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Radio Boise, KRBX

It's Now Right Now

Nov 30, 2022 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM


With Grant Olsen

A new mixtape for you every week. Someone who loves you considers your every musical need and wants you to experience exactly what you need this very second.

It's Now Right Now
7:01 PM
A Flock of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song
A Flock of Seagulls Space Age Love Song
A Flock of Seagulls Jive 1981 Rock
7:05 PM
Duran Duran - Planet Earth
Duran Duran Planet Earth
Duran Duran Parlophone UK 1983 Rock
7:09 PM
Berlin - No More Words
Berlin No More Words
Love Life Geffen 1984 CD
7:13 PM
Missing Persons - Destination Unknown
Missing Persons Destination Unknown
Spring Session M Capitol Records USA 2007 Rock
7:17 PM
Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger
Eurythmics Love Is A Stranger
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) RCA Records Label USA 1983 Rock
7:22 PM
Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
Sade The Sweetest Taboo
Promise Epic 1985
7:27 PM
Paul McCartney - Take It Away
Paul McCartney Take It Away
Tug of War Capitol Records USA 1982 CD
7:31 PM
David Bowie - Modern Love
David Bowie Modern Love
Let's Dance Parlophone UK usa 1999 LP Rock
7:35 PM
Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Joe Jackson Steppin' Out
Night and Day A&M 1982 12 Inch Rock
7:40 PM
Jo Boxers - Just Got Lucky
Jo Boxers Just Got Lucky
Like Gangbusters Sony Music UK USA 2012
7:45 PM
Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home
Fine Young Cannibals Johnny Come Home
Fine Young Cannibals London Music Stream USA 1985 LP Rock
7:49 PM
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter
Echo & The Bunnymen The Cutter
Porcupine WM UK France 1983
7:52 PM
Talk Talk - It's My Life (Remastered 1997)
Talk Talk It's My Life (Remastered 1997)
It's My Life (Remastered 1997) Parlophone UK USA 1997 Other Rock
7:56 PM
Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed
Fun Boy Three Our Lips Are Sealed
Waiting Chrysalis Records 1983 LP
8:01 PM
Bananarama - Shy Boy
Bananarama Shy Boy
Deep Sea Skiving (Collector's Edition) London Music Stream/Because Music 1983
8:05 PM
Wham! - Everything She Wants
Wham! Everything She Wants
Make It Big Columbia USA 1984
8:10 PM
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
Kajagoogoo Too Shy
White Feathers Parlophone UK USA 2004 Rock
8:13 PM
Prince & The Revolution - Pop Life
Prince & The Revolution Pop Life
Around The World In A Day Legacy Recordings 1985
8:17 PM
The Time - Jungle Love
The Time Jungle Love
Ice Cream Castle Warner Records USA 1985
8:22 PM
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
Tom Tom Club Genius of Love
Tom Tom Club Rhino/Warner Records USA 1981 CD
8:28 PM
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Herbie Hancock Rockit
Future Shock Columbia/Legacy 1983 Jazz
8:33 PM
The Power Station - Get It On (Bang a Gong) [7'' Mix] (2005 Remastered Version)
The Power Station Get It On (Bang a Gong) [7'' Mix] (2005 Remastered Version)
The Power Station Parlophone UK 2014 Rock
8:37 PM
The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
The Human League (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Fascination! - EP Virgin Catalogue UK 2008 Electronic
8:44 PM
The Pointer Sisters - Automatic
The Pointer Sisters Automatic
Break Out RCA Records Label 1982 Rock
8:49 PM
Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive!
Thomas Dolby Hyperactive!
The Flat Earth Echo 1984 Electronic
8:53 PM
Lene Lovich - New Toy
Lene Lovich New Toy
Flex Oval Sounds LLP 2007 12 Inch Rock
8:57 PM
Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie
The Youth Of Today MCA 1982 LP
9:02 PM
Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me?
Bow Wow Wow Do You Wanna Hold Me?
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going RCA Records USA 1983
9:06 PM
Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Wall of Voodoo Mexican Radio
Call of the West A&M USA 1982 LP Rock
9:10 PM
The Go-Go's - We Got the Beat
The Go-Go's We Got the Beat
Beauty and the Beat CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92) 2016 Rock
9:12 PM
Men At Work - Overkill
Men At Work Overkill
Cargo Columbia USA 1983 LP Rock
9:16 PM
Haircut 100 - Love Plus One
Haircut 100 Love Plus One
Pelican West Plus RCA Camden USA 1992 Rock
9:21 PM
Thompson Twins - In the Name of Love
Thompson Twins In the Name of Love
Set (Expanded Edition) Sony Music UK 2010
