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Saturday January 2, 2010: A decade ago on Folk Plus

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Thanks to staff and station management for accommodating my health issues and maintaining a chemical and fragrance free environment. Complying with these accommodations allow me to continue to volunteer Saturday mornings.

1. Pat Humphries - Another New Year 337 - Hands - Appleseed
     "Planning all the things we'll do"

Looking back a decade to what I played new years day of January 2000. 
Here, not  all of them and not in the same order, are some of the cuts that aired on the first Folk Plus a decade ago.

2. David Roth - This is the Year 255    Nights at the Chez -
    "..that I follow my passion, this is the year of my dreams"

3.  Annie Gallup - Anything is Possible 356
     Courage My Love - 1 800 PRIME CD
     "hold me like it was the first time, or like it was the last"

4.  Artisan - Hold on to your Dreams 243
    Our Back Yard -
    "hold on to your dreams, fly them high though it seems, you are tethered and bound"
    "turn your thoughts to the history ahead"

5.  Darryl Purpose - Last Great Kiss of the 20th Century 517
     Travelers' Code -
    "Sometimes we let these things slip through our fingers, sometimes not"

 6. Camille West - Raptured 2000 402
       Diva's Day Off -
        Mother Tongue Music  POBox 4299 Queensbury NY 12804

7. Andy Breckman (Christine Lavin) - The World is Coming to an End 118
      Big League Babe Christine Lavin Tribute Album, Pt. 2
       Andy says it is her best song, "I don't know why she bothered with the others"

 8. Judith Zweiman (Christine Lavin) - Biological Time Bomb  224
       Big League Babe Christine Lavin Tribute Album, Pt 1
       "Listen girls!" time is slipping by

9.  Hugh Blumenfeld - 30th Birthday Party 525
     Barehanded -  h2jukebox@EARTHLINK.NET
        "can't you feel the weight of time"
        "do you have to live forever, with forever at your back, get up and love me while you can"

10.  Joan Baez/Jeffrey Shurtleff (Willie Nelson) - One Day at a Time

     One Day at a Time - '69 Vanguard 79310
     "I live one day at a time, I dream one dream at a time"

For people who were celebrating and up all night:

11.  Wiggin Sisters - Good Night's Sleep 342 fade
    Wiggin Sisters -
    "all I want to do is get a good night's sleep"

12.  Lucy Kaplanski (Brian Rose) - Open All Night 309
       Fast Folk Musical Magazine - SE 107 August '82
       "Come on home with me baby, I'm open all night"

13.  Debbie Smith - Sleep 217
      More Than Once
      "Its a nice party but I'm going home....the only date I have is with the sandman tonight"

14.  Carla Sciaky - Insomnia Blues 330
       Awakening - Green Linnet 1 800 468 6644
       43 Beaver Brook Rd, Danbury, CT 06810
       "now I lay me down to weep"

Isn't it ironic that as kids we try to avoid sleep, and as adults we can't seem to get enough.

15. Rosenshontz - Sleep 310
       Lightyear Entertainment  350 5th Ave Suite 5101 NYC 10118
       all the excuses...I'm thristy, scared, it's too light, too dark, you owe me allowance

16.  Richard Meyer - Century's End
       A Letter to the Open Sky -
      "I may be the last one who can say I rode the trains"
       "memory's dying at century's end"

The last song is a reminder of war and the next group of songs that were played a decade ago were hopeful for a world of peace.
In 2000 I'd been teaching for over two decades, and I polled some middle school kids for their wishes for the millennium.

.  Wishes from Children in the WJFF listening area
     -"that people will stop smoking cigarettes"
     -"that there will be a cure for HIV, aids and cancer"
     -"that we can save the environment"
     -"that we save more wildlife"
     -"that there be an end to nuclear war"
     -"a wish for world peace"

17.  Red Grammer - Listen
       Teaching Peace -
       Red Note Records 5049 Orangeport Rd Brewerton NY 13029
       "everywhere around the world a heartbeat sounds the same"

     10 years ago I played I played Ed McCurdy's - Last Night I had the Strangest Dream from Penny Lang's release
       Live at the Yellow Door -  But the cd case was empty, so instead I played
18. Chad Mitchell trio - Last night I had the strangest dream
       At the bitter end - Folk Era 
      "I dreamed the world had all agreed to put an end ot war"
      J . Denver replaced Chad Mitchell in the trio in '65,  so this turned out to be a serendipitous swith

19.  John Denver (Lascelles) - The Box
      Poems, Prayers and PromisesRCA Victor
       "No one seems to want to save the children anymore"

20.  James Keelaghan - Recent Future
       A Recent Future - Green Linnet -
       "the future is skethy, tho its close its never here
              ... there is no will be there's just was"

21.  Dick Gaughin - Different Kind of Love Song
       A Different Kind of Love Song - Folk Freak
        Bergstrasse 28 D-3401 Ebergotzen       Tel 0 5507 / 846
       "I'll keep trying to make people the best way I know how"
       "To make the most people happy I must make you more sad and angry now"

22.  Herdman, Hills, Mangsen (Eileen McGann) - Requim for the Trees
       Voices - Flying Fish
      There are some trees older than our millennium

THis ends the section of what was aired on Folk Plus a decade ago.
Next are two cuts from two new releases which are storytelling and music.....

23. Christine Lavin - Reading from Chapter Two of Cold Pizza for Breafast: A Mem-wha?
Cold Pizza for Breakfast - Yellow Tail
Being published this year is a new book by Christine Lavin called Cold Pizza for Breafast: A Mem-wha? Here she is reading from chapter two [17:26}

24. John McCutcheon -  Survivor - (Seeger) Well May the World Go  10:33 -
Untold [Storytelling and Music] - Appalseed

Happy New Year  WOODSONGS COFFEEHOUSE Saturday January 2, 5:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.  A night of live music, coffee and fresh baked goods on Saturday featuring fiddles, old time, bluegrass and county music with an opening performance by the host band “Little Sparrow”.

Thanks to staff and station management for accommodating my health issues and maintaining a chemical and fragrance free environment. Complying with these accommodations allow me to continue to volunteer Saturday mornings


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