Good morning (“I’ve got nothing to say but it’s O.K./Good morning, good morning”)
We’ve got Beatles lyrics running through our heads, from the lovely (“Blackbird singing in the dead of night/Take these broken wings and learn to fly”) to the secretive (“Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my monkey”) and the zen (“I am he/As you are he/As you are me/ And we are all together”) and the nihilistic (“He’s a real Nowhere Man/sitting in his Nowhere Land/Making all his Nowhere plans for nobody…”) and the environmental (“Born a poor young country boy/Mother Nature’s son/All day long I’m sitting singing songs for everyone…”) and we could go on all day.
Last week we asked for your favorite obscure Beatles music and we got several requests. We’ll get to as many of those as possible and we guarantee you will hear some things you’ve never heard before. We’ve noticed that the Great River Radio Confluence segment is starting to converge from week to week – like a river of musical ideas with lots of little streams of creativity flowing into it – as we move from birds to Beatles, things are really starting to get connected. And one other hint of things to anticipate: Mae West.
Besides the Beatles, we’ll have a set of songs from Iowa, new music from Molina and Johnson, Vampire Weekend, Air, and Tegan and Sara. We’ve got something you haven’t heard from Bat For Lashes and remixes from Phoenix and Au Revoir Simone. We’ve got a request going out to Brooklyn listeners and a nod to one of the greatest records of all time, released 50 years ago last August.
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Next week’s “Confluence” assignment: teachers. We’ve been around them all our lives, formally and informally. We love them, and sometimes we don’t love them. They change our lives, they form us. But how have they inspired songs? Think, now. And send us your ideas – songs you associate with the teachers in your life and experience. We’ll take your requests via email or at the website.
For now, please join us this afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 or later this week online for another installment of Great River Radio, now in its fourth season.
You Fell in the River-Ben Connelly
Year of the Ox-Sufjan Stevens
Hell-Tegan and Sara
Twenty Cycles to the Ground-Molina and Johnson
Sing Sang Sung-Air
I Want You Back-Discovery
This Is My Favorite Cage-Joe Henry
And Your Bird Can Sing-Guadalcanal Diary
Mockingbirds-Grant Lee Buffalo
Thank You World-World Party
Grow Old With Me-Postal Service
Here There and Everywhere-Jake Shimabukuro
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band-Jimi Hendrix
Things That Scare Me-Neko Case
Shadows (Tanline remix) – Au Revoire Simone
Rome (Devendra Banhart remix)-Phoenix
Fever-Over The Rhine
Crash This Train-Joshua James
The Road Theme-Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
In My Mind I Was Talkin’ To Loretta-Pieta Brown
Freddie Freeloader-Miles Davis