220 PDX Pop Now: Songwriter Edition

HOUR ONE:
Andy Combs & The Moth – Let’s Ride – PDX Pop Now! 2008
Blitzen Trapper – Crushing The Wheat – PDX Pop Now! 2008
Sean Flinn & The Royal We – Patient Heart – PDX Pop Now! 2010
Shaky Hands – Soul – PDX Pop Now! 2007

M. Ward – Vincent O’Brien – PDX Pop Now! 2004
Langhorne Slim – Past Lives (live) – PDX Pop Now! 2011
Colin Meloy – Barbara Allen – PDX Pop Now! 2006
Talkdemonic – Mountaintops In Caves – PDX Pop Now! 2005
Tara Jane O’Neill – Dig In – PDX Pop Now! 2009

Laura Gibson – Hands In Pockets – PDX Pop Now! 2006
Leviethan – This Town, That Town – PDX Pop Now! 2006
Mirah – While We Have The Sun (4-Track Demo) – PDX Pop Now! 2005
Mirah – Generosity – PDX Pop Now! 2009
Mike Coykendall – Flatlands – PDX Pop Now! 2010

Nick Jaina – Sleep Child – PDX Pop Now! 2010
Dolorean – To Destruction – PDX Pop Now! 2005

HOUR TWO:
Alan Singley – Sauvie Island – PDX Pop Now! 2011
Kelli Schaefer – City Morgue – PDX Pop Now! 2010
Drew Grow – King On Your Throne – PDX Pop Now! 2011
Corrina Repp – Lost At Sea – PDX Pop Now! 2004
Kristin Hersh – Blackstone – PDX Pop Now! 2007

Alela Diane – Up North – PDX Pop Now! 2007
Laura Gibson – Come By Storm – PDX Pop Now! 2007
Blue Giant – Target Heart – PDX Pop Now! 2010
Jarad Miles – Lazy Old Sun – PDX Pop Now! 2011
Kelli Schaefer – Lasso The Moon – PDX Pop Now! 2008

Run On Sentence – Carrie Pt. II – PDX Pop Now! 2008
Jarad Mees and the Grown Children – The Tallest Building In Hell – PDX Pop Now! 2009

Eric John Kaiser – L’Odyssee – PDX Pop Now! 2007

Notes: No Laura Veirs? I know! Don’t know how I did it, but I totally forgot! Her track on last year’s comp is one of the best.

I’ve been having a hard time tracking down a cd version of this latest PDX Pop Now compilation, but I hear that the Tender Loving Empire store has them.

summer calendar

Quoth Alice Cooper: “School’s out for summer!” Hope you have a great one!

Here’s what Hello Cruel World is cookin’ up for the summer of 2011:

June 11th – PDX Pop Now Special
June 18th – Mid-Year review (with special guest Michael Keefe)
June 25th – Lewi Longmire
July 2nd – Carley Baer
July 9th – Quiet Life
July 16th – out of town
July 23rd – Rachel Taylor Brown
July 30th – Adrienne of Autopilot Is For Lovers

219 Mike Midlo, Josh Malm

Mike Midlo is frontman of Pancake Breakfast
Josh Malm is frontman of Redwood Son

HOUR ONE:
The Be Good Tanyas – The Little Bird – Blue Horse (Nettwerk, 2000)

Mike Midlo live in-studio:
– Little Bird
– Piece Of Pie
– Trouble
– Portlandtown U.S.A.

Pancake Breakfast – Pea Green Boat – Pancake Breakfast (self, 2010)

Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy – What’s Wrong With This Picture? (Arista, 1976)
Alan Singley – Sauvie Island – PDX Pop Now! 2011 compilation (self, 2011)
Sarah Harmer – Basement Apt. – You Were Here (Zoe, 2001)
Mountain Goats – High Hawk Season – All Eternals Deck (Merge, 2011)
Lemonheads – Ride With Me (Acoustic Version) – The Best Of The Lemonheads: The Atlantic Years (Atlantic, 1998)

HOUR TWO:
Ezza Rose – County Line – Jacob (self, 2011)
Alela Diane & Wild Divine – Of Many Colors – Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade, 2011)
Redwood Son – We Must Change – The Lion’s Inside (self, 2011)

Josh Malm live in-studio:
– New Beautiful Day
– Taken For Granted
– Long Fall
– Just Never Know

Casey Neill & The Norway Rats – All Summer’s Glory – Goodbye To The Rank And File (In Music We Trust, 2010)

