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The Paul Slavens Show: Oct. 14, 2012

What a lovely fall day and evening. Hope you got a chance to get outside today. We have some interesting music tonight, hope you can help with some suggestions for future shows. This is where you can leave your music suggestions. Make sure the lyrics are clean, please!

New to me this week:
Mary Hopkins
Menahan Street Band
Matt Monro
Kirsty MacColl
Lost in the Trees
Mind Spiders
Holy Ghost!
Helen Merrill
The Mad Violinist

Tonight’s playlist:

Mary Hopkin & Sundance, “Those Were The Days,” Those Were The Days
The Tallest Man On Earth, “1904,” There’s No Leaving Now
Menahan Street Band, “Tired Of Fighting,” Make The Road By Walking
Antony and The Johnsons, “Thank You For Your Love,” Swanlights [+Digital Booklet]
The Byrds, “I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician,” The Essential Byrds
Gorillaz, “To Binge (Feat. Little Dragon),” Plastic Beach
Matt Monro, “Put On A Happy Face,” Ultra-Lounge: Nursery Rhythms!
Midlake
, “Am I Going Insane,” Late Night Tales, Midlake [+digital booklet]
Boards Of Canada
, “Dayvan Cowboy,” The Campfire Headphase
The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Do You Believe In Magic,” Do you Believe In Magic
Joanna Newsom, “’81,” Have One On Me
Paul McCartney, “Check My Machine” [Edit], McCartney II
A.C. Newman, “Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns,” Shut Down the Streets

Kirsty MacColl
, “They Don’t Know,” The Stiff Years
Lost In The Trees, “Neither Here Nor There,” A Church That Fits Our Needs
Menomena, “Plumage,” Moms
Mind Spiders, “Beat,” Meltdown
Ozark Mountain Daredevils, “Leatherwood,” Time Warp: The Very Best of Ozark Mountain Daredevils
The Residents, “The Act Of Being Polite,” Commercial Album
Blind Willie Johnson, “I’m Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge,” The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
Sam Phillips, “I Wanted to Be Alone,” A Boot and a Shoe
The Langley Schools Music Project, “Space Oddity,” Innocence and Despair
Holy Ghost!, “Wait & See (Original Mix),” Wait & See
Helen Merrill, “People Will Say We’re In Love,” Dream of You
Niki, “Tomorrow,” Instinct
The Mad Violinist & The Symphony Crack Orchestra, “Crashing Down,” Fiend
T. Bolin, “Shake The Devil,” Private Eyes

  • Anonymous

    Hey, I am here. Lets get it on.

  • pslavens_kera

    Hey, I am here. Lets get it on.

  • Lastangelman

    Actually her other big hit was the Paul McCartney penned “Goodbye” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sa8XyzbxUM

    • Anonymous

      but of course…… next time.

  • Lastangelman

    Actually her other big hit was the Paul McCartney penned “Goodbye” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sa8XyzbxUM

    • pslavens_kera

      but of course…… next time.

  • neon

    Howdy Mr. Slavens. It was a lovely day today. I love me some October. Thank you as always, and have a killer week sir.
    Amorphous Androgynous- “swab”
    Neon Indian- “ephemeral artery”
    Andrew Bird- “the jet water silice”

  • neon

    Howdy Mr. Slavens. It was a lovely day today. I love me some October. Thank you as always, and have a killer week sir.
    Amorphous Androgynous- “swab”
    Neon Indian- “ephemeral artery”
    Andrew Bird- “the jet water silice”

  • rafael

    linus and lucy by Gary Hoey from the Wakeup call CD.New York on my mind and My Foolish heart by John Mclaughlin from the CD Electric Guitarist.Nice format Paul.

    • Anonymous

      thanks, I will try to find it

  • rafael

    linus and lucy by Gary Hoey from the Wakeup call CD.New York on my mind and My Foolish heart by John Mclaughlin from the CD Electric Guitarist.Nice format Paul.

    • pslavens_kera

      thanks, I will try to find it

  • Ray Worth

    For some reason most of my request lately have been for dead people :/ Next week could you play something by Kathi McDonald? She passed away on the 3rd. She was a member of the Shelter People and Long John Baldry’s band back in the 70s before she went solo. Thanks

    • Anonymous

      I am doing a prerecorded show next 2 weeks, you will have to wait until november, but I will definitely look into for you. thanks.

