Friday, September 28, 2012

The Birds & Fine Tuning this weekend

Tomorrow night at 8pm I am hosting a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's classic suspense/horror film "The Birds" at the historic Redford Theatre in Detroit. Making the evening even more special is the fact that Tippi Hedren, the star of the film, will be at the theatre live and in person to meet fans and sign autographs! Get to the Redford by 7pm to meet Ms. Hedren, and I do recommend going to to buy your tickets in advance, as we expect big crowds at the Redford. "The Birds" will also screen tonight at 8pm and tomorrow afternoon at 2pm , with Tippi appearing live at those screenings as well.

This Sunday at 4pm on my 107one Fine Tuning program I'll be featuring the new Beth Orton album "Sugaring Season," her first release in well over six years, plus new songs from Gary Clark, Jr. & Steely Dan's Donald Fagen.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fine Tuning preview: 9/23/12

This Sunday at 4pm on Fine Tuning I'll be playing songs from "Privateering," the new album by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame. An ambitious, two-cd set of all new songs, Mark is in a particularly bluesy, rootsy mood on the follow-up to "Get Lucky" from a few years ago. Also on Sunday I'll be playing new music by UK singer-songwriter Beth Orton, indie-rocker Cat Power, and rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fine Tuning preview: 9/16/12

After five days of seeing movies at the Toronto International Film Festival, I'm back with a new edition of Fine Tuning this Sunday at 4pm on Ann Arbor's 107one, WQKL-FM. Besides talking about the hits and misses at TIFF this year, I'll be playing a whole bunch of new music, including the latest from Bob Dylan ("Tempest), David Byrne & St. Vincent ("Love This Giant") & Bettye LaVette ("Thankful N' Thoughful").