Monday, March 22, 2010

Technical Difficulties...

I returned home from the Manchester Orchestra concert last night just in time to hear the show. Sounded like I was doing battle with Bob Parlocha again, no doubt a result of the recent switch from CST to CDT. My favorite part is when we talk at the same time.

MO was great! I had not heard much of them and was pleasantly surprised to hear the sounds of a full fledged indie rock band. I could have gone without the sea of Blackberry and iPhone these days. Also, opening act The Features was a treat to watch as well. Tough staff at the Varsity, within a few minutes of the house lights coming on, my friends and I were asked to leave as we chatted finishing our beers...

Next up, Hackensaw Boys at the Cabooze and Deadbolt at Station 4.

If you made it through the argument between me and Bob, here's what you heard:

March 21, 2010

River's Rising -- Leftover Salmon -- 1997 Euphoria
The Letter -- The Box Tops -- 1967
No Fun -- The Stooges -- 1969 The Stooges
Este Noche -- Let's Go Bowling -- Freeway Lanes
Littlest Things -- Lily Allen -- 2006 Alright, Still
Not Fine -- Drag The River -- Chicken Demos
This Ain't No Picnic -- Minutemen -- 1984 Double Nickles on the Dime
One Man's Dream -- Greazy Meal -- 1996 Visualize World Greaze
Cliche Guevera -- Against Me! -- 2003 As the Eternal Cowboy
Shuffle & Shine -- The Stairwell Sisters -- 2008 Get Off Your Money
Margo and Harold -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2010 The Big To-Do
Stone Free -- The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- 1967 Are You Experienced?
Here -- Pavement -- 1992 Slanted & Enchanted
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go -- Bob Dylan -- 1975 Blood On the Tracks
Alex Chilton -- The Replacements -- 1987 Pleased to Meet Me
outro: Pat Donohue -- Stompin' at the Savoy

Studio C

R.I.P. Alex Chilton & Peter Graves

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring is Here

Had a great time in St. Paul yesterday at the Happy Gnome's 3rd annual Firkin Fest. What's a Firkin? It's a cask conditioned ale that has fresh yeast added to it in the secondary fermentation stage usually dry hopped with a little something special. Firkins are a great way for the breweries and brewers to try new things and show off some of their favorite recipes. I give first prize to Great Divide's Oak Aged Yeti, just yum.

Heading back to Minneapolis to see Manchester Orchestra this evening, wishing I was at 7th Street for Tapes 'N Tapes, glad I'm not at Roy Wilkins for Alice in Chains. Here's last week's playlist. I've also got a link to a kick-ass Drive-By Truckers show from 2002 at Pine Hill Farm courtesy of Be sure to check out their great SXSW coverage.

March 14, 2010

Mule -- Gov't Mule -- 1995 Gov't Mule
Can't Feel A Thing -- Lucero -- 2009 1372 Overton Park
Army's on Ecstasy -- Oysterhead -- 2001 The Grand Pecking Order
A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing -- Face to Face -- 2002 How to Ruin Everything
Do You Like Me? -- Fugazi -- Red Medicine
Birthday Boy -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2010 The Big To-Do
You Didn't Have To Go All the Way -- Junior Brown -- 1993 Guit With It
Flying Saucer Rock and Roll -- Sleepy LaBeef
Bad Reputation -- Reverend Horton Heat -- 1980 Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
Whole Lotta Love/Can't Stop the Spring -- Flaming Lips -- 2006 20 Years of Weird: 1986-2006
Turned Into A Martian -- Crimson Ghosts -- 2004 Some Kinda Hits
Car -- Built to Spill -- 2000 Live
If You Could Save Yourself (You'd Save Us All) -- Ween -- 2003 Quebec
Everything Sux -- Descendents -- 1996 Everything Sucks
Angry Chair -- Alice in Chains -- 1996 Unplugged
Mountain Air -- Pat Donohue -- 2008 Freeway Man

Monday, March 8, 2010

On a Foggy Night...

I'm taking a listen to Nighthawks at the Diner by Tom Waits recently purchased from the internet. Great record. Hope to get this one on the air as soon as that second studio gets fixed. Here's the playlists from the last 2 weeks. The show from Feb 28th was never aired due to a file error. I hope to get that one up as maybe a download.

February 28, 2010

The Girl From Impanema -- Stan Getz -- 1989 The Bossa Nova Years
Lazy Days -- The Flying Burrito Brothers -- 1970 Burrito Deluxe
Here Comes Your Man -- Pixies -- 1989 Doolittle
Tomorrow Morning -- Drag The River -- 2005 Live at the Starlight
Far Away -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2002 One Beat
Anti-Orgasm -- Sonic Youth -- 2009 The Eternal
Stranger Than Fiction -- Bad Religion -- 1994 Stranger Than Fiction
When The Bottom Fell Out -- Vic Chesnutt -- 2009 At The Cut
Lady Jane -- Rolling Stones -- 1966 Aftermath
Borrowed Tune -- Neil Young -- 1975 Tonight's the Night
George Jones Talking Cell Phone Blues -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2009 Fine Print
Black Wings -- Tom Waits -- VH1 Storytellers
Tournament of Hearts -- Weakerthans -- 2007 Reunion Tour
outro: Trashmen -- Misirlou

-- All digital show from studio C

**The Lost Show - never aired**

March 7, 2010

Sometimes -- fIREHOSE -- 1987 If'n
Flower Girl -- The Cowsills
Flowers on the Wall -- The Statler Brothers -- Flowers on the Wall 1966
Curse of a Drunk -- The Takers -- 2009 Taker Easy
Rusty Cage -- Johnny Cash -- 1996 Unchained
Rita -- Los Lobos -- 2005 Live at the Fillmore
Mr. Completely -- Trey Anastasio -- 2002 Trey Anastasio
Metal Guru -- T-Rex -- 1972 The Slider
Better Off Without a Wife -- Tom Waits -- 1975 Nighthawks at the Diner
Return -- Drag the River -- 2009 Bad at Breaking Up
Take Me -- George Jones & Tammy Wynette
Great Big Explosion -- Detroit -- 1990 A Brand New Testament
Jesus, etc -- Wilco -- 2005 Kicking Television
Uncontrollable Urge -- DEVO -- 1978 Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO
Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad -- The Clash -- 1978 Give 'Em Enough Rope
James K. Polk -- They Might Be Giants -- 1996 Factory Showroom
outro: Pat Donohue

-- All digital show from studio C