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The Paul Slavens Show: Live blog for May 22, 2011
by Paul Slavens 22 May 2011

What a beautiful day, muggy to be sure, but quite lovely, and we can always use the rain. In any case, glad to have you along – I’ve got some interesting music for us to check out this week.


What a beautiful day, muggy to be sure, but quite lovely, and we can always use the rain.
In any case, glad to have you along – I’ve got some interesting music for us to check out this week. Please leave me suggestions for music to check out, new, old, unusual, something you think people should get a chance to hear on the radio.
New to me this week:
Zoe Keating
Nicholas Altobelli
Mark Ronson
Miranda Sex Garden

Tonight’s setlist:

Melody Gardot, “Who Will Comfort Me,” My One And Only Thrill
Brian Eno/David Byrne, “Regiment,” My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Queen, “The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke/Nevermore,” Queen II
Prefuse 73, “The Only Hand To Hold (Feat. Shara Worden),” The Only She Chapters
Jorge Ben, “Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta,” A Tábua de Esmeralda
Zoe Keating, “Optimist,” Into The Trees
Nicholas Altobelli, “Track 02,” Radio Waves and Telephone Wire
Caravan Palace, “Jolie Coquine,” Caravan Palace
Taj Mahal, “Queen Bee,” Señor Blues
Gary Numan, “Complex,” The Pleasure Principle
Phish, “Cavern,” A Picture Of Nectar
Clark, “Ted (Bibio Remix),” Ted E.P.
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, “The Night Last Night,” Record Collection
Anita O’Day, “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” Diva
Traffic, “John Barleycorn (Must Die),” John Barleycorn Must Die
Miranda Sex Garden, “The Monk Song,” Fairytales Of Slavery
Dem Southernfolkz, “Feels Like,” Something To Hold On To
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, “Tamacun,” Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Tom Waits, “Take It With Me,” Mule Variations
O.V. Wright, “I’d Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy,” The Soul Of O.V. Wright
Robyn Hitchcock, “Intricate Thing,” Goodnight Oslo
John Coltrane, “Say It (Over And Over Again),” The Classic Quartet – Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings
Stereolab, “Margerine Rock,” Margerine Eclipse
Sam Cooke, “Little Red Rooster,” Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
David Cassidy & The Partridge Family, “I Think I Love You,” The Definitive Collection
Johnny Cash, “If I Were A Carpenter (with June Carter Cash),” The Essential Johnny Cash
CocoRosie, “Hopscotch,” Grey Oceans

  • Kelli

    hey Paul – got a couple for you – would LOVE if you can find a copy of the Telefones/Steve Dirkx “Chuck Berry in Space” (awesome tune, first heard this waaay back in the 80s on George Gimarc’s show), and if you could also play King Kurt “Destination Zulu Land”!


    • HiNiteFlyer

      Hi Paul, some Ray LaMontagne..”NewYork City is Killing Me” or “Trouble” or “Hey Me, Hey Mama”?

  • headache

    Daydreaming by Middle Brother

  • Paul Slavens

    I will try to find this , not sure about that Telephones tune

  • Kelli

    Paul, found this on YouTube…it’s not a great audio sample, but it is definitely “Chuck Berry in Space” woot! 🙂


  • Paul Slavens

    I loves me some Fats Waller

  • HiNiteFlyer

    Oh yeah one other, Maria Daines, “You Don’t Love Me Anymore”

  • Mike

    guns and roses by paradise lunch

  • Country Joe and The Fish: Rock Coast Blues.

  • Chris Chapman

    Hi Paul – Thanks for your show, again, as always. I would find and send you a link but I’m in the process of trying to figure out why my sound isn’t working, so it’s almost ironic. 😉

    Here’s the song: “Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament” by Beastie Boys – released around May 1st of 2011. It’s purely instrumental.


  • Hi Paul New music….Jenn Grinels! She was part of a triple bill at Uncle Calvin’s May 13th. She had done a lot of theatre, has been a touring singer songwriter for four years, had some great songs from her own CD (Broken Breaker) Check out “Don’t Want to be Happy”. or “Good as New”
    Her website is http://www.jenngrinels.com it’s currently under construction. She did her own material at Calvin’s plus covered an Aretha Franklin song very well, she did a great set. Originallu from California.

