So August 8 is going to be pretty great.
Not to undersell tomorrow's show -- Jay Mankita in-studio! Tor Hyams guest DJ set! -- but I'm pretty psyched for the August 8 show. Why?
Well, first of all, we've got a pretty sweet in-studio from Lunch Money, including that new song I posted the video for a few days ago.
But also, we'll have an exclusive song from none other than Billy Bragg! He's playing Northampton tonight (Calvin theater, tickets still available) and did a Riversound Cafe for the station. Most of that will air at 5:15 today (you can stream it, or the podcast of it will be up on the website soon), but one song he did will be just for Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. Ella requested it and got to chat with him for a little bit afterward.
Also, Billy mentioned that he wrote some new words for Ode to Joy, related to a play he's working on, in an attempt to make the ideas accessible to school kids. Here's a little bit of that (this isn't the song we'll play on the show):