Hi kids. So, Friday. Your loving embrace warms the very extremes of my cold, worn heart… or something like that, anyway. I hope you’re all well today.
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To business! Today’s playlist is from guest author Dave Christensen, and is hugely enjoyable in my opinion. Without ruining Dave’s blurb, I shall certainly be watching the show based on his recommendation so thanks hugely for the submission!
See you Monday.
Dave C Says:
Ordinarily I donâ€™t really get playlists for TV series, but Treme (the latest offering from David Simon â€“ one of the guys behind The Wire) is no ordinary TV series. Treme (pronounced treh-may) is about New Orleans in the months after Hurricane Katrina and tells this story through a mixed group of people and through the music they play and love. Even though there are some quite depressing storylines, the spirit of the characters and the enjoyment they get out of their music keeps the programme watchable and uplifting. Sorry, Iâ€™m not really supposed to do a TV review here, so Iâ€™ll focus on the music… Itâ€™s great. And quite a few of these artists in this playlist also appear in the show, including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte and Steve Earle. Listen to this playlist, but more importantly watch the TV show.