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The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for April 8, 2012

Happy Easter and what a gorgeous day in North Texas. This is where you can leave your polite comments and music suggestions for future shows. Make sure there are no bad words in your suggestions, or give a heads up. Nothing too long, loud or soft.

New to me this week:
Nino Tempo and April Stevens
Andreya Triana
Nora Dean
Foxy Shazam
Oh Mercy
Julia Stone
Les McCann
Soko
Marc Senter
Electric Guest
Isham Jones

Here’s tonight’s setlist:

Nino Tempo & April Stevens, “Deep Purple,” Deep Purple
Radiohead, “The Gloaming,” Hail To The Thief
Ten Years After, “Portable People,” Ten Years After
Kate Miller-Heidke, “Politics In Space [Clean Version],” Curiouser
Midlake, “The Courage Of Others,” The Courage Of Others
Zammuto, “Idiom Wind,” Zammuto
Andreya Triana, “Lost Where I Belong,” Lost Where I Belong
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines,” Blunderbuss
Nora Dean, “Angie La La,” Dom Thomas presents Dreams of San Antonio
The New York Dolls, “Dance Like a Monkey (Album Version),” One Day It
Will Please Us To

Sia, “Cloud,” We Are Born
Foxy Shazam, “(It’s) Too Late Baby,” The Church of Rock and Roll
Steel Pulse, “Steppin’ Out (LP Version),” Earth Crisis
Oh Mercy, “Stay,  Please Stay,” Great Barrier Grief
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, “Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air,” The
Very Best of

Otis Redding, “Tennessee Waltz ( LP Version ),” The Dictionary Of Soul
Julia Stone, “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say,” Let’s Forget All
The Things That We Say

Les McCann, “Shamading (LP Version),” Talk To The People
J. Geils Band, “Whammer Jammer,” The Morning After
The Theater Fire, “Coyote,” Matter and Light
Soko, “I Just Want To Make It New With You,” I Thought I Was An Alien
The Velvet Underground, “White Light/White Heat,” White Light/White Heat
Little Walter, “Chicken Shack,” The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)
Marc Senter, “Trust Me,” The Devil’s Carnival
Tanya Tucker, “Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone),” Love Songs
Electric Guest, “This Head I Hold,” This Head I Hold
Isham Jones Orchestra, “Who’s Sorry Now?,” 100 Roaring Classics Of The 1920s
Raphael Saadiq, “Good Man,” Good Man
tUnE-yArDs, “Jumping Jack,” BiRd-BrAiNs
Gorillaz, “Superfast Jellyfish (Feat. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul),” Plastic Beach
Readymade F.C., “Snow Lion,” Open Season
Todd Rundgren, “Little Red Lights,” Something/Anything

  • Anonymous

    I am in studio and all ears. Let me have some great music suggestions !!!

    • JimM

      I have never really seriously listened to Jeff Buckley, so any good pick you can come up with would be greatly appreciated.

    • David Mims

      I would like to suggest The Pair Extraordinaire. They are a Jazzy R&B duo from the 60′s, used to open up for Bill Cosby and one of them is from Dallas.

  • pslavens_kera

    I am in studio and all ears. Let me have some great music suggestions !!!

    • JimM

      I have never really seriously listened to Jeff Buckley, so any good pick you can come up with would be greatly appreciated.

    • David Mims

      I would like to suggest The Pair Extraordinaire. They are a Jazzy R&B duo from the 60′s, used to open up for Bill Cosby and one of them is from Dallas.

  • Jerem69

    I would like to suggest a favorite song of Frank Zappa. He had an appreciation for Black Sabbath’s “Supernaut” from Black Sabbath Four. Now, Trent Reznor and Ministry did covers but I don’t want to point to a “covers” theme. There’s also a version on YouTube by a rock and roll camp group posted by “Puppyfaces” that’s kind of fun. Oh, well. Anyway, that’s where my mind is at.

