On tonight’s program we start off with some breezy mile-high club jetsetters like Addy Flor, Fritz Maldener, Bobby Byrne and Charles Fox. We then get to a bunch of requests from our resourceful listeners who always do a good job in challenging me and the Higher-than-fi team; next we’ll experience a super set of BIGGUITARS including the deep tremelo of Johnny Guitar, and end the night with a record titled “A Night Cap with Larry” at the Coco Palms Hotel.
In the “Ooh”… Hot on the heels of the Lee Perry/Subatomic performance at the Cedar, we got on the air and did the Push Push one more time, before the guy we like to call Neil “Ska”-daka did the Jellyfish. The King and Queen were there, doing some Warm and Tender Ska in the Middle of the Night… with a Firestick as the only light source! Oh, that Astro ‘Gator? He was out in space, swimming among the stars. It’s all there in the playlist! A 2Tone era (not “label”) set included a guy from Hawkwind, a guy from Mott the Hoople, and some Lambrettas. All of ‘em, actually! The Cap’n took us back to the ’60s with Tracey Dey, Ria Bartok and The Don. Sherwood previewed a tribute to legendary Godzilla soundtrack composers Akira Ifukube and Masaru Sato(h). (We’ve seen the name elsewhere with and without the h. The Ventures, Arthur Lyman, Mike Simpson, Weather Report and Emerson Lake & Palmer also Worked their way into Hour 2, before the back-announce. Where was Ringo? Quadruple-Ringrolling you in Hour 3, of course! See the non-reg playlist for the in-depth details on the 4@4… we went all-out for this! We also proudly debuted our brand-newly-hatched 3-eyed Froggie named Greenhenge, which Dr. Strangedub from Echo Chamber describes as “The Skatalites meet Martin Denny”… ExotiSKA, anyone?
Atypically this program features two interviews; in the first segment Josh Wise from the MN Fair Trade Coalition (MNFairTradeCoalition.org) joins me with an update on the global trade market currently. At the top of the second hour I get to speak with the actor playing Sandra from the upcoming touring production "FELA" coming in early June to the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul.