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!).
We called this show BANKRUPT! Hot Rods To Hell 2009! Tonight we saluted the glory days of the once-proud, now pathetically collapsed car companies General Motors and Chrysler. In the process we took particular note of the special relationships a lot of us have with our cars… god bless their big cast-iron hearts! So on to our 17th annual edition of Hot Rods To Hell…
Well, the front bumpers off
And she’s jacked real high.
And the words on the trunk
Spelled out ‘bye bye’
Those MH slicks helped her off the line
The cheatin’ little Chevy was nuthin’ but fine.