Sunday, May 4, 2008

5/4/08 Playlist

1. Anne Hills: Glad for The Spring (Beauty Attends – The Heartsongs of Opal Whitely), Collective Works 0502
2. Greg Brown: Spring Winds (The Live One), Red House 78
3. Claudia Schmidt: You Must Believe in Spring (Big Earful), Red House 19
4. Armor & Sturtevant: Crocuses (Spring Day), Tatema 1001

Today is the 38th anniversary of the killing of four students by National Guardsmen at Kent State University:
5. Magpie: Kent (Give Light), Sliced Bread 71185
6. CSNY: Ohio / Find the Cost of Freedom (So Far), Atlantic LP 1974

Interview with Rod Picott and Amanda Shires, recorded April 11
7. Angels and Acrobats (live)
8. Being Brave (live)
9. Drive That Devil Away (live)
10. Mercury (from forthcoming release, not yet titled)
11. Something in Spanish (live)
12. fragment of “Borrowed Car” (live)
13. Hearts Are Breakin’ (Radio promo, Amanda’s “Being Brave”)

New songs with similar ideas:
14. Eliza Gilkyson: Beautiful World (Beautiful World), Red House 212
5. I See Hawks in L.A.: Hallowed Ground (Hallowed Ground), Big Book 14
16. Eliza Gilkyson: The Party’s Over (Beautiful World), Red House 212
17. I See Hawks in L.A.: Ever Since the Grid Went Down (Hallowed Ground), Big Book 14

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Lawrence Blatt's "Fibonacci's Dream," self

Placard in a photo on the cover of a Hope Machine CD: "I can't believe we still have to protest this crap." There is much in the news of aggression / illness / control / anger / profit, all masquerading as sex: xexual assault and rape at UConn during Spring Weekend last weekend; father holds daughter sexual captive in basement, fathers 7 children; man convicted of aggravated rape on Martha's Vineyard; had previously been convicted of aggravated rape and yet only sentenced to only 4 to 6 years that time, now sentenced to 28 years; article in new New Yorker about human trafficking from Moldova, former Soviet republic, and beyond; the removal of children from the FLDS compound in Eldorado Texas a month ago because it appears that women younger than 16 (the age at which women may marry with their parents’ permission) were married to much older men in “spiritual marriages” and then impregnated as soon and as often as possible .....
19. Malvina Reynolds: The Judge Said (Ear to The Ground -- Topical Songs 1960-1978), Smithsonian Folkways 40124
20. James McMurtry: Fire Line Road (Just Us Kids), Lightning Rod 95022
21. Eliza Gilkyson: The Ballad of Yvonne Johnson (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174
22. Greg Brown: Every Street in Town (One Night), Coffeehouse Extempore LP
23. Eliza Gilkyson: Dream Lover (Beautiful World), Red House 212

24. Joe Crookston: Bird by Bird (able baker charlie & dog), Milagrito 78
25. Lindsay Mac: Pale Reflection (Small Revolution), self
26. Randall Williams: Draw the Line (Praying for Land), Musafir
27 Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174

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