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Live Blog for July 19 2009: [email protected] with Paul Slavens
by Paul Slavens 19 Jul 2009

Welcome ! This is where you can post your tasteful comments and suggestions about tonights show. I got introduced to some interesting new things this week, most notably The Greyboy Allstars and Florence and the Machine. I also was reintroduced and reminded that Scott Walker is an interesting artist to explore. Hope you like the […]


Welcome ! This is where you can post your tasteful comments and suggestions about tonights show.
I got introduced to some interesting new things this week, most notably The Greyboy Allstars and Florence and the Machine. I also was reintroduced and reminded that Scott Walker is an interesting artist to explore. Hope you like the mix, and remember , I very much need your suggestions to keep the show fresh and varied. Who have I overlooked, or underplayed?

Billie Holiday, ” That’s Life I Guess,”  Lady Day: Best Of
Robert Gomez,  “At Nemli Bats,”  Pine Sticks and Phosphorus
Levon Helm, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,” Electric Dirt
Nouvelle Vague, “Heart Of Glass (Blondie),” Bande A Part
Klaus Nomi, “Lightning Strikes,” Encore!
Greyboy Allstars, “What Happened to Television,” What Happened to Television
The Kingston Trio, “The World’s Last Authentic Playboy,”  The Capitol Years
Florence And The Machine, “Between Two Lungs,”  Lungs
Scott Walker, “Orpheus,” In 5 Easy Pieces
Alice Coltrane, “Stopover Bombay,” Journey In Satchidananda
Broken Social Scene, “Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl,” You Forgot it in People
Jackson C Frank, “Milk And Honey Blues,” Run the Game
Xavier Cugat, “La Cumparsita (The Masked One),” Rumba Rumba
Sharleen Spiteri, “You Let Me Down,” Melody
Ciro Monteiro, “Formosa,” Brazil Classics
Dolly Parton, “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You,” Greatest Hits
Steve Miller Band, “Space Cowboy,” Best Of
Led Zeppelin, “Tangerine,” Led Zep III
Matmos, “Mister Mouth,” Supreme Balloon
Bosque Brown, “So Loud,” Baby
Sly Stone, “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” Greatest Hits
Bostitch, “Autobanda,” Tijuana Session #3
Astrud Gilberto, “So Nice (Summer Samba),” Greatest Hits
Kalim Brothers, “Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi,” Hawaii
Otis Spann, “I Just Want a Little Bit,” Encyclopedia of Early Blues Classics
Laura Veirs, “Spelunking,” Year of Meteors
Gogol Bordello, “Samio’s Day,”  Gogol Bordello vs Tamil Muskat
M.Ward, ” Dead Man,” Trasfiguration of Vincent

  • who will be the first to comment tonite?

  • hbelknap

    liked it so i looked it up

    robertgomezmusic.com for more info

    • its a beautiful album
      his earlier albums are also lovely and well worth the time

  • Brent

    How about some Flim and the BB’s fom the Tricycle album.
    Thanks for bringing so much enjoyment to our Sunday nights.

    • never heard of them
      I will begin the search

  • Francois

    Ah yes that was some good weirdo Nomi 😉

  • John

    Greezy Wheels: Smooth Operator an Austin group from way back that I know doesn’t get heard enough (at all)

    • Kelly

      Hi, Paul,
      How about some Morphine from the album The Night?

  • Cliff

    Hey, I searched your past setlists and didn’t see any Ratatat…. check them out. I’ve been digging their album Classics in particular. Good instrumental stuff with slippery synths.

    • Travis

      Its funny I was going to suggest the same thing! They have a great song called montanita. hope to hear some…

  • thanks, some challenging requests
    some things are harder to find than others
    but I love it all
    keep up the suggestions

    what did you think of the Florence and the Machine track?

    • Cliff

      I mistook the Florence and the Machine for Bjork. It was cool.

  • Ron Bulla

    I’m recommending a song that I don’t know the name of or if it is available in any form except in the movie “The Three Amigos”. You know the one- where Steve Martin, Martin Short and Chevy Chase sit around the campfire singing as the animals chime in.

  • I dont know it, but perhaps one of our intrepid blogger/listeners will know

    • hbelknap

      Holy mercy – i had this on LP … Steve Miller Band, “Space Cowboy,” – steve miller local artist ?

      • really, I guess I didnt know that
        Dallas or FT Worth?

