(image from here.)
Every year around the time of the show's anniversary, Self Help Radio revisits an old theme. This week's show is the 20th anniversary show (!!) so I looked back & decided I would find some more of my favorite songs from 1970 & play them. Looking back at that old playlist, I am struck by one thing that unnerves me: the musicians featured are all men (unless you count the two women in the Free Design, who sing with the men in the group) & all but three are white. I am saddened & disturbed by that. I knew I loved a more diverse range of music from that year.
The original 1970 show aired the week of my birthday, like I do, & I usually write on the blog about things happening to me that year. This blog started in late 2006, so I wasn't writing anything about the show when it first happened, but also, I was two years old in 1970. I have almost no memory about anything that happened that year of my life, & what memories I do have come from stories my mother or my older siblings told me.
What I do know is that it was a pretty great year for music - even if I almost certainly don't like most of the music love from that year. So I am glad to get a chance to revisit it.
Hope I don't fuck it up!