show 193 – Callers

Kathleen Edwards – Away – Back To Me (Zoe/Rounder)
Jill Sobule – Sweet Little Summer – The Folk Years: 2003-2003 (self)
Paul McCartney – Jenny Wren – Chaos And Creation
John Vecchiarelli – Paint – Songs From Whoville (self)

Callers live in-studio:
       Forever (The Marvellettes)
       O Yer Cordial
       The Other Day

Callers – Julia – Callers (self)

Callers live in-studio:
       I Miss You

Christine Fellows – Advice
Susie Blue – Slip – Sink (Sinking Ship)
Jorane – Help – Preface (Six Degrees)
Lara Michell (with Todd Bayles) – Into The Dream remix (self)
Jon Brion – Knock Yourself Out – I Heart Huckabees soundtrack (

Laura Veirs – Secret Someones – Year Of Meteors (Nonesuch)

half the way there

Eight Hello Cruel World shows left! Here’s the list of upcoming guests for the next four:

25 Sep – Callers (duo from Providence, RI)
02 Oct – Treva Blomquist (from Nashville, TN)
09 Oct – Chad Bault
16 Oct – Dennis Hitchcox

I’m really looking forward to these — I hope you’ll join me!

One last announcement: I now have the Randy Kaplan in-studio from August 24th available for download. This is the original uncut version (I cut out quite a bit for the Hello Cruel World broadcast — there wasn’t enough time to air it all).

Randy Kaplan live on KPSU – August 24, 2005


show 192 – Dustin Hamman

Ben Folds – Jesusland (edit) – Songs For Silverman (Epic)
Michael Penn – Pretending – Mr. Hollywood Jr. 1947 (SpinArt)
Frank Black – Go Find Your Saint – Honeycomb (Back Porch)
Laura Veirs – Fire Snakes – Year Of Meteors (Nonesuch)

Dustin Hamman live in-studio:
  &#160    State Of The Union
  &#160    Tearin’ Down The Rainbow
  &#160    Oooooh (The Movie Song)
  &#160    Paper Moon

Jon Brion – Knock Yourself Out – I Heart Huckabees Soundtrack (Milan)
Yann Tiersen – Bagatelle – L’Absente (Virgin France)
Casey Neill – Raleigh And Spencer – Live On 11th Street (self)

Loudon Wainwright III – Cardboard Boxes – I’m Alright (Rounder)

show 191 – Jeremy Serwer

Bright Eyes – When The President Talks To God – iTunes Exclusive
Elliott Smith – A Distorted Reality – Pretty (Ugly Before) 7″
Steve Earle – Amerika 6.0 – Jerusalem (Artemis)
Les Barker – The Civilised World – Anti Theft Device (Waterbug)
Billy Bragg – The Price Of Oil – free from

Jeremy Serwer – Set To Go – Redistributing The Wealth (self)

Jeremy live in-studio:
       Nervous Energy
       Dog On A Leash

Dan Bern – Talkin Al Kida Blues – The Swastika EP (Messenger)
Neil Young – Let’s Roll – Are You Passionate? (??)

show 190 – Johnny Keener / Rachel Ries

Another smashing double-header tonight – it is much much fun for me to be host to this doubled dose of live acoustic music.

Both Johnny and Rachel were great fun to chat with. I think it is fantastic that Rachel is signed to Waterbug Records – they are definitely building an arsenal of fine songwriters – who needs major labels with labels like this??? Honestly! And Johnny Keener previewed songs from two upcoming albums: a rockabilly kids record, and an “adult” record. I have a smile on my face just thinking of this hour. Here’s how it all went down:

Johnny Keener – Space Like Heaven – When Space Was Like Heaven

Johnny live in-studio:
       Homecoming Day
       God’s Hand
       Untitled (new kids’ song)

Rachel Ries – Valentine, NE – For You Only (Waterbug)

Rachel live in-studio:
       You Only
       Our Summertime
       Lonely Spires
       The Luckiest One

R.L. Burnside – It’s Bad You Know – Come On In (Fat Possum)

I’m glad I could fit in the R.L. Burnside track – I will be forever thankful for his willingness to innovate. His updated versions of the blues were what led me back to the beginnings of the genre (you have him to thank for the sprinkling of old blues classics here and there on this program). May he rest in peace (1926 – 2005).