Friday, December 29, 2006


Ah, the freedom to just play music. If only I didn't feel like hurling myself into the mighty Housatonic; the melancholy was reflected in the music, I guess. For a while. Most of the show was done in a dark studio, a feature that had a nice self-indulgent feel to it. Then, out of thin air, Dennis Watlington showed up, and announced on the freakin' air that he'd come to ask me to be the musical director for his "Rock and Soul Reading" show that he's been doing in support of his extraordinary memoir Chasing America (see this blog back in June '06). You know I'm all over that shit. The last half-hour was just one iTunes playlist after another, while D and I chatted off-line. And I was gonna play some JB, but my JB CD case was empty.

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Chappaquiddick Skyline, Everyone Else is Evolving
Steve Earle, I Feel Alright

Bettye Swann, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
Haale, Again/Baz
Los Straitjackets, Black is Black (feat Raol Malo)

Jack Bruce, Theme For an Imaginary Western (live)
Cream, We're Going Wrong (live 2005)

Cat Power, The Greatest
rx, Imagine/Walk on the Wild Side
Akira the Don, Clones (David Caron cover)
The Rudds, Something Great
Todd Rundgren, Just One Victory

Kamikaze Hearts, Defender
You Can't Just Get Up and Leave
Sky Smeed, Nothing to Fear
Neanderthals, Space Oddity

Yann Tomita, Love
Jackie DeShannon, Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Buzzcocks, Ever Fallen in Love
University of Ghana Post Office, Canceling Stamps (field recording)

Hartz Mountain Company, Parakeet Training Record
The Kinks, Where Have All the Good Times Gone
Richard Thompson, Shoot Out the Lights (live, fr More Guitars)

The Bonzo Dog Band, The Intro and The Outro
Motorhead, God Save the Queen (Pistol's cover)
Teenage Fanclub, About You