On this episode of Air Check, Mike Doughty talks getting sober and going solo after Soul Coughing, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket plays some songs from his new record, Bill Forman shares some stories from his long career as a music critic, and we remember two towering musical figures that we lost in the last month.
PART ONE: JAKE, JEFF AND VICKY PICK AND PLAY THREE FAVORITE NEW SONGS
Tomas Pagan Motta - "Given the Way"
Big Head Blues Club - "My Love Will Never Die" - from Way Down Inside: the Songs of Willie Dixon
Cocordion - "Two Boards" - from COS (Home=Audio)
PART TWO: AN INTERVIEW WITH BILL FORMAN, MUSIC EDITOR OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT
A meeting of the music minds - 91.5 KRCC's Music Director, Vicky Gregor sits down to talk shop with the Colorado Springs Independent's Music Editor Bill Forman.
PART THREE: AN INTERVIEW WITH SOUL COUGHING'S MIKE DOUGHTY
Mike Doughty of the group Soul Coughing talks about his music, poetry, and addictions in this interview with 91.5 KRCC's Jeff Bieri. Mike's new solo release is called The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns.
PART FOUR: IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE/INTERVIEW WITH GLENN PHILLIPS OF TOAD THE WET SPROCKET
VIcky Gregor hosts Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket for a 91.5 KRCC in-studio performance and interview during her Morning Music Mix. Here are excerpts of Glen speaking with Vicky, and playing songs from his new cd Swallowed by the New.
PART FIVE: REMEMBERING LEONARD COHEN AND SHARON JONES
Jake, Jeff, and Vicky reflect on two towering figures in the music industry who passed away - Leonard Cohen and Sharon Jones. Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter who died on November 7th, 2016, and Daptone Records R&B singer Sharon Jones died of pancreatic cancer on November 18th, 2016.