Monday, February 13, 2017

Heart Burn Blues - Valentine's Day on Blues Moon Radio Feb. 14, 2017

Our annual Valentine's edition of Blues Moon Radio presents us with so many choices of themes and songs. This year, the show is actually on Valentine's Day itself, which means that those in the lovey-dovey stages of romance are going to be out celebrating, therefore, we suspect this year's edition is not for them ... not yet, anyway! Hey, in Blues, we don't always look on the bright side, right?

Tonight's show is celebrating Heart Burn Blues and pays tribute to those who are in the throes of heartache with the wrenching and burning that involves.

The playlist features Columbia, South Carolina's own Elliott and the Untouchables from their newest CD (which made its debut last fall on Blues Moon Radio) with "Heart Burn." They are our Word of Mouth Productions' Artist of the Week. You can find their music at Papa Jazz Record Shoppe on Greene Street near Saluda in Five Points.

We will play songs of love and lament; of joy - then misery; of mystery and consternation; of having one's heart lifted up only to be dashed on the rocky shores of romance gone wrong. Somehow, that seems to help the brokenhearted, so we're doing what we can to help you pick up your ticker, patch it up and get back into the world as close to new as possible.

You'll get through it - Rocky Dawg and I have faith in you. Have heart that one day you won't have heart burn. Most importantly in the curative process, stay resolute and use your head for a little while and not your heart - it helps to eat plenty of chocolate. The good news is that on V-Day, you have a one-day diet reprieve. #YouAreWelcome!

Clair and Rocky

As always, we're happy to point out our recommendations for entertainment locally:
Blue Moon Concert Series - Final concert 
 Harpeth Rising – from Nashville – Saturday Feb. 18th
The above are part of the Blue Moon Concert series at the UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC; at the corner of Heyward and Woodrow in the heart of ShandonUnitarian Universalist Congregation, 2701 Heyward, Columbia, SC. Tickets are $20. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00.. Reserve your tickets through the UU Hotline, (803) 200-2824. Doors open at 7:00, shows at 8:00. 
 Tickets and info for those are available via Facebook:

And please remember that gift giving is easy for your music lovers - has all your music needs and a few first-edition signed copies of my photographic essay, South Carolina Blues. If they sell out, or you live far away, you can find it at

An art poster (11x/17) of the front cover of "South Carolina Blues" is available for sale by your host, Clair DeLune.

 Copies of the book, South Carolina Blues are available from the publisher, and wherever books are sold - in Columbia, signed copies are available from our favorite record shop, Papa Jazz on Greene Street for the cover price of $22 plus tax. And, as always, mail order signed first-editions are available from the author directly by sending a check or money order for $28 dollars to Clair DeLune at POB 5591 Columbia, SC, 29250; which includes price of book, tax and $4 S/H. Please indicate to whom you would like the book inscribed (please print clearly). A perfect gift for any Sandlapper, or music or history buff - or all three!

The print is available for $25, including postage and handling in the continental U.S.
 See you on the air - - then click LISTEN
Clair DeLune and RawkyDawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray (closed for the season); and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
Blue Moon Concerts
This blog is brought to you  in part by:
South Carolina Blues:
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing

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