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05/26/2022 11:56 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

"The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" features the Gospel Queens on backing vocals over an arrangement by the Menahan Street Band. See the late, beloved Charles Bradley in the video for "The World (Is Going Up in Flames)": https://youtu.be/IlNZlGWegcc Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires played live at the KEXP grand opening celebration in 2016, packing the Gathering Space with adoring fans. Watch this special performance here: https://youtu.be/Hbn4tTt9624 https://charlesbradley.bandcamp.com/ https://www.thecharlesbradley.com/
05/26/2022 11:49 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Jump into the Fire
by Harry Nilsson
(120 plays) | (0 fans)

Another legend lost today. Actor Ray Liotta, whose breakout role came in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film 'Goodfellas,' died in his sleep at the age of 67 in the Dominican Republic where he was working on a new film, titled 'Dangerous Waters.' He recently had a career resurgence, appearing in films like 'The Many Saints of Newark' and 'Marriage Story' - for which he shared a 2020 ensemble Indie Spirit Award. https://bit.ly/3MSE2vb Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire" was on the 'Goodfellas' soundtrack.
05/26/2022 11:45 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Leave It
by Yes
(1 play) | (0 fans)

We just learned the sad news that Alan White, drummer for the band Yes, has died at the age of 72 in his Seattle-area home. His wife confirmed the news, stating the cause of death as a brief illness. In addition to Yes, Alan drummed with John Lennon (on the famous track "Imagine" which John played at the end of his show today, among others), George Harrison, Ginger Baker's Air Force, and Joe Cocker. Alan joined Yes in 1972, bringing a powerful rock edge and sonic consistency to the band. His run with the band lasted more than half a century, culminating in 2021's album, 'The Quest.' https://bbc.in/3wLMKEC
05/26/2022 11:38 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by The Sugarcubes
(202 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy Birthday, Kayci!! "Birthday" is the song that brought Björk into the popular American consciousness. Released in August 1987 on the Sugarcubes debut album 'Life's Too Good,' it was the band's first international single. The song is most notable for Bjork's unique vocal gymnastics and for its odd lyrics about a girl who "threads worms on a string," "keeps spiders in her pocket," and "collects fly wings in a jar." https://bit.ly/3yYFnfR https://youtu.be/CiLzlaDYZP4
05/26/2022 11:35 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Fortune Teller
by Solomun
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Sea Lemon is the project of Seattle-based Natalie Lew. Her debut EP is out via Spirit Goth Records on May 20, 2022. https://sealemonmusic.bandcamp.com/releases Sea Lemon will be live at Sunset Tavern on Sunday, May 29. https://bit.ly/38ifvkg
05/26/2022 11:31 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Mitski
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Mitski is playing during Day In Day Out here at Seattle Center's Fisher Green Pavilion, August 12-14. Mitski is headlining Friday night. Check out the full line-up and schedule here: https://www.dayindayoutfest.com/ In this minimal synth track, Mitski recalls the sacrifices she had to make during her rise to fame and the naysayers who tried to dissuade her from pursuing her dream. But the song is really about making a connection. "It's basically my one shot at truly connecting with the listener and expressing myself to this person who hopefully will connect," the singer told Pitchfork. "And I'm trying to give everything I have, so that I can get my feeling to that person." https://bit.ly/3wRpKEf https://mitski.bandcamp.com/album/laurel-hell https://mitski.com/
05/26/2022 11:27 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Love Boat Captain
by Pearl Jam
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

The song is a deep and strong lyric where a protagonist founds himself/herself in another hidden and obscure day, as said by the character, a "God forgotten place". This leading figure sings about the mishaps of sailing into love, being aboard of a boat commanded by Love itself. At the beginning everything is beautiful, but then things become dark; questions began to appear and answers are lost and both events happen with no control. https://bit.ly/3lKVgyr The video was filmed at Seattle, Washington's Chop Suey club in September 2002. The video consists of a filmed live performance of the band rather than a conceptual video. It was one of five videos shot at the club to promote 'Riot Act.' Up to that point the band had not made any music videos since 1998's "Do the Evolution". The video was released in late 2002. https://bit.ly/3NCxII1 https://youtu.be/6XWqLJQ_7_k
05/26/2022 11:24 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
24 Frames
by Jason Isbell
(18 plays) | (0 fans)

Jason Isbell played live in the KEXP studio in March 2022. https://youtu.be/FAh3q0dowiE This song serves as a tribute to the city of Athens, Georgia, home to Isbell's former band, the Drive-By Truckers. Sound-wise, the track was inspired by Athens' most famous sons, the rock band R.E.M. "Twenty-four frames roll past the camera every second during a movie," Isbell explained to Rolling Stone Country. "I've seen some stuff that's faster, but [it] always looks like a British TV show. That's what the song is called, and I think it's really interesting - it kind of sounds like the way indie rock sounded when I was 15." https://bit.ly/3MUa8GX Official Video: https://youtu.be/ZtgPeNKpnyw Jason Isbell - "24 Frames" - Live on SoundStage, 2016: https://youtu.be/jkNzZFTgEvI https://jasonisbell.bandcamp.com/music
05/26/2022 11:14 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Dear Friend
by Jonathan Wilson
(24 plays) | (0 fans)

Jonathan Wilson closed out his live session in the KEXP studio with "Dear Friend." Watch the full session here: https://youtu.be/AZ53E9Y-9Ys Jonathan Wilson was born in the mid-'70s, but his music most clearly recalls an era whose heyday came a few years before he came into the world; the deep but gentle vibe of his songs is an echo of the Laurel Canyon mellow rock scene of the late '60s and early '70s, and it's no surprise that he found a home in the very same section of California years after the fact. https://jonathanwilson.bandcamp.com/album/fanfare https://www.songsofjonathanwilson.com/
05/26/2022 11:07 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
by Nick Hakim
(61 plays) | (0 fans)

Nick Hakim’s single “QADIR” is named for his late friend, Qadir Imhotep West, who passed away in 2018 at age 25 and whose childhood portrait graces the cover. https://bit.ly/3lKx2oi 'WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD' is the second studio album by American musician Nick Hakim. It was released in 2020. https://nickhakim.bandcamp.com/ http://nickhakim.com/