show 160 – Greg Oldson

WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE (for a crime that he did not commit).

I’m referring of course to the mug shot above (I really need to learn how to take candids), but also to Greg’s song “Mean Old Man”, which he graced us with tonight.

There is a podcast of (most of) tonight’s show available here. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, you can download the mp3 here.

Casey Neill – Memory Against Forgetting – Memory Against Forgetting (AK Press / Daemon)
Billy Bragg – Pict Song – William Bloke (Elektra)
Kristin Hersh – Panic Pure (Vic Chesnutt cover) — Sweet Relief II (Columbia)
Brown Brothers – Bellman’s Song – Songs From The Lost Generation (Treehorn)

Greg Oldson live;
        Honey Where Can I Get Me Some Of That Slack
        Mean Old Man
        I’m On To Heaven

Mike Doughty – Down On The River By The Sugar Plant – Rockity Roll EP (RKO)
Mia Doi Todd – Digital – The Golden State (Sony)
Seu Jorge – Rebel Rebel – Life Aquatic Soundtrack (Hollywood)

live free or die

Okay, this is it — the last of the songs I had pegged for last week’s show. They’ll be up for another week or so.

Rose Polenzani – Married Man

Hunter Paye w/ Kina Muir – Worker Bee

Ray’s Vast Basement – Sleeping Pills

Bonus Track:

Odessa Chen – Snow Angels

Tune in on Sunday to hear live music from Greg Oldson — it’ll be THE LAST NIGHT of the fabulous White Eagle Open-Mic night, and Greg will be the showcase artist, so tune into to KPSU and then go down and support The White Eagle Saloon — they’ve been great in opening new doors and lines of communication in the songwriter community.

show 159 – Best of Live 2004

All tracks from live performances on Hello Cruel World in 2004

Graham Lindsey – Hutch Jack Flats Rag (28 Mar 04)
Brenda Weiler – Poor Me (15 Feb 04)
Chris Moore – Home From War (11 Jul 04)
Libbie Schrader – War On Science (31 Oct 04)
Libby Kirkpatrick – Brooklyn (Patrick Brickel) (1 Jun 04)
John Vecchiarelli – Addition (w/ Todd Bayles on accordion) (11 Apr 04)
Myshkin – Gypsytown (25 Jan 04)
Alan Kanning – A Thousand Things (w/Brant David) (26 Sep 04)
Rose Polenzani – Married Man (29 Jun 04)
Don Viramontes – Me Oh My (25 Apr 04)

Due to equipment failure, I wasn’t able to feature as many songs as I’d like. So I’ve decided to feature all 18 songs as mp3 downloads. I’ll make 3 songs per day available here. They are great performances and deserved to be heard.

show 158 – Bel Air Liberation Army

An army stormed the studio tonight. They came, they sang, they played. No listener was left behind. Todd and I were left with mouths agape. Who were these people?

Chuck Lee Bramlett, Leslie King, Renee Stahl, and Stewboss filled our tiny interview booth with the energy of musical collaboration. The harmonies were supreme. The songs were outstanding. They’ll be back in April.

Leslie King:
        Since You Took Flight
        Ain’t That A Shame

Chuck Lee Bramlett
        Frozen Boy
        Werewolf On My Nightstand

Renee Stahl:
        Above Beside Below
        You Didn’t Know

Gregg Sarfaty:
        Dreams 47-49
        The Midnight Shift
        If You Were Mine

Next week: FINALLY – Best of live performances from 2004. Tune in!

show 157 – “control freak”

The Decemberists – Sixteen Military Wives – Picaresque (due out March 22 on Kill Rock Stars)

Butterfly Boucher – Soul Back – Flutterby (A&M)
Randy Kaplan – One Too Many Times – Perfect Gentleman (self)
Fiona Apple – Better Version Of Me — for more info go to
Sufjan Stevens – The Dress Looks Nice On You – Seven Swans (Sounds Familyre)
Mia Doi Todd – Digital – The Golden State (Sony)

Jill Sobule – Joey – Underdog Victorious (Artemis)
AC Newman – Miracle Drug – The Slow Wonder (Matador)
Doyle Bramhall – Shape I’m In – KGSR Volume 11 (KGSR)
Rufus Wainwright – Across The Universe – I Am Sam Soundtrack (V2)

Rose Polenzani – Married Man – August (self)
Crystin Byrd – Shadow – from her forthcoming album, out soon
Jacob Ray – Do I Dare…? – A Small Part Of Something Beautiful (self)
Jill Sobule – Saw A Cop – Underdog Victorious (Artemis)

Next Sunday we have live music from the Bel Air Liberation Army. Its not often that an army storms a radio station, so tune in.

show 156 – 2004 The Year In Review

For those of you who tuned in tonight, I hope you enjoyed the show. I enjoyed putting it together.

For those who didn’t, I plan on making it available here sometime later this week.

Here’s the rundown:

Sarah Harmer – Pendulums – All Of Our Names (Zoe / Rounder)
Robyn Hitchcock – We’re Gonna Live In The Trees – Spooked (YepRoc)
Super XX Man – My Usual Way – Vol VII, My Usual Way (Lelp)
Chris Moore – Verified – Figurines (Waterbug)
Lori McKenna – Stealing Kisses – Bittertown (Signature Sounds)

Ron Sexsmith – From Now On – Retriever (Nettwerk)
Mirah – Nobody Has To Stay – C’mon Miracle (K Records)
Dan Bern – Take Back The New Millenium – Anthems EP (Messenger)
Elliott Smith – A Passing Feeling – From A Basement On The Hill (Anti)
John Vecchiarelli – Cocoon – Songs From Whoville (Speck)

Laura Veirs – Riptide – Carbon Glacier (Nonesuch)
Sufan Stevens – All Of The Trees Of The Field – Seven Swans (Sounds Familyre)
Peter Mulvey – Falling – Kitchen Radio (Signature Sounds)
Little Sue – Hurricane – Shine (self)

Next week: Another overview of 2004 — this time featuring the best of live performances from the past year. Tune in and make your mama proud.