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Catamount Community Radio - October 19, 2014

I bought a new set of headphones because the old pair had one ear shorted out...and because they were simply getting kinda raggedy. But I forget to bring the adapter for the new pair, and thus had to do the show without headphones. It's weird because on the headphones you can hear the signal exactly as the listeners do, but without headphones as soon as you mash the microphone button, the monitor goes off, so if music is still playing, you can't hear it, and you can hear your voice as you normally hear it inside your head. What you have to do is look at the needles on the board, if you can see them bumping up and down, you know you are broadcasting. Anyway, I think I pulled it off pretty well.

I had a 48 hour trip to Greenville, SC. I went down to the park by the river to see the waterfalls, ate some awesome sushi, listened to some jazz, and, oh yeah, went to my conference at Furman University. Besides rolling over to Asheville a few weeks ago to buy my suit, I hadn't been out of town for months. And the truth is that I'm a little selfish: I like traveling by myself. I get to eat where and when I want to eat, drink what I want to drink, go to jazz clubs, go to bed when I feel like it, and walk three and a half miles to a restaurant, and then another three and a half miles back downtown again.

Zas turned blue:



Jelly Roll Morton played "Kansas City Stomp," and explained to Alan Lomax the importance of the "break" in jazz.

Susan wins the cover contest. Jim and Mary Ellen didn't have their best day.

1. We heard first Herbie Mann and then Akiko Tsuruga play a tune. The question was, what was the tune and who had a hit with it? - The Carpenters, "I Won't Last a Day without You." Apparently Jim and Mary Ellen are not big Carpenters aficionados!

2. Who is singing and bumpin' the bass on this cover of Steve Miller's "The Joker"? - I was shocked that nobody recognized the one and only Bootsy Coolins. C'mon, people! It's BOOTSY! Don't fake the funk, or your nose will surely grow.

3. Neil Young recorded an album with Jack Black on vintage equipment, making the recordings sound like they were made in the twenties. Why, I don't know. There are several covers on it, one of which is "Changes," which we listened to today. Whose tune was it? - Phil Ochs's.

Sit by my side, come as close as the air
And share in a memory of gray
And wander in my words
Dream about the pictures that I play of changes

Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall
To brown and to yellow, they fade
And then they have to die
Trapped within the circle time parade of changes

Scenes of my young years were warm in my mind
Visions of shadows that shine
'Til one day I returned and found they were
The victims of the vines of changes

The world's spinning madly, it drifts in the dark
It Swings through a hollow of haze
A race around the stars
Journey through the universe ablaze with changes

Moments of magic will glow in the night
All fears of the forest are gone
But when the morning breaks
They're swept away by golden drops of dawn of changes

Passions will part to a strange melody
As fires will sometimes burn cold
Like petals in the wind
We're puppets to the silver strings of souls of changes

Your tears will be trembling, now we're somewhere else
One last cup of wine we will pour
And I'll kiss you one more time
And leave you on the rolling river shore of changes

So sit by my side, come as close as the air
And share in a memory of gray
And wander in my words
Dream about the pictures that I play of changes

4. Somebody covers Tom Waits' "Way Down in the Hole." Who? - Steve Earle.

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

1. Cannonball Adderly – Stars Fell on Alabama
2. Lester Young – Up ‘n Adam
3. Ella Fitzgerald – Trav’lin Light
4. Donny McCaslin – Merjorana Tonosieña
5. Rufus Wainwright – Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
6. Roy Hargrove – Strasbourg / St. Denis
7. Herbie Mann – I Won’t Last a Day Without You
8. Akiko Tsuruga – I Won’t Last a Day Without You
9. Etta James – A Lover is Forever
10. Thelonious Monk – Pannonica
11. Ben Allison – Green Al
12. WAM – The Awakening
13. Bill Charlap – A Quiet Girl
14. Fatboy Slim & Bootsy Collins – The Joker
15. Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys – Deep Water
16. Jay McShann – I’ll See You in my Dreams
17. Merle Travis – I’ll See You in my Dreams
18. Mel Tormé & Was (Not Was) – Zas Turned Blue
19. Merle Travis – Cannonball Rag
20. Neil Young – Changes
21. Charlie Parker – She Rote
22. Allen Toussaint – St. James Infirmary
23. Sarah Vaughan – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
24. Fats Waller – You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams
25. Jelly Roll Morton – Kansas City Stomp
26. Paul Simon – Question for the Angels
27. Steve Earle – Way Down in the Hole
28. Bob Marley – One Drop
29. Bobby McFerrin – Jesus Made it Good

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Comments

Re-Boot in Progress

I actually had Bootsy as my original answer but it was purely a guess based on that I know you love Bootsy and that I know he's funky. But eventually, realizing that I didn't know ANY of the answers and not wanting to ruin a perfect score with a lucky guess, I changed Bootsy to my non-answer, while leaving the word bootsy in the sentence as a hint to my original "guess" and then ultimately changing it back to "boot".

Re: Re-Boot in Progress

Crap, Jimm, you fooled me. That makes you the co-winner. I was sloppy reading your answer.

Re: Re-Boot in Progress

Sorry man, you didn't miss anything and I didn't mean to imply that. I was only saying that I almost made a wild guess and almost made a vague reference. But I didn't actually. I may be a grave robber but I'm not a grade grubber. I will be obvious if I'm guessing and take my poison when I'm wrong.
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