Monday, December 10, 2012

I Was Born To Love Her (TOTR 183)



My Morning Jacket – It Beats for You
The Killers – Smile Like You Mean It
Good Day Sunshine
KISS – I Was Made For Lovin’ You
Ivan and Alyosha – I Was Born To Love Her
Joe Cocker – Feeling Alright
Bread - Baby I’m-A Want You
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Van Morrison – Ballerina
Moon Taxi – Let’s Go Back
The Dirty Guv’nahs – Fairlane
The Avett Brothers - Laundry Room
Band Of Horses - No One’s Gonna Love You
Mumford & Sons – Feel the Tide
Michael Franti – Only Thing Missing Was You
Al Green – I’m Still In Love With You
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – You’re All I Need To Get By
Anthony Hamilton – The Day We Met
CeeLo Green – All I Want For Christmas
The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Snow Patrol – You’re All I Have
The Cure – Close To Me
Sarah McLachlan – Hold On
Jewel – Morning Song
Jars Of Clay – Hibernation Day
Billy Joel – She’s Got A Way

Monday, December 3, 2012

First Light (TOTR 182)



Sufjan Stevens – Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light
Coldplay – Christmas Lights
Florence + The Machine – No Light, No Light
Dar Williams – The Light and the Sea
Tracy Thorn – Tinsel and Lights
Of Monsters and Men – Yellow Light
Gotye – In Your Light
My Morning Jacket – First Light
The Killers _ Ultra Violet (Light My Way
Keane – Sovereign Light CafĂ©
Steeleye Span – Unconquered Sun
David Ramirez – Find the Light
Mike Peters – We Are The Light
Carolina Chocolate Drops – Lights in the Valley
The Deep Dark Woods – Big City Lights
Mumford & Sons – Lover of the Light
The Dirty Guvnahs – Lead Kindly Light
Jesse Colin Young – Light Shine
Santana & Everlast – Put Your Lights On
Lizz Wright – Feed The Light
DC Talk – In The Light
Bebo Norman – Lights of Distant Cities
The Michael Gungor Band – You are the Light
Andrew Peterson – Shine Your Light On Me
CeeLo Green – Silent Night

Monday, November 26, 2012

Joyful Sound (TOTR 181)



(image by Lynn Grady)

2nd Chapter Of Acts – Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
The Corrs – Joy Of Life/Trout in the Bath
M. Ward – Pure Joy
Shovels & Rope – O Be Joyful
Bob Mould – First Time Joy
The Killers – Joy Ride
The String Cheese Incident – Joyful Sound
Derek Trucks Band – Joyful Noise
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Pride And Joy
Rance Allen – Joy
The Roches – Joy To The World
Indigo Girls – There’s Still My Joy
Sarah McLachlan – O Little Town Of Bethlehem
David Crowder Band – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Kathy Mattea – Emmanuel
Jennifer Knapp – Go Tell It On The Mountain
Annie Lennox – The Holly And The Ivy
Sting – Cherry Tree Carol
Sufjan Stevens – Angels We Have Heard On High
Ivan & Alyosha – Rebel Jesus
Emma’s Revolution – Peace, Salaam, Shalom
U2 – Peace on Earth
Iron and Wine – Peace Beneath the City
My Morning Jacket – New Morning
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan – Joy to the World (Remix)

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Sweetest Thing (TOTR 180)




Funkeymonkeys – Cupcake
The Transpersonals – Strawberry Heart Cupcakes Forever
The Belle Brigade – Sweet Louise
Van Morrison – Sweet Thing
Bob Dylan – Sweetheart Like You
Lone Justice – Sweet, Sweet Baby
Carole King – Sweet Seasons
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
Jackson Browne & Bonnie Raitt – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Sweet Hands
Zac Brown Band – Oh My Sweet Carolina (Live)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Electric Light Orchestra – Sweet Talkin’ Woman
Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
The Rolling Stones – The Sweet Black Angel
U2 – Sweetest Thing
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Ohio Players – Sweet Sticky Thing
The 5th Dimension – Sweet Blindness
Commodores – Sweet Love
Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Smokey Robinson – Sweet Harmony
Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane
The Cranberries – The Sweetest Thing
Enter the Worship Circle – So Sweet

Monday, November 12, 2012

Brothers & Sisters (TOTR 179)



Coldplay – Brothers & Sisters
The Smiths – Shakespeare’s Sister
Al Green – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
Lenny Kravitz – Sister
Marvin Gaye – What’s Happening Brother
Jewel – Little Sister
Spanky & Our Gang – Brother Can You Spare A Dime
Lord Huron – Brother
Dwight Yoakam – Little Sister
Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
Bob Dylan – Oh, Sister
Bruce Springsteen – Blood Brothers
The Rolling Stones – Dance Little Sister
The Black Keys – Unknown Brother
The Black Keys – Sister
The Tallest Man On Earth – Little Brother
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Brother
Sufjan Stevens – Sister
Alice in Chains – Brother
Death Cab For Cutie – Brothers on a Hotel Bed
The Pinkerton Raid – Like A Brother
Gungor – Brother Moon
South Central Cartel – Shout, Sister, Shout

