Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Windows Down, Radio Up

Although the weather has turned overcast this afternoon, it was beautiful in Madison this morning. The return of spring reminded me of a feature I used to do on my afternoon radio shows back in the day--at 5:00, as people were getting out of work, I'd throw the format out the window and play a few songs chosen to sound extra-good while driving around with the windows down. I called it "the Drive at Five." A brief homage to the feature--which contains a rather eclectic mix of music not likely to be broadcast in its entirety by any actual radio station--is here. It runs about 16 minutes, so be patient with the download. (Also included: some tips for mastering the art of the DJ talkover.)


At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a really cool idea for a radio feature. Another good "Drive at Five" type of song is the semi-obscure "Shakedown Cruise" by Jay Ferguson from 1979. Awesome intro to it, too. -- Dave P.


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