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May 13, 2020

Are you living in an empty room, with all the windows smashed? Then this is the podcast episode for you.

It's time for a deep dive into Annie Lennox's 1992 pop banger "Walking on Broken Glass," with all its syncopated pianos, string section interludes, ever-changing backup vocals, and tasty guitar cameos. Won't you pick the pieces up?

Artist: Annie Lennox

Album: Diva (1992)

Written by: Annie Lennox

Listen/Buy: Apple Music | Amazon | Spotify

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ALSO FEATURED:

  • "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" by The Miami Sax Quartet from Four of a Kind, 2013
  • “Why" and "Little Bird" by Annie Lennox from Diva, 1992
  • "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics album Sweet Dreams, 1983
  • "Like a Prayer" by Madonna from Like a Prayer, 1989
  • "You Can Call me Al" and "Graceland" by Paul Simon from Graceland, 1986
  • "New Slang" by the Shins from Oh, Inverted World, 2001

OUTRO SOLOIST: Galen Clark

This episode's outro soloist is the one and only Galen Clark. Galen 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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STRONG PLAYLISTS

Kirk has condensed his Strong Songs picks into a single new list, which you can find on both Spotify and Apple Music.

You can also find a recent playlist Kirk specifically designed for listening while staying home and not spreading viruses on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play (thanks Thomas for making that last one)

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MAY 2020 WHOLE NOTE PATRONS

AccessViolation
Aidan Coughlan
Andre Bremer
andrew walters
Anne Britt
Bill Rosinger
CALEB ROTACH
Chad Barnard
Christer Lindqvist
Craig J Covell
Dan Apczynski
Dave Florey
David Zahm
Doug Paton
Erin
Glenn
Jared Norris
Jeanneret Manning Family Four
Kyle Starr
Mark Schechter
Matt Butler
Merlin Mann
Mickey Clark
Nathaniel Bauernfeind
R Watson
Robert Paul
Ryan Torvik
Simon Cramp
Steve Philpot
Viki Dun

MAY 2020 HALF NOTE PATRONS

AJ Schuster
Albukitty
Alexander Polson
Amanda Furlotti
Andrew Baker
Andrew Lee
Arjun Sharma
Bill Fuller
brant brantphillip
Brendon Oliver-Ewen
Brett Douville
Brian Amoebas
Briony Leo
Brooke Wilford
Caro Field
Chas Lednicky
Chris Brown
Clare HOLBERTON
Clint Johnston
Cyrus N. White
Darryl Stewart
Dave King
David Stroud
David Zucker
Dhu Wik
Diane Turner
Duncan
Earl Lozada
Eero Wahlstedt
Elliot Jay O'Neill
Emily Williams
FlSHBONES
Forrest Chang
Gavin Doig
Georgia Livesay
Gerry Nelson
Jaehoon Jeong
Jake Tinsley
James Johnson
Jarrod Schindler
Jeffrey Olson
Jenifer Carr
Jennifer Bush
Jeremy Dawson
John and Sharon Stenglein
Jon O’Keefe
Jonathan Daniels
Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua
Judith Stansfield
Judy Chapple
Jules Bailey
Justin Liew
Justin McElroy
Kate Albury
Kendra Reid
Kevin Morrell
Kevin Pennyfeather
Leigh Sales
Malory
Mark Haberlen
Mark Perry
Mark Steen
Markus Koester
Matt Betzel
Matt Gaskell
Melanie Stivers
MH
Michael Blackwell
michael bochner
Michael Flaherty
Miriam Juskowicz
Mueller
Nate from Kalamazoo
Nicholas Schechter
Peter Scott
Queen Latifah
Richard Toller
Robbie Ferrero
Sam Fenn
Shane DeLeon
Sheilah
SP
Stephen
Steven Craig Maron
Steven Maron
Stuart Terry
SUELLEN MOORE
Tanner Morton
Tom Clewer
Tom Coleman
Tom Lauer
Toni Isaacson
Wayne Marsh
Zoe Little