show 181 – Nicole Campbell

Its always nice coming back to do the show after being gone for awhile. Thanks to Todd for hosting the show while I was gone. It was nice meeting Nicole tonight and hearing her songs. Wow, what a beautiful voice!

Jaime & Becky – Not What They Seem – Jaime & Becky (self)
Mike Doughty – White Lexus – Haughty Melodic (ATO)
Hamell On Trial – Bill Hicks – Choochtown (Such A Punch)
Nicole Campbell – BSA – Arm’s Distance (Wrought Iron)

Nicole live:
        Real Love
        Why Goodbye
        Visions In Red

Nicole Campbell – White Rabbit (yes, that one) – Arm’s Distance (Wrought Iron)

Loudon Wainwright III – Cardboard Boxes – It’s Alright (Rounder)

upcoming guests plus archives

Tune into Hello Cruel World this summer and enjoy some great live music and interviews with special guests:

26 Jun – Nicole Campbell
03 Jul – a freshly pre-recorded show (John & Todd away)
10 Jul – Johnny Keener
17 Jul – Alexa Wiley
24 Jul – Blackwood Hymnal
31 Jul – Mica Lee Williams

If you have requests for the July 3rd show, pass them on quicklike. I’ll be recording the show this Sunday (26th June).

p.s. Thanks as always for visiting the site. Take a look at the archives when you get a chance. I’ve been going back and entering playlists from the show’s beginnings. I’ll be adding editorial comments where appropriate and photos and mp3s as I track them down.

show 180 – jawn stil gawn; tawd rawks

Hi, everybody. This is Todd. Like I said on the air, today was “no guests, no interviews, no pledge drives, just me, you, and the Rock.” I like doing the live guests and stuff, but I’m so shy by nature that I don’t ever feel comfortable doing that. I’d be perfectly happy if I never had to speak at all on the air. 🙂

So anyway, here’s the playlist for the one hundred and eightieth show:
       Julie Doiron – Sweeter
       Christine Fellows – Advice
       Crystin Byrd – My Silence – My Silence (self-released)
       A.C. Newman – Come Crash – The Slow Wonder

       Leigh Marble – Long Overdue – Peep
       Butterfly Boucher – Beautiful Book – Flutterby
       Yann Tiersen – Bagatelle (live) – C’etait Ici
       Paul McCartney – Piece Of Cake – Ram

       Dan Bern – City Of Models – Smartie Mine (self-released)
       Neil Finn – Turn And Run – One All
       Dido – Don’t Think Of Me – No Angel
       Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine – Extraordinary Machine
       Erin McKeown – Perastra – We Will Live Like Birds

Note to anyone who’s really interested: I MEANT to end the show with “Life On The Moon” by EM. That’s what I announced. Oh well; “Perastra” is a perfectly good song. Maybe through the magic of technology, we can just edit this show, slip “LOTM” right in there, and no one will be the wiser!

I’d like to dedicate this show to John Inman-Zanita.

show 179 – Laurel Lee

Super good + super nice = Laurel Lee and her band, the Escapees. Turns out she was one of the founding DJ’s on KPSU back in the day. Very cool!

Here’s the playlist; in the mad dash to get the band set up and going, I think I neglected to recap the songs. 🙂

Erin McKeown – Cosmopolitans – Grand (Nettwerk)
Aimee Mann – Calling It Quits – Bachelor No. 2 (Superego)
Laurel Lee – I Don’t Want To But I Can

Laurel Lee live set:
       Not That Kind Of Friend
       Sugar On The Side
       Maybe He Died
       Sing Me To Sleep
       Writing On The Wall
       I’ll Smoke

Tracy Shedd – Circles
Susie Blue – Big Head – Sink EP (Sinking Ship)
Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright – Ode To A Friend
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

I’d like to take this opportunity to say hi to John N. Anaheim.

show 178 – Ashleigh Flynn

In-studios don’t get much better than this. Ashleigh Flynn played some fantastic songs (including a beautiful newer one called “Maybe Not”), and gave some great insights into album production, and where she is headed with her next projects. If you have a chance to go see her live, get thee hence.

Tori Amos – Don’t Make Me Come To Vegas – Scarlet’s Walk (Epic)
Elliott Smith – Rose Parade – Either Or (Kill Rock Stars)
Ashleigh Flynn – Barrow – Chokecherry (Home Perm)

Ashleigh Flynn live:
        Devil’s Pass
        Maybe Not

Michael Stipe w/Indigo Girls – I Will Give You My Skin – Tame Yourself
Hamell On Trial – Bill Hicks – Choochtown (Such A Punch)

Click here to download a short video clip of Ashleigh playing “Isa” on the show tonight! (30 sec, 6mb)

KPSU has an mp3 of tonight’s show available at the archives. Click the “Download Latest Show” link over there in the right-hand column ——->