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Nov. 27th, 2016

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Catamount Community Radio - November 27, 2016

Yesterday I made myself a list. I called it "TASKS."

• Read seven student essays
• Prepare radio show
• Read pp. 71-118 of novel
• Practice piano 1 1/2 hrs.
• Walk Roscoe one hour
• Change Mishu's litter

Normally, when I make a list for myself, I do about half of what's on it. Yesterday, strangely, I did everything on my list. Still, I didn't experience the expected sense of accomplishment. It was more like, what kind of fool spends an entire Saturday working and ticking things off a list? Is the glass have empty or half full? Get a big enough glass and it will be almost completely empty.

Jim Dandy told me once about a restaurant in Key West called "Siboney." With typical Dandyesque humor, he called it "Sea Bunny." (He calls Bill Frisell "Frizzle.") I played Cachao doing Ernesto Lecuona's "Siboney," in descarga style.

Supposedly 90.5 will move to 95.3 at some point. I imagine that maybe when we make the move, the internet stream will resume, and I'll have Jim back in the fold. One can only hope. So I notice that WCQS, the NPR affiliate that has been broadcasting at 91.5 and 95.3 is gone from the latter. Are they clearing it out for us?

CCR - 10-12 Sunday mornings at 90.5 (for now)


1. Ben Webster – Chelsea Bridge
2. Thelonious Monk – Little Rootie Tootie
3. Django Reinhradt – Undecided
4. Bill Frisell – White Fang
5. Ella Fitzgerald & the Delta Rhythm Boys – It’s Only a Paper Moon
6. Kronos Quartet – Tabú
7. The Five Stairsteps – O-O-H Child
8. Don Byron – Charley’s Prelude
9. B.B. King – You Upset Me Baby
10. Houston Person – You’ve Changed
11. The Ditty Bops – Moon Over the Freeway
12. Abdullah Ibrahim – Third Line Samba
13. Fletcher Henderson – King Porter Stomp
14. Henry Threadgill – Chair Master
15. Jeff “Tain” Watts – Jonesin’ (for Elvin)
16. Donny Hathaway – Tryin’ Times
17. Joe Sample – Shreveport Stomp
18. Israel “Cachao” López – Siboney
19. Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso – Baby
20. Billy Butler – B+B Calypso
21. Anita O’Day – What a Little Moonlight Can Do
22. Victor Goines – Stop ‘n’ Go
23. Dianne Reeves – Too Close for Comfort
24. Count Basie – Dickie’s Dream
25. Fats Waller – I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
26. Anibal Velázquez – Sal y agua
27. The Emotions – My Honey and Me
28. Elvis Presley –All Shook Up
29. Andrew Hill – Diddy Wah

Nov. 20th, 2016

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Catamount Community Rado - November 20, 2016

It's been a great year for the band on the other side. Oh, the talent they've picked up: David Bowie, Prince, Allen Toussaint, Merle Haggard, Phife Dog, Leonard Cohen ... and now Leon Russell, Mose Allison, and Sharon Jones.

I bought the new A Tribe Called Quest album - it's bumpin'! Played a cut today and only had to bleep one word. Their first album in 18 years ... and some say their way of saying good-bye. Phife Dog is on a couple of cuts, but my impression is that he died long before they were finished working on it.


1. Sir Roland Hannah – Come Sunday
2. Trygve Seim – Beauty
3. Mose Allison – Your Mind is on Vacation
4. Mose Allison – I’m Smashed
5. Sonny Rollins – I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face
6. Teddy Wilson – Fine and Dandy
7. Memphis Slim & Wiillie Dixon – Beer Drinking Woman
8. James Moody – City Country City
9. The Ravens – Old Man River
10. Sharon Jones – 100 Days, 100 Nights
11. Ray Charles – Undecided
12. Vijay Raghav Rao – Lilt on Sitar
13. Los Tigres del Norte – Al sur del Bravo
14. Youssou N’Dour – Tourista
15. George Benson – Last Train to Clarksville
16. Leon Russell – Tight Rope
17. Beatles – In my Life
18. Jeff Coffin – The Mad Hatter Rides Again
19. Mose Allison – Everything I Have is Yours
20. Gordon Lightfoot – Changes
21. Sharon Jones – Be Easy
22. Christian McBride & Roy Hargrove – Star Eyes
23. Trygve Seim – Himmelrand, Pt. IV
24. A Tribe Called Quest – Melatonin
25. Matt Wilson – Get Over, Get Off, Get On
26. Raymond Scott – I’ll See You in my Dreams
27. Ella Fitzgerald – Too Marvelous for Words
28. Big Bill Broonzy –Mule Ridin’ Blues
29. Joshua Redman – The Crunge

Nov. 13th, 2016

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Catamount Community Radio - November 13, 2016

There was a Spanish writer from the late 1800s or the early 1900s, Valle-Inclán or Unamuno, who wrote about something called "abulia." It refers to the condition of a lack of will or diminished motivation. I confess that I suffer from abulia ... sounds more sophisticated than simple laziness.

