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No truth to the rumor that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is a big fan of Captain Sensible and crew, but if he was, I bet he’d really like Jet Boy Jet Girl and Billy Bad Breaks. But I do know Goodell is not a fan of waiting for a blackout.
Bikini Drag by The Pyramids (from Penetration! The Best of the Pyramids, Sundazed, 1995)
Ahhhhhh…music from a simpler time. 1995.
Pastel Blue by Artie Shaw (from Greatest Big Band Classics, Stardust, 2009)
I once had a next door neighbor who told stories of her youthful days in NYC. Her favorite memories, she said, were of trips to the local halls to see the likes of Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra and dozens of others. Admission was something ridiculous…always under a buck, if I remember correctly…and in telling these stories she imbued a sense that New York was the best place to be in the 40’s and 50’s. I can see why. I hope you’re doing well, Ella, wherever you are.
Let’s Take a Trip to Melbourne by Clem Williams (from Waltzing Matilda: Songs from Australia, Sounds of the World, 1998)
I picked this CD up before the Sydney Olympics, and the thrifty side of me rejoices that it’s still in the OAG rotation…
Bargain by the Who (from Who’s Next, MCA, 1971)
I’d call that a bargain…the best Jim Furyk’s ever had. THE BEST HE’S EVER HAAAAAAAAAAD!!!
Tommy Gun by The Clash (from Give ‘em Enough Rope, CBS, 1978)
Tommy Heinsohn actually painted the cover of the seminal Clash record. Check it out:
This program aired on September 30, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.
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