For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Me

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I once stood next to Chrissie Hyde at the Bronco Bowl. I was, like, 13. So I know how you feel, Faith Hill. Exhilarating, isn't it?
Those two women above, of course, are Faith Hill and Chrissie Hynde, the latter of whom was my first rock-and-roll crush. That was taken yesterday at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, where, tonight at 9 p.m., the former Audrey Perry and the Great Pretender will perform in front of the CMT cameras for a live broadcast of Crossroads -- yet another Pepsi-sponsored Fan Jam event.

I'll probably play some Pretenders tonight on The Ticket -- no Prince, though, more than likely, which is a damned shame, but screw him. Till I heard the promo this morning, I'd almost forgotten: I'm doing a Super Bowl edition of Till 2 tonight -- 11 p.m. till 2 a.m. on KTCK-1310 on your AM dial. Had thought about playing songs from artists in town for the big game and big parties -- but that leaves me with, what, Black Eyed Peas, Kid Rock, Duran Duran, Five for Fighting, Train and The Fray? Um .. no. (This ain't no KXT. I kid, I kid. I swear.)

Instead, expect three hours' worth of bootlegs recorded at Memorial Auditorium downtown between 1967 and 1971. And: other B-sides, obscurities and odds and sods for those parked in front of the fireplace with their whiskey or navigating their way between wingdings. Request away. I'll do my best to get to, and I'll post the playlist in the comments tomorrow.
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Hortonharry
Hortonharry

Chrissie HYnde, Kate Bush and Faith Hill at next years superbowl halftime show is what I want to see. Kate Bush's Be kind to my mistakes, Joanni, and Running up that Hill are more expressive of football scenarios. Throw in some Faith Hill and Pretenders songs and the show is well complete. Don't get me wrong, and others of her.s Must admit, not too familiar with Faith Hill. Also a future superbowl could be played in London, Chriise Hynde's adopted hometown (she has lived there for forty years or so). ANother interesting venue if it does materialize in the future in England.

wigwam
wigwam

Thanks for the Waits and a helluva great show, Bob. Hopefully Till 2 becomes a regular staple again.

LaceyB
LaceyB

I will be telling all of Playa del Carmen to stream "A Dos con Roberto Grande" en "ElBoleto.com" because this weekend was so rockin'. I wish all "Til 2" was always so...upbeat, in terms of rhythm. Many thanks for playing my song (and my shoutout).

Montemalone
Montemalone

Memorial Auditorium, seems that would have been a suitable spot for his purpleness to play.

Bob
Bob

I was invited to a "The Who" concert a few years agao and much to my delighted surprise, "The Pretenders" opened. Chrissie blew Roger and Pete away.

wigwam
wigwam

Requests:

David Bowie & Steve Ray Vaughn (Dallas sessions) - TVC 15Tom Waits (at the Palladium) - Down in the HoleTalking Heads ('78 Dallas show) - The Girls Want to Be with the Girls

or whatever you're felling, Bob. I look forward to what you have in store. As Jon Daniel says, KXT needs some Wilonsky-esque talent spinning tunes. No doubt The Ticket will have the best music in the metroplex for tonight.

psychedelic stoned commenter
psychedelic stoned commenter

sounds like Bob wants rarities, boots, and b-sides so if the Velvets get some love may I suggest "Over You" or one of the Dallas recordings from the 1969: The Velvet Underground Live album. That or "Ocean" which I think would've made for a killer open to a 5th album.

but who cares what I think. just play some jams, man.

Bob
Bob

Robert,

May I request the Replacements ("Tim" or earlier, please). Plimsouls, White Stripes and X?

ChrisU
ChrisU

nobody asked for it but here's the caption: 'listen sweetie if i weren't a vegetarian i'd eat you and tim mcgraw for lunch and still have room for garth brooks'playlist sounds good so far, play that V.U. for Lacey!

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

That Arizona Dranes song "Crucifixion" is still stuck in my head. Might be an interesting way to start the show.

LaceyB
LaceyB

I'm puting in my request for Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'!". I am writing it down because I expect to get skipped over tonight, and possibly even the next show, even tho I call to say, yes, the show is fine, play my damn song.

ROBERT, play "OH! SWEET NUTHIN'!" I'm in Mexico next week. Will I have to call international to remind you, or can you play it, hmmm, 11ish tonight, 2/5/2011, and save me some pesos?

ChrisU
ChrisU

wondering why the Pretenders need Faith Hill.

Pete Freedman
Pete Freedman

I'm have some really great audio from last night's Prince show, if you want to play that...

Unfortunately, though, it's just Chris Arnold saying, "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry," over and over again.

Syd_Nancy
Syd_Nancy

Never thought much of Chrissie since I only heard her top ten, then a friend gave me a zillion pretenders songs, she is now my favorite female voice, sorry Annie Lennox

Granny
Granny

OK. I admit it. I'm old. Which one is Chrissie? And which one is Faith? And why are they famous?

I shared an elevator with John Denver once, in London. His boring looks were only exceeded by his boring conversation. The man was a TOTAL. ZERO.

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

You should have a daily gig on KXT. Bastards

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Awful kind. And, hey, I'd love to. We'll see.

And I will post a play list. Been a little busy today -- ever notice how disgusting a house can get when you and your family barely leave it for a week?

This, right here, this is glamor.

DuffDuffer4
DuffDuffer4

I know! A lot of people don't realize that The Pretenders Rock until they see them live!

Montemalone
Montemalone

You need to check out Allison Moyet.

warden62
warden62

Yes. But at least your pipes didn't break, freeze, and then thaw out and turn your backyard into a muddy/leftover snowy/dog crappy pond. And all the after hours plumbers want to watch some dumb football game instead of working to fix my stuff.

wigwam
wigwam

I was late to getting into the Pretenders, but thanks to beautifully cheap vinyl at Half Price Books I was introduced to their greatness. Their first three albums are incredible and Chrissie is a true original.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

My condolences, Warden. Need some help? I'm done vacuuming and scrubbing toilets, and really couldn't care less about the game.

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