Grant Alden’s Field Notes: The Valentines Day Edition
I realize I am mostly absent here but for these tawdry self-promotional notes. Still living in boxes, and, then, the couple things I’d like to write about aren’t out for a month or two and so it seems…unsporting.
Back when I had CDs to spin (instead of move), I cut a Valentine’s Day radio show for WMKY. It airs this Friday at 7 pm EST (and, yes, it streams, but doesn’t archive). They’re re-running my black country music show on the last Friday of the month, but I’ll not mention that again here.
The Valentine’s Day show, then, keeping in mind my peculiar sense of humor (or whatever) runs something like this:
Steve Earle, “Valentine’s Day”
Liz Wright, “I Idolize You” (the Ike & Tina song)
Marvin Gaye, “Pride And Joy”
Mary Kay Place (& Willie Nelson), “Something To Brag About”
Charlie Rich, “Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs”
Which is still one of the two or three greatest country songs of all time. Period.
Elizabeth Cook (& Bobby Bare Jr.), “Rest Your Weary Mind”
Kris Kristofferson, “Help Me Make It Through The Night”
Lucinda Williams, “Changed The Locks”
Jamey Johnson, “Dog In The Yard”
Romi Mayes, “Sweet Somethin’ Steady”
Sam Baker, “Who’s Gonna Be Your Man”
Ted Hawkins, “All I Have To Offer You Is Me”
Camille Yarborough, “Take Yo’ Praise”
And here, I think, because the show came up two minutes short, I snuck in a Merle Haggard song. I think it was “If We Can Make It Through December,” but it might be something else.
Buddy & Julie Miller, “Gasoline And Matches”
Wish I’d had another hour for that one. Looking through the playlist I started with (Skeets McDonald, Rank & File…alas), it woulda been fun. Next year, I reckon.