So long, 2008

Posted by on Jan 1, 2009 | 0 comments

At midnight tonight I officially launched Gumbo Radio, with a live intro and Clifton Chenier’s “Ain’t No Need of Cryin’ (Every Day is the Same).” I’ve always loved that song, but for some reason it’s just been killing me lately, cutting me all the way down to the bone. And have no fear, I’m not going to make a habit out of opening the mic to just wax poetic. There’s enough of that out there already.

There are currently 3,017 songs programmed into the live playlist, making for seven and a half days worth of music. While I officially launched the live audio tonight (whatever that means) I actually began broadcasting and testing the live audio stream on Dec. 13. And if you’re the kind of person who just loves a good factoid, here’s a doozie for you: The first song broadcast live on Gumbo Radio, selected at random, was Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Two-Headed Boy.” I don’t know what that means. It just is.

Anyway, here’s to you and yours. Hope you have a beautiful and prosperous 2009.

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