Monday, September 16, 2019

The Long Run (TOTR 364)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
John Denver - Sweet Melinda
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E’s in Love
Fleetwood Mac - Sara
Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger
CHIC - Good Times
Michael Jackson - Rock with You
Village People - Citizens of the World
KISS - I Was Made For Loving You
Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You
Journey - Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’
Electric Light Orchestra - Don’t Bring Me Down
Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Refugee
The Clash - Clampdown
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
The Police - Message in a Bottle
Eagles - The Long Run
Dan Fogelberg - Longer
Commodores - Still 

pre-recorded on Sept. 12, 2019; aired on Sept. 16.

An archive of the recording is available here:

Monday, September 9, 2019

Time Has Told Me (TOTR 363)

The 12th Anniversary Broadcast of our program! Since 2007!
Nick Drake - Time Has Told Me
Bob Dylan - Lay, Lady, Lay
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Round & Round (It Won't Be Long)
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
Fairport Convention - Come All Ye
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Dark End Of The Street
Leonard Cohen - Bird On The Wire
Procol Harum - Boredom 
Jethro Tull - Look Into The Sun 
Jefferson Airplane - The Farm
Janis Joplin - Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower
Sly & the Family Stone - Everyday People
The Temptations - Cloud Nine
James Brown & The Famous Flames - Licking Stick
Credence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
MC5 - Borderline
The Stooges - 1969
The Beatles - Come Together
Blind Faith - Can’t Find My Way Home
Nina Simone - Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
The Velvet Underground - Jesus
Led Zeppelin - Thank You
David Bowie - Memory of a Free Festival You can listen to the low-fi audio archive of this show

Monday, August 26, 2019

We Went Wild (TOTR 362)

Eddie Vedder - Rise
John Denver - Paradise
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Lord Huron - We Went Wild
Yusuf Cat Stevens - Wild World
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Roger McGuinn - The Trees Are All Gone
Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon - Where Are We Gonna Work (When the Trees Are Gone)
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors w/ Lori McKenna - You Want What You Can’t Have 
The Oh Hellos - Trees
The Collection - Breath Till I’m Full
Casey Neill - Breathe Life
U2 - Breathe Life
R.E.M. - Cuyahoga
Guster - Hello Mister Sun
Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun
Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Tubby Love - Mother
Trey Anastasio - Ghosts of the Forest 
Nahko and Medicine for the People - Budding Trees
Sweet Honey In The Rock - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Just Earth et. al. - Sing for the Climate
Peter Gabriel, Soweto Gospel Choir - Down to Earth 

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Other Side Of This Life (TOTR 361)

(Woodstock 50 - special part two)

8/17/1969 - Sunday 
Jefferson Airplane - The Other Side Of This Life
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
Jefferson Airplane - 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds
Jefferson Airplane - Won't You Try / Saturday Afternoon
Jefferson Airplane -  Plastic Fantastic Lover
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
Hugh Romney - "If you're too tired to chew, pass it on"
John Morris - "The roads are fairly clear now"
Max Yasgur - "This is the largest group of people ever assembled in one place"
Joe Cocker - Feelin' Alright
John Morris, Barry Melton, Rainstorm & Audience - "Isn't the rain beautiful?"
Country Joe & The Fish - Rock & Soul Music
The Band - I Shall Be Released 
The Band - The Weight 
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Marrakesh Express
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young - Sea of Madness
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young - Wooden Ships

8/18/1969 - Monday
Sha Na Na - At The Hop

Jimi Hendrix - The Star-Spangled Banner

Friday, August 16, 2019

"Lotta Freaks" - Woodstock at 50 (TOTR 360)

Special show - Friday, August 16, 2019. Mixed live from the new remastered Rhino Box CD set.

Live at Woodstock, Bethel, NY, 8/15/1969 - through Friday night, into Saturday morning
Richie Havens - With A Little Help From My Friends 
Bert Sommer - America
Bert Sommer - Smile 
John Morris -"We're a pretty big city right now"  
Ravi Shankar - Raga Manj Kmahaj 
John Morris - "It's a free concert from now on" 
Arlo Guthrie - "Lotta freaks!" 
Arlo Guthrie - Wheel Of Fortune 
Joan Baez and Jeffrey Shurtleff - Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man 

8/16/1969 - Saturday (into Sunday morning)
Chip Monck - "Those wishing to be lost, those wishing to be found" 
Santana - Savor 
John Sebastian - Rainbows All Over Your Blues 
Canned Heat - Going Up The Country 
Chip Monck - "It's your own trip" 
Mountain - Long Red
Grateful Dead - Mama Tried 
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising 
Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues
Sly & The Family Stone - Medley: Everyday People / Dance To The Music /
Music Lover / I Want To Take You Higher
The Who - I Can't Explain 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Bonnaroo Prayer

Creator of the Universe, God of Your Understanding or Tradition or Nontradition, or Simply Any & All Forces of Love & Benevolence Inherent in the Universal Consciousness, We pray today for the musical festival in Manchester, Tennessee known as Bonnaroo!

