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01/21/2022 08:56 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Sky Cries Mary
(133 plays) | (0 fans)

John Richards had the opportunity to interview Roderick Wolgamott of local band Sky Cries Mary about the 90's Seattle scene: https://www.kexp.org/read/2019/7/23/roderick-wolgamott-sky-cries-mary-90s-seattle-scene/
01/21/2022 08:54 AM
DJ: John Richards
Too Late Now
by Wet Leg
(74 plays) | (0 fans)

Wet Leg are playing a sold-out show at the Sunset Tavern on Saturday, March 26, 2022! -- This duo swept KEXP by storm with their singles, “Wet Dream” and “Chaise Longue” in 2021. They dropped two new singles and announced their self-titled debut album will be released in April 2022. DJ Larry Mizell Jr. sat down with British band Wet Leg for a recent KEXP Sound & Vision podcast and found out just how silly they really are. Check out the whole segment here: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/sound-vision/2021/11/30/getting-silly-wet-leg/ https://www.wetlegband.com
01/21/2022 08:50 AM
DJ: John Richards
Lightning Bolts
by Deep Sea Diver
(36 plays) | (0 fans)

Deep Sea Diver will be playing Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater in Tacoma, WA on Thursday and Friday, February 10th and 11th, 2022.: https://www.thisisdeepseadiver.com/news/2022-west-coast-tour -- This record was written after Jessica Dobson's experience with depression. She spoke with Emily Fox for KEXPs Sound & Vision about her journey on the album. Read/listen here: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/sound-vision/2020/10/16/deep-sea-divers-journey-healing-and-empathy-impossible-weight/ https://thedeepseadiver.bandcamp.com/album/impossible-weight
01/21/2022 08:41 AM
DJ: John Richards
She's Lost Control
by Joy Division
(21 plays) | (0 fans)

Ian Curtis worked at the Job Centre in his hometown of Macclesfield, Cheshire, finding positions for people with special needs. One of his clients was a girl with epilepsy. At one point in 1978, Curtis noticed that the girl had stopped coming into the department. He later discovered she’d had a fit in her sleep and had tragically died. The incident inspired Curtis to write a new song about the girl: "She's Lost Control." Son after that, it was confirmed that Curtis, too, had epilepsy.: https://www.radiox.co.uk/artists/joy-division/what-is-shes-lost-control-by-joy-division-about/
01/21/2022 08:38 AM
DJ: John Richards
Needles In The Camel's Eye
by Brian Eno
(56 plays) | (0 fans)

This one's for 4-year-old Arlo, dancing to The Morning Show! -- "Here Come the Warm Jets" was Eno’s groundbreaking solo debut album, made after he left Roxy Music. He wrote this song with another Roxy Music guy, Phil Manzanera.: https://classicalbumsundays.com/brian-eno-here-warm-jets/
01/21/2022 08:33 AM
DJ: John Richards
by David Bowie
(258 plays) | (1 fan)

Hey John! Got a request. My kid Maddox and pals Jack and Andrew just got their booster yesterday and Maddox is feeling like a dumpster fire this morning but said it was worth it to Kick COVID's butt. Could you play Heroes for all the folks out there getting boosted and working in our hospitals Thanks! Keep killing it this morning --Tony -- "Although the song is a love story about a couple who are having their relationship snatched from their grasp, because of Bowie and Eno’s knack for songwriting ‘Heroes’ took on a universal meaning which allows any listener the opportunity to relate to it in one sense or another. Despite Bowie only being 30 when he released the track, it elevated him to his deserved legendary status and confirmed his godlike gift." Here's the story behind this wonderful song: https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/david-bowie-heroes-story-behind-song/
01/21/2022 08:28 AM
DJ: John Richards
Baba O'Riley
by The Who
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

The title refers to the band's guitarist Pete Townshend's two leading philosophical and musical inspirations: spiritual master Maher Baba and minimalist composer Terry Riley. -- In 2019, Roger Daltrey said that this song speaks to generation after generation. "The main advice I give youngsters is to be very aware of what you are getting into on social media. Because life is not looking down at screens, it is looking up. We are heading for catastrophe with the addiction that is going on in the younger generation. Your life will disappear if you are not careful. You are being controlled, and that is terrible."
01/21/2022 08:27 AM
DJ: John Richards
Rush (12″ mix)
by Big Audio Dynamite II
(1 play) | (0 fans)

One of the many samples in “Rush” and perhaps the most obvious one is Peter Sellers’ line--“Yes, yes, delightful, delightful"--- and the ensuing monologue on how “not everything’s singing” and on the importance of “rhythm and melody”. This bit leads into an extended bridge with a wicked sampled break beat and the keyboards from “Baba O’Riley”. Here's a guide to the samples on this song: https://www.whosampled.com/Big-Audio-Dynamite/Rush/samples/
01/21/2022 08:22 AM
DJ: John Richards

3 negative covid tests for me this week.. kids at home w/ “it” . Everyone was vaxxed
01/21/2022 08:16 AM
DJ: John Richards

Morning John. If it pleases the DJ, could you play some Neil Diamond this morning? Today is the 1 yr date since my mom Marilyn passed and she was a HUGE Neil fan. Like everyone should be, obviously. Either way, you are very much appreciated. Hope you and the fam have a great weekend
01/21/2022 08:07 AM
DJ: John Richards
Once In A Lifetime
by Talking Heads
(108 plays) | (1 fan)

Choreographer Toni Basil filled in some details about the choreography for this video: "He [Byrne] wanted to research movement, but he wanted to research movement more as an actor, as does David Bowie, as does Mick Jagger. They come to movement in another way, not as a trained dancer. Or not really interested in dance steps. He wanted to research people in trances - different trances in church and different trances with snakes. So we went over to UCLA and USC, and we viewed a lot of footage of documentaries on that subject. And then he took the ideas, and he 'physicalized' the ideas from these documentary-style films.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IsSpAOD6K8
01/21/2022 08:01 AM
DJ: John Richards
Freedom 90
by George Michael
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

"Sometimes the clothes do not make the man..." George Michael was trying to free himself from the shackles of Sony, which was his record label at the time. They created an image for him to promote his Faith album, and Michael was now trying to distance himself from it. In the video, all the Faith trademarks explode: the jacket, the jukebox, the guitar.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYAc7gB-0A