Sam Merlotte on the HBO series True Blood that catapulted him to fame. The season finale of the show is this Sunday, September 11 and followers will know this season has been an interesting one for Sam (no spoilers, I promise). Like most of the folks in Bon Temps, that guy (errr….shifter) just can’t catch a break!
The real-life Sam is not only a new father to twins, but a surfer and a big fan of this lil public radio station. I think he had a smile on his face the entire time he was here and, it ends up, he went to school with one of the producers on Which Way LA and To The Point! It’s a small world.
In his Guest DJ set, he revisits the different phases of his life, including how he discovered the indie spirit in R.E.M., found inspiration in the dark poetry of Tom Waits and solace in the angst-driven music of Pavement. Check out the full set here.
1 – Radio Free Europe – R.E.M.
2 – Dead Set On Destruction – Hüsker Dü
3 – Singapore – Tom Waits
4 – Loretta’s Scars – Pavement
5 – Spike Driver Blues (John Henry) – Mississippi John Hurt