This show was originally going to be about shiny things. I thought of precious metals, and then opened things up to include any gem that would be included in jewelry. Gold, silver, rubies, diamonds, all that stuff.
And then I wound up selecting ‘gold’ song after ‘gold’ song, skipping every ‘silver’ song I had. At that point, it seemed silly to play a bunch of ‘gold’ songs, and then ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ and ‘Ruby.’ So I narrowed the focus to just gold. And as it turned out, I had more than enough material, and even added a brand new song from a brand new band at the last minute, so that’s always fun.
We have eight acts making their Dizzy Heights debut this week, including aforementioned new band Pixel Grip, along with Mott the Hoople, Golden Earring, The Fantastic Leslie, Stereo MCs, Goldfrapp, Fitz & the Tantrums, and John Stewart. Yep, I hit the yacht rock vaults hard on this one. (Well, OK, twice.)
Thank you, as always, for listening.