show 117 – Leap Day 2004

Leap Day show with Todd C. Bayles co-hosting – only two singer/songwriter tracks:

Sky Cries Mary – Every Iceberg Is Alive – This Timeless Turning (World Domination)
Neutral Milk Hotel – King Of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1 – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (Merge)
Smokey & Miho – Blue Glasses – Smokey & Miho EP (self)
The Grays – Nothing Between Us – Ro Sham Bo (Sony)

Time Zone – World Destruction – World Destruction EP (Restless)
XTC – Runaways – English Settlement (Geffen)
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain – Rumours (Warner Bros.)
The Pixies – Into The White – Complete B-Sides (4AD)

Life At Sea – Sink – demo (self)
Cibo Matto – Moonchild – Stereo Type A (Warner Bros)
Owsley – Oh No The Radio – Owsley (Warner Bros)
Puffy AmiYumi – Love So Pure – Spike (Sony/Epic)

The Beatles – You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) – Past Masters 2 (Capitol)

Hour 2:
Erin McKeown – Cosmopolitans – Grand! (Nettwerk)
Hoodoo Gurus – Dig It Up – Stoneage Romeos (A&M)
Weeping Tile – Through Your Radio – Valentino (WEA)
The Minders – Tearaway – The Future Is Always Perfect (Future Farmer)

Chez Stadium – Conflicted – Freshman Slump (Success Pool)
Swag – Different Girl – Catch All (Yep Roc)
Over The Rhine – All I Need Is Everything – Besides (Imaginary)
The Baldwin Brothers – Dream Girl – Cooking With Lasers (TVT)

Soul Coughing – Idiot Kings – Irresistible Bliss (Warner Bros)
Durutti Column – Requiem For My Mother – Someone Else’s Party (Artful)
Crowded House – Four Seasons In One Day – Woodface (Capitol)
John Twist – Black Raven River – The Vine Grows Back (self)

The Decemberists – Chimbley Sweep – Her Majesty The Decemberists (Kill Rock Stars)

it felt good to purge – I’ll be back with the usual singer/songwriter format next week, even though I read somewhere today that the s/s scene is played out. 🙂

thanks to Todd for co-hosting!

this Sunday’s show

In honor of Leap Day, this Sunday’s show will feature NO singer-songwriters.

The show will be co-hosted by Todd Bayles of the Rock Star Factory. Hopefully between the two of us, we can come up with a good “everything but the kitchen sink” show.

And don’t forget the special time as well – Hello Cruel World starts at 4pm this coming Sunday.

Please join us, and by all means send us some requests!

I’m sitting here listening to new cd’s by Peter Mulvey and Grant-Lee Phillips – can’t wait to feature songs from them on an upcoming show.

show #116 – anticipation: a two hour tour

if you were savvy enough to tune in at 4pm, you heard Hello Cruel World on the air, an hour early.

this’ll be going on for the next two sundays as well, as i’m filling in for DJ Unity.

hour 1 –

Joe Jackson – Sunday Papers – I’m The Man (A&M)

Jonathan Edwards – Sunshine – Jonathan Edwards (Atco)
Casey Neill w/ Little Sue – Carnival – A Tribute To Peter Wilde (Number One)
Brenda Weiler – Daisy – Fly Me Back (self)
Tori Amos – Mary – Tales Of A Librarian (Atlantic)
Stew – Love Like That – Something Deeper Than These Changes (Smile)

Ron Sexsmith – Strawberry Blonde – Other Songs (Interscope)
Beth Amsel – Lonely Rider – Kindling (self)
Redbird – Patience – Redbird (self)
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Baby Please Don’t Go – The Gold Star Sessions (Arhoolie)

Bruce Cockburn – All Our Dark Tomorrows – You’ve Never Seen Everything (Ryko)
Sarah Harmer – Capsized – You Were Here (Zoe/Rounder)
Jean Mann – In The World – Seasons (self)

hour 2 –
Frank Black – A Dab’ll Do Ya – Show Me Your Tears EP (iTunes exclusive)
Camille Bloom – Secret – Within Me (self)
Eels – Lone Wolf – Shootenanny (Dreamworks)
Kristi Martel – Give – Give Me A Little EP (Sealed Lip)
Greg Brown – Who Killed Cock Robin – Honey In The Lion’s Head (Trailer)

