In the late 1980s, I worked at a radio station that catered to a Hispanic audience and was heavy on the club music of the day. One of the things I learned was the phrase “Can I request a song?” or “Can you play (song)” doesn’t translate well from Spanish into English. The closest you can get is “Can you put on (song)?” and more often it would come out “Could you put (artist)?” We used to joke around that we needed to get the voice guy to do a “Power 92 Puts!” drop for us that we could mix in with “Dance your ass off.”
This weekend’s playlist honors some of those born this weekend: June Carter Cash, Mick Fleetwood, Jeff Beck, John Illsey of Dire Straits, Green Gartside of Scritti Politti, Gary Beers of INXS, Alan Anton of Cowboy Junkies, Jimmy Sinerville of Bronski Beat, KT Tunstall, Aimee Anne Duffy (Duffy).
Grab a beverage of your choice and enjoy!
This weekend in 2008, Liverpool was voted the UK’s “most musical city” in a national campaign set up by the Arts Council.
So, we’re Going Down to Liverpool to have a listen. Enjoy!