House of Mercy – 02/28/2009

In Session – Angie Palmer (9PM)

Time Song Artist Album
8pm Rough Diamond The Roots Union
  Change The Circle Steve Postell
  Fighting Cedric Burnside & Lightning Malcolm
  Maggie's Farm Boulder Acoustic Society
  House of Un-American Blues Mimi & Richard Farina
  God Bless America James McMurtry
  Ain't My Style Gwyn Ashton
  God Don't Change Guy Tortora
  Perfect World Devon Allman
  Too Late Rancho Deluxe
  Piece of Work Will Kimbrough
  Don't Want To Ride That Train No More Crosby Taylor
  Long Way To Go Railroad Earth
9pm In Session (live) Angie Palmer
  Sweethearts Foy Vance
  Country Gal The Gourds
  Bring Along Your Loves Loving Cup
  Live & Die Rock & Roll Ray Wylie Hubbard
  Far From Perfect Duane Jarvis
  Levee Town Sonny Landreth
10pm Preacher Steve Otis Gibbs
  Sole Satisfaction The Resentments
  Revelation A.J. Roach
  Sinner's Prayer Slaid Cleaves
  Rocks & Water Bill Evans & Megan Lynch
  Love Song of the Buzzards Iron & Wine
  Talking to Buddha Gandalf Murphy
  Dirty Pool Stevie Ray Vaughan
  Blue Drifter Steve Wynn
  Before I'm Dead Tom Ovans

Songs on Toast – 02/27/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm The Source King Ayisoba Modern Ghanaians
  Gnaoui Khaled Liberte'
  Matwepo Marcé & Toumpak Pé Epi Kouté
  Paulette Dédé Saint-Prix Arrete Ton Delire
  Kenge Kenge Kenge Kenge Introducing Kenge Kenge
  Crece La Voz Macaco Ingravitto
  Ladies & Gentlemen Up Next Tumi And The Volume Tumi And The Volume
  Day at The Bookies Up Bustle & Out Mexican Sessions Our Simple Sensational Sound
  My Pigeon Gone Wild Blind Blake Goombay Rock
  Doudou Menard Eugène Mona Vol I - 1975-1978
  Dahomey Eddy François Zinga
  Ti Manman Cherie Nemours Jn Baptiste Musical Tour Of Haiti
  Myan Myan Coupé Cloué Maximum Compas From Haiti
  Monté La Rivie Kali Roots
  I Was Young When I Left Home Antony W/Bryce Dessner Dark Was The Night
11pm Kiss Her Once For Me Delbert McClinton Cost of Living
  Balance Sara Tavares Balance
  Sunshine of Your Love Deep Rumba This Night Becomes a Rumba
  Mi Quinto Los Papines Los Papines
  Amanxilla The Neubes & E. Chuma African Popular Music In 78 RPM [1925-1955] Vol. 1
  Amagwal Madala Kunene African Classics
  Amagwala Madala Kunene African Classics
  Jailer Asa Asa
  Love Having You Around Stevie Wonder Music Of My Mind
  Boujeloud II Master Musicians of Jajouka Master Musicians of Jajouka
  Youngnam Nong-Ak Samul-Nori Drums And Voices Of Korea

taintradio announcers post their six-word essays! (An ADD tribute!)

Hello Fellow Tainters!

I hope everyone’s 2009 is getting off to a somewhat respectful start, despite all of the negativity around us.  A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to Public Radio where they were having a discussion about Six-Word Memoirs, particularly as it related to the subject of love (Valentine’s Day was just around the corner).  The concept of the Six-Word Memoir is an old one, begun by Ernest Hemingway, who, when asked to write a full story in six words, responded: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”  The link to the NPR story is here:

Listening to this story got me to thinking:  What would some of our taintradio announcers submit as their own Memoir?  (notice that I did not add the six-word requirement as that would be very un-taint-like to have such a structured format!).  After all, these are some of the most creative people I know, it would be interesting to hear their voices on such an interesting writing project.

So, I sent an e-mail out to our announcers and, as I expected, they came through with flying colors!  Here, in no particular order, are our submissions for your perusal.  Feel free to add your own by commenting on this blog or by contacting your favorite announcer directly.

Enjoy our Six-Word (more, or less) memoirs!

Dave Tilley – “Old microphones, vacuum tubes, quartet wailing…”

Barry Everitt – “NO!!! I can beat the compression!”
“Fuck, whats a watershed?”
“tag team radio rules ok?”

Bob Rogers – “Hey y’all, listen to this!”

