Late in 2014, when my This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio co-host Dana Bonn needed some time off to add "Cancer Survivor" to his resume (and mission accomplished there!), I decided to devote an entire three-hour TIRnRR to a song cycle, detailing the story of a girl and a boy. And here 'tis:
In Dana's absence this week, rather than trying to do a regular show, we're going to try something a little bit different. If you just wanna kick back and listen to the music, then we have a spectacular set o' tunes lined up for you. But if you want to pay closer attention, you'll discover that the individual songs come together to tell a story. It's a simple story, a universal story, about a girl and a boy: how they meet, how they fall in love, and what happens to them after that. The story is told as a dialogue between the girl and the boy, chronicling their relationship as they see it, as it happens. We'll hear from girls named Susan, and Maura, and Holly, and Gail, and Rachael, and Lisa, and Kirsty, and Kelley; we'll hear from boys named Sid, and Joey, and Gary, and John, and Paul, and Jeff, and Steve, and Chris, and Eytan. But all of the female leads we hear will speak collectively from the point of view of just one girl; all of the male vocals will sing on behalf of just one boy. We'll tell you the names of that one girl and that one boy near the end of the program. But until then, we'll let the music do the talking, as we present our story without further interruption. Right now, turn your radio up as THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO presents A GIRL AND A BOY: The Story So Far.