Monday, October 5, 2015

High Water (TOTR 235)

Bob Dylan – High Water
Amos Lee – High Water
Glen Hansard – The Storm, It’s Coming
Dawes – Moon in the Water
Judah & the Lion – Water
Jackson Browne – Rock Me On The Water
Jason Isbell – Flying Over Water
Live – Run To The Water
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
The Doobie Brothers – Black Water
Holy Ghost Electric Show – Let the Waters Rise
Holy Ghost Reception Committee #9 – Walk Across The Waters
Matt Kearney/Mercyland – Walking Over The Water
Needtobreathe – Stones Under Rushing Water
The Reverend Vince Anderson – Deep Is The Water
Run River North – In the Water
Florence & the Machine – What The Water Gave Me
Brooke Frasier – Something In The Water
The Blind Boys of Alabama – Take Me To The Water
The Soul Stirrers – Jesus Gave Me Water
The Staple Singers – Wade In The Water
Aretha Franklin – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Jason Isbell – Dress Blues
John Prine – That’s The Way That The World Goes Round

Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Mystic (TOTR 234)

Nomad – With You
Bob Marley – Natural Mystic
Charlie Peacock – Mystic
Joshua James – Mystic
Van Morrison – Into The Mystic
Coleman Barks & Tuatara – Death of Saladin
Troy Bronsink – Kindle
Afro Celt Sound System w/ Peter Gabriel – When You’re Falling
Vision II Spirit of Rumi – Seek in Your Heart
Saffron – Trembling
Vision II Spirit of Rumi – The Center
Kourosh – Dar Enteha
Elias Rahbani – Dance of Maria
Vision II Spirit of Rumi – Don’t Go Back to Sleep
Tikki Masala – Opening Up
Vision II Spirit of Rumi – The Great Mystery
Nomad – I Wonder
Khrysso – Love Round/Dear Friends
The Electric Prunes – Gloria
Afro Celt Sound System w/ Robert Plant – Life Begins Again

David Crowder Band – The Great Amen

Monday, September 14, 2015

Pray (TOTR 233)

Straight No Chaser – Like A Prayer
Anthony Hamilton – Pray For Me
Anthony Hamilton – Prayin’ For You/Superman
D’Angelo & the Vanguard – Prayer
Ben Harper – Mother Pray
The Fairfield Four – I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – I Don’t Wanna Pray
Beth Nielsen Chapman – Prayers of an Atheist
The Farm Band – Prayer
Holy Ghost Reception Committee #9 – Pray
The Avett Brothers – Through My Prayers
The Outlaws – Keep Prayin’
The Lower Lights – Secret Prayer
Alison Krauss – Down to the River to Pray
Khrysso Heart LeFey – Icelandic Prayer
Stefan Andre Waligur – Kyrie
Stellamara – Kyrie Eleison
David Crowder Band – God Have Mercy (Kyrie Eleison)
Gaudi – I Start To Pray
Pettra – Sadhguru
Desert Dwellers – Give Thanks
Donny Hathaway – Thank You Master
Sarah McLachlan – Prayer of St. Francis

Monday, September 7, 2015

Love Is A Verb (TOTR 232)

Anthony Hamilton – Back To Love
Bronksi Beat – I Feel Love
Rev.Yolanda – I Love Myself
Judah & the Lion – Our Love
Judah & the Lion – Love in Me
The Avett Brothers – Bring Your Love To Me
The Ballad of Love and Hate
Blitzen Trapper – Love and Hate
The Beatles – Love You To
Bob Dylan – Shot Of Love
Bob Marley – Is This Love
Bonnie Raitt – You Got To Be Ready For Love
Carbon Leaf – All of My Love
Crosby & Nash – Love Work Out
Dawes – Love Is All I Am
John Mayer – Love Is A Verb
The Wild Feathers – If You Don’t Love Me
The Doors – Love Me Two Times
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Kirtan Rabbi – Ahavah Rabah (Big Love)
Jim James – God’s Love To Deliver
Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets – Let My Love
Keb' Mo' – (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding
U2 – California (There Is No End To Love)
The Devlins – Love Is Blindness

Monday, August 31, 2015

Spirit Moves (TOTR 231)

Rising Appalachia – Bright Morning Stars/Botawak
MaMuse – Glorious
Elbow – One Day Like This
Ray Stinnett – Naturally High
Woods – With Light & With Love
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Spirit Moves
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Howling At Nothing
Judah & The Lion – Somewhere In-Between
Jason Isbell – 24 Frames
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Meet Again
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Thank You
Rev. Yolanda – God Is
MC Yogi – Namaste
Matisyahu – Searchin
MC Yogi – Heaven Is Here
Rev. Yolanda – Sweet Sweet Spirit
Khrysso – Come Creator Spirit
The Waterboys – Spirit
Ray Stinnett – Loves In The Answer
Woods – Shepherd
Alice Coltrane – Hare Krishna
MaMuse – Hallelujah
Gungor – Land of the Living

Monday, August 24, 2015

We're Not A Small Town! Ten Things I Wish Every Incoming Student, Tourist, and Retiree Knew About Cookeville!