    • Anonymous

      far out, I will try to find it.

  • Jerem69

    I would like to suggest a favorite song of Frank Zappa. He had an appreciation for Black Sabbath’s “Supernaut” from Black Sabbath Four. Now, Trent Reznor and Ministry did covers but I don’t want to point to a “covers” theme. There’s also a version on YouTube by a rock and roll camp group posted by “Puppyfaces” that’s kind of fun. Oh, well. Anyway, that’s where my mind is at.

    • pslavens_kera

      far out, I will try to find it.

  • Playindave

    I would like to hear Banana Boat by Harry or henry Belafonte.I have always been a good speller Paul,but i am slipping in my old age

    • Anonymous

      I understand compleetly. I also am beginnning to loose my speling abilitys.

  • Playindave

    I would like to hear Banana Boat by Harry or henry Belafonte.I have always been a good speller Paul,but i am slipping in my old age

    • pslavens_kera

      I understand compleetly. I also am beginnning to loose my speling abilitys.

  • Allison Gordon

    Feels like a “Tropical Hot Dog Night” don’t cha think?

    • Anonymous

      maybe it will feel like one next sunday too. tune in to see.

  • Allison Gordon

    Feels like a “Tropical Hot Dog Night” don’t cha think?

    • pslavens_kera

      maybe it will feel like one next sunday too. tune in to see.

  • Pablo De Pollo

    Lots of phun stuff this evening! Is it just me or does it seem like it’s been a little too long since any Deerhoof has been spun on this finest of radio programs? The particular choice of track ought to be up to you IMHO.

    • Anonymous

      have I told you lately that I love you and Deerhoof.

  • Pablo De Pollo

    Lots of phun stuff this evening! Is it just me or does it seem like it’s been a little too long since any Deerhoof has been spun on this finest of radio programs? The particular choice of track ought to be up to you IMHO.

    • pslavens_kera

      have I told you lately that I love you and Deerhoof.

  • Regan

    Didjits – Jimmy
    or JS Bach’s number 15 in G major from the Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
    your choice…

  • Regan

    Didjits – Jimmy
    or JS Bach’s number 15 in G major from the Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
    your choice…

  • Regan

    Another suggestion, Billie Holliday, Getting Some fun out of Life

  • Regan

    Another suggestion, Billie Holliday, Getting Some fun out of Life

  • Danny

    Paul for next week Play With Fire—The Rolling Stones

  • Danny

    Paul for next week Play With Fire—The Rolling Stones

  • Pamitha42

    I’m in kind of a Violent Femmes mood this week.

  • Pamitha42

    I’m in kind of a Violent Femmes mood this week.

  • Lainialcomics

    Dead or Alive’s Misty Circles is a great song.

  • Lainialcomics

    Dead or Alive’s Misty Circles is a great song.

  • Paul Muller

    Here are a few “Oldies But Goodies”

    Imogen Heap – ‘Tidal’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB1h0hePFGg

    The Beatles- ‘I am the Walrus’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnpil_pRUiw

    Frank SINATRA – ‘The World We Knew (Over And Over)’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MD2ee4pU_8

    Astor Piazzolla – ‘Finale (Tango Apasionado)’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGhZA2n0-fM

    Jive Five – ‘My True Story’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glOMdK8gfbo

    Rush – ‘Animate’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzXH3ZW3Wik

    • Anonymous

      finally , A LIST !
      great thanks

  • Paul Muller

    Here are a few “Oldies But Goodies”

    Imogen Heap – ‘Tidal’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB1h0hePFGg

    The Beatles- ‘I am the Walrus’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnpil_pRUiw

    Frank SINATRA – ‘The World We Knew (Over And Over)’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MD2ee4pU_8

    Astor Piazzolla – ‘Finale (Tango Apasionado)’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGhZA2n0-fM

    Jive Five – ‘My True Story’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glOMdK8gfbo

    Rush – ‘Animate’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzXH3ZW3Wik

    • pslavens_kera

      finally , A LIST !
      great thanks

  • Ray Worth

    Paul Thorn – Weeds in My Roses

    • Anonymous

      sounds familiar, but not sure. I will look it up. thanks

  • Ray Worth

    Paul Thorn – Weeds in My Roses

    • pslavens_kera

      sounds familiar, but not sure. I will look it up. thanks

  • Anonymous

    As noted on Facebook, some Judy’s would be nice!

