At the last moment NPR’s Weekend Edition called and asked me to stop by their studio in Washington DC this morning. I’m an avid listener, as are my wife and kids, to this and several other NPR shows (Fresh Air, All Things Considered, Morning Become Eclectic etc.) so I’m delighted they had me on. It was taped and will be broadcast on New Year’ Eve, 12/31/06, in the second hour.
I played four songs live–including as solo version of ‘Airwaves’–but they will edit the whole piece down to 16 minutes so I doubt any songs will be played in their entirety. Still, they promised to send me a CD of the whole thing, so maybe there will be something I can plunder for a future podcast. Oh, and they had a kick-ass Steinway, BTW. Noodling on it was very therarpeutic at this stage of the tour (see Lunesse’s pic below.)
I have to say though, after setting up and recording an important show like this, I’m pretty much done in for the day. Now I’m sitting here 15 mins away from the start of a 1.5 hr Birchmere concert. I expect I’ll summon up the energy from somewhere!
BT’s mum is sitting here in the green room and is every bit as taurine-powered as BT is! The other night she was on on the bus with us, splitting her sides laughing at ‘Little Britain’ and screaming out things like ‘SWEEET dude! Awesome! This is freakin’ OFF THE CHARTS!’
I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.