The Guitar Shop

I did a two-hour set last night, subbing for DJ Victrola on her show “The Guitar Shop“.

It’s the first radio I’ve done in almost three months.

Hour 1:

X – The New World – More Fun In The New World (Elektra/Rhino)
Cat Power – Living Proof – The Greatest (Matador)
Petra Haden – Armenia – Petra Sings The Who Sell Out (Bar None)
Dan Bern – Murderer – Smartie Mine (self)
Lara Michell – Outside The Inside – Ruby Red (self)
Joanna Newsom – En Gallop – The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City)

Bob Dylan – It’s Alright Ma – Bringing It All Back Home (Columbia)
Latin Playboys – Chinese Surprize – Latin Playboys (Slash)
Madeleine Peyroux – Don’t Cry Baby – Careless Love (Rounder)
Laura Veirs – Fire Snakes – Year Of Meteors (Nonesuch)
Idaho – Live Today Again – The Lone Gunman (self)
Regina Spektor – Pound Of Flesh – Live At Bull Moose (Warner Bros)

Durutti Column – Nina – Still Breathing (Artful/Fulfill)

Hour 2:

Spoon – The Beast & Dragon Adored – Gimme Fiction (Merge)
Super XX Man – Collecting Rocks – X (Hush)
Seu Jorge – Life On Mars – Life Aquatic Studio Sessions (Hollywood)
Mountain Goats – Song For Dennis Brown – The Sunset Tree (4AD)
Utah Phillips – I Will Not Obey – Starlight On The Rails (AK Press)
Ani DiFranco – Paradigm – Knuckle Down (Righteous Babe)

Frank Black – Selkie Bride – Honeycomb (Back Porch)
New Pornographers – Bones Of An Idol – Twin Cinema (Matador)
Malcolm Middleton – Bear With Me – Into The Woods (Chemikal Underground)
Rachel Taylor Brown – Jolyon – Jonah Days (self)
John Vecchiarelli – Whoville – Songs From Whoville (self)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (self)

You can download each hour individually from KPSU’s website, or you can download this 2 hour mp3 that I made.

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


live free or die

Okay, this is it — the last of the songs I had pegged for last week’s show. They’ll be up for another week or so.

Rose Polenzani – Married Man

Hunter Paye w/ Kina Muir – Worker Bee

Ray’s Vast Basement – Sleeping Pills

Bonus Track:

Odessa Chen – Snow Angels

Tune in on Sunday to hear live music from Greg Oldson — it’ll be THE LAST NIGHT of the fabulous White Eagle Open-Mic night, and Greg will be the showcase artist, so tune into to KPSU and then go down and support The White Eagle Saloon — they’ve been great in opening new doors and lines of communication in the songwriter community.

mp3 blog

Here is another installment of “wannabe mp3 blog” — all of these songs have been featured at one time or another on my show. These mp3’s will stay up for a week.

Joanna Newsom – The Book Of Right On (from the album “The Milk-Eyed Mender”)

Robyn Hitchcock – Mamie Dunn/Good Times Rock N Roll (from a recent Young Fresh Fellows tribute album)

Tommy Tutone – 867-5309 / Jenny (acoustic) (found this on the internet a few years ago)

John Vecchiarelli – Addition (performed live on HCW (w/ Todd Bayles on accordion)

Myshkin – Gypsytown (solo acoustic – live on Hello Cruel World)

mp3 blog

If you go to the Wayback Machine — specifically here — around the years of 2000 – 2001, you’ll see that my pal and I hosted what would now be known as an mp3 blog. Yeah, we coded it all by hand almost every week, so it wasn’t a real blog, but the idea was the same.

I love mp3s, and love discovering new songs through blogs. Starting today I will be including mp3 content here fairly regularly. The usual disclaimers apply: i.e., music piracy for world domination or financial success is bad, turning people on to new music is good, screw the majors, mp3s posted here will not last forever, etc. etc.

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Dan Bern did a month-long residency in San Francisco a month or so ago. I’m pretty sure that he wrote “Revolution Begins In The Basement” while he was there — just listen to all the SF references. And with his path crossing Chris Chandler‘s at the High Sierra Folk Festival on 4th of July weekend, it seems like a perfect vehicle for collaboration.

Dan Bern (with Chris Chandler) – “Revolution Begins In The Basement” (live)