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Catamount Community Radio - December 6, 2015

I watch the students park their cars in the outside. I can't grasp why, if there are isolated spaces galore, they park in the space right next to another car... Or why people drive down the freeway in clumps rather than spacing out the best they can. I think it is merely the social gene that I lack and that everybody else has.

X.Ray is talking about how he doesn't watch many movies any more ... He wants to watch movies, just not right now. That's the same for me. I want to watch movies (and TV shows too), just not right now. I have DVDs of "The Rockford Files," "Louie," and "Parks and Reaction" sitting on the shelf waiting to be seen. I have a documentary on Clark Terry that I haven't seen waiting for me, along with a Mexican movie or two.

Friday I jumped into the Toyota and drove down to Atlanta, checked into the Highland Inn, and then saw myself my third Nick Lowe show. He was backed by a band called "Los Straightjackets," kind of a rockabilly unit. These guys wear matching suits and ties ... but different Mexican wrestling masks. Nick did some tunes by himself with his guitar, played most of the tunes backed by the band, and let Los Straightjackets do a few tunes by themselves. My third Nick Lowe show, my second at the Variety Playhouse. He is as charming as ever. When he plays the toe-tappers, he shakes his left leg like Elvis Presley. With the band he played such tunes as "Christmas at the Airport," "I Knew the Bride when She Used to Rock and Roll," and "Somebody Cares for Me." By himself he played his "What's so Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?" "People Change," and "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day." Great show. Sometimes I think to myself, "I'm glad Nick Lowe isn't more famous than he is, because it's so much more fun seeing him in these venues where you can sit wherever you want or stand in front of the stage, rather than sitting in an assigned seat in an arena a hundred and one miles from the stage. The only problem with going to Atlanta to see Nick Lowe is the "going to Atlanta" part. Driving on I-85 is for me like being an unwilling participant in the Daytona 500: cars zipping by, changing lanes ... Terrifying. Anyway, check out my pics at Mondo Marco.

Did a father / son thing. Dad Dewey Redman playing one tune and son Joshua Redman plaing another.

Next week, I'll play Lloyd Glen's "Sleigh Ride," Mel Tormé's "Christmas Song" along with some version or other of "I'll be Home for Christmas."

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 on WWCU-FM Cullowhee.


1. John Lewis – December, Remember
2. Omer Avital – Arrival
3. Nick Lowe – A Dollar Short of Happy
4. Freddie Hubbard – Full Moon and Empty Arms
5. Charlie Parker – White Christmas (fragment)
6. Andy Kirk (w/ Mary Lou Williams) – Moten Swing
7. Nick Lowe – Somebody Cares for Me
8. The Cactus Blossoms – This Boy
9. The Beatles – This Boy
10. Grant Green – Cantaloupe Island
11. Vinicius Cantauria – Vivo isolado do mundo
12. Roger Miller – Old Toy Train
13. The Voodoo Trombones – Do it your own way
14. Walter Smith III – Henya
15. Jimmy Reed – Christmas Present Blues
16. Nick Lowe – Rise Up, Shepherd
17. Nick Lowe – Christmas at the Airport
18. Dewey Redman – I Should Care
19. Joshua Redman – Hide and Seek
20. Marvin Pontiac (John Lurie) – Now I’m Happy
21. Dinah Washington – I Sold my Heart to the Junkman
22. Nick Lowe – Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
23. Unknown Hinson – With his Money (and your Love)
24. Tom Zé – Toc
25. Simon and Garfunkel – 59th Street Bridge Song
26. Nick Lowe – Love’s got a lot to Answer for
27. Heavenly Gospel Singers – When was Jesus Born

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