I had imagined a grandiose introduction this week, but after several attempts at editing, I give up.
I think I’ve known Sam Billen for over a decade. I consider his brother and father family, too. They’re pretty much the only reason one would ever want to visit Topeka. Except for hot pickles.
Sam has nearly completed a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the mastering and manufacturing of his new record, Places. He has about ‘$800 left in this final week for the campaign. As a way to publicly thank him for his great music through the years and as a way to get the word out about his new record, I devote this week’s show to his songs. Enjoy.
- “Headphones and Cellphones” – Sam Billen (Headphones and Cellphones | The Record Machine | 2009)
- “I Found a Way” – The Billens (Trash and Treasure | Northern Records | 2005)
- “Invisible Game” – Sam Billen (Miracles | Northern Records | 2004)
- “Someday You’ll Regret” – The Billions (demo recording for Trash and Treasure | c.2004)
- “My Life” – The Billions (Never Felt this Way Before | Northern Records | 2003)