Robyn Hitchcock – You’ve Got – You & Oblivion (Rhino)
Casey Neill – She’s Coming Back To Town – forthcoming LP
Libby Kirkpatrick – Jupiter – Songs From The Ether (Heart)
Chris Whitley – Wild Country – Dirt Floor (Messenger)

Elvis Costello – So Young – Get Happy Expanded Edition (Rhino)
Bob Dylan – Went To See The Gypsy – New Morning (Columbia)
Dan Bern – Chelsea Hotel – Smartie Mine (self)
Kristin Hersh – Spring – Sky Motel (4AD)


Hello Cruel World finally has its own domain name –

For the time being, accessing will redirect you to a livejournal page, but that will change eventually.

In other news, the next two editions of the program will be two hours long – 4-6pm. Tune in next Sunday to hear two hours of singer/songwriters.

Show 115 – Brenda Weiler

My guest tonight was Brenda Weiler.

Kris Delmhorst – Waiting Under The Waves – Songs For A Hurricane (Signature)
Paul Schneider – Where Are You Now? – Escape Velocity (Semaphore)
Tanya Donnelly – The Night You Saved My Life – BBC Session
Damien Rice – Cannonball – O (Vector)

Brenda Weiler – Scatter – Cold Weather (Virt)

Brenda Weiler in-studio:
       Poor Me
       The Weather I’m In

Josh Ritter with Blake Hazard – Tonight You Belong To Me – Sweetheart (Hear Music)

Brenda is playing a show this coming Saturday, Feb 21st at the Alberta Street Public House with John Vecchiarelli. Quite a bill, hope to see you there!

Show 114 – chick singers r us

Dan Bern – Chick Singers – Fifty Eggs (Sony/WORK)

Kate Maki – Over – Confusion Unlimited (self)
Malcolm Middleton – Devil and the Angel – 5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull (Chemikal Underground)
Nina Nastasia – What She Doesn’t Know – Peel Acres ’03 (BBC radio)
Brenda Weiler – Faucet – Cold Weather (Virt)

Richard Thompson – Outside Of The Inside – Old Kit Bag (Cooking Vinyl)
Rickie Lee Jones – Lap Dog – Evening Of My Best Day (V2)
Josh Ritter w/ Blake Hazard – Tonight You Belong To Me – Sweetheart (Hear Music)
Ruth Minnikin – This Heavy Heart – Ruth Minnikin EP (self)

Pete Krebs – I Know It By Heart – I Know It By Heart (Cavity Search)
Ryan Adams – World War 24 – Love Is Hell EP Pt 1 (Lost Highway)
Kathleen Edwards- One More Song Radio Won’t Like – Failer (Zoe)

Dr. Alimentado – I Shot The Barber – Best Dressed Chicken In The World

Sarah Harmer preview

This has nothing to do with the radio show per se, but Sarah Harmer has a new album out in March called “All Of Our Names”.

There is a great interview and preview of the album here from Montreal station CKUT.

show #113 SUPAHBOWL

My friend The Unstoppable Todd C. Bayles joined me tonight on the mic, and we even took a call on the air! woot woot awww yeah. In between the music, it was all about us being clueless about the Superbowl.

The Decemberists – The Bachelor & The Bride – Her Majesty The Decemberists (Kill Rock Stars)
Adrianne – Bombshell – two song promo cd (self)
Stew – Hidden Track – Something Deeper Than These Changes (Smile)
Momus – Born To Be Adored – Little Red Songbook (Le Grande Magistery)
Jen Wood – Believe Her – no one knows where this is from… sorry.
Nina Nastasia – What She Doesn’t Know – Peel Acres May ’03 (BBC Radio)

Aimee Mann – Humpty Dumpty – Lost In Space (Superego)
Bon Voyage – The Third Marie – The Right Amount (Tooth & Nail)
Super XX Man – And I Again – Volume IV (Peek A Boo)
Ben Folds – Give Judy My Notice – Speed Graphic EP (iTunes exclusive)

Jon Brion – Gotta Start Somewhere – Meaningless (self)
John Vecchiarelli – My Own Design – Tiny Rooms (Denver Coffee Achievers)
Kate Maki – To Be Good – Confusion Unlimited (self)

Don’t forget to tune in next week’s program for Kate Maki and Ruth Minnikin!
And the Sunday after next we’ll have Brenda Weiler on the program!