show 138 – dj card

Loretta Lynn – High On A Mountain Top – Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (Mercury)
Chuck Brodsky – Blow ‘Em Away – Radio (Red House)
Loudon Wainwright III – Revenge – Fame And Wealth (Rounder)
Erin McKeown – Fast As I Can – Distillation (Signature Sounds)

Ron Sexsmith – Not About To Lose – Retriever (Nettwerk)
Girlyman – Maori – Remember Who I Am (Clever Shark)
Jim White – Static On The Radio – Drill A Hole In That Substrate And Tell Me What You See (Luaka Bop)
Jordan Tyler – Crazy Me – So Far Away (Outsider Audio)

Mike Doughty – Move On – Future Soundtrack For America (Barsuk)
Joanna Newsom – Inflammatory Writ – The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City)
Randy Kaplan – On A Plain (Nirvana cover) – Ten American Songs (self)

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My favorite DJ game is “What’s The Connection?” I loved playing along listening to station KQAK in San Francisco when I was a kid.
The idea is that there is a thread that runs through a block of 4 or 5 songs. Tonight’s first set had a bit of that game in it:

Mountaintop — is by Loretta Lynn
Car Wheels — mentions Loretta
Blow ‘Em Away — continues the car theme
Revenge — continues the going postal theme.

There you have it; radio dissected right in front of your very eyes.

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