I met with Jenn from the Wax Fire before the show, and she confirmed what deep in my heart I already knew: The Wax Fire are just too big for KPSU’s tiny interview booth. That, coupled with the fact that it’s hard to find a sound tech on a Sunday afternoon, meant that I was on my own for tonight’s edition. I was pretty addled for the first 15 minutes, but I managed to relax and do a show. I’m so used to the live segment that I didn’t have enough music with me (which is a crime — there are so many great songs I’ve discovered lately!) but I managed to cope, and made up for it by weaving in some old favorites.
Here’s the crime scene report:
Jill Sobule – Freshman – Underdog Victorious (Artemis)
Jill Sobule – Jetpack – Underdog Victorious (Artemis)
Jill Sobule – Cinnamon Park – Underdog Victorious (Artemis)
David Piper – Musta Gone Wrong – All Our Angels Past (Trough)
Be Good Tanyas – Lonesome Blues – Chinatown (Nettwerk)
Myshkin’s Ruby Warblers – Gypsytown – Corvidae (self)
Robyn Hitchcock – Statue With A Walkman – Sequel Sampler Promo (Sequel)
Mike Doughty – White Lexus – Haughty Melodic (ATO)
Nina Nastasia – What She Doesn’t Know – Peel Acres ’03 (BBC Session)
Mirah – Nobody Has To Stay – C’mon Miracle (K Records)
The Wax Fire – Mars – Brown Paper Envelopes (K Records)
Deb Talan – Whetstones – Something Burning (self)
Daniel Johnston – The Startling Facts – Artistic Vice (Positive)
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Short-Haired Woman – Gold Star Sessions Vol 1 (Arhoolie)
Xavier Rudd – 3 Degrees – Solace (Salt.X)
Looks like KPSU’s Archivebot grabbed all of the show. You can grab it yourself here.
We had some technical glitches tonight – thanks to those who called to alert us. Thanks to Jenni for being a trooper, and for giving good interview.
Here’s how the night progressed:
Anne McCue – I Want You Back – Roll (Messenger)
Crystin Byrd – Elsewhere – My Silence (self)
Kathleen Edwards – The Lone Wolf – Failer (Zoe)
Jenni Alpert – Baltimore – Pieces (self)
Jenni Alpert in-studio:
All The Nothings
Tell Me Why (Neil Young cover)
Jenni Alpert – Heaven – Pieces (self)
Loudon Wainwright III – Cobwebs – Live on KGSR Volume 4
Update: I’ve finished digitizing the podcast. Its at a lower bitrate (80kbps), which I think will make most of you happier. Email me if you have opinions about ideal bitrate for this type of podcast.
Click here to download Show 175.
We don’t usually have bands on the show, but in the case of 20 Minute Loop I will happily make an exception!
Here’s what got played:
Mike Doughty – From The Bottom Of A Well – Haughty Melodic (ATO)
Jill Sobule – Mom – jillsobule.com (self)
Be Good Tanyas – Rowdy Blues – Chinatown (Nettwerk)
20 Minute Loop – Cora May – Yawn + House = Explosion (self)
20 Minute Loop live:
Carlos The Jackal
Our William Tell
20 Minute Loop – I’ll Never Forget You (Husker Du cover) – Yawn + House = Explosion
Pamela Means – Two Halves – Single Bullet Theory (self)
I’m back home from crazy work trips, and excited about the lineup for this month. I hope you’ll join me Sunday nights from 5-6pm PST as we feature some great touring artists, and a ton of new releases (where do I start??)
Download Sunday’s show, courtesy of the archive.
I’ve swiped show 172 from the archives, and made it available here.
This is Todd again.
I have a confession to make; I didn’t know of Ben Bochner before the show. All my Google searches turned up nothin’. So I was pleasantly surprised by what a nice and accomodating guy he is, and a total professional (not to mention a really cool songwriter!). I think Ben’s going to do well here. Chicago doesn’t know what it’s missing.
(Note to self: “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” is my favorite song to end the show with, but I’ve done that a few times now, so it’s probably time to find an alternative.)
Here’s the playlist:
Crystin Byrd – Shadow – My Silence (self)
John Vecchiarelli – To The Brim – Songs From Whoville (Speck)
Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright – Dragon Fly
Susie Blue – Slip – Sink (Sinking Ship)
Ben Bochner live:
Bobby Just Got Out Of Jail (false start)
Everybody’s Ass Is Up For Grabs
John Wesley Harding – When The Beatles Hit America (dedicated to Thuy)
Ben Folds – Give Judy My Notice
Mia Doi Todd – Digital
Beck & Jon Brion – Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime – “Eternal Sunshine” s.t.
Thanks to all those who pledged to HCW and KPSU!
I’d like to give a shout out to John N. Dallas.