Man deploys Self Inflating Dinghy on the Dead Horse Hour
Pat Rogers, my trusty production assistant, practically cut off my right arm while attempting to help me with my show Tuesday November 13th. That might be a bit of an overstatement, but thanks to his incompetence I was without the right turntable, which greatly hindered my ability to wield suitable classically minded country music to the people. Fortunately, for him I suppose, he was able to brandish me with an alternative, not one I'd readily admit, but for the sake of this space and its associated readers, I'm sure it won't tarnish my image too much. The alternative, in the end, was quite clever, although one I felt needed explanation on the show and here. He offered me his MP3 player loaded with Peggy Seeger's American Child Ballads. He explained these were, in essence, what eventually morphed into Honky Tonk via the folk process through Blue Grass and other associated genres. It seemed like as good as any other remedy I could come up with. Unfortunately, I was only able to play half as many songs as I had wished to. Songs like 'Busted' by Wanda Jackson recorded by and performed with Jack White, and 'Jackson' the famous duet by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood. I also had 2 other numbers by Dolly Parton I wanted to play, as well as a really strange, almost psychedelic song by the Carter Family from the early 70's. I suppose there's always next week.
As the hour was winding up, Pat Rogers, my "trusty production assistant", nearly redeemed himself by reminding me to play Marisa Anderson's 'The Golden Hour'. I was able to play the opening track, a super saturated scorcher, 'Drop Down', talk a bit about her performance earlier in the week with Daniel Higgs, formerly of Lungfish, and to finally close out the show with her superior 'Dust Devils' also off 'The Golden Hour'. KPSU really lucked out getting a copy donated to their growing vinyl collection from Mississippi Records. Now if Pat Rogers can just deflate that dinghy some DJ's might be able to actually play that record.