Jul 12, 2017
We return from our two month break after our WDEK Variety Fest with a Sizzling Summer Show - SSS show - BAM! Is it still considered alliteration if the words start with the same letter although letter doesnt have the same sound - Sss vs sh? Will you look that up for us? While Christian is away, our special guest host this month is a longtime friend of WDEK; the multi talented (musician, illustrator and writer) Mr. Marcellus Hall! Our first guest is comedian, writer & actress Becky Yamomoto. Find out how she got to NYC and created a successful career here as a standup & actress although her Mom and Dad never go to her shows. Her web series Uninspired is one of Shonali's favorites. Shonali performs a new song yet to be released called The Dream Is Still Alive with Marcellus on harmonica. Our second guest is Mars Ganito, guitar player, singer and one of the leaders of the punk pop indie band Aye Nako. We talk about life on the road, growing up in Arkansas within a large family and his love of country music. Mars has described his band's music as "sad songs about being queer, trans and black," however we don't find them so sad. They make us happy. Reminiscent of the best of early indie rock bands like Superchunk, Helium & Pavement; their sound is ragged, raw and dissonant but also catchy, fresh and original. Special guest co-host Marcellus Hall performs one of his new tunes called Our Devices. WDEK's last guest is Mike DuClos, a brilliant musician who has performed with lots of great bands and musicians Listen and learn about tourbus etiquette and performing with Joan Baez and Dire Straits. Mike is what we call a professional musician. He's even played on Broadway before. He hated that. He's a great storyteller who is known in most circles as being a "wise ass." He agrees. Listen and decide for yourself. Thanks to all of you who support us and listen to our show. We have t-shirts for some of you lucky fools! Email us! And lastly Listen to Aye Nako's Spare Me!