Monday, October 27, 2008

Oct. 26, 2008 Playlist

1. Lynn Miles: Night Drive (Black Flowers Volume 1), self
2. David Kleiner: Rooting for A Loser (The News That's Fit to Sing), self
3. Anais Mitchell & Rachel Ries: Come September (Country E.P.), Righteous Babe 058-D
4. Nels Andrews: Sunday Shoes (Off Track Betting), Ignatius Records 01

5. Herdman / Hills / Mangsen: Goodbye to The Roses (At the Turning of The Year), Hand & Heart Music 2000
6. Leo Kretzner: Bold Orion (Bold Orion), Heartwood

Recorded interview with Scott Ainslie
7. Oil in My Vessel (Thunder's Mouth), Cattail 2008
8. Sugar Babe (live)
9. If Anybody Asks about Me (live)
10. I Should Get Over This (live)
11. Rice Goes Again in Vietnam (The Feral Crow), Cattail
12. It's Gonna Rain (live)

On Saturday night I came home from a concert to discover that a violent storm had toppled the top of a big old oak into my front yard, knocking out power and phone lines. I hate to think that the tree will have to be taken down, but I can’t see how it won’t rot without its top third. (Jeff from Connecticut Light and Power returned electricity to my house on Sunday, and Joe from AT&T hooked up the phone lines on Monday.)
13. Tamarack: Plant A Tree (Tree), Tree Canada Foundation
14. James Gordon & Sons: Another Silver Maple Comes Down (Nine Green Bottles), Borealis 182
15. Tamarack: The Trees Came Back (Tree), Tree Canada Foundation

How we learn to be one of us and not one of them:
16. Chuck McCabe: Partisan Polka (Creatures of Habit), Woodshed
17. Johnny Walker: President Who Looks Like Me (American Standard), self

18. Greg Brown: I Want My Country Back (In the Hills of California), Red House
19. Susan Werner: My Strange Nation (single), self
20. Mark Erelli: Hope Dies Last (Delivered), Signature Sounds 2014

The Dreaded Folk Calendar, over selections from Pat Donohue's "Freewayman"

21. Maria Muldaur and friends: Yes We Can, Can (Yes We Can!), Telarc 83672
22. Dirk Powell and multitudes: Oui, On Peut (single download)
23. The Foremen: What Did You Do on Election Day? (Who's Left?), Reprise 46246
24. Eileen McGann: Too Stupid for Democracy (Journeys), Dragonwing 113
25. Ken Waldman: Suffering Democracy / (private single), self
26. Norah Jones: My Dear Country (Not Too Late), EMI / Blue Note 74516
27. Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble: Election Blues (Farewell to The Thief! Volume IV), Running Scared
28. Peggy Seeger: Goodbye to George (Crazy Quilt), self

29. Roy Zimmerman: The Man, The Myth, The McCain (Thanks for The Support), Metaphor
30. Capitol Steps: Obama Meets Osama (Campaign and Suffering), self
31. Roy Zimmerman: Eine Kleine Barackmusik (Thanks for The Support), self
32. Capitol Steps: McCain's Campaign (Campaign and Suffering) self
33. Tom Paxton: Sarah Palin (download), self
34. Eliza Gilkyson and friends: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174

Friday, October 24, 2008

a couple of photos from Croatia

Susan Campbell was kind enough to post some pics on her blog:

Sunday, October 19, 2008

10/19/08 Playlist

1. Al Stewart: Shah of Shahs (Sparks of Ancient Light), Appleseed 1112
2. Christine Lavin: More Than 1,000,000 Americans (I Don't Make This Stuff Up -- I Just Make It Rhyme), Yellow Tail
3. Steve Earle: City of Immigrants (Washington Square Serenade), New West promo
4. Laura Love: Passin' (NeGrass), Octoroon Biography

5. David Stoddard: The Company Says (Get Off My Lawn), self
6. The Refugees: Save the Best for Last (Unbound), Wabuho
7. Gino LoRicco: Ancient Fields (Ancient Fields & City Streets), self
8. Gretchen Peters: American Tune (Trio), Purple Crayon

9. Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble: Election Blues (Farewell to the Thief! Volume IV), Running Scared
10. Kate Campbell: Looking for Jesus (Save the Day), Large River Records
11. Jed Marum: Banjos We Have Heard on High (Ain't No Goin' Back), promo
12. Rita Hosking: Tall White Horse (Are You Ready?), self
13. Notorious: Gelem, Gelem / Aoleanul de La Petresti (Elkins), Black Socks Press
14. Tony Rice: John Wilkes Boothe (Night Flyer), Rounder 11619

Johnny Walker live in the studio
15. Chevron Song
16. President Who Looks Like Me (American Standard), self
17. Guantanamo
18. Take It Off
19. Illegal People

20. Robert Bobby: Lipstick on A Pig (single), self

21. Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen: October Song (Cross the Water), Sleepy Creek
22. Hugh Blumenfeld: Sweet October (Mozart's Money), Prime CD

23. Jonatha Brooke (Infinity Hall 10/25): My Sweet and Bitter Bowl (The Works), Bad Dog 60808

24. Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen (Roaring Brook 10/25): When The First Leaves Fall (A Sense of Place), Redwing 5409
25. Steve & Cindy: The Kid with The Comic Book (Being There), Compass Rose