Monday, November 5, 2012

American Music (TOTR 178)



The Orange Roughies – I Hear
The Layabouts – Monkey Do
The Lumineers – Big Parade
Humming House – Cold Chicago
Ryan Bingham – Too Deep to Fill
The Civil Wars – Kingdom Come
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Ramblin’ Gal
Casey Neill & The Norway Rats – The Ramble
Band Of Horses – Dumpster World
The Avett Brothers – Paul Newman Vs. The Demons
The Gaslight Anthem – National Anthem
The Killers – Miss Atomic Bomb
Dr. John – Revolution
David Rovics – Who Would Jesus Bomb 
Billy Bragg & Wilco – Christ For President
Violent Femmes – American Music
Bruce Springsteen – The River
Neil Diamond – America
Simon & Garfunkel – America
Madonna – American Pie
Brother Ali (w Dr, Cornel West) – Letter To My Countrymen
Jackson Browne – I Am A Patriot
Larry Norman – The Great American Novel

Monday, October 29, 2012

When The Saints Go Marching In (TOTR 177)


Magnificent Seventh’s Brass Band – What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Emmylou Harris – Wayfaring Stranger
Alison Krauss – Down To The River To Pray
Gillian Welch – I’ll Fly Away
Etta James – We’ll Fly You to the Promised Land
Dr. John – When The Saints Go Marching In
Ralph Stanley – O Death
Dric Mingus and Gary Lucas – Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting
Allen Ginsberg – Father Death Blues
Grateful Dead – Death Don’t Have No Mercy
The White Stripes – Death Letter
Gungor – When Death Dies
Live – Heaven
Wilco – Airline To Heaven
Lord Huron – The Man Who Lives Forever
David Crowder Band – Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
The Blind Boys Of Alabama – Jesus Built a Bridge to Heaven
Etta James – Walk All Over God’s Heaven
Ashley Cleveland – Going To Heaven To Meet The King
Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Dolly Parton – Knocking On Heaven’s Door
Mike Farris – Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
Magnificent Seventh’s Brass Band – Taps/Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Brothers & Sisters (a show preview & happy birthday)

Birthday Playlist (& future show preview) for my brother Arthur & sister-in-law Laurie who had birthdays recently!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ghosts (TOTR 176)


Band Of Horses – Is There a Ghost
Dan Fogelberg – Ghosts
Gordon Lightfoot – Ghosts Of Cape Horn
Tom Waits – The Ghosts Of Saturday Night
The Low Anthem – To the Ghosts Who Write History Books
Lord Huron – The Ghost On The Shore
The Head and the Heart - Ghosts
Laura Marling – Ghosts
Florence & The Machine – Ghosts
Mumford & Sons – Ghosts That We Knew
The Police – Spirits In The Material World
The White Stripes – Little Ghost
Cake -- Sheep Go To Heaven (by request)
Charlie Peacock – Ghost of the Kitty Cat
Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets – Holy Ghost
Live – Ghost
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Natural Ghost
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – The Ghost Of Tom Joad                       (Live featuring Tom Morello)
Puscifer – Telling Ghosts
Rage Against The Machine – Born As Ghosts
Explosions In The Sky – Welcome, Ghosts
Radiohead – Give Up the Ghost
Passion Pit – Cry Like A Ghost
Band Of Horses – The Funeral

Monday, October 15, 2012

I Will Wait (TOTR 175)


Tom Petty – The Waiting
City and Colour – Waiting
Dr. Dog – How Long Must I Wait
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
Ryan Adams – Do I Wait
Justin Townes Earle – Ain’t Waitin’
Bob Dylan – The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar
Adele – I’ll Be Waiting
Santana – I’ll Be Waiting
The Flaming Lips – Waitin’ for a Superman
Depeche Mode – Waiting For The Night
Kings Of Leon – California Waiting
Bob Mould – Briefest Moment.
Blue Oyster Cult – Deadline
The Killers – Deadlines And Commitments
Seabird – Patience
Super Furry Animals – Patience
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Patience
Damian Marley & Nas –Patience
Anthony Hamilton – I’ll Wait (To Fall In Love)
Michael Franti – I’ll Be Waiting
Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting
Michael Kiwanuka – Always Waiting