Rafi Zabor – “Visse, scrisse, amo. Lived, wrote, loved.”

J. Michael Harrison – “Life is short, make something happen!”
“Sitting at the feet of my Lord!”
“Here to see yet another day!”
“Do fries go with that shake?”
“Get the fuck out of here!”
“Play that funky music white boy!” (to be used where appropriate)!

Ken Field -” I did it my friggin way!”
“Kept an eye out for opportunities.”
“Education in science; career in music.”

Pearl Shelby Sharpe – “My drug of choice Robert Bonner.”

Brian Cullman -“Hey, what’s this red button for?”

“You think this will work? Maybe?”

“License? You need a license to…”.

Mitchell Feldman – “Please pass the salt. Thank you.”

Todd Morman – “Start, stop, turn around, swing, repeat”
“What the hell am I doing?”

Kevin Spurlock – “Destined for greatness – Work in progress”
“Headed to Weight Watchers – McDonalds obstructed!”
“”Radio or Me!” – I chose radio!”

Outside The Box – 02/24/2009

Outside The Box Episode 32 (Rising From The Ashes)

Time Song Artist Album
6pm Sweet Little Angel B.B. King Gold
  Good Lord Made You So Fiona Boyes Lucky 13
  Love Me Again Ana Popovic Comfort To The Soul
  Dyna-Flow Albert King Let's Have A Natural Ball
  Bring Your Fine Self Home Ana Popovic & Bernard Allison Hush!
  Better Not Look Down B.B. King & The Crusaders Gold
  Lights Are On But Nobody's Home Albert Collins & The Icebreakers Live At Mt. Fuji
  Evil Hearted Woman Mississippi Fred McDowell London Calling
  Big Time Mama Champion Jack Dupree Need A Shot! The Essential Recordings Of Urban Blues
  Out On The Western Plain Rory Gallagher Live At Cork Opera House
  Don't Lose Your Cool Albert Collins Collins Mix: The Best
  After Hours Blues Calvin Newborn New Born
7pm Morgan City Mississippi Chris Cotton I Watched The Devil Die
  Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues Bluff City Backsliders Bluff City Backsliders
  Main Street Blues Mary Flower Bywater Dance
  Tappin' That Thing Mark Lemhouse Big Lonesome Radio
  Louise Terry Robb Resting Place
  My Country Loves Me The Bo-Keys The Royal Sessions
  Mean & Strange Big Joe Duskin Big Joe Jumps Again! Cincinnati Blues Session
  Dark World Coming William Lee Ellis The Full Catastrophe
  The Thrill Is Gone B.B. King Gold
8pm Holilili Miriam Makeba
  Yegenet Muziqua Getatchew Mekurya
  Better Change Your Mind Bahta Gebre Heywet
  Kye Kye Pe Aware Sweet Talks
  Highlife Time Koola Lobitos
  Because Of Money 3rd Generation Band
  Simigwado Gyedu Blay-Ambolley & The Steneboofs
  Serere Lekan Animashaun
  Church On Time Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama There Will Be A Light
  Could It Be I'm Falling In Love The Spinners Greatest Hits
  Tired Of Being Alone Al Green Definitive Greatest Hits
  The Best You Can Bill Withers The Ultimate Collection
  Jive Turkey The Ohio Players Classic Funk 2
  A Perfect Circle Hand Of Time
  Spend It On Love Side Effect
9pm Murriley Charles Earland
  For Your Precious Love Linda Jones
  My Way Chairman Of The Board
  Leaving Him Tomorrow Debbie Taylor
  Raw Steaks The Soul Investigators
  Church House Steps Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama
  Who I Am David Ruffin
  I Choose You Willie Hutch The Mack
  Waiting For My Child Mavis Staples Live: Hope At The Hideout
  For You Girl Universal Mind
  Time Is Love JJ Barnes
  Turn Off The Lights Larry Youngs Fuel
  Baby Let Me Take You The Detriot Emeralds
  In The Name Of Love Bill Withers & Ralph McDonald

