Big thanks to Michael Todaro from Power Balladz:http://www.powerballadz.com for the morning conversation about power ballads—structure, lyrics, their place in rock history, and the reason he co-created a cabaret-style musical around them (running at The Lab theater through June 28th). Thanks, also, to Michael for his good sense of humor with the power ballad off. Besides covers of Led Zeppelin and Queen, we heard new music from Raul Malo, A Fine Frenzy, and Jill Sobule this morning (thanks, Jim, for the Jill Sobule!).
Our apologies. The station’s servers ran out of memory on Sunday morning and this program wasn’t recorded for the archives.
Just in case:
The program consisted of a sampling of different versions and variations on two songs by the Mexican composer Agustín Lara: “Granada” and “Veracruz”. The last part of the program consisted of “corridos” (ballads) about Francisco Villa.