out and psychedelic. You don't know if this is a safe train or not. It's an intense song that really just takes you on this journey. You don't know exactly how it's going to end. They really were a foundation for what alternative rock became. This is years before Nirvana, years before "Wonderwall," and these guys influenced a lot of the bands that became alternative in the '90s."
09/15/2020 09:19 AM
DJ: John Richards
Summertime Clothes
by Animal Collective
(193 plays) | (2 fans)

Great (swear word deleted) set! - Jacob -- real people DJ's forever!!! i love you guys!! tim -- In a 2009 interview with French magazine VoxPop, David Portner said, "The melody of this song came suddenly, while we were rehearsing at my house. It’s so simple and we immediately loved it. I tried to find an additional melody, much more dark and weird, but nobody liked it!"
09/15/2020 09:15 AM
DJ: John Richards
My Girls
by Tears For Fears
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

You just made my day by playing the Tears for Fears version of this song ❤️ -Nikki
09/15/2020 09:10 AM
DJ: John Richards
Mad World
by Brandi Carlile
(4 plays) | (1 fan)

Alison in West Seattle - Immediately got chills and teared up. Love her and that song. Wow... ------ OMG that Brandi Carlisle cover of Mad World is amazing, crying the good tears. Thank you so much for sharing. Shannon ------------ Thank you for continuing to keep my radio as normal as you have. There are many days that music is the ONLY thing that gets me out of bed. Thank you-cuz I'm pretty sure I'm not the reason you're getting out of bed. -Emily ---------------------------------------- The emotion in her voice. Fantastic. This could be the theme song for 2020. Love her yodel Thank you for playing Jeff in Sumnet ----------- Watch Brandi performing Mad World from her live-from-home shows: https://bit.ly/33z0F22
09/15/2020 09:00 AM
DJ: John Richards
Impossible Weight
by Deep Sea Diver
(44 plays) | (0 fans)

According to a statement, the follow-up to 2016’s Secrets materialized after an intense bout of self-examination. “We went into the studio pretty quickly after the tour ended, and I sort of hit a wall where I was feeling very detached from making music, and unable to find joy in it,” said Jessica Dobson “I realized I had to try to rediscover my voice as a songwriter,” she added, “and figure out the vocabulary for what I needed to say on this album.” Read more: https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/09/stream-deep-sea-diver-impossible-weight-sharon-van-etten-song/
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