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