9:25 PM
Scritti Politti - Perfect Way
Scritti Politti Perfect Way
Cupid & Psyche 85 Rough Trade UK 2016
9:29 PM
Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark - Telegraph
Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark Telegraph
Dazzle Ships Virgin Catalogue UK 1983 Other Rock
9:32 PM
General Public - Tenderness
General Public Tenderness
All the Rage Shout Factory Records 2012
9:36 PM
ABC - Poison Arrow
ABC Poison Arrow
The Lexicon of Love EMI 1998 Rock
9:41 PM
Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
Wang Chung Dance Hall Days
Points On The Curve Geffen 1984 MP3 Rock
9:45 PM
Tears for Fears - Pale Shelter
Tears for Fears Pale Shelter
The Hurting (Remastered) EMI 1999 Rock
9:50 PM
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
Kate Bush Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
Hounds Of Love Parlophone UK EU 2011 LP Rock
9:55 PM
Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face
Billy Idol Eyes Without A Face
Rebel Yell Chrysalis\EMI Records (USA) 1999 Rock
Chat is archived.
Robbie Prokop 7:12:15 PM
Hello Mr. Grant ! Hey, another shout out to your musical selective nous... LOVED your pseudo (?) electronica selections last week; then your return to some of the base late 70's/80's beats you drive. You do have - for my tastes - one of the most eclectic and solid background / affinities to music I know. I'm fully ok with saying it's bc your choices resonate with my own so much, but MAN. LOVE your show (my wife too !). If 'Space Age Love Song' is one of (if not the) #1 YouTube algorithms...
Robbie Prokop 7:13:22 PM
...that album is the BEST by FOS imho. I also love DuranDuran's PE, though I am torn if I think that was their best album...
Robbie Prokop 7:13:31 PM
Thanks, sir.
Robbie Prokop 7:15:29 PM
You mentioned something last year about Dale Bozzio's work beyond M.P.'s... can't recall...?
Grant Olsen (host) 7:25:31 PM
Robbie: Thanks so much for listening and the conversation! To me, the first two AFOS records are both so special, though I personally spend more time with LISTEN. Hard to pick a favorite Duran Duran for me, because they really spread out over their first few years together. I don't recall much about Dale Bozzio post Missing Persons, except for a couple of sad semi-scandals, but I'll see if I can remember what you're asking about
Grant Olsen (host) 7:27:18 PM
And keep listening tonight! It's all hits, some smaller than others, but all sequenced in a fun way that I hope illuminates the strengths of songs that have may have lost their luster just by being selected and played randomly next to whatever by some algorithm
Robbie Prokop 7:35:49 PM
Thank you Grant. I was never under the impression Planet Earth was a hit.??? Trust your knowledge there. I always thought Girls on Film had the greater air time, but at my age, memory is. . . well. I did really like Careless Memories too. Since they released that in my transition to college from HS, I got hooked into Rio - but that was the industrial radio machine impact (even though I was a college radio fan early on). Yea, the MP's link - you had mentioned that Dale later went on to play...
Robbie Prokop 7:37:37 PM
...for another band? Am I making that up?? I'm seeing your thread a bit now. Joe Jackson Steppin out, McCartney's solo work, Bowie's most commercial album... Sade though? I know that album had a lot of commercial success... LIke it all ! Thanks !
Grant Olsen (host) 7:43:44 PM
Planet Earth was definitely minor in comparison to some of their bigger hits, but tonight was more about balancing the super familiar with the slightly more obscure, trying to find a path through these songs to give them all the best chance to feel familiar and welcome in listeners' homes.
Robbie Prokop 7:44:03 PM
I know this is random firing, so just say if it's too much, but, are you familiar with the House Martins? London O Hull... Their sound and arrangement have seem to parallel the Jo Boxers sound...
Grant Olsen (host) 7:45:15 PM
I am familiar and thought about bringing them into tonight, but nothing quite stuck. I hear exactly what you're saying, they feel like a hybrid of this mid-80s British semi-Motown revival and The Smiths to me, and I love it
Robbie Prokop 7:45:17 PM
Hmmm... ok. That 'thread' - balane recognizable 'sounds' with known quantities... maybe just repeating you. But, yeah. I get it.
Robbie Prokop 7:46:30 PM
Jo Boxers and House Martins... semi-motown... any hook into the ska sound?