I used to enjoy typing about the songs I played, citing the lyrics, telling stories about the musicians, talking about my life. But lately I've let things slide. I see that blank page, and I'm like, "...eh..." And I even have stories up my sleeve that have yet to be told.

Part of reason I don't play basketball much anymore is abulia. (The other reason is that it makes my knees hurt, not to mention that I fear dropping dead of a heart attack in the middle of the game.) I hardly read books anymore, either.

The good part is that there are intervals when I feel inspired for some reason, and I hope that these start occurring with more frequency. What happens is that I look at myself and I say, C'mon, Mark, do something! You can "take it easy" when you're dead. Plus, think of the fun you're denying yourself!



1. Larry Goldings – I Think it’s Going to Rain Today
2. Madeleine Peyroux – Dance Me to the End of Love
3. Claude Thornhill – Sometimes I’m Happy
4. Charlie Parker w/strings – Just Friends
5. The Cactus Blossoms – Adiós, María
6. Heinz Sauer & Michael Follny – Nothing Compares 2 U
7. Trineo – Humoroso
8. Marisa Monte – Para mais ninguem
9. Nicholas Payton – Tiger Rag
10. Charles Mingus – Good-bye Pork Pie Hat
11. Count Basie – One O’Clock Jump
12. Matt Wilson – Tenderly
13. John Lee Hooker – Motor City is Burning
14. Clark Terry – Boomering
15. Leonard Cohen – Darkness
16. Marcus Roberts – Monk’s Mood
17. Bettye Swann – Then You Can Tell Me Good-bye
18. Prince Lasha w/ Sonny Simmons – A.Y.
19. Betty Carter – I Can’t Help It
20. Betty Carter – Shine on, Harvest Moon
21. Joseph Spence – The Crow
22. Joseph Spence – Living on the Hallelujah Side
23. Terrence Blanchard – Morning After Celebration
24. Mary Ann McCall – Big Butter and Egg Man
25. Clark Terry & Oscar Peterson – Mumbles
26. Nicholas Payton – Zigaboogaloo
27. Nick Lowe – Changing all those Changes
28. Vibulator – Pocket Monster

Nov. 6th, 2016

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Catamount Community Radio - November 6, 2016

Forest fires are burning. And here's my playlist.


1. Joe Venuti & Zoot Sims – I’ll See You in my Dreams
2. Bill Frisell – Lovesick Blues
3. Al Green – I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry
4. Camille – Quand je marche
5. Oscar Peterson – Without a Song
6. Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca
7. Aaron Neville – Let’s Live
8. Omer Avital – Arrival
9. Coleman Hawkins – While We’re Young
10. Nick Lowe – I Read a Lot
11. Bill Charlap – Ohio
12. Dinah Washington & Brook Benton – A Rockin’ Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love)
13. James Moody – Tin Tin Deo
14. Benny Green – Magic Beans
15. Treme Brass Band – Jesus on the Main Line
16. Dizzy Gillispie – Dizzy Atmosphere
17. Bob Marley – Don’t Rock my Boat
18. Bill Charlap – It’s Love
19. Harvey Mandel – The Snake
20. Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell
21. Chuck Berry – It’s My Own Business
22. Bill Frisell – Little Surfer Girl
23. Jimmy McGriff – The Bird Wave
24. Nick Lowe – Hope for us All
25. Mental Overdrive – Gravity Sucks, Maan
26. Paul Simon – Question for the Angels
27. James Brown – Mother Popcorn, No. 2
28. Al Green – People Get Ready

Oct. 30th, 2016

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Catamount Community Radio - October 30, 2016

I didn't do the show last Sunday morning because driving back from Knoxville, where I had gone to see Nick Lowe. I would like to write about my trip and the show, and I still may if I can muster the energy.