  • Dana

    Good evening, Paul – how ’bout Rufus Wainwright’s “The Art Teacher” off ‘Want Two’?

    • Paul Slavens

      I have never been into the Smiths, so I am not familiar with the whole of their catalog, go ahead and suggest something you think I might get into.

  • Hey there Mr. Slavens,

    How about some Laura Barrett? And I’m not sure about this yet, but Die Antwoord was interesting, kinda dark though.

  • Paul Slavens

    Die Antwoord !!!!! Yikes. I really wanted to play some but really couldnt find anything clean or not too brutal. any ideas?
    Thanks for all those suggestions !!

  • Syd Hawkins

    Hey Paul. I have some requests for you- how about “Lady Godiva’s Operation” from The Velvet Underground and anything(literally) from The Smiths?


  • Philip C.

    Hey Paul,

    Got some suggestions for you. King Crimson’s “Book of Saturday,” from Lark’s Tongues in Aspic, probably one of their more beautiful songs, up there (I think) with “I Talk to the Wind.” “River of Bass” by Underworld, from Dubnobasswithmyheadman. Thanks.

  • Hey Paul,

    Check out my brother’s band, The Sideshow Tragedy, out of Austin. I know I am a biased fan, but good music is good whether it is related to your or not… right? I say it is “his” band… he is the drummer. Nathan Singleton is the singer/guitarist/musician extraordinaire…

    A song I am particularly fond of is “The Bet,” a bluesy, folk heart-attack off of their new EP.


    Jon Carlo

  • Say What!

    We’re leaving by DeVotchKa, you won’t be disappointed…promise!

  • Syd Hawkins

    Hmm… smiths. Death Of A Disco Dancer, Rubber Ring, or Asleep are all good starts.

  • Paul Slavens

    ah yes, Devotchka
    Seems like I have heard of Sideshow Tragedy, maybe its just a good band name, but I will go looking. If they wanna send me mp3s or a CD they should.

  • sweet… I will have them send you some music ASAP. you rule for having this forum so accessible. thanks, man…

  • Say What!

    Sunday smile by Beruit, that’s my husband’s suggestion.

  • listener mark

    The O.V. Wright selection was inspired. Another Texas great who never got the attention he deserved.

  • Shane

    Hey Paul,
    Enjoying the show. Hope you were wrong about Robyn Hitchcock. I couldn’t dig up any news about his death, so as far as I can tell he’s still kicking.Here’s hoping anyway.
    Keep on rockin it…

  • Paul Slavens

    I think maybe I was thinking of Vic Chestnutt. Thats why its best if I just shut up and play music. : )

  • Say What!

    I LOVE COCOROSIE! Thanx playing!

  • Patrick Hook

    Paul, what makes you think Robyn Hitchcock recently died? That announcement sent me scurrying to the internet, where I found…nothing. You surely must be mistaken? While I’ve got your attention, how about some Sun City Girls or Sir Richard Bishop solo? Thanks. Patrick

    • Stephen Becker

      Patrick – Yeah, (happily) Paul misspoke on that one.

  • Paul Slavens

    Thanks yall for the nice suggestions and the good company.
    Sorry Robyn , the rumors of your death are premature.

  • check out Reinventing Jude, too:

  • John

    Ya, I was afraid you might say that about antwoord. They are a little….off? I’m not sure why, but something about it appeals. I don’t think you’re likely to find anything from them you’d be comfortable playing on air, though 🙂

  • Hey, this is a guy who i went to college with and just recently heard him perform live at the House of Blues. I love “Little Cowboy” but all of his songs are rock. I listened to your show last night and couldn’t help but think you’d like his stuff. I love the show by the way! KXT is fantastic! http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/68589

  • Russell

    Excellent show as always, Paul. Thank you.

  • emilio gonzalez

    play some sleepy sun pleaseeeeeeeee

    preferably “open eyes”