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Thanksgiving Community Radio Radio - November 21, 2010

Just yesterday it was Halloween. Now Thanksgiving is upon us? What's next? Christmas? I guess Thanksgiving is a holiday I can buy into. Plus, I appreciate the time off.

I framed the show with Sly and the Stone's "Thankful and Thoughtful," and peppered the show with thanks giving songs, like Bing Crosby's "I've Got Plenty to be Thankful For,"

I've got eyes to see with
Ears to hear with
Arms to hug with
Lips to kiss with
Someone to adore

How could anybody ask for more?
My needs are small
I buy them all
At the five and ten cent store
Oh, I've got plenty to be thankful for

I even played tunes far from typical for the show, like Dido's "Thank You" and ZZ Top's cover of "I Want to Thank You." And two-hit wonder Andrew Gold's "Thank You For Being a Friend."

I reprised last year's playing of Howard Nemerov reciting his poem, "Thanksgrieving," this time with Horowitz playing Scriabin underneath:

"Infant mortality didn't, as they say, claim me, though it damn near did. So I grew what they call 'up.' To the childhood illnesses routine for those times I added only paratyphoid on my own. I was never starved nor did my parents whip me or leave me chained to the bed. Nor did I get born a Jew in Germany. Plus, I went to their war and didn't die of it. Leaving aside my adventures among the dentists (your teeth are fine but those gums have got to go), my skirmishes with medicine include but a couple of major operations and a few discomfortable bothers with skeleton and strings. I have so far stayed out of asylums and jails and given the smawth and fewth of my abilities, have been lucky in being steadily employed. I'm still with the same dame, have three sons; have lost to death up to this day only a few family and five good friends. So help me, life, I may still make it to the end."

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings, 10-12 (EST) on Power 90.5.

1. Sly & the Family Stone – Thankful and Thoughtful
2. Cassandra Wilson – Forty Days and Forty Nights
3. Miles Davis – Stella by Starlight
4. Randy Newman – Sail Away
5. ZZ Top – I Thank You
6. Ballin’ the Jack – Daydream
7. Teddy Wilson – All of Me
8. Al Green – Back Up Train
9. Bing Crosby – I’ve Got Plenty to be Thankful For
10. Bob Dylan – Tomorrow is a Long Place
11. Bob Marley – Give Thanks and Praise
12. Cassandra Wilson – Silver Pony
13. Howard Nemerov – Thanksgrieving
14. Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
15. Cassandra Wilson – Went Down to St. James Infirmary
16. Andrew Hill – Fish ‘n Rice
17. Sly & the Family Stone – Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
18. Harry Nilsson – Turn On Your Radio
19. Yo La Tengo – Be Thankful for What You Got
20. Andrew Gold – Thank You For Being a Friend
21. Wayne Shorter – Infant Eyes
22. Gene Krupa – Opus 1
23. Cassandra Wilson – If It’s Magic
24. Alex Cuba Band – Baílalo ahora
25. Hank Locklin – Please Help Me, I’m Falling
26. Joni Mitchell – Help Me
27. Charlie Parker w/ Strings – Just Friends
28. Sole Giménez – Gracias a la vida
29. Lee Dorsey – Who’s Gonna Help a Brother Get Further
30. Dido – Thank You
31. Sly & the Family Stone – Thankful and Thoughtful

Cassandra Wilson


Thank You

I'm touched. (But that's just one doctors opinion!)

Re: Thank You

I guess it was that or the full-body scanner.

October 2018



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