  • bibulb

    As noted on Facebook, some Judy’s would be nice!

  • Ray Worth

    Arron Burton

  • Ray Worth

    Arron Burton

  • guimagie

    Moreland & Arbuckle- 18 Counties
    The Beaten Sea – Hard Way
    Quantic Soul Orchestra – Regi Bugalu
    The Staple Singers – Why Am I Treated So Bad
    Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig
    Iron & Wine -Teeth In The Grass
    RL Burnside- Someday Baby

  • Dee
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1275976843 Judy Jones Rotzoll

    Hey Paul, Enjoying the show…..my favorite way to unwind on Sunday nights!

    With the KXT’s Flaming Lips concert approaching, I was thinking about a great band I saw years ago open for the Flaming Lips called The Starlight Mints. I really enjoyed them. Are you familiar with them? I’d love to hear one of their songs.

    Also, how about Desoto Reds? “Larissa’s Boyfriend”, “Tupper in the Fridge” and “Howells and Jowls” are all favorites of mine.

    Hope you enjoyed his beautiful day and thanks again for entertaining me tonight!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the suggestions and the wonderful company. cheers.
    see you next week !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1275976843 Judy Jones Rotzoll

    Hey Paul, Enjoying the show…..my favorite way to unwind on Sunday nights!

    With the KXT’s Flaming Lips concert approaching, I was thinking about a great band I saw years ago open for the Flaming Lips called The Starlight Mints. I really enjoyed them. Are you familiar with them? I’d love to hear one of their songs.

    Also, how about Desoto Reds? “Larissa’s Boyfriend”, “Tupper in the Fridge” and “Howells and Jowls” are all favorites of mine.

    Hope you enjoyed his beautiful day and thanks again for entertaining me tonight!

  • pslavens_kera

    Thanks for the suggestions and the wonderful company. cheers.
    see you next week !!!

  • Philip

    Glad to see a lot of my suggestions last week were new to you. Here’s another one you probably have not played: Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele. “Meet Me in the Garden” is a fun one.

  • Philip

    Glad to see a lot of my suggestions last week were new to you. Here’s another one you probably have not played: Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele. “Meet Me in the Garden” is a fun one.

  • PeterJ

    Love it! The Gorillaz with De La Soul. Can’t beat it.

    My only suggestion this week I think is something I have already suggested. One of my new finds in the last few months. Play anything by Nitin Sawhney. He’s got a bunch of stuff up on YouTube

  • PeterJ

    Love it! The Gorillaz with De La Soul. Can’t beat it.

    My only suggestion this week I think is something I have already suggested. One of my new finds in the last few months. Play anything by Nitin Sawhney. He’s got a bunch of stuff up on YouTube

  • Jerem69

    My sweet wife would like to hear “Breakaway” by Big Pig from their album Bonk.
    Thanks for the Todd! It’s amazing that he played every sound on that multi-disc album and recorded it in a hotel room in four days. Good vitamins?
    Uh oh! I think I see those little red lights in my rear view mirror..

  • Ray Worth

    Spike Jones

  • Guest

    Just got back to Austin but was able to catch part of your show. How many of your audience remember Ten Hands? Moses would have been appropriate today.

  • Amyjo1920

    Tokyo Cinema Club please : )

  • Thomas

    I would like to hear “Love is a four letter word”, written by Bob Dylan and sung by Joan Baez.
    Thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/iamJADiam James Alfred Davis

    That track from The Theater Fire was just what I needed.