Monday, November 24, 2008

TOTR 40: Over the hills & through the woods

Poi dog pondering - Living with the Dreaming Body
Poi dog pondering - Circle around the sun
Band of Horses - Is There A Ghost
Band of Horses - Ode to LRC
R.E.M - Swan Swan H
Casey Neill - Okanogan County
Casey Neill Trio - Hallowed Be Thy Ground
Michelle Shocked - Anchorage
John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
Bonnie Raitt And John Prine - Angel From Montgomery
John Prine - In Spite Of Ourselves
John Prine - Paradise
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Sarah McLachlan - River
10,000 Maniacs - Cant Ignore The Train
10,000 Maniacs - Back O The Moon
10,000 Maniacs - Daktari
Lone Justice - Soap, Soup And Salvation
Lone Justice - You Are the Light
pistol pete & popgun paul - Thanksgiving Day
pistol pete & popgun paul - evolution of love
Casey Neill Trio - Araby
Dead Can Dance - American Dreaming
Cocteau Twins - Donimo
The Killers - A Dustland Fairytale
The Killers - Goodnight, Travel Well

"... the more you become a connoisseur of gratitude, the less you are a victim of resentment, depression, and despair. Gratitude will act as an elixir that will gradually dissolve the hard shell of your ego -- your need to possess and control -- and transform you into a generous being. The sense of gratitude produces true spiritual alchemy, makes us magnanimous -- large souled. "
~ Sam Keen

Monday, November 17, 2008

TOTR 39: A weekly show for a week of shows

What a great week for music this is in Tennessee!

From Knoxville to our east and Nashville to our west, shows abound. I preview my picks!

the everybodyfields - Good to Be Home
the everybodyfields - I Can't Sleep
the everybodyfields - Dont Tern Around
the everybodyfields - Tuesday
Umphrey's McGee - In the Kitchen
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People\09 - Late Nineties Bedroom Rock For The Missionaries
We Are Scientists - After Hours (Colin Murray Radio 1 Session)
We Are Scientists - Dance Off
The Whigs - Sleep Sunshine
The Whigs - Right Hand On My Heart
Kings of Leon - Fans
Kings of Leon - Closer
Kings of Leon - Revelry
Kings of Leon - Be Somebody
Blitzen Trapper - Country Caravan
Blitzen Trapper - Badgers Black Brigade
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Blitzen Trapper - Lady On the Water
Iron & Wine - Woman King
Iron & Wine - Jezebel
Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came
Iron & Wine - Love And Some Verses
Iron & Wine - Sodom, South Georgia
Iron & Wine - Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
Iron & Wine - Boy With a Coin
Iron & Wine - Peace Beneath the City
Iron & Wine - Resurrection Fern

Monday, November 10, 2008

TOTR 38: Utopia, Dystopia, and the Troubled Economy

Rather than get stuck in the massive moment that was last week, we are moving on. Tonight, we are going to the Big Rock Candy Mountain and beyond. We offer a special nod to Sound Tribe Sector 9 (photo above by Landin E. King) since we saw them last week at an amazing Thursday night show in Nashville (review here). This week, we are talking about utopia, dystopia, and so much more. The troubled economy is a dystopia--or is it?

Assassins - Unworthy of Your Love
Zero Cult - Utopia Train
Bill Laswell - Dystopia
Bassnectar - Heads Up
Femi Kuti - Eh Oh
STS9 - Regeneration
STS9 - Beyond Right Now
STS9 - Empires
STS9 - The New Soma
STS9 - Late For Work
The Smiths - Work Is A Four Letter Word
The Layabouts - Work to be Done
The Layabouts - Ballad of Donna Lewis
The Layabouts - Don't Talk
Julie Delaney - Big Rock Candy Mountain
Demolition Doll Rods - Big Rock Candy Mountain
Infernal Noise Brigade - goat eyes
Infernal Noise Brigade - psa no. 11
Infernal Noise Brigade - uskudar
The Clash - Career Opportunities
The Godfathers - Birth, School, Work, Death
Neil Young - Welfare Mothers
The Highwaymen - Welfare Line
John Lee Hooker - Welfare Blues
Yo-Yo Ma - Simple Gifts

Monday, November 3, 2008

TOTR 37: Mixing The Historical Moment: Election Eve 2008

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Woke Up This Morning with My Mind on Freedom

Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways - Go Tell It on the Mountain

Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come

Curtis Mayfield - We're A Winner
Eddie Harris & Les McCann - Compared to What
Charles Wright - Express Yourself
The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself

The Staple Singers - For What It's Worth

The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There

Laura Nyro - Save The Country

Leonard Cohen - Democracy

Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours

John Mayer - Waiting On The World To Change

Dave Stewart & Friends - American Prayer

Malik Yusef w/ Kanye West & Friends - Promised Land
Ozomatli - Love And Hope

Sheryl Crow - Out Of Our Heads

Buddy Miller - Wide River

Ben Harper - Better Way

Bright Eyes - Arc of Time

Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Arcade Fire - Wake Up

U2 - City of Blinding Lights

John Legend - Pride In The Name Of Love

John Legend - If You're Out There

Teacher On The Radio with Billy Bragg & The Watson Twins in Asheville