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09/09/2021 09:57 AM
DJ: John Richards
Alive And Kicking
by Simple Minds
(39 plays) | (0 fans)

What you gonna do when things go wrong? What you gonna do when it all cracks up? What you gonna do when the love burns down? What you gonna do when the flames go up? Who is gonna come and turn the tide? What's it gonna take to make a dream survive? Who's got the touch to calm the storm inside? Who's gonna save you? Alive and kicking Stay until your love is Alive and kicking Stay 'til your love is Until your love is, alive
09/09/2021 09:49 AM
DJ: John Richards
This Is The Sea
by The Waterboys
(183 plays) | (0 fans)

"Now if you're feelin' weary...If you've been alone too long....Maybe you've been suffering from...A few too many...Plans that have gone wrong..." Here are the lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/waterboys/thisisthesea.html -- Want to read a lovely tribute to this now-37 -year-old album?: https://bit.ly/3eW4BBB
09/09/2021 09:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
Daughter (live)
by Pearl Jam
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

"It's getting harder and harder to say 'it's okay'" - Eddie Vedder asking for help from the audience during this performance at The Gorge. Don't forget you can ask for help too! For a list of resources, you can go here: https://www.kexp.org/musicheals/
09/09/2021 09:37 AM
DJ: John Richards
Just Breathe
by Pearl Jam
(35 plays) | (0 fans)

Consequence of Sound's Matthew Taub wrote a retrospective of this album for the magazine's special @ the band's 30th anniversary. Check out "Making The Case for Pearl Jam's 'Backspacer': https://bit.ly/3mbhhpS -- "Just Breathe" - Live Austin City Limits 2009: https://youtu.be/Eo-UKCxCglg
09/09/2021 09:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Arlo Parks
(68 plays) | (0 fans)

Arlo Parks has shared of "Hope": "The song surrounds isolation, being present in your pain and knowing that you’re not the only one on the planet feeling low. I think especially in times like these it’s important to focus on the inevitability that things will get better." -- See the video, which Parks calls "a warm, vibrant exploration of friendship and introversion.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d-blfWHSng --- DJ Gabriel Teodros hosted Arlo Parks in a KEXP Live at Home session: https://youtu.be/yQHmIt9OVGU https://arloparks.bandcamp.com
09/09/2021 09:29 AM
DJ: John Richards
You Are Not Alone
by Mavis Staples
(57 plays) | (0 fans)

“You’re Not Alone” by Mavis Staples? I saw Jeff Tweedy perform this back in July in my first live show in what felt like forever. It’s a great song that I think fits in well today. Thanks for the music. Paul from Danbury ============= Jeff Tweedy produced the album. He told the story of this song to Mojo magazine: "That came out of a conversation with Mavis, where I told her my theory that all music basically says the same thing, which is: you're not alone. Even a kid in his room listening to the most abrasive punk rock or heavy metal, what they're really getting out of it is, 'We're in this with you.' Somewhere down deep there's a communication happening that's sustaining. So after we talked, I thought that'd be a good song to try and write for this record." https://www.songfacts.com/facts/mavis-staples/you-are-not-alone
09/09/2021 09:23 AM
DJ: John Richards
Under Pressure
by Queen and David Bowie
(56 plays) | (0 fans)

Listen to the isolated vocals on this track. It's PURE MAGIC. https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/queen-david-bowies-isolated-vocal-under-pressure-will-give-you-goosebumps-23259
09/09/2021 09:20 AM
DJ: John Richards
Keep Your Eyes Ahead
by The Helio Sequence
(326 plays) | (2 fans)

The seeds for Keep Your Eyes Ahead were sown in 2001. On September 6th, my mother received a call that nobody ever wants to get: her husband, my stepfather, had been killed in a truck accident in Colusa, CA. Martin had been driving trucks for the last few years for a glass company making deliveries weekly from Portland to San Francisco. Heavy wildfires had clogged the air along I-5 with smoke, and with little visibility, he had collided with a truck stopped in front of him. He died instantly. It was devastating. Martin was an amazing man who was my mother’s soul mate. He was the stability in the family, a quiet but strong person. They had just bought a new house together, the first in my mother’s life. And she had gone back to school and completed her court reporting degree. Things had been looking so good after so many years of struggle and with Martin’s death, it felt like the ground had been ripped out from beneath her and our family. In 2018, Brandon Summers looked back ten years to discuss the album "Keep Your Eyes Ahead" with KEXP: https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/10/26/keep-your-eyes-ahead-looking-back-brandon-summers-helio-sequence/
09/09/2021 09:17 AM
DJ: John Richards
You Are Not Alone
by Brandon Summers
(1 play) | (0 fans)

09/09/2021 09:12 AM
DJ: John Richards
Waiting On A Friend
by The Rolling Stones
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

Just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me on Tuesday. It's been a crazy week and today is helping more. Music does heal and I feel like we all have some healing to do, no matter what the other people think they see of us on the outside. For what it's worth, I'm no longer hearing Paint It Black constantly. I've moved to Waiting On A Friend. For the record, I'm not a Stones fan at all. Weird what gets in your head sometimes. Thanks and stay safe! Russ === Mick Jagger said in 1983: "Just let me be cynical for a moment. First of all, it's really NOT about waiting on a woman friend. It's just about a FRIEND; it doesn't matter if it's a man or a woman. I can see people saying, Oh, we're all much older now, Mick's writing this much more compassionate stuff, must be about a real person. But that's only in their perception of it."
09/09/2021 09:05 AM
DJ: John Richards
Miles From Nowhere
by Cat Stevens
(1 play) | (0 fans)

I know this is a bit divergent from “normal’ KEXP programming, but I recently fell into a pretty major slump and fell back on a song that has kept me afloat many times – Miles from Nowhere (Cat Stevens / Yusuf). Thanks to KEXP for caring. ❤ Caleb ========== Music matters! You are not alone Caleb!