Sunday, March 29, 2009

3/29/09 Playlist

1. Ann Mayo Muir: Julian of Norwich (The Music of Ann Mayo Muir), Folk-Legacy 1006
2. Richard Thompson: Blackleg Miner (1000 Years of Popular Music), Beeswing 03
3. Bonnie Raitt: Give It Up or Let Me Go (Give It Up), Warner Bros 2643
4. The Brainstormers: It's All Gone Now (The Brainstormers), Simon Slick

5. Stephanie Bettman: I Love Ya Honey (Get Close to Me), self
6. Steve Martin: Hoedown at Alice's (The Crow), self
7. The Bluelights: Atomic Cocktail (Rub That Rhythm), self
8. Polk Miller & His Old South Quartette: Jerusalem Mournin' (Polk Miller), Tompkins Square 2028

9. Anne Hills: Lover's Knot (Angle of The Light), Flying Fish 70648
10. Jeff Black: Round and Round (Mining), download only
11. Shannon Lambert-Ryan: The Singer / The Butterfly (Across the Pond), self
12. Gurf Morlix: Music You Mighta Made (Last Exit to Happyland), self

Interview with Kathy Mattea (and guitarist Bill Cooley), recorded on March 21, 2009:
13. Blue Tattoo (live)
14. Red-Winged Blackbird (live)
15. Beautiful Fool (live)
16. The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore (Coal), Thirty Tigers
17. Bill Cooley with Kathy Mattea: Madman Across The Water (The Return Journey), Nancy Lee Music

Kathy John's Ice Cream Parlor, a "regional landmark for 40 years near the University of Connecticut," has closed:
18. Carrie Newcomer: Betty's Diner (Betty's Diner), Philo 1245
19. Suzanne Vega: Tom's Diner (download)
20. Short Sisters: Diner (A Little Gracefulness), Black Socks Press
21. Claudia Schmidt: Somebody Else's Restaurant (Wings of Wonder), Red House 144

Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Elkins by Notorious, who will play at the Sounding Board 4/4

22. Terri Hendrix (Iron Horse 3/31): What Is the Color of The Soul (The Spiritual Kind), Wilory 30008
23. Jeffrey Foucault (Roaring Brook 4/4): Billy the Bum (Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes), Signature Sounds 2018
24 & 25. Cosy Sheridan (Northwest Park 4/4): Row & Weekend Workshop (Eros), Wind River 4042
26. Andrew McKnight (Vanilla Bean 4/4): Safe Home (Something Worth Standing For), Falling Mountain 1050
27. Notorious: Gelem, Gelem / Aoleanul De La Petresti (Elkins), Black Socks 27

A proposed ash dump in Franklin CT has stirred up debate -- the con side says that the landfill would be dangerously close to a pristine natural area [which] sits atop a local aquifer ... and adjoins the banks of the Shetucket River, which supplies drinking water to the nearby town of Sprague." The pro side says "the DEP requires an ash landfill to be above an aquifer [?], adjacent to a Class B stream or river and far from any source of public drinking water so that any unexpected leaks would be CARRIED SAFELY AWAY [my emphasis] [?].
28. Chuck Brodsky: Take It Out Back (Two Sets), Waterbug 84
29. Jean Ritchie: Black Waters (None but One), 1977 Sire LP
30. Pete Seeger: My Dirty Stream (Songs for The Earth), MUSE Association
31. Cindy Kallet: Salmon River (This Way Home), Stone's Throw STM-2
32. Chris Williamson: Waters of Spokane (Real Deal), Wolf Moon 65406
33. Tom Paxton: When It's Gone It's Gone (It Ain't Easy), Flying Fish 70574
34. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: Living Planet (Spoken in Love), Long Tail 03

35. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174


ThePragmaticIdealist said...

Hello there, Susan! It's Steve from Habitat. I had no idea Tyler and I were building with a public radio and folk music icon. :) I went to look up your photo exhibition (it looks beautiful...hoping to go see it) and I immediately recognized your name. I used to do a show at WWUH and have been involved in area radio since the 90's, so your name was quite familiar. Anyway, it was great working with you and hopefully, we'll meet up again on some Habitat project. Take care!

Susan Forbes Hansen said...

Nice to hear from you, Steve. I haven't been able to find any info about any forthcoming H for H builds, but look forward to another one.

Icon, eh? Did I LOOK like an icon in the mud and sawdust? Ha.

ThePragmaticIdealist said...

In hindsight, I guess you did look like an icon, given folk's tradition of grassroots social justice. I imagine if Habitat had existed in his time, Woody Guthrie would have been slogging through the mud just like us.

Susan Forbes Hansen said...

Hi again, Steve, I responded on YOUR blog too -- I heard back from H for H, saying a new project will start in June and to keep checking back on their website.

Maybe our little team can reassemble and assemble!

Wild that you're a radio-person too -- I guess we have to develop a secret handshake.

The photo-show, alas, is down, not to raise its head again until next January at UConn.