218 Alina Hardin

HOUR ONE:
Billy Bragg & The Blokes – Jane Allen – England, Half English (Elektra, 2002)
The Weepies – Take It From Me – Say I Am You (Nettwerk, 2006)
Ezza Rose – 2% – Jacob (self, 2011)
Wilderness Of Manitoba – Orono Park – When You Left The Fire (Popguru Sound & Vision, 2010)
Super XX Man – See You In The Evening – Volume X (Hush, 2006)

The Bony King Of Nowhere – Sleeping Miners – Eleonore (Pias, 2011)
Nathaniel Talbot – Black Dice – Music Box (self, 2008)
Bon Iver – Come Talk To Me (Peter Gabriel cover) – Come Talk To Me 7″ Single (Jagjaguar, 2010)

Mike Doughty – White Lexus – Haughty Melodic (ATO, 2005)
Sea Of Bees – Willis – Songs For The Ravens (Crossbill, 2010)
Marissa Nadler – Jealous Guy (John Lennon cover) – Covers Volume 1 (self, 2010)
Kurt Vile – On Tour – Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador, 2011)

Bill Callahan – America – Apocalypse (Drag City, 2011)

HOUR TWO:
Carley Baer – Paris – You Can’t Control The Weather (Ursula, 2010)
Barry Brusseau – Stars All Over Their Wings – A Night Goes Through (Gorbie International, 2011)
Laura Veirs – Nightingale (live) – Paste Magazine Issue 39 (self, 2008)
Christine Fellows – Mlle. Steno – Femmes De Chez Nous (Six Shooter, 2011)

Bob Dylan – Thunder On The Mountain – Modern Times (Columbia, 2006)
Dan Bern – Take Back The New Millenium – Anthems EP (self, 2004)

Alina Hardin live in-studio:
– Back Waters
– The Month
– Eden
– Sweetness

Simon Knighton – AC Fink – Simon Knighton (Kazimier, 2011)
Nina Nastasia – What She Doesn’t Know – What She Doesn’t Know 7? Single (FatCat, 2008)

217 Tango Alpha Tango

HOUR ONE:
Kaki King – Ingots – Legs To Make Us Longer (Sony, 2003)
Loch Lomond – Blue Lead Fences – Little Me Will Start A Storm (Tender Loving Empire, 2011)
Rachel Taylor Brown – Lonely Galactus, The World Eater – Susan Storm’s Ugly Sister And Other Saints And Superheroes (Cutthroat Pop, 2009)
Lara Michell – Outside The Inside – Ruby Red (self, 2004)
Edith Frost – Emergency – It’s A Game (Drag City, 2005)

Bruce Cockburn – Five Fifty-One – Small Source Of Comfort (True North, 2011)
Mimicking Birds – Burning Stars – Mimicking Birds (Glacial Pace, 2009)
Amy Annelle & The Shi-Shi Valley Boys – Friends – From The Land Of Ice And Snow (Jealous Butcher, 2010)
Scott Warren – Sister Golden Hair – Scott Warren EP (self, 2011)

Loudon Wainwright III – Saw Your Name In The Paper – 40 Odd Years Box Set (Shout Factory, 2011)
John Wesley Harding – The Bullet Catch – Sings To A Small Guitar Vol II (Popover, 2010)
Elliott Smith – Angeles – Either/Or (Kill Rock Stars, 1997)
Elvis Perkins – It’s Only Me – Ash Wednesday (XL, 2007)
Pavonis Mons – Life After Death Through The Fulfillment Of The Ego – Life After Death 7″ Single (self, 2010)

HOUR TWO:
Casey Neill & The Norway Rats – Radio Montana – Goodbye To The Rank & File (In Music We Trust, 2010)
David Bazan – Wolves At The Door – Strange Negotiations (Barsuk, 2011)
Tango Alpha Tango – Dead Wrong – Tango Alpha Tango EP (Outgo, 2011)

Nathan Trueb of Tango Alpha Tango live in-studio
– Well Well Well
– All Mine Blues
– Desert Snow
– Noisy Motorcycle Blues

Steve Earle – Satellite Radio – Washington Square Serenade (New West, 2007)
Alela Diane & Wild Divine – To Begin – Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade, 2011)
Bob Dylan – Po’ Boy – Love And Theft (Columbia, 2001)
Badly Drawn Boy – Promises – Born In The U.K. (Astralwerks, 2006)
Low – Witches – C’mon Acoustic (Sub Pop, 2011)

216 Pete Ekstam, The Ravishers

HOUR ONE:
Josh Ritter – Bright Smile – Hello Starling (Signature Sounds, 2003)
Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer – Furr (SubPop, 2008)
Devendra Banhardt – Saw Kill River – Cripple Crow (XL, 2005)
Pete Ekstam – Water – Water (self, 2007)

