Thursday, February 11th, Thomas Mullen calls in to talk about his second novel, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers. His first novel, The Last Town on Earth was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today, was a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction.
Also this week, we talk with Erin Hart about her new book False Mermaid, the third in her mystery series combining forensics, archaeology, and history with Irish myth and mystery and featuring Nora Gavin and Cormac Maguire. The previous two books are Haunted Ground and Lake of Sorrows.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3:58
-Spirits of Rhythm / I’ve Got the World on a String / 1933-45 / Classics / 3:32
-Holiday, Billie / Born to Love / Quintessential / Columbia / 2:41
-Tampa Red / When Love Comes In / Bluebird Recordings / Bluebird / 2:53
-Lion / I Am Happy to Be in Love / West Indian Rhythm / Bear Family / 2:18
-Revard, Jimmie his Oklahoma Playboys / Let Me Live and Love You / Western Swing and Country Jazz / JSP / 2:43
The second Thursday of the month and a mile of snow on the ground…It can mean only one thing: Hotpants! You will shake; you will shimmy; you will shing-a-ling. Be sure to check out the 45 by former NFL great Rosie Grier.
Our RSST run-up to Skalentine’s Day has Tommy McCook introducing the night’s proceedings with his rocksteady take on The World Needs Love,
a song called Sock It To Me Baby by no less than The Valentines(!) a Sherwoodian left-turn detour into the love of video game soundtracks (Harry Hosono’s arrangement of Galaga), and a back-on-track SEVEN Lollipops in a row, including three that Ernest Ranglin played on! The Rico/TSPO collab L-O-V-E also gets reprised before the show concludes. That’s amore!
The darker side of love is being delved into tonight in the 18th Annual Love Stinks show. Jackson Buck joins me tonight for many songs of heartbreak. We have had so many requests that we will be playing more again next week!