The last couple of times I was in New Orleans, I saw a flyer tacked to a light pole and taped in a window for a group called the Zydepunks. Cajun, Irish, Jewish Punk is what accompanied the hand-drawn Social Distortion-like skeleton on the flyer. And each time they had already played, and I was seeing an old flyer. I took a picture of one, thinking one day I might actually catch this local NOLA band. Now I don’t have to wait until my next visit! KFAI got their debut record this week! I was so excited to share it during the 7:00 hour. We also heard Joseph Arthur and brand new Pert’ Near Sandstone. See you next week on pledge drive!
Birthdays-in-Blue for Blues Shouter NAPPYBROWN, Honkin’ Tenor Sax Man HAL ‘CORNBREAD’ SINGER, Pianomen IVORYJOEHUNTER and SAMPRICE, Memphis Soulman O.V. WRIGHT, and Liverpool’s Own JOHNLENNON. We’ll hear a number of the sounds that fired a young Lennon’s musical imagination. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include a pair of Jazz Immortals: THELONIOUSMONK and ARTBLAKEY.