Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist, July 31, 2023

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Paul Reubens plays Pee-wee Herman as KCRW DJ in Nov. 2021. Photo courtesy of Pee-wee Herman.

Anthony Valadez flies solo this morning and, in what is becoming a far too regular occurrence, delivers the news that actor, comedian, and long time friend of KCRW Paul Reubens has died at the age of 70. During today’s broadcast you’ll hear cuts from Reubens’ 2016 Guest DJ Project, and the 2021 special The Pee-wee Herman Radio Hour. Plus, cuts to reflect how we’re feeling about losing a pal + icon, and songs that invoke the performer’s long and illustrious career (i.e. “Tequila.” 

And find out which 2023 album Valadez considers to be among the year’s best… and most slept on.






Anna Chang