Today is the birthday of Roman emperor Nero, who supposedly fiddled while Rome burned. (Although the fiddle probably didn’t exist back then.) Check out the Mental Floss History of the World for more on Nero... and who really set that fire.
We got some great suggestions this morning, and played “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by They Might Be Giants, “New Lee Highway Blues” from David Bromberg, and a skewed version of “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” with Mark O’Connor, Marty Stuart, Johnny Cash and Travis Tritt.
Here are all the song suggestions we got -- thanks for playing!
“Devil went down to Georgia” - Nina from Oakland Gardens, Christy in Jersey City, and Donna in Pearl River
David Bromberg, “New Lee High Way Blues’ - Rich in Huntington and Ed in Glen Cove
“Come on Eileen” - Donna in Lynbrook
“Out Where the Hills” by SeaTrain - “SeaDog” (co-incidence) from Raleigh, NC
Nickel Creek’s “This Side” - Robin from Red Bank
“White Bird” by It’s a Beautiful Day - Jules in Stamford
“The South’s Gonna Do It Again” by the Charlie Daniels band. - Don Gehan Bernardsville, NJ
“I Scare Myself” by Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks - Susan from Westfield, NJ
They Might Be Giants: “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” from Flood. - Fred, Rockville Centre
“Check it Out”, John Mellencamp - Joe from Sea Cliff
“Ida Red” or “Orange Blossom Special” by Hot Club of Cowtown? Stan M. Smith, McPherson, KS
Steve Miller - “Going to the Country” on his album Number 5 - from ??
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - “I Go Like the Raven”
Allison Krauss - “Take Me for Longing” and “Choctaw Hayride” from New Favorite
Dar Williams - “Flinty Kind of Woman”
Nickel Creek - “Ode to a Butterfly” or “The Fox”
Eileen Ivers - “Crossing the Bridge”
Dave Matthews Band - “Tripping Billies” or “Crush”
-- all from Donna in Pearl River