More Jazz and some avant garde goodies tonight on your Excursion. Also, wash your hands, it helps prevent the spread of disease and if you have been eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich you might also have some jelly on your hands that needs to be washed off.
In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics.
It's the Excursion before Christmas and all through the show no Christmas music was stirring, as per tradition. Here's a break from the madness! I just want to wish you both good luck, we're all counting on you.
Glasser and Yaz, no they aren't internet startups, they're bands silly! With some old school Modesty from the Mouse. Sco and Pat can see your house and E-Vax can see the parking lot. Also, that Peter Gabriel album from a couple weeks ago wasn't very good, so here is some good Peter Gabriel. Its got raisins, your favorite!
Due to technical difficulties, Thom and Lori couldn't get into the studio, so we had to play a backup recording. It was last week's show, so go there for the rundown. We played this setlist on September 30th. Celebrating the birthday of John Coltrane, and why not, playing some Monk as well!
It was a year ago that we had to say goodbye to Dr. Tedd and to our very best dog on Belmont, Nico. Tonight's Excursion is dedicated to Mr. Nico and all the joy that he brought us over the years. I don't have much to say, just two hours of really good songs for Nico.j
Newness from the Black Ghosts and Death Cab. Oldies from The Cult and The Dan. Bobby Hutcherson's got you and William Orbit says "hello!" among other things on your Friday Excursion. Now featuring flavor crystals!
New music from They Might Be Giants, outside jazz from Avishai Cohen and Eric Dolphy. M83 and Björk keeping it cool with Frank Zappa. And some genuine metal from Animals as Leaders. On your Friday Excursion.