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The Music BlogBack to School by Cheap Time (from Cheap Time, In the Red Records, 2008)

Wow, when I heard this I thought "Could there possibly be an obscure punk/pop band from the '70's that escaped my notice?" After all, I once owned a record by Dirty Looks. Then I saw the cover, with its grainy photograph of slightly pouty, disaffected dudes and a pink disco-style logo and I was sure this was a late '70's release. But no. This record is from 2008. Well done, Cheap Time!

I Will Play for Gumbo by Jimmy Buffet (from Beach House on the Moon, Island, 1999)

Oh, the grief I have taken over the years, mainly from the various Only A Game Technical Directors, for selecting the occasional Jimmy Buffet song to play on the program. So imagine my surprise when our current TD (and cutting edge math rocker) John Perotti ran this by me.

As Reginald van Gleason would say, "Mmmmmmy, how the tables have turned".

Mt. Moriah by Tallahassee (from Jealous Hands, self-released CD, 2011)

I like this song quite a bit, but even if I didn't, I wouldn’t make that info public. The guitarist/banjoist/harmonicist is 6'6" and nearly 300 pounds. And he lives pretty close to where I work.

Heaven Ain't For Me (from Jealous Hands, self-released CD, 2011)

Ditto.

Magic Bus by The Who (from Magic Bus, Decca, 1968)

Every day I get confused. And run the marathon that brings me to you.

Sojourner's battle Hymn by Sweet Honey in the Rock (from Still on the Journey, Earthbeat, 1993)

Did I mention how much I like the new songs by Tallahassee?

This segment aired on October 15, 2011. The audio for this segment is not available.

Gary Waleik Producer, Only A Game
Gary Waleik is a producer for Only A Game.

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