I got the chance to play guest DJ on Lara’s show, Atlantic Cable, this Sunday. She played some songs, I played some songs, and I was tasked with “sneaking the word poutine into the broadcast.” Thanks for having me on Lara, it was a lot of fun hearing some new music!
I’m home for thanksgiving, but don’t think for a second that’s going to stop the music! We started things off today with a couple of listener requests: “Do It Again” by Steely Dan (I was asked to play something Steely Dan by “ur fav dj from england.” She’s on WCBN from 1 to 2 PM every Sunday, go check her show out!), and “Sometimes a Fantasy” by Billy Joel.
Some other personal highlights are a couple songs from Supertramp’s 1985 album Brother Where You Bound, and “The Weight” by The Band.
I have Brother Where You Bound in my record collection at home here in Boston, and that’s what got me into it. I love the whole album, so it’s definitely worth a listen if you like what you heard from it today.
As far as “The Weight” goes, I was inspired to put it on today after I watched The Last Waltz over the weekend. If you like The Band and/or concert films in general, it’s definitely worth a watch. They play a lot of their hits, plus a number of songs written by their star-studded cast of guests (among them is one of my favorite tracks from the movie, “Caravan” featuring Van Morrison).
Tune in again next week, and until then go blue!
I finally got the opportunity to broadcast a show from the WCBN studio. Due to COVID protocols at the station, my normal show time has to be done remotely. This Tuesday, I came into the studio at midnight to go on the air! I had a great time, and definitely learned a lot from trying to juggle three turntables, three CD players, and the sound board all while sorting through WCBN’s huge catalog of music.