2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Show #156 (I think) Playlist, etc. + Guest Host

Murder By Death

Murder By Death

What has 6 legs, 3 stomachs, travels in groups of millions at a time, and only lives outdoors if it’s below 40°C?

Never mind that. There’s a guest host on What Planet tonight! This guest has come from a terrifying distance (several blocks away), overcoming gargantuan adversity (it’s chilly outside) to bring you the best of someone’s music besides mine (thank everyone’s various gods). I’m told this will include some ska, some rock, some new stuff, some classics and one “super secret mystery song” that is sure to delight, entertain and possibly drive to insanity.

Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 for What Planet Is This?!‘s annual Year-End Guest Host Special Thing!
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Show #155 (I think) Playlist, etc.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

I’m feeling like a decent funk today. How about you? I still want to change it up a bit, playing some folk, pop, jazz, electronic, etc., but allow me to drop some names on you: Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, James Brown, The Jackson 5, Greyboy Allstars and a bunch more are coming to you tonight.

Be sure to tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 and test the limits of that home or car stereo. If you’re wearing headphones, like I am, though, don’t go overboard. You want to be able to continue to listen to music after today!
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Show #154 (I think) Playlist, etc.

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012)

His legendary status cannot be overstated. In a career spanning more than 7 decades, he has produced over 120 albums, has been awarded by the entertainment industry and by various states for his role in music history and has been an inspiration for hundreds of musicians and delight for thousands of music fans!

The great Dave Brubeck had died today, at 91, just one day before his 92nd birthday.

Luckily for us, when a great musician like Brubeck goes, they have this amazing collection of work that we get to keep forever and pass on to the next generation and the next. Without a doubt, Brubeck will continue to ring in the ears of fans and musicians for enumerable years to come.

Tonight, while I will keep things generally What Planet-like, I promise to deliver a tribute to the great artist. Tune in tonight from 4:00 to 6:00.
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