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Run, Brian, Run! (E34)

The 5k Playlist (E34)

Brian Basilico is a great man! Just want to get that out there. He is an author, marketing guru, podcast pioneer and a man who is incredibly generous with his many gifts. I am lucky to call him a friend and we are all fortunate to have Brian and his “story of a run” on the show this week. Story of a Run?

Yes – this is a playlist created out of need. Created out of a desire for survival. A desire for youth… and praise and, well… just the ability to a) get over the finish line and b) maybe even break a personal best time.

Run, Brian, Run! – this week on Lester the Nightfly (E34).

Big Hair, Silk Pants, Brian Basilico!


The Great Trevor Horn

Trevor Horn – produced Seal’s Album

Trevor Charles Horn CBE (born 15 July 1949) is a British music producer, label and recording studio owner, songwriter, singer and bassist. He is best known for his production work in the 1980s, and for being one half of the new wave band the Buggles (with Geoff Downes). Horn took up the bass guitar at an early age and taught himself the instrument and to sight-read music. In the 1970s, he worked as a session musician, built his own studio, and wrote and produced singles for various artists.

Horn and Downes gained international fame in 1979 with the Buggles’ hit single “Video Killed the Radio Star“. This was followed by their one-year tenure with the progressive rock band Yes, with Horn becoming their lead singer. In 1981, Horn became a full-time producer, working on commercially successful songs and albums for numerous artists, among them DollarABCMalcolm McLaren, Yes, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. He ventured into business with his wife Jill Sinclair, purchasing SARM West Studios and establishing the publishers Perfect Songs and their own label, ZTT Records. In the following year, Horn co-formed the electronic group Art of Noise. In the 1990s, Horn’s success continued with his association with Seal. He has been a member of the supergroup Producers, later known as the Trevor Horn Band, since 2006.

Trevor Horn

Horn has won numerous awards, including three Brit Awards for Best British Producer in 1983, 1985, and 1992. He won a Grammy Award for producing Seal’s 1994 hit “Kiss from a Rose“. In 2010, Horn received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. His influence on pop and electronic music in the 1980s was such that he has been called “The Man Who Invented the Eighties”.

Listen Here – Playlist Available on Monday August 9, 2021

The Playlist

Tracks included in order of appearance.

SongArtist / AlbumYear
You Never Can TellChuck Berry / St. Louis to Liverpool1964
Don’t Stop Me KnowQueen / Jazz1979
Someday, SomewayMarshall Crenshaw / Rhino Hi-Five: Marshall Crenshaw2005
I Need to KnowTom Petty and the Heartbreakers / You’re Gonna Get It1978
What I Like About YouThe Romantics / The Romantics1979
CrazySeal / Seal1991
HappyPharrell Williams / Despicable Me / GIRL2014
Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen / The Game1979
Authority SongJohn Mellencamp / Uh-HUH!1983
Ain’t NobodyChaka Khan / Stompin’ at the Savoy1983
Hey Ya!Outkast/ Speakerboxx / The Love Below2003
Hey JealousyGin Blossoms / New Miserable Experience1992
Oh, AtlantaLittle Feat / Feats Don’t Fail Me Now1974
If I Had $1,000,000Barenaked Ladies / Gordon1992
Playlist: Brian Basilico Italicized Songs Not Included in the Show


In this episode our music centers around the year 1970 as you can see from our LEST-OMETER below. Yep – that’s how we roll around here… the very latest in music technology!!

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I want to share my appreciation for you. For listening with an open mind. For comments and thoughts. For advice and suggestions. I am very pleased to go on these musical journeys each week knowing you are there to appreciate stand-out music from inspired musicians.

Run Brian Run: The 5k Playlist (E34)

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