As we change the calendar to 2019, we look back on some favorite episodes of the past year. Let’s start with our interview with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia. He talks about his music fandom and plays a tune for us on his harmonica.
Guest host Mike Wagner explores the majesty of the Rickenbacker guitar sound, from the Beatles to the Byrds to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to R.E.M.
Another call to the Suburban Party Line. Kevin Clement calls to recommend two cover songs: Aretha Franklin’s take on a classic by The Band and Bettye LaVette’s interpretation of a great song by The Who.
Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is a big music fan. We interviewed him at his office on Capitol Hill, where he discussed his love of the Replacements, the Who and Doc Watson. Then he sang and played his harmonica for us!
Lisa Said of Piramid Scheme makes her Perfect Pop pick. It’s a Who song that promotes empathy for adolescent boys.
Jim picks a couple of favorite songs on movie soundtracks, from “Rushmore” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”
Why do we mock the french horn? Learn the origin in this classic episode, as First Anniversary Week continues.
What do you do when you’re the leader of the band but also the best drummer in the band but you’re really the guitar player?
We cull through the mounds of emails and social medias from the listeners and pick out a few choice comments. What other show covers air drumming, a lost record collection, whether Dan Auerbach copied another artist, a train to Toronto, Revolution Summer, Wyoming “bourbon,” Zima and Styx?
It’s a very special episode of Fan Mail Friday, focused on one very special fan, Echo Park Jimmy. Sit back and enjoy.