|track artist, song-label, format|
01 Slim Duncan,
|Notes:||Early in the week I got
an email from Jeff suggesting a theme for the next show. The idea seemed
incredibly simple, devote the final Sunday evening broadcast to previously
played favorite songs. He had listed 20 traks to get my mind spinning. I
replied several days later with some favorites and quickly got a response,
"... I guess I missed a few..."
Never got an advance on Loki's favorites, but he did ring me to say he'd be out of cell range... something about Rocky Mountain Nation Park. Not heard from till he rushed into the show with 20 choice traks on a CD. Uncle Jeff showed up with the most material ever for a show. The sofa was entirely taken up by it.
The time arrived. Easy went tuff. What trak would lead the show? I sensed a moment of reflection just before Slim Duncan's, "Dear Okie" came over the studio monitor.
I think back to remember Ukulele Loki saying, "I've got goose bumps just like when I heard Steve Earle's public release of John Walker Blues." I con-cure that Earle's trak is without doubt in the favorite category.
There was a little reminiscing going on. Wichita Lineman made a moment for me. I sped through each time I had ever heard that song and I broke in with, "I'm a lineman for the county." Damn, that's a great song.
Uncle Jeff added a tidbit, "I got a ride in a van once, the only tape we had was by The Band and Cripple Creek got played over and over."
There was even fond thoughts about reading the "Power down" for the final time. None of us will miss power down.
Now I pause to determine the hot trak... Let's see, ah, well it's gonna be Webb Pierce's, "Wandering Wondering." Sweet, enjoyable loneliness.
As the show wound down I looked forward to some relaxation at Tom's Tavern and next Sunday's 10 am to 12 noon time-slot. See ya next week, new time... same day.