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The Paul Slavens Show: Sept 12,2010

by Paul Slavens 12 Sep 2010 7:45 PM

Take a break from the Cowboys game and drop Paul a comment about what you’d like to hear him play


Howdy folks,
whats that? your don’t CARE about Cowboys football? Or maybe you do and you are just gonna turn down the volume and watch the Boys win as you relax and listen to cool tunes.
Whatever, its nice to have you here.
Let hear some suggestions for music to check out. And leave a link if you can so we can find it for ourselves.
New to me this week:
Balkan Beat box
Strawberry Switchblade
Guy Klucevsek

Elvis Costello – Poor Fractured Atlas – All This Useless Beauty
Gotan Project – Epoca – La Revancha Del Tango
Thomas Newman – American Beauty – Plastic Bag Theme – The Film Music Of
Thomas Newman

Lee Dorsey – Working In The Coal Mine – Radio Hits Of the ’60s
Blonde Redhead – Spain – Penny Sparkle
Al Stewart – On the Border – Year of the Cat
Balkan Beat Box – Cha Cha – Balkan Beat Box
Kat Edmonson – Charade – Take To The Sky
Señor Coconut – Homecomputer – El Baile Aleman
Tom Waits – Temptation – Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years
Strawberry Switchblade – Trees and Flowers (Extended Mix) – Strawberry

Guy Klucevsek – Dancing On The Volcano – Dancing On The Volcano
John Lennon – Power to the People – Lennon Legend The Very Best of John

Fever Ray – Dry And Dusty – Fever Ray
Phish – Peaches En Regalia – Vegas ’96
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Cassiels Song – B-Sides & Rarities
Melody Gardot – If The Stars Were Mine – My One And Only Thrill
School Of Seven Bells – Joviann – Disconnect From Desire
Ted Hawkins – There Stands The Glass – The Next Hundred Years
Cannonball Adderly – Country Preacher – Country Preacher
beck – minus – odelay
Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt – Heartland –
Billie Holiday – Stars Fell On Alabama – The Complete Billie Holiday On
Verve 1945 – 1959

Lou Reed – Satellite Of Love – Greatest Hits (Steel Box Collection)
Joni Mitchell – Blue – Blue
Sufjan Stevens – Heirloom – All Delighted People EP
Rod Stewart – True Blue – Never a Dull Moment
The Skatalites And Friends – James Bond (Roland Alphonso) – Musical
Communion Cd3

  • Paul Slavens

    I am ready to receive your transmission

  • Tom North

    Warren Zevon is still a seminal favorite here. A classical prodigy that was mentored by Igor Stravinsky (and basically eschewed ‘dead man music’), directed the Everly Brothers in their later days and was an associate of Paul Shafer (filling in on his vacations.)

    The hits were cute/great – Excitable Boy, Werewolves…, but then the slide happens into Mohammed’s Radio, LGM, The French Inhaler, Carmelita and the list goes on. Gridlock (from Transverse City) features Jorma Koukonen and Jack Cassidy (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna) and is an incident occuring here any given day.

    For that reason I ride a bike. Oh, and by the way – best WZ comment – “I got to be Jim Morrison longer than he did”. Refers to getting laid, check out wikipedia.

  • Ron Bulla

    Hello from Missouri-

    “Coming Home” by Joanne Shaw Taylor http://www.last.fm/music/Joanne%2520Shaw%2520Taylor?ac=joanne%20shaw

    “Midnight Train To Memphis” by The Steeldrivers

    “Unbroken” by Carolyn Wonderland

    I saw The Steeldrivers perform live at the historic Rodgers Theater in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Their fine picking echoed through the old theater like a scene out of O Brother, Where Art Thou?. They were great. The lead singer has a very distinctive and beguiling singing voice and writes most of their music. I saw Carolyn Wonderland and her band perform sitting down at Fuzzy’s Taco in Denton, Texas last spring. I was so taken with her and her musicianship that I didn’t mind leaning against a trash receptacle for her show. Good program, Paul. Peace and love to Texas. Go ‘Boys.

  • Paul Slavens

    nice work fellows

  • Paul Slavens

    didnt know there was a zevon stravinsky connection
    I will chek that out

  • Ron Bulla

    Halftime, Redskins ahead 10-0. It ain’t pretty.

  • Anne Bothwell

    Ted Hawkins! Covering my favorite Webb Pierce song, (also on a short-list of my fave country songs.) Thanks Paul.

  • Phil Sweren

    Concider the Source is playin at Cool Beans tonite for the 4th time in 3 years! One of Alt. Press’ top unsigned bands. They’re a 3 pc insturmental group from NYC with a loyal and growing fan base in lil d. If you go to their website you can get their CDs which would be an awesome addition to the PSS lineup. If you haven’t seen a Concider the Source show, you wouldn’t believe it was only 3 dudes playing!

  • Regan

    Ba Moin un Tibo, Doudou

  • Cliff

    That thing you just played before the Billie Holliday was turbo awesome.

    Here’s a suggestion for a future show: “All Come True” by World Party. I remember this one when it was new, how it sounded kind of exotic and distant and from some other time. (Now, it actually is.)

    As for Phish, if you haven’t already, check out “It’s Ice” or “Mound” from the album Rift. Those might be your kind of thing.

    Handy links:


    (Okay, maybe Rift is out of print. I didn’t find it for download at Amazon. So, no link. Whatever.)

  • Paul Slavens

    why are they playin cool beans, I mean, no bad trips to the old Library (it is a very historical venue, played some of my first gigs there) but its not a great place to build a musical following.

  • Paul Slavens

    thanks for writing y’all
    add on during the week
    I will see yaz next sunday

  • Phil Sweren

    They played cool beans bc they don’t charge a door. They played at boiler room last nite and have played both back to back most of the times they come thru town. They consistantly pack the roof and do their best to tear it down, and usually come close. Enemies hosted a private house party once and so they played 3 packed shows that week.