Robbie Prokop 7:47:44 PM
And here you play it... FYC... I thought I read in the past year (two?) that FYC's/English Beat's Rankin' Roger passed?
Grant Olsen (host) 7:47:58 PM
I think the ska thread comes from the evolution of bands like The Specials, Madness, and in the case of what's playing right now, The English Beat, all evolving to incorporate more of that motown feel as they progressed
Robbie Prokop 7:56:03 PM
Lost Mark Hollis too early - I'm not familiar with whether he was still actively creating music, but... bummer. Any Midge Ure on tap tonight? Again, feel free to say, "enough ".
Grant Olsen (host) 7:58:27 PM
hahaha, you're great! I enjoy the conversation
Grant Olsen (host) 7:59:21 PM
No Midge Ure tonight, but I can solve that at some point soon. Did you ever see the Prince's Trust concert where the band was Pete Townshend, Midge Ure, Mick Karn, and Phil Collins? It's amazing and crazy
Robbie Prokop 8:06:08 PM
Uhhhh. . . I just learned something new, thanks! I'd never heard of the Prince's Trust concert...but that line-up, WOWza... That's a heavy, heavy studded cast... Kinda cool that Japan's bassist would have played with the other three... That's a cool connection in my mind. With three musicians more well known and then a more 'obscure' player (maybe only in U.S. terms, not U.K.?).
Grant Olsen (host) 8:08:21 PM
All four of them seem so distinct from one another, but Mick Karn definitely acquits himself quite well, and he's unapologetically super weird during the whole set!
Robbie Prokop 8:19:22 PM
Yes - agreed with distinct - all three. I just looked & found a video of "Let my Love" from that concert. You aren't kidding about Karn ! :] His riffs for that song sound pretty different from what Japan's bass lines seemed like, but that's getting in a bit over my head. I saw Phil Collins (online) last year and was devastated to see how his health has detiorated - I'm grateful for all his gifts to music, for sure ! Speaking of unapologetically weird, I'm believing you've seen early Genesis...
Robbie Prokop 8:19:55 PM
...and PG. I love Phil's energy then, too.
Robbie Prokop 8:21:33 PM
Morris Day ! Loved his sound and his arrangements/choreography always made me laugh ... or feel 'happy'...
Grant Olsen (host) 8:24:33 PM
That version of Let My Love Open The Door is so wild! And Peter Gabriel has a wonderful weird side that has served him well for his whole musical career
Grant Olsen (host) 8:25:27 PM
As for Morris Day, if he brings you joy, then give his interview on Questlove's podcast a listen if you have time. Oh man, the behind the scenes of Prince and The Revolution and The Time are just unbelievable
Robbie Prokop 9:07:00 PM
Here's a stream; buckle up.
Robbie Prokop 9:09:54 PM
Thomas Dolby's 'Hyperactive' and Pointer Sisters' 'Automatic' - I FELT the connection - the link - if you were making one. There's that brassy/horn underly on both pieces ... You do know Dolby's at Johns Hopkins University... Forever, I think. I wonder how many people would guess that if you asked... THAT's a creative brain - FOR sure. Grandfather of steam punk ? ? So, I was gonna sign out and thank you; got some World Cup catch up to do, but then you dump STAN RIDGEWAY on... Wow. You got...
Robbie Prokop 9:10:23 PM
...the touch, Grant. Well played and again, thank you. Have a brilliant week.
Robbie Prokop 9:18:02 PM
Ok, I lied. Last thought. As you run Colin Hays, I'm reminded of that elusive (for me) juxtaposition of artists, their music, and time... I've seen a few vids of his continuing work and. . . not that you EXPect evocations to remain the same, but it really paints the picture of how certain sounds strike us at certain times in our lives - and likely do similarly for the artists creating the sounds. Haircut 100 ?? Come on... Ciao for real this time.
Grant Olsen (host) 9:22:36 PM
Thanks for the careful listening, and I'm glad you pick up on sequencing decisions!
Grant Olsen (host) 9:23:03 PM
And enjoy catching up on world cup! Crossing my fingers for Ghana
Robbie Prokop 9:30:14 PM
Here's an original TT's 'septet' ...
Robbie Prokop 9:30:21 PM
Robbie Prokop 9:30:47 PM
I like Ghana's chances against Uruguay...definitely have a chance.
Grant Olsen (host) 9:35:52 PM
Those videos are so good! I love that version of the band
Grant Olsen (host) 9:36:21 PM
And I'll never forgive Uruguay for Suarez's handball against Ghana, so I'm hoping for revenge
Doug McRoberts 9:47:35 PM
Thanks for the fun roadtrip through high school tonight.