Monday, November 14, 2022

Reasons To Quit (TOTR 438)


Originally aired on Monday, November 14, 2022 on WTTU 88.5FM

Listen to the archive here:

Scott H. Biram - When I Die 
Jake Hoot - I'll Fly Away 
William Elliott Whitmore - Lift My Jug (Song For Hub Cale)
Phosphorescent - The Party's Over
Phosphorescent - Reasons To Quit
Trampled by Turtles - Quitting is Rough
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - Whiskey In The Jar
Hank Williams & Drifting Cowboys - Alone And Forsaken
Tim Hardin - Tribute To Hank Williams
Blaze Foley - I Should Have Been Home
Blaze Foley - Election Day
Magnolia Electric Co. - O! Grace
Magnolia Electric Co. - Whip-poor-will
Gram Parsons - In My Hour of Darkness 
Gram Parsons - We'll Sweep out the Ashes in the Morning 
Nanci Griffith - Tecumseh Valley
Townes Van Zandt - Waiting Around to Die
Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
Justin Townes Earle - Ain’t Got No Money
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues
Nick Drake - Time Has Told Me
Owl John - A Good Reason to Grow Old
The Raphaels - Too Many Ghosts
Neal Casal - Pray Me Home
Patty Griffin - Angels Are Falling

apparently i am only almost
ready for my annual early advent
but on this last day of so-called indian summer
(that was last week when this was recorded)
i am still obsessed with the saints & souls
of halloween & the day of the dead
the party is over the 
party is in heaven
come to join us 
to walk with the dead
stand with these sketchy saints
these certified sinners of questionable sanity
these backwoods backroads poets
of the american songbook

In memory of: 

Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)
died of heart attack in a drug treatment facility 

Hank Williams (1923-1953)
died of heart failure caused by the combination of alcohol, morphine and chloral hydrate

Tim Hardin (1941-1980)
died of heroin & morphine overdose

Blaze Foley (1949-1989)
died from gunshot to the chest

Jason Molina (1973-2013)
died of alcohol abuse-related organ failure

Gram Parsons (1946-1943)
died from morphine & alcohol abuse in a California motel room

Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997)
died of heart attack

Justin Townes Earle (1982-2020)
died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl-laced cocaine

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
died of an alcohol overdose - “death by misadventure”

Janis Joplin (1943-1970)
died of an accidental heroin overdose

Nick Drake (1948-1974) 
died from an overdose of anti-depressants

Scott Hutchison (1981-2018)
died by suicide

Stuart Adamson (1958-2001)]
died by hanging himself with an electrical cord from a pole in a wardrobe

Neal Casal (1968-2019)
died by suicide

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