Music Blog 1/23/2010

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Leaving on A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary (from The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary, Warner Brothers/Rhino, 2005)

Gary's Take:  After writing this song in 1966, John Denver could have stopped writing songs altogether and supported himself and several British protectorates quite comfortably, even if he had lived to a ripe old age. But he had to write a bunch more top 40 hits, too. Showoff…

Twins by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (from Nobody Else Like Me: Celebrating the Diversity of Children)

Gary's Take: So nice we should have played it twice.

This is the Song (Wherein We Expand on the Proper Pronunciation of Zheng Jie) by Jamie Ciocco.

Gary's Take:  A musical pronunciation guide for Chinese tennis star Zheng Jie is very helpful, but where is help regarding Rajon Rondo or Cuauhtemoc Blanco?

Song of the Sewer by Art Carney (from Dr. Demento 25th Anniversary Collection, Rhino, 1995)

Gary's Take:  I heard that the venerable Mr. Carney always wanted to be a professional singer, but that he washed out.

Purple and Gold by Prince (from The Purple Internets)Gary's Take:  Charlie Pierce argues that the “New England, the Patriots and We” is the worst fight song ever. I’m not so sure. Let us know what you think!

This program aired on January 22, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.