A Super-sized year end spectacular as we took over the airwaves for 3.5 hours of goodness.
First up, some holiday celebration songs in honour of the new year.
Then, January 1 is the anniversary of the deaths of two of the greatest songwriters of all time, Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt, and any good singer/songwriter show host worth his salt knows that its his duty to pay tribute.
Next up, a good friend of Townes Van Zandt was a guy named Blaze Foley. He is one of the most underrated songwriters of all time, but I've been into him in a big way lately, and so a few songs in hopes that we can get him just a little more well known.
One of the best albums of 2008 is sure to be Luke Doucet's new one, which I got my hands on recently. It features Luke's best work to date in his already impressive career, but it also brings to mind yet another new genre of music, songs about Rick Danko, so we looked at some of those and some of Danko's greatest songs.
As a new year causes us to look forward, I also tend to look back, so I took a trip down musical memory lane with a bunch of songs from my glory days of musical discovery.
Our 4 hour year-end marathon where we laugh and listen and send out the old year and ring in the new one. We listened to some of our favourite music of the year (and some old classics). Of course, it was also a chance to dig through the mail bag and check out some of the terrible music that gets sent in every year and encourage some of those people to maybe consider other career options.
Another wild ride as we cross some pretty diverse musical terrain. We threw in a few festive songs to kick things off. Then, everyone's been talking about the big Led Zeppelin reunion concert, and just because we're a folk show doesn't mean we don't know the significance of this, so a brief Zep tribute. Then a tribute to John Lennon in commemoration of the anniversary of his death. Lastly, we continue looking at the year that was 2007 with some of the local highlights and a listen to a couple of the best in-studio moments from the year.
A little bit o' everything on this here show, with some seasonal music, some requests, some dedications, some new stuff, a brief look at the best of 2007 with a look back at some of the best of 2006, and even a celebration of Tom Waits' birthday! Action packed radio at its finest!