Heads up musical note:John Hammond is in
Piermont, NY tonight at the turning point
Dianna Jones at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale, NY next Saturday
Ive been on the air here since 1993. Among the songs I played for the
fourth of July weekend 13 years ago- youll hear about 6 of those
choices and see how you think they stand the test of time. Then
hear some folk in the news I like to call blending the week's news with
contemporary folk. But first, it IS the july fourth weekend, people are
travelling and Im starting off with Girlyman and Amaze Me.
Girlyman, is terrific harmony trio of roommates from NYC. On ther
website have posted that they do in fact
like pina coladas and have posted a recipe for you to like them too.
Girlyman Amaze Me
4:15 Remember Who I Am - Clever Shark Rec
Abi Tapia Another State Line
4:51 The Beauty in the Rain -
That was Abi Tapia, on this weekend of travel, singing about being
taught to be on the road, by her mom. Whcih brings up the idea of going
home. First we will hear Kat eggleston teasing us with the idea, and
for some in may not be such a great invite - andt hen Ian Tamblyn will
give light on the reality of going back to someplace and being really
shaken by the inability to belong. Here are Home, and Tiger Lily
Kat Eggleston - Home 3:17 -
Speak - Waterbug
would you go back home to the time to when the "kitchen table level
with your chin"
Ian Tamblyn - Tiger Lily Road 7:43 -
Voice In The Wilderness
"the past cannot be found on Tiger Lily Road"
Ok, what is the summer without some baseball story. Just ahead Chuck
Brodsky shares that Richie Allen from Phillies was a favorite of his
when he was a boy in Philadelphia.
And explains how Ritchie was booed on the field. He tells the story of
how Frank Thomas and Ritchie Allen fought before fans on the field.
Fans were divided on the fight's cause. When fans booed him, Ritchie
would draw letters in the dirt of the field to communicate wtih the
fans - hence the title of Chuck's cd "letters in the dirt".
Chuck Brodsky just edges out Michael McNevin in my scorecard for good
baseball songs. Here's Chuck.
Chuck Brodsky Intro to Letters in the
Dirt 2:47 Two Sets - Set Two
Chuck Brodsky Letters In The Dirt
6:27 Two Sets - Set Two
Chuck was able to get a copy of the song to Richie.
Ok, so folk in the news.... Marvel Comic Superhero - Spiderman - has
opened AGAIN on Broadway.
began previews in November 2010 with 182 preview nights before
its official opening. Five people have been injured during it's run so
far. Its the most expensive production ever on Broadway, costing about
1.2 million weekly. The rock musical 's music and lyrics are by U2's
Bono- but here is the currently disbanded group Moxy Fruvous with
Spiderman from their cd Bargainville.
Moxy Früvous Spiderman
1:48 Bargainville - Atlantic
Tom Petty's I Wont Back Down
was used in 2000 by Bush for his campaing.... in the news this week is
that Tom Petty's 1977 hit American girl is being used at rally's for
Michelle Bachmann. Petty's people have told Bachmann's
campaign to remove his song American Girl from her use, just as they
did with Bush in 2000.
Background: Tom Petty - I Won 39t Back
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - American Girl
I think Michelle could turn to the folk world for a possible campaign
song - I'd like to suggest one from a writer I knew in the early 80s in
the greenwhich village scene - His name is Bill Bachmann. His
song B-A-C-H-M-A-N-N might be a possible campaign song for her,
since Tom Petty has expressed his displeasure with the choice of his
Bill Bachmann B-A-C-H-M-A-N-N
"please don't leave.... the last n off my last name"
So 1998 for the July fourth weekend, I played these songs, lets see how
they stand up.
Back when you had to listen in real time to catch certain DJs, Dar was
listening to 93.9 The River to hear Jimmy Olsen, Johnny Memphis, [aka
She lived in Northampton Mass. Dar would listen late at night to the
eclectic mix of
"Underdogs who turn the tables, indie versus major labels... madmen
poets, vinyl vision grungy bands." 93.9 WRSI The River, is still
a local progressive radio
station which has been on the air over 30 years now. Memphis is still
there. Hearing this lets listeners feel the solidarity in others
loving the music you love.
Dar Williams Are You Out There
3:05 End Of The Summer - Razor and Tie
Lynn Miles It'll Be Here
5:16 Chalk This One Up To The Moon -
"I m living on faith and faith alone"
Lynn began her life outside of Montreal but moved to Ottawa teaching at
the Ottawa Folklore center, lived there in LA and in Nashville. This
was her first real CD after a demo cassette and then up to her 9th
relase - Fall For Beauty. She appeared last year in our area in Yulan,
NY at the NACL Theater and has been a guest on Folk Pus more than once.
Nancy White The Children's
Entertainer 4:04 Momnipotent: Songs
for Weary Parents
About that moment when Daddy comes home and you have had only four
hours sleep tending for your newborn. "..his nerves might be a
little frayed but hes not in my league"
Suzzy Roche Holy Smokes
3:17 Holy Smokes - Red House
This album came out when Suzzy lost her beloved dad, Jack Roche.
David Wilcox East Asheville
Hardware 2:20 East Asheville
Hardware [Live] - Koch / Fresh Baked Records-
A theme song for keeping the little guy in business, the family shops,
by going for quality at a fair price - around here that would be like
Flower Power instead of Flieshmans, Kirst instad of Staples and the
liberty diner over macdonalds.
Tim Harrison - Not For The Love Of The
Money 7:53 Bridges - Take Note
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