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The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for Dec. 18, 2011

by Paul Slavens 18 Dec 2011 7:39 PM

Happy Holiday season, folks – so nice to have you along on this mild winter’s evening. This is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions for future shows.


Happy Holiday season, folks – so nice to have you along on this mild winter’s evening. This is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions for future shows. Leave a link if you can to where the music can be purchased or listened to.
New to me this week:
Irma Thomas
Faun Fables
The Auteurs

Here’s tonight’s setlist:

Cesaria Evora, “Mata Morte,” Radio Mindelo: Earky Recordings
Gotan Project, “De Hombre A Hombre,” Tango 3.0
TV On The Radio, “Repetition,” Nine Types Of Light
Hollies, “After The Fox,” Single (A Side)
El Cento, “Too Much Snow,” Idol Christmas
Feist, “Anti-Pioneer,” Metals
Wet Willie, “Keep On Smilin’,” Keep On Smilin
Bon Iver, “Minnesota – WI,” Bon Iver
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, “The Dust Blows Forward ‘N the Dust Blows Back,” Trout Mask Replica
Pixies, “The Sad Punk,” Trompe Le Monde
Jerry Reed, “Another Puff,” The Essential Jerry Reed
Devotchka, “Ruthless,” 100 Lovers
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, “Black (feat. Norah Jones),” Rome
Ray Wylie Hubbard, “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” A: Enlightenment B: Endarkenment
Irma Thomas, “Time Is On My Side,” Straight From The Soul
The Rolling Stones, “You Got The Silver,” Let It Bleed
Rubblebucket, “Came Out Of A Lady,” Omega La La
Guided By Voices, “My Impression Now,” Live From Austin – TX
Shibboleth, “Timothy Dingle,” Idol Christmas
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, “Nocturama,” B-Sides And Rarities
George Jones and Tammy Wynette, “Take Me,” Tender Years
The Handsome Family, “Weightless Again,” Through the Trees
Sigur Rós, “Hoppípolla,” Inni
The Carter Family, “Are You Tired of Me – My Darling,” You’ve Been
Fooling Me, Baby

Faun Fables, “Catch Me,” Mother Twilight
Paul Hindemith, “Tanz des Weiten Gewandes,” Murder – Hope of Women/The Demon
John Vanderslice, “White Wilderness,” White Wilderness
Frank Zappa, “Outrage At Valdez,” Strictly Genteel
The Auteurs, “Everything You Say Will Destroy You,” After Murder Park
Stereolab, “Motoroller Scalatron,” Emperor Tomato Ketchup

  • Paul Slavens

    Here I am , rock me like a hurricane.

  • Lorraine Mantei

    I’d like to hear “Proper Goodbye” or “Sailing” by FLATWORLD.

  • Tim raeuchle

    Paul, you should treat you listeners with “if I rise” by Dido and AR Rahman from the “127 Hours” soundtrack. Very etherial. Also Regina Specktors cover of John Lennon’s “real Love” from the instant karma album is supream!

    • Paul Slavens

      two good starts to the suggestions, thanks yall.

  • Thom

    Hey Paul, I am hitting the road, but will have the stereo on, have a Merry Christmas and here are a couple of suggestions:
    ‘Temple of the King’ from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – his debut after Deep Purple
    ‘We Used to Wait’ from Arcade Fire.

  • Leia

    Love your show! Maybe a little John Lennon “So this is Xmas” (feels appropriate today), I may have missed the Irma Thomas, but if not, “hittin on nothin” is amazing! Or anything from Eleanor Friedberger or her Fiery Furnaces.

  • RockyG

    Yo Paul,

    How’s ’bout “It’s for You” From Pat Metheney and Lyle Mays?

    Album is

    As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls

    Clever Huh?

    • Paul Slavens

      Thanks everybody, great !!
      hey i am playing the Irma Thomas first thing in the second hour !!! stay tuned !!!!

  • Jeff Ryan

    great track from Bon Iver. un suggestion para tu…King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – LP is titled Diamond Mine,nominated for a Mercury Award in the uk this year, the track i would check out is “Bats In the Attic”. it’s a stunner.

  • RockyG

    Pixies In “88 on the Dolittle tour. I still think it’s the best show I that I ever did saw!

  • Leia

    Irma’s cover of “Time is on my side” is amazing. She’s an amazing artist, such a NOLA legend….

  • Put some Skatalites, or blues like Son House. Or something latin like Bersuit…

  • Yet Another James

    How about Broken Train or Debra by Beck from Midnite Vultures.

  • Ray Worth

    Here are 4 that I ran across in the past couple of weeks – Charlie Parr – Kitty, Daily & Lewis – Paul Thorn – Ebony Hillbilies

  • Martini & Katie

    Yo Paul! I love the eclectic sounds. How about spinning (reference to the vinyl days) some Climax Blues Band, perhaps Amerita/Sense of direction. thanks for the thrills

  • Ray Worth

    Sorry that should have been Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

  • Katie O

    Hello! I would love love love to hear Servo, by The Brian Jonestown Massacre, on their album Tepid Peppermint Wonderland.

  • Martini & Katie

    Here’s a link for the song:

    Amerita/Sense of Direction by Climax Blues Band

    • Paul Slavens

      thanks so much for all the comments !!! Its so nice to know you are out there, and great ideas !

  • paul

    Have you played “Helena Beat” by ‘Foster the People’ yet?
    Live on Letterman Youtube:

    • Paul Slavens

      Thanks for the good vibes and great song suggestions. I will be here Christmas night, unless something comes up, and I will try to get these on , but if not, then the next week.
      xo have a great holiday.

  • Andrew

    Chris Whitley’s “Poison Girl” deserves some airtime. RIP Chris.

  • Thom

    Missed your last entry.
    Here is a Christmas song suggestion

    Tom Waits – Silent Night/Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis
    Neko Case – Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits cover)

  • Andrew


    Just for your enjoyment, some very beautiful old Christmas hymns sung in German.

    “Weihnachten Christmas” Erhard Mauersberger, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch & Thomanerchor Leipzig.


    Track 4: M. Reger: Op. 138 Nr. 4/ “Unser Lieber Frauen Traum”

    Track 3: G. Brand: “König Der König”

    Track 16: W. Weismann: “Frohe Botschaft”

    Some Traditional Christmas Songs that you might enjoy:

    Perry Como “Toyland”

    Of corse, Perry Como’s “Ave Maria” is still my favorite rendition ever. You can see him perform it on TV from 1957 on YouTube:

    Elvis Presley “If I Get Home on Christmas Day”

    Merry Christmas and thank you for the great music.