How would you like to be remembered when you’re gone?
Most people make do with a tombstone or some such other grave marker. There are photographs, of course, and other detritus from a life.
But maybe you’ve done something exceptional, something that extends beyond just your family and friends. My dad was mayor of my tiny hometown on the Canadian prairies and was instrumental in the development of a tourist area. For that, he had a street named after him.
Others have their names affixed to schools, hospitals, public spaces, airports. Whole towns, cities, countries and even continents have been named after people. (Look up Americo Vespucci.)
Another way to achieve this sort of immortality–if you want to call it that–is to have something in nature named in your honour. And this turns out to be a great way to pay tribute to rock stars.
Among other things, this program delves into a few Latin terms.
Songs heard on this show:
Sex Pistols, Pretty Vacant
Velvet Underground, All Tomorrow’s Parties
U2, Where the Streets Have No Name
Clash, London Calling
Rollins Band, Low Self-Opinion
Rammstein, Du Hast
Our Lady Peace, Imagine
And here’s yet another complimentary playlist from Eric Wilhite.
Don’t forget that you can get the podcast version of this podcast through iTunes or wherever you get your on-demand audio.
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- Power 97/Winnipeg (Sunday nights at 11)
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- The Fox/Vancouver
- Live 105/Halifax
- WAPS/WKTL The Summit/Arkon, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.