Sept. 9, 2008

Season Debut
A lot has happened in the last few months – the school year ended, students and faculty dispersed, many of us enjoyed vacations, some of us saved money and had “staycations”, the Olympics occurred, the Minnesota State Fair came and went, and then we witnessed two raucous national political conventions, one just down the hill from us here in our own hometown. And suddenly, we are back in school, and it is already week two of the fall semester. As if on cue, the weather has cooled and the leaves are beginning to change color.

We hope you’ve all had some downtime in the last few months and are now settling into your fall routines. At KUST, there have been some incredible improvements to the studio, and we’ll be sitting in new chairs and facing a new direction when Great River Radio returns to the web waves tonight. And as always, we’re going to continue to tweak the program a little. We want to keep GRR fresh and interesting for our listeners – and ourselves. So, stay tuned to find out what’s in store.

For now, let’s just say that we have a backlog of music to share this week – from The Hold Steady, local sweetheart Haley Bonar, Alejandro Escovedo, The Ting Tings, Delta Spirit, Loudon Wainwright as well as his daughter Martha (live), David Byrne & Brian Eno together again, and something new from The Verve (that doesn’t sample a Rolling Stones song). All this, and so much more.

Fleet Foxes-White Winter Hymnal
The Verve-Love Is Noise
Teddy Thompson-Don’t Know What I Was Thinking
Emmylou Harris-Beyond the Great Divide
Oasis-The Shock of the Lightening
Delta Spirit-Children
Doveman-Let’s Hear It For the Boy
Nick Cave-Hold On To Yourself
Haley Bonar-Big Star
Jeremy Messersmith-Welcome to Suburbia
Mason Jennings-Fighter Girl
Martha Wainwright-You Cheated Me
David Byrne/Brian Eno-Strange Overtones
The Hold Steady-Constructive Summer
My Morning Jacket-Evil Urges
Moby-I Love to Move in Here
Lily Allen-Who’d Have Known
Watson Twins-How Am I to Be
Jenny Lewis-Acid Tongue
John Hiatt-Love You Again
Alejandro Escovedo-Always a Friend
Ting Tings-That’s Not My Name
Sondre Lerche-Modern Nature
Matt and Kim-Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare


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