Friday, September 05, 2008

Centro-Matic in Salt Lake City = My Musical Pick of the Month.


UPDATE: Enthusiasm gets you far in life sometimes. I was able to book the band on KRCL this Monday around 5, so at least tune in then and listen in, eh? A little teaser before the motherload later on that night.

Last night was one of my best nights on the radio in a long time. I can't say it's because my song selection was widely diverse or because people called up and praised me for a job well done. Eh, that's pretty nice and all when it happens, but I have to say it had more to do with the joy I had for doing what I was doing. Sound like I've got the rose-colored glasses on? Maybe. I've done this for a few years now, but there's something I genuinely like about creating a mix tape for an entire valley to hear. I mean, if taping a gem off the radio as a tyke and playing it for my mom as she cooked breakfast in the kitchen made me smile, this is the somewhat logical continuation of that. It doesn't get old. I mean, I did the running man behind the board for a few minutes even. That's weird, but it happens sometimes.

Moving on.

I made a comment at one point about the band Centro-Matic, out of Denton, TX. I like them a lot. It started out as a side project of Will Johnson, but, after 10 or 11 albums and EPs, it doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon. I mentioned they were playing in town on this coming Monday, the 8th, and made the comment that, if I had the money to do so, I'd buy all my friends a ticket and bring them along with. Scratch that. I'd take anybody who wanted in, friend or not. The man's just good. He's got soul masked by his drawly Southern upbringing. Best part about the show coming here is, well, you get a double dose ... he also happens to front South San Gabriel, which will open the show (or maybe it's vice versa?). Two concerts in one. Win friggin win in my book.

To hear him do what he does best, well, just go here and click around. I wish "Old Blue" was linked somewhere, as it's the song that sold me on him (he decides to start singing "Purple Rain" in the middle ... what's not to like in that?), but you'll enjoy "I Am Six Pounds of Dynamite" and "Flashes and Cables," I think. I mean, hey, I do.

1 comment:

frog said...

It was such a good show. Last week too. Soooo good. I'm not sure if I did running man but there was definitely some twirling going on.