Arts and Entertainment

Song of the Day 9/17: OK Go, “Obsession”

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Music videos seem like artifacts of the past, but bands still release them, only with smaller budgets. One thing has improved — back in the ’80s you had to wait for MTV to play the video you wanted to see. Today you can go to YouTube and watch the video to “Obsession” over and over […]

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Song of the Day 9/16: Willie Nelson, “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)”

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I was going to go with something a little more spiritual for Sunday, but when I heard about this cover of Ned Sublette’s “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other),” it seemed like breaking news. You’ve probably heard that Willie Nelson is headlining a benefit for Beto O’Rourke in Austin later this month, news […]

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Song of the Day 9/15: The Englishman-German-Jew Blues

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Saturday is the only night of the week I like the true blues, the sad, soulful kind sung in pain. But Saturday is also the night I’m most in the mood for some laughs. If I can’t make up my mind, I can always play “The Englishman-German-Jew Blues,” a slow jam pairing comedian Albert Brooks […]

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Song of the Day 9/14: Cowboy Song

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I guess El Som didn’t want to break the news that it was only me playing guest DJ for his week off. I’ll warn you now that I have ridiculously catholic tastes, but I’ll try to stick to stuff you maybe haven’t heard for a while, or ever. When Friday rolls around I crave the […]

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 13, 2018

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This is from the Richard & Linda Thompson infamous “Tour From Hell”. Richard had taken up with another woman, but contractual obligations forced them to tour together following the release of ‘Shoot Out The Lights’.  ‘Shoot’ was a compelling chronicle of the disintegration of their relationship and one of the best albums of the 1980’s.  […]

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 12, 2018

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RT and Bonnie Raitt perform one of Richard’s most beautiful songs:

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 11, 2018

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Looks like it’s Richard Thompson Week.  When he performed at the Gild Hall, it was truly a mesmerizing concert.  Top-notch songwriter, one of the best guitar players on the planet, and a strong expressive voice.  No, he may not be the most lovable guy around, but his songs are true works of art. Like this […]

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 10, 2018

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In which Richard Thompson creates one of the most unsympathetic narrators of all-time (h/t to XPN’s Julian Booker):

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 9, 2018

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Well, not a summer shower, exactly, but still…  

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 8, 2018

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Haven’t heard this in a long time.  Sets the perfect mood for today:

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 7, 2018

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Self-explanatory.  Why should we suffer alone?  Let’s all suffer together:  

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Song Of The Day: September 6, 2018

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Self-explanatory:

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 5, 2018

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This is our country.  Vote like it tomorrow:

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