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Strand of Oaks - FUV Live - 2014

by Russ Borris

Tim Showalter is the mastermind behind the Philly-based band Strand of Oaks, and his latest album, Heal, is his most personal yet and it is our New Dig this week. Through the songs, he takes listeners on a journey into his past, to a time when he was singing Smashing Pumpkins songs to himself in his basement and rifling through his parents' record collection. It’s an album about falling in love with music. During a recent visit to Studio A, Tim talked with me about his favorite artists, from Black Sabbath to Phosphorescent. He also played some of his new songs for us live with his band, and we’ll hear that conversation and performance on this episode of FUV Live.

Happy Birthday to Two!

by Rich Conaty

"The Big Broadcast" is built around birthdays. It amazes me how many listeners don't realize that. It's a roundabout compliment maybe, since it suggests the salutes don't get in the way of the show. (On the other hand, it worries me that people may miss WFUV is listener-supported.) Typically, there'll be 6-8 salutes, but it runs as high as a dozen per show. Twice a year, around New Year's Eve and now, there are hardly any. Two tonight. But they're good: Buddy Clark and Johnny Hodges. To fill thing out, I play hits.