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Catamount Community Radio - November 8, 2015

I got some good news this past week. An article I wrote was accepted for publication, pending a few revisions. I have been striking out on articles lately, so this was great news for me. My elation lasted for about a day, and soon enough I was back to my usual lugubrious thoughts. I think the cause of our anxiety and melancholy is probably that we dwell too much on the past and the future rather than living in the flow of the moment. The best ways I know of to live in the moment are to play music (not a piano recital), to play a sport that involves a ball, or to teach a class. After a good class I come out with this sort of exalted feeling inside .... that eventually dies down when I start dwelling once again on yesterdays and tomorrows.

The show today was slightly sloppy; but what do expect? It's free-form radio, where stuff can, does and will happen. Still, I think sometimes rough-edges give character to a show.

Played a few from Tom Waits, a couple from Nick Lowe, a little Kentucky finger picking from Merle Travis. An Elvis Presley number with an amusing false start ... Elvis, sitting on his couch, playing a bass guitar with his sunglasses on, that's how I imagine him. And looky see what I found on the world wide web:


OK, he's sitting on the davenport, without sunglasses. He's waiting for the Beatles to show up. He's feeling a little threatened by their popularity.

During one of the breaks I ran a promo for the Recreational Center. They mention fitness programs that include "pilates" - sounds like "polottis" Sounds more like some Italian desert than exercises.

Tex Ritter sang Johnny Mercer's "I'm an Old Cowhand":

I'm an old cowhand from the Rio Grande
And I learned to ride before I learned to stand
Well I'm a ridin fool who is up to date
I know every trail in the Lone Star State
'Cause I ride the range in a Ford V-8

Man, I don't know when that internet stream is coming back. I'm feeling resignation, that's what I'm feeling.

1. Larry Goldiings – Road Song
2. Joshua Redman – Easy Living
3. Tom Waits – Jockey Full of Bourbon
4. Ben Webster – King’s Riff
5. Tex Ritter – I’m an Old Cowhand
6. Chet Atkins – Autumn Leaves
7. Nick Lowe – Hope for us All
8. Charlie Parker – Thriving on a Riff
9. Susie Arioli – Here’s to the Losers
10. Duke Ellington – Little Brown Book
11. Ray Charles – Tell the World About You
12. Freddie Hubbard – Wichita Lineman
13. Tom Waits – Walking Spanish
14. Matt Wilson – You Bet
15. Phineas Newborn, Jr. – Barbados
16. Anita O’Day – An Occasional Man
17. Nick Lowe – A Better Man
18. Merle Travis – Nine-Pound Hammer
19. Jamey Johnson – A-11
20. Elvis Presley – Young and Beautiful
21. Cornelius – Brazil
22. Orinn Evans – The Sound of Philadelphia
23. Lord Creator – Paint Up, Clean Up Time
24. Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley – Never Will I Marry
25. Nick Lowe – Hope for Us All
26. James Brown – Mother Popcorn #2
27. Steven Bernstein – Ripple
28. Doris Troy – Just One Touch
29. Futuristic Ensemble – Davenport Blues
30. Tom Waits – Step Right Up
31. Arnem Stepanyan – Es Kirsher, Lousnyag, Es Kirsher

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