Episode 217: John Elliott


People hate when 20-somethings talk about their old college radio days. It's boring and not that impressive and with that being said... Back when I was a college radio DJ and Music Director for WMAR, Marist College Radio (oh you haven't heard of us?), I had to listen to a lot of crap. We would get singles from bands like Secondhand Serenade and I think that is the only example I need to give. In the middle of the shit storm of blahblah music we got a cd entitled "American in Love". I was in love. His name was John Elliott and we spoke the other week at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, the coolest basement since my 6th grade friend Ben Malenfont's where we used to have boy/girl parties and play shitty covers of Nirvana songs. Mr. Elliott was playing a solo show and recording a live song, one of which is featured in this show, and sat down to chat about too much to sum up here. When he's not touring the South he is finishing up a new record called "Backyards" and talking to music geeks like me.