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12/11/2020 08:57 AM
DJ: John Richards
Lovely Day
by Bill Withers
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Good morning, Morning show team. Thanks to you all I was able to make it through my med school interviews earlier this week. Not sure how those went, but I won't have to worry about that for 4-8 weeks so that is a future me problem. Anyways, just wanted to thank you for being there to help me through the rougher days and let you know I'm loving today's show! - Mason in Madison --- "Lovely Day" is a song written by Withers and Skip Scarborough, released in 1977 on 'Menagerie'. In this wonderful song, Bill Withers holds a note for 18 seconds. This legendary artist died earlier this year. Read a KEXP tribute: https://www.kexp.org/read/2020/4/3/rip-bill-withers/
12/11/2020 08:52 AM
DJ: John Richards
Sunday Afternoon
by The True Loves
(40 plays) | (0 fans)

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, featuring Jimmy Jones, will play John's lawn on Friday, January 29th. -- Seattle favorites The True Loves will release their next LP, "Sunday Afternoon," in early 2021. Just a few days ago, guitarist Jimmy James was interviewed about this new release.: https://americansongwriter.com/sunday-afternoon-the-true-loves-album-interview/ --- The True Loves performed this song and others live for KEXP listeners at The Little London Plane during Upstream Music Fest in 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2njMBxlnmM
12/11/2020 08:46 AM
DJ: John Richards
Weirdo
by The Charlatans
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

See video of a live performance in 1992: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BFm8PweGvk
12/11/2020 08:42 AM
DJ: John Richards

Good morning John. Today is my ex-husband (and father of my two teenage children)'s birthday. I would like to extend him a happy birthday by playing one of our dear songs from Echo & Bunnymen -- Lips like Sugar. We've known one another for over 20 years and it hasn't always been easy, obviously, but one thing that remains is that we have care for one another and, during this lockdown/pandemic, I am grateful for his parental support. It's never too late to show up for your family and I'm grateful that he's chosen to show up during this time. Happy birthday, Michael. Christine --- Yes, happy birthday, Michael! -- Someone wrote about the video, "I'm going back to the 80's. Who's coming with me?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hGcJA8fXvU
12/11/2020 08:38 AM
DJ: John Richards
Cannonball
by The Breeders
(232 plays) | (2 fans)

Thanks for the request, Sky. --- An interviewer in 2013 asked Kim Deal if she had a sense this song would be a hit. She replied: "Did we record a song that opened with me saying, 'Check 1-2,' and then loads of vocal feedback from my brother's harmonica mike, and think, 'This is destined for radio?' That was the sort of thing that didn't get you played on the radio then. We thought no one would play it." https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-breeders/cannonball The music video for "Cannonball" was directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxvkI9MTQw4
12/11/2020 08:30 AM
DJ: John Richards
The Mandalorian
by Ludwig Göransson
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Dear John, With so much heavy in 2020, Henry on the mic has been a light in my life. The kid cracks me up regularly! and to witness his confidence growing over this year has brought much joy, Henry is a beautiful lil human, just like his parents. Much love and a healthy new year.-Sahrah --- Watch as Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Goransson scores "The Mandalorian": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXJa1YcV6OQ
12/11/2020 08:26 AM
DJ: John Richards
Raconte-Moi Une Histoire
by M83
(219 plays) | (1 fan)

The title translates to "Tell Me A Story." but we know it as "The Frog Song"! "Do you want to play with me? We can be a whole group of friends....": https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858880369/ "It would be great, right?"
12/11/2020 08:23 AM
DJ: John Richards
Show Me
by Mint Royale feat. Pos from ...
(17 plays) | (0 fans)

Hey Henry (and the rest of Sparkle Motion), Yesterday, your dad saved the morning by playing the best holiday song ever right before "school" started. Today, maybe you could save the morning by timing the Friday Song for about 8:25/30. It would make this 5th grade teacher and his students (over Zoom, of course) really happy. Friday Morning Dance Party, right? If not, maybe your dad could play the Frog Song by M83 at that time instead. Can you ask him for us? Happy Friday all--we've got this, I think. Mr. Reichert (Andy) --PDX ----- Teachers put a smile across our faces for life!
12/11/2020 08:19 AM
DJ: John Richards
There's No Other Way
by Blur
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

This was the second single from Blur's 1991 debut album, "Leisure." Here's a 2012 retrospective on the album: https://consequenceofsound.net/2012/08/dusting-em-off-blur-leisure/
12/11/2020 08:16 AM
DJ: John Richards

The Gorillaz have dropped the trailer for their Song Machine Live From Kong virtual shows taking place this weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of December. The 14-piece virtual band led by Damon Albarn will play songs from Gorillaz’ new album and audiovisual project,’Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez’ - blending real time performance from the basement of Kong Studios with exclusive animation by Jamie Hewlett. Read more and watch that trailer here: https://djmag.com/news/gorillaz-drops-trailer-mixed-reality-live-shows-14-piece-band
12/11/2020 08:13 AM
DJ: John Richards
Rabbit Hole
by Cherry Glazerr
(30 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy 24th birthday to Clementine Creevy, singer/songwriter, Cherry Glazerr! -- It was only March, 2019 when Cherry Glazerr gave a terrific live performance in the KEXP studio (It seems like much, much longer!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-zNwHUO3Sg
12/11/2020 08:11 AM
DJ: John Richards
Supernova
by Liz Phair
(25 plays) | (0 fans)

Hi John! I wanted to request a song for my friend Michael's birthday today. He and I have been listening to KEXP together for years. We both discovered it together when we lived in NYC. Now he is in Philly and I’m in Minneapolis, but we both enjoy listening to the Morning Show together from far apart. Could you play Supernova by Liz Phair b for him on his birthday? Thanks! ---Emily --- Happy birthday, Michael! -- Here's a fascinating look at the recording of this lead single off Phair's second album, "Whip-Smart": https://www.mixonline.com/recording/classic-tracks-supernova-liz-phair-367593
12/11/2020 08:06 AM
DJ: John Richards
Helicopter
by Deerhunter
(216 plays) | (2 fans)

Good morning John, You're not alone.. morning faithful strong
12/11/2020 08:01 AM
DJ: John Richards
Boy
by DSR
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

This is Desire's cover of Book of Love's 1986 classic "Boy." Watch the official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUhY6XrKPPE&list=PLNqUrPN0FE4Ze6LNNYI0bB_HSv-R2C6q0
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