A Celegration of 30 years of Morning Becomes Eclectic
1998-Now > Nic Harcourt

Selected live performances, interviews and photographs
KCRW.com is pleased to announce the launch of a special interactive feature to accompany the 30-year anniversary celebration of Morning Becomes Eclectic. Launching on Labor Day, the online special extends the broadcast experience by featuring rare, full-length audio and video performances and interviews with artists such as Astor Piazzolla, Peter Tosh, and Ravi Shankar. Accessible via kcrw.com, the online special will also include slideshows featuring rare photographs of the artists at KCRW's studios and a downloadable playlist of Tom Schnabel's Top 10 songs from the era during which he was host of MBE. Also included is a web-exclusive conversation of Tom with longtime KCRW friend and supporter, Tracey Ullman.
Nic's Top Songs, 1998 - Now      Download playlist: PDF | iTunes iMix
Nic Harcourt

That First Song ...

by Nic Harcourt

April 20th 1998, a date I'll never forget as it was my first day on the air as host of Morning Becomes Eclectic . In the few days leading up to that first show a lot of people were asking me what song would I start my tenure with. I really hadn't thought about it too much as just the move alone from Woodstock NY had occupied a lot of my thoughts.

But on that morning I came into the music library and began pulling songs that I would play on that days show and I began thinking about that first song. I decided on "Start" by the Jam, one of my all time favorite bands.

These are the opening lyrics:

It's not important for you to know my name -
Nor I to know yours
If we communicate for two minutes only
It will be enough

It seemed like as good a beginning as any.

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