Pete Ekstam live in-studio:
-The Oracle’s Son
-The Tinkerer
-Post Turtle
-From Birth To Bomb

Anais Mitchell – Why We Build The Wall – Hadestown (Righteous Babe, 2010)
Peter Blegvad – Daughter – Just Woke Up (East Side Digital, 1995)

HOUR TWO:
Ashleigh Flynn – Isa – Chokecherry (HomePerm, 2002)
Blue Giant – Target Heart – Blue Giant (Vanguard, 2010)
Deb Talan – Rocks And Water – A Bird Flies Out (self, 2003)
The Ravishers – Keep You Around – The Ravishers (Timber Carnival, 2011)

The Ravishers live in-studio:
-I’m Him
-You Have It
-The Chase
-Underachievers

Strangled Darlings – Tears Of Akhmatova – The Devil In Outer Space (Mudfarm, 2011)
Erin McKeown – You, Sailor – Hundreds Of Lions (Righteous Babe, 2009)

215 Scott McCaughey, Brooke Parrott


HOUR ONE:
The Pines – Lonesome Tremolo Blues – Tremolo (Red House, 2009)
Frazey Ford – Firecracker – Obadiah (Nettwerk, 2010)
Iron & Wine – Me And Lazarus – Kiss Each Other Clean (Sub Pop, 2011)
The Minus 5 – Vintage Violet – Killingsworth (Yep Roc, 2009)

Scott McCaughey live in-studio:
– The Disembowelers
– The Guilty Ones
– Buckner’s Bolero
– The Panda & The Freak
– The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople

Robyn Hitchcock – Mamie Dunn / Good Times Rock And Roll – This One’s For The Fellows (BlueDisguise, 2004)
Jose Gonzalez – Love Will Tear Us Apart – Australian Tour EP (Shock, 2005)

HOUR TWO:
The Mountain Goats – The Autopsy Garland – All Eternals Deck (Merge, 2011)
Damien Jurado – Thax Douglas #1 – Live At Landlocked (Secretly Canadian, 2011) **
Ann Scott – Return To Die – Return To Die (self, 2010)
Tori Amos – Winter – Crucify EP (Atlantic, 1992)
Marissa Nadler – Dying Breed – Songs III: Bird On The Water (Peacefrog, 2007)
Sea Of Bees – Wizbot – Songs For The Ravens (Crossbill, 2010)
Brooke Parrott – In Any Light – Another City (Ten ‘Til Six, 2008)

Brooke Parrott live in-studio:
– Rest
– Maybe She Just Doesn’t Love You
– If You Don’t Know
– Waterproof

The Decemberists – Down By The Water – Live At Bull Moose (Capitol, 2011) **

** taken from exclusive Record Store Day 2011 releases

calendar for the rest of april

Apr 16th – Brooke Parrott, Scott McCaughey
Apr 30th – The Ravishers, Pete Ekstam

(I’m leaving town for Easter, HCW will still air 4/23: no guests, and it’s pre-recorded. It’s a pseudo greatest hits of the past 4 months on 107.1 FM.)

I’m starting to book for May, Alina Hardin is booked for the 21st and Norman is almost confirmed at this point. Stay tuned!

214 Alameda

HOUR ONE:
Loudon Wainwright III – High Wide & Handsome (Reprise) – High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sound, 2009)
Ah Holly Fam’ly – All Unfolding – Reservoir (Lucky Madison, 2009)
Rauelsson – El Rio De Los Nudos – La Siembra, La Espera Y La Cosecha (HUSH, 2010)
Suzanne Vega – The Queen & The Soldier – Close-Up Vol 2: People & Places (Amanuensis Productions, 2010)

Kris Delmhorst – Light Of The Light – Strange Conversation (Signature Sounds, 2006)
Elliott Smith – Rose Parade – Either/Or (Kill Rock Stars, 1997)
Michael Cera & Ellen Page – Anyone Else But You – Juno Soundtrack (Rhino, 2008)
Nick Drake – Road – Pink Moon (Island, 1972)
Kurt Vile – I Know I Got Religion – Square Shells EP (Matador, 2010)
Cat Power – Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again – I’m Not There Soundtrack (Columbia, 2007)

Neko Case – Hold On, Hold On – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (ANTI, 2006)
Dan Bern – Joe Van Gogh – Smartie Mine (self, 1998)
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 – Ordinary Millionaire – Propellor Time (Sartorial, 2010)
Jake Shimabukuro – While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Gently Weeps (Hitchhike, 2006)

