Monday, February 28, 2011

March 7, 2011

"Unsquare dance" - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Time further out)
"Boisterous voiceterous" - Frank Butrey (Malicious delicious)
"2024" - Cage The Elephant (Thank you, happy birthday)
"Comb your hair and curl it/Gweebara bridge " - Altan with the R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
(25th anniversary celebration)
"Great expectations" - Miles Davis (Bitches brew: legacy edition)
"American gothic " - Modern Skirts (Gramahawk)
"Last goodbye" The Wailin' Jennys (Bright morning star)
"Hollywood dream (instrumental)" - Thunderclap Newman (Hollywood dream)
"Twang" - John Scofield (54)
"Amy you went away " - Jad Fair (Beautiful songs: the best of Jad Fair)
"Flowers in the pond" - Ros Sereysothea (Dengue Fever presents electric Cambodia)
"Last payphone in Parkdale" - The Creaking Tree String Quartet (Sundogs)
"Two timing men" - Eve Hell & The Razors (When the lights go out)
"Alcoholic " - Alicia Hansen (Fractography)
"Homowo" - The Psychedelic Aliens (Psycho African Beat)
"My friends and neighbors (for Sam Rivers)" - Roberta Piket (Sides, colors)
"Welcome to the cheap seats" - The Wonder Stuff (Never loved Elvis)
"Half the fun" - Delfeayo Marsalis (Sweet thunder (Duke & Shak))
"Incidental music" - Usha Khanna (Psych funk sa-re-ga)
"Ohun merin" - Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band (Sun no dey sleep)
"Son of shaft" - The Bar-Kays (The best of the Bar-Kays)
"As you like" - BANN (As you like)
"Little by little" - Radiohead (The king of limbs)
"Yusek yusekc tepeler" - Minor Empire (Second nature)
"Chorinho" - Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes (Double portrait)
"Cumberland gap" - Dock Boggs (Bound for glory)
"Track 1" - Linsey Wellman (Ephemera: for solo saxophone/pour saxophone solo)
"The point" - Bigger Fish Than Guns (The spoken sea)
"Tikal (scattering of the sun)" - Global Chilling (The trip hop tapes)
"Outlaw blues" - Jad Fair (Beautiful songs: the best of Jad Fair)
"Invention 8207AM" - Braxton-Hemingway (Old dogs (2007))

Some fave tracks from this week:

*The "Hollywood dream" instrumental from Thunderclap Newman. Nice melody on acoustic guitar and nifty use of pedal steel.

*Two songs from the Jad Fair compilation. Kind of "outsider music" featuring 108 tracks on 3 CDs compiled from 48 albums.

*Another great track from from Pysch funk sa-re-ga ("Incidental music").

*New Radiohead! ("Little by little") Kinda dense stuff.

I've been involved in the training of a new programmer, Mark, this week and last. He has done radio work before but not since 2002. He pretty much knows his stuff, though. His last day with me is next week, March 14, 2011. He will be programming the latter half of the show. I'm looking forward to hear what he has come up with.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February 28, 2011

"Serpentine" - Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers (Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers)
"Good citizen swallow" - Larry Coryell (Spaces revisited)
"Wake up Dolores" - Los Lobos (Kiko)
"You won't make a fool out of me" - Flogging Molly (Live at the Greek Theatre)
"Escape" - Karl Schwonik Jazz Ensemble With Remi Bolduc (1 + 4)
"You and I " - Graham Coxon (Love travels at illegal speeds)
"Wally the frog" - Parker Abbott Piano Duo (Gallery)
"Against the drift" - Robin Holcomb and Talking Pictures with Wayne Horvitz (The point of it all)
"Reverie" - Richard Bliwas (Rising rose bakery)
"Early one morning" - Christine Fagan (Once)
"Natchez burning" - Howlin' Wolf (The real folk blues)
"Aliens" - Ronald Reagan
"C.T.A.-102" - The Byrds (Younger than yesterday)
"Sacre bleu" - Scott LaFaro (Pieces of jade)
"Steam engine" - Mark Segger Sextet (The beginning)
"Poursuite/Drum page" - Benoit Delbecq Trio (The sixth jump)
"Bad luck blues" - Fraser/Daley (Fraser/Daley)
"A dream of water" - Colin Stetson (New history warfare vol. 2: judges)
"Big Lou" - Peter Hum Quintet (A boy's journey)
"I hope things will turn around" - Chixdiggit (Safeways here we come)
"The traveler" - Alon Nechushtan (Words beyond)
"SpongeBob SquarePants" - The Black Lodge Singers (More kids' pow-wow songs)
"Bangkok 504" - Jamie Ruben's Groove-O-Ly-O-Scene (Organic mood stimulant)
"Lois on the autobahn" - Bruce Cockburn (Small source of comfort)
"Gimme shelter" - O. Rex (My head's in '73!)
"Put my little shoes away" - Margaret Leng Tan (She herself along: the art of the toy piano,
vol. 2)
"The city of Granada on the surface of Mars" - Music Intima (Rethink forever: the vocal music of Peter Hannan)
"Song for America" - Destroyer (Kaputt)
"The memory of water" - Chaya Czernowin (Maim (water))

Today's program was perhaps a bit more jazzier show than others recently but still featured the usual BTT variety. I was pleased to be able to play another track from the The Black Lodge Singers; I played their version of the Flintstones' theme in late 2006 and got great reaction at that time. Another fave this week was "The city of Granada on the surface of Mars"; it seems to be about a city on the surface of Mars, that's it. Notable too was O. Rex's version of "Gimme shelter"; holy extreme low-fi Batman!