Today's show was a little sloppy. First of all there is some sort of glitch on iTunes whereby it doesn't register the changes you make to song order on your playlists. So you edit to sort by song name, but then it burns them in the order you added them to the playlist anyway. So I had to figure out what order the tunes were in on my CDs on the fly. And then the computer, which will broadcast automatically, was giving me misleading information. It would say the top-of-the-hour or bottom-of-the-hour breaks were running, so I would cut away from live (which is how I do my show), and when I do, it's not the weather report at all, but some Jethro Tull of Boston song, so I have to fade back into my own live thing. Freeform radio: anything can and will happen. The show wasn't bad, but sort of sloppy board operation and lacking the usual bons mots.

I will be better week!


1. Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Hip Side
2. Roy Hargrove – Everybody Wants to be a Cat
3. Nick Lowe – Till the Real Thing Comes Along
4. Bill Frisell – Big Shoe
5. Blind Blake – That Will Never Happen No More
6. Doctor Rockit – Male James Bonding
7. Miles Davis – Devil May Care
8. Christian Scott – So What
9. Beatles – Till there was You
10. Beatles – This Boy
11. Joe Pass – Autumn Leaves
12. Nick Lowe – Somebody Cares for Me
13. Al Green – For the Good Times
14. Aaron Goldberg – Yoyo
15. Bob Marley – One Drop
16. Amadou & Miriam – Mon amour, ma cherie
17. Blue Mitchell – I’ll Close my Eyes
18. Adam Rafferty – I Wish
19. Nick Lowe – Stoplight Roses
20. Mouse on Mars – Mykologics
21. Carlos Henríquez – Cuchifrito
22. Art Pepper – Bernie’s Tune
23. Nick Lowe – I Trained Her to Love Me
24. Nick Lowe – House for Sale
25. Eddie Floyd – Knock on Wood
26. Tyrone Davis – Can I Change my Mind
27. Bob Dylan – Not Dark Yet

Oct. 16th, 2016

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Catamount Community Radio - October 16, 2016

X.Ray mentioned me on the air again today. Kiss me on my ego. Regarding my interest in accents and dialects.

So, for obvious reasons I focused on Dylan today. I'm happy for him. I know that some people don't think that it was appropriate for him to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, but me, the more I think about it, the more it makes sense.

15/26 - Dylan tunes, between originals and covers.

1. Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
2. Oscar Peterson – Sheik of Araby
3. Esbjörn Svensson – Evening in Atlantis
4. Bob Dylan – Long and Wasted Years
5. Ted Nash – Dreamsville
6. Miley Cyrus – You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
7. Bob Dylan – Spirit on the Water
8. Charlie Hunter – Ain’t We Got Fun
9. Taj Mahal – It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
10. Bob Dylan – Workingman’s Blues #2
11. Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
12. Ben Riley – Nutty
13. Herbie Hancock – It Ain’t Necessarily So
14. Bob Dylan – Trying to Get to Heaven
15. Solomon Burke – Maggie’s Farm
16. Duke Ellington – Rockin’ in Rhythm
17. Aki Takase – Battle Royal
18. Bob Dylan – Tangled up in Blue
19. Adele – Make Me Feel my Love
20. Bob Dylan – Love Sick
21. Django Reinhardt – I’ll See You in my Dreams
22. Ben Riley – Shuffle Boil
23. Eddie Bo – The Hook and Sling
24. Bob Dylan – Blowin’ in the Wind
25. Nickel Creek – Tomorrow is a Long Place
26. Bob Dylan – Not Dark Yet

Oct. 9th, 2016

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Catamount Community Radio - October 9, 2017

I was proud of myself yesterday: I corrected a set of exams, I took the car to the gas station to put air in the tires, went shopping, prepared the radio show, practiced piano for an hour, walked Roscoe for an hour, cooked supper - and still had time to read crap on the internet. I'm goddam superman.

Was happy with the show today.

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 at 90.5.

