If you check the episode list you will discover that most weeks were organized (if you can call it that) around an informal “theme”. We looked at songs about animals, telephones, transportation – all manner of things. There was no particular reason why, other than that it amused me and I could sometimes find unusual links between songs in that way.
Another thing that you will notice is that occasionally segments veer off on tangents, or even start out that way. That is all my fault. I have a love of trivial information generally, not just music trivia. That is how we end up talking about Gerry Anderson’s marionette shows, early 19th century land surveying problems, Hurricane Katrina, ‘70s television programs, the Spanish Armada, the end of the world, and celebrity pets. We also featured different musical instruments from time to time. We even occasionally visited what I called “the Audio Twilight Zone” – unusual music that ran the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous. Richard mostly succeeded in keeping me on track. We were not particularly controversial, though there were some derogatory references to Justin Bieber, I did accuse Cher of ruining modern popular music (though I never explained why – perhaps someday I will, stay tuned) and I did in the same week accuse both Andy Williams’ father and Tipper Gore of making poor parenting choices. You will have to listen to find out why.