Monday, November 19, 2007

Playlist 10 for 11-19-2007

"Home, Hope, & Holiday Hedonism"

On the occasion of my tenth program, I'm sharing some old favorites and new found gems--all edgy songs for the season and its sentiments and indulgences.

Tonight's spoken word installment comes from William S. Burroughs. It needed slight editing for radio play, but you can read it here.

We're opening the show with clips from two bands playing a show on Wednesday, November 28 at the Backdoor Playhouse. Read more about the show here or here (Facebook login required for second link).

Cabin - Dance with Me
Simply Put - Dance with Me
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Magdalen Hsu-Li - Change the World
Imogen Heap - Just For Now
Okkervil River - John Allyn Smith Sails
U2 - A Sort of Homecoming
Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home
Foo Fighters – Home
Neil Young - Far From Home
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Polly Come Home
Old Crow Medicine Show - Down Home Girl
Steve Earle - Come Home To Me
Hope for Agoldensummer - Home is the Place
Emmylou Harris - Calling My Children Home
Bongwater - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
pistol pete & popgun paul - Finer than Fine Red Wine
pistol pete & popgun paul - Thanksgiving Day
Poi Dog Pondering – Thanksgiving
William S. Burroughs - A Thanksgiving Prayer
The Killers - Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf
My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday
Jet – Holiday
Madonna - Holiday
Bob Mould - (Shine Your) Light Love Hope
R.E.M – Hope
Dixie Chicks - I Hope
Animal Collective – Winter Love

Monday, November 12, 2007

Playlist 9 for 11-12-2007

TOTR 9, 12 November 2007
"Old Returns to New"


Akron/Family - Love, Love, Love
Akron/Family - Theres So Many Colors
Mum -
Marmalade Fires
The Brunettes - Small Town Crew
Dr. Dog - The Way The Lazy Do
Band Of Horses - Ode to LRC
Celebration - In This Land
Strings Of Consciousness - Sonic Glimpses
Angels Of Light - We Are Him
Foreign Born - We Had Pleasure
Yeasayer – Forgiveness
The Cave Singers - Dancing On Our Graves
The Cave Singers - Cold Eye
The A-Sides - My Heroes Have Always Been Crazy
Civil Twlight - The Weakerthans
Cabin - The Long Fall
Ferraby Lionheart - The Car Maker
Art In Manila - I Thought I Was Free
Little Pink - Beggars Bowl
Awake and Alert - Eternal Life
Eddie Vedder - To the state of W
R.E.M. - Walk Unafraid
Saul Williams – Sunday Bloody Sunday
WAZ - I Will Follow
The Pretty Things - In The Beginning
Lenny Bruce - The Truth Is, What Is
Division Day - Is It True What They Say
Hlj├│malind - Sigur Ros
Akron/Family - Love, Love, Love

Monday, November 5, 2007

Playlist 8 for 11-05-2007

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