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[email protected] with Paul Slavens: Live Blog for Oct. 11, 2009
by Paul Slavens 11 Oct 2009

Hey everybody! This is where you can leave your polite comments and suggestions for music to be played on the show. If you can find a link to where the music can be downloaded it always helps, especially if its hard to find. New to me this week: Danny Gatton, Spearhead, Devils, Juliette Greco, Santigold […]


Hey everybody!
This is where you can leave your polite comments and suggestions for music to be played on the show.

If you can find a link to where the music can be downloaded it always helps, especially if its hard to find.

New to me this week:
Danny Gatton, Spearhead, Devils, Juliette Greco, Santigold and Rasputina

Imogen Heap, “Tidal,” Ellipse
Danny Gatton, “Fandingus,” 88 Elmira Street
Michael Franti and Spearhead, “Say Hey,” All Rebel Rockers
Jimmy Rodgers, “Waltzing Matilda,” Best of
Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, “Withing the Universe,” Family Family Family Meets the Magic Christian
Iris Dement, “My Life,” My Life
Devils, “Dark Circles,” Dark Circles
Emiliana Torrini, “Me And Armini,” Me and Armini
Secret Chiefs 3, “Asron,” Xaphan
Salim Nourallah, “The Man Who Learned to Love,” Constellation
The Residents, “Death in Barstow,” Fingerprince
Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly, “Never Will I Marry,” Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly
Notwist, “Propellor 9,” Neon Golden
Andrew Bird, “11:11,” The Swimming Hour
Battles, “Prismism,” Mirrored
Juliette Greco, “La Fiancée Du Pirate,” Olympia 1955-66
10 cc, “Art for Art’s Sake,” Best of 10 cc
Van Cliburn/Beethoven, “Für Elise,” Worlds Favorite Piano Music
Mount Righteous, “TURN DOWN THAT RACKET!” Open Your Mouth
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Dear Prudence,” Very Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, “Moonlight in Vermont,” Trout Mask Replica
Lotte Lenya/Cabaret, “Telephone Song, “ Cabaret: Original Cast Recording
Rasputina, “DwarfStar,” How We Quit the Forest
Ethel Merman, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Merman Sings Merman
ELO, “MaMaMa Belle,” All Over the World
Santigold, “L.E.S. Artistes,” Santigold
Sigur Ros, “Staralfur,” Aegatis Byrjun
Zappa, “Navanax Pigs Music,” Civilization
Lynn Anderson, “Rosegarden, “ Greatest Hits

  • ok lets go
    anybody got any music they would like to suggest

  • Ron Bulla

    Hello Dr. Paul- Here are a couple of local suggestions and one not so local. Budapest One “Some Sweet Day”. Oddibe “You’re Right Now”. John Prine “Jesus The Missing Years”. Thank you good people of Denton, Tx. for your hospitality the past two days. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to see you play on my visit, Paul.

    Peace from the Ozarks.

  • Cliff

    Off to a great start! Thanks, Paul!

  • I used to be in Budapest One. Chad replaced me cuz he is a way cooler keyboardist.

    • Ron Bulla

      Ha! Yeah, I’ve seen you play B.O. before.

  • Great to hear Matthew and the Arrogant Sea tonight!! They are great. FYI Tony Ferraro from Eaton Lake Tonics produced that album. I emailed you a link to the new ELT album…. Can’t wait for the show!

  • danielhawn

    how about some Ghostland Observatory?
    Excellent band out of Austin, they’re playing the Paladium this Halloween.

    • I will try to get my hands on some before halloween

  • excellent, I went to thier myspace page buy couldnt get a download.
    dang RTB is in more bands than Ryan Williams.

  • Russ

    “Suzanne” by Leonard Cohen. Haunting, cryptic, very visual lyrics. Pure poetry. Any version, never heard a bad rendition. The Sandpipers had a dreamy version but good luck finding it (but I have it :). Noel Harrison had the most popular version, but probably not the best. Still have it on a 45.

    • I havent heard either of those versions, I have played Leonards and Nina Simones versions so much that I have to abstain for a long while.
      nice to know there are other versions of this great tune

  • Paul,
    I love your show! Will you get more air time on the new KERA sister station that launches soon?

    Would you consider playing my band on your show sometime? Here is a link to our site: http://www.myspace.com/treslechestrio

    I can email you a high res .mp3.

    It is a Afro-Cuban/Latin jazz inspired trio.

    Thanks for your consideration!

    • I will check it out, if you got an mp3 that is at least 320 kbs that would rock

    • Thanks Paul! Where should I send it to?

    • Just sent it to your email! Its 12MB, I hope you can get a file that big.

  • Ron Bulla

    I certainly effed that clever wordplay up. It should’ve been ” Yeah, I’ve seen you play with B.O. before. The sentiment was there.

  • Jason

    Maybe some Bibio. I like the album Vignetting the Compost. It’s like church…for those of us that don’t go.

    PS – they made me sing Waltzing Matilda in grade school. good memories.

