25 December 2007

Merry Christmas...

...and happy new year. I think 2007 went pretty well, all things considered. I hope you feel the same way. Of course, 2008 can be even better. I hope yours is. The best way to make your life meaningful is by trying to benefit as many other people as possible. Let 2008 be the year of the other. Let's try to take better care of each other, eh? What do think? The whole "it's all about me" is so 2006, or 1990s. Let's make this the "Others Decade" instead of the "ME" decade.

On the music front, I'm looking forward to the coming year. I have a feeling we're in store good things.

Thanks to all for supporting Saturday Morning. It's great fun for me, and, I hope, the music your hear on the program introduces you to new kinds of creativity and inspiration.

So, I am sending out waves of peace and love to all. I wish everyone a new year of no suffering and all happiness. I pray you will see your problems as opportunities to understand yourself better. Remember, once a problem occurs, it's done. Rejoice. Be happy. Just be kind to each other. This is my aspiration for myself, and for all others.

Peace be with you,


22 December 2007

Who Knew?

It's the end of the year annotated retrospective review of this years best from Saturday Morning.

Andrew Bird - Imitosis - Armchair Apochrypha
Andrew Bird - Placticities - Armchair Apochrypha

Ulrich Schnauss - Gone Forever - Quicksand Memory
Iron and Wine - Resurrection Fern - The Shepherd's Dog
Iron and Wine - Boy With a Coin - The Shepherd's Dog

Crowded House - Nobody Wants To - Time On Earth
Crowded House - Don't Stop Now - Time On Earth

Yo-Yo Ma - Going To School - Appassionato (fill)

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Tamacun - Rodrigo y Gabriela
Mocean Worker - Son of Sanford - Cinco de Mowo

Stars - The Night Starts Here - In Our Bedroom After The War
Stars - Take Me To The Riot - In Our Bedroom After The War

Arcade Fire - Intervention - Neon Bible
Arcade Fire - No Car Go - Neon Bible

Kate Havnevik - Unlike Me - Melankton
Jesca Hoop - Summertime - Kismet
Jesca Hoop - Seed of Wonder - Kismet

Okkervil River - Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe - The Stage Names
Okkervil River - Unless It's Kicks - The Stage Names

Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have To Leave It - Our Ill Wills
Shout Out Louds - Your Parents Living Room - Our Ill Wills

Sea Wolf - Middle Distance Runner -

21 December 2007

Yes, It Is That Time Of Year

Tomorrow will be the first annual count down, of sorts. I plan to review my favorites from 2007. You know, the best of the best from our featured artist list this past year. Hope you can tune in.

15 December 2007

I Said... Good Day Sir!

Artist - Song - CD

Josh Ritter - Rumors - The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Chris Stills - When The Pain Dies Down - Chris Stills

Sea Wolf - Leaves In The River - Leaves In The River (Dangerbird Records)
Sea Wolf - Winter Windows - Leaves In The River

Rogue Wave - Chicago X 12 (MBE Live Session) - Asleep At Heaven's Gate
The Kinks - A Well Respected Man - Juno (Soundtrack)
A Fine Frenzy - The Minnow and The Trout (MBE Live Session) - One Cell In The Sea

Sea Wolf - Black Dirt - Leaves In The River
Sea Wolf - The Rose Captain - Leaves In The River

Tokyo Police Club - Be Good (RAC Remix) - Smith (ep) (Paper Bag Records)
New Faces - She's Like The Snow - New Faces (ep; self release)
The Go - You Go Banging On - Howl On The Haunted Beat You Ride (Cass Records)

Caribou - Melody Day - Andorra (Merge)
edIT - Certified Air Raid Material - Certified Air Raid Material (Alpha Pop)

Sea Wolf - Middle Distance Runner - Leaves In The River
Sea Wolf - You're A Wolf - Leaves In The River

Metric - Combat Baby - Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? (Everloving)
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass - None Shall Pass (Definitive Jux)
Roddy Woomble - Every Line Of A Long Moment - My Secret Is My Silence (7-10 Music)

Band of Horses - Is There a Ghost - Cease To Begin (Sub Pop)
Cass McCombs - That's That - Dropping The Writ (Domino)
Yeasayer - Wait For The Summer (Live from KEXP) - All Our Cymbals

Sea Wolf - Song For The Dead - Leaves In The River
Sea Wolf - Black Leaf Falls - Leaves In The River

The Cinematic Orchestra - Colours - Ma Fleur

08 December 2007

Wake up!

Artist - Song - CD

St. Vincent - Marry Me - Marry Me
Kate Havnevik - Unlike Me - Melankton
Jesca Hoop - Summertime - Kismet (Sony/BMG)
Jesca Hoop - Seed of Wonder - Kismet
Cass McCombs - That's That - Dropping the Writ
Dr.Dog - Heart it Races - 7"
The Lions - Jungle Struttin - Jungle Struttin
Stars - Widow Bird - In Our Bedroom After the War
Pacha Massive - Pachangueando - All Good Things
Jesca Hoop - Enemy - Kismet
Jesca Hoop - Silverscreen - Kismet
Matisyahu - Time of your Song - Youth
Mocean Worker - Changes - Cinco De Mowo
Shout Out Louds - Your Parents Living Room - Our Ill Wills
Jesca Hoop - Money -Kismet
Jesca Hoop - Dreams in the Hallow - Kismet
Rogue Wave - Chicago x 12 - Asleep at Heavens Gate
Rogue Wave - Lake Michigan - Asleep at Heavens Gate
Jesca Hoop - Love is all We Have - Kismet
Jesca Hoop - Intelligentactiale 101 - Kismet
Birut - Nantes - The Flying Club Cup

Though the week is over
the weekend has arrived
So here is to that!

01 December 2007

In Like a Snowman... COLD!!!!

Artist - Song - CD
Caribou - She's the One - Andorra
Steve Earle - Satellite Radio - Washington Square Serenade
Rogue Wave - Harmonium - Asleep at Heaven's Gate
Rogue Wave - Like I Needed - Asleep at Heaven's Gate
DJ Bitman - Shine - Latin Bitman
Orange Lights - Click Your Heels - Live MBE session
CEU - Roda (Bombay Dub Orchestra's Grateful Dub Radio Mix) - The Remx EP
Rogue Wave - Chicago x 12 - Asleep at Heaven's Gate
Rogue Wave - Lake Michigan - Asleep at Heaven's Gate
Natalie Walker - Walking Dream - Urban Angel
We Have Hooks for Hands - The Man Trying To Out Fox Us - The Pretender
Jose Gonzalez - Down The Line - In Our Nature
The Weakerthans - Tournament of Hearts - Reunion Tour
Rogue Wave - Lullaby - Asleep at Heaven's Gate
Rogue Wave - Christian's in Black - Asleep at Heaven's Gate
Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You - Wizard of Ahhhs
Black Kids -Hurricane Jane - Wizard of Ahhhs
Funky C - Amigo - Joya
Rogue Wave - Own Your Own Home - Asleep at Heaven's Gate
Rogue Wave - Ghost - Asleep at Heaven's Gate
Dust Galaxy - River of Ever Changing Forms - Dust Galaxy
Willoughby - Frankenstein - I Know What You Are Up To
Ellen Jewell - How Long - Letters From Sinners and Strangers

Have a GREAT weekend!
Enjoy the snow!
And do the monkey!

For the newest member of the Slammon Famly:~~~~~~~ HEYYYY LIAM!