Monday, August 29, 2016

Province (TOTR 271)

Brightback Morning Light – Everybody Delight
My Morning Jacket –  Wordless Chorus
The Decemberists –  Summersong
Girl Talk –  Summer Smoke
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
The Streets –  Never Went To Church
Peter Bjorn & John –  Up Against The Wall
The Rapture – Live in Sunshine
Belle & Sebastian – Another Sunny Day
Cold War Kids – Hang Me Up To Dry
The Raconteurs – Together
Wolfmother – White Unicorn
Sonic Youth –  Do You Believe In Rapture?
Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice
Cat Power – Where Is My Love
Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins – Happy
M. Ward – To Go Home
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Espcially In Michigan
Editors –  Blood
The Killers – For Reasons Unkown
TV On The Radio – Province
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Dance All Night
Band of Horses – Monsters

Hiding Place (TOTR 270)

Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes – No Hiding Place
The Kelly Bros – He’s The Same Today
The National Independent Gospel Singers of Atlanta, Georgia – Jesus Is A Waymaker
The Blind Boys of Alabama & Lou Reed – Jesus
Woody Guthrie – Jesus Christ
Billy Bragg & Wilco – Christ For President
John Prine – Jesus, The Missing Years
Tom Waits – Chocolate Jesus
Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus
Patti Smith – Gloria
Josh Garrels – Hiding Place
Jars of Clay – Amazing Grace
Mike Farris – The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow
Mike Farris –  How It Feels To Be Free
Mike Farris –  Mercy Now
Crooked Still – Ain’t No Grave
Adam Henry & Boston Campus Worship Team – Humble Yourself in the Sight of the Lord
Alton Howard Singers – Seek Ye First
Alton Howard Singers – Pass It On
Jars of Clay – Hiding Place
Christafari – Hiding Place
Bruce Cockburn – Change Your Mind
Noah Gundersen – Liberator
Gungor – Body & Blood
Phosphorescence – Hiding Place This show aired on Monday 8.22.2016!

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Great Unknown (TOTR 269)

TOTR 269 Aired On 8.15.2016

The Hundred Acre Woods – The Great Unknown
Shovels & Rope – Unknown Legend
St. Paul – Healing  
The Wild Feathers – Lonely Is A Lifetime
Rob Thomas – The Great Unknown
Cloud Cult – To the Great Unknown
Cloud Cult – Time Machine Invention
Cloud Cult – Ghost Inside Our House
Jim Donovan – March of the Sun King Warriors
Jim Donovan – Right In Front Of Me
Jim Donovan – The One You’re Growing Into
Ben Harper – Fight For Your Mind
The Sheepdogs – Help Us All
The Weeks – Thief In My Mouth
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes – Always Never
Rayland Baxter – Oh My Captain
Judah & the Lion – Better Man
Passenger – Traveling Alone
Band of Horses – Whatever, Wherever
Elvis Costello – The Great Unknown
Stone Poetry – The Great Unknown
N.A.F. – Guns
Yusuf / Cat Stevens – One Day At A Time
John Fogerty & Dawes – Someday Never Comes
Dawes – Somewhere Along The Way

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Rules for the Gospel and Purgatory at CPAC

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy all wrote their own versions of good book? People might not worship the literary giants, but the literary greats might just be bold enough to try their hands in revising the sacred scriptures.

In 2014, a writer for HBO and liberal comic legend Bill Maher, Scott Carter cooked up a brainy romp about legendary figures with the audacity to write their own versions of the Bible. Now, that show has showed up in Cookeville—in the Backstage Series at CPAC, with four more opportunities to catch this stunning run, through this Saturday.  
The Bible is a beautiful collection of stories and poems and profound teachings, if at times a confusing and contradictory canon. But for some reason, the stories in our culture that are the most enduring sometimes elicit the craziest of challenges.

“The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord” is a hefty title, and certainly, audience members versed in literature, history, and theology will pick up on more of the inside references. But you don’t, for example, need to know the ways in which Carter borrows from Sartre to get most of the heady gags.

Three egomaniac philosophers get locked in a barren cell of eternal conversation—what could go wrong?! With three of Cookeville’s most charismatic male leading men filling the roles, it’s truly a battle of the betters who cannot quite best their Creator at the gates of forever, no matter how hard they try. With Dave Johnson as Jefferson, Matthew Wilson as Dickens, and Patrick Mannle as Tolstoy, the seasoned actors embody their roles as though their salvation were at stake. These thespians are all forces of nature with any text to work with, and with Carter’s “Gospel,” they take us to every forward edge, including the edges of our seats.

Behind the scenes we find another local theater stalwart in director Steve Gwilt. After he suffered some personal setbacks during the days leading up to opening night, assistant director Michael “Birdie” Birdwell stepped up to see the show through to the first curtain. Thanks to Birdie, the production is enhanced by a great playlist that any DJ would envy for its sonic message as added subtext. Actors Wilson and Mannle added their expertise to technical and light design respectively.

Of the three revised “gospels,” Thomas Jefferson’s might be the most famous. But placed in conversation with Dickens and Tolstoy, Jefferson’s version is just one attempt to make sense of how portable certain premises of mystery and love are for a world steeped in misery but perpetually seeking liberty. Prepare to be surprised by the moral and emotional weight of what is still a sometimes serious, sometimes silly, comedic sendup. Your views on the afterlife and the Bible might not bend, but fans of Bill Maher’s late night show will be blown away by these new rules.

“The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord” at CPAC. Remaining shows are August 23, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 pm. Call 931-528-1313 for tickets. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Just Another Day (TOTR 268)

Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Radiohead – High & Dry
Chumbawamba – The Good Ship Lifestyle  
Fugees – Ready or Not
Arrested Development – Ache’n For Acres
Michael Franti & Spearhead – Positive
Jewel – Little Sister
Natalie Merchant – Where I Go
Tori Amos – Putting the Damage On
Ani DiFranco – Out of Range
The Cranberries – Dreaming My Dreams
Beck – Hotwax
Pavement – Black Out
Alice In Chains – Brother
The Wallflowers – 6th Avenue Heartache
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Little Heaven
Live – Pillar of Davidson
Wilco – Should’ve Been In Love
Son Volt – Tear Stained Eye
Meat Puppets – Comin Down
Soundgarden – The Day I Tried To Live
John Mellencamp – Just Another Day
R.E.M. – New Test Leper
U2 & Pavarotti – Miss Sarajevo

Monday, August 1, 2016

Trouble / Rise Up (TOTR 267)

Pamela Whitman - Beloved Community
Guy Carawan - Come & Go With Me To That Land
Kris Kristofferson - Why Me
Ron Sexsmith - Get In Line
Ray LaMontagne - Old Before Your Time
Ray LaMontagne - Trouble
Coldplay - Trouble
TV On The Radio - Trouble
Cat Stevens - Trouble
Peter, Paul, & Mary - All My Trials
Joan Baez - Birminham Sunday
Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddam
Aaron Neville & Sweet Honey in the Rock - Ella’s Song
Joss Stone - Eyes On The Prize
Annie Lennox - I Put A Spell On You
Lenny Kravitz - Love Revolution
Andra Day - Rise Up
Katy Perry - Rise
U2 - City of Blinding Lights
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
R.E.M. - I Believe
Bright Eyes - I Believe in Symmetry
Paul Simon & Celtic Woman - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Pete Seeger - I’m On My Way To Canaan’s Land
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders - The Harder They Come