Duopolis – April 22, 2020

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A magic number, 22, and then you add the two 2’s in 2020, and you get the idea that it’s a very double day.  Not that we took advantage of that phenomenon, as we stuck to singles pretty much throughout this week’s edition of Bubble Wrap Radio.  Highlights right out of the gate with Fiona Apple’s “Ladies” — such gentle exasperation! and Molly Maher’s “Run Run Run.”  Ice Age gave us a lockdown song that was actually good:  “Lockdown Blues.”  Irish poet Sinead O’Brien proved that poetry reading to music can sound cool, rare though that might be.

The rest of the show was devoted to Prince, in honor of the anniversary of his death four years ago.  We heard Prince, The Artist, Prince side projects, and Prince covers from the likes of Chaka Khan, The Time, Vanity 6, and The Family.  In other words, the tip of the proverbial iceberg that is the Prince legacy.

April 22, 2020

Space Ghost – What Day Is It?
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince – The Love We Make

Fiona Apple – Ladies
Sinead O’Brien – Taking On Time
Molly Maher – Run Run Run

Chakha Khan – I Feel For You
Shelia E. – Holly Rock
Madhouse – 6 1/2

Twice – Sweet Talk
Bizozo ft. Afunika – Teti Mumbleme
Hunt’s Determination – Rollerskate

Nona Gaye – Lovesign
Prince and the Revolution – Life Can Be So Nice
The Time – My Drawers

Broadcast – Sixty Forty
Iceage – Lockdown Blues
Solveig Matthildur – Dystopian Boy

Prince and the Revolution – Tambourine
Vanity 6 – Make Up
The Family – The Screams of Passion

Ellis – Fall Apart
Palm Friends – Sunday
The Go-Betweens – Bye Bye Pride

Prince and the Revolution – Computer Blue
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince – New World
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks


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