Please bless & protect everyone involved & shield us all from any harm. We pray for safe travels for all. We pray for drivers & passengers & patient grace in any traffic jam that might occur.

We pray for all the people in all the towns we pass through, especially as we get close in middle Tennessee. We pray for all the shop-owners, businesses, churches or others places of worship, citizens, and law enforcement. We are grateful for the welcome we will receive & we pray for the civilians whose days we might inconvenience or who may not understand our passion for music & the festival life. We pray for all the hospitality industry, restaurants, hotels, shuttle drivers, etc.

We pray for everyone at the Manchester Wal-Mart, customers, managers, staff, suppliers, parking lot hanging-outers.

We pray for all the people who made this festival possible, from Live Nation, AC Entertainment, & Superfly to all the sponsors, creatives, media, vendors, medical crew, staff, incoming security, onsite traffic flow, volunteers, nonprofits, Clean Vibes, law enforcement, & anyone & everyone else involved in the festival in the direct way. We are grateful you have made this possible. We pray for all the artists & performers & their respective staff, tour managers, roadies, & bus drivers. We are grateful for what you give us in art, music, film, spoken word, etc.

We are grateful for food & water & bathrooms & showers & all the ways we will take care of ourselves & each other over the coming days. We pray for moderation in intoxication & for the sobriety of all who abstain.

We pray for the fans, this is what we live for year round, may it be all we dreamed & more. May we dance, cry, twirl, spin, shout, sing, & everything . . . & more!!!

We pray for the weather; grateful for the forecast & ready for what comes. If it is cloudy, let them be clouds of mercy & movement. If it rains, may it rain hope & healing. If the sun shines, may it shine love & liberation for all sentient beings!! & “let there be songs to fill the air.”

For a safe & beautiful & blessed Bonnaroo for any & all we pray! Om, Amen, As above so below, may it be so, Namaste!

Teacher On The Roo (TOTR Podcast 3 and 4)

My first Bonnaroo was in 2006, one year before the birth of Teacher On The Radio. For the last 13 years, we have loved this festival with truest festival love. It is our home festival and by far our favorite. We have had minor issues over the years and have slowly transitioned from working volunteer staff to being paying patrons. 

This post includes our picks of the sets to catch, plus two podcasts and a playlist! I have been making tweaks up until the last, but on Tuesday of Roo week, it’s time to pack this thing up and share it with the world of the interwebs!
There are so many things we love, but mostly the logistical integrity of the overall experience and the lineup, lineup, lineup. The Soberoo community of support makes this option even an option for this recovering person and clean-sober music fan!  After arriving late and leaving early on our last few trips to Manchester, we plan to spend all four days this time. 

For weeks, even months, I have been listening deeply to all the artists on this ideal itinerary. Will I make all these shows? Probably not! Are we gonna try? Heck yes! Be safe everyone, have fun, and radiate all that positivity!!
Most Anticipated Sets - Top Artists To See That We’ve Never Seen Before
  1. Brandi Carlile, Sunday at 4:30pm
  2. Nahko & Medicine for the People, Friday at 3:30pm
  3. Sunsquabi, Thursday at 12:45am
  4. The Record Company, Saturday at 3:00pm
  5. Kikagaku Moro, Sunday at 12:30pm

Thursday - June 13
High- 72
Low- 48

Peach Pit - That Tent

Kalu and the Electric Joint - Who Stage

All Them Witches - This Tent

Dorfex Bos - The Other

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - This Tent

Magic City Hippies - That Tent

SunSquabi - This Tent

High - 77
Low - 60

The Teskey Brothers - Which Stage

Rival Sons - What Stage

Nahko and Medicine for the People - Which Stage

Parquet Courts - This Tent

Avett Brothers - What Stage

Childish Gambino - What Stage

Solange - Which Stage

Phish - What Stage

Super Jam - This Tent

High - 85
Low - 68

Deva Mahal - That Tent

The Record Company - What Stage

Hippo Campus - Which Stage

Maren Morris - What Stage

New Respects - Who Stage

Shovels & Rope - That Tent

Hozier - What Stage

Kacey Musgraves - Which Stage

Jim James - This Tent

The National - Which Stage

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead - That Tent

High - 83
Low - 68
Chance of Rain

Kikagaku Moro - That Tent

The Soul Rebels - Which Stage

Trampled by Turtles - What Stage

Brandi Carlile - What Stage

The Wood Brothers - That Tent

Lumineers - What Stage

Phish - What Stage
8:30pm - 12am

Podcast - Overview of the lineup and my love for Roo

Podcast - Poems inspired by Roo and the music festival life

Playlist - incomplete but indicative of how we will spend the weekend