  • Ray Worth

    For some reason most of my request lately have been for dead people :/ Next week could you play something by Kathi McDonald? She passed away on the 3rd. She was a member of the Shelter People and Long John Baldry’s band back in the 70s before she went solo. Thanks

    • pslavens_kera

      I am doing a prerecorded show next 2 weeks, you will have to wait until november, but I will definitely look into for you. thanks.

  • Andrew

    Reminder: Farmer’s Branch Bluegrass Festival, October 19-20.(Sat &
    Sun)

    At Farmer’s Branch Historic Park. Bring a Blanket or Folding Chairs.

    Don’t Forget a Jacket. It’s Warm at Noon. & Cool in the Evening.

    FREE! No Ticket Needed. Great Live Acoustic Music!

    http://bluegrassheritage.org/FarmersBranchFestival.php

    ‘Border Reiver’ by Mark Knopfler

    (Mark Knopfler / Bob Dylan in concert November 1st @ Verizon Theatre.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzqNSAbE7Fo

    ‘Gravitate’
    by Lou Barlow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjFJ92SQrN4

    ‘Settling It Off’ by Peter Wolf Crier

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8buLjm-iKe8

    ‘Master
    and Servant’ by Nouvelle Vague (Depeche Mode cover)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xk4suLfdNY

    ‘Dream
    a Little Dream of Me’ by Mama Cass Elliot

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpzB_Akopug

    • Anonymous

      thanks a lot for all of this.

    • B L Zebubba

      Re: Dylan & Knopfler at the Verizon Theater

      You mean the Verizon Theater – where, in addition to paying exorbitant ticket prices, they have the gall to charge you an exorbitant price for parking in a lot they control, in the middle of nowhere next to the sewer plant, and for which there is no other demand?

      As much as I would enjoy both artists on the same stage, since I’m not a chump I’ll skip it and buy a CD or two or three or twenty instead, and head for the Granada or the Kessler.

  • Andrew

    Reminder: Farmer’s Branch Bluegrass Festival, October 19-20.(Sat &
    Sun)

    At Farmer’s Branch Historic Park. Bring a Blanket or Folding Chairs.

    Don’t Forget a Jacket. It’s Warm at Noon. & Cool in the Evening.

    FREE! No Ticket Needed. Great Live Acoustic Music!

    http://bluegrassheritage.org/FarmersBranchFestival.php

    ‘Border Reiver’ by Mark Knopfler

    (Mark Knopfler / Bob Dylan in concert November 1st @ Verizon Theatre.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzqNSAbE7Fo

    ‘Gravitate’
    by Lou Barlow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjFJ92SQrN4

    ‘Settling It Off’ by Peter Wolf Crier

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8buLjm-iKe8

    ‘Master
    and Servant’ by Nouvelle Vague (Depeche Mode cover)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xk4suLfdNY

    ‘Dream
    a Little Dream of Me’ by Mama Cass Elliot

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpzB_Akopug

    • pslavens_kera

      thanks a lot for all of this.

    • B L Zebubba

      Re: Dylan & Knopfler at the Verizon Theater

      You mean the Verizon Theater – where, in addition to paying exorbitant ticket prices, they have the gall to charge you an exorbitant price for parking in a lot they control, in the middle of nowhere next to the sewer plant, and for which there is no other demand?

      As much as I would enjoy both artists on the same stage, since I’m not a chump I’ll skip it and buy a CD or two or three or twenty instead, and head for the Granada or the Kessler.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Paul,

    I am feeling the Sinatra….

    Leon Russell “The Ballad of Hollis Brown” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEJLbK8oeFQ

    Nettle “Black Eyes” http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nettle/On_A_Steady_Diet_of_Hash_Bread__Salt/soundeyet_-_ON_A_STEADY_DIET_OF_HASH_BREAD__SALT_-_02_Black_Eyes

    The New Pornographers “Mass Romantic” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_amzzg34Rc

  • listenermark

    Hi Paul,

    I am feeling the Sinatra….(edit…Matt Monro????)

