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The Paul Slavens Show: Feb 20 2011 Live Blog

by Paul Slavens 20 Feb 2011 7:53 PM

Please leave your polite comments and music suggestions here. Leave a link to where the music can be purchased or seen, if possible


Hi Folks;

Lovely evening. Hope you are ready for a fun and challenging evening of listening.
Please leave your polite comments and music suggestions here. Leave a link to where the music can be purchased or seen, if possible.
New to me this week:
Richard Hawley
Mr. Gnome
Tiger Darrow
Man Man
DJ Afro

Quebe Sisters – “There’s A Rainbow over the Range” – Timeless
The Costello Show Feat. “The Attractions & Confederates” – Indoor Fireworks – King Of America
DJ Bitman – “
Pipe Dream” – Latin Bitman
Josephine Baker – “
Sous Le Ciel D’Afrique” – Les Génies de la Chanson

The Pogues – “London Girl” – Rum Sodomy & The Lash [Expanded] (US Version)
David Byrne – “
Machu Picchu “- The Forest
Múm – “A River Don’t Stop To Breathe – Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know
The Police – “
Miss Gradenko” – Synchronicity

Richard Hawley – “Tonight The Streets Are Ours”Tonight The Streets Are Ours
Mr. Gnome – “
Plastic Shadow”Heave Yer Skeleton
Morphine – “
In Spite Of Me (Album Version)”Cure For Pain
Randy Newman – “Pants”Born Again

Public Image Ltd. – “Rise (LP Version)” Public Image Ltd.
Moses Mchunu – “
Ohwahilahle” Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Volume One
Fitz & The Tantrums – “
Breakin’ The Chains of Love”Songs For A Break Up: Volume 1

Junip – “
Sweet & Bitter” – Fields
Thelonious Monk – “
I Should Care”Thelonious Himself
Belaire – “
Exploding Impacting”Exploding Impacting
Max Raabe und das Palast Orchester – “
Bongo Bong”Superhits I

tiger darrow – “
Watch Over Me” – Hello
Experimental Dental School – “Royal Fantasy Snow”Forest Field
Klaus Nomi – “
Nomi Song”Klaus Nomi
Man Man – “
Van Helsing Boombox”Six Demon Bag

Sarah Kirkland Snider / Shara Worden / Signal – “Nausicaa”Penelope
Vince Guaraldi Trio – “Skating”A Charlie Brown Christmas
Gentle Giant – “
Think Of Me With Kindness”Octopus
Alice Russell – “Mean to Me”My Favourite Letters

Akron/Family – “Cast A Net”S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT
PJ Harvey – “
Written on the Forehead”Let England Shake
Dj Afro – “
Este Bolero Es Para Ti (Featuring Heather Buck)”Free


  • Paul Slavens

    Here I am
    communicate if you please

  • Liz

    Oh, Paul, this is lovely. Long time listener, first time live blogger here. 🙂

  • edward

    how about the faint, anything from wet from birth or earlier would be sweet… orrrrrrrrrrrr…. how about cursive from the hips

  • Jon

    Hi, Paul. I’m in a Celtic kinda mood with the North Texas Irish Festival approaching. Could you please play some Clandestine or Killdares? Thanks.

  • annie

    Hi, first time here, but listening right now and so enjoying your tasty pics. Can you dig up ‘TIMER’ by Layra Nyro?

  • Liz

    Buddy Guy will be in town next weekend. I would like to hear some OLD blues, along the lines of Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Willie McTell, Leadbelly, etc. Pretty please.

  • Thanks for the shout out!! My music (Tiger Darrow) can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and 🙂
    Enjoying the show!

  • When I taught photography in New Jersey, I always enjoyed trading music with students. One of them showed me the band “Berg sans Nipple” and I was truly blown away.

    You would be doing your audience well in playing some of their beauty.

    Either way, stay groovy.

  • edward

    By the way… play my request, don’t play it… it doesn’t matter… I should have mentioned… I’m a big fan of the show, the best part of an early night on Sunday was always the drive home with the show… being home for the whole thing always takes the sting out of being home… keep up the good work my man!

  • edward
  • Paul Slavens

    thanks so much for all the comments and suggestions so far, this is excellent!
    remember , friends, that I preproduce the music part of the show during the week so I cant play “requests” but I love your “suggestions” which I use to pick music for future shows

  • Kay

    From the liner notes from “The Forest”

    “Some of this music was originally heard in THE FOREST, a theatre piece by Robert wilson and David Byrne. Directed by Robert Wilson. Premiered at the Theater der Freien Volksbuhne, Berlin, in 1988”

    I thought it was from a film as well (Byrne did several art films in that are well worth watching. So I found my disk and got out the notes. Darn. No film. FANTASTIC album, though. It’s one of those you have to listen to from start to finish.

  • kco

    Hi Paul – loving the show. How about some 4AD starting with any cocteau twins PRE heaven or las vegas! I’ll be sure to listen next week.

  • Paul Slavens

    wow, somebody knows The Forest
    uber obscure score !

