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Friday October 8, 2004 8:30-10:00pm (Better Late Than Never)

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Fight The Good Fight - Triumph
Spanish Castle Magic - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix Experience
I Don't Even Know Myself - The Who
Downtown - Neil Young
I'm So Afraid (Live) - Fleetwood Mac
Keep On Smilin' - Wet Willie
No Title - Ten Years After
Most High - Page & Plant
Heartless - Heart
Messin' the Blues - Robin Trower
Hold On - Santana
Long Haired Lady - Quicksilver Messenger Service
White Room - Cream
It's All Over Now - The Rolling Stones

Notes: Haha, wow! I remember this show. Ok, so I got back from classes on this Friday evening. I probably had some dinner at some point. And I remember coming back to my dorm room maybe 45 minutes before my radio show was to begin. My roommate was nowhere to be found. I was living in the same building this year that the radio station was located in, so I just had to go down a few flights of stairs to the basement with my CD's when the time came to do my show. I remember putting on Silvertide's album Show & Tell and sitting on my couch (my uber-comfortable couch I found in the dumpster over the summer) to kill time before my radio show. I even had Silvertide on real loud, but I was so so tired (who knows how many all-nighters I was runnin' on at the time, and it was finally the weekend), I fell asleep without even realizing it (which is something that I don't usually allow to occur). I woke up around 8:30, after the album had finished playing, and realized that I was late for my radio show!

I grabbed my CD's and ran downstairs to the studio, just in time to catch one of the technicians or execs or whatever just getting finished putting the radio station back on the air (it would go off the air if you weren't there to play music when you were scheduled to). So I was really embarrassed, but I told the guy I had unexpectedly fallen asleep, and then proceeded to do my show.

As for the playlist, Fight The Good Fight was a song I was listening to often those days, to try to booster some hope or confidence or something. Spanish Castle Magic's long been one of my underdog favorites from Hendrix's catalog. The live version of I'm So Afraid is really good, but I wasn't aware of it until my friend introduced it to me (he's a big Fleetwood Mac fan, much bigger Nicks/Buckingham-era fan than I am, but I make that up by being an enormous Green-era fan...). Keep On Smilin' is just a great song, another confidence-booster ("keep on laughin' through all the pain"), though I don't think it's entirely convincing. I remember playing No Title by Ten Years After. I picked it out randomly from the TYA records in the back, having never listened to this particular album before. I liked the idea of the track having no title, so I gave it a spin - it was really good. Messin' The Blues also came from the records in the back, this time Robin Trower. This was before I had the albums Long Misty Days or In City Dreams, so I picked that one at random, too. I remember not being totally enthralled by this track at the time, but it's grown on me since then. Gotta mention how great Long Haired Lady is, too. Love that song.