  • Mike W

    Hey Paul, been enjoying the new Clientele cd Bonfires On The Heath

    check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/theclienteleofficial

  • Dan


    Thanks for the Secret Chiefs 3 and the Residents. It’s damn near impossible to hear scary music on the radio any more, not that most everything’s pre-programmed by the Central Scrutinizer. Maybe one of these days you might play some Pogues or some Oscar Brown Jr.

    Love the show. Keep up the splendid work.

    • steer me toward some Pogues and Brown

    • Dan

      Rum Sodomy & the Lash is my favorite Pogues album. Every track is outstanding, but most notable on that are “Sickbed of Cuchulainn,” “Dirty Old Town” and “A Pair of Brown Eyes” (not to mention “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”). But if I was programming a Christmas Show, I’d play “Fairytale of New York.”

      A few things from Oscar Brown are “Work Song,” “Somebody Buy Me a Drink” and “But I was Cool.”

  • Martin

    Hello Paul,

    I’d like to hear “Pistolero” by Juno Reactor if you can get a hold of it. Its a great Latin-flavored techno cut with some cool Flamenco guitar work.
    Thanks! Love the show BTW.


  • you should play “What a Good Boy” by BareNaked Ladies – either the original version from their first album, Gordon, or the live version from Rock Spectacle. thanks!!


    • ok, I will get on it for next time
      thanks for writing

  • Tim

    A couple of suggestions:
    Eilen Jewell “Everywhere I go”
    and Lord Tanamo ” I’m in the Mood for Love”

  • greg metz

    thanks always for some new and old great music! love to here some Van Dyke Parks- from 60’s ‘Vine Street’ or Palm Desert’ from Song Cycle. Very now!
    Check out – Wolves ‘Iron and Wine’.

  • what’s the name of the mount righteous track you just played?

  • danielhawn

    more Mount Righteous please!!!

    Speaking of John Congleton, how about some pAper chAse?

  • Marci Holloway

    I have been listening to your show for quite some time now and do not recall you playing anything from Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. This is a great old jazzy/country accoustical band featuring a wonderful vocalist, Maryann Price. She used to sing with Asleep at the Wheel singing beautiful duets with Ray Benson. I don’t expect you to find this tonight, but I have the album titled “Last Train to Hicksville”. A good track to introduce to your audience is “Sweetheart”.

    Thanks, love your show,

  • When I was a kid growing up in the area my parents used to listen to this radio station, KWXI (“kwix-ie”). They played what I think would be described as “easy listening” music – one step removed from (towards pop) from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin et al. I’m thinking you could play us some more of it. I remember this one song with lyrics that went something like “♫ Taking the hills up to Africa-bimi ….” (yeah, I know: “Huh?”), with a line of lyrics alternating with a sequence of trumpet notes (“♫ Paa pa-pa-paa pa-pa-paa pa-pa-pa-pa-paaah”). Another song had a woman with an alto voice singing a chorus that began”♫ Go-oo-ood-bye … go-oo-ood-bye ….”; somewhere in the verse was the line “Gooodbye my love …”. Hell, all of these lyrics may have been from the same song for all I can remember.

    So how’s this for a wild goose chase? This station was broadcasting locally in the late sixties. Any possibility of tracking these songs down? I wonder if there’s an archive of radio station playlists out there.

  • Jason

    There’s no casting like broadcasting, like no broad that I know!

  • greg metz

    thanks always for some great old and new sounds!
    how about some 60’s Van Dyke Parks- Palm Desert or Vine St. from Song Cycle
    could have been now!
    appreciate the Beefheart.
    might check out Wolves – ‘iron and wine’

  • Stephen Becker

    Hey, if you’re playing Santigold, why not some M.I.A.? It might be nice to play something for the people who only know her from the ubiquitous “Paper Planes.” I would suggest “XR2” or “Bamboo Banga.”

  • Kerry

    Yeah, play some Eaton Lake Tonics. Great rock m’ roll.

  • Cliff

    Thanks for the old-school ELO! The rumours that I was pumping my fist in the air are greatly exaggerated.

  • Les Connally

    are you going to be moving to the new station? Will you still be keeping 90.1 time?

    And I concur! A shout-out to Betsy! (Ethel Merman.. How funny!)

    or as my friend says HQF

    great show tonight!

  • Russ

    Highbrow: a person who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.

  • $|_@|

    hey Paul!

    Given how cold it is right now, how about playing the track “Call the Ships to Port” by Covenant. It’s a very wonderful techno track that evokes in me visions of those very cold winter days and nights with some powerful lyrics to boot.


  • Luna, “Malibu Love Nest”, off of 2005’s “Rendezvous”.

  • thanks for another fun night
    see you next week

  • evan

    long time listener just thought i would post what has been running in my head as of late 🙂

    the most serene republic , slaraffenland , men as trees “From the Crow’s Nest, Looking Out”
    snowblood too oh and efterklang

  • cory

    The thing is, to put a motor in yourself.

  • Elaine

    The new Eaton Lake Tonics CD is out soon.. how about debuting it on your program?