Sunday, 5 February 2017

KSHE Klassics Show, February 5, 2017

Quotation du jour ~ J.R.R. Tolkien: Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.

I have to admit that i fail to understand KSHE's love of REO Speedwagon. I can't stand 'em, and the Canadian rock stations i used to listen to would actively deride them. Yet KSHE -- "Real Rock Radio" and "The Rock Of St Louis" -- plays them regularly. The song on this morning's show was unfortunately a lengthy live track and lead singer Kevin Cronin was especially obnoxious. It was cringeworthy for sure. But, nevermind, otherwise the show was excellent as always.

(Incidentally, according to Wikipedia, KSHE recently announced that they were going to launch a subchannel which would be a 24-hour a day version of The Klassics Show. I'd never listen to anything else! But i couldn't find anything about it on KSHE's website and host John Ulett has certainly never mentioned it. But that's Wikipedia for you!)

The Who -- Dr Jimmy
Marshall Tucker -- Blue Ridge Mountain Sky
Climax Blues Band -- Mighty Fire
Steely Dan -- Bodhisattva
Head East -- Since You've Been Gone
Santana -- Samba Pa Ti
Gypsy -- Gypsy Queen (Part 1)
April Wine -- Wings Of Love
Dwight Twilley -- Twilley Don't Mind
Rare Earth -- I Just Want To Celebrate
Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- Lookin' Out For Number One
Nazareth -- This Flight Tonight
Graham Parker -- White Honey
Bruce Springsteen -- Incident On 57th Street / Rosalita
Jethro Tull -- Thick As A Brick
Heart -- Even It Up
Procol Harum -- A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Foreigner -- Headknocker
The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver -- (I Don't Want To Love You But) You Got Me Anyway
REO Speedwagon -- 157 Riverside Avenue
Z.Z. Top -- Arrested For Driving While Blind
Ian Gomm -- Hold On
Roger Daltrey -- One Man Band
Paul McCartney -- Smile Away
Joe Walsh -- At The Station
Tycoon -- Such A Woman
Bob Dylan -- Just Like A Woman
Steve Hackett -- Narnia
Justin Hayward -- Forever Autumn
Charlie -- L.A. Dreamer
Supertramp -- Hide In Your Shell
John Mellencamp -- A Little Night Dancin'
Icehouse -- Electric Blue
The Police -- Driven To Tears
Kansas -- The Wall
Todd Rundgren -- Just One Victory
Charlie Daniels -- The South's Gonna Do It Again
Badfinger -- No Matter What

And my own personal playlist for the week:

Dan Fogelberg -- Windows And Walls
Mike Oldfield -- Return To Ommadawn
Five For Fighting -- The Battle For Everything
Quintessence -- In Blissful Company
Dan Fogelberg -- Live In Colorado 1972
The Band From Rockall -- The Band From Rockall
Seether -- Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Steve Reich -- Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint
Harmonium -- L'Heptade XL
Steely Dan -- Countdown To Ecstasy
The Police -- Every Breath You Take: The Classics
Yes -- Going For The One
Peter Hammill & The K Group -- Live At Rockpalast, Hamburg 1981
Joan Osborne -- Little Wild One
Steeleye Span -- Dodgy Bastards
Mike Oldfield -- Heaven's Open
Tom Waits -- Closing Time
Lisa Gerrard -- Lisa Gerrard
Jefferson Airplane -- After Bathing At Baxter's
Genesis -- Duke
Various Artists -- Great Grandson Of "Morris On"
Rant Maggie Rant -- Latitude
David Gates -- First
Free -- Tons Of Sobs
Godley & Creme -- Ismism
Electric Light Orchestra -- No Answer
Pretenders -- Learning To Crawl
Rory Gallagher -- 1974-04-14 Golders Green (bootleg)
B.B.M. -- Around The Next Dream
Terje Rypdal & The Chasers -- Blue
Annie Haslam -- Annie In Wonderland


Anonymous said...

You never talk about your cat. Did it die? You use to talk about the one you had before this one. What was her name . . . Kate?

Freg said...
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Freg said...

No, the cat i have now is Cate who is alive and well, the previous one was Watson. Prior to that i had Mutch, Otius, Fielding and -- the first one i had as an adult -- Jim Spriggs, from whom came the name of this blog. I don't write about Cate because she's ineffable.