Today's music included a number of tunes performed by New Orleans musicians, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I played songs by the New Orleans Legacy Ensemble, Terrence Blanchard, Allen Toussaint, and James Andrews, as well as music from Duke Ellington, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Charlie Dennard, Adam Booker, Clifford Brown and Max Roach, and the Manhattan Transfer. Today's centennial celebration was Willow Weep for Me by Frank Sinatra, recorded live in Australia in 1959.
Daves Roberts is back guest hosting Jet Set Planet once again! After 12 hours of broadcasting LIVE from the MN State fair I’m sure dear listeners you’re ready for a nice smooth ride back to reality and what better form of transportation than Jet Set Planet to get you out of that corndog, fired pickle, squirrel on a stick maylay that is the Great MN Get together!
At the State Fair! Music about fairs, rides, rides gone wrong, love at the fair, and love gone spectacularly wrong at the fair. It's interesting to note that the latter far outweigh the former. KFAIer Ron Thums notes that the reason could be that the gone-wrong songs make for a better story.