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Sep. 15th, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - September 15, 2019

I was looking though my CDs, seeing if I could find some fodder for the show. I don’t alphabetize my CDs, sort them by genre or anything … you might say it’s a … it’s a … free form mélange of eclectica. Or you might just say it’s mere chaos (a word with no plural). Even so, I know where certain CDs can be found without too much trouble. I ran across one that I had never listened to before: a Woody Herman anthology. He of the Thundering Herd. A dude played some pretty swinging Woody Herman tracks on WKCR a couple weeks back, so I thought, I’m going to give this disc a listen. But when I opened it up the case, there was no CD inside. I couldn’t help but think that it was perhaps symbolic of something: packaging sans product: body without soul. But sometimes an empty CD case is just an empty CD case ... or not.

Anyway, tune in to Catamount Community Radio Sunday morning, 10-12 at 90.5 FM, or streamline it on the interstate at wwcufm.com. You don’t know what you’re gonna get, but unlike that Woody Herman CD, there will be content of some sort.


Jim Dandy will be waring the metaphorical cardboard cover contest crown this week, as he edged Mary Ellen. We had a new player this week, Steve …

1. Jacob Collier et. al. do "Flintsones" How many characters can you name? (Fred and Barney don't count). Among answers are Bam Bam, Wilma, Betty Mr. Slate, the Great Gazoo.

2. "Spooky" was first released as an instrumental in 1966. Who is doing the cover that we listen to? - Dusty Springfield

3. I need title, author, and covering guitarist.

a) "What the World Need Now is Love"
b) Bacharach / David
c) Bill Frisell

4. Who is covering the theme from the Roadrunner cartoon? - The Barenaked Ladies


1. David Sánchez – Ven esta cançao
2. Lee Dorsey – Ya Ya
3. Peter Tosh – The Crimson Pirate
4. Wynton Kelly – Come Rain or Shine
5. Jacob Collier – Flintstones
6. Steven Bernstein – Manic Depression
7. Jamey Johnson (w/ Allison Krauss) – Make the World Go Away
8. Ben Webster – Foe O’Clock Drag
9. Nick Lowe – Crying Inside
10. James Jamerson – Behold
11. Dusty Springfield – Spooky
12. Clifton Chenier – Boggien’ in New Orleans
13. Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry on their Own
14. Joseph Spence – The Crow
15. Sly & The Family Stone – (You Caught Me) Smilin’ Again
16. Miguel Zenón – Perdón
17. Serge Gainsbourg – Intoxicated Man
18. Kronos Quartet – Crepuscule with Nellie
19. Nancy Wilson – Alone with my Thought of You
20. Chu Berry – Maelstrom
21. Coleman Hawkins – I Talk to the Trees
22. John Gorka – I’m from New Jersey
23. Bill Frisell – What the World Needs Now is Love
24. Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong – Azalea
25. Woody Herman – Blowin’ Up a Storm
26. Andre Williams – The Monkey Speaks his Mind
27. Barenaked Ladies – Roadrunner
28. Teddy Wilson – Zonky
29. Sonny Boy Williamson – Help Me
30. Lord Kitchener – Fallslake
31. Nobukszu Takemura – Fallslake
32. Prince Lasha – A.Y.

Sep. 8th, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - September 8, 2019

Here’s the debate, which the internet seemingly hasn’t solved: Do late-night comedy shows, which are recorded live, use canned laughter? Some people on the internet say no. The schtick is funnier live than on the small screen, they say, and these people really are a’ hootin’ and a’ hollerin’ like that, in part because they have warm-up comedians on before the taping starts, and by the time the shows record, the audience is in the mood for giggles. Others say, of course they’re using canned laughter, if only to enhance the real laughs they’re also getting.

Of the two schools of thought, I tend toward the latter. I feel pretty confident that they are using canned laughter to enhance the overall effect. I watch SNL or Trevor Noah and I think to myself, at least some of that laughter is canned, because it ain’t THAT funny. A student pointed out to me that those laugh tracks were recorded way back in the fifties. If that’s true, then a percentage of the folks we hear laughing by now is dead. So, when we watch a sit-com or a late-night comedy show we are, unwittingly, listening to the chuckles and guffaws of ghosts. But who really cares if it’s true or not? Sort of like in that Edgar Poe story, where Dupin says, “that is possible, but not interesting.”

I can unequivocally state that Catamount Community does not use canned laughter. OK, OK. I have used it, but sparingly. I used it once or twice or 657 times, usually when I said, “C’mon up to my apartment and we’ll listen to some Django Reinhardt records and I’ll show you my etchings.” Or, “Catamount Community Radio, your source for easy listening music.” But in my defense, my use of canned laughter is totally tongue-in-chic. I’m not pretending that anybody is actually laughing at the inane things I say. And that’s where SNL and I part ways. They’re deceiving you into laughing at things that are really not that funny, whereas I am making you sort of half smile and shake your head.

Where is this going anyway? It doesn’t matter. Just comb your hairs and come downstairs, for it is time for Catamount Community Radio. 10-12 Sunday morning at 90.5 FM and streamlining on the interstate at wwcufm.com. Fall in with the pack and dig the shellac.


Dandy and Mary Ellen again tie on the Cover Contest. The truth is, though, that I think Mary Ellen guessed on 3 and 4 and got them both right. Jeff in third place.

1. What tune is Vincent Segal picking? - "Under my thumb"

2. Who is covering "She Smiled Sweetly"? - Billy Bragg

3. Maxayn covers "Gimmie Shelter" - from which album?

a)___ Exile on Main Street
b)___ Sticky Fingers
c)_X_Let It Bleed

4. "Tumblin' Dice" - from which album?

a)_X_ Exile on Main Street
b)___ Sticky Fingers
c)___ Let It Bleed


1. Matt Wilson – 25 Years of Rootabagas
2. Yusef Lateef – Psychicemotus
3. Sun Ra – Daddy Gonna Tell You no Lies
4. Count Basie – The Dirty Dozens
5. Vincent Segal -Under my Thumb
6. Jamey Johnson – A Way to Survive
7. Lee Morgan – Minor Strain
8. Joseph Spence – I’m Gonna Live the Life I Sing About in my Song
9. Joseph Spence – Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer
10. Billy Bragg – She Smiled Sweetly
11. Sonny Rollins – Love Letters
12. Kronos Quartet – Tabú
13. Earl Hines – Child of a Disordered Brain
14. Kronos Quartet – Dracula 2
15. Dan the Automator – Perhaps (Someday the Roof Will get Fixed)
16. Norah Jones – Sleeping Wild
17. Thelonious Monk – Criss Cross
18. Asha Bosle – Mera Kuchh Samaan
19. Notalgia 77 – Island in the Sun
20. Maxayn – Gimme Shelter
21. Wayne Shorter – Penelope
22. Ben Webster & Art Tatum – My Ideal
23. Pickin’ on Series – Tumblin Dice
24. Miles Davis – Devil May Care
25. Lester Young – Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
26. Lester Young & Teddy Wilson – All of Me
27. Jeff Beck – Good-bye, Pork Pie Hat

Sep. 1st, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - September 1, 2019

The blurb:

"Were he still alive today, Lester Young would have turned 110 this past Tuesday. One of the great tenor saxophonists and innovators of jazz, he was known as “the President” or “Prez.” Or, “Pork Pie Hat,” because that’s the kind of thinking cap he rocked. He killed it with the Basie band, driving the dancers and the jazz heads crazy. His tone was a little thin, but his inventiveness was limitless. He could take two choruses or 18; the ideas just kept coming. He held the horn crooked, jutting out sideways. And yet … there is often a tragic tinge to these jazz geniuses. Prez was drafted into the Army in ’45 or ’46. Though a fluent jive talker, he was by temperament soft-spoken, gentle and introverted. He wasn’t suited to Army life. Caught with weed in his locker, or who knows what all happened, he was dishonorably discharged. The experience seemed to have scarred him, and selon les éminences grises, his music didn’t regain its earlier spark.

Charlie “Mockingbird” Parker, were he alive today, would have turned 99 this past Thursday. As an alto saxophonist and bandleader, he was perhaps jazz’s greatest revolutionary. His fingers moved over the keys like Kansas City lightning. His harmonic sense was nuanced and he was, briefly at least, a musical superstar (around the time of the Charlie Parker with Strings album). Asked what was his best on wax, he replied, “my best is not yet on wax.” And yet… he had a hard time keeping his appetites in check; didn’t make it to 35. The doctor who examined his corpse estimated his age to be between 50 and 60. Poor old Yardbird-a-Rooney.

The good news is that Prez and bird live. I’ll be spinning the discs of these two titans, along with other selections for your dining and dancing pleasure on this little show of mine, Catamount Community Radio. You can listen at 90.5 FM, and the show will be streamlining at wwcufm.com. 10-12 Sunday morning, coming down."


Dandy and Mary Ellen tie once again on the cover contest

1. Those Darn Accordions do "Low Rider." Whose tune? - War's

2. Joel Harrison picks one

a) what's the title? - "This Land is Your Land"
b) Who wrote it? - Woody Guthrie

3. "Wichita Lineman" performed by its writer

a) written by - Jimmy Webb
b) a big hit for - Glen Campbell

4. Count Basie plays a tune. What's the title? - "I Ain't Got Nobody"


1. Allison Miller – Otis was a Polar Bear
2. Count Basie – Cherokee (pt. 1)
3. Count Basie – Cherokee (pt. 2)
4. Charlie Parker – Old Folks
5. Abdullah Ibrahim – The Balance
6. Those Darn Accordions – Low Rider
7. Fats Waller – Cash for your Trash
8. Brad Mehldau – Alfie
9. Bunny Wailer – Bide Up
10. Count Basie – Doggin’ Around
11. Bill Charlap – Lucky to be Me
12. Joel Harrison – This Land is Your Land
13. Charlie Parker – Blues for Alice
14. Eartha Kitt – C’est si bon
15. Horace Silver – Calcutta Cutie
16. Count Basie – Honeysuckle Rose
17. Pearl Bailey & Frank Sinatra – A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing
18. John Coltrane – Satellite
19. Ken Nordine – Bury it Yourself Time-Capsule
20. Jimmy Webb – Wichita Lineman
21. Lester Young – One O’Clock Jump
22. Charlie Parker – Mango Mangue
23. Slim Gaillard – Groove Juice Special
24. Charles Mingus – Good-bye Pork Pie Hat
25. Count Basie – I Ain’t Got Nobody
26. Joni Mitchell – You Turn Me On (I’m a Radio)
27. Abdullah Ibrahim – Jabula
28. Dr. Dre – What’s the Difference?

Aug. 25th, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - August 25, 2019

The blurb:

"For all its myriad charms, one thing that Catamount Community Radio has traditionally lacked is gravitas. It has been, almost from its inception, nothing but nonsense and absurdity. Imagine a middle-aged man, going gray around the temples, sitting behind his desk in a tweed jacket with patches on the elbows, a pensive look upon his face. He gets up, comes out from behind the desk, and he’s wearing clown shoes. He asks you to take a seat and you proceed to descend upon a whoopie cushion. As Shakespeare so aptly put it,

…. alas, poor Darling, this
Is Catamount Community Radio in a Nut Shell,
Cast into Darkness and Infinite Space.

As part of CCR’s “Project Gravitas,” I pledge to stoically stick to spinning jazz records, in spite of jazz’s cacophonous nature and its annoying tendency to do this “I’ll take a solo, and then you take a solo, and then she takes a solo, we trade fours, hit the head and it’s a bop” thing. Jazz, America’s music, is what my legions of listeners long for. Along with Japanese electronica and accordion music, it’s who we are at Catamount Community Radio.

So, tune in Sunday morning 10-12, for some seriously serious music and for sober commentary in which tongue and cheek dare not meet. Tune your radio to 90.5 FM or listen on the World Wide Web at wwcufm.com."


Jim Dandy retakes the crown as this week's cover contest king.

1. "If I Were a Carpenter"

a) who is covering? - Bob Seger
b) whose tune - Tim Hardin's

2. El Vez - "Mexican Can"

a) whose hit? - I was thinking Lee Dorsey, but I think the Pointer Sisters' version was more popular.
b) who wrote it? - My man, Allen Toussaint
c) Whose guitar riff do you hear quoted? Jim Hendrix's ("Voodoo Chile")

3. The Darcys - "Deacon Blues." Whose tune? - Steely Dildo's

4. What's the title and whose tune?

a) "Promises, Promises"
b) Burt Bacharach and Hal David's


1. Marcus Roberts – Single Petal of a Rose
2. Charlie Parker – My Little Suede Shoes
3. Eleni Mandell – Magic Summertime
4. Walter Smith III – Henya
5. Billie Holliday – East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
6. Bob Seger – If I were a Carpenter
7. Count Basie – I Ain’t Got Nobody
8. Dizzy Gillespie – Con Alma
9. The Jolly Boys – Love on the Telephone
10. Joshua Redman – The Crunge
11. Nick Lowe – The Beast in Me
12. El Vez – Mexican Can
13. Roy Hargrove – Joy is Sorrow Unmasked
14. Bob Dyan – She Belongs to Me
15. Alum Rock Park (?)
16. Gladys Knight – Come Sunday
17. Johnny Dankworth – Dodson & Fogg
18. Japanese Nonsense 1
19. Elvis Costello – Every Day I Write the Book
20. Charlie Parker - Bloomdido
21. Charlie Parker – Just Friends
22. The Darcy’s – Deacon Blues
23. Miguel Zenón – Juguete
24. The Spaniels – Do Wah
25. Eric Friedlander – Promises, Promises
26. Count Basie – Every Tub
27. Lenine – A Rede
28. John Scofield – Georgia on my Mind
29. Kenny Barron – Melancholia

Aug. 18th, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - August 18, 2019

The blurb:

"Catamount Community Radio is a mood. Well, actually it’s many moods. There’s your pensiveness and your childish glee. There’s that whimsy and that sort of tongue-in-cheek playfulness, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find any anxiety or fear. You have your compassion for all of humanity, but not an iota of pessimistic anguish. There’s that general sense of well-being, but not a bit of sadness or melancholy. Well, maybe a smidgen of melancholy every once in a while, but the good kind. So, tune in, 10-12 Sunday morning at 90.5 FM, or stream it on your device at wwcufm.com. You won’t get those two hours back, but you won’t want them back!"


Mary Ellen edges Dandy to win the Cover Contest for the second consecutive week.

1. "Rainy Days and Mondays"

a) The Carpenters
b) Cracker

2. Keeling Beckford - "Groove Me" (King Floyd)

3. Diddie (Ditty) Wah Ditty

a) original artist - Blind Blake
b) covered by - Ray Cooder
c) guest artist on piano - Earl "Fatha" Hines


1. Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran – Pretty Girl
2. John Sebastian – Welcome Back
3. Dizzy Gillespie – Groovin’ High
4. The Tams – Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
5. Ben Allison – Green Al
6. Al Green – Full of Fire
7. Cracker – Rainy Days and Mondays
8. Lord Creator – Paint Up, Clean Up
9. Ben Wendel – Fall
10. The Wailers – Duppy Conqueror
11. Jonie Mitchell – Help Me
12. Keeling Beckford – Groove Me
13. Thelonious Monk – Bye-ya
14. Marisa Monte – Alta noite
15. Robert Glasper – F.T.B.
16. Niun Niggun – Download Sofist
17. Louis Armstrong – Among my Souvenirs
18. Fred Hersch & Julian Lage – Beatrice
19. Glen Campbell – Ghost on the Canvas
20. Charlie Parker – The Hymn
21. Blind Blake – Diddie Wah Ditty
22. Ry Cooder (w/ Earl Hines) – Ditty Wah Ditty
23. Marc Ribot – It Could Have Been Very Very Beautiful
24. Harry Nilsson – Turn On Your Radio
25. Toby Keith – Sundown
26. Elwood – Sundown (fragment)
27. Arthur Prysock – What a Difference a Day Made
28. Dan Tepfer & Ben Wendel – Pannonica
29. Solomon Burke – Got to Get You off my Mind
30. Enrico Rava – Easy Living

Aug. 11th, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - August 11, 2019

The blurb:

"MARY ELLEN: I’ll take Catamount Community Radio for $35.99, Al.

AL: The show is reputed to be more fun than this.

MARY ELLEN: What is “two barrels of monkeys”?

AL: Correct.

MARY ELLEN: Catamount Community radio for $18.50.

AL: The show streams from Kalamazoo to this Asian metropolis.

MARY ELLEN: What is Katmandu?

AL. That’s it.

MARY ELLEN: Catamount Community Radio for $12.99

AL: The airwaves are snatched from the electric guitars and this or these take over.

MARY ELLEN: What is jazz?

AL: I’m sorry; the two correct answers are, “what are saxophones?” or, “what are accordions?”

JIM DANDY: I’ll take Catamount Community Radio for $16.95, Al.

AL: These two articles of attire are essential for listening to the show.

JIM DANDY: What are boogie shoes and a thinking cap?

AL: Correct.

JIM DANDY: Catamount Community Radio for $32.00.

AL: The show is characterized by shenanigans and this.

JIM DANDY: What is radiophonic tomfoolery?

AL: That is correct.

JIM DANDY: Catamount Community Radio for $79.95

AL: Daily Double! Special audio question: Identify this guitarist, a regular on the show.

(music plays)

JIM DANDY: Who is Marc Ribot?

AL: I’m sorry, the correct answer is, “Who is Bill Frisell.”

AL: Final question. Write down you answer and your wager. The muscatel is kept here.

MARY ELLEN (written response): Where is the oven? -$100.

JIM DANDY (written response): Where is the oven? - $100.

AL: That’s it for this evening, but join us Sunday mornings at 90.5 F.M and streaming at wwcufm.com, for music and more!"


Mary Ellen wins the cover contest, with Dandy and Jeff nipping at her heels.

1. Who is singing and what is a vegemite sandwich?

a) Colin Hay
b) an Australian vegetable spread

2. "The Boxer" - Whose tune and who is singing

a) Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkel)
b) Waylon Jennings

3. D.J. Zeta - "Out of a Funky Drummer Summer". What tune was the beat lifted from and who came up with that beat in the first place?

a) James Brown - "Funky Drummer"
b) Clyde Stubblefield

4. "Lipstick Traces" - Written by which NOLA icon? - Allen Toussaint


1. Kaki King – Night After Sidewalk
2. Willie Nelson – Recollection Phoenix
3. Charlie Parker – Tico Tico
4. Simon & Garfunkel – America
5. Frank Zappa – Twenty Small Cigars
6. Colin Hay – Down Under
7. 3 Cohens – Blueport
8. G len Campbell – Am I All Alone (or is it only me)
9. Thelonious Monk – Just a Gigolo
10. Anderson .Paak – Put Me Thru
11. Waylon Jennings – The Boxer
12. Olivier Manoury – Let’s Cool One
13. Sun Ra – State Street
14. Sonny Rollins – St. Thomas
15. Bob Seger – Beautiful Loser
16. Miharu Koshi – L’absinthe
17. Rex Stewart – Love is in my Heart
18. Willie Rosario – La cuesta de la fama
19. Paul Motian – Be Careful, It’s my Heart
20. Marcus Roberts – Elite Syncopations
21. Porter Wagoner – Be a little Quieter
22. Los Eskizos – I’m Rowed Out
23. J.C. Davis - Monkey
24. D.J. Zeta – Out of a Funky Drummer Summer
25. Bebo Valdés – Lamento Cubano
26. Was (Not Was) – Semi-interesting Week
27. Thelonious Monk – Suburban Eyes
28. Clarence “Frogman” Henry – Ain’t Got no Home
29. Benny Spellman – Lipstick Traces
30. Astor Piazzola – Oblivion
31. Red Rodney – Dig This Menu, Please!
32. Dave Douglas – Mkiljsang
33. Nicholas Payton – Junie’s Interlude
34. Ella Fitzgerald – Solitude

Aug. 4th, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - August 4, 2019

The blurb:

"How to solve a difficult crossword puzzle.

Start by filling in all you can. And then, when you get stuck, just start filling in the empty spaces with the letters CCR, each time followed by a little heart. If that gets monotonous you can write in the name of that boy you got a crush on, “Chad” for example, followed by a little heart. You could even use the C of horizontal Chad as one of the C’s of vertical CCR. Before you know it, every blank will be filled in. For example…"

1. Herbie Nichols – Lady Sings the Blues
2. John Mellencamp – Baltimore Oriole
3. Machito – Mambo, Pt. 1
4. Gne Ammons – A House is not a Home
5. The Rolling Stones – Waiting on a Friend
6. Bill Charlap – Not a Care in the World
7. Matt Wilson – We Must be Polite
8. B.B. King – Hully Gully Twist
9. Dave Douglas – November
10. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up
11. Count Basie & Lester Young – Indiana
12. Faron Young – Country Girl
13. Nick Lowe – Somebody Cares for Me
14. Adriana Calconhotto – Cantada (depois de ter voce)
15. Link Wray – Jack the Ripper
16. The Mills Brothers w/ Bing Crosby – Lazy River
17. Bruce Springsteen – Hello Sunshine
18. Jone Henderson Lotus Blossom
19. Spike Jones – St-St-St Stella
20. Ketama – Vente pa’ Madrid
21. Claude Thornhill – Sometimes I’m Happy
22. Django Reinhardt – Undecided
23. Moondog – Moondog’s Theme
24. Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz – Girl of my Dreams
25. Shelia Jrdan – Baltimore Oriole
26. Sun Ra – Enlightenment
27. John Kirby & his Onyx Club Boys – Coquette
28. Avishai Cohen – Continuo
29. Jean Shepherd – Many Happy Hangovers to You
30. The Coasters – Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart
31. Herbie Hancock – Theives in the Temple

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 at 90.5 FM and streaming at wwcufm.com

Jul. 28th, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - July 28, 2019

The blurb:

"Antonio Machado writes in what is probably his most famous poem,

Caminante, no hay camino,
el camino se hace al andar.

(Traveler, there is no path,
The path is made by walking.)

I struggled a moment translating this. 'Caminante' is literally 'one who walks.' A translation I found on-line used 'wayfarer,' which is more accurate perhaps, but who says 'wayfarer'? The sentiment of this poem is more-or-less akin to the old adage that the journey itself is the thing, rather than the destination. But if that is the case, why walk? Swing low, sweet Cadillac, and let’s roll. But lacking a Cadillac – a Cadillac lack – the next best thing is a Catamountcommuntyradiomobile. This car has climate control (Saharan desert, tropical rainforest, bracing North Sea breeze) it has power windows, power brakes, power steering and a powerful motor under the hood. It goes zero to sixty minutes in half an hour (or less, downhill) and comes in both English and Metric. So tune in Sunday morning at 10:00 and we’ll turn you into a passive automaton … I mean ... you can take this baby for a test drive! Catamount Community Radio, at 90.5 on the FM dial and streaming right into the stereophonic speakers of your gleaming new automobile at wwcufm.com."

Mary Ellen and Jim Dandy tie in the Cover Contest for the third straight week.

1. What's the title and who is the guitarist?

a) "Brazil"
b) Django Reinhardt

2. Marcus Miller plays what and by whom?

a) "Higher Ground"
b) Stevie Wonder

3. Herbie Mann plays a tune. What's the title and who had a hit with it?

a) "I Won't Last a Day without You"
b) The Carpenters

4. What's the title, who is playing it on the guitar, and which group (the most prominent one) had a hit with it?

a) "Goin' out of my Head"
b) Bill Frisell
c) Little Anthony and the Imperials


1. Doctor Rockit – Male James Bonding
2. Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics – Cha Cha
3. Sir Douglas Quintet – Song of Everything
4. Ben Allison – Man Size Safe
5. Abdullah Ibrahim – Meditation /Mummy
6. Django Reinhardt – Brazil
7. Cassandra Wilson – I’ll be Seeing You
8. Barney Bigard – Lull at Dawn
9. K.C. & the Sunshine Band – Boogie Shoes
10. Marcus Miller – Higher Ground
11. Julian Lage – Love Hurts
12. Frank Sinatra & Slim Gaillard Trio – Cement Mixer
13. Aaron Goldberg – Yoyo
14. Nick Lowe – Blue on Blue
15. Christian McBride Big Band – Thermo
16. Dionne Warwick – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
17. Alan Pasqua – Turn out the Stars
18. Herbie Mann – I Won’t Last a Day without You
19. Tinariwen – Chet Boghassa
20. Duke Ellington – Blue Serge
21. The Neville Brothers – Voo Doo
22. Esbjörn Svensson – Did They Ever Tell Costeau?
23. Bill Frisell – Goin’ out of my Head
24. The Ravens – Ol’ Man River
25. Colin Hay – Waiting for my Real Life to Begin
26. Orchestre Mode Suces – Diffamation ya Nini