Monday, February 14, 2011

February 21, 2011

"Big 'stache" - The Creaking Tree String Quartet (Sundogs)
"Sarana" - Ray Russell (Rites and rituals)
"Oral roberto" - Robert Hurst (Bob ya head)
"If I were a carpenter" - Johnny Cash (Nieuwe Rai, Amsterdam, Holland, February 26, 1972)
"Spruce mountain pass" - Pharmakon MTL (To call out in the night)
"I can't get behind that" - William Shatner with Henry Rollins (Has been)
"Lay low" - My Morning Jacket (Z)
"We're laughing" - The Psychedelic Aliens (Psycho African Beat)
"Very large snowfall" - Harley Shit Fingers and the Bogus Gambler (Riding songs for father's knee)
"Marrket-place" - The Nightcrawlers (Down in the bottom)
"Invention 8207PM" - Braxton-Hemingway (Old dogs (2007))
"Which way to go" - Emma Hill and Her Gentlemen Callers (Meet me at the moon)
"The noose" - Zevious (After the air raid)
"Another sky" - Akron/Family (S/t II: the cosmic birth and journal of shinju TNT)
"East St. Louis, 1968" - Kurt Vonnegut and Dave Soldier (Ice-9 ballads)
"Stick w/ me kid" - The Dears (Degeneration street)
"Intro" - heRajiKa Tracks (Love universal)
"Good times bad times" - Dread Zeppelin (Hot and spicy beanburger)
"Caravan" - Graham Reynolds and the Golden Arm Trio (Duke! three portraits of Ellington)
"Morning Mr. Magpie" - Radiohead (The king of limbs)
"Morning Mr. Magpie" - Radiohead (Webcast, December 18, 2002)
"Della be della" - Jay Crocker (Co-stars)
"The mod trade" - The Black Beats (Psych funk sa-re-ga)
"Improvisation for piano" - Burkhard Mahler (Fusion white classics II)
"Miner" - No Age (Nouns)
"Encore" - Fred Anderson and Muhal Richard Abrams (Live in Verona)
"Sitar beat" - Klaus Doldinger (Psych funk sa-re-ga)
"Freddy's dead" - James Rolfe (Raw: chamber music by/musique de chamber de James Rolfe)
"Glow" - Features of Spheres (Features of Spheres)

A nice mixed bag show this week. Nothing too heavy, nothing too weird (maybe), some funny stuff (Shatner with Rollins, Dread Zeppelin), and a good sampling of groovy music from India (Psych funk sa-re-ga) and Ghana (The Psychedelic Aliens). Just wish I hadn't tripped over my tongue as much as I did. Oh well, I will be more fluid in the vocal department next week.


Monday, February 7, 2011

February 14, 2011

"Billy's bones" - The Pogues (Rum, sodomy & the lash)
"Muppet shock" - Alon Nechushtan (Words beyond)
"100,000 raisons" - Harmonium (Harmonium)
"The night goes on" - Matt Savage (Welcome home)
"Nobody but me" - The Dickies (BASEketball soundtrack)
"Swift silver" - Vivienne Spiteri (Jalsaghar)
"The lonely spider" - Lhasa (Lhasa)
"Bolero" - Jimi Hendrix (West coast Seattle boy)
"Le marais" - Geggie Trio + Donny McCaslin (Across the sky)
"Shopping" - The Jam (Extras)
"The child" - Stephan Micus (Bold as light)
"Papa's got a brand new pigbag" - Pigbag (Volume one)
"Blues in the am" - Houston Person (Mellow)
"Two and one" - John & Eve McLaughlin (Studio 1974, NYC radio session 1970)
"Any more" - Chris Parrello + Things I Wonder (Chris Parrello + Things I Wonder)
"Once" - Christine Fagan (Once)
"Afterlife lottery" - Farewell To Freeway (Filthy habits)
"Travelling" - Mark Waind (Humantown music)
"Valse" - Parker Abbott Piano Duo (Gallery)
"Blissed out" - Junk Culture (Summer friends)
"Agnus dei" - Gothic Voices (The spirits of England and France - 4: the missa caput)
"Momentum" - Patrick Butler (Transcender)
"To touch the red brick" - Polar Bear (Hold on the tips of fingers)
"One adam 12 mambo" - Arturo O'Farrill (Risa negra)
"Devil's dance floor" - Flogging Molly (Live at the Greek Theatre)
"Inner eye light house" - Mourning Coup (Mourning Coup)
"Inner urge" - Larry Coryell (Prime picks: the virtuoso guitar of Larry Coryell)
"Dreamland" - Joni Mitchell (The seeding of the summer lawns)
"Eat yourself alive" - New Fight Scene (Glass dragons)
"The lawnmower" - Engine (Start)
"Downstairs" - Hey Rosetta (Seeds)
"Song for the underdog" - Fraser Hollins (Aerial)

This was a less "experimental" program than last week, maybe more of a mixed bag this week. Still good stuff, with lots of tracks played.

Happy Valentine's Day, one and all!