Friday, December 18, 2015

The Life You Chose (TOTR 241)

"The Life You Chose": 25 tracks for 2015

Stefan Waligur – Sa Ha Sra Nam, Namaste
Lee Gallagher – Empty Stars
The Lone Bellow – Cold As It Is
Drew Holcomb – Shine Like Lightning
Humming House – Fly On (Forever Is Better With You)
The Decemberists – Calvary Captain
The Waterboys – Still A Freak
Alabama Shakes – Over My Head
My Morning Jacket – Compound Fracture
Mumford & Sons – Broad Shouldered Beasts
Dawes – Right On Time
Promised Land Sound – Within Sight
Langhorne Slim & the Law – Strangers
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Mellow Out
Glen Hansard – Stay The Road
The Tallest Man On Earth – Little Nowhere Towns
Kacey Musgraves – Somebody To Love
Chris Stapleton – When The Stars Come Out
Jason Isbell – The Life You Chose
Burlap To Cashmere – I Will Follow
Am I – Gungor
Sufjan Stevens – Drawn to the Blood
Leon Bridges – Coming Home
Coldplay – Up & Up
MC Yogi – Namaste

Monday, November 16, 2015

Redemption Song (TOTR 240)

Bob Marley – Stir It Up
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
Eagles of Death Metal – Now I’m A Fool
U2 – Raised by Wolves
U2 – Walk On
Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer – One
Sweet Honey In The Rock – Redemption Song
Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining
Bob Marley – Lively Up Yourself
Bob Marley – Exodus
Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
Bob Marley – Jamming
Bob Marley – Soul Rebel
Bob Marley – Concrete Jungle
Peter Tosh – Equal Rights
Bob Marley – War
Jim James – Turn Your Lights Down Low
Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman – Get Up Stand Up
Neville Brothers – One Love-People Get Ready
Aaron Neville – The Roadie Song
Bob Marley – Redemption Song
Bob Marley – Go Tell It On The Mountain

Monday, November 9, 2015

Home Again (TOTR 239)

TV On The Radio – Halfway Home
Ben & Ellen Harper – A House Is A Home
Hazel Kaneswaran – A Sort of Homecoming
The Head & the Heart – Homecoming Heroes
Crazy Old Maurice – Coming Home
Wilson McKinley – Come On Home
Crosby & Nash – Homeward Through The Haze
Humble Pie – Down Home Again
Mother Earth – Bring Me Home 
Delaney & Bonnie – It’s Been A Long Time Coming
The Cave Singers – Bricks Of Our Home
Jack White – Alone In My Home
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime
John Mayer – On The Way Home
The Killers – Carry Me Home
Kings of Leon – Last Mile Home
Monsters Calling Home – Monsters Calling Home
Rev. Yolanda – Home
Over The Rhine – Called Home
Robert Ellis – Comin’ Home
Tired Pony – Your Way Is The Way Home
Gary Clark Jr. – Please Come Home
The Blind Boys Of Alabama – Give A Man A Home
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
Aaron Neville – Going Home 

Monday, November 2, 2015

A Song For You (TOTR 238)

The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
Casey Neill – Open-Always Coming Home
Cat Stevens – Rubylove
Sweet Honey In The Rock – Oh Lord Hold My Hand
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Charlie Parker – K.C. Blues
Billie Holiday – Now or Never
Alice Coltrane – Govinda Jai Jai
Nina Simone – Revolution
Amy Winehouse – A Song For You
Snow Patrol – Set the Fire to the Third Bar         
Tired Pony – The Ghost of the Mountain
The National – Hard To Find
Interpol – Breaker 1
Muse – Starlight
The White Stripes – Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
U2 – Original of the Species
Cat Stevens – Moonshadow
Fleet Foxes – Lorelai
Band of Horses – On My Way Back Home
Casey Neill – All My Relations
Hollis Watkins –I’m Gonna Sit At The Welcome Table
Pete Seeger & Rev. FD Kirkpatrick – Everybody’s Got a Right to Live
The Staple Singers – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Sweet Honey In The Rock – Breaths

Monday, October 26, 2015

Let Me Sing Your Blues Away (TOTR 237)

