March 1, 2008 my oldest son Lennon was born. He first came to the sub-basement studio at KPSU as an infant and read his first legal ID on the air at 4 years old. Now, 7 years later, he got to celebrate his new tweeness at a new station and be this week’s lead dj for What’s This Called? He rocked it.
HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE:
HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE:
PLAYLIST: (Note due to traffic issues, Lennon got in to do the ID ahead of me! So the first song and a half are actually overtime from the excellent Music of Folk show).
- Cheap Trick “Heaven Tonight” [Heaven Tonight]
- David Bowie “I Can’t Give Everything Away” [Blackstar]
- Nirvana “Son Of A Gun – BBC John Peel Session 1990” [Incesticide]
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Different” [Unvarnished (Expanded Edition)]
- Judas Priest “Riding on the Wind” [Screaming For Vengeance]
- Melvins “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” [Everybody Loves Sausages]
- Radiohead “Fake Plastic Trees” [The Bends]
- The Beatles “Doctor Robert – Remastered 2009” [Revolver (Remastered)]
- The Beatles “Nowhere Man – Remastered 2009” [Rubber Soul (Remastered)]
- SÍLENÍ “Malformed Creation” [Long Forgotten Bowers]
- M.I.A. “Bamboo Banga” [Kala]
- The Pink Fairies “Do It! (1970 Demo)” [Fuzz Freakout 1970-1971]
- Brian Eno “St Elmo’s Fire – 2004 Digital Remaster” [Another Green World]
- (J. Krishnamurti) “In_o” [Anthology of contemporary music from African continent]
- Gary Numan “Me, I Disconnect From You (Live)” [The Pleasure Principle]
- Cheap Trick “Auf Wiedersehen” [Heaven Tonight]
- Nirvana “School – Remastered” [Bleach: Deluxe Edition]
- Jimi Hendrix “Fire” [Are You Experienced]
- Echo & the Bunnymen “Villiers Terrace” [The Peel Session]
- Sonic Youth “Paper Cup Exit” [Sonic Nurse]
- Maryanne Amacher “Sound Characters” [The Throne Of Drones]
- Lou Reed “Lisa Says” [Lou Reed]
- David Bowie “”Heroes” – 2017 Remastered Version” [“Heroes” (2017 Remastered Version)]
Man! Lennon is 11! I am so OLD! This playlist is fantastic, but you forgot a Spinal Tap song! (as in “this one goes to 11”). May I suggest “(Listen to) The Flower People” for your next show. Keepa Rockin’!
Happy Belated Birthday Lennon! You did a great job!