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IVANA: Phoenix is playing Madison Square Garden in a few weeks (the band, not the NBA team). That will be a magical night!
LENNY: i'm sure the nba team will be there soon as well

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THE IVANA & LENNY SHOW

On a Rainy Early October Day, the PoMo Burns & Allen Take a Few Minutes to Compare Musical Notes the Old-Fashioned Way—Via IM
IVANA:  It's a good week for me because two of my absolute favorite artists have new CDs: Guster and Pete Yorn. I love Jewish boys who rock
LENNY:  what about jewish boys who like rock?
IVANA:  down a tier or two from scottish boys who rock
LENNY:  eh, i get it
IVANA:  And it's also a great week because Arcade Fire are in town doing two sold-out shows at the Shrine, so I don't have to travel to see them
LENNY:  and, the clippers play their first exhibition game of the season today..... ahh, no injuries yet to report
IVANA:  banner weeks for us both!
LENNY:  correct, i've been hanging out with big b'way and hollywood stars this week, have i missed any interesting radio developments?
IVANA:  I even ventured out of the house last Saturday night to see Matt & Kim play in front of thousands of fans! Their new single "Cameras" is a SMASH.  Regarding radio, the placement of a few pagers determines the fate of a station's ratings, so that's fun. and two radio legends, Jim Trapp and Sean Lynch are now battling it out in Vegas at KXTE and KVGS
LENNY:  wow, hot fun in the sun. former HITS staffer Connie Breeze is also new in the vegas radio wars doing Rhythm
IVANA:  I wish I could've been in Vegas last weekend for the Matador @ 21 festivities.  most of my favorite Matador bands, past and present, played.
LENNY:  was there massive angularity?
IVANA:  Interpol wasn't there, but i'm sure that the rest of the roster made up for any lost angularity
LENNY:  how are things going on my faves, Paper Tongues?
IVANA:  it's building, with new adds this week at KEXX and KRXP. Ben Berkman's track record is flawless, so I have no doubt he'll break this one too
LENNY:  excellent, i've been following them for some time and think “Higher” will be their breakthru..... great songs are making their way
IVANA:  Like Thirty Seconds To Mars' "Closer to the Edge," which sorta reminds me of OMD's "Tesla Girls"
LENNY:  not familiar with OMD's oeuvre, but "Closer" is a smash..... and speaking of great songs, i see some are venturing out on my fave from Mumford + Sons, “The Cave”
 IVANA:  I'm obsessed with the new Phoenix single "Lasso," which will be another Top 10 Modern Rock hit. Actually, I'm obsessed with EVERYTHING Phoenix-related.
LENNY:  phoenix suns?  phoenix cardinals?  arizona state university?
IVANA:  and I'm thrilled for Cake, who are scoring a big Modern Rock hit with "Sick of You."
LENNY:  btw, speaking of Cake, are they the ones in the ipod nano commercial?
IVANA:  yes, it's an older song called "Short Skirt, Long Jacket."
LENNY:  i love that one also. many varieties of cake are appealing--- pies, tortes, etc
IVANA:  Dennis Blair is closing Florence & the Machine's "Dog Days are Over," which I LOVE LOVE LOVE
LENNY:  Blair has been a machine from the day he walked in the building..... and he likes the Clippers
IVANA:  Phoenix is playing Madison Square Garden in a few weeks (the band, not the NBA team). That will be a magical night!
LENNY:  i'm sure the nba team will be there soon as well
IVANA:  It's incredible how many tickets bands like Phoenix, Weezer, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, etc. are selling. And the key tour markets coincide with where these bands have airplay, so I can't understand why other programmers believe these bands aren't radio-friendly
LENNY:  because they are wrong?
IVANA:  indeed.
LENNY:  because this ppm thing has people upside down?
IVANA:  there’s that. on that uplifting note, say goodnight, gracie
LENNY:  goodnight gracie and hello nba season..... life is good
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