"Goodbye pork-pie hat" - The Pentangle (Sweet child)
"Ascension ghost impression #2" - Exploding Star Orchestra (Stars have shapes)
"Lady in the yellow dress" - Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk (Stories from home)
"Suite cannon: Part 1: The king and I" - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Pyramid)
"They came and took away our kittens" - Aeroplane Trio (Naranja ha)
"Dakan" - Afrocubism (Afrocubism)
"Wonton" - Medeski, Martin, & Wood (Radiolarians III)
"Nardis" - Mario Romano Quartet (Valentina)
"Nine times blue" - Michael Nesmith (Rio: the best of Michael Nesmith)
"Full time" - Regina Carter (Reverse thread)
"The cat in the hat" - 'Bob Dylan' (Dylan hears a who)
"Standing on the highway" - Bob Dylan (The Whitmark demos: 1962-1964 (the bootleg series vol. 9))
"Shadow dance" - Dave Holland Octet (Pathways)
"Eclipse" - Easy Star All-Stars (Dubber side of the moon)
"Blowin' in the wind" - Leslie Pintchik (We're here to listen)
"The cure" - Trombone Shorty (Backatown)
"Overtones of China" - Jason Adasiewicz (Sun rooms)
"A trabager" - Chachon y la Nueva Crema (The roots of chica 2: psychedelic cumbias from Peru)
"Folk melody" - Ari Roland (New music)
"The Simpsons" - Powerglove (Saturday morning apocalypse)
"Infinity guitars" - Sleigh Bells (Treats)
"German haircut" - Flying Lotus (Cosmogramma)
"Meeting of the spirits" - Matt Haimovitz/Uccello (Meeting of the sprits)
"Discarded cut-off jeans and a pile of drug paraphernalia" - Natural/PolPOT (Natural/PolPOT)
This was a true wide-and-varied show, a lot of fun, at least from my perspective. Some highlights:
*Best titles: "Discarded cut-off jeans and a pile of drug paraphernalia" by Natural/PolPOT, "They came and took away our kittens" by Aeroplane Trio, and "Ascension ghost impression #2" by the Exploding Star Orchestra. Gotta love the titles of those experimental tracks.
*Winner of the People Like This A Lot Category: The metal version of the Simpsons theme by Powerglove.
*"Is that really Bob Dylan?": "The cat in the hat" by 'Bob Dylan'.
*A long-time fave of mine: Pentangle's version of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye pork-pie hat". A little different than many of the other (many) other covers of this tune but the first one that really jumped out at me. I may have even heard it before a version by Mingus.
Christmas is coming, of course, and, looking ahead, the "official" Christmas show for Breaking The Tethers will be December 27. I've often ignored Christmas-themed music in past years but I've decided to play some Christmas tunes both on the 27th and in the three programs leading up to that date. Don't expect anything too traditional!
One other thing that will be occuring soon is that the 5000th track will be played on Breaking The Tethers. This will happen sometime in the next few weeks, maybe on the 27th. After today's show, 4911 tracks have been played, leaving just 89 left before the 5000 mark is reached.