Rumored for awhile now, but finally confirmed, last week Belle and Sebastian announced that almost all of their studio albums will be reissued on vinyl in October.
This week’s edition of “Uncommon Oldies” takes us to radio station KILT 1610, January of 1967, in Houston, Texas.
My survey group of the week was from South Texas. The Playboys Of Edinburg started out playing for schoolmates in high school. Their early influences were The Ventures and Duane Eddy, and after 1964 they loved The Beatles, The Byrds, The Hollies, The Yardbirds, and even Moby Grape.
When I started this weekly playlist, my goal was to get good music out there where people would actually listen to it. Now, I don’t know if people are actually listening, but we do get a decent amount of traffic and some of my playlists have subscribers, so at least it’s some kind of a success so far. A few years back I hosted an online radio show called In The Mix. My opening line to every show was always “open your ears and open your MIND” because that’s exactly what I wanted people to do. I was playing mostly new music (like I usually put together here) and mostly music of a certain genre but occasionally I’d throw in other things that people may not THINK they would like, but I hoped they would listen to it anyway.
This week’s edition of The Weekly Dose is one that might not interest those who are mostly into new music, and indie rock, as this is the first real “flashback” edition, with an older artist, but I’m hoping you’ll still give it a listen and love it as much as I do.
Spoon formed in the early 90’s, and has steadily become more popular over the last 15 years. I first discovered their music around 2002, but even then, I only checked out a couple of their songs. It wasn’t until maybe 4-5 years later that I realized how much I loved their sound, probably around the time the film Stranger Than Fiction was released, which featured music by Spoon. Much of the film’s score was taken directly from some of their most popular songs (“That’s The Way We Get By”, “I Turn My Camera On”).