    Leon Russell “The Ballad of Hollis Brown” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEJLbK8oeFQ

    Nettle “Black Eyes” http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nettle/On_A_Steady_Diet_of_Hash_Bread__Salt/soundeyet_-_ON_A_STEADY_DIET_OF_HASH_BREAD__SALT_-_02_Black_Eyes

    The New Pornographers “Mass Romantic” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_amzzg34Rc

  • Evan Wellek

    I’d enjoy hearing “Little One” by Beck, “Plants and Rags” by PJ Harvey, “People Say” by The Meters or perhaps even a little more Zammuto. Perhaps “Too Late To Topologize” might find it’s way into next week’s show.

  • B L Zebubba

    How ’bout some Crash Test Dummies – maybe “Superman’s Song” or “The Country Life” off of “The Ghosts That Haunt Me”¹?

    Or maybe something off of Van Morison’s new one, “No Plan B” – maybe something other than “Born to SIng” (which is getting a lot of airplay)²?

    If you can’t find ‘em at Good Records, he’re a coupe of other sources:
    ¹ http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-That-Haunt-Crash-Dummies/dp/B0015XWUF4/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1350265950&sr=1-2&keywords=Crash+Test+Dummies

    ² http://www.musicmillennium.com/Item/9003833454

    Enjoying the show,

    B L Zebubba

  • B L Zebubba

    How ’bout some Crash Test Dummies – maybe “Superman’s Song” or “The Country Life” off of “The Ghosts That Haunt Me”¹?

    Or maybe something off of Van Morison’s new one, “No Plan B” – maybe something other than “Born to SIng” (which is getting a lot of airplay)²?

    If you can’t find ‘em at Good Records, he’re a coupe of other sources:
    ¹ http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-That-Haunt-Crash-Dummies/dp/B0015XWUF4/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1350265950&sr=1-2&keywords=Crash+Test+Dummies

    ² http://www.musicmillennium.com/Item/9003833454

    Enjoying the show,

    B L Zebubba

    • B L Zebubba

      Regarding the Crash Test Dummies, I think your audience might like best “The Country Life” – it’s my favorite CTD song, hands down.

    • Ed in Arlington

      Another excellent song I recommend of of the CTD’s “The Ghosts That Haunt Me”: “Winter Song”. Strong songwriting and sprightly musicianship as usual.

  • rafael

    Anything by tracy nelson used to be with a group called mother earth but an extensive solo career.under the radar she is

  • rafael

    Anything by tracy nelson used to be with a group called mother earth but an extensive solo career.under the radar she is

  • Lastangelman

    “Check My Machine” was the B-side of 7″ single “Waterfall” – how the hell they crammed such a long song as “Machine” on that 45rpm still amazes me – I’d drive my parents nuts playing that over and over – they were amazed to find out it was Paul McCartney and that the other side was the “better” side. Ha!
    There is a new ELO song out this week – very good, highly recommended – “Point of No Return” from “Mr.Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra” – essentially, Jeff Lynne squirreled himself in his home studio and re-recorded very much by himself all his old ELO hits, very much like the Squeeze album “Spot The Difference”, where Glen Tilbrook went in the studio and recreated all Squeeze’s old hits.
    http://www.amazon.com/Point-Of-No-Return/dp/B009FREPL4/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350267491&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=point+og+no+return+elo

  • Lastangelman

    “Check My Machine” was the B-side of 7″ single “Waterfall” – how the hell they crammed such a long song as “Machine” on that 45rpm still amazes me – I’d drive my parents nuts playing that over and over – they were amazed to find out it was Paul McCartney and that the other side was the “better” side. Ha!
    There is a new ELO song out this week – very good, highly recommended – “Point of No Return” from “Mr.Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra” – essentially, Jeff Lynne squirreled himself in his home studio and re-recorded very much by himself all his old ELO hits, very much like the Squeeze album “Spot The Difference”, where Glen Tilbrook went in the studio and recreated all Squeeze’s old hits.
    http://www.amazon.com/Point-Of-No-Return/dp/B009FREPL4/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350267491&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=point+og+no+return+elo

  • Rafael

    Charlie Christians seven come eleven.The Original Guitar Hero CD.

  • Rafael

    Charlie Christians seven come eleven.The Original Guitar Hero CD.

  • B L Zebubba

    I really like the opening to this Flying-Burrito-Brothers-ish country-song; I’ll be curious to find out who it is (♫ “Down in Leatherwood, country love’s gonna steal your mind, and we ain’t never gonna be blue …”).

