An all-new show is scheduled this week. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you at the House of Blues Anaheim this Friday night and the Casbah San Diego Saturday night for Sweet and Tender Hooligans final 2 shows of 2012.
For a good laugh, check out the trending topic #MerrySmithsmas.
In the first hour of today’s broadcast, we’ll be hearing a track from Morrissey’s bandmate Boz Boorer’s side project called Happy Martyr. The song is called “Christmas Kisses” and will be available for download this Monday Dec. 17th. Thanks to Alex Lusty for sending that along
Morrissey returns to the stage this week in New Zealand and Australia. Anyone who’s traveling to those shows, be sure and let them know that they can catch our show Fridays at 7pm Syndney time.
Sweet and Tender Hooligans have 2 shows left in 2012. Friday December 28 at the Anaheim House of Blues Anaheim and Saturday December 29 in San Diego at The Casbah. Hope you’ll make it out.
This week, I’m playing a recording from a session with Johnny Marr where he treats us to an oldie but a goodie that I think you’ll all appreciate. Looks like Mr. Marr has taken quite a shining to lending his pipes to the microphone and he sounds great. Give it a listen in the first half hour.
Requests to the show via Twitter have been overwhelming! You guys are really letting me know you’re out there. So much so, that I’m sorry to say that I may not get to all of your requests. It’s a good problem to have but I just hope no one takes it personally if I don’t get to yours. I’m trying to be as fair as I can while making sure the same songs don’t get played back-to-back weeks. With a vast catalog I’d like to have new songs each week.
****Who’d like a pair of tickets to see Sweet and Tender Hooligans TONIGHT at The Echo? It just so happens that I’ve hidden a pair of tickets in the San Fernando Valley at the 7Eleven on the corner of Moorpark and Fulton in Sherman Oaks. 13307 Moorpark Ave. Underneath the peanut m&m’s is a note with details to get you and a friend on the guest list.
Should be a great night. Doors open at 8pm, Flaamingos take the stage right away with their New Order tribute and then we start up with our Morrissey/The Smiths performance after 9.