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Catamount Community Radio - June 25, 2017

Got back a little after midnight last night from Atlanta. Driving the freeways of Atlanta is terrifying. Five lanes going each way, traffic moving at around 70 mph (even though the speed limit is 60), cars darting from one lane to another, often without using the indicator light. One car passed me on the right then cut back into my lane so close to me I really thought his car was going to bump mine. I did it, but it was stressful. I guess if you do it every day you get used to it and that helps explain the nonchalance of these drivers. But I'm a guy who is thankful when I make it to the grocery store the next town over and back safe and sound, so when I know I have to drive in Atlanta I worry, obsess, and stress for a month. The relief is good though, once you make it home.

I'm in another band, this time as bass guitarist. We've been rehearsing some for the last couple weeks, newish R&B I might call it: Erykah Badu, Jill Scott ... But also some older stuff: "Just my Imagination," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," etc. Keys, bass guitar, drums and a female vocalist. Our first gig is July 8 in Sylva. Looking forward to it. Some band names we've bandied about: "Clear and Present Strangers," "Sylva and Gold," "Sylva Soul Searchers."


1. Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson – I Want to be Happy
2. Sketch Show – Theme from a Summer Place
3. Koop – Soul 4 Sahib
4. Miles Davis – Blue in Green
5. Erykah Badu – Window Seat
6. Ernesto Lecuona – La comparsa
7. Chico Hamilton – Transfusion
8. Suzanne Vega – Luka
9. DNA – Tom’s Diner
10. Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – Every Time We Say Good-bye
11. The Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze
12. Robert Glasper – F.T.B.
13. Nick Lowe – I’m a Mess
14. Bruce Springsteen – The Wrestler
15. New York Dolls – Maimed Happiness
16. Lyte Funkie Ones – Summer Girls
17. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Summertime
18. Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind
19. Duke Ellington – Blue Serge
20. Marc Ribot – Fat Man Blues
21. Jill Scott – Golden
22. NEXT Collective – Thank You
23. Thelonious Monk – Well, You Needn’t
24. Erykah Badu – Other Side of the Game
25. Lester Young – I Can’t that You’re in Love with Me
26. Aníbal Troilo – Inspiración

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