Feb 19, 2020
It's time for the first Strong Songs listener Q&A of 2020, so let's get into it!
Kirk answers listener questions on topics like Zeppelin and Cake counting, the decline (and rise) of the saxophone, Muse's approach to vocal processing, whether piano is an "easy" instrument, Bruno Mars's musical magpieism, and in a first, a listener's request that Strong Songs help him solve a mystery.
Update 2/25/20: Mystery solved! Fabian's mystery song is "Me, Myself, I" by Joan Armatrading. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with the answer, and thanks as well to Fabian, who did a pretty great job re-creating it from memory.
REFERENCED ON THIS EPISODE:
OUTRO SOLOIST: Galen Clark
Galen Clark plays keyboard and organ and acts as bandleader for the soul jazz group Trio Subtonic; you can find playing regularly around Portland, Oregon and occasionally on tour. Find more information at their website, https://www.triosubtonic.net.
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FEBRUARY 2020 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS
Craig J Covell
FEBRUARY 2020 HALF-NOTE PATRONS
Cyrus N. White
Elliot Jay O'Neill
John and Sharon Stenglein
Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua
Nate from Kalamazoo