Morning Show Blog: November 2020

November 1, 2020

Nov. 30, 2020

Last Week in Coffee

Catch A Cover with Your Coffee on the air every weekday morning around 7:40MT. Here's what we heard this past week.

Monday (11/23): The Kills playing Saul Williams' "List of Demands (Reparations)"

Tuesday (11/24): Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings playing Prince's "Take Me With U"

Wednesday (11/25): Shearwater playing The Folk Implosion's "Natural One"

Thursday (11/26): Duran Duran playing Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" AND Massive Attack playing William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful for What You Got"

Friday (11/27): The Cure playing Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze"


Nov. 26, 2020

"Be Thankful for What You Got"

'Tis the season for gratitude, and here at the end of a difficult, unpredictable year it feels especially important. Look no further than William DeVaughn's 1974 classic "Be Thankful for What You Got" for a message of continued resonance in 2020.

"Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac/ Gangsta whitewalls, TV antennas in the back/ You may not drive a car at all/ But remember, brothers and sisters, you can still stand tall/ Just be thankful for what you got."

It's been covered a few times over the years, introduced to new listeners by Massive Attack on their 1991 debut Blue Lines, and – my favorite version – Yo La Tengo on their 1997 all-timer I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One. I'm thankful it exists!

I'm also thankful for trees, the music of John Coltrane, and that life is but a dream. Happy Thanksgiving.


Nov. 22, 2020

Catching Up with Coffee

You ever, I don't know, get distracted and then get behind? Yeah, that. Guess I've been a little distracted this month (something something election something), but here's a catch up on the last two weeks of covers. I'd promise to do a better job with content here, but wouldn't you rather be surprised than disappointed?

Catch A Cover with Your Coffee on the air every weekday morning around 7:40MT. Here's what we heard this past week.

Monday (11/9): Tennis playing The Carpenters' "Superstar"

Tuesday (11/10): Quivers playing R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion"

Wednesday (11/11): Colin Meloy playing Echo & the Bunnymen's "Bring on the Dancing Horses" (from Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, Vol. 2)

Thursday (11/12): Helado Negro (feat. Flock of Dimes) playing Neil Young's "Lotta Love"

Friday (11/13): Kishi Bashi playing Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"

Monday (11/16): The Decemberists playing The Hoodoo Gurus' "Death Defying" (aired the version that appears on Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, Vol. 1)

Tuesday (11/17): Day Wave and Hazel English playing Interpol's "PDA"

Wednesday (11/18): Jeff Rosenstock playing Belle & Sebastian's "Fox in the Snow"

Thursday (11/19): Ben Gibbard playing Teenage Fanclub's "What You Do to Me"

Friday (11/20): Marika Hackman playing Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars"


Nov. 9, 2020

Last Week in Coffee

Catch A Cover with Your Coffee on the air every weekday morning around 7:40MT. Here's what we heard this past week.

Monday (11/2): Nick Waterhouse playing The Seeds' "Pushing Too Hard"

Tuesday (11/3): Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan playing Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country"

Wednesday (11/4): Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings playing Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land"

Thursday (11/5): Matt Berninger playing The Cure's "In Between Days"

Friday (11/6): Pixies playing T. Rex's "Mambo Sun"


Flashback: The Stranglers' "Golden Brown"

One of my all-time favorite songs, originally released on The Stranglers' La Folie record, out Nov. 9, 1981.


Nov. 2, 2020

Last Week in Coffee

Catch A Cover with Your Coffee on the air every weekday morning around 7:40MT. Here's what we heard this past week.

Tuesday (10/27): Purity Ring playing Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone"

Wednesday (10/28): Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White playing Frank Ocean's "Thinking 'Bout You"

Thursday (10/29): Karen O and Willie Nelson playing David Bowie and Queen's "Under Pressure"

Friday (10/30): Starcrawler playing The Ramones' "Pet Sematary"

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