‘Shortwave Radio’

Written and recorded in summer 1981, in the earliest days of the Fashion Jungle, this is yet another interpretation of the old saw, “Wherever you go, there you are.” I started writing the lyrics in an art history class and finished the song over a gin gimlet, sitting at the round red table in my sister’s living room, on a sunny summer evening, with Bob Newhart on the TV, volume muted. “Shortwave” stayed in the repertoire for more than 20 years, from the FJ through the Howling Turbines. But in keeping with this 40th anniversary year of the FJ’s founding, this performance features the original foursome: In addition to yours truly on guitar and vocal, the players are Mike Piscopo on bass, Ken Reynolds on drums and Jim Sullivan on the Farfisa rock organ. “Shortwave Radio” copyright © 1981 by Douglas L. Hubley. All rights reserved. (Photo by Jeff Stanton: The Fashion Jungle at Kayo’s, September or October 1981)




Shortwave Radio