Friday, October 12, 2012

I am clarity & confusion -- poem recited on air 10.8.12

I am clarity & confusion
I am life chasing death
I am delight & depression
I am an oil & water mix, up & down, optimist & pessimist
I am daisy-dancing butterfly-chasing supernatural sunrise agape
I am 45 years of adventure & addiction, fighting gravity & finding grace
I am rainy-day Monday mood-swing into melodramatic misanthropy
I am too much yes & not enough no but give as I go & live anything but slow
I am urban hiking at Cane Creek & Ensor Sink no matter the season
I am recycling & bicycling & hybrid car
I am tossing yesterday’s compost into the yard
I am watching the weeds grow
I am cooking breakfast, foraging dinner, consulting cookbook, chopping garlic for pesto or baba ghanouj
I am hot chili on a cold night
I am the first Thursday in October craving the fallen leaves
I am the feast of St. Francis
I am the first Friday in October watching my friends perform Macbeth in the park
I am the first Saturday in October & the onset of autumn chills
I am the first Sunday in October making blueberry cornmeal pancakes for my baby
I am okay that the Christmas decorations have been out at Hobby Lobby & Goodwill since Labor Day
I am that guy who leaves the little white Christmas lights up all year
I am “Ballerina” by Van Morrison
I am “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons even though I hate waiting
I am every U2 song ever released
I am John Lennon, Bono, & Martin Luther King Jr.
I am making mixtapes for a million Monday nights
I am wearing headphones in a crowded room
I am a Yankabilly, adopted southerner, a Midwestern city boy lost in a Tennessee college town
I am not ashamed of loving sports or of my Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago roots
I am repeating “to be” verbs like a broken alarm clock screeching
I am sadly a “to be” verb wishing for action inside the noun of reality
I am asterisk & ampersand
I am period & semicolon
I am catching comma splices for a paycheck
I am teaching not because I know but because I am spilling ink & imagination just to find out
I am insomniac inspiration
I am a morning so early that it meets the end of your night
I am up at 2am when I know I should be slumbering in your arms
I am caffeinated aggravated dilapidated but not sedated
I am afraid of how much I’ll eat when Ben & Jerry’s is on sale at the local Kroger
I am expresso shots not whisky shots
I am Jack Kerouac & Jim Morrison thirsty but abstaining anyway
I am Jimi Hendrix & Kurt Cobain if they’d lived to see recovery
I am not hungover but still remember the faded sweet-sour taste of Pabst Blue Ribbon on my tongue
I am not drinking just for today but the veil between me & intoxication remains forever thin
I am sober but still crazy
I am chillin but not lazy
I am dry but still high on life
I am crying at movies & weeping at concerts
I am Saturday love & Sunday romance
I am Jeannie’s husband never cured of cuddling snuggling forever love
I am writing every poem about Jeannie or Jesus while under the influence of java
I am walking with her, eating with her, dancing with her, sleeping with her
I am cards & chocolate, flowers & poetry
I am the waning of the week
I am the naming of the meek
I am shouting with my smile
I am daring to my knees
I am unafraid but still experience fear
I am still carrying a silent megaphone & an empty sign to the protest at end of the galaxy
I am in the war & against the war that rages in my belly
I am disturbing the peace that pounds in my chest
I am a solar amphibian flopping from lily pad to laser beam 
I am that Jesus Freak ex-hippy who went back-to-the-land
I am Godspell & Jesus Christ Superstar & Hair
I am YouTube concerts by all my favorite bands
I am Almost Famous, We Bought a Zoo, & all six Star Wars installments
I am loving my enemies on my better days
I am wishing the worst in a dry drunk haze
I am peacenik tree hugger yet not vegetarian & also TV-watching omnivore
I am civil rights for all my kin, no exceptions for when even one sister or brother loses nobody wins
I am Catholic Worker but not Catholic
I am Presbyterian but only occasionally Calvinist
I am Buddhist & Jedi & Taoist & Rumi-reading extra-ecumenical
I am “try not—just do”
I am still looking for you
I am right & I am wrong
I am ready for something different
I am satisfied with more of the same
I am loneliest when I am hungry
When I am wanting, I am still filled beyond need
I am Saturday morning sermon-writing
I am Saturday evening rocking-out
I am preaching not because I am saved
I am preaching because the sin didn’t silence me
I am in love with the possibility of impossibility
I am in love with a lost wreath of flowers
I am in love with dancing barefoot in the grass
I am burning suns & setting moons
I am pursuing a peace that passes understanding
I am seeking God in a place called everything
I am softly kissing you on a planet called everywhere

Monday, October 8, 2012

I Am (TOTR 174)


Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians – What I Am
Tired Pony – I Am A Landslide
City and Colour – In The Water I Am Beautiful
Fun – Why Am I the One
Neon Trees – I Am The DJ
Neil Diamond – I Am …I Said
Dave Matthews Band – Why I Am
David Byrne & St. Vincent – I Am An Ape
Withered Hand – I Am Nothing
Steve Earle – Here I Am
Simon & Garfunkel – I Am a Rock
Bono – I Am The Walrus
The Plea – I Am The Miracle
Pearl Jam – I Am Mine
Moby Grape – I Am Not Willing
My Morning Jacket – I’m Amazed
Dawes – Love Is All I Am 
Larry Norman – I Am the Six O’Clock News
Maria McKee – Am I The Only One (Who’s Ever Felt This Way)
Jennifer Knapp – The Way I Am
Waterdeep – I Am
David Crowder Band – I Am a Seed
Aaron Neville – I Am A Pilgrim
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens – Am I Asking Too Much
UB40 – Here I Am (Come And Take Me)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Lover's Eyes (TOTR 173)



Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes
NeedToBreathe – Keep Your Eyes Open
Uriah Heep – Tears In My Eyes
Good Old War – Amazing Eyes
Mumford & Sons – Lover’s Eyes
The Grass Roots – Temptation Eyes
Jackson Browne – Doctor My Eyes
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Vespers – Eyes Wide Open
Zac Brown Band – Goodbye In Her Eyes
Willie Nelson – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
The Holy Modal Rounders – Black Eyed Suzie
The Rolling Stones – Far Away Eyes
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Nina Simone – Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Ben Harper – Brown Eyed Blues
Jesse Colin Young – Eyes On The Prize
Animal Collective – Guys Eyes
Passion Pit – Eyes As Candles
Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes
Coldplay – Green Eyes
U2 – Spanish Eyes
Snow Patrol – Shut Your Eyes
Taylor Swift & Civil Wars – Safe & Sound

Monday, September 24, 2012

Singing You A Prayer (TOTR 172)



Monsters Calling Home  – Fight to Keep
Alison Krauss & Union Station – I’ll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers
Pistol Annies – Housewife’s Prayer
Blackberry Smoke – Prayer For The Little Man
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – I Don’t Wanna Pray
The Avett Brothers – Through My Prayers
Band Of Horses – Everything’s Gonna Be Undone
John Denver – Poems, Prayers and Promises
Paul Simon – Wartime Prayers
John Francis – Prayer In A Time Of Drought
The Killers – Be Still
The Cure – Prayers For Rain
Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
Madonna – Like A Prayer
Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer
Aaron Neville – Singing You A Prayer
Anthony Hamilton – Pray For Me
Jay-Z – Pray
Ben Harper – Mother Pray
The Fairfield Four & Friends – I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray
Edwin Hawkins Singers – Pray For Peace
DC Talk – Day By Day
Keith Green – Make My Life A Prayer To You

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Wind (TOTR 171)



Johnny Cash – Any Old Wind That Blows
The Byrds – Hickory Wind
Donovan – Catch The Wind
Bob Dylan – Idiot Wind
Zac Brown Band – The Wind
Amos Lee – The Wind
Cat Stevens – The Wind
Linda Ronstadt – Hasten Down The Wind
Jimi Hendrix Experience – The Wind Cries Mary
Neil Young – Prairie Wind
Bright Eyes – Four Winds
Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds
The Tallest Man On Earth – Wind and Walls
Richard Thompson – Mystery Wind
Elton John – Candle In The Wind
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Against The Wind
Kansas – Dust In The Wind
Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind
Fitz & The Tantrums – Winds Of Change
Tom Morello, The Nightwatchman – A Wall Against the Wind
The Fray – The Wind
The Plea – Windchime
Toots & The Maytals – Let The Four Winds Blow
Ziggy Marley – Blowin’ In The Wind
Keith Green – Rushing Wind

Monday, September 10, 2012

Home Again (TOTR 170)

Fifth Anniversary Show! TOTR 9.10.2007 - 9.10.2012 & Going Strong!



The Black Keys – The Go Getter
Bobby Womack – Love Is Gonna Lift You Up
Anthony Hamilton & The Blind Boys of Alabama – This May Be The Last Time
Jimmy Cliff – One More           
John Legend – Woke Up This Morning
Alabama Shakes – Rise to the Sun
U2 – Rise Up
Perry Acker – 6am        
Paul McCartney – Great Day        
My Morning Jacket – At Dawn
Humming House – When The Dawn Becomes The Day
Hiss Golden Messenger – Call Him Daylight
Bob Dylan – Meet Me in the Morning
Grateful Dead – Till The Morning Comes
Ashley Cleveland – My God Called Me This Morning
Bruce Springsteen – Shackled And Drawn
The Plea – When The Boat Comes Home
Scissor Sisters – Baby Come Home
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister – How’m I Gonna Get Back Home
The White Stripes – Let’s Build a Home
Bonnie Raitt – Home
Delta Spirit – Home
John Mayer – A Face To Call Home
Michael Franti – Headphones
Alberta Cross – Bonfires
Old Crow Medicine Show – Ain’t It Enough