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The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for Nov. 22

by Paul Slavens 22 Nov 2009 7:52 PM

Hello everyone. Still getting used to being in this new studio after all the years in the old one. Help me feel at home, won’t you? Send me your polite comments and best of all your excellent suggestions for music that I should play and we should all be introduced to, or reminded of. New […]


Hello everyone.
Still getting used to being in this new studio after all the years in the old one. Help me feel at home, won’t you?
Send me your polite comments and best of all your excellent suggestions for music that I should play and we should all be introduced to, or reminded of.
New to me this week: Carmen Consoli, Twilight Circus, … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead and Elysian Fields.
Be sure to check back at the end of the show for this week’s playlist. And make sure you take a listen to the newest Track by Track podcast featuring Mount Righteous.

UPDATE: Here’s tonight’s setlist:


Eliane Elias, “A Ra (The Frog),” Bossa Nova Stories
Chris Clark, “Slow Spines,” Empty the Bones of You
David Byrne and Brian Eno, “Strange Overtones,” Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Doug Burr, “A Thousand May Fall,” The Shawl
Benny Goodman Quartet, “Avalon,” Live At Carnegie Hall-1938 Complete
Elysian Fields, “Jack In The Box,” Bleed Your Cedar

Ted Hawkins, “Green-Eyed Girl,” The Next Hundred Years
Can, “Spoon,” Ege Bamyasi
Carmen Consoli, “Il Pendio Dell’Abbandono,” Eva Contro Eva
Sorta, “Outer Space,” Laugh Out Loud

Groove Armada, “What’s Your Version,” Soundboy Rock
Twilight Circus, “Bassie Dub I,” Essential Dub
The Bird and the Bee, “Love Letter To Japan,” Ray Guns Are Not Just
The Future

Charlotte Gainsbourg, “af607105,” 5:55
Comedian Harmonists, “Perpetuum Mobile,” Die Großen Erfolge 2
..And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, “The Summer Of ’91,” Worlds Apart

Mount Righteous, “Seamen,” When the Music Starts
Einstürzende Neubauten, “I Kissed Glenn Gould,” The Jewels
J. P. Nestor, “Train On The Island,” Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 3B: Songs
Les Rita Mitsouko, “Marcia Baïla,” Best Of Les Rita Mitsouko

The Knife, “Neverland,” Silent Shout-Limited Deluxe Edition
Gyorgy Ligeti, “String Quartet 1-6, Metamorpho” Artemis String Quartet
The Slow Burners, “Bad as This,” This Is Where We Fight
Cal Tjader, “Aquarius,” The Prophet

Duncan Shiek, “The Tale of Solomon Snell,” Whisper House
Stereolab, “Vonal Declosion,” Margarine Eclipse
Patsy Cline, “Back in Baby’s Arms,” 12 Greatest Hits

Eliane Elias

  • paul

    here we go, lets have some great suggestions tonite !!!!

  • Dan


    In that case I’d like to get the ball rolling with a few requests.

    1. “You Have to be Happy with what You Have to be Happy With” by King Crimson
    2. “Carry Stress in the Jaw” by Mr. Bungle
    3. “Camel Walk” by Southern Culture on the Skids
    4. “Morning Dew” by the Jeff Beck Group
    5. “Mars, the Bringer of War” by Emerson, Lake and Powell
    6. “Happy Family” by the Ramones
    7. “Oye Como Va” by Tito Puente

    Peace, and have a great show. We all count on you.

    • paul

      those are some wild and wonderful requests
      I would say that I should be able to get those on in the next couple weeks

  • Dan

    always a pleasure

  • Hi Paul-I just emailed you but I think I mailed to the old KERA email so don’t know if you will get it or not. Anyway…….ever heard of a band from Plano called Sleepy Sheep? I saw them at the Plano Balloon Festival and they were great! Bluesy rock with some country thrown in. Some covers but lots of originals too. I’m not sure they have recordings suitable for radio play yet but they do have a website- and are on Facebook at Sleepy Sheep. Maybe they will have something “requestable” soon and you can play them! In the meantime you may just want to check them out. I believe they are 4 guys who played together in High School in Plano and have reconnected. My request for the night would be a Rolling Stones song that I think is called “Do you Think I would really care”. Absolutely love the show and the new station!!

