Monday, June 23, 2014

Celebrating Nick Drake's birthday (with birthday guests!)

Had my kids come down June 19 to the station to sit in on the show which was fun. They picked a few tracks and I used the sound off their video games as a bed for announcements.

I played an okay Nick Drake cover and had a caller ask for some real Nick Drake because it was his birthday! I'm an avid Nick Drake fan -- at the top is the picture I took in 2000 of his "shroud" which was on display in a record store in Dublin. So I just had to dedicate an entire set for Drake. Here was the complete setlist:

Boards of Canada music is math
john lurie freezing guitar
Monkey Mafia Ward 10
Buckethead Speed Flux Quadrant
Eskimo Happy Home
Hans Reichel Le Bal
Tom Lehrer Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
MGMT Future Games
Daniel Johnston True Love WIll Find You IN THe End
Anna Kendricks Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone"
Scott Matthews Place To Be
David Bowie The Bewlay Brothers
Joanna Newsom Peach, Plum, Pear
Dj Qbert Redworm
Science is Fun
DJ Spooky and Karsh Kale Variation Cybernetique rmx
C418 Minecraft
Nick Drake Way to Blue
Nick Drake Things Behind the Sun
Nick Drake One of These Things First
Lisa Hannigan At the Chime of the City Clock
Nick Drake Hanging on a Star
Lucinda Williams Which WIll
Nick Drake From the Morning
Mr. Scruff Feel free
Napolian Incursio
Sam Amidon He's Taken My Feet
Linda Perhacs Intensity
The Eels Mistakes of My Youth
Chad Van Gaalen Cut off My Hands
The War on Drugs Red Eyes
Wye Oak Before
Blk Jks Zol!
Caetano Veloso Terra
Gashcat Til the Morning Comes
Death We Are Only People

There will be a sub for me on June 26, but I'll be back July 3rd. Have been working on a setlist of marshy, boggy, swampy, moist, mushy, fungus songs. Probably fantastical, so psychedic/progressive rock would probably work pretty well. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Marxist Minstrels Setlist

Below you'll find the setlist for my June 5, 2014 Marxist Minstrels show -- it went pretty well. I had some station matters to attend to but had planned everything out enough that I could go on autopilot for a little while.

The interesting thing I noticed about what Rev. Noebel had to say is that most of it was not inaccurate -- his facts were pretty solid! Now, what you interpret from those facts is, where you might differ. . .

So here's the list -- I took out some electronica I played as a bed for soundbites (and most of the songs I played after the main content was over.)

Lulu Belle and Scotty I'm No Communist
The Almanac Singers Talking Union
Pete Seeger Solidarity Forever
The Weavers Pay Me My Money Down
Pete Seeger Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
Woody Guthrie This Land is Your Land
Malvina Reynolds Little Boxes
Sis Cunningham No More Store Bought Teeth
Ewan MacColl Dirty Old Town
Chad Mitchell Trio Moscow Nights
Earl Robinson Black and White
Joan Baez Blowin in the Wind
Bob Dylan Ballad of a Thin Man
New Lost CIty Ramblers When First Unto this Country
Guy Carawan We Shall Overcome
Cisco Houston The Tramp
Phil Ochs I Ain't Marchin Anymore
The Serendipity Singers Beans in My Ears
Phil Ochs Draft Dodger Rag
Dave Van Ronk Willie the Weeper
New Christy Minstrels Hallelujah I'm a Bum
Bessie Smith Careless Love
Burl Ives Foggy Foggy Dew
Earl Robinson Joe Hill
Long Haired Preacher Harry McClintock
Mats Paulson Should I Ever Be a Soldier
Alexander Zelkin Meadowland
Woody Guthrie Jesus Christ
Barry McGuire Eve of Destruction
Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips The Internationale

Bonus Track: Antiflag 1914

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June 5, 2014 -- Marxist Minstrels!

For my June 5th WCBN show, I'll be examining "the Communist Subversion of AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC" using Rev. David Noebel's 1966(?) spoken word album "The Marxist Minstrels" as a guide.

From the very first issue of Pete Seeger's People's Songs in February 1945, to the latest album by Bob Dylan, Noebel shows us the continue presence of the far-left in folk music.

The spoken word excerpts I'll feature from the album will give history and context to the music -- I've already picked over 70 minutes of songs so I may be able to almost make a complete three hour show of this. If not, I'll turn the show over to requests so the listeners can help me keep the mood going.

Or if I get a lot of angry callers I have this Orrin Hatch album which I'll just put on repeat.

Thursday 12-3 pm on