Tristan Prettyman performs in the First Avenue mainroom tomorrow night. This event will also be the celebration of the first anniversary of the Oake & Keri Morning Show on Cities97! We can hardly believe it has already been a year already! It has me feeling nostalgic...
The first time I ever saw Tristan Prettyman perform live was on a very hot Thursday afternoon during the summer of 2005. It was a live on-site Studio C performance during a live Oake On The Water broadcast from Lord Fletcher's on Lake Minnetonka. I remember her being very relaxed and very friendly. In fact, after she played and signed autographs, I spotted her jamming with a young fan of hers in the parking lot! Enjoy!
DIIV...Air Conditioning [Captured Tracks][intro]
Cloud Cult...It’s Your Decision [Earthology]
Junip...Your Life Your Call [Mute]
Stars...Give It [ATO]
Crystal Castles...Telepath [Casablanca/LastGang/Republic][re-intro]
Little Green Cars...Harper Lee [Glassnote]
Telekinesis...Ghosts And Creatures [MERGE]
The Thermals...The Sunset [SaddleCreek]
Mark Mallman...Dirty Dishes [Eagle’s Golden Tooth]
Queens Of The Stone Age...The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret [interscope]
Queens Of The Stone Age...My God Is The Sun [Matador]
The Black Angels...Don’t Play With Guns [Blue Horizon]
Iron and Wine...Such Great Heights [SubPop]
Todays SOTD is inspired by a listener email I got last week. Jim from W. St. Paul wrote the following:
"I've been a fan of yours for several years and love your work. I need a recommendation from you. My wife and I are expecting our second child any day now and I need a good song to sing to him/her. With my three-year-old son, I still sing "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon, so you get an idea of the sentiment I am looking for. Thanks for your consideration."
Jim, this song more than any other defines my attitude about parenting and the incredible gift that my daughter has been to my life. It is whimsical and hopeful and wonderful. I hope you like it.
Driving into work through a rainstorm this morning, at far too early an hour, my mind began to drift back...back...back almost 30 years! The album Love by British band The Cult remains one of my Top 10 Favorite Albums of The 80s. It saw me through my last two years of high school and on to my first year of college. I loved this band, I loved this record and I loved this song! Actually, I still love all of it.
Fun fact: Lead singer of The Cult, Ian Astbury, was actually the inspiration for me to grow my hair out to my waist in the late 80s! Don't believe me? Maybe I'll post a pic one of these Throwback Thursdays...