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09/29/2020 09:59 AM
DJ: John Richards
I Love Only You
by Smokescreens
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

John chose "I Love Only You" as today's free KEXP Song of the Day: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2020/9/29/smokescreens-i-love-only-you/
09/29/2020 09:53 AM
DJ: John Richards
Every Little Counts
by New Order
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

In a 1987 interview with Option, Stephen Morris commented that the "mad ending" to "Every Little Counts" – which sounds like a vinyl record needle skipping the groove – is similar to the ending of The Beatles' "A Day in the Life". Morris said: "What we should have done is make the tape version sound like the tape getting chewed up. The CD could have the sticking sound."
09/29/2020 09:48 AM
DJ: John Richards
Coffee & TV
by Blur
(132 plays) | (0 fans)

In an all too predictable twist, it is not "International Coffee Day" internationally today. Some countries are October 1st. Some are in January. Brazil celebrates May 24th. Columbia is in June. Every day is coffee day on The Morning Show.
09/29/2020 09:45 AM
DJ: John Richards
Superman
by R.E.M.
(57 plays) | (0 fans)

The source for the title of the album is based on an English idiom. Its use is very old, but R.E.M.'s use is, according to guitarist Peter Buck, from the 1964 film A Shot in the Dark, minus the apostrophe: Inspector Clouseau opens a car door, falling into a fountain. Maria: "You should get out of these clothes immediately. You'll catch your death of pneumonia, you will." Clouseau: "Yes, I probably will. But it's all part of life's rich pageant, you know?"
09/29/2020 09:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
Fake Empire
by The National
(183 plays) | (2 fans)

Good Morning John! Im HUGE fan of Cincinnati’s own…the National Could U play Fake Empire this AM? THANK YOU!!! BE WELL…
09/29/2020 09:35 AM
DJ: John Richards
Sledgehammer
by Peter Gabriel
(1 play) | (0 fans)

At least as of 2016, the video for "Sledgehammer" was still the most played video on MTV of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWJE0x7T4Q
09/29/2020 09:33 AM
DJ: John Richards

Asked about the lyric that references him ("This feels so unnatural, Peter Gabriel, too"), Gabriel told 6Music, "I haven't quite worked that out whether I should be doing that or substituting it with a name." He ended up replacing one of the lines with "And it feels so unnatural to sing your own name" when this cover was released.
09/29/2020 09:29 AM
DJ: John Richards
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
by Vampire Weekend
(117 plays) | (0 fans)

Today is my son Liam's 10th birthday! He loves the gorillaz, thievery Corp, and vampire weekend, could you play something for his bday while he online schools? He is a super resilient kid who brings constant comfort to his stressed out parents. He plays the bass, guitar and wants to start trombone with the remote school band. We love this kid more than words. -Sally -------------------------- Happy birthday Liam!
09/29/2020 09:23 AM
DJ: John Richards

“‘UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB’ is a song that screams GIRL POWER!” CHAI and Hinds said in a press release. “You might be from different countries, different languages, but at the end of the day, the music speaks for itself. You can hear it, you can feel it! It’s that type of song!"
09/29/2020 09:20 AM
DJ: John Richards
nowhere man
by tUnE-yArDs
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

“The song and the video for ‘nowhere, man’ were created under conditions of feeling squeezed and pushed to the brink — relatively, of course,” explains Merril Garbus. “I wanted to ask, ‘How loudly do I have to shout and sing before I’m heard?’ And the video asks, too, ‘What am I not hearing?’ We hope the music brings energy and a strong wind of encouragement to those who are shouting and singing loudly for justice right now.” Read more: https://bit.ly/2EJfxmd
09/29/2020 09:18 AM
DJ: John Richards
In The Morning
by Built to Spill
(148 plays) | (1 fan)

Built to Spill has two nights scheduled at the Crocodile, November 1st & 2nd. Not sure these can happen/are happening? Maybe they're doing some social distanced/online thing? Find out more: https://www.builttospill.com
09/29/2020 09:14 AM
DJ: John Richards
Wake Up Boo!
by The Boo Radleys
(25 plays) | (1 fan)

Hi John, Could you play “Wake Up Boo” by Boo Radleys for my wife Heather’s birthday today? Thanks! -Shawn ----------------------------- Happy Birthday Heather!
09/29/2020 09:07 AM
DJ: John Richards
Lovely Day
by Bill Withers
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

It’s feeling like it could be a lovely day. Any chance you can get Bill Withers to confirm this? -Mike in Seattle Confirmed. Definitely lovely today. Get outside before the smoke returns!
09/29/2020 09:02 AM
DJ: John Richards
Not Enough Time
by INXS
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Good morning! If you have a chance, I'd love to hear Not Enough Time by Inxs. Thanks and stay safe! -Russ in Seattle ----------------------- Welcome to Wherever You Are was released in the US 28 years ago. The lyrics to "Not Enough Time" were originally intended for another composition from Welcome To Wherever You Are, which later became the album's opening song 'Questions'. The original version can be heard on the 2002 remaster of the album.
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