Tonight on Radio Heatland on Minnesota Public Radio News stations, we'll start with an hour of songs that chronicle the full catalog of human romantic misery. We'll get mistrust, denial, blame & jealousy - all your favorites - a toxic brew of unhappiness sure to counterbalance any feelings of starry-eyed love left over from Valentine's Day. This hour was originally broadcast last August, but the emotions are timeless.
In hour two, I'll welcome The Brass Kings to our studio. Steve Kaul, Mikkel Beckman and Brad Ptachek have a new disc called "Live Humdinger", which was recorded at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Like one of those weird M.C.Escher prints full of impossible perspectives, vanishing stairways and odd reflections, the band will play a live concert at the Cedar to officially release this recording of a live concert at the Cedar.
Don't think too hard on that. It'll hurt. Their show is on Friday, February 26th.
One of the songs they guys will perform tonight is so new, it doesn't have a name yet. Radio Heartland listeners are encouraged to listen to the tune and post a suggestion here on the Trial Balloon blog. It's not a contest and there's no guarantee that they'll use the name you offer, but the certainly can't use it if you won't write it down!
Songs of emotional strife and The Brass Kings, tonight on Radio Heartland!