Monday, November 26, 2007

11.23.07 Kate Taylor

Graham and Barbara Dean had Kate Taylor and about 10 more folks in the studio for the first hour, and boy did they sound good. Brother Livingston was sick and a no-show, and at the show later that night at the Mahaiwe brother James filled in. Did I have the presence of mind to go? Of course not.



Ananda Shankar: Jumpin' Jack Flash

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Cain't No Grave Gonna Keep My Body Down
Rolling Stones: Drift Away (rehearsal boot from Some Girl sessions)
Beach Boys: Do You Like Worms?

The New Pornographers: Mutiny, I Promise You
Bruno Nicolai: Insequimento and Settimo Delitto
Bill Medley: Old Trick Bag

X-Mas in Hell Preview:
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band: X-Mas at K-Mart
Unknown: Trumpet Christmas

The Mendoza Line: Mysterious in Black
Kenny and the Casuals: Shake It
Polly Possum with Joe Wolverton and the Dog Patch Boys: Sin in Satin

Saturday, November 17, 2007

11.16.07 WILD CARD

No, no, no, that's not my guest up there. God, no. I just love everything about that pic. We had Jim Reynolds on talking about the Wild Card series of concerts, where he's teaming up members of various bands to play one-off shows all over the Berks.

Ananda Shankar, Jumpin' Jack Flash

Bill Medley, In My Room (w/ Brian Wilson and Phil Everly)
The New Pornographers, Failsafe
Ray Davies, Vietnam Cowboys

Jim Reynolds / Wild Card interview

Pursuit of Happiness, I'm An Adult Now
Graham Parker, Temporary Beauty (acoustic from WDST compilation)
Tom Waits, Till the Money Runs Out (live boot, Akron 2006)

Danielia Cotton, Make You Move
Wanda Jackson, Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Nellie McKay, If I Needed Someone

Yardbirds, Over Under Sideways Down
Shifter, Butter

Friday, November 16, 2007


So this guy emails me and asks if he can be on my show. The official Splatto Festival guest policy is that we only allow people on the show who ask to be on the show. Unless we ask them first. So I said "sure."

So Chris shows up with a guitar and banjo, and we had an absolute riot. Turns out he lives two doors down from the studio, so I'm thinkin' he's gonna be a regular. Best known as the drummer for The Mammals, he's one hell of a singer and songwriter, too. Go buy his music. It will make you happy, and you want to be happy, right?