Tomorrow night (Friday) from 8 to 9pm on "Yesterday's Top Secrets" (98.3 and 102.1 FM, streaming at http://www.wcrsfm.org
) I'm going to be playing tunes from Matthew Specktor's songlist, which appears on his website at http://blog.thatsummertimesound.com/
. Here's what he writes in that list's preface:
"I get asked a lot what I was listening to while I wrote That Summertime Sound. Usually my mind goes slack and I just want to say…Everything. I’ve done various playlists for various blogs, but in the interest of being a little more encyclopedic, whipped up this still-incomplete list of bands, albums, CDs and singles that re-caught my ear while working on TSS. I don’t usually listen to music while I write, but for this book, I made an ear-splitting exception. I wrote and revised much of it whilst blaring the most appropriate, least-conducive-to-meditative-thought music imaginable. Frankly, it was a blast, and if I never write about rock-n-roll again, I may yet repeat the experiment."
I'll also be playing an A-side from one of the Boys From Nowhere singles, and our featured artists for the third straight week will be The Who and Husker Du, two bands that we'll also hear at the beginning and end of tonight's special "Mr. Brown's" episode.