And now the calendar's just one page. While you can count me among those eager to jettison 2020 as quickly as we can, it remains important to take delight in whatever we're able to enjoy along the way. I won't try to offer a fancier spin than that, at least not today. Today, we'll follow the advice of an ace new single from Chris Pope and the Chords UK:
Listen to the radio.
Listen. Delight in it. Enjoy. I know I will.
NEXT WEEK: on 12/13/2020, it's the last regular TIRnRR of the year (as if anything about 2020 could be considered "regular").
IN TWO WEEKS: on 12/20/2020, The 22nd Annual This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio Christmas Show
IN THREE WEEKS: on 12/27/2020, THE COUNTDOWN!!
This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.
This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl airs Sunday nights from 9 to Midnight Eastern, on the air in Syracuse at SPARK! WSPJ 103.3 and 93.7 FM, and on the web at http://sparksyracuse.org/ You can read all about this show's long and weird history here: Boppin' The Whole Friggin' Planet (The History Of THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO). TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS are always welcome.
Volume 1: download
Volume 2: CD or download
Volume 3: download
Volume 4: CD or download
Waterloo Sunset--Benefit For This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio: CD or download
Hey, Carl's writin' a book! The Greatest Record Ever Made! (Volume 1) will contain 165 essays about 165 songs, each one of 'em THE greatest record ever made. An infinite number of songs can each be the greatest record ever made, as long as they take turns. Updated initial information can be seen here. My weekly video series The Greatest Record Ever Made! on YouTube has posted my rants about The Ramones' "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?," Badfinger's "Baby Blue," Baron Damon and the Vampires' "The Transylvania Twist," Chuck Berry's "Promised Land," Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want To Be With You," The Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen," and Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel."
TIRnRR # 1054: 12/6/2020
THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)