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06/07/2021 07:58 AM
DJ: John Richards
Born This Way
by Orville Peck
(16 plays) | (1 fan)

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. -- Orville Peck gets to cover Lady Gaga here. It’s fitting that Peck, a gay country artist, gets to put his own spin on one of the great Pride anthems of the last decade. "I am so honored and excited to be a part of the iconic legacy of this song and album. Thank you @ladygaga for askin me and Happy Pride y'all !!" the Canadian masked country musician tweeted.
06/07/2021 07:51 AM
DJ: John Richards
No One Knows
by Screaming Trees
(41 plays) | (0 fans)

Screaming Trees' Mark Lanegan's incredibly harrowing and honest memoir, " Sing Backwards and Weep," was released last year.: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/11/sing-backwards-and-weep-by-mark-lanegan-review-eye-popping-trip
06/07/2021 07:45 AM
DJ: John Richards
Black Hole Sun
by Brandi Carlile
(42 plays) | (1 fan)

Thank you thank you thank you for playing Brandi this morning!! It's been a long morning and this is helping to flip it around. Thanks for all you do! Carolyn in Northgate == Watch Brandi Carlile, Soundgarden (Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd), Peter Frampton, and Tim and Phil Hanseroth play "Black Hole Sun" to end the absolutely stunning "I am the Highway" Chris Cornell tribute at the Forum in Inglewood, Ca January 16, 2019.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu3dckdMIeU
06/07/2021 07:41 AM
DJ: John Richards

Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen are used to being compared to one another, and they don’t mind. In fact, they see it as the highest form of compliment. In this conversation, Van Etten speaks with Olsen about emerging from a year of solitude to create and collaborate.: https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/angel-olsen-sharon-van-etten -- Oh, don't miss the video for this new anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ibj87fwRaM
06/07/2021 07:34 AM
DJ: John Richards
You Are Not Alone
by Brandon Summers
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Hey can you play the You Are Not Alone song that Brandon Summers wrote for KEXP? ---Sophia -- In 2018, Brandon Summers reflected with KEXP on The Helio Sequence's classic "Keep Your Eyes Ahead.": https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/10/26/keep-your-eyes-ahead-looking-back-brandon-summers-helio-sequence/
06/07/2021 07:30 AM
DJ: John Richards
All the Colours of You
by James
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

James' 16th studio album came out last Friday, June 4th. A reviewer says it "might just be their strongest offering to date from the band's 38 year history.": https://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/james-all-the-colours-of-you
06/07/2021 07:27 AM
DJ: John Richards
You're Not Always On My Mind
by Quivers
(18 plays) | (0 fans)

Melbourne-by-way-of-Tasmania band Quivers is the project of Sam J. Nicholson, who started it to keep singing after losing a brother in a free-diving accident. This beautiful song about memory, loss, and resilience was selected by John as a KEXP Song of the Day: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2019/4/24/quivers-youre-not-always-my-mind/ --- John welcomed Quivers into the KEXP studio for a live performance in 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0PI_kACCJE&t=1220s
06/07/2021 07:23 AM
DJ: John Richards
In The Stone
by The Goon Sax
(46 plays) | (0 fans)

Brisbane band The Goon Sax write,"Really happy to be able to share this live vid we made for 'In the Stone.' Given the events of the last year or so it felt really important to us to document the live element of the album & our band in this moment. So this is some of that!" Watch the lightning flash as the band plays live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB2pvElMXgs&t=1s
06/07/2021 07:16 AM
DJ: John Richards
Jane Says (live)
by Jane's Addiction
(59 plays) | (0 fans)

It's Dave Navarro's birthday! The Jane's Addiction guitarist was born on this date in 1967. Earlier this year, he spoke at at a Yakima, Wshington YWCA event about losing his mother to domestic violence. Read the Yakima Herald story: https://bit.ly/3isrePF --- This live version of "Jane Says" was recorded at Irvine Meadows in 1991. https://www.janesaddiction.com/
06/07/2021 07:08 AM
DJ: John Richards
Let Down
by Radiohead
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Lead singer Thom Yorke: "I was pissed in a club, and I suddenly had the funniest thought I'd had for ages - what if all the people who were drinking were hanging from the bottles... if the bottles were hung from the ceiling with string, and the floor caved in, and the only thing that kept everyone up was the bottles? It's also about an enormous fear of being trapped." -- Attend another festival, Lollapalooza in Chicago in 2016, to see Radiohead perform a live version of "Let Down": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Xgj8RRgmE (Please note that Jonny Greenwood is playing his guitar in a different time signature than his colleagues.)
06/07/2021 07:01 AM
DJ: John Richards
Creep
by Prince
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

Good morning! It's Monday (!!) and you're listening to The Morning Show with John Richards. Welcome! -- Happy birthday to Prince Rogers Nelson, born on June 7th, 1958.: https://www.prince.com/ Five years after his death, online fan groups still provide comfort and connection: https://lat.ms/3iiEnuG -- It was April 26, 2008 at Coachella when Prince covered (and owned) Radiohead's "Creep." Watch him play out there in the dark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFXZNt4oLkE
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