show 168 – Nick Delffs

hour 1:

Colin Meloy – Jack The Ripper – Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey EP (self)
Malcolm Middleton – Cold Winter – 5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull (Chemikal Underground)
Tanya Donelly – Every Devil – Whiskey Tango Ghosts (4AD)
Joanna Newsom – Erin – Walnut Whales EP (self)

Anais Mitchell – Two Kids – Hymns For The Exiled (Waterbug)
Lisa Germano – Electrified – Slide (4AD)
Robyn Hitchcock – Mamie Dunn – This One’s For The Fellows (Blue Disguise)
Mississippi John Hurt – Spike Driver Blues – Avalon Blues (Rounder)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Delivery Man – The Delivery Man (Lost Highway)

Randy Kaplan – One Too Many Times – Perfect Gentleman (self)
Momus – Tape Recorder Man – Folktronic (Le Grande Magistery)
Alana Davis – The Reaper – Surrender Dorothy (Tigress)

hour 2:

Nick Cave – Breathless – The Lyre Of Orpheus (Mute)
Kaki King – Ingots – Legs To Make Us Longer (Epic)
Chris Whitley – Her Furious Angels – War Crime Blues (Messenger)
Kaki King – Solipsist – Legs To Make Us Longer (Epic)
Mia Doi Todd – Digital – The Golden State (Columbia)

Nick Delffs live in-studio:
        Dreamin’ Jean
        Loved It Then
        Maker Make
        A New Song

Laura Gibson – In A Constant Rain – Amends EP (self)
Dan Bern – Commes Vous Les Fetes Tous (live) – live at Tractor Tavern (Real Image Recording)
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Fast Life Woman – Gold Star Sessions Vol 1 (Arhoolie)
Erin McKeown – Queen Of Quiet – Distillation (Signature Sounds)

Julian Cope – Living In The Room Where – Citizen Cain’d (Head Heritage)

CD Giveaway: Real Image Recording has kindly donated a copy of the “Dan Bern live at Tractor Tavern” show (recorded in Seattle on the eve of last year’s presidential election) for use in a contest giveaway. The first person to email me at MAIL aaat hello cruel world DOT org gets it. The recording is over two hours long, and features guests Jim Page and Garrin Benfield.

Thanks for listening (and reading!)

show 167 – Lara Michell

Dan Bern – I’m Not The Guy (Single Mix) – Promo Single (Sony/WORK)
Michael Penn – Footdown – MP4: Days Since A Long Time Accident (Epic)
Eszter Balint – Pebbles & Stones – Mud (Bar/None)
Lara Michell – Sinking – Ruby Red (self)

Lara Michell in-studio:
        Outside The Inside
        House On Fire
        ’A Minor’ Waltz (not the official title)

Lara Michell – Into The Dream (Todd Bayles remix) – unreleased
Damien Rice – Cannonball – O (Vector)
Laurel Brauns – Percy Schmiser – Periphery (self)

show 166 – Jaime and Becky

Leigh Marble – Long Overdue – Peep (Laughing Stock)
Regina Spektor – Ghost Of Corporate Future – Soviet Kitsch (Sire)
Aimee Mann – Humpty Dumpty – Lost In Space (Superego)

Jaime & Becky live in the broadcast booth:
        Bus Song
        At This Rate
        Rain’s Gonna Keep Falling
        Rusty Bike
        Rush In

Pooka – City Sick – Pooka (Elektra)
Laura Veirs – Ether Sings – Carbon Glacier (Nonesuch)
Lara Michell – Outside The Inside – Ruby Red (self)

show 165 – too cathartic

I kid you not — I brought the song “Father And Son” down to the station to play on my show, not making the connection that tonight was the anniversary of my dad’s passing (he died in 2003). I mean, I knew what day today was, but didn’t know why I was bringing “Father And Son” to play on the show other than the fact that I ran across it this week and I was feeling like I hadn’t played Johnny Cash in awhile (and then there’s Fiona — the music has been freed! — go to for more info). Anyway, after I had the “AHA!” moment, I decided to listen to the universe for a change – bag the songs I had brought down, and play some more songs with my dad in mind. I hope you can relate.

Nick Cave – Breathless – The Lyre Of Orpheus (Mute)
Bro. Danielson – Daughters Will Tune You – Brother Is To Son (Secretly Canadian)
John Vecchiarelli – Skinned Knees – Tiny Rooms (Speck Records)
John Vecchiarelli – I Have No Idea – Tiny Rooms (Speck Records)
Johnny Cash w/ Fiona Apple – Father & Son (Cat Stevens cover) – Unearthed Box (American)

Randy Kaplan – Carpeted World – Perfect Gentleman (self)
Loudon Wainwright III – Prince Hal’s Dirge – BBC Sessions (Varese)
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Wolf Among Wolves – Master And Everyone (Drag City)

Crystin Byrd – I Surrender – My Silence (self)
Hillstomp – Long Haired Doney – One Word (self)

Ani DiFranco – Seeing Eye Dog – Knuckle Down (Righteous Babe)