Writer, music analyst and cultural commentator distinguished for academic essays that set rock and roll in a societal context, Greil Marcus was born on this date in 1945. His book “The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs,” provides the soundtrack for the Greil Marcus birthday to which you are invited on Crosscurrents, 6/19 at 8 am.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/22: A medical doctor from Edinburgh who authored Sherlock Holmes detective adventures, Arthur Conan Doyle, was born on this date in 1859. It is “elementary my dear Watson” to partake in the Doyle birthday by tuning in Crosscurrents, 5/22 at 8 am.
Playlist may include songs by: Doyle Bramhall; Dole Dykes; John Doyle; Alan Doyle; Marie Doyle; Danny Doyle; Brian Doyle; Tim Doyle; Mark Doyle; Josh Doyle; Mark Doyle; Michael Doyle; Suzanne Doyle; … and closing with The Flower Of Scotland and of course, a wee bit of mischief.
FRANK BAUM ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/15: The Land Of Oz was created by its author, L. Frank Baum who was born on the date in 1856. You are invited to join us as we are “off to see the wizard” heading down the “yellow brick road” to Crosscurrents, 5/15 at 8 am.
Playlist may include songs by The Tinmen; The Big Little Lions; The Scarecrows; Dorothy; and The Red Shoes.
ATTENBOROUGH ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/8: Famed natural historian and English broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough was born on this date in 1926. Sir David’s life has been devoted to preserving the diversity of our world’s wildlife and his birthday will be celebrated with music (and no leopards) on Crosscurrents, 5/8 at 8 am.
Playlist may include: Just Can’t Go To Sleep; Flowers on the Wall; Puff, The Magic Dragon; Snake Oil; Gone, Gone, Gone; Happy Feet; Express Yourself; Wild Wild Life; and… other Attenborough inspired tunes.
JOSEPH HELLER ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/1: The satirical novel “Catch-22” was authored by Joseph Heller born of this date in 1923. The Heller birthday has your seat reserved on a B-25 with the only “catch” of tuning into Crosscurrents, 5/1 at 8 am.
Playlist may include: Blowing in the Wind; Universal Soldier; Waist Deep in the Big Muddy; Ain’t Marching Anymore; Times They Are A Changing; Jerusalem; Fish Cheer; Ohio; All Along the Watch Tower; Fortunate Son; Turn Turn Turn; Volunteers of America; Generals and Majors; Orange Crush; Catch-22; Fiddle and the Drum; Give Peace a Chance; Give Me Love; For What Its Worth; Whats Going On Here; and… The Wall (along with some other crazy surprises)
SUE GRAFTON ON CROSSCURRENTS, 4/24: The mystery novels featuring the exploits of detective Kinsey Millhone were authored by Sue Grafton, born on this date in 1940. There is no need to sneak, snoop, or search for the Sue Grafton birthday since you are invited to celebrate on Crosscurrents, 4/24 at 8 am.
WILDER ON CROSSCURRENTS, 4/17: Novelist, playwright, and Pulitzer Prize recipient, Thornton Wilder was born on this date in 1897. Gavin and Wyatt relax with the “Our Town” author. You are invited to our show in honor of Thornton Wilder on Crosscurrents, 4/17 at 8 am.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a critique of the American Dream during the Jazz Age, was first published on April 10th, 1925. Gavin and Wyatt are behind the wheel of Gatsby’s famed Rolls-Royce vehicle. You can join the Gatsby anniversary with roaring new age music from the 1920’s jazz age on Crosscurrents, 4/10 at 8 am.