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I don’t know if this will be picked up by anyone else, but I wanted to try and propose a theme for a day on ds106 radio — it probably hinges on someone pushing for it in the morning. But oh well, you can’t do more than try.

My friend’s brother was a DJ on a station back in the old days, and I remember him talking about CCR’s version of “Heard it on the Grapevine” (which I do like) at 15:45 was the ideal disc to play when he had to take a crap.

My idea is to celebrate the long songs, ones that double the old 3 and a half minute single, that is songs longer than 7 minutes. I am sure someone will reach for the ultra marathoner In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (I won’t).

So my rules are that each person pick 3 long songs, maybe record an intro, and upload a zip (name it with “longsong” in the title of the it all to the station via (password=wejamecono).

Here’s my intro

CogDog’s Long Song intro

My three picks were:

  • Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (Traffic, live version, 14:24)
  • Take Me to the River (version by Aynsly Lister, 8:50)
  • I Just Want to Make Love to You (Foghat, an oldie, at 8:28)
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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


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