Show 108 – the year in review

Jacob Nuel – To All The Dirty Angels – Demo (self)
Bruce Cockburn – Tried And Tested – You’ve Never Seen Everything (Rounder)

Cat Power – Good Woman – You Are Free (Matador)
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Master And Everyone – Master And Everyone (Drag City)
Elliott Smith – Figure 8 – B-side of one of the singles for Figure 8 The Album (Dreamworks)
Libby Kirkpatrick – Wake Me Up – Goodnight Venus (Heart)
Ani DiFranco – Welcome To – Evolve (Righteous Babe)

Deb Talan – Unravelling – A Bird Flies Out (self)
Be Good Tanyas – Horses – Chinatown (Nettwerk)
Josh Ritter – Rainslicker – Hello Starling (Signature Sounds)
Erin McKeown – Slung Lo – Grand! (Nettwerk)

Dan Bern – Baby Bye Bye – Fleeting Days (Messenger)
Kristin Hersh – Vanishing Twin – The Grotto (4AD)
Pamela Means – Two Halves – Single Bullet Theory (self) <------my vote for song of the year Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer - Redemption Song - Unearthed Box Set (American) Paring a year's worth of fave releases down to fit within a 60 minute show was really lame. But I did my best, and played the stuff that I was positively gaga over during the year. Especially the Be Good Tanyas record, and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, and Cat Power. Finding Johnny Cash AND Joe Strummer playing and singing together was not only an incredible find, but also a great way to close out Hello Cruel World for 2003. See you next year!

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