HOUR TWO:
St. Even – Blinding Love – Spirit Animal (Dustbin, 2011)
Mike James – Monster – Waiting For The Shell (self, 2009)
Strangled Darlings – Tears Of Akhmatova – The Devil In Outer Space: An Operetta (Mudfarm, 2011)

Alameda – Cutting Teeth – Seasons/Spectres (self, 2011)

Alameda live in-studio:
– Floating Hospital
– New Leaf
– Silver Hands
– The Woods

Portland Cello Project – Seeds May Fall – The Thao & Justin Power Sessions (Kill Rock Stars, 2009)
Mimicking Birds – New Doomsdays – Mimicking Birds (Glacial Pace, 2009)
Ani DiFranco – Millenium Theater – Reprieve (Righteous Babe, 2006)

April Announcements

Thanks for tuning in to the new Hello Cruel World on KZME! After 3 months I’m finally starting to get my “sea legs” at the new KMHD2 studios. I’m looking forward to bringing you more Portland acoustic talent in the coming months. Here is a calendar for April:

April 9th – Alameda
April 16th – Brooke Parrott
April 23rd – I’m out of town for Easter
April 30th – The Ravishers

Hello Cruel World is now on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hellocruelworld. Follow us over there for a more community-like environment.

Finally, I wanted to mention Hello Cruel World’s YouTube channel. In the past week I’ve added 3 or 4 new performances taken from the show. Go check it out! Thanks!

213 Jake Kelly with Aubrey Webber


HOUR ONE:
Ron Sexsmith – Not Too Big – Blue Boy (Cooking Vinyl, 2001)

Wilco – War On War – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch, 2002)
The Dimes – Jersey Kid – The Silent Generation (Pet Marmoset, 2007)
Randy Kaplan – Jackson Blues – 12 American Songs (self, 2003)
Momus – Tape Recorder Man – Folktronic (Le Grande Magistery, 2001)

The Minus 5 – Vintage Violet – Killingsworth (Yep Roc, 2009)
St. Even – Loneliness – Spirit Animal (self, 2011)
Jaime & Becky – Midwest – Jaime & Becky (self, 2005)
Vic Chesnutt – Glossolalia – North Star Deserter (Constellation, 2007)
Lucinda Williams – Seeing Black (demo) – Blessed Deluxe Edition (Lost Highway, 2011)

Richard Thompson – The Money Shuffle – Dream Attic (Shout Factory, 2010)
The Be Good Tanyas – Junkie Blues – Chinatown (Nettwerk, 2003)
Elvis Perkins – It’s Only Me – Ash Wednesday (XL, 2006)
Little Sue – Hurricane – Shine (self, 2004)

HOUR TWO:
Bon Iver – Flume – For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguar, 2008)
Jake Kelly – Corners – The Soothing Nature Of Industry (Materials To Outlet, 2009)

Jake Kelly with Aubrey Webber live in-studio:
– Fly Away
– O Death
– Garden Gate
– Clockwork

Ali Wesley – That Bridge – All Things (My Two Fish) (self, 2007)
Colin Meloy – Jack The Ripper – Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey EP (self, 2005)
Joanna Newsom – ’81 – Have One On Me (Drag City, 2010)
Regina Spektor – Samson – Begin To Hope (Sire, 2006)

John Wesley Harding – Sorry, Lazarus – Songs To A Small Guitar Vol. II (Popover, 2010)
Duover – Lighthouse Thicket – Duover (self, 2010)

212 Strangled Darlings

HOUR ONE:
Loch Lomond – Blue Lead Fences – Little Me Will Start A Storm (Tender Loving Empire, 2011)
John Vecchiarelli – Idiot Kids – Tiny Rooms (Speck, 2000)

Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here – I’m New Here (XL, 2010)
Jarad Miles – He Once Was A Friend Of Mine – Rocketship (Speck, 2011)
Dan Bern – Economy – Live In New York (self, 2011)
John Wesley Harding – The True Story Of Buddy The Kid – Sings To A Small Guitar Volume 1 (self, 2010)
Redbird – Patience – Redbird (Signature Sounds, 2005)

Corrina Repp – Fire At St. Jude – A Boat Called Hope (HUSH, 1998)
Martha Wainwright – TV Show – Martha Wainwright (Zoe, 2005)
Brooke Parrott – In Any Light – Another City (Ten Til Six, 2008)
Iron & Wine – Monkeys Uptown – Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros, 2011)
Ani DiFranco – Tamburitza Lingua – Revelling/Reckoning (Righteous Babe, 2001)

