July 19, 2007

Mister Graham Parker and Moi


I had a jolly good show last night in London. I love this place and was a little sad to leave the former republic of Yugoslavia. I wanted to post this pic that was taken a ccouple of months ago in Washington DC. Ya see- Graham Parker is one of my favorites. When he put out the record "Squeezing Out The Sparks" my eyes were opened in crazy adoration. That album moved me. His writing is so clever and sarcastic and caustic and beautiful all at the same time. I love his singing and style. And he's still making great music. I was at XM studios recording a Loft session for channel 50. Graham was across the hall and I freaked out. I didn't do anything stupid this time. I just kept my mouth shut and asked for a photo.
This was my 3rd Loft Session for XM. They give me an hour to tell stories and do whatever I want. They're always fun. My latest Loft Session will debut on Monday, July 23rd at 12noon EDT. It will also play during that week the following times:

(all times Eastern)
Monday 7/23: 9:00pm
Thursday 7/26: 3:00pm
Thursday 7/26: 9:00pm
Friday 7/27: 4:00am
Saturday 7/28: 7:00pm

for more info go here:

If you don't have XM then get it for me. Just for that week and then cancel it like a bad check. I like XM because they have every baseball game. And they're really nice to me.

I head to the USA tomorrow for a show in New York. Piermont New York that is. The Turning Point! I'm Excited.
Pip pip and all that rot eh what? (Joe Poltz says that!)

Posted by steve at July 19, 2007 12:30 AM


I've got mercury poisoning, it's fatal and it don't get better! I love Graham too.

We missed you in the US...welcome back.

Posted by: rain at July 19, 2007 3:50 AM

If you don't want to subscribe to XM you could just grab a flight on AirTran.


Rain-I second that emotion!

Posted by: tussy at July 19, 2007 4:29 AM

Coolio! I'm gonna get the free trial and listen.

Posted by: lkay at July 19, 2007 5:45 AM

free xm radio trial (3 days) here:

Posted by: lkay at July 19, 2007 6:06 AM

so I guess it's too late to make requests?

Posted by: sean at July 19, 2007 1:29 PM

Dear Steve,

When you travel and have your socks packed in your luggage what side do you keep them in?


Posted by: handkusp at July 20, 2007 9:24 AM

yes, finally! fred van vactor is gonna be a household name thanks to you. ;)

Posted by: lkay at July 23, 2007 2:30 PM

I've been listening to struck by lightning for the past few weeks. Embarrasingly I used to refer to GP as a poor mans Elvis Costello, however a more accurate description would be one of musics best kept secrets (in the uk anyway)

Posted by: Barry at July 25, 2007 5:47 PM

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