The Mom Show on KEXP 2016

Music Heals, The Morning Show w/ John Richards
photo by Brittney Bush Bollay

It's been an incredibly rough week, but music always has the power to heal. This morning was the 12th anniversary of the “Mom Show,” a beautiful four-hour program of remembrance and reflection hosted by DJ John Richards on The Morning Show on KEXP. The show began as a memorial for his own mother after she passed away from cancer, and with an outpouring of support from KEXP listeners, has evolved into a tribute to all our loved ones who have died. If you missed this morning's show, check out the playlist below, or visit our Two-Week Streaming Archive (which is, admittedly, inconsistent, but has worked for some listeners, so give it a shot).

Time Artist Track Release Label
6:03:12 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Distant Sky Skeleton Tree Self-Released
6:09:52 Moby When It's Cold I'd Like to Die Everything Is Wrong Elektra Entertainment Group
6:12:25 Moby Memory Gospel Play: The B Sides V2
6:22:49 Hammock I Could Hear the Water at the Edge of All Things Oblivion Hymns Hammock Music
6:27:44 The Cinematic Orchestra To Build A Home Ma Fleur Domino
6:33:40 Jeff Buckley Hallelujah Grace Columbia
6:45:19 Jonsi Grow Till Tall Go XL
6:50:05 U2 With Or Without You The Joshua Tree Island
7:00:26 The National Heavenfaced Trouble Will Find Me 4AD
7:04:34 Shawn Smith Wrapped In My Memory Shield of Thorns Establishmentstore
7:07:55 The The Love Is Stronger Than Death Dusk Epic
7:19:28 The Cars Since I Held You Candy-O Elektra
7:22:36 Golden Smog Please Tell My Brother Weird Tales Rykodisc
7:24:23 Simon & Garfunkel Bookends Bookends Columbia
7:25:55 Steve Earle Goodbye Train a Comin' Winter Harvest
7:37:26 Peter Gabriel Heroes Scratch My Back Real World Records
7:40:51 Peter Gabriel Don't Give Up (feat. Kate Bush) Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats Geffen Records
7:46:08 David Bowie Lazarus Blackstar Columbia
7:57:45 Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers to Cross Anthology (disc 1) Hip-O Records
8:03:35 Ben Harper Amen Omen Diamonds on the Inside Virgin Records America
8:06:43 The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers Lisa (V/A) Esopus 4
8:11:39 R.E.M. Nightswimming Automatic for The People Warner Bros
8:22:45 TV On The Radio Trouble Seeds Harvest Records
8:27:43 LCD Soundsystem Someone Great Sound of Silver DFA Records
8:34:00 Secret Machines Now You're Gone Secret Machines TSM Recordings
8:40:11 Editors Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors An End Has a Start FADER Label
8:44:50 Snow Patrol Run Final Straw A&M Records
8:57:31 Chocolate Genius My Mom Black Music V2
9:04:14 Leonard Cohen Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye The Essential Leonard Cohen Columbia
9:05:20 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Mercy Howl Sessions RCA
9:15:06 Los Campesinos! What Death Leaves Behind No Blues Witchita
9:19:48 Pearl Jam Just Breathe Backspacer Monkeywrench
9:23:34 The Jayhawks Will I See You in Heaven Rainy Day Music American/Lost Highway
9:39:33 The Cure Plainsong Disintegration Elektra
9:44:32 Liars The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack Drum’s Not Dead  
9:47:51 Strand of Oaks Woke Up To The Light Heal Dead Oceans
9:52:50 Sigur Ros Med Sud I Eyrum Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust XL

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