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The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for April 4, 2010

by Paul Slavens 4 Apr 2010 6:57 PM

Hello and happy Easter to you! I hope you will take a minute and leave a note, polite comments, song or artist suggestions and any links to where music can be listened to or better yet purchased. New to me this week: Jonsi The Beta Band The Auteurs Rafter __________________________________________ Nouvelle Vague/Sandra Dee “Road to […]


Hello and happy Easter to you!

I hope you will take a minute and leave a note, polite comments, song or artist suggestions and any links to where music can be listened to or better yet purchased.

New to me this week:
The Beta Band
The Auteurs

__________________________________________ Nouvelle Vague/Sandra Dee “Road to Nowhere” 3
Medeski, Martin, Wood & Pituco “Sweet Pea Dreams” Radiolarian
Talking Heads “I Zimbra” Fear of Music
Al Hirt “Poupee Brisee” (Broken Doll) Cotton Candy/Sugar Lips


Rafter “Timeless Form, Formless Time” Animal Feelings
David Bowie “Breaking Glass” A Reality Tour [Disc 2]
Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner “Making Plans” Porter and Dolly
Papa John Creach “Every Time I Hear Her Name” Papa John Creach

Jónsi “Go Do” Go
Terry Riley “Medusa’s Refrain” (Part 1) No Man’s Land
The XX “Shelter” XX

Feist Sea “Lion Woman” The Reminder
The Beta Band “Lion Thief” Heroes To Zeros
The Easybeats “See Line Woman” Friday On My Mind

Alice Russell “Remember to Forget” My Favourite Letters
Bruce Cockburn “Wondering Where the Lions Are” Anything Anytime Anywhere – Singles 1979-2002
Shearwater “Meridian” Golden Arc

The Happy Bullets “Lead Balloon” Hydropanic at the Natatorium
Robert Fripp & The League Of Crafty Guitarists “Tight Muscle Party At Love Beach” Robert Fripp & The League Of Crafty Guitarists
Anita O’Day “Varsity Drag” At Mister Kelly’s
Rush “Tear” 2112
Elvis Presley “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” On Stage (Legacy Edition) [Disc 1]

Melody Gardot “Your Heart Is As Black As Night” My One And Only Thrill
Nick Lowe “Cruel To Te Kind” Labour Of Lust
Ravel Sonatine – III Animé Marcelle Meyer, 1954
Jimmy Durante “Inka Dinka Doo” Inka Dinka Doo

The Auteurs “After Murder Park” After Murder Park
Rogers and Hammerstein “The Farmer and the Cowman” Oklahoma OCR
Broadcast “Subject To The Ladder” Tender Buttons
Gnarles Barkley “Crazy” St. Elsewhere

  • Mike W

    Hey P–wanted to plug Midnight at the Modern in Ft Worth next Saturday, April 10
    great Denton band Seryn is playing and the guys from
    Pan-Ector Industries are doing live screen printing

  • hey there everybody
    how about some nice little musical easter eggs for your old buddy

  • Stephy

    Couple of Dallas electronic artists I like Paul,

    Jeremy Word


  • nate

    Dear Mr. Slavens,
    I was wondering if you could play some of the Brother Machine. He’s out of Austin, and is a great musician, as well as a great guy, but he has absolutely no idea how to make a good martini. I don’t remember him putting anything out in a while, but if you could play something off No Home In This World it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you for your time.

    • I will look and see if he has some downloadable music.

  • LuckyHomme

    Hey there! Nice start to the Easter show! Just wonderingthough, Paul: Can you tell me and everyone else why you deleted my response to your comment last week that my taste in music ‘barfed you out’? I just don’t like being censored, especially when I’m being polite and the censorship makes you look better. So, any explanation? Thanks for letting me know! Oh, and happy Easter to you, too!

    • yeah, I heard about that after the fact. I dont moderate the responses, it is done by someone else at the station.
      My friend, sorry if I was less than polite in my response, I answer these things pretty quickly and in some cases , obviously a bit to thoughtlessly. It was certainly not my intent to insult you. If we didnt share a lot of tastes in music you probably wouldnt listen to the show.
      And polite disagreement on musical taste is a wonderful thing.
      Easter, a wonderful day for forgiveness, I hope you will extend some to me.

  • J. Travis

    Given you opened tonight’s show with “Road to Nowhere” then “I Zimbra” shortly thereafter, I remembered an interview I’d just seen at CNN with David Byrne. He said, regarding the need for lyrics to make sense, “…it’s the sound of the words, the inflection and the way the song is sung and the way it fits the melody and the way the syllables are on the tongue that has as much of the meaning as the actual, literal words”.


