So when I was at the University of Chicago 20 years ago (which seems crazy to be that long) one of the guys who I think may have had a crush on me and my oddness said I should have a band called “Ed Davis and the Ed Davis Experience.”
I also think this would be a great name for a radio show, changing it to Eddie Davis, because that’s more fun, and was the WPST 97.5 morning DJ when I was in high school (pop station).
Here would be a sample 1 hour show. Just has a few genres. Curious what Pandora would make of this.
Would start with the insane and fun B.O.B. by OutKast. (4:24)
Good morning/afternoon/evening from Portland, Maine wherever it is you are listening to. It’s always after midnight somewhere. Including the cold state of Maine where its 30 degrees at 12:05am. Let’s have some fun, that was of course OutKast with “B.O.B.” (ie Bombs over Baghdad). And here is some more fast dance music. “James Brown is Dead: Original Mix” by L.A. Style. (1:20 for talking, 5:42 for song)
(and yes that is posts I wrote 24 hours after each other (also the Get Up there and Dance, Dance I Say).
So that was James Brown is Dead, which just makes me need to get up or at least move. And I was lucky enough to see James Brown at a free show in Battery Park. Was about half the way back and kept getting pushed into. When we got up I realized if we moved 50 feet back no one would bother us. New York is weird. But here is some James Brown with “Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (Part 1)”. (5:16 song, 1:45 talking)
James Brown is awesome and was one of the hardest working men in show business with all those shows he did putting all of his energy out there. One of the great recent discoveries I made was from watching a documentary on Amazon Prime “Charles Bradley: Soul of America” which was just fantastic. He played little clubs in New York City for years as Little James Brown. Here is his amazing “Why is it So Hard”. talk 2:00 (song 4:31)
As someone who has struggled all his life you can hear it right in his voice. We need more amazing music like this on the radio. Now hear is a quick station break … WMPG wants your car, no like really, we seriously do, just make sure you have the title and want to get rid of the thing, we will take it, seriously we will (1:00) …
And hear is my mom’s favorite band Simon and Garfunkel with “America”. talk 1:00, song 3:38
Just beautiful. Paul Simon is an underrated singer.
After that hitchhike from Saginaw, here is Johnny Cash “I Can’t Help But Wonder.” (0:45, song 3:21).
This one ALWAYS gets to me. Johnny Cash gets right to my emotional core. Now here is a song that tells the truth we are special. The “Creep” cover from Scala and the Kolacny brothers that was in the Social Network previews but not the movie. (1:10, song 5:00) (up to 41 mins).
Funny that two of the anthems of Generation X are “Creep” and “Loser”. But here is a different song by Beck “Devil’s Haircut.” (talking 0:40, song 3:16) (up to 45 mins)
Just a great beat. Should have caught Beck at the State Theater but loved the Beck and Flaming Lips preview show I saw in Claremont, CA for like 4 hours in 2001. Had a full set by the Flaming Lips, then Beck, and then together. Here is some Flaming Lips with “She Don’t Use Jelly.” (talking 1:20, song 3:49) (up to 50 mins)
Vasoline toast sounds really, really terrible. As a Jersey boy, feeling like getting into a song that gets what I think it shows what it’s like to be in your 20s. Fountains of Wayne with “Hackensack”. (Talking 1:10, song 3:01) (54 mins)
So we are coming full circle, let’s close with a great jazz song in honor of my dad “Blue in Green” by Miles Davis. Have a good night and a pleasant tomorrow, or today.