Monkey Mind – 02/23/2009

Playlist for Monkey Mind, airing Mon 2/23/09, 3-5pm and 2/26/09, midnight-2am

Time Song Artist Album
3pm How to call ducks Secrets of Duck Calling
  You For Me Blossom Dearie
  That Old Sweet Roll (hi-de-ho) Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis
  It May Be Winter Outside Felice Taylor Boss Soul: The Genius of Barry White
  Asshton Park James Gang James Gang Rides Again
  Stupid Competitions The Ex and Tom Cora And the Weathermen Shrug Their Shoulders
  No Time Halo of Flies
  Human Being New York Dolls
  Fast Talk with Tuvan jaw harp Kongar-ol Ondar Genghis Blues
  Stuck Behind a Truck Ken Butler Voices of Anxious Objects
  You're So Square (baby I don't care) Buddy Holly
  Who's on the Turntables? LF Pee Return of the DJ, Vol 2
  Hold Them (Get in the Groove) Roy Shirley Let's Do Rocksteady
  Keep the One You've Got Joe Tex Happy Soul
  Turn on Your Love Light Bobby 'Blue' Bland
  Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) Thelonious Monk The Unique Thelonious Monk
4pm Another Side of This Life Gram Parsons Another Side of This Life
  Advice to the Graduate Silver Jews
  Styrofoam Tyla Gang
  Mutant Stomp The Fugs The Fugs Second Album
  What a Mess Yoko Ono Approximately Infinite Universe
  Life Has Just Begun Spirit 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
  Vem P'ra Roda Tania Maria Piquant
  Consolacao Baden Powell
  Just Like Darts Real Kids
  The Uncertainty Principle Chris Knox Yes!
  Jachin Masada Live at Tonic 2001
  I Believe In You Anita O'Day/Cal Tjader
  You're the Dangerous Type Bob Dorough
  Bricamo Mongo Santamaria Afro Roots
  Qawwali in Farsi Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live in London

Nice music blog: Said the Gramophone

I’d love to see what music blogs other Taint folks visit, so on that note:

Someone posted Time mag’s top 25 blogs for 2009 over at one of my fave sites, the group weblog Metafilter (which also made Time‘s list, surprisingly enough), and one of the recommendations is a nice little music blog from 3 Canadians: Said the Gramophone. Here’s the relevant snippet of the description:

A daily sampler of “really good songs” as judged by the three Canadian music fans who compile the site. Launched in March 2003, Said the Gramophone was one of the first mp3 blogs that actually let you download and listen to the music being described…although you have to act fast on listening to the music — all songs are removed from the blog within a week or two of posting. The capsule reviews are reliably thoughtful with occasional forays into the surreal, and most songs are accompanied by a link in case you want to buy them immediately. It’s a great, low-risk way to get turned on to new music.

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit I’d heard of Said the Gramophone but had never spent much time there; turns out it’s definitely worth a visit if you like odd pop/rock. I’ve been enjoying the hell out of most of the songs they have up currently. Oh, and Metafilter has a fun post about Junior Wells up on the front page as I type this. It’s a pretty wide-ranging site but features lots of music-related content.

Guess that’ll do for a first blog post here.

Back soon I hope

Some sort of technical glitch has kept my newest shows from getting on the figurative air. Hope the reruns have gone down well, and hope to be back next week with saxophones on, then a Roy Haynes special, then some concertos, then some English music . . . Bestos till then.

House of Mercy – 02/21/2009

In session ‘Loving Cup’

RIP Lux Interior

Time Song Artist Album
8pm How Far Is Too Far The Cramps
  All Women Are Bad The Cramps
  What's Inside A Girl The Cramps
  Let's Get Fucked Up The Cramps
  People Ain't No Good The Cramps
  Water & Gasoline Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  Life's a Song Delta Moon
  Easin' Back To Tennessee Colin Linden
  Sugar Low Ainsley Lister
  Last Kiss Joe Bonamassa
  Home Is Where You Get Across Chris Whitley
  Sex & Gasoline Rodney Crowell
  Snake Farm Ray Wylie Hubbard
  Walking to New Orleans Gurf Morlix
9pm Loving Cup in Session
  25 Mexicans Phil Lee
  So Out of Place Crosby Tyler
  Hunting Wolf Angie Palmer
10pm I Don't Want To Get Adjusted To This World Rachel Harrington
  Methodism In Middle America Tramped By Turtles
  When My Angel Get The Blues Matt Anderson
  Black Guitar Bex Marshall
  Little Darlin' Buddy & Julie Miller
  The Way I'm Feeling The Barker Band
  Big Ole' Train Kimmie Rhodes
  The National Side Romantica
  Don't Send Your Children To War Charlie Par
  Life Is Long Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir
  Blow That Horn The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band
  It Don't Bother Me The Creekdippers
  Dancing With Them That Brung Me Stacie Earle
  Tonight You Belong To Me Folk Like

Songs on Toast – 02/20/2009

Underground Railroad Love [URL] – 02/17/2009