Radio show reaches century milestone
You know, they say making it to 100 is the hardest part. With Thursday's radio show, we've reached the century milestone and it's been quite easy, actually.
As Ringo Starr once sang, "I get by with a little help from my friends."
Tito Lindsey, Dani Carson, Big Pete Piehnik, Kwamel Smith and Steven and Isaiah Carter (Smokey Motel) stopped in Studio Blanket/Tent Fort Monday night to help share in the making of a milestone episode of "Today's Best Soundemonium!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist.
The 100th Episode Soundemonium Extravaganza proved to be a feast of friends and fun. It may have come a week early, but what a thankful event. For a show about local music, it's nothing without some great local musicians. This crew proved that in spades.
Smith came in before his pool league and debuted a song written over the weekend that was inspired by Veterans Day. Without a title, we gave it one, "17 Years Old (American Soldier)." He a strong singer/songwriter and it proved a welcome treat.
With his birthday being celebrated on Friday with a show in Altus at Val' and still floating from his first wedding anniversary, Big Pete Piehnik was in a celebratory mood. He personalized a classic number for the show: •Big Pete Piehnik — "Anytime" — https://youtu.be/N6B2nLibwCM.
The brothers Carter made some magic of their own with a performance of the latest Smokey Motel single, "Forever Young." They're gearing up for more big things. You can look to next week's column for more about that.
Carson, the show's first musical guest, has been juggling school, music and a burgeoning DJ career at 97.3 FM Hot Country. She's talented enough to be on her show's playlist and proved it when she took a Leann Womack song and personalized her voice to make it something special: •Dani Carson — "The Fool" — https://youtu.be/ufZvHwLnbtI.
The mighty Mr. Lindsey knocked some socks off with a song that, he said, doesn't quite apply anymore now that he's settled down with his sweetie. It's still a heckuva number: •Tito Lindsey — "Disclaimer Song" — https://youtu.be/i7dKMeNlBZg.
Lindsey is readying for a pre-Thanksgiving show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Westside Backporch Draft House, 5762 Cache Road. He'll be joined by Zack Crow and Smokey Motel for the acoustic show.
Speaking of pre-Thanksgiving shows and Soundemonium guests, The Casey Abbe Band will be opening up for Jackson Tillman with a 9 p.m. Wednesday show at Scooters, 7700 W. Lee. Tickets are $10 for the 21-and-up show.
Also, up around Medicine Creek, Just Strangers will be brewing up their special blend at the Park Tavern, starting at 8 p.m.
If it's possible, too much fun was had with this week’s edition of ”Today’s Best Soundemonium!” with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist. One hundred never felt so good or so fresh! A jam session featuring Carr, Lindsey and Carson turned out some cool covers of "Folsom Prison Blues" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Gimme Three Steps" that were fun to witness.
I want to take a moment and thank The Lawton Constitution, Magic 95.3 FM and Carr, and all the local musicians who make this happen. Keep your ears out and remember to "Listen Local!" Now on to another 100.
Jokey took a pilgrimage of sorts for this week’s joke set-up. Here’s the punchline:
“Because they wear their buckles on their hats.”
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