show 198 – Lenny Rancher with Mike Wilcox

As soon as we walked into the station and saw our guests rehearsing in the “big room”, I knew we were in for a rock n roll treat.

I’d seen Lenny and Mike play together before at the White Eagle, and got really into their guitar interplay. They were shockingly good tonight, adding some politics and some humor into the mix as well.

Here’s how the night went:

Sufjan Stevens – Casimir Pulaski Day – Illinoise (Asthmatic Kitty)
Keren Ann – L’ Onde Amère – Nolita (Blue Note)
Neil Finn – Turn And Run – One Nil (EMI)
Kristin Hersh – A Loon – Hips And Makers (Sire)

Lenny Rancher with Mike Wilcox:
        True American
        Pauline Shack

Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright – Dragonfly – Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright (Ici d’Ailleurs)
John Vanderslice – You Were My Fiji – Time Travel Is Lonely (Barsuk)
Cat Power – Nude As The News – What Would The Community Think (Matador)

show 197 – Diane French

Sarah Harmer – Pendulums – All Of Our Names (Zoe/Rounder)
Erin McKeown – To The Stars – We Will Become Like Birds (Nettwerk)
Joanna Newsom – Book Of Right-On – The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City)
Diane French – Charcoal Heart – This Trick (self)
Diane French – My Volunteer – No Cool Bone (self)

Diane French live:
        Disappointment Card
        Lead Pipe Logic
        Found By My Family

Laura Veirs – Rialto – Year Of Meteors (Nonesuch)

show 196 – Dennis Hitchcox

Sufjan Stevens – Jacksonville – Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
Rose Polenzani & Sharon Lewis – Ellen West – Hot Hands (Kuma-Chan)
Rebecca Pearcy – Nights Like Tonight – Sea Deep Sky High (Yo Yo)
Chris Moore – Verified – Figurines (Waterbug)
Dennis Hitchcox – Fearless Leader – After All (self)

Dennis Hitchcox live:
       You Remind Me
       Fair Warning

Laura Veirs – Magnetized – Year Of Meteors (Nonesuch)
Laura Veirs – Parisian Dream – Year Of Meteors (Nonesuch)
(yes, we’re idiots)
Erin McKeown – Queen Of Quiet – Distillation (Signature)

show 195 – Chad Bault

Robyn Hitchcock – Welcome To Earth – Spooked (YepRoc)
Pooka – Blue Star – Graham Robert Wood EP (WEA)
Laura Veirs – Ether Sings – Carbon Glacier (Nonesuch)
Stuart Valentine – Not Ready – Melody’s True (Valentine)
Train Go Sorry – Still Afraid Of My Heart – Souvenir (self)

Chad Bault live:
        Sober But Poor

Michael Penn – Room 712, The Apache – Mr. Hollywood Jr., 1947 (SpinArt)
Frank Black – Selkie Bride – Honeycomb (Back Porch)
Frank Black – I Burn Today – Honeycomb (Back Porch)
Aimee Mann – High On Sunday 51 – Lost In Space (Superego)
Fiona Apple – Waltz – Extraordinary Machine (Epic)

On a sad post-show note, the archive was down when this show took place, and I’d grown so accustomed to the great technology provided by KPSU that I didn’t run my own minidisc. This show existed for an hour and then passed away into the ether. Its a shame, too – apart from the Frank Black snafu (playing two songs from the same artist in a row is just plain sloppy) I’d say it was one of the best shows we’d done in awhile. We loved Chad’s music and his sense of humor was very compatible with ours.

show 194 – le pain perdu

Carla Bruni – Le Plus Beau du Quartier – Quelqu’un M’a Dit (Naive/V2)
Jon Brion – Over Our Heads – I Heart Huckabees! (Milan)
Susie Blue – Red Car – Sink (Sinking Ship)
Yann Tiersen – L’Echec – L’Absente (Virgin France)
Crystin Byrd – Shadow – My Silence (self)

Malcolm Middleton – A Happy Medium – Into The Woods (Chemikal Underground)
Brendan Benson – Metarie – Lapalco (Startime)
Erin McKeown – Air – We Will Become Like Birds (Nettwerk)
Mike Doughty – All The Dirt – Skittish (ATO)
Elliott Smith – Let’s Get Lost – Thumbsucker Soundtrack (Hollywood)

Dan Bern – Comme Vous Les Fait Tous – World Cup EP (Messenger)
Laura Veirs – Rialto – Year Of Meteors (Nonesuch)
Amy Farris – Anyway – Anyway (Yep Roc)
Jaime & Becky – The Bus Song – Jaime & Becky (self)
Nina Nastasia – What She Doesn’t Know – BBC Session

Josh Ritter – Me & Jiggs – Golden Age Of Radio (Signature)