  • Kay

    ^ David Byrne Fangirl *shrug*

  • Brandi

    thanks for morphine and the pogues, too!!!! can’t believe shane macgowan is still alive. he must have the strongest liver on the planet. happy early st. patty’s day. the undertones are a good, old fun irish band to play. james is always great to play. thanks for pil, too. trippin daisy did a great cover of “rise” as well.

  • Kay knows everything but she’s young. Feed her some older older pretentious stuff next week. I’m thinking Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. Early stuff. “Knife Edge” is accessible and radio-playable-short. I remember that there were others that were good, had a spark, but too many brain cells have faded since then to give you titles.

    Come to think of it, we could have “Concept Album Night.” It would make your job easy. ELP. Genesis, King Crimson… you could do the whole show in maybe four or five tracks…

  • Paul Slavens

    I have been very careful over the years to limit the amount of Prog Rock I play. After spending most of my youth listening to huge amounts of the stuff I have to remind myself that a little goes a long ways for most folks. Not for me, but for most folks.

  • I was just thinkin’… but I know what you mean. All musical styles come back around again. But that one? Maybe not so much.

    Still I think of when you played Van Dyke Parks “G-man Hoover” or The Shaggs “Foot-Foot,” life changing experiences, both of them. Hopefully the two 180 degree turns ended ended up with me going back in the right direction. I can’t help but wonder if some innocent out there might not go through the same loops is exposed to, say, “Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.”

  • Hey, Paul!! loving the show…. and thank you so much for playing Tiger! Very fun to hear her on our favorite show on our favorite station!

  • David Worthington

    Oh Paul you have to come see Tiger live, not poppy at all. Really solid.

  • Thank you for the kind words! I’ll send you my latest CD soon… COMPLETELY different sound that I think you’ll like. 😉

    And Mr. Worthington is right (and thank you too!), my sound when I play live is totally different too.


  • Paul Slavens

    She is quite impressive to be sure and she is working with good people too. Like I said, its a bit poppy but she doesnt go over the line. Pretty good for someone of such a tender age. I can imagine the live show is more raw .

  • Jon

    hell yeah, Paul Slavens put on some MAN MAN!!! Thank You

  • Paul Slavens

    yo Bill K
    playing some Gentle Giant, is that Prog enough?

  • Nice to hear Vince Giraldi, as well as Tiger Darrow. How about some Joe Jackson from the Mike’s Murder soundtrack? I’m still working on a list of Booker T. music alums for you.

  • [Big Smile!]

  • Ryan Miller

    Thanks for the great shows! Really good selection tonight. Skating from Charlie Brown helped put our 3 year old to bed, so great selection, actually. Ahhh…
    Big fans here in Rockwall, Texas. We’d love to hear Unplayed Piano by Damian Rice and Lisa Hannigan next week. And I agree, great to hear another local girl in Tiger.

  • Great show again, Paul. Gotta dial in to my buddy Mike McAbee over at KTCU (88.7 shoutout) now to catch some New Orleans music. All weekend is a radio wasteland then Sunday night is busy!

    FWIW, KXT’s playlist gets a little like listening to someone else’s Itunes Genius, if you know what I mean. Kinda mechanical, making connections that don’t make sense if you know what I mean. I guess the hosts are kinda on a short leash. pity…

  • Regan

    King Missle- Indians

  • Paul Slavens

    thanks so much for all the great suggestions
    tune in the next weeks to see the fruits of your labor
    gnite all

  • David Worthington

    speaking of working with good people and arts magnet grads. Club Wood at the CT and the Ems release party was alot of fun. Maybe next week. I have my favs from the Ems but after a quick run through of the lp I’m feelin “don’t go” or “leave a light on”

  • Marshall Claiborn

    Ive always loved these two songs, they could never get radio play on other stations but your program would be perfect, they are both less than 2 minutes so hopefully you can find time for both… Nightnoise- Fionnghuala(Mouth Music) & the 2001 remaster of jethro tull 3rd album- benefit, bonus track “just trying to be”……. both gems!!! 🙂

  • Marshall Claiborn

    Oh and I heard Gentle Giant today on the program haha… havent thought about them in ages although im 25 years old, I always liked their song “wreck” more, from acquiring the taste, more raw

  • Marshall Claiborn

    anyhoo, enjoy the show, gets me through my day of delivering pizzas, thnx man!

  • Louise

    Hey Paul. Show is great, and I love a host who can take suggestions and actually asks for them! Heres some stuff I think the listeners would love that I already do!

    Toro Y Moi aka Chaz Bundick, South Carolina artist, going to be featured a lot at SXSW. Really smart musician and producer. Very cool easy to listen to.

    Washed Out aka Ernest Greene who is similiar style as Toro (they are friends), does some good remasters of old tunes you’ve never heard.

    I would also love to hear Neko Case, Caribou, Real Estate, Dom, Ween, Tilly and the Wall…

    Keep up the good show!

  • Linda

    Great show. How about a little George Harrison next week to celebrate his birthday? Maybe Dark Horse or Tired of Midnight Blue? Thanks for the music.