Music Talks

Episode 69 - David Wilner - Radio, Radio

May 25, 2022 Terry Smith Season 4 Episode 10
Music Talks
Episode 69 - David Wilner - Radio, Radio
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My guest in this episode is David Wilner who was born in Dover, New Hampshire in 1963 on the day Dion was recording ‘Drip Drop’! 

His formative years were spent between New Hampshire and Washington State, but he has subsequently lived In Ohio, Tucson, Boston, and Minneapolis as well as spending four years in the UK, indulging his Anglophilia, in the Noughties. He now resides in Prague and is adamant that he won’t be moving again. 

I have always believed that travel and living away from home gives you more of a world view and that comes across strongly in David’s song choices and his reasons for making them. 

He also has a host of great stories including: 

·        Elvis Costello providing a musical epiphany on Saturday Night Live on 17/12/77

·        Breaking into the back door of a gig to see The Ramones 

·        Having Jonathan Richman sing to him on the sidewalk before a show 

·        His love of The Jam and a pilgrimage to Bracklesham Bay 

·        Seeing Nirvana Live on the day ‘Nevermind’ was released 

In David’s own words ‘he may have spent his career in finance, but his inner punk was never far away ‘😊 

David’s song choices are: 

60’s       Mose Allison                                  If You’re Going to the City (1968) 

70’s       The Jam                                          Saturday’s Kids 

80’s       Los Lobos                                       One Time One Night 

90’s       Lucina Williams                                           2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

00’s       Corner Shop                                  Soul School 

10’s       The Beat                                         How Can You Stand There? 

20’s       Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby        Vote That Fucker Out 

Intro & Background
The 60's - Mose Allison - If You're Going to the City
The 70's - The Jam - Saturday's Kids
The 80's - Los Lobos - One Time One Night
The 90's - Lucinda Williams - 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
The 00's - Cornershop - Soul School
The 10's - The Beat - How Can You Stand There
The 20's - Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby - Vote That Fucker Out
Final Thoughts & Close