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Episode 72 – Psychedelic Flowers

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Episode 72 - Psychedelic Flowers

Episode 72 – Psychedelic Flowers

Snow has turned into rain. Winter’s morphing into Spring. April Showers will turn into Psychedelic Flowers. This is Episode 72, recorded live in the DJ Cave from atop Mount Cambridge in the WEMF Radio Studios.

1. Them – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 1970)
2. The Pandamonium – No Presents For Me (No Presents For Me… Singles & Rarities – 1965)
3. The Pets – El Entierro De Un Hombre Rico Que Murió De Hambre (The Pets – 1968)
4. The Shallow End Divers – Forget Your Problems (Dead Man’s Ladder/Forget Your Problems – 2015)
5. Ty Segall & White Fence – Tongues (Hair – 2012)
6. Tom Waits – Clap Hands (Rain Dogs – 1985)
7. Rory Gallagher – Don’t Know Where I’m Going (Deuce – 1972)
8. Supergrass – Seen The Light (Life On Other Planets – 2002)
9. Spirit – Gramophone Man (Spirit – 1968)
10. Man Called War – Titans (Naked Animals – 2015)
11. Grimes – Rosa (Geidi Primes – 2010)
12. Los Destellos – Pasión Oriental (Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 [Experimental Guitar-Driven Tropical Sounds From Perú 1966/1976] – 2010)
13. Paul McCartney – Check My Machine (Mccartney II – 1980)
14. Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters (What For? – 2015)
15. Yuck – The Wall (Yuck – 2011)
16. Orange Juice – Felicity (Felicity – 1982)
17. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians – Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl (Gotta Let This Hen Out! – 1985)
18. The Velvet Underground – What Goes On (The Velvet Underground – 1969)
19. Louie & The Lovers – Little Georgie Baker (Rise – 1970)
20. The Vikings – Have Mercy (Bay State Rock Volume 1: The Sixties – An Anthology Of Massachussetts Rock’N’Roll – 1965)
21. Circus Maximus – Wind (Circus Maximus – 1967)
22. The Freak Scene – Rose Of Smiling Faces (The Freak Scene – 1967)
23. Steeper – Glitch Root (Glitch Root – 2015)
24. Steve Gunn – Wildwood (Wildwood 7″ – 2014)
25. Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – Hire Purchase [Part I] (Singles Going Home Alone 2013 #3 7″ – 2013)
26. Bob Dylan – Shelter From The Storm (Blood On The Tracks – 1975)

 

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Episode 70 – Baby, Baby, Baby

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Episode 70 - Baby, Baby, Baby

Episode 70 – Baby, Baby, Baby

My Wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child any day now, and as Tom Petty once sang – “the waiting is the hardest part”. The nursery’s been built out and prepped, shower and diaper parties have been had, and with our due date being this Thursday (!!!!) – all that’s left is for our little homie to come out and hang. So in honor of his impending birth – each track for Episode 70 contains the word “baby” – can’t wait to