I’ve never met him and I’ve only heard his show a couple of times, but I definitely feel a kinship with Jim Nayder, who recently died from a heart attack at age 59.
Specializing in music that was grating to some and fascinating to others, Nayder parlayed his love of the musical oddball into a regular radio feature picked up by dozens of stations. If you’ve ever heard some of the music I play on “Mediatrocities” or have seen my record collection, you’ll understand the love.
Thank you, Jim, for keeping alive the weird, wild and wonderful in music.
In tribute, here’s a youtube video of one of the most memorable renditions of “Let It Be” ever sung: