"I was listening to TV the other evening, more to the ads than to the shows, because I was interested in their rhetorical strategies. I didn’t get very far, but one thing I picked up on is the “most people believe that…” schtick. It goes like this: “Most people believe that X blah blah. Most people believe that Y blah blah. And most people also believe that Z blah blah. But the fact is that ¡ can help you with X, Y, and Z! blah blah.” This is very postmodern, this business of watching the ads and ignoring the shows, and the ensuing ennui and enervation cannot, or at least should not, be discounted. The Greeks called it abulia (βουλή). But Greek abulia couldn’t truly aspire to the status of the postmodern malaise of which we are currently victims. The Greeks didn’t have smart phones. Most people believe we are enveloped in a postmodern malaise. Most people believe that romance can fulfill you, give your life meaning, and provide you with contentment well into your golden years. Most people believe that radio is full of ads, cuteness, and REO Speedwagon oldies…. Fortunately, Catamount Community Radio is your antidote! It is clinically proven to be effective against heartbreak, inane radio, and post-modern ennui! And it’s FREE! I’m not going to ask you to donate so that you can get some hemp-hewn tote bag, or a chance to win a Volvo. And there are no ads. Sunday mornings, 10-12 at 90.5 FM, and streaming from Cullowhee right into your parlor at wwcufm.com. Oh yeah, that and a cover contest. We’ll see if Mary Ellen can defend."
Mary Ellen and Dandy tie on the cover contest. One of these Sundays Chris is going to join the upper echelon.
1. "The Poor Side of Town"
a) who is covering? - Nick Lowe
b) whose tune - Johnny Rivers'
2. "For the Roses"
a) who is covering? - Cassandra Wilson
b) whose tune? - Joni Mitchell's
3. "It's All in the Game" - This is an interesting one. The music, "Melody in A Major" was written by Charles G. Dawes, back in 1911. He was later Calvin Coolidge's vice president and also won a Nobel Prize. The lyrics were composed in 1951 by Carl Sigman and the tune was a hit in 1958 for Tommy Edwards. W heard Keith Jarrett lay it on the 88s.
4. "Without Love"
a) performed by - Johnny Cash
b) written by - Nick Lowe
1. Oscar Peterson – I Loves You, Porgy
2. Ray Barretto – Cocinando suave
3. Neil Young – Silver and Gold
4. Nick Lowe – The Poor Side of Town
5. Cannonball Adderley – Lover Man
6. Steve Earle – Rich Man’s War
7. Carl Stalling – The War Years Medley
8. Serge Gainsbourg – Cha cha cha du loup
9. The Bee Gees – Jive Talkin’
10. Cassandra Wilson – For the Roses
11. Duke Ellington – Harlem Air Shaft
12. Little Willie john – You Hurt Me
13. Sly & the Family Stone – Luv N’ Haight
14. Bill Frisell – Stringbean
15. Nat “King” Cole – All for You
16. Dr. John – Marie Laveau
17. Keith Jarrett – It’s All in the Game
18. Aníbal Troilo – Inspiración
19. Wendo K. Ngoma – Napessi Yo Mbongo
20. Larry Goldings – Everything Happens to Me
21. Paul Salem – Castro in the City
22. Johnny Cash – without Love
23. Blossom Dearie – Chez moi
24. The Staple Singers – Samson & Delilah
25. Red Baraat – Chaal Baby
26. Ben Riley - Nutty