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Carlisle, Hobo Blues-Old Timey, LP
Friday past I was beginning to wonder who would be pushing the buttons for
today's broadcast. All I could do was gather a good assortment of music
and wait for someone to return my call. I finally got a buzz from Charles
on Saturday night. He would be there to DJ, but he needed a ride. The quick
plan was to pick him up Sunday morning at Colfax and Broadway... "See
ya tomorrow. Bye."
Concise statements like the previous one work well and by 9:03 am Charles was sipping coffee as I wheeled north out of Denver on a massively wide scar of concrete. Pick a lane and hope it's the one. Even with a few minor navigational fu-pas we made it to the station with plenty of time to spare and were happy to see George as we walked into the office. Between the three of us we had plenty of material for the next two hours.
Charles ran the board as the show got started. After a few tracks he commented how much different it was queuing up 3 minute tracks vs 20 minute jazz numbers. Part of it was our frenzied comparisons of which song would fit and such. Three of us... not yelling, but searching our way to the next verse in the show. I can say it's fun, but after two hours it just wears you down. How does that old grizzled miner (Uncle Jeff) do it week after week? That and the fact all the bathrooms were locked up and the studio temp was 102 degrees. Half way through George took over the board. Requests were coming in over the phone and web. By damn we were able to fulfill most of them and are worthy of the Route 78 West tradition.
Stand out tracks include 07 Shell Oil Commercial, 21 Sir Richard Bishop and 30 Moondoggies. By the time Mr. Trash showed up all three of us were feeling good about the music we had put out and gabbing a post-show destination. We opted for Espresso Roma on the hill. It's close, cheap and the scenery is diverse. Sipping caffeine on the patio and conversing music, alley rumors and employment situations was the ticket to complete the day.
Besides that I got a CD of Russian Punk to look forward to, ie Charles. Thanks to George and Charles for a great show... and for pulling me out of the never ending gutter of old age. See ya next week.
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