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Catamount Community Radio - January 26, 2014

Yesterday around noon the freezing rain started. By the late afternoon everything - except that which was heavily salted- was covered with with a thin sheet of ice. I rode my bike in to the office, but walked home, not wanting to risk slipping and wiping out. The good thing for me was that not a soul was at the park so I could take Roscoe off the leash to play frisbee without worrying about him charging people and killing them with affection. He caught one in the air, which brings his lifetime total to five.

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Roscoe brings the frisbee back for another toss

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Car in the ditch this morning. I was driving maybe ten or fifteen MPH on the ice.

I had a little trouble today with one of the CDs I burned for the show. Skips and freeze-ups. I just threw it in the trash. Still, I think that live, seat-of-your-pants, free-form, radio is much preferable to flawless corporate or automated radio.

I think I've been doing radio for almost fifteen years ... It was last century when I got started. Today there was a first. On the Glen Jones Radio Programme last week I heard Hall and Oates' "I'm Just a Kid (Don't Make me Feel like a Man)" and I really dug it. So I played it today ...Never thought I'd see the day when I'd play Hall and Oates on Catamount Community Radio. But it happened today. But don't be holding your breath for the Journey, the REO Speedwagon, the Phil Collins. Probably not gonna happen.

I played one of my favorite pianists, Bill Charlap, doing "Jump." The tune is only two and a half minutes long, but the tempo is extremely up. I quipped that it was short but in tents, like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves camping experience.

Dandy wins the cover contest AGAIN! ... edging out Susan and Mary Ellen by just a point or two.

1. We listened to Bruce Springsteen do his "Blinded by the Light." The question had two parts: one, who had a hit with it; and two, how best can you misconstrue the lyrics?

JIM: "Wrapped up like a douche..."
MARY ELLEN: "Wrapped up like a douche rolling in the night..."
SUSAN: "Wrapped up like a douche another roamer in the night."

The actual lyric is "revved up like a deuce / another runner in the night." Why did everybody focus on this lyric? The song is five minutes long and has a zillion words. I'll bet Bruce doesn't do this tune in concert. It would be impossible to remember all the words.

2. Al Green sang his "Take Me to the River," one of the great pop songs of all time. The question was who later had a hit with it. I was thinking Talking Heads, but I would take Foghat. Foghat. Foghat. Barry Watson used to jam to Foghat on the drum set, with the headphones on. I thought it was the epitome of cool. I saw Foghat at Castle Farms. I don't think they'll ever be considered one of the greatest hard rock bands ever.

3. Hank Williams, "Move it on Over" - Who had a hit with it? The mother scratcher skipped up a storm so I had to abort. But the answer is George Thorogood.

4. Larry Goldings and Harry Allen did "The Look of Love." The question is what songwriting duo wrote the tune - Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (right coast) on WWCU.

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1. Esbjörn Svensson Trio – The Message
2. George Benson – Stormy Weather
3. Olivier Manoury – Let’s Cool One
4. Thelonious Monk – Little Rootie Tootie
5. Nick Lowe – Cracking Up
6. Dinah Washington & Brook Benton – Baby, You’ve Got What it Takes
7. Ralph Towner – Always by Your Side
8. Del McCoury – Amnesia
9. Bruce Springsteen – Blinded by the Light
10. Larry Goldings & Harry Allen – Lucky am I
11. Earl Van Dyke – Behold
12. Al Green – Take Me to the River
13. Yusef Lateef – Psychicemotus
14. Jimmy Lunceford – Stratosphere
15. Israel “Cachao” López – Descarga Mexicana
16. Si Zenter – Calcutta
17. Hank Williams – Move it on Over
18. Willie Tee – Teasin’ You
19. Benny Goodman Sextet – Breakfast Feud
20. Benny Goodman Sextet – I Found a New Baby
21. Larry Goldings & Harry Allen – The Look of Love
22. Serge Gainsbourg – Ces petits riens
23. Serge Gainsbourg – Couleur café
24. Louis Armstrong – I Never Knew
25. Hall and Oates – I’m Just a Kid (Don’t Make me Feel Like a Man)
26. Charlie Parker – Moose the Mooch
27. Bill Charlap – Jump
28. Cynthia Richards – Conversation
29. The RH Factor – Distractions 4
30. Fiona Apple & John Brion – Everyday
31. Kronos Quartet – Tabú
32. Anat Cohen – Veinte años

Comments

Yo

We get outta da hospital tonight, so I should be able to listen to the radio show on the intanet on Sunday.

Re: Yo

Yippee.
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