HOUR TWO:
Deb Talan – Rocks And Water – A Bird Flies Out (self, 2003)
Dolorean – Unfazed – The Unfazed (Partisan, 2011)
Kathleen Edwards – Away – Back To Me (Zoe, 2005)
Peter Mulvey – Every Word Except Goodbye -Notes From Elsewhere (Signature Sounds, 2007)
Callers – O Yer Cordial – Callers EP (self, 2005)
Alela Diane – The Pirate’s Gospel – The Pirate’s Gospel (Holocene, 2006)
Kristin Hersh – Rainy Gazebo Tree – Strange Angels (4AD, 1998)
Strangled Darlings – Wondermaker – The Devil In Outer Space: An Operetta (Mudfarm, 2011)

Strangled Darlings live in-studio:
– Circus
– Sail Along
– Blue Sailor
– Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover)

Foo Fighters – Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (RCA, 2007)

211 Duover, The Novelists

HOUR ONE:
Sean Flinn & The Royal We – Flightless Bird – Write Me A Novel (self, 2010)
Super XX Man – Peter And Paul – Volume XIII: White Bed (self, 2010)
Erin McKeown – Life On The Moon – We Will Become Like Birds (Nettwerk, 2005)
Alela Diane – To Begin – from the forthcoming album Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade, 2011)

Duover live in-studio:
– Black Robe
– Crazy And Mean
– Lighthouse Thicket
– Killer Trees

Duover – Stoned Hinge – Duover (self, 2009)
The Tallest Man On Earth – King Of Spain – The Wild Hunt (Dead Oceans, 2010)

HOUR TWO:
Weinland – Curse Of The Sea – La Lamentor (Badman, 2008)
Lucinda Williams – Copenhagen – Blessed (Lost Highway, 2011)
Marissa Nadler – Baby, I Will Leave You In The Morning – from the forthcoming album Marissa Nadler (self, 2011)
Portland Cello Project – Seeds May Fall – The Thao & Justin Power Sessions (Kill Rock Stars, 2009)

The Novelists live in-studio:
– I Don’t Wanna Be Like You (Joel)
– Earth And Sea (Tim)
– Soul Sucker (Eric)
– A Del Amitri cover

Eric Andersen – Dream – Plane Rides & Ocean Tides (BMI, 2010)
Tim Snider – Keep On – The Del Mar Sessions (self, 2010)
Joel Ackerson – Seed – The Affirmation Sessions (True Story, 2008)

210 Sean Flinn & The Royal We

HOUR ONE:
Sean Flinn & The Royal We live in-studio:
– Fossil Radio
– Patient Heart
– After The Wall
– Flightless Bird
– End Of An Era

Sean Flinn & The Royal We – Penny In Your Pocket – Write Me A Novel (self, 2010)
Super XX Man – Peter And Paul – Volume XIII: White Bed (self, 2010)
Jill Sobule – Where Is Bobbie Gentry? – California Years (Pinko, 2009)
John Wesley Harding – Goth Girl – Live Wire: Live! Volume 1 (self, 2005)
Alela Diane – To Begin – from the forthcoming Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade, 2011)
Pooka – Rocking Chair – Monday Mourning EP (Telescopic, 1999)

HOUR TWO:
Amanda Palmer – Idioteque – Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukelele (self, 2010)
Alela Diane w/ Alina Hardin – Matty Groves – Alela & Alina EP (Rough Trade, 2009)
Bowerbirds – In Our Talons – Hymns For A Dark Horse (English, 2007)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home (live) – KGSR Broadcasts Volume 18 (KGSR, 2010)
Josh Ritter – You’ve Got The Moon – The Golden Age Of Radio 2010 Reissue (Signature Sounds, 2001)

Neil Young – Sign Of Love – Le Noise (Reprise, 2010)
Shoeshine Blue – 1776 – Howl At The Wooden Moon (self, 2009)
The Weepies – Little Bird – Hideaway (Nettwerk, 2008)
Alana Sveta – Oh Betty (Swedebourg, MO) – EP (self, 2008)

Headless Heroes – True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston cover) – The Silence Of Love (Headless Heroes, 2009)
Duncan Sheik – Stay (Blue Nile cover) – Covers 80 EP (self, 2010)
Volcano Choir – Husks And Shells – Unmap (Jagjaguar, 2009)

Damien Jurado – Rachel & Cali – Saint Bartlett (Secretly Canadian, 2010)
Ezra Holbrook – Off In The Distance – Save Yourself (self, 2011)