show 143 – Alan Kanning & Brant David

I’ve been looking forward to Alan’s visit for quite awhile. I wish both he and Brant had played more songs, but I think tonight’s session was definitely a case of “less is more”.

Loudon Wainwright – AM World – BBC Sessions (Varese)
Graham Lindsey – Hutch Jack Flats Rag – Famous Anonymous Wilderness (Catamount)
Casey Neill – Sisters Of The Road – Waterbug Sampler Volume 7 (Waterbug)
Greg Brown – Who Killed Cock Robin – Honey In The Lion’s Head (Trailer)

Brant & Alan live in-studio:
        The Longest Goodbye (Alan Kanning)
        Trust (Brant David)
        A Thousand Things (Alan Kanning)
        Ghost (Brant David)

Ruth Minnikin – This Heavy Heart – Ruth Minnikin EP (self)
Les Barker – The Civilised World – Election 2004: Anti-Theft Device (Waterbug)
Super XX Man – Soul Of ’02 – My Usual Way (Lelp)

upcoming guests

26 September — Alan Kanning (countryish, but in a good way) 🙂
03 October — John Twist (richardthompsonesque)

Almost every show from now till year’s end is booked (hallelujah!), but things regarding KPSU‘s future (at least as far as our city-wide broadcast is concerned) are uncertain. I’ll know more in a few weeks. In the meantime, do some prayers or chanting. Call us up with words of encouragement. Blow some smoke about us on your blog.

And tune in — not just to my show but to all the great programming going on all the time at our fine station. Example: I tuned in randomly last night and heard TalkDemonic playing live!

#142 – Myrrh Larsen

Newsflash: Myrrh and his bandmates trashed the interview booth here at KPSU!!!

Okay, I’m embellishing a bit to make my show sound more rock N roll. They just rearranged everything. (They did move it all back when they were done playing).

The thing is, I had never seen that done before. Until now. That’s Myrrh!

Robyn Hitchcock – Welcome To Earth – Spooked (YepRoc)
Dan Bern – Bush Must Be Defeated – My Country II (Messenger)
John Vecchiarelli – No Ordinary Life – Songs From Whoville (self)

Myrrh Larsen – Let Me In – Unstrung (Whole Note)

Myrrh in-studio:
       Theme Song
       Running In Circles
       Here In My Arms

Myrrh Larsen – Call Me (Blondie cover) – Unstrung (Whole Note)

Chris Moore – Volunteer – Figurines (Waterbug)
Elvis Costello – Lover’s Walk – Trust (Rhino)
Jim White – Borrowed Wings – Drill A Hole In The Substrate (Luaka Bop)
Myshkin – Gypsytown – from the forthcoming album Corvidae
Jill Sobule – Underdog Victorious – Underdog Victorious (Artemis)

Thanks for tuning in!

show 141 – neither singer nor songwriter

Weird show tonight — I blame Bill Frisell. I hope some of you enjoyed it.

This is my playlist format
Artist Name — Song Title — Album Title — (Label Name)

and here is tonight’s playlist:

Cat Stevens – Peace Train – Teaser And The Firecat (A&M)
Cat Power – American Flag – Moon Pix (Matador)
John Vecchiarelli – Cocoon – Songs From Whoville (Speck)
Devendra Banhart – A Sight To Behold – Rejoicing In The Hands (Young God)
**Christy Moore – Little Musgrave – Box Set: 1964-2004 (Sony International)

Kathleen Edwards – The Lone Wolf – Failer (Zoe)
Elliott Smith – Fond Farewell – from the forthcoming From A Basement On The Hill
Tanya Donelly – The Night You Saved My Life — live from a BBC radio session
Jill Sobule – Cinnamon Park – Underdog Victorious (Artemis)
Elvis Costello – (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea – This Year’s Model (Rhino)
Dan Bern – My Country II – My Country II EP (Messenger)

Stan Ridgway – Talkin’ Wall Of Voodoo Blues Part 1 – Snakebite: Blacktop Ballads (RedFly)
Arab Strap – You Shook Me All Night Long – The Shy Retirer EP (Matador)

**by request

show 140 – Jaime & Becky

Lisa Loeb & Elizabeth Mitchell – Stop And Go – Catch The Moon
Everything But The Girl – Rollercoaster – Amplified Heart (Atlantic)
Robyn Hitchcock – Television – from the forthcoming album Spooked! (YepRoc)

Jaime and Becky live:
        The Bus Song
         You Without Me

Daniel Johnston – Life In Vain – Fun (Atlantic)
Steve Earle – The Revolution Starts Now – The Revolution Starts Now (Artemis)
Little Sue – Hurricane – Shine (self)

Becky & Jaime tonight!

In just a little over an hour from now, local duo Jaime & Becky will be appearing on the program.

After the show they will be playing over at the White Eagle Saloon. Show begins at 8pm.

Tonight’s show at the White Eagle is the first night of a new weekly songwriter showcase/open mic night. Hosted by John Vecchiarelli, and featuring both local and national talent, it should make Sundays at the White Eagle a must-see for fans of live music. And the White Eagle is such a beautiful venue, who wouldn’t want to hang out there anyway???

See you tonight!