The preceding program, In Your Ear’s annual Love Stinks special inspired us at the RSST to send djs Angie ‘n’ Buck off with a lovely Dawn Penn lament, Too Much Hurt, followed up by an oldies set rockin’ steady all the way from pre-ska through skinhead all the way to the 2tone era, and crossing two oceans to boot! Sherwood B. Funn lit birthday cakes for banjoist Eddie Great Latin Hits Peabody (how else would a banjo player find his way into a swanky lounge mix?) and the mighty Mucho Macho Machito. The 4(+1)@4 included both PuffyAmiYumi and Shiina Ringo in a Women Of Ska set (both TSPO collabs), GotchaSKAvered found the spirit of Don D. alive and well in Australia, and The Pepper Pots covered a Millie Small b-side. And besides… oh, just go listen to the archives and find out for yourself.
Thanks to J. Otis Powell for sitting in while I was visiting family for the weekend. He brought you tracks from Coltrane, Randy Weston, Anthony Cox, Wynton Marsalis, Cannonball Adderley, marcus Shelby, and Charles Mingus, among others.
2/10 in a nutshell…
We had a wrap-up/celebration of the 3-band ska fest down at the recently-renamed Cause at Lyndale Lake… Secondhand Ska Kings, Umbrella Bed and The Prizefighters played to a nicely-crowded and very receptive house just hours before also getting played on the RSST, both in hour 1 and on the 4@4! Sherwood lit candles for Don Wilson (The Ventures), Bobby Monster Mash Pickett and big-bander Buddy Morrow, and we resumed discovering Caro Emerald… told ya you’d be hearing more from her! The GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month selection (Confucious) got the Josh Roseman treatment this week and heads-up, skassengers… THETOASTERS make another Triple Rock appearance Wed. 2/16. You can be sure Rob Bucket Hingley will bring his mobile Megalith store with him, his crates are a gas to dig through, and his legendary band got some play in RSST’s 3rd hour… and another Caro Emerald gem got spun as well!