Dr. John – Deal
Suzanne Vega – Cassidy
Grateful Dead – Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
Grateful Dead – Black Peter    
Grateful Dead – Cold Jordan (5.2.1970)
Grateful Dead – Black Muddy River (6.27.1987)
Grateful Dead – Cosmic Charlie (2.27.1969)
Grateful Dead – Thowing Stones
Grateful Dead – Estimated Prophet
John Mayer – If I Ever Get Around To Living
Jane’s Addiction – Ripple
Lyle Lovett – Friend of the Devil
Grateful Dead – Days Between (2.18.1993)
Grateful Dead – Death Don’t Have No Mercy (2.28.1969)
Dylan & the Dead – Knockin On Heavens Door 
Grateful Dead – China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider (5.3.1972)
Grateful Dead – Till The Morning Comes 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Swept Away (TOTR 236)

Rising Appalachia – An Invitation
Mercury Rev – Autumn’s in the Air
Promised Land Sound – Through the Seasons
Promised Land Sound – Within Sight
Ryan Adams – Dean John
Band of Horses – Everything’s Gonna Be Undone
Langhorne Slim & the Law – Changes
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – I’d Be Waiting
The Suffers – Make Some Room
The Suffers – Giver
The Avett Brothers – Glory Days (Spingsteen cover)
The Avett Brothers – Ten Thousand Words
The Avett Brothers – Down With The Shine
The Avett Brothers – Laundry Room
The Avett Brothers – Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise
The Avett Brothers – Incomplete and Insecure
The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You
The Avett Brothers – Spanish Pipedream (John Prine cover)
The Avett Brothers – Back Home Again (John Denver cover)
The Avett Brothers – Morning Song
The Avett Brothers – Swept Away
The Avett Brothers – Through My Prayers

Gregg Allman – Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Monday, October 5, 2015

High Water (TOTR 235)

Bob Dylan – High Water
Amos Lee – High Water
Glen Hansard – The Storm, It’s Coming
Dawes – Moon in the Water
Judah & the Lion – Water
Jackson Browne – Rock Me On The Water
Jason Isbell – Flying Over Water
Live – Run To The Water
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
The Doobie Brothers – Black Water
Holy Ghost Electric Show – Let the Waters Rise
Holy Ghost Reception Committee #9 – Walk Across The Waters
Matt Kearney/Mercyland – Walking Over The Water
Needtobreathe – Stones Under Rushing Water
The Reverend Vince Anderson – Deep Is The Water
Run River North – In the Water
Florence & the Machine – What The Water Gave Me
Brooke Frasier – Something In The Water
The Blind Boys of Alabama – Take Me To The Water
The Soul Stirrers – Jesus Gave Me Water
The Staple Singers – Wade In The Water
Aretha Franklin – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Jason Isbell – Dress Blues
John Prine – That’s The Way That The World Goes Round

Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Mystic (TOTR 234)

Nomad – With You
Bob Marley – Natural Mystic
Charlie Peacock – Mystic
Joshua James – Mystic
Van Morrison – Into The Mystic
Coleman Barks & Tuatara – Death of Saladin
Troy Bronsink – Kindle
Afro Celt Sound System w/ Peter Gabriel – When You’re Falling
Vision II Spirit of Rumi – Seek in Your Heart
Saffron – Trembling
Vision II Spirit of Rumi – The Center
Kourosh – Dar Enteha
Elias Rahbani – Dance of Maria
Vision II Spirit of Rumi – Don’t Go Back to Sleep
Tikki Masala – Opening Up
Vision II Spirit of Rumi – The Great Mystery
Nomad – I Wonder
Khrysso – Love Round/Dear Friends
The Electric Prunes – Gloria
Afro Celt Sound System w/ Robert Plant – Life Begins Again

David Crowder Band – The Great Amen

Monday, September 14, 2015

Pray (TOTR 233)

Straight No Chaser – Like A Prayer
Anthony Hamilton – Pray For Me
Anthony Hamilton – Prayin’ For You/Superman
D’Angelo & the Vanguard – Prayer
Ben Harper – Mother Pray
The Fairfield Four – I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – I Don’t Wanna Pray
Beth Nielsen Chapman – Prayers of an Atheist
The Farm Band – Prayer
Holy Ghost Reception Committee #9 – Pray
The Avett Brothers – Through My Prayers
The Outlaws – Keep Prayin’
The Lower Lights – Secret Prayer
Alison Krauss – Down to the River to Pray
Khrysso Heart LeFey – Icelandic Prayer
Stefan Andre Waligur – Kyrie
Stellamara – Kyrie Eleison
David Crowder Band – God Have Mercy (Kyrie Eleison)
Gaudi – I Start To Pray
Pettra – Sadhguru
Desert Dwellers – Give Thanks
Donny Hathaway – Thank You Master
Sarah McLachlan – Prayer of St. Francis