1. Bill Evans – Suicide is Painless
2. Bob Dylan – Early Morning Rain
3. Duke Ellington – Caravan
4. Clifford Jordan – Glass Bead Games
5. Dinah Washington / Max Richeter – This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylinght (mash-up)
6. Hugh Masakela – Grazing in the Grass
7. Ella Fitzgerald & the Delta Rhythm Boys – It’s Only a Paper Moon
8. George Cables – Blues Heart
9. Dele Sosimi – Di Bombs
10. David Bowie – Conversation Piece
11. Jewels & Bioculars – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
12. Helen Sung – In Walked Bud
13. Patsy Cline – Walking After Midnight
14. Walter Smith III – Blues
15. The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing (Studio Rio remix)
16. Hawkshaw Hawkins – Lonesome 7-7203
17. Ray Price – The Same Old Me
18. Hank Williams – Long Gone Lonesome Blues
19. Johnny Paycheck – A-11
20. Faron Young – Apartment #9
21. Franco & the OK Jazz – Nayebaki Likambo
22. Bill Charlap – Glitter and be Gay
23. Branford Marsalis Quartet with Terrence Blanchard – Mo’Better Blues
24. Andy Kirk & his Clouds of Joy – Moten Swing
25. Dianne Reeves – Too Close for Comfort
26. Orinn Evans – Blues Connotation
27. Steve Earle – Rich Man’s War
28. Etta Jones – Nature Boy
29. Blake – Blake’s Theme
30. The Staple Singers - To Tell it on the Mountain


Ray Price

Oct. 4th, 2016

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Convenience Store Dialogues

TYLER: Hey, Couture.
COUTURE: Hey, Tyler.
TYLER: What you got going on tonight?
COUTURE: Practice some piano, drink some wine. How 'bout you?
TYLER: Staying black and paying taxes.


A week or so earlier. I noticed he was wearing a Dale Earnhardt tee shirt.

COUTURE: You a Dale Earnhardt fan?
TYLER: No, but it might help me out if I get pulled over.
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Oct. 2nd, 2016

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Catamount Community Radio - October 2, 2016

Here's the playlist. I may elaborate when I'm not feeling so guilty about blowing off my work.


1. John Coltrane – Like Someone in Love
2. Corrine Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
3. Wille “The Lion” Smith – In a Minor Groove
4. Chico Hamilton – The Best Things in Life are Free
5. Sonny Stitt – Lester Leaps in
6. Tom Waits – Blue Skies
7. Sounds Unlimited – Road Runner
8. Marc Ribot – Jaguey
9. Nick Lowe – Between Dark and Dawn
10. Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton & Mark Whitfield – One Finger Snap
11. Larry Goldings & Harry Allen – The Look of Love
12. Elvis Costello – Allison
13. James Brown – James Brown’s Boogaloo
14. Brook Benton – Mother Nature, Father Time
15. Mark Whitfield – Love’s in Need of Love Today
16. Bill Charlap – On the Sunny Side of the Street
17. Diz & the Sonnys – On the Sunny Side of the Street
18. Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby – Now You Has Jazz
19. Kenny Garrett – Killing me Softly
20. John Zorn – Mysterious Starling
21. Roberta Flack – In my Life
22. Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson – Pennies from Heaven
23. Ulf Wakenius – Believe Belft Below
24. John Scofield – Camelus
25. Don Byas – Over the Rainbow
26. Nancy Wilson – The Masquerade is Over
27. Mini All Stars – La joie de vivre
28. Bobby McFerrin – Jesus Makes it Good

Sep. 21st, 2016

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Catamount Community Radio - September 18, 2016

I've been busy getting ready for my trip to Pittsburgh, PA, so no blogging. I'll leave you with the playlist from Sunday's show, and I'll be back on the air October 2.


1. Charlie Rouse - Merci Bon Dieu
2. Marisa Monte – Alta noite
3. Freddie Hubbard – Little Sunflower
4. John Hiatt – Let’s give this Love a Try
5. Duke Ellington – Air-Conditioned Jungle
6. Matt Wilson – Main Stem
7. Hall & Oates – I’m Just a Kid (Don’t Make me Feel Like a Man)
8. Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums
9. Mark Knopfler – Baloney Again
10. Bill Charlap – Fantastic Rhythm
11. Wild Bill Davis – The Madison
12. The Beach Boys – Forever
13. Akiko Tsuruga – I Won’t Last a Day without You
14. Adriana Calcanhotto – Cantada (Depois de ter voce)
15. Jorge Drexler – Al otro lado del río
16. Prince Lasha – Congo Call
17. Frank Sinatra – The Gal that got Away
18. Jim Campilongo – Monkey in a Movie
19. Steven Bernstein & Antony Hegarty – Family Affair
20. Kalyanji – Dancing Drums
21. Dixie Hummingbirds – Christian Automobile
22. Steven Bernstein – Soul Serenade
23. World Standard – Silent Homecoming
24. Louis Jordan – (You Dyed your Hair) Chartruese
25. Josetxo Goia-Aribe – La luna y el toro
26. New York Dolls – Maimed Happiness
27. Tinariwen – Matadjem Yinmixan
28. Abdullah Ibrahim – Meditation / Mummy

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