Here we are with the first half of London’s musical history (since 1960). When I was writing this episode, I did a quick google search of every band from London. I was instantly blown away by the size of the list. Way too many choices for just one show. It was a bit overwhelming, to be honest. So, I came up with an arbitrary year to separate the two shows. Putting the cut off there allowed me to get a pretty decent scope of artists, and I was pretty happy with the show. TOO BAD NO ONE HEARD IT. Yes, it was almost immediately that I received texts from confused loved ones, wondering why my medley had Justin Timberlake mixed in. I was unaware that the booth was experiencing technical issues, but after consulting with our resident tech expert, I decided that the show would go on. I probably deviated from the script, seeing as I didn’t have the time restraints anymore, but I still think it was an alright show. I think the puns I made in the beginning were pretty good, I will most definitely never do that again though. Perhaps something I could have looked at some more of the history, as I focused on mostly the bands. But then again, this was not a regular show, considering at some point I was on the floor doing push-ups while Dire Straits played. But, it is still some of my favorite music of all time. I was a huge Beatles fan for over a year, it really dominated my life. After that, I followed the natural progression, moving into the music of the 70s from the UK. Zeppelin easily are one of the best bands ever in terms of instrumentation. All of the members were masters of their instruments. One thing that came out of this episode for me was David Bowie. I had never really taken the time to listen to him, and even when he passed away earlier this year, I still hadn’t ever truly listened to any of his stuff. I am so grateful now that I have. Because of the technical errors, I ended up playing a longer-than-initially-anticipated version of Heroes, and I’m glad I did, as it was much higher quality.
Playlist – http://khdx.fm/playlists/london-1960-1985/
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