Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Radio nowhere

Okay, here's what I want for my birthday, and it's not too much to ask.

On October 2, I hit double nickels. 55. On that date, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band release the new album "Magic" and play the Hartford Civic Center. I don't need front row seats, but down in front would be nice.

And since his new single, "Radio Nowhere," (released today as a free download on iTunes), is about the search for real radio ("Is there anyone alive out there?"), I'd invite Bruce to visit my radio show the next morning to play a few songs live. After all, we little indy stations are the only ones who have been playing Bruce's new music for the past couple of years.

That's all I want for my birthday. Pass this request along to Bruce, please.

Other great "radio" songs?

Radio, Radio - Elvis Costello
On the Radio - Joe Jackson
Listen to the Radio - Nanci Griffith
Are You Out There? - Dar Williams
Domino - Van Morrison
Mohammed's Radio - Warren Zevon
Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo
London Calling - The Clash
The Last DJ - Tom Petty
Rex Bob Lowenstein - Mark Germino
You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio - Joni Mitchell
Radio - Daisy May Erlewine
This is Radio Clash - The Clash
Caravan - Van Morrison

Can you guess what I'll be playing tomorrow morning?

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