        • hbelknap

          Dallas – from wikipedia –> In 1950, the family relocated to Dallas, Texas. While at St. Mark’s School of Texas, Miller formed his first band, The Marksmen. Miller taught classmate William Scaggs — better known later by his nickname Boz — guitar chords so that he could join the band. After leaving St. Mark’s — “I got kicked out,” he recalled with a laugh in a 2004 interview[3] — Miller graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in the Lakewood area of Dallas in 1961. T-Bone Walker visited the Millers and was recorded by Sonny Miller; Steve has said that Walker formed a significant influence on his guitar style.

  • Willelee

    Hey Paul,

    This is a songwriter named Mickey Newbury from the 70’s. Maybe you heard of him, maybe not. Anyways, he’s great.

    here is a single track zipfile I made for you. Maybe you’ll play it on the show

  • mark

    Paul, my son just reminded me of a wonderful Robert Fripp adventure – the League of Crafty Guitarists. The disc I have is “Show of Hands” and there is a live performance disc out there too. Beautiful vocals too. See what you think…

    Mark Scruggs

    • oh yes
      I have not featured any Frippery on my show for quite some time
      it will be a pleasure to dig him out and spin him

  • Mike R


    Can you play some Ali Akbar Khan, the great sarod player who passed away a month ago (exactly a week before MJ)?


    • I will see if I can locate some
      thanks for a great suggestion

  • Reece

    How about some obscure bowie?
    And Fishland.

  • what was the beep beep honk honk song that just came across the airwaves? Was that the Matmos Mr Mouth Supreme Balloon?

  • Ron Bulla

    Bosque Brown. Beguiling.

  • john gallant

    Hoyt Axton, Pretty Things ( the old 60’s, 70’s band), Phoebe Snow, Doug Kershaw, NRBQ. Do you prefer just artist names, names and albums, or specific songs?

    • I will take whatever you got when it comes to suggestions !

  • Oh, and as a suggestion for helping me out on the odd song, look for Ethel Smith – queen of the Hammond Organists (she was a featured artist) playing her signature tune Tico Tico. She discovered it in argentina listening the back alleys and it was her regret that she didn’t copyright it as it would have made her rich! Always beautifully attired and with a lot of skill you can see her play the chart on youtube.

    • wild
      I just played a version of Tico Tico recently, cant recall who it was though
      this sounds very alluring
      thanks for the exotic suggestion

      • Francois

        “Gogol Bordello” : SO KEWL !!!

  • obscure bowie gets played on this show for sure, maybe a nice Bowie/Eno instrumental
    yes that was Matmos with the weird bleeps and bonks, pretty cool huh?

    (no Ten Hands allowed, sorry)

  • puddinghead

    How about something from Mark Mothersbaugh’s scores for Wes Anderson’s movies.

  • Ann

    I think it would be fun to hear some Dixie Chicks since they seem to be on a black list.

    • I thought that was all in the past
      Im not a huge DC fan , but that doesnt matter
      I will see if I can find something compelling to play

  • Ron Bulla

    “Blue Shadows” of course! Thanks hbelknap.
    Mickey Newbury- immortalized in the song “Luckenbach, Texas” by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Remember the line, “Newbury’s train songs” ?

  • hbelknap

    great set tonight .. thanks Paul

  • Ron Bulla

    Thanks Paul.

  • wmwms

    The soundtrack to ‘Thin Red Line’ – the Melanesian Choir – haunting and beautiful…

  • thanks everybody !
    such fun
    especially thanks for the suggestions
    you rawk !!!!

  • mark

    after hours note – I really enjoyed hearing your music on the anniversary show –

  • Here’s the best 200 new songs in the world.

    (And hardest to get on!)

    “100 Plus Favorite Music from Youtube and Myspace”

    In a world of misses, here are 100+ hits!
    The internet is the world’s first worldwide JUKEBOX
    And this is the first worldwide best music list from that jukebox. This list is NOT approved by any corporation!

    From Dallas home of the art and media revolution including Post-Bands music,

  • Rawlins Gilliland

    GREAT show tonight! Thrilled people are chiming in. You’re the man!

  • Paul,

    I caught the show for the first time last night. I used to listen to KERA, because I loved the eclectic blend of music. I stil have the KERA Sounds Sessions CD featuring Amsterdam. It was a delight to hear that fun blend of music on the radio again, and I will make every effort to catch you on Sunday nights.


    • TYE

      Here are a few of my top favorite finds this past week

      Bombay bicycle club- Autumn
      Nickodemius- dessert dancer and mi swing es tropical
      Miike snow
      Hey champ- cold dust girl
      Yeasayer- tightrope
      Fever Ray- which is the lead singer of the knife, Karin Dreijer Andersson

  • Oso Closo

    Hey Paul.

    You should play more of our stuff.

    -Oso Closo