Just trying to keep us entertained in the midst of a weird summer.
Author Archives: Fran Fried
American music; Ringo’s 80th and Debbie’s 75th; RIP Carl Reiner, Johnny Mandel, Pete Carr, Max Crook and The Left Banke’s Tom Finn.
The start of a weird summer. Also, John Prine’s farewell, The Chicks, Public Enemy and The Clams.
Another show heavily influenced by current events, with newbies from Bettye Lavette and Bob Dylan.
Songs for a national protest. Also, new offerings from Dion and friends, Billie Joe Armstrong and Spygenius.
Birthdays: Curtis Mayfield, Suzi Quatro and me; and Black Lives Matter vs. cops behaving badly.
PART 1: American Beat ’84 – The Fleshtones; American Girl – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Take It to the People – The Woggles; King Midas – Stupidity; Crying’s Just a Thing That You Do – JD McPherson; Lucky Penny – JD McPherson; No Place to Go – Mr. Airplane; If You Have Ghosts –
Franorama 2.0 Thurs: 1 to 4 pm et Fran Fried is a changeling, to put it simply. (You don’t know the half of it, girlfriend!) You never know what she’s gonna do — even she doesn’t know what she’s gonna do next. But her M.O. in life has been “Throw everything against the wall and