1. Cookeville is not a small town. Byrdstown, Woodbury, Red Boiling Springs -- these are small towns. Cookeville is a “micropolitan” college town, which means we have a lot in common with bigger places like Knoxville and the Boro. Just hang out in the traffic on Willow Avenue to be cured of the notion that there is nobody here doing nothing.

2. There is something to do on the weekend. Things may be slower around the Tech campus on Saturday and Sunday, but there is theater, art, and live music in the clubs, bars, churches, streets, and parks. This weekend you can hear live music from a huge variety of folks at Art in the Alley, an outdoor festival near Cookeville’s square from Noon until 7pm on Saturday! 

3. We have great local coffeehouses! As a serious coffee drinker who travels a lot, I rely on Starbucks to get me through, but if the only coffeehouse you check out is the campus Starbucks, you are missing out. Cookeville has some great local coffeehouses, with Poets on the Square being the real icon and hangout space for conversation and the occasional live music. But for a real gem and the best frozen coffee drinks I have ever had, try Perk Up on Jefferson (near Hobby Lobby). The people who run Perk Up are so genuine and nice, too!

4. WalMart is not the only store. You don’t ever need to go there. I go once or twice a year for some masochistic proletarian check-in with mass culture. I have heard that if you must Wal-Mart, the Algood Walmart is better than the Cookeville Wal-Mart. 

5. Local food sustains us. Green markets are everywhere. We have two excellent Farmers’ Markets! Check out the original farmers’ market on Mahler street, north of First and near the railroad tracks. Or the Downtown Green Market in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, on Broad at Dixie, adjacent to Dogwood Park. 

6. We love our waterfalls but be careful. The people at Cummins Falls State Park aren’t kidding! Please be safe! Wear hiking sandals or sturdy water shoes, not flip flops or high heels. When they say bring a backpack and not a plastic shopping bag, they mean it. When they say the hike to the falls is strenuous, they aren’t bluffing. When they say people have fallen from the rocks or drowned to meet their maker there, they are telling the truth. This is one of the best parks in the world, and I go as often as I can. But be safe not stupid. Be prepared!

7. Walking is for everyone. Don’t drive your car everywhere. Walk to Sherlock Park or the Quad on campus or walk downtown to Dogwood Park and then the West Side. A short drive can take you to Cane Creek Park for more walking. Jaywalking on Dixie at the busiest times of day is dangerous. Look both ways and use the crosswalks!

8. Being a vinyl-collecting hipster isn’t just for people from Nashville. Check out Compact Discovery at the old Cookeville mall for great used records and new records on Record Store Day. I have gotten great scores there that I never would have found in Nashville ‘s finest record stores and for a fraction of the price. 

9. Health fiends find some good news here. Fast food isn’t just your traditional fast food. Check out the drive thru juice bar on Jackson near Staples. The Turn Around is your place for great juices as well as salads and sandwiches. 

10. This is the Bible belt but not all the churches are conservative. If conservative is your thing, there are lots of churches to choose from, but Cookeville also has a growing group of religious progressives and liberals. For an open-minded and social justice-oriented faith community, check out the United Church of Cookeville, First Presbyterian Church, Unity Church of the Cumberlands, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cookeville

Wonderful (TOTR 230)

My Morning Jacket – At Dawn
Fifth On The Floor – One Big Holiday
Lucius – Wonderful
Yim Yames – My Sweet Lord
My Morning Jacket – True Love Ways (Buddy Holly cover)
My Morning Jacket – It Makes No Difference (Band cover) 
My Morning Jacket – Rocket Man (Elton John cover)
My Morning Jacket – Get The Point
My Morning Jacket – Nashville to Kentucky
My Morning Jacket – Phone Went West (Live – Nashville – 8.15.08)
My Morning Jacket – Smokin From Shootin (Live – Nashville – 8.15.08)
My Morning Jacket – Easy Morning Rebel (Live – Atlanta – 8.7.15)
My Morning Jacket – Mahgeetah (Live – Atlanta – 8.7.15)
My Morning Jacket – Steam Engine
My Morning Jacket – Tropics (Erase Traces)
My Morning Jacket – Gideon
My Morning Jacket – What A Wonderful Man
Jim James – All Is Forgiven
My Morning Jacket – Librarian (Live – Nashville – 8.15.08)

My Morning Jacket – Wonderful