Tomorrow night I will be posting Part One of this year's 9/11 remembrance with New York City Songs and more.
If you are interested, I did TWO WEEKS of shows in 2007, Sept.4 & Sept.11- the ONLY time the show has ever fallen on Sept.11th.
Here are both halves of the Sept 4th broadcast.
The Sept. 11th one will follow as the week progresses.
I thank you,
As we approach the 6th Anniversary of 9/11, I will continue with a tradition I started on the first anniversary.
Playing songs about New York City- a celebration of my city, and mostly a sort of aural way of spitting in the eye of those responsible, and those fanatical nitwits who continue to love blowing things up!
I have to tell you, there are more songs about NYC than ANY other place on earth- nothing even comes close. And each year I find more and more.
Over the years, I have played some sets and songs I am really proud of.
This time, I will begin with a song that if you have spent any time in New York City in the last 25-30 years, was unavoidable.
Although I live in Brooklyn, I fully realize that when people think of New York, they visualize the borough of Manhattan.
A song for Manhattan, by the pairing of Rod Stewart & Bette Midler.
Then a great rocker for global tracking the location of our radio station.
While people come here from all over the world, there has always been a migration from the American South.
I’ll play two songs- one for a Southerner we made a good impression on, and the other a bad one.
We will close this first chapter out with a tune by Lucy Kaplansky, about what can make a girl feel like she is the prettiest in all of New York City- the guy she is with!
Coming up next, a march down the world’s most famous street.
Here's the link for Pt.1, at WLSO.FM:
As we continue with our New York Songs, a theme within a theme.
There is no more famous street in the world than Broadway- it is non-negotiable!
Beginning with a short song by Harry Nilsson, we will March Down Broadway.
Marching along with us for this entire chapter will be the likes of Wilson Pickett, Billy Joel, the Goo Goo Dolls, Bee Gees, Genesis, naturally the Drifters, and even James Cagney.
Oh, and at the end of our march, we will be turning on 42nd Street.
Wear something light, comfortable shoes, and keep in step.
Let’s look sharp out there!
Here's the link for Pt.2, at WLSO.FM: