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Catamount Community Radio - September 12, 2010

Yesterday, for the most part, was a rainy day. One of my first thoughts upon awakening was, "I love the sound of the rain falling." And fall it did, hard, for most of the day. But it cleared up in the late afternoon just in time for the football game, which I didn't go to. But I did take a bike ride, listening to a podcast of "This American Life" on my earbuds as I rode. (I expected earbuds to alarm the spellcheck, but no. "Podcast" did, though.) After the game, and long after I was home from my ride, the rain resumed. Yesterday as I was preparing my playlist, I included a few songs about rain, but since today is a gorgeous (as my moms would say) sunny day, I only played a few of them.

So, what did I play today?

I played Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan (stew, I'm always tempted to add) tear up Cole Porter's "Anything Goes." The only thing missing was the lyrics, which include

If driving fast cars you like,
If low bars you like,
If old hymns you like,
If bare limbs you like,
If Mae West you like
Or me undressed you like,
Why, nobody will oppose!
When every night,
The set that's smart
Is intruding in nudist parties in studios,
Anything Goes.

I played a couple versions of Sly Stone's "In Time," the original and Maceo Parker's cover. Maceo plays it like Maceo, because he IS Maceo.

For the nth week in a row, I played a little Mexican music. This time, Toña la Negra singing "La alondra."

Speaking of Mexico, I played Juana Molina singing "Rudo y Cursi." This is from the box office smash hit of the same name. Rudo and Cursi (in Spanish, more or less "coarse" and "cheezy") are two brothers who become soccer stars in Mexico. Rudo is a tough goalkeeper who may have the record for most time without a goal against him; and Cursi, his brother, is a flashy player whose skill is in soccer but whose dream is to be a pop singer. The film is a tale of their rise and fall. It turns out that the two are happier before and after their brief stint as soccer stars. Here's Cursi (played by Gael García Bernal) covering Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me."

I played Monk's "Pannonica." A catchy little number, which even my daughter caught (I caught her humming it, although admittedly I have been trying to learn it on the piano).

I may be getting some publicity here on campus soon for the show. So maybe my long promised show on Detroit, my long promised show on trains and trucks will soon materialize. Stay tuned.

Catamount Community Radio, on WWCU-FM. Sunday mornings from 10-12 (North Carolina time).

1. John Coltrane – After the Rain
2. Jelly Roll Morton – Dirty, Dirty, Dirty
3. Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan – Anything Goes
4. Dinah Washington – September in the Rain
5. Louis Armstrong – Weather Bird
6. Joshua Redman – Visions
7. Earl Hines – Grand Terrace Shuffle
8. Thelonious Monk – Pannonica
9. Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabate – Igi Bani
10. Ben Allison – Goin’ Back
11. M. Ward – Let’s Dance
12. Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie and Clyde
13. Freddie Hubbard – Red Clay (fragment 1)
14. Benny Green – Sheik of Araby
15. Sly & the Family Stone – In Time
16. Bob Marley & the Wailers – There She Goes
17. Matt Wilson’s Arts and Crafts – Tenderly
18. Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze?
19. Juana Molina – Rudo y Cursi
20. Fats Waller – There’s a Girl in my Life
21. Dizzy Gillespie – Blue n’ Boogie
22. Little Richard – Hurry Sundown
23. Olivier Manoury – Let’s Cool One
24. Herbie Nichols Project – Blue Shout
25. Maceo Parker – In Time
26. Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown – September Song
27. Toña la Negra – La alondra
28. Freddie Hubbard – Red Clay (fragment 2)
29. Joseph Spence – Living on the Hallelujah Side


Serge et Brigitte


Fan Mail from Some Flounder

I love your show! I love reading about your show. I love your blogs about your show.
I love "Rudo y Cursi" too. I'm a fan of all of their films (Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna) and supply them all here at my video store.
Good luck. I'm You're Biggest Fan!

Re: Fan Mail from Some Flounder

Thanks, Jim Dandy,

You're the best! With friends like you, who needs enemies? For that matter, who needs enemas?!! (snare, cymbal)

May 2018



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