KCRW Broadcast 550

Fanatic! As I write this, I’m watching Iggy perform the songs from his recently released Free album. I’ve put in the site address below. It’s pretty cool. It’s a nice venue. 

Good until Nov. 4, this is Iggy doing the Free album set. 

I wanted to tell you about an amazing show I saw the other night. Patti Smith did a 5 song set at the Taschen bookstore in Beverly Hills. It’s easily one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. It was less than half an hour but the impact was total. It was just her and a man who played piano, guitar and also supplied backing vocals. He sang great. Ms. Smith, it was like all of the accumulated wisdom of human history was dispensed. She’s coming from a completely unique place. The only thing I can compare it to was when I saw Leonard Cohen in NYC years ago. One of those shows where you keep forgetting to breathe. 

In less than great news, Olivia Newton-John’s “people” if you will, have put a cease and desist order on one of our good pals and sonic allies, Anna Nasty, from using the name Olivia Neutron-John. Really? I wrote to media address on the Olivia Newton-John site expressing my disappointment. This is one of those moments you can learn from, Fanatic. While I’m willing to bet that this isn’t the doing of Ms. John, it is nonetheless punching down. Anna is in no way a threat to the reputation or livelihood of Ms. John. When Anna was here recently, she played in front of a small crowd, killed it and then went back to a table and sold her own merch. I don’t know what writing the media person at the site can do but I did. I’m not letting this go. Anna is a fantastic and unique artist. 

Fanatic, the great Mr. Segs of Ruts and Ruts D.C. will be our guest in two weeks on the 27th. 

Also: New Guerilla Toss release. It sounds great. I’ve got the tracks and we’ll start them soon. 

We have a great show lined up for you below. We’ll be back with you next week with more great October listening. Until then, play your records and STAY FANATIC!!!  

–– Henry