Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ladies & Gentlemen, The President of the United States of Americana: Kurt B. Reighley

On Thursday, at precisely 1pm, KEXP’s DJ El Toro (which mean “The Bull” to you gringos), aka: Kurt B. Reighley, will be slipping on a pair of KBCS sanctioned headphones and engaging in a meandering, subversive, and inspiring discourse on … Continue reading

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Mr. Watson Goes To Nashville: Carryin’ On

Everything evolves. When I began hosting a country music show almost ten years ago at KBCS, my playlists were heavy in the hard honky tonk and western swing sounds of the 1940s and 50s, the 1960s – era Bakersfield sound, … Continue reading

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Mean Old Man: Jerry Lee Lewis

What are you doing for Halloween? Might I recommend a quick jaunt to Budapest to see the greatest living rock n’ roller show you how it’s done. Don’t take my word for it; Jerry Lee Lewis will confirm that as … Continue reading

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A Blue Moon, A Woman, A Song (Not Necessarily In That Order)

By the 16th century the church calendar and lunar cycle had become out of sync, and every two or three years a second full moon would appear within the same month. It was nicknamed a “belewe” moon from old English, … Continue reading

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Peter Case Cheats Death: Wig!

“Wig! It’s not just a way of life, it’s an explosive reaction against the tension of living in an insane century.” -Peter Case Yes, friends, Peter Case has cheated death. He stared the ghoul in the eye, gave it the … Continue reading

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Pod People Get Above Their Raising

Down here at the end of a stone wall, where the creek runs cold and the grass grows wild, music sounds different. It howls and rushes and laughs and cries. There are sweetheart waltzes and breakdowns, songs of love and … Continue reading

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Searching for The Vahalla of Summer

September has arrived, quietly and with little gust. The beautifully kept grasses of Safeco Field have turned brittle and if you’re close enough, and using binoculars, you can see the tips of the blades have a certain brown tinge to … Continue reading

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