27 January 2007

Live Music on Saturday Morning

I want to thank the Spiral Farm Band for stopping by this morning and playing a full set of music for us. They play tonight at the Mole's Eye in Brattleboro. They are great musicians and great fun to listen to live. Check them out.

So, I am hooked on live music on the show. If you are a musician or know one who would like to come on the program, get in touch with me.

Here's the play list from today's show. Hope you have a great weekend.

Wallmen – Mrs. Polateen – Electronic Home Entertainment system

Los Lobos – The Village – The Town And The City

Kaki King – Yellow Cake – Until We Felt Red

Corinne Bailey Rae – Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae

Keane – Put it Behind You- Under the Iron Sea

Decemberists – The Crane Wife – The Crane Wife

Brandi Carlile - Tragedy - Brandi Carlile

Alexi Murdoch – Song For You – Time Without Consequences

Alexi Murdoch – Dream About Flying – Time Without Consequences

They Might Be Giants – Hopeless Deep Despair – Mink Car

Fat Fredy’s Drop – Ernie – Based On True Story

Jack Johnson – Better When We’re Together - In Between Dreams

Jack Johnson - Never Know - In Between Dreams

**Spiral Farm Band live in studio**

Eric Clapton – Signe – Clapton Unplugged

Eric Clapton – Before You Accuse Me – Clapton Unplugged

23 January 2007

Spiral Farm Band live on Saturday Morning

We enter new territory this week when the Spiral Farm Band from Putney, VT stops by Saturday Morning for a live performance and some chat. Hope you can join us. Below is the remnants of last Saturday's play list. Two members of the Spiral Farm Band were in to check out our set up, so I was just throwing stuff on and not able to write it down. Hope to you'll join us this week on Saturday Morning.

20 January 2007 Play List

Yo-Yo Ma – Going to School - Appassionata

Yo-Yo Ma – Sonata In A Major for Violin and Piano - Appassionata

Yo-Yo Ma – SonataThre Preludes: II Andante Con Moto e Poco Rubato - Appassionata

Imogen Heap – Headlock – Speak for Yourself

Imogen Heap – Goodnight and Go – Speak for Yourself

Thievery Corporation – Amerimacka – The Cosmic Game


PJ Harvey – Good Fortune – Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

Keane – Nothing In My Way - Under The Iron Sea

Lifehouse – Blind – Lifehouse


Decemberists – Sons & Daughters – The Crane Wife

The Hold Steady –Hot Soft Light – Boys and Girls In America

Imogen Heap – Have You Got It In You?– Speak for Yourself

Imogen Heap – Loose Ends – Speak for Yourself


Heather O’Neil – The Jesus Story - This American Life

Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek – Speak for Yourself

New Radicals – You Get What You Give – Maybe You’ve Been Brain Washed Too

Alexi Murdoch - All My Days - Time Without Consequence

19 January 2007

This week on Saturday Morning

Good week's end my friends! It's Friday, so time to start thinking about a loose plan for tomorrow's show. I have to plan so much in my life, I don't like to plan too much for the radio show (which is obvious if you have ever heard the show). But, I have a few ideas for tomorrow.

First up, it looks like the feature artist will be Imogen Heap and her 2005 album Speak for Yourself.

Second, I just got Yo-Yo Ma's new "Greatest Hits" cd, Appasionato, so I may be inspired to play some of that. I like it.

Third, I have a piece from This American Life I'd like to share. It's a great story, beautifully told. I'll say no more, and see if I'm inspired to play it tomorrow.

Here's the tip of the week: I recently discovered a newer public radio program that I think is the best radio on the air right now. The program is called RadioLab from WNYC in New York City. It is this great montage of a radio program that takes an idea and mixes stories and interviews and sound effects and great editing into an hour long program. And just to keep up interested, they have only produced 5 shows a year over the past two years. You can check them out here. You can also podcast the show from iTunes or from WNYC directly. It is truly great stuff. Smart, innovative, imaginative, and ya just might learn something, too.

Okay, hope to see you all tomorrow. Send a note or call. Let me know what you think of the show. Can't wait to find out what I'm going to play.


