Birthdays are funny – aren’t they? Happy birthday to me. There’s a line I crossed – that line that says, “dude you’re old now.” They’re right you know — I don’t feel “old.” I know old people — like over 80 old. I’m not that. Long way to 80. Lots of music to do until then. Will I feel “old” when I turn 80? I’ll let you know when I get there. Until then, this is what I got … music … Colorado music.
I did sound for Lionel Young this weekend. He told me there’s a new album coming out late Feb/early March. There’s also a new Wendy Woo Band album due out about the same time, if memory serves. Also coming in two weeks, a conversation with Wendy and her husband Charles in their home on Offstage Beyond the Music.
Word on the street this weekend is that Eck’s Saloon in Denver (Lakewood) has shut down. Unconfirmed reports suggest they “couldn’t pay the bills.” There is speculation among some that the previous owners will take it over and reopen. Will see what I can find out Monday.
So, Open Air 1340 AM is set to move to 102.3 FM on Monday Jan 26 — this should be fun. Look out DENVER!
(EDIT) This move is not unprecedented. In 2005, KCUV / 1510 AM, Denver’s first and only attempt at an Americana format, moved onto 102.3 FM. The experiment lasted three years. Better luck to Open Air, a Colorado Public Radio (CPR) station. Also, Paris on the Platte closed.
I also spoke with John Magnie this weekend (Young Ancients/the Subdudes). He let me know the new Y/A album will be out late Feb/early March … to tease it here’s a new video.
PLAYLIST S9 EP3
(D) = debut lp/ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp/ep
Dusty Drapes & the Dusters “Talkin’ Boogie” from The Red Album (1981)
C.W. McCall “Wolf Creek Pass” from Best Of C W Mccall (1997)
(D) Ben Gallagher “Hungry Ghost” from Heart Shaped Rocks (2015) Zephyr “Don’t Come Back” from Heartbeat (1982)
(N) Strange Americans “The Scene” from That Kind of Luster (2014) Such (Su Charles) “Open Book” from Trial and Error (2014)
The Motet “Like We Own It” from The Motet (2014)
(N) Maxwell Hughes “Pulled One Over” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
(D) Danielle Ate the Sandwich “The Drawing Back of Curtains” from The Drawing Back of Curtains (2015)
Whiskey Blanket “Pound Boom” from No Object (2010)
Matt Skellenger “Momentum” from New Radio (2014)
Bob Lind “Colorado Line” from Colorado Line (1971)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Some of Shelly’s Blues” from Uncle Charlie (1970)
(D) Todd Adelman “Right Before You Said Hello” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
The Samples “Wild River” from Return to Earth (2001)
(D) Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy “Funky to the Bone” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
OneRepublic “Love Runs Out” from Native (2013)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Resignation Superman” from Beautiful World (1997)
Jennifer Lane “I’m So Ready” from In A Magazine (2008)
Kate LeRoux “It Doesn’t Matter At All” from Phoenix (2014)
Dana Landry Trio “Frank’s Tune” from Memphis Skyline (2014)