TOTR 8, 5 November 2007
"Songs of Fire and Rain"
As I prepare a show about--among other things--extreme weather and the planet's predicament, a severe storm system approaches us. Hopefully, the power will remain on for the duration of tonight's program!
What began as a program about global "heating and cooling" has turned into something else entirely, a collage of songs about wind and water, fires and floods.
Dedicated to the victims and survivors of the New Orleans floods of 2005 and the San Diego fires of 2007, this project ponders forces elemental and fundamental, the powers to heat and heal that also hurt and harm.
Listen! Mourn! Give Thanks! Change!
Poi dog pondering - Circle around the sun
Snow Patrol - Set the Fire to the Third Bar
Wilco - What Light
Pixies -Dig for Fire
Meat Puppets - Lake Of Fire
Meat Puppets - Light The Fire
The Doors - Light My Fire
The Black Keys - The Flame
Editors - All Sparks
Yeasayer - Sunrise
Michael Franti - Yell Fire!
The Nightwatchman - House Gone Up In Flames
Aaron Ross - Mississippi Burnin
Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun
Rolling Sea - Eliza Carthy
Little Pink - Wind and Water
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms
Pete Dale And The Beta Males - Ballad Of The New Orleans Flood
Paul Weller and Graham Coxon - Black River
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
Maurice & Mac - You Left The Water Running
Michelle Shocked - Wade in the Water
Freedom Singers - Been in the Storm So Long
The Smashing Pumpkins - Drown
Damien Rice - Cold Water
Arcade Fire - Ocean of Noise
Peter Gabriel- Red Rain
The Waterboys - This Is the Sea
James Taylor - Fire And Rain
Sound Tribe Sector Nine - A Gift for Gaia
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