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The Paul Slavens Show Live Blog: Dec. 22, 2009
by Paul Slavens 20 Dec 2009

Hello, and let’s listen to music and hear from you about what you think and what you would like to hear. As always, leave a link to whatever music you suggest, if possible. Remember, this show operates largely on your input. Hey, ho, lets go! The setlist: Akron Family, “Many Ghost,” Set ‘Em Wild, Set […]


Hello, and let’s listen to music and hear from you about what you think and what you would like to hear.
As always, leave a link to whatever music you suggest, if possible.
Remember, this show operates largely on your input.
Hey, ho, lets go!

The setlist:

Akron Family, “Many Ghost,” Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free
The Temptations, “Ball of Confusion,” Motown’s Greatest Hits
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, “Doctor Blind,” Knives Don’t Have Your Back


Leonard Cohen, “Tower of Song,” I’m Your Man
Grace Jones, “Well Well Well,” Hurricane
Kenny Burrell, “Dead Heat,” 2 Guitars


The Magnetic Fields, “I Don’t Want To Get Over You,” 69 Love Songs Volume 1
Yma Sumac, “Wimoweh,” Ultimate Collection
Latin Bitman, “The Instrumento,” Colour
Joni Mitchell, “California,” Blue


Lee Fields & The Expressions, “Do You Love Me (Like You Say You Do),” My World
Diana Krall, “Pick Yourself Up,” The Very Best Of Diana Krall
C.W. Stoneking, “I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive,” Hiram and Huddie Vol. 1 Hiram


Killing Joke, “Wardance (John Peel – 17/10/79),” The Peel Sessions 79 – 81
Ravel/Alban Berg Quartet, “String Quartet in F (1903) / IV – Vif et agite,” Debussy and Ravel String Quartets
Pink Floyd, “Bike,” The Piper at the Gates of Dawn


Daniel Folmer, “Rescue Squad,” The Roaring Twenties
Cookin’ on 3, “Burners Cars,” Cars
Patrick Watson, “Beijing,” Wooden Arms
PJ Harvey, “The Slow Drug,” Uh Huh Her


Talking Heads, “The Great Curve,” Remain In Light
The Books, “If Not Now, Whenever,” Lost And Safe
Atmosphere, “Sunshine Sad Clown,” Bad Summer Number 9


Hendrick, “City Lights,” Exhale
Jaco Pastorius, “Forgotten Love,” Jaco Pastorius
Left Banke, “Walk Away Renee,” Rolling Stone Magazines 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

  • ok , who will be first?

  • Russ

    Just listenin’. Carry on.

  • Jim

    I will be. See if you can play some Pomplamoose. Good song is Beat the Horse:

    Website (Beat the Horse can be played directly from the site or bought): http://www.pomplamoose.com/

    Video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oJgqbgvInk&feature=fvst

    • just played that track 2 weeks ago, I will look for another track
      the vid is cool
      that girl is cute!!

    • Jim

      That’s cool. Centrifuge is good and I love Hail Mary as well. Both can be found on that web site: Videos are available from their youtube site too. Is great to know that they’re on the radio!

    • Jim

      Forgot to add an itunes link. Not sure what the best way to link music is on here.


  • bill holston

    Great cohen! How bout: doug burr or something from stax:staples, or booker t

    • No Doug tonite, but I could slip him in next week
      local stuff tonite is Daniel Folmer and Hendrick
      there is a guy coming up in about 20 minutes you might like
      Lee fields and the Expressions- new stuff that sounds like old stuff

  • dale

    Where’s all the Bloggers? Must have drunk the Christmas Koolaid! Anyway I Appreciate my weekly Music Appreciation w/ Paul Slavens 4.0 !!

    • a bit of a slow start
      but we got a lot of music to go
      glad to have you in attendance

  • Cyndi

    I’m here I’m here!

    How ’bout some:

    Fratellis “Whistle For The Choir”

    Nouvelle Vague “Blister In The Sun” (VF cover)

    • thanks for the links!!!
      these will work nicely, thanks

  • Kelly Alexander

    hey Paul-here’s what’s on heavy rotation for me.

    The Daniel Pemberton TV Orcheastra-Little Big Music-from and inspired by the video game Little Big Planet.

    Charlotte Gainsbourg-IRM-produced by Beck Hanson, a radical departure to her past work, but still interesting.

    Blakroc-Blakroc. probably too XXX for the show, but the hip-hop “supergroup” contains Mos Def, ODB, RZA, Ludacris and should not be missed.

    Yeasayer-Odd Blood. indie darlings since their first record, they don’t disapoint with the sophomore effort.

    with the new Gorrillaz record on the horizon i pulled out Smokey and Miho’s The Two E.P.’s which deserve revisiting. with Noodles the sole cover for the new record Miho is certain to more involved this time round.

    blessing for the holiday season, and best regards to all, K.

    • Stephen Becker

      Kelly – i’ve heard a lot about Blakroc – do you have a track that you recommend?

    • another great list
      I checked out that Monkey CD , wasnt that by the Gorillaz?
      maybe not, anyways, I wasnt that into it
      but I will check them out when it drops

  • Kelly Alexander

    Paul- i believe you can play “On The Vista” featuring Mos Def, my favorite track, not too much objectionable there. best, K.

  • Kelly Alexander

    hey! what happened to the rest of my post? only the Smokey and Miho part shows?

    and Paul-the Monkey OST was to Damon Albarn’s stage production, and since he’s the “main” Gorrilla, it was vaguely attributed to the Gorrillaz, it is nothing like the rest of their work. a collective based around the cartoon characters developed by Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. Miho Hattori from Cibo Matto is the voice of the character Noodles. i hope that’s clear. best K.

    • Stephen Becker

      kelly – it looks like your whole post it up on the site.

    • yeah, I knew about the cartoon thing
      didnt know the Cibo connection though
      I need to check more of that stuff out too

    • Cyndi

      I see it all, too.

      I really liked the Gorrilaz first album- look forward to checking out the other you mentioned.

  • Cyndi

    Oooh. Me likey Killing Joke. Thanks

  • James L

    Hey Paul —

    Good to be hearing your voice, albeit on a new station. I have to ask: is there any way to search/access your old playlists from your time on KERA? This feature came in handy when I tried to avoid sending previously requested tunes, as I may be just about to do.

    Anyway, been appreciating your old blues tunes been hearing lately –but I don’t recall if you’ve ever played any of Texas’s own Mance Lipscomb. A particular favorite of mine is “Ain’t it Hard,” but there’s tons of great others on this particular disc. Here’s a link to to the CD/mp3s on Amazon:


    Always love the show, Sir (and I tearfully regret missing most of the Zappa tunes last week, *sniffle*).


  • Kristi

    Just heard your Ravel! Could you play the Mendelssohn Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20? It was my first ever driveway moment 🙂

    • cooool
      I dont know it
      hopefully its not too long or too soft
      I always imagine people driving when they listen to the show
      and I know that I cant hear a lot of classical music when Im driving

  • all over the Mance Lipscomb
    got a friend who knew him years ago
    have played a bunch, but not for a couple months

  • Ed in Arlngton

    What – no holiday/Christmas music? With the holidays upon us I’m reminded that few things say “Christmas” like Keith Richards. So how about a little “Eileen” (off of “Main Offender” was it?)? Or perhaps something from his other job, the Rolling Stones – “Dead Flowers”, say (from Exile on Main Street I believe).

  • Ed in Arlngton


    The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers” is from their “Sticky Fingers” album. That said, I propose it for inclusion in your next show, for the wintery chestnuts-roasting-on-an-open-fire ambience it inspires. A-hemmm.