Monday, September 7, 2015

Love Is A Verb (TOTR 232)

Anthony Hamilton – Back To Love
Bronksi Beat – I Feel Love
Rev.Yolanda – I Love Myself
Judah & the Lion – Our Love
Judah & the Lion – Love in Me
The Avett Brothers – Bring Your Love To Me
The Ballad of Love and Hate
Blitzen Trapper – Love and Hate
The Beatles – Love You To
Bob Dylan – Shot Of Love
Bob Marley – Is This Love
Bonnie Raitt – You Got To Be Ready For Love
Carbon Leaf – All of My Love
Crosby & Nash – Love Work Out
Dawes – Love Is All I Am
John Mayer – Love Is A Verb
The Wild Feathers – If You Don’t Love Me
The Doors – Love Me Two Times
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Kirtan Rabbi – Ahavah Rabah (Big Love)
Jim James – God’s Love To Deliver
Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets – Let My Love
Keb' Mo' – (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding
U2 – California (There Is No End To Love)
The Devlins – Love Is Blindness

Monday, August 31, 2015

Spirit Moves (TOTR 231)

Rising Appalachia – Bright Morning Stars/Botawak
MaMuse – Glorious
Elbow – One Day Like This
Ray Stinnett – Naturally High
Woods – With Light & With Love
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Spirit Moves
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Howling At Nothing
Judah & The Lion – Somewhere In-Between
Jason Isbell – 24 Frames
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Meet Again
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Thank You
Rev. Yolanda – God Is
MC Yogi – Namaste
Matisyahu – Searchin
MC Yogi – Heaven Is Here
Rev. Yolanda – Sweet Sweet Spirit
Khrysso – Come Creator Spirit
The Waterboys – Spirit
Ray Stinnett – Loves In The Answer
Woods – Shepherd
Alice Coltrane – Hare Krishna
MaMuse – Hallelujah
Gungor – Land of the Living

Monday, August 24, 2015

We're Not A Small Town! Ten Things I Wish Every Incoming Student, Tourist, and Retiree Knew About Cookeville!

1. Cookeville is not a small town. Byrdstown, Woodbury, Red Boiling Springs -- these are small towns. Cookeville is a “micropolitan” college town, which means we have a lot in common with bigger places like Knoxville and the Boro. Just hang out in the traffic on Willow Avenue to be cured of the notion that there is nobody here doing nothing.

2. There is something to do on the weekend. Things may be slower around the Tech campus on Saturday and Sunday, but there is theater, art, and live music in the clubs, bars, churches, streets, and parks. This weekend you can hear live music from a huge variety of folks at Art in the Alley, an outdoor festival near Cookeville’s square from Noon until 7pm on Saturday! 

3. We have great local coffeehouses! As a serious coffee drinker who travels a lot, I rely on Starbucks to get me through, but if the only coffeehouse you check out is the campus Starbucks, you are missing out. Cookeville has some great local coffeehouses, with Poets on the Square being the real icon and hangout space for conversation and the occasional live music. But for a real gem and the best frozen coffee drinks I have ever had, try Perk Up on Jefferson (near Hobby Lobby). The people who run Perk Up are so genuine and nice, too!

4. WalMart is not the only store. You don’t ever need to go there. I go once or twice a year for some masochistic proletarian check-in with mass culture. I have heard that if you must Wal-Mart, the Algood Walmart is better than the Cookeville Wal-Mart. 

5. Local food sustains us. Green markets are everywhere. We have two excellent Farmers’ Markets! Check out the original farmers’ market on Mahler street, north of First and near the railroad tracks. Or the Downtown Green Market in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, on Broad at Dixie, adjacent to Dogwood Park. 

6. We love our waterfalls but be careful. The people at Cummins Falls State Park aren’t kidding! Please be safe! Wear hiking sandals or sturdy water shoes, not flip flops or high heels. When they say bring a backpack and not a plastic shopping bag, they mean it. When they say the hike to the falls is strenuous, they aren’t bluffing. When they say people have fallen from the rocks or drowned to meet their maker there, they are telling the truth. This is one of the best parks in the world, and I go as often as I can. But be safe not stupid. Be prepared!

