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Monday, October 17
RADIO'S BEST KEPT SECRET (AND IT SHOULDN'T BE)
I'm always surprised at the number of music fans who aren't familiar with the radio show Morning Becomes Eclectic.
It's a fantastic radio show that plays an extremely wide array of music. No playlists, no commercials, no bullshit. It's fucking fantastic because the host, a guy by the name of Nic Harcourt (who, with this show, has started the careers of David Gray, Dido, Ben Folds, Norah Jones, and, oh, a ton of other huge artists) plays whatever the hell he wants.
When I say that Harcourt plays whatever the hell he wants, I do not say this lightly. He'll play a flamenco chart from the '30s, then right after he'll play an old Violent Femmes hit. Then he'll play some new Death Cab For Cutie, then after he might be in the mood for an old Dave Brubeck hit or some live Bloc Party tracks.
If you don't think that's great, well, um, you have poor taste in music.
If you're in the LA area, you're missing out on this great show. It plays from 9am-noon, Monday through Friday. And on the weekends, they play all that great music for 48 hours.
Oh, and it's KCRW 89.9FM
By the way, it's member supported. And if you're a member, you get uber high chances for hot tickets and a ton of free albums.
Did I mention NO COMMERCIALS?
It is the greatest radio show ever -- period. It's opened so, so many musical doors for me. To be exposed to this much great music every day should be illegal.
(Ooh, and for those not in the LA area, the show's most likely on the station that is supported by NPR, a.k.a. National Pansy Radio. If not, they have a ton of audio and video rebroadcasts on the link above.)