That’s not mere puffery, folks, not that we are those kind of guys, of course. We’re so modest, Jonathan Swift would be writing proposals about us. (Please, if you know that essay, don’t follow that child-devouring line of thought.) To start again, this week is The The Show. Which means we will get in some Matt Johnson, since we love our 1980s, and The The was one big part of that decade. But overall it means every song we play will have a title that begins with the definite article “the.” Which doesn’t limit us much, we know, but one of us had a hard week and needed an easy theme. The other one of us is retired, lucky devil. And before we list some artists that might make up the soundtrack to the best Tuesday of your lives, here’s some of Wikipedia’s discussion of the definite article, which was too good not to quote:
The definite article can also be used in English to indicate a specific class among other classes:
The cabbage white butterfly lays its eggs on members of the Brassica genus.
As charming as that sentence? Bela Fleck and Ben Vaughn, Dave Grusin and Dione Warwick, Roy Haynes and Ryuichi Sakamoto. We’ve got lots more alliteration and lot more “thes” so tune in.
“Frank ‘n’ George” airs 9:30 am – 12 noon on Tuesdays this summer.