April 28, 2009 – Anxiety Relief Edition

“But I thought bankruptcy was the cool law.
The one that says, “Don’t worry. I got this.”
Homer Simpson

There’s a lot to worry about in our world today – bailouts, outbreaks, bankruptcies and the Twins’ starting rotation. In W.H. Auden’s words, “Now is the age of anxiety.”

One sure way to escape the headlines (and the escalating E.R.A.) is to tune into the wildly popular Great River Radio show from 4-6 p.m. this afternoon. Note: At the time this email was sent, not one of our listeners has been diagnosed with swine flu. Coincidence? We hope not.

After last week’s informative and entertaining Social Awareness Week show on the U.S. prison system, we’re looking to elevate the mood and kick up the beat with a lively mix of music. We’ll spin some new tunes from M. Ward, Bat for Lashes, Metric, Ladyhawke and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. We also have some great new music from local artists Gospel Gossip, Chastity Brown, Great Lake Swimmers, Dosh and Aby Wolf. There’s even a special cover by Phoenix that you won’t want to miss.

So, take a weight off and join us today. We promise not to discuss any worrisome topics.

Playlist
The River-Manchester Orchestra
Heavenly Day-Patty Griffin
Playground Love-Phoenix
Help I’m Alive-Metric
Daniel-Bat For Lashes
Borderless Love-The Flatlanders
Relief-Cold War Kids
Paris Is Burning-Ladyhawke
Dare-The Mary Onettes
Two-Fifty-Chris Walla
For Beginners-M. Ward
Pre-Med-Gospel Gossip
Pulling on a Line-Great Lake Swimmers
Woman Gotta Move- Chastity Brown
We Drive on the Left Side-Aby Wolf
If You Want To, You Have To-Dosh
Zero-Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Runaway Train-Kasey Chambers
Kingdom of Rust-The Doves
Happy Up Here-Royksopp
The Letter-The Veils
All My Love-American Music Club
Long Way Home-Tom Waits
Early Aubade-Roman Candle
I’ll Tag Along-Richard Thompson
Sacred Trickster-Sonic Youth

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