So, the image hasn't anything to do with the subject of this post, but it's never a bad time to promote the latest "Big Broadcast" collection. I was hoping to find the sheet music to "Little Spanish Dancer," or a nice shot of Sam Browne, who'll be singing it here (and tonight). No luck. At least nothing sufficiently pixel dense to post.
If Sunday Breakfast were a dog show, we'd have Best in Class in two categories tomorrow: British Rock Songwriter for Nick Lowe, celebrating his 65th birthday; and Contemporary Folk Songwriter for David Wilcox, whose warmth and wisdom we welcome to Studio A.
Never mind that forecast for snow next week. It's officially spring and on tonight's UKNY at 11, a sampling of some very good albums to be released this season from Ben Watt (pictured), Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, Gruff Rhys and Sohn. Plus, a truly beautiful single from the Canadian-born, New York-raised and Leeds-based producer Fold and a Commonwealth Cut from Australian quasi-bluesman D.D. Dumbo.
I had other plans for this Saturday's show, but then came the news last Sunday of the death of drummer Scott Asheton, aka "Rock Action," one of the all-time greats of rock music. So tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" will be nothing but Scott Asheton with, of course, The Stooges, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Dark Carnival and the Scott Morgan Band. Scott Asheton created a remarkable musical legacy and played on lots of the best rock records ever made.