  • B L Zebubba

    I really like the opening to this Flying-Burrito-Brothers-ish country-song; I’ll be curious to find out who it is (♫ “Down in Leatherwood, country love’s gonna steal your mind, and we ain’t never gonna be blue …”).

  • Cameron J Smitherz

    I highly suggest May McDonough out of the OC (I’m not supposed to call it that).

    This in particular is one of my favorites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdH7oEhj-jI&feature=relmfu

  • Cameron J Smitherz

    I highly suggest May McDonough out of the OC (I’m not supposed to call it that).

    This in particular is one of my favorites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdH7oEhj-jI&feature=relmfu

  • B L Zebubba

    Ooh – Blind Willie Johnson!

    A recording of his music is on the Pioneer satellite, now on its way out of the solar system.

    • B L Zebubba

      Make that “the Voyager satellite”, not “Pioneer”.

  • B L Zebubba

    Ooh – Blind Willie Johnson!

    A recording of his music is on the Pioneer satellite, now on its way out of the solar system.

    • B L Zebubba

      Make that “the Voyager satellite”, not “Pioneer”.

  • Regan

    david lynch – crazy clown time

  • Regan

    david lynch – crazy clown time

  • Lastangelman

    “Dark Stranger” – Kristy Kruger from Songs From A Dead Man’s Couch
    We need to hear from her again …

  • Lastangelman

    “Dark Stranger” – Kristy Kruger from Songs From A Dead Man’s Couch
    We need to hear from her again …

  • Kyle K

    Unknown Tongue by Blue Oyster Cult always gets me ready to celebrate Halloween among other things. It’s the last song on Cultosaurus Erectus which is available anywheres.

  • Kyle K

    Unknown Tongue by Blue Oyster Cult always gets me ready to celebrate Halloween among other things. It’s the last song on Cultosaurus Erectus which is available anywheres.

  • Thom

    Allman Brother’s Band – short instrumental – ‘Little Martha’ from ‘Eat a Peach’ http://www.mp3s.pl/mp3/The_Allman_Brothers_Band/Little_Martha/2861089
    Lena Horne – ‘Love Me or Leave Me’.
    http://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Leave-Single-Version/dp/B0013AN30K
    ‘Tracy Ullman – They Don’t Know’ – ‘Best of…’ – Written by ……Kirsty MacColl.
    http://www.amazon.com/They-Dont-Know/dp/B001LYETCY

  • Thom

    Allman Brother’s Band – short instrumental – ‘Little Martha’ from ‘Eat a Peach’ http://www.mp3s.pl/mp3/The_Allman_Brothers_Band/Little_Martha/2861089
    Lena Horne – ‘Love Me or Leave Me’.
    http://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Leave-Single-Version/dp/B0013AN30K
    ‘Tracy Ullman – They Don’t Know’ – ‘Best of…’ – Written by ……Kirsty MacColl.
    http://www.amazon.com/They-Dont-Know/dp/B001LYETCY

  • Shawn

    May I sugest “Static On The Radio” by the Planet P Project? Thanks!

  • Shawn

    May I sugest “Static On The Radio” by the Planet P Project? Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the great suggestions. see you soon.

  • pslavens_kera

    Thanks for the great suggestions. see you soon.

  • javier

    How about some Friendly fires ‘Skeleton boy’ , heck why not anything from friendly fires. And maybe Sara Bareilles’ ‘gravity’ pretty please

  • Bibbity Bobbity

    These might be toughies to find: Dying on the Vine, Mountain Ballad or New York City, off of the Lucky Pierre’s “Cloverleaf”. If you can’t find it at Good Records, you may want to resort to Amazon¹. Then again, maybe you’d rather pick something off of their more-recent 2009 EP “Good Provider”² (apparently available only as MP3 downloads)?

    ¹ http://www.amazon.com/Cloverleaf-Lucky-Pierres/dp/B0001ZZWYS/ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&qid=1350307922&sr=8-32&keywords=the+lucky+pierres

    ² http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/luckypierres

  • rob

    what happened to the playlist? can’t always catch you announcing or recapping the next/last few songs…

  • Andrew

    The top of the page shows 58 comments, however only 32 comments show up on the blog. Something wrong with the blog?

    • JeromeWeeks

      Good question. I’ll check into it.

  • Dee

    I hope it’s not too late to send in a request. Would you be able to play “Re-hash” By the Gorillaz? Thanks.