Being back in the OKC area means picking up KGOU, which means from 1 to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday can be dedicated to Hardluck Jim and The Weekend Blues.
Hardluck plays a sweet combo of blues of all categories: classic, new, jump, piano, guitar, Chicago, swamp, jazz-tinged, soul-flavored and every other kind of music that has at its roots an unfaithful lover or jealous spouse.
The station's an NPR one, which means it receives public funding. I'm not so sure how I feel about public funding of the arts, since everyone's tastes are their own and I don't know why they should pay for stuff they may not think much of. Heck, there may even be some benighted souls out there who don't appreciate the six-string pathos of the blues.
But as long as public funding for the arts gives Hardluck Jim eight hours a week to give us a tour through this great music, I'll call it a good trade.