    • that is exactly how I feel about lyrics.
      I understand how important they are to lots of people, and there are some lyrics that really make the song for me.
      but I tend to listen to music as music and often dont know or care what they are saying.
      but that is just me
      thanks for tuning in and conversating.

  • nate

    Okay, I probably should have added a link to the website since no one has probably heard of him (brother machine). So, here it is.

  • Ron Bulla

    How do I get audio for this show? Anybody?

    • are you talking about downloading a podcast or archive of shows?
      if so you are out of luck
      sorry. its appointment radio for the foreseeable future.
      : (

  • Ron, are you on If you go to and click in “Listen Live” on the right hand side of the screen, it’ll pull up a screen — just underneath “KXT WORLDWIDE” click “play”…..

  • Ron Bulla

    Hello Paul and neighbors to the south, I found the audio! It’s been awhile. My last tune in was on a different radio station. Sounds just as great here. My suggestions: Joanne Shaw Taylor “Going Home”. Steeldrivers “Blue Side of the Mountain”. Charlie Rich “Mohair Sam”. Thanks for the help, Cindy. Nice to hear your voice after my many months absence, Paul. I’ll work on getting you links for the songs. Peace.

    • yep, there are still some folks out there who missed the switch back in November, glad to have you back.

  • Mike W

    I think See Line Woman is an old folk song. I heard Feist do it live and she told a story about she and her sisters singing it when they were kids. Nina Simone did a version of it also.

    • FAR OUT
      I will definitely find that Nina recording
      you rawk

  • B L Zebubba

    OK – here’s one for you: the Andalucian Dogs with Dawn Upshaw singing “My Eyes Weep” from “Ayre ” by Golijov (on Deutsche Grammophon: B0004782).

    Another work from that same recording that sounds interesting would be a Sardinian tune, “Tancas seradas a muru”; I don’t believe you’ve ever played any Sardinian music on your show, so it would seem you owe us.

    You can read about and purchase these tunes and others from the recording at this blurb (actually it’s more of a dissertation, but anyway):;jsessionid=D3A87166231A3E51FAE76D752CB6B33E

    And if it turns out that, ultimately, my recommendations herein “barf [you] out”, go ahead and tell me – I can take it, and I’ll still listen to your show (as well as these tunes, to my heart’s content).

    • B L Zebubba

      Hmmm … something messed up: that link in my immediately-previous post isn’t complete, and the catalog number is incorrect. After you get to the page that appears after clicking the link, enter this correct catalog number, 000478202, in the search field on the bottom left. That should get you to the right place to read more and purchase the CD if you so decide, which I highly recommend.

      Bobby-Lee “B L” Zebubba

  • Ron Bulla

    Mohair Sam Mohair Sam


    Joanne Shaw Taylor

  • Ron Bulla

    So much for posting a link…ha. Great show.

  • well its the thought that counts
    and I have not played any Sardinian music
    although it sounds kinda fishy
    that was a joke.

  • B L Zebubba

    What’s playin’ now – though I’ve never heard it before, it’s gotta be Elvis. I’ve been tryin’ to tell people: not all of Elvis is awful.

  • there is a lot of elvis that isnt awful, Im not even sure what elvis IS awful.
    maybe some of the movie stuff, but not all of it

  • B L Zebubba

    That pun on “Sardinian” barfed me out.

  • Cari

    I love your show. I wish there was a “real-time” playlist, like

    Love this piano!

  • Cari

    Oh my goodness!! I have been smiling for a long time now! Thank you!

  • jobo mojo

    yee haw

  • B L Zebubba

    Please be advised: if it turns out that you do in fact like the Andalucian Dogs and play them on your show, then you will have made a deal with me. And, as everyone knows, I always get my due. So, what do I demand in return? In exchange for my turning you on to the Andalucian Dogs you, J Paul Slavens, must play on your show … “No More, No More”, by H Tim Sorea (available here on “Super Audio CD”:


  • wish i could have the playlist on before the show, but its a no no.

  • Zach Balch! He is a singer songwriter originally from Denton that now lives in Austin and works for the Recording Academy. He is one of my favorites! You can buy songs on iTunes or listen to his music on his website.

    I love your show Paul!

  • thanks for the company tonite folks.
    I will see you all here next week, I will bring the braunschweiger.

  • Mike W

    amazing show tonight, two hours has flown by