Hunter Stockton Thompson was born July 18, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky. The father of gonzo journalism left a literary legacy—literally trunk loads—of political features, personal letters and fiction. Tonight the Pop Shop celebrates the good doctor with gonzo-inspired pop. Pour yourself a Chivas rocks, sit back, and enjoy the ride!
Pa Cartwright revisits Ringo in French. The Living Marimbas’ unique take on Folsom Prison Blues seems to confirm reports that Johnny Cash really did back over their poodle with his Cadillac. And guest host Jean of Radio Rumpus Room posits: When your album is titled Light My Fire With Classical Gas, you know you are really in trouble.