    • paul

      I will look into it
      and try to get the Stones on next week for you
      thanks !

  • Ron Bulla

    Wow. Digging this! Out comes Jack-N-The Box? Nice.

  • Russ

    “The Happy Wanderer” by a men’s chorus. Bought a used album of the children’s chorus, apparently a big hit in the 1950s, but it was junk (LP, not the song). Backstory: Guy had a condo in Breckenridge CO in 1980. Had a pristine 1940s jukebox with the bubbles rising up. Asked if it were a repro or restored. Noop, NEW. Found it IN THE CRATE somewhere, never opened. He paid $20 for it! Some people have all the luck… Offered $1000, turned me down. On it was a 78 of “The Happy Wanderer,” men’s chorus version. Have never been able to find it. The kicker: he also had one or two other jukeboxes in the crate. AARRRGGHHH!

    • paul

      sounds like a very difficult recording to locate

  • Bruce

    Any little played Little Feat would be a treat. I know it’s more of an alternative show, but..

    • paul

      heavens no , not an alternative show
      an all eclectic show
      Little Feat is a totally wonderful suggestion
      I will get some in next week

  • Kelly Higgins

    Hey Paul,

    A request for next week. Would you please bring your accordian into the studio and play John Cage’s 4’33 live for your listeners?

    I’ve heard it’s a really important piece of music, but I’ve never heard it played on the radio. I understand it’s not very difficult to perform, and can be played on any intsrument. Some may have a problem with accordian, but I think for this particular piece it’s especially well suited.

    Thanks in advance.

    • paul

      know what the difference between and accordion and a trampoline is?

    • Dan

      I’ll bite. What’s the difference between an accordion and a trampoline?

    • Kelly Higgins

      Girls are cuter jumping on trampolines…

      Maybe I have that wrong. I think it would do more for me, personally, to see one jumping on an accordian.

    • paul

      your answer is cooler Kelly
      but the joke punch line is that you take your shoes off to jump on an accordion

    • Kelly Higgins


      I like mine better, because it has girls instead of shoes. Also, you could hurt yourself by jumping on an accordian barefoot. Thick boots, right? Or those weights deep-sea divers wear on their feet.

      Saw Dweezil Plays Frank last week. Openned with Keep it Greasy. Eric Johnson came on for Muffin Man. Very good show. Good excuse to play some Zappa next week.

  • Bruce

    Or just play some Chomsky

    • paul

      which track?

  • Ron Bulla

    Great show.

  • mike

    what station is this on? I don’t hear anything on 90.1

    • Stephen Becker

      Mike – the show is now on KXT, 91.7 FM


    Have you ever played anything from a group that played in dallas clubs several years ago that went by the name of Bees Knees

  • Dan

    Thanks for the Goodman/Hampton. Nothing makes me feel happier than the vibraphones.

  • James

    Wow. A Dallas music station that doesn’t suck. Not sure if we’re on the same page musically, but here goes.

    Blood Count – Duke Ellington
    Walking on a Wire – Richard and Linda Thompson
    Sweet Dreams – Roy Buchanan
    Whispering Pines – The Band
    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Charles Mingus
    This Sky – Derek Trucks Band

    • paul

      we are on the same page


    Or Willis Alan Ramsey, or Ray Wylie Hubbard or B.W Stevenson

  • Francois

    Hey Paul thanks for playing that song of Rita Mitsouko, what fun!
    Did you find that Telephone of Telephone “Le jour s’est levé ” Rebecca suggested it last week. Cheers

    • paul

      no did not find it
      you got it?

  • Francois

    I meant that song of Telephone 😉

  • Francois

    I suggest a Hard Rock French band from the 80’s named “TRUST”, would love to hear their song “Antisocial”…. I think you will get turned on Paul 😉

    • paul


  • paul

    thanks as always , gang
    have a great Thanksgiving
    see you next Sunday nite !

  • Rebecca

    Rather random selection of ideas for you…

    “Obiero” – Ayub Ogada
    “Stockholm” – New Fast Automatic Daffodils
    “Killamanjiro” – Babyshambles
    “Gorecki” – Lamb
    “Wild Horses” – The Sundays
    “Birthday” – The Sugarcubes