March 3, 2009

You’ve heard a lot of talk about stimulus packages lately, not to mention deficits and depressions and every morning it seems that “_______ is the worst in __ years” and the numbers keep getting bigger.

On the other hand, March came in like a lamb. The sun has been shining more and you can hear birds chirping over the bad news when comes over the radio. They haven’t heard the news. They are just aware that the days are longer and slightly warmer, and they are looking for nest locations for the spring. No housing crisis for them.

Here is another bit of good news: Great River Radio has a stimulus package for you today and it won’t cost you (or your great great grandchildren) anything. We know you want it.

We’ve got a nice line up today with music from Lisa Hannigan and The Low Anthem who were just in town last week. And can you believe that Van Morrison’s classic “Astral Weeks” is celebrating its 40th birthday. There will be a live performance from The White Stripes and songs about rolling heads from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Frightened Rabbit. You want (friendly) stimulation? How about “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked” from Norwegian Ida Maria? And guess who’s coming to town? It’s Peter Bjorn and John, The Heartless Bastards (with one of our favorite new discoveries, The Gaslight Anthem) and M. Ward. We’ve got songs from all of them.

Ok, maybe we can’t stimulate the global economy. But we can turn you on with some outstanding new music.


One Hundred Million Years-M. Ward
I Don’t Know-Lisa Hannigan
To Ohio-The Low Anthem
River of Dirt-Marisa Nadler
Nothing to Worry About-Peter Bjorn & John
Hold Your Head High-Heartless Bastards
We’re Going To Be Friends (live)-The White Stripes
Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts-The Gaslight Anthem
Sweet Thing-Van Morrison
Good Dog Happy Man-Bill Frisell
Kids (Pet Shop Boys Mix)-MGMT
Head Will Roll-Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Head Rolls Off-Frightened Rabbit
Tran Song-Feist and Ben Gibbard
Cello Song-The Books and Jose Gonzalez
Everything With You-The Pains of Being Pure at AHeart
Blood Red Sentimental Blues-Cotton Jones
People Gotta A Lotta Nerve-Neko Case
The Bleeding Heart Snow-The New Pornographers
Ain’t No Cure For Love-Jennifer Warnes
I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked-Ida Maria
Call Me-Franz Ferdinand
Gasoline and Matches-Buddy and Julie Miller
D.G.T-Paul Westerberg


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