National Umbrella Day (2018.02.10)


NATIONAL UMBRELLA DAY ON WTBA KRNN RADIO, 02/10:  This national is a time to celebrate an umbrella as the rain falls (or the sun shines) rather than be blue about the rain.  There is no doubt that the blues tunes will be coming down on Walking The Blues Away on KRNN Juneau 2/10 at 5:00 pm.


“Scath Fearthainne” (it’s Gaelic), means, appropriately enough, rain shadow. If there has ever been a more perfect name for umbrella, we don’t know what it is. make sure one of them is strictly for use in the sun!

Keith Richards (1943.12.18)


KEITH RICHARDS ON CROSSCURRENTS, 12/18:  An English musician whose admiration for Delta blues lead him to a career as an icon rhythm guitarist, Keith Richards was born on this date in 1943.  You are invited to celebrate the music and birthday of Keith Richards on Crosscurrents, 12/18 at 8 am.

On being alive:

“Hey, it’s good to be here. It’s good to be anywhere.”

“It’s a privilege just to wake up to a new day.”

On aging:

“We age not by holding on to youth, but by letting ourselves grow and embracing whatever youthful parts remain.”

On fame:

“I fell into it. I’m still falling.”


On longevity:
“I was number 1 on the who’s likely to die list for 10 years … I was really disappointed when I fell off that list.”



MUDDY WATERS ON CROSSCURRENTS, 4/4:  Altering the passion of the rural South into the sound of the urban North, Muddy Waters was born on this date in 1913.  Gavin and Wyatt, known for face licks, hope to learn some guitar licks from the blues master.  You are invited to jump into the Muddy Waters birthday with John on Crosscurrents, 4/4 at 8 a.m.