13 January 2007

13 Jamuary 2006 Play List

Thanks for the notes from those who wrote during the show. Glad you liked some of todays offerings. Make this a great week. Serve others, be kind. Here is this weeks play list:

Natalie Walker – Urban Angel – Urban Angel

Brandi Carlile – What Can I Say – Brandi Carlile

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Ernie – Based On A True Story

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Cay’s Crays – Based On A True Story


Decemberists – Sons and Daughters – The Crane Wife

Racetrack – Don’t Sit On the Pickets – Go Ahead And Say it

The Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations – Boys And Girls in America


Fat Freddy’s Drop – This Room– Based On A True Story

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Ray Ray – Based On A True Story

Imogen Heap – Headlock – Speak For Yourself

Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek – Speak For Yourself

UCLA Awaken Acapella – Hide and Seek –


U2 – Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Joshua Tree

Thievery Corporation – Marching the Hate Machines - The Cosmic Game

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Flashback– Based On A True Story

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Roady– Based On A True Story


Airpushers - Pollo Masala Disco Express – Themes For the Ordinarily Strange

Beck – Think I’m In Love – The Information

They Might Be Giants – Mink Car – Mink Car

They Might Be Giants – Hopeless Bleak Despair – Mink Car


Fat Freddy’s Drop – Wandering Eye – Based On a True Story

12 January 2007


Hey y'all! Hope your week is ending on an up note. Just wanted to let you know, finally picked up Imogen Heap's 2005 CD, Speak For Yourself. I like it. I'll be playing some tomorrow morning along with Fat Freddy's Drop.

Also, the Spiral Farm Band is planning to stop by the studio for a set in the second hour on January 27. They play that night at in Brat. More details later.

Hope to see you around tomorrow morning.

Be kind to each other.

08 January 2007

This week on Saturday Morning and Coming Attractions

Hey there. Hope the New Year is off to a good start. It's all good my friends. I've gotten the Reggae bug, and want to listen to nothing else lately. So, this week we are featuring Fat Freddy's Drop, some boys from down under who fuse Reggae sounds with jazz, dub, and maybe a little R &B. Hope you can join us on Saturday Morning.

And, coming up on the program....it looks like we are going to have our first live in-studio performance. We will host the Spiral Farm Band on either Saturday January 20 or 27. They will come by to talk about their music and what makes them tick. They will also perform, which is the best part. They are a very tight local blue grass (I think that's a fair description) band of very talented musicians and singers. Whether or not your into this kind of music, I think you will enjoy their sound. They are just good. It's not the usual Saturday Morning fare, but it's good music, so I hope you'll tune in. More later as the details become known.

Still lovin' this weather. My kids are aching for snow. I'm imagining I live in California.


First Play List of the New Year

Bob Marley and the Wailers – Get Up Stand Up – Legend

Peter Tosh – Pck Myself Up – Bush Doctor

Tom Rothrock – Resonator – Resonator


The Hold Steady - Hot Soft Light – Boys and Girls in America

The Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy – Boys and Girls in America

Junior Boys - Like A Child – So This is Goodbye


Johanna Kunin – Fireflies – Electic Cloud

Snow and Voices – Something Good –

Badly Drawn Boy – The Long Way Round – Born in the UK


James Taylor – Shed a Little Light – James Taylor Live

Tracy Chapman – Revolution – Tracy Chapman

Forro In the Dark – Asa Branca – Bonfires Sao Joao


The Hold Steady – Southtown Girls – Boys and Girls in America

The Hold Steady – Chill Out Tent – Boys and Girls in America

Los Amigos Invisibles – Gorditas de Mario – Sounds Eclectico

Barenaked Ladies – Adrift – Barenaked Ladies Are Me


Pufferfish – Decoder Ring – Hello Zero

Feist – One Evening – Let It Die

Donald Fagen – H Gang – Morph the Cat

Corinne Bailey Rae – Trouble Sleeping – Corinne Bailey Rae


The Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations – Boys and Girls in America

The Hold Steady – First Night – Boys and Girls in America

The Hold Steady – Citrus – Boys and Girls in America


Matisyahu – Time of Your Song – Youth

Bob Marley and the Wailers – Jammin - Legend