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Catamount Community Radio - November 16, 2014

In an effort to lose some weight I decided to start running. I had my first run November 6. Yesterday I took my second ... So I guess I'm due for another run around November 24.

Practiced piano last night for three hours. I impressed even myself (who else am I going to impress?).

Can you have a bad dream about radio? Yes. You dream about being late, dead air. I wasn't late this morning, and everything went pretty much as planned.

In a spurt of inspiration I wrote this last night for my Facebook post to promote the show:

"Sunday morning, time for Catamount Community Radio: it's what all the smart, slightly nerdy, artistic kids listen to. I've got three cover contest questions set in stone, and two alternates, one of which will be question number four. We'll hear a few tunes from Nick Lowe's 2007 album "At my Age," some groovy jazz (and I'm not using "groovy" as a synonym for "good" or "hip," but rather to mean that there are good grooves incrusted into the grooves of them there records). We might let a couple singer-songwriter types hang out with us, if they promise not to be too morose and angst-ridden, and we'll jump into the time machine once or twice, just as casually as if we were jumping into a hot tub. Catamount Community Radio, you can bet your bottom dollar it's more fun, and less ethically questionable, then monkeys stapled onto border collies running around herding sheep at halftime of an NFL football game. Coffee time, stay warm and tune in."

Mary Ellen comes back to win the cover contest this week, edging out Nick/Gaby and Jim Dandy.

1. What's the name of the tune, and who is covering it. "The Charleston" AKA "The Charleston Rag." Written by Eubie Blake and covered here by Stephan Grapelli and Django Reinhardt. ("C'mon up to my apartment; we'll listen to some Django Reinhardt records and I'll show you my etchings" - my usual schtick)

2. Bill Charlap and friends play a tune. What's the title? - "The Odd Couple Theme." Dandy points out that it was written by Neil Hefti, who also penned the Batman theme. I believe Jim is in the middle of a Batman marathon.

3. A two part question: First, who is playing the piano on the cover; and secondly, who is doing the original? - Brad Mehldau, Sufjan Stevens

4. What's the name of the tune? - "Baby Elephant Walk" (a tune written by Henry Mancini. I remember my grandmother playing it on the piano when I was but knee-high to a grasshopper)

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (Carolina Time) on WWCU.

1. Hary Nilsson – Turn on your Radio
2. Larry Goldings & Harry Allen – Lucky am I
3. Nick Lowe – Freezing
4. Deli Sosimi – Di bombs (instrumental)
5. Omer Avital – Sabah El-Kheir (Good Morning)
6. Nick Lowe – A Better Man
7. Nick Lowe – Feel Again
8. Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt – There is no Greater Lover
9. Django Reinhardt – The Charleston
10. Youssou N’Dour – Tourista
11. Kurt Rosenwinckle & Joel Fraham – What’s Your Beat?
12. Bill Charlap et. al. – Theme from the Odd Couple
13. Louis Armstrong – I Want a Little Girl
14. Nick Lowe – Love’s Got a Lot to Answer For
15. Sonora Ponceña – Woody’s Blue
16. Danny O’Keefe – Got Time Charlie’s got the Blues
17. The Meters – Sassy Lady
18. Brad Mehldau – Holland
19. Sufjan Stevens – Holland
20. Zapp & Roger – So Ruff, So Tuff
21. Teddy Wilson – Coquette
22. World Standard – Silent Homecoming
23. Ted Nash – Baby Elephant Walk
24. Nick Lowe – The Other Side of the Coin
25. James Hunter – The Hard Way
26. Omer Avital – New Song
27. Camille – Quand je marche
28. Thelonious Monk – Blessed Assurance



Holy Brain Pan

Out-Riddled Again.

Re: Holy Brain Pan

Mary Ellen got no. 4 because they used it on the Simpsons.

Re: Holy Brain Pan

It is such a familiar tune. I was thinking it was a Herb Albert song so took a stab at whipped Cream (because I know you love that album cover. hehe)

June 2019



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