And tonight it meant that I finally, finally, re-heard a song played live on KINK nearly a decade ago.
David Gray visited the station for the first time in 2001, supporting his album White Ladder. I heard that session when it first aired. The song that stuck with me was his nothing-but-piano-chords rendition of "Please Forgive Me." It stuck with me because of how stark it was without the lovely synth orchestration the original has...and the song worked as nothing but a few chords. It was as stripped as it could be without getting rid of lyrics, and it was lovely. My kind of stark. (I considered saying "My kind of stripped," but that might have a double meaning.)
Okay, if KINK FM's "The Lounge After Hours" can keep happily surprising me like that, I'll likely grow into liking it more. Though the station can't surprise me too much with this: a lot of the songs are also on the KINK Live CDs that the station's done each year since 1998, and I have all 12 of those CDs. It's a worthy collection of CDs, I tells you.
You can still happily surprise me, KINK FM. I hope you keep doing so.