KCRW Broadcast 715

Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. We’ve got a great show lined up for you tonight. I have a lot of tour dates next year, so I’m working on radio shows in advance. I’m doing radio duty literally every day. This isn’t new for me and I must say, I really like having our show on my mind so often. It’s not a burn out at all, if anything, I think it might make the shows better. 

Last night being Friday and me being Mr. Excitement, I was at a Starbucks writing about a rare record I’d just retrieved when I noticed a young person (almost everyone’s young to me) sitting at my 2 o’clock wearing a Minor Threat shirt. No way! I asked her how she happened to find out about that band. She told me her father loves Minor Threat and she does as well. I remarked that at this point, this kind of thing is getting passed to another generation. She seemed like she was politely enduring me so I thanked her for answering and took my leave. 

I don’t think any person must listen to what came before them, or that there’s “mandatory” music that must be absorbed but I did think it was very cool this music still makes sense to people. 

Hours ago, I wrote one Ian Svenonius, telling I really liked his new book Against The Written Word. He wrote back. He’s in France at the moment, of course he is. Comme c’est cool!

As I told you last week, I have a new book and it’s available now

Also, I have tour dates for next year. 


If you go to last week’s notes, you’ll see a lot of “suggestions” as to new music. Check it if you feel like it. I’m not going to drag you though it all again here. 

There were some great records that came out this year. I’m looking forward to what’s next. I have to go. I have a date with an ab crunch machine and a treadmill. I’m usually the only person in the gym with cords coming out of his ears attached to something.

Enjoy tonight’s show and STAY FANATIC!!!  

–– Henry