This Week From the Radio Free Athens Crew: October 17, 2020

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In the before times, Radio Free Athens’ volunteer DJs filled the WOUB AM airwaves most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8p.m. EDT. We’ll be back at it in time, but for now we are supplying weekly playlists and accompanying memes.


From R@T 

I started using anti-social media this summer.  Not sure if that is a good or bad thing.  Nonetheless I have reconnected with someone from my past that I have not heard from in 30 years.  In our previous lives one thing that I liked about her is that she loved music as much as I did.  Granted that we did not always like the same stuff and I once got myself in a little hot water with her for drawing a mustache on John Taylor on one of her Duran Duran posters.  I asked her to send me a list of what she has been listening to for the past three decades.  Much of what she sent I have liked in that time span but there was some stuff that was new to me.  This weekend’s list is a mish mash of things from the past and from the list she sent me. No mustaches. You stay sexy A-Camp.

John Taylor- Jazz
Billy Joel and Ray Charles- Baby Grand
R.E.M.- Nightswimming
Sting- Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)
Amy Winehouse- Valerie
Love Spit Love- Am I Wrong
Robbie Williams- Go Gentle
Duran Duran- Notorious
The Power Station- Some Like It Hot

Barenaked Ladies- One Week

From DJ Grumpy Grandma 

Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay
Weyes Blood – Everyday
Susto – Hard Drugs
Wesley Stace – Better Tell No One Your Dreams
The Wood Brothers – I Got Loaded
John Williamson – True Blue
Barenaked Ladies – Pinch Me
Ryan Adams – Halloweenhead
Robyn Hitchcock – You and Oblivion
Gerry Rafferty – Right Down the Line
Benji Hughes – The Mummy
From Michael T. 

Isolation 27: Can We Be Frank?

The quick answer is no. To quote a famous internet lizard: No way! No way. Not now, not nevah!

This week’s list is for all those who are unfamiliar with the work of the genius 20th century composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, musical provocateur and eventual Special Ambassador to the West on Trade, Culture and Tourism for the Czech Republic, Frank Zappa. It features many tracks the FCC would never allow us to play on the actual radio show. Thanks, as always, for listening.