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October 17, 2008

In my last post I mentioned my favorite radio station, and put a plug in for listening/supporting KFAI. I thought I should mention my other listening staple, WWOZ from New Orleans.  OZ is, like KFAI, a community run and supported station.  I do not listen to it as consistently as I do KFAI so I can’t give a run-down of best shows like I did with KFAI, but I’ll mention that Sunday afternoons are particularly good.  Give a listen to Cousin Demetri in particular.  I was in New Orleans a few years back and we were flying out on Easter Sunday morning.  I woke up to the alarm playing OZ and in honor of Easter, the DJ slipped on A Love Supreme in its entirety.  Now, I’m not a religious person, but I thought if you’re going to do some Easter listening, that’s the way to go.  That same weekend was the weekend that the great Earl King (source of this blog’s name) died.  I remember listening to hours of people giving personal accounts of Earl in New Orleans.  I may have mentioned this before, but apparently Earl wrote all his great songs in the corner donut shop on Rampart–not some beignet place, but the local version of dunkin’ donuts.  People would stop by and buy  him a coffee or a donut and he’d write songs.  Not really pertinent to anything I guess, but I just love the memory of spending a weekend listening to great music and hearing people tell fun local stories about one of their most beloved.  Good station.  Worth listening.  Worth supporting.