7. Walking is for everyone. Don’t drive your car everywhere. Walk to Sherlock Park or the Quad on campus or walk downtown to Dogwood Park and then the West Side. A short drive can take you to Cane Creek Park for more walking. Jaywalking on Dixie at the busiest times of day is dangerous. Look both ways and use the crosswalks!

8. Being a vinyl-collecting hipster isn’t just for people from Nashville. Check out Compact Discovery at the old Cookeville mall for great used records and new records on Record Store Day. I have gotten great scores there that I never would have found in Nashville ‘s finest record stores and for a fraction of the price. 

9. Health fiends find some good news here. Fast food isn’t just your traditional fast food. Check out the drive thru juice bar on Jackson near Staples. The Turn Around is your place for great juices as well as salads and sandwiches. 

10. This is the Bible belt but not all the churches are conservative. If conservative is your thing, there are lots of churches to choose from, but Cookeville also has a growing group of religious progressives and liberals. For an open-minded and social justice-oriented faith community, check out the United Church of Cookeville, First Presbyterian Church, Unity Church of the Cumberlands, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cookeville

Wonderful (TOTR 230)

My Morning Jacket – At Dawn
Fifth On The Floor – One Big Holiday
Lucius – Wonderful
Yim Yames – My Sweet Lord
My Morning Jacket – True Love Ways (Buddy Holly cover)
My Morning Jacket – It Makes No Difference (Band cover) 
My Morning Jacket – Rocket Man (Elton John cover)
My Morning Jacket – Get The Point
My Morning Jacket – Nashville to Kentucky
My Morning Jacket – Phone Went West (Live – Nashville – 8.15.08)
My Morning Jacket – Smokin From Shootin (Live – Nashville – 8.15.08)
My Morning Jacket – Easy Morning Rebel (Live – Atlanta – 8.7.15)
My Morning Jacket – Mahgeetah (Live – Atlanta – 8.7.15)
My Morning Jacket – Steam Engine
My Morning Jacket – Tropics (Erase Traces)
My Morning Jacket – Gideon
My Morning Jacket – What A Wonderful Man
Jim James – All Is Forgiven
My Morning Jacket – Librarian (Live – Nashville – 8.15.08)

My Morning Jacket – Wonderful 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Rocky Mountain High (TOTR 229)

Allen Stone – Rocky Mountain High
My Morning Jacket – Leaving on a Jet Plane
John Denver – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
John Denver – I Wish I Could Have Been There (Woodstock)
John Denver – Blow Up Your TV
John Denver – Readjustment Blues
John Denver – City Of New Orleans
John Denver – Paradise

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Colorado Song
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Colorado   
Stephen Stills – Colorado
Steve Earle – Colorado Girl
Matthews Southern Comfort – Colorado Springs Eternal
The String Cheese Incident – Colorado Bluebird Sky (feat Zac Brown Band
Amos Lee – Some Days Are Diamonds
John Denver – Thank God I’m a Country Boy
Jason & The Scorchers – Take Me Home, Country Roads
Blind Pilot – The Eagle and the Hawk
John Denver – Anthem - Revelation
John Denver – Follow Me
John Denver – Annie’s Song
John Denver – Sweet Surrender
John Denver – Poems, Prayers and Promises
Train – Sunshine On My Shoulders
John Denver – Rocky Mountain High

Monday, August 10, 2015

Walk Unafraid (TOTR 228)

Bobbie Gentry – Glory Hallelujah, How They’ll Sing
First Aid Kit – Walk Unafraid
Kory Wheeler – Wild & Free
Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
Free – Be My Friend
Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
Roger McGuinn – Ballad Of Easy Rider
Simon & Garfunkel – If I Could
Anela Lauren – Box of Rain
Grateful Dead – Ripple
Shakey Graves – Only Son
The Dartmouth Decibelles – Southern Cross
The Grassmasters – Ezekiel Saw The Wheel
My Morning Jacket – Believe
Gungor – Us for Them
The Liturgists – Let the Waters
Donny Hathaway – Voice Inside (Everything Is Everything)
Nina Simone – New World Coming
Luther Allison – Sweet Home Chicago
Krishna Das – Jesus On The Main Line
Amy Barnes – Shiva Gospel
Stefan Waligur – For The Love Of The People
R.E.M. – Walk Unafraid (Live In Dublin)
Joe Cocker – Let It Be