Jul. 23rd, 2019


Mind Entaglements

When I’m lying in bed trying to get to sleep, or climbing a big hill on my bicycle, or taking a shower, I play little mental games, which I have dubbed “mind entanglements.” As human beings we live in time. In fact, not to get deep on you or anything, what is art … music, literature … but a way of dealing with time? I have a ton of these mind entanglements: list baseball players of the 1970s (Luis Tiant, Mark Fidrych, Harmon Killibrew), celebrities whose first and last names start with the same letter (Charlie Chaplin, George Gershwin, Marilyn Monroe). One of my recent ones is combining two famous people; the last name of person one is the first name of person two. For example:

Michael Jackson Pollack
Bob Hope Hicks
Dwight Howard Cosell
Lebron James Brown
Deborah Harry Houdini
Cole Porter Wagoner
Elton John F. Kennedy
Aretha Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bob Dylan Thomas
Elizabeth Warren G. Harding
Ray Charles Barkley
Pee Wee Herman Melville
Nina Simone de Beauvoir

Oh, and here’s one that combines three,

Danny Thomas Jefferson Davis

I won’t bore you with more, but my favorite that I’ve come up with:

Hans Christian Anderson Cooper

Jul. 21st, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - July 21, 2019

The blurb:

"Time has a funny way of playing tricks on you. We all know it’s elastic and relative. My dog is six and thus each year of his life up to the moment is like 16.7% of his lifetime. I on the other hand have reached the august, ripe, young age of 56; therefore, each year of my life is a mere 1.8% of my existence. .167≠ .018. Ergo, time is relative. Quod erat demonstratum. This week I was robbed of 24 hours. It happened sometime between Tuesday and Thursday. Each day has 24 hours, therefore the accumulated time should have been 72 hours, if my mental math serves me. But of those 72, only 48 were granted to me, the other 24 vanished, or were seized by malevolent forces. All of a sudden, people on TV are saying, “I hope you have a nice Friday evening.” And I’m like, “it’s not Friday, it’s Thursday.” And this morning, Friday morning, all the Saturday morning radio shows are on. I did some mathematical calculations, and measured my coffee consumption, and it turns out science reinforces that it really is Saturday. But to me it’s Friday. And why is my own private reality somehow inferior to “scientific reality”? Answer me that. Anyway, just this once I’m going with science and I’m going to show up at the station tomorrow at around 9:50 for my “Sunday” morning show. 10-12. Catamount Community Radio, SUNDAY mornings at 90.5 FM in Cullowhee and thereabouts and streaming on the world wide web at wwcufm.com. Cover contest in effect."

Mary Ellen and Dandy tie in the cover contest for the second straight week.

1. "Manic Monday"

a) a hit for whom? - The Bangles
b) written and performed by - Prince

2. Brian Bromberg plays a tune on the bass

a) title - "All Blues"
b) composer - Miles Davis

3. Stacey Kent sings "You've Got a Friend"

a) written by - Carole King
b) a big hit for - James Taylor

4. "I Love my Label"

a) performed by - Wilco
b) written by - Nick Lowe


1. Dewey Redman – Joie d avivre
2. Dave Dudley – Six Days on the Road
3. Eliane Elias – You and the Night and the Music
4. Big Star – Thirteen
5. Ben Webster – Five O’Clock Drag
6. Sly & the Family Stone – If You Want Me to Stay
7. Prince – Manic Monday
8. Yusef Lateef – The Three Faces of Balal
9. Albert Collins – Frosty
10. Mel Tormé – All of You
11. Charlie Hunter – Come as You Are
12. KC & the Sunshine Band – Boogie Shoes
13. Brian Bloomberg – All Blues
14. James Brown – Talk to Me
15. Djavan – Lambada de sepente
16. Jay McShann – I’m Beginning to See the Light
17. Ella Fitzgerald – Too Darn Hot
18. Coleman Hawkins – The Sheik of Araby
19. Brad Mehldau – Still Crazy After all these Years
20. Soako y la Propiead – Si Dios fuera negro
21. George Cables – Blue Heart
22. Craig Handy – Slippin’ and Slidin’
23. Stacey Kent – You’ve Got a Friend
24. Caentano Veloso & Gilberto Gil – Haiti
25. Arthur H – Naïve derviche
26. Soseph Spence – Livin’ on the Hallelujah Side
27. Wilco – I Love my Label
28. Ben Riley – Nutty
29. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Little Demon
30. Roberto Pulido – De garza a la palmita huapango
31. Kronos Quartet – Dracula 2

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