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Roger Williams's "Resophonic Retrospective"

This week there was a rally against rape on the UConn campus where two rapes were committed last month:
26. Malvina Reynolds: The Judge Said (Ear to The Ground -- Topical Songs 1960-1978), Smithsonian Folkways 40124

Lies in the campaigns:
27. Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time: I’m A Lie (Took Down and Put Up), Lonesome Day 011
28. The WMDs with Christine Lavin: The Liar Sleeps Tonight (Happy Dance of The Xenophobe), Yellow Tail 10022
29. Chuck Brodsky: Liar Liar, Pants on Fire (Tulips for Lunch), Waterbug
30. Yikes McGee: The Liar (Yikes McGee), self
31. Jay Mankita: They Lied (Dogs Are Watching Us), self

from Farewell to The Thief! Volume IV, Running Scared
32. The Seattle Labor Chorus: Oil for The World
33. Patriot Act: Back to Crawford Waltz
34. Utah Phillips: What We Need

35. Grayson Capps & The Stumpknockers: Guitar (Rott-N-Roll), Hyena 9368 []
36. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174

Monday, October 13, 2008

10/12/08 Playlist

1. Willie Nelson: When I've Sung My Last Hillbilly Song (One Hell of A Ride -- Sampler), Columbia / Legacy
2. Maria Muldaur et al: We Shall Be Free (Yes We Can!), Telarc
3. Gurf Morlix: Food, Water, Shelter & Love (Diamonds to Dust), Blue Corn Music 0701
4. Anne Hills: My America (Mission Street Project -- Make Levees), Hudson Harding

5. Terence Martin: Who's Breathing All The Air (Even Trade), Good Dog 006
6. Catie Curtis: Sing (Sweet Life), Compass 4491
7. Donal Hinely: Winds of Change (Blue State Boy), Scuffletown Records
8. Rose Laughlin: Cold Rain and Snow (The Chicago Sessions), Ramblin' Rose

On my flight home from Europe I caught my first cold in a couple of years:
9. Herdman / Hills / Mangsen: The Druggist (At the Turning of The Year), Hand and Heart Music
10. Austin Lounge Lizards: The Drugs I Need (single)
It’s still autumn:
11. Anne Hills: When the Frost Is on The Pumpkin (Ef You Don't Watch Out), Collective Works 0504
12. John McCutcheon: Colors (Autumnsongs), Rounder Kids 8037

I haven’t had much time to listen to the CDs I bought in Croatia, but the first two songs are a beginning:
13 & 14. Intrade: Intrade San Popi & Da Mi Se Vratit (Dvadeset Godina Klape), Scardona
…and the serendipity of seeing this song on this new CD struck me – I drove past a road sign for Sarajevo two weeks ago:
15. East of Shirley: A Thousand Sarajevos (A Thousand Sarajevos), self

Gretchen Peters’ song was used to introduce Sarah Palin at a rally; Peters found that to be highly ironic, considering the song is about an abused woman. Peters is offering her song as a download at her site, and all proceeds from its sale during the election season will go to Planned Parenthood:
16. Gretchen Peters: Independence Day (download), self
17. Roy Zimmerman: Sarah Pale in Comparison (single), self
18. David Ippolito: Don't Know Sarah (download), self

I had some “Nobel Prize for Pete Seeger” bumper stickers to give away:
19 & 20. Pete Seeger: Or Else! (One A-These Days) & Waist Deep in The Big Muddy (At 89), Appleseed 1113

Connecticut’s state Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage by a 4-3 vote on Friday:
21. Roy Zimmerman: Defenders of Marriage (Faulty Intelligence), Metaphor
Today is the tenth anniversary of the killing of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming:
22. Hugh Blumenfeld: Laramie (Mr. Jekyll & Dr. Hyde), self

I read the "Nigerian letter" from "Minister of Treasury Paulson"
23. John McCutcheon: It's the Economy, Stupid (Hail to The Chief!), Appalseed
24. Tom Paxton: I Am Changing My Name to Chrysler (Politics Live), Flying Fish 70486
25. David Ippolito: Where'dat Money Go (Common Ground), self
26. James McMurtry: Can't Make It Here Any More (radio edit / download), self

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections by Ben Broderick (sampler)

Foodshare's holding its 11th Annual Empty Bowls Project on Sat 10/18 at MCC at 11am:
27. Rory McLeod: Hunger Is The Best Sauce (Mouth to Mouth), Talkative
28. Tom Paxton: Feed the Children (Up & Up), Mountain Railroad 52792
29. Phil Lee: 3 Faces in The Window (Songbook Americana), Shanachie

Gideon Freudmann’s wife Gloria Kelman died Thursday, an other victim of breast cancer. I just needed to hear some of Gideon’s beautiful music.
30 - 32. Gideon Freudmann: Home, Banjo Dreams, Old Haunt (Sonic Surf), Octagon 208

33. Notorious: Henry Reed's Breakdown (Elkins), Black Socks 27
34. Hugh Blumenfeld: Shadow Government (Mr Jekyll & Dr. Hyde), self
35. Kate Campbell: Save the Day (Save the Day), Large River 4106
36. Maria Dunn: You Can’t Take That Away (The Peddler), self
37. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174