show 131 – you never phone

Todd & I waited all show long for Rose Polenzani to call. Meanwhile, she was up in Olympia, waiting for us to call. Impasse.

Sarah Harmer – Almost – All Of Our Names (Zoe/Rounder)
Neil Finn – Driving Me Mad – One Nil (EMI)
Dan Bern – Albuquerque Lullaby – New American Language (Messenger)
Rose Polenzani – Whatever Remains – Rose Polenzani (Daemon)

Elvis Costello – Deportees Club – Goodbye Cruel World (Rykodisc)
Aimee Mann – Calling It Quits – Bachelor No. 2 (Superego)
Crystin Byrd – Windows Down – off the forthcoming LP
Todd Bayles – My Interlude – off the forthcoming Crystin Byrd LP

Jason Falkner – The Hard Way – Necessity: The 4-Track Years (SpinArt)
Loudon Wainwright III – Lowly Tourist – Unrequited (Columbia)
Donovan – Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) – The Best Of Donovan (Hickory)
Super XX Man – Soul Of ’02 – Volume VII: My Usual Way (Lelp)

show 130 – father’s day featuring the um game

Two hours tonight, featuring my daughter Madison hitting me whenever I said “um” on the air.

Pamela Means – Amen – Single Bullet Theory (Wirl)
Prince – Musicology – Musicology (NPG/Columbia)
Suzanne Vega – 99.9 F – 99.9 F (A&M)
Jill Sobule – When My Ship Comes In (acoustic) – live on World Cafe
Shawn Colvin – Get Out Of This House – A Few Small Repairs (Columbia)
Tommy Tutone – 867-5309 (acoustic) – found it on the internet

Robyn Hitchcock – Mamie Dunn/Good Times Rock N Roll – This One’s For The Fellows (Blue Disguise)
Sheryl Crow – Soak Up The Sun – C’mon C’mon (Interscope)
Joe Jackson – Different For Girls (live) – Volume Four bonus cd (Rykodisc)
Richard Thompson – Beeswing – Mirror Blue (Capitol)

Billy Bragg – Tank Park Salute – Don’t Try This At Home (Elektra)
Jill Sobule – Lucky In Love – The Folk Years: 2004-2004 (71 Recordings)

hour two:

Loudon Wainwright III – Bein’ A Dad – Little Ship (Virgin)
Dan Bern – Hooker – Smartie Mine (self)
Mirah – Nobody Has To Stay – C’mon Miracle (K Records)
Lloyd Cole – No Blue Skies – Lloyd Cole (Capitol)

Jolie Holland – Amen – Escondida (Anti)
Fernando – Same Ol’ King – Old Man Motel (Cravedog)
Daniel Johnston – The Startling Facts – Artistic Vice (Shimmy Disc)
Pat McDonald – Stripped – Stripped: PM Does DM (Ulftone)

Mike Doughty – Ways And Means – Rockity Roll EP (self)
Colin Hay – She Put The Blame On You – Topanga (FMA)
Stew – Hidden Track – Something Deeper Than These Changes (Smile)
Joe Jackson – Look Sharp – Look Sharp (A&M)

show 129 – sad songs

Sarah Harmer – Took It All – All Of Our Names (Zoe/Rounder)
Catie Curtis – Doctor – Dreaming In Romance Languages (Vanguard)
Damien Rice – Delicate – live on World Cafe 2003
Cat Stevens – Sad Lisa – Tea For The Tillerman (A&M)
Tommy Tutone – 867-5309 (acoustic) – found it on the internet

Patrick Brickel – Brooklyn – Songs From The Pink Sofa (self)
Sheila Nicholls – Bread And Water – Wake (Hollywood)
Diane Cluck – Monte Carlo – Anti-Folk Volume 1 (Rough Trade)
Mike Doughty – Rising Sign (live) – Smofe & Smang (self)

Lloyd Cole – My Other Life – Music In A Foreign Language (self)
Matt Nathanson – Sad Songs – Promo EP
Richard Cheese – Rockafeller Skank – Lounge Against The Machine (self)

Show 128 – Libby Kirkpatrick

This was an odd show — recorded at my friend Todd’s home studio/apartment (which we call The Rock Star Factory).

Muchas muchas gracias to Libby for taking time to appear for a second time on my show in such non-conventional radio circumstances.

Music segment recorded 31 May 04
Libby’s in-studio recorded 1 Jun 04

Dan Bern – Baby Bye Bye – Fleeting Days (Messenger)
Robyn Hitchcock – Surfer Ghost – live at KCRW Studios, 1994
Loudon Wainwright – Cobwebs – live at KGSR Studios, 2003
Be Good Tanyas – Rowdy Blues – Chinatown (Nettwerk)
Johnny Cash – One Piece At A Time – Crazy Country

Libby Kirkpatrick – Circus – Goodnight Venus (Heart)

Libby played:
        Don’t Cry
        One Simple Thought
        Goodnight Venus

Goodnight Venus featured my initiation into the world of jam — Stacy on djembe, Todd on shaker, and me on two wooden sticks which I banged together occasionally.

This session also yielded a wonderful cover version of Patrick Brickel‘s “Brooklyn” which I’ll be featuring on a later show.