Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Another year, another WLHA Resurrection Reunion weekend has been accomplished! 

For the past four years after each event, I have written an extensive, play-by-play account of my involvement on the day I participated and in many ways, I don't feel the need to do so again at this time. Don't get me wrong, this particular change is not for any lack of excitement and love I harbored for the day and the weekend event as a whole. Oh no!! The day was as beautiful, warm and tremendous as they have always been and the longer we are able to have these events, the greater their importance and meaning to me. 

I felt that this time, perhaps I would allow the images and our set lists to do all of the talking, so to speak. What I am hoping for is that you can feel the warmth of the day just through the images and if you know any of the songs played either my myself, or Lisa "The Grue" Grueneberg or by Kelly Klaschus and her "House Of Klaschus" family members, which includes her husband and former 'LHA DJ Brian Klaschus and their teenage son Alex, perhaps you can listen to some of them as you gaze at the images. Sometimes, music and images are more effective than words...
SAVAGE SCOTT'S WLHA PLAYLIST 2017 8 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
1. "Good Morning" performed by Lenny Kravitz
2. "Watch The Sunrise" performed by Big Star
3. "Sunkissed" performed by The Smashing Pumpkins
4. "Dreamboy" performed by Dash Hounds
5. "Dimensions" performed by Skyline Sounds
6. "Easy Money" performed by Johnny Marr
7. "Cheapskate" performed by Supergrass
8. "Caravan" performed by Utopia
9. "Heart Of Stone" performed by Dave Stewart
10.""Love Nebula" performed by Kainalu
11. "Let's Go Crazy" performed by Prince and the Revolution
12. "I Am What I Am" performed by Adrian Belew
13. "Arlandria" performed by Foo Fighters
14. "Nothing Lasts Forever Anymore" performed by Sloan
15. "Boys On The Radio" performed by Hole 
16. "Left Of The Dial" performed by The Replacements
17. "Candy (She's Not So Sweet)" performed by Disq
18. "Walk It Down" performed by Talking Heads
19. "D.J." performed by David Bowie

THE GRUE'S WLHA PLAYLIST 2017 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
1. "Down In The Cockpit" performed by XTC
2. "So It Goes" performed by Nick Lowe
3. "Down My Block" performed by Trip Shakespeare
4. "Hand In Glove" performed by The Smiths
5. "Let's Go To Bed" performed by The Cure
6. "Spanish Bombs" performed by The Clash
7. "Monkey Gone To Heaven" performed by Pixies
8. "Detachable Penis" performed by King Missile
9. "Alex Chilton" performed by The Replacements
10. "The Ballad Of El Goodo" performed by Big Star
11. "Vicious" performed by Lou Reed
12. "Who Loves The Sun" performed by The Velvet Underground
13."Lovers In A Dangerous Time" performed by Barenaked Ladies
14."Cannonball" performed by The Breeders
15."Laid" performed by James
16. "Close To Me" performed by The Cure
17. "Abdul and Cleopatra" performed by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
18. "Skyway" performed by The Replacements
19. "Rotating Head" performed by The (English) Beat
20. "Little Floater" performed by NRBQ
21. "Rock And Roll Lifestyle" performed by Cake
22. "Kiss Off" performed by Violent Femmes
23. "Riptide" performed by Vance Joy
24. "Cactus" performed by Pixies
25. "Hey Jealousy" performed by Gin Blossoms

1. "Girls And Boys" performed by Blur
2. "We Got The Power" performed by Gorillaz
3. "Higher Ground" performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. "Party At Ground Zero" performed by Fishbone
5. "These Important Years" performed by Husker Du
6. "Can't Hardly Wait" performed by The Replacements
7. "September" performed by Earth Wind and Fire
8. "25 Or 6 To 4" performed by Chicago
9. "Do The Funky Penguin" performed by RUFUS THOMAS
10.""Monkey Man" performed by The Specials
11. "Cooking Class/Skillet" performed by The Time
12. "Cherry Pie" performed by Pistol Pete
13. "Anotherloverholenyohead" performed by Prince and the Revolution
14. "She's Long Gone" performed by The Black Keys
15. "Love In A Minor Key" Welshly Arms
16. "Blowin' Steam" performed by OverServed Gentlemen
17. "Hong Kong Garden" performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
18. "Army Of Me" performed by Bjork
19. "Scarred But Smarter" performed by Drivin' And Cryin'
20. "Mad Town" performed by The Other Kids

And there you have it...the full playlists representing 6 full hours of my friends and myself, representing our respective pasts while thoroughly enjoying each other and being able to get together once again in the present to celebrate the legacy of the very student radio station that originally brought us into each other's lives in the first place.

While it is admittedly a little odd that we are still the only WLHA veterans from or specific era in time to return to pay homage, I am really feeling more than a little protective and undeniably filled with pride that we are indeed the ones who will be the keepers of the flame, so to speak, until that day when more from our time should choose to join in the fun. But, should they not, and for however long WSUM allows these events to continue, I would be so honored if we could still come back and represent ourselves and all of those who were with us in those days, because for me, my four years at WLHA are truly some of the most treasured of my entire life, as well as being so very crucial to my college experience overall.
For being able to participate once again in this Resurrection Reunion weekend, my gratitude is as steadfast as it is bottomless to WLHA veterans and weekend masterminds Kevin Peckham and Kevin "Nivek" Ruppert,  plus the students and staff of WSUM for again negotiating, organizing, hosting and presenting this monumental event that truly celebrates the priceless and unbreakable bonds that were all forged through a shared love of music and radio as well as the incredible 70 year legacy of student radio on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. 

And for Kelly and her beautiful family, for Lisa, for Sue Grass (who was  not able to join us this year but we'll see you next year for certain), and to all of the WLHA veterans I met, am still connected with and will always remember from those four years in that musty smelling basement, I will love and treasure you for all days because our friendship and specialized tribe is unlike any other and I am honored to be in your company.

Year six??? Please????

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