Have I mentioned how much I love KAXE
recently? I called in yesterday during my second favorite show, Currents
(my favorite being Green Cheese, whose picnic is coming up on the 25th - another reason to go Up North), and
requested three songs. My requests included my current favorite song "Unglamorous" by Lori McKenna
(who opened for Faith Hill and wrote a lot of the songs on "Fireflies" for her. I can't wait until her new CD of the same title comes out next week, I've been loving her "Bittertown" for a while now),
anything from Joan Osborne's new CD "Breakfast in Bed"
and anything from Over the Rhines new CD "The Trumpet Child"
. Mark Tarner, the DJ played my requests immediately and mentioned me as the programmer! All this from my desk in St. Paul. Thank you streaming radio on the internet.
I'm all wired up this morning thanks to my weekly stop at my new favorite local coffee shop: Koplings
. Which really does have the best coffee in town. I'm addicted to their single-origin mocha, iced of course. They use fair-trade, organic espresso and chocolate from a single place of origin and milk from a local organic, grass-fed dairy. All this within walking distance from my house and on the way to work at the same price as going to CorporateCoffee
. How much better can you get?