You're only as good as your last show, and January first was as good as it has yet to get.
Everymusic is my specialty, and aside from a vintage Stevie Wonder vinyl that sent the stylus aslide, every song was one that rose to the occasion, the inception of the year that calls itself a '10'.
No guests, that's understandable, post-party coma strikes most musicians on the first day, but a mix of Otis and Carla's New Year's Resolution and a Tribute to a King brought the first call in, "Man you don't know what you just did for me". Developing through a smoove soul set to a rock climb at noon (Dinosaur Jr. broke my hangover-friendly pledge with Farm's jagged thunder), followed by a sensitive tour of on-scene singer songwriters, Laura Nyro's And When I Die live, and a reading of Charles Simic's Mystic Life over Jewels and Binoculars' Fourth Time Around,
I got my balance of touchin and scorchin. A last minute reggae ride, prompted by a New Year's greeting from dj Chocolate (CKLN Mondays 2:30-5) ended with 4 Hero's Twelve Tribes and one more trip round the black ice with Stevie Wonder's A Place In The Sun.
The upcoming weeks hold a wealth of promise so lock me up on the Favorites and check back when you next need to format your Orbit.
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