An old friend of Radio Free Chicago, Steve Damien, has resurrected his popular old radio show on WLUW from a few years back, "The Retrospective." Similar to those great rock docs that BBC Radio has been doing for ages, Steve would provide a complete oral history of a band insterspersed between interview segments with the artists and iconic songs representing different eras of the band. Now, instead of making an appointment to sit down in front of your radio at a particular time each week, Steve is posting one episode each month on MySpace (www.MySpace.com/retrospectiveChicago) where you can listen anytime via the magic of the Internets.
Spinning on The Retrospective right now is the full story of The Magnetic Fields. Then, on Thursday, you can tune into February's Retrospective feature, Leonard Cohen. As of right now, The Retrospective is about 95% recycled content, however, maybe if we flood Steve's InBox with a daily barrage of accolades, we can coerce him into producing some brand new episodes soon.