For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Me
I once stood next to Chrissie Hyde at the Bronco Bowl. I was, like, 13. So I know how you feel, Faith Hill. Exhilarating, isn't it?
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Those two women above, of course, are Faith Hill and Chrissie Hynde, the latter of whom was my first rock-and-roll crush. That was taken yesterday at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, where, tonight at 9 p.m., the former Audrey Perry and the Great Pretender will perform in front of the CMT cameras for a live broadcast of Crossroads -- yet another Pepsi-sponsored Fan Jam event.
I'll probably play some Pretenders tonight on The Ticket -- no Prince, though, more than likely, which is a damned shame, but screw him. Till I heard the promo this morning, I'd almost forgotten: I'm doing a Super Bowl edition of Till 2 tonight -- 11 p.m. till 2 a.m. on KTCK-1310 on your AM dial. Had thought about playing songs from artists in town for the big game and big parties -- but that leaves me with, what, Black Eyed Peas, Kid Rock, Duran Duran, Five for Fighting, Train and The Fray? Um .. no. (This ain't no KXT. I kid, I kid. I swear.)
Instead, expect three hours' worth of bootlegs recorded at Memorial Auditorium downtown between 1967 and 1971. And: other B-sides, obscurities and odds and sods for those parked in front of the fireplace with their whiskey or navigating their way between wingdings. Request away. I'll do my best to get to, and I'll post the playlist in the comments tomorrow.
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