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Catamount Community Radio Radio - January 23, 2011

I had a little Tennessee sipping whiskey and then went to bed early last night. I felt like a million and one bucks this morning. Right now, though, it's a little hard to concentrate, since the fan on the heater in my office is squeaking like mother-scratcher. There. I removed the front panel and turned the darn thing off. Peace.

The cold in Jersey was getting to be too much for old X.Ray Burns, so he headed to the Caribbean for a cruise, leaving Jonsey alone to do the show alone last week. Glen played some good stuff, giving me some ideas for my own playlist this week. (Shatner, Teenage Anarchist, Ian Dury).

I played Phil Retrospector's brilliant mash-up of Amy W. and Oasis, then Amy herself (with whom I'm involved in a complicated relationship). I wonder if I should have reversed the order. I think it worked out fine.

Ninety-nine percent of what we see on the interstate tubes is garbage. One percent is wonderful. So we waste a lot of time trying to find that marvelous one percent. I once ran across an episode of an old Nashville TV show in which an arguably hung over Roger Miller did "Husbands and Wives." The show was a little rough around the edges. I sort of wish TV was still like that. That show was definitely part of the good one percent.

Coleman Hawkins, "The Big Head." What can I say?

We jumped into the time machine and heard Scott Joplin duet with a banjo picker.

A couple of Mexican tunes: the Tucanes de Tijuana's catchy "Jugo a la vida," and luego, Los Broncos de Reynosa, with the great Paulino Vargas on the accordion.

Ian Dury:

...I'm busy sorting out the problems of the world.
And when I reveal all I may get a crinkly mouth.
I've given my all to the task at hand unstintingly.
When it's all over I'll rest on my laurels.

Here for a moment is a glimpse of my plan:
All the kids will be happy learning things.
The wind will smell of wild flowers.
Nobody will whack each other about with nasty things.
All the room in the world.

It was a lot of fun; the two hours zipped by. Catamount Community Radio, on Power 90.5. Sunday mornings, 10-12 (EST).


1. Brad Mehldau – I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face
2. Heinz von Herman Trio – Ugly Beauty
3. La Sonora Ponceña – Woody’s Blue
4. Phil Retrospector – Looking Back is a Losing Game
5. Amy Winehouse – Love is a Losing Game
6. William Shatner – Real
7. Scott Joplin – Swipsey Cakewalk
8. Ornette Coleman – Ramblin’
9. Alison Krauss – Baby, Now that I’ve Found You
10. Roger Miller – Husbands and Wives
11. Mouse on Mars – Owai (fragment)
12. Neil Young – This Old Guitar
13. Kronos Quartet – Tabú
14. Coleman Hawkins – The Big Head
15. Los Tucanes de Tijuana – Jugo a la vida
16. John Lennon – Bless You
17. Ian Dury & the Blockheads – You’ll See Glimpses
18. The Absolute Monster Gentlemen – When You Get Back
19. Marisa Monte – Para mais ninguem
20. Trygve Seim – Himmelrand I, IV
21. Merle Haggard – Runaway Mama
22. Against Me! – I Was a Teenage Anarchist
23. Los Broncos de Reynosa – La muerte cruzó el Río Bravo
24. Greg Hopkins Quintet – Here’s to my Lady
25. Buck Owens – Under the Influence of Love
26. Mystical – Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin’ Me Against the Wall)
27. Kenny Burrell – Lost in the Stars
28. The Mighty Sons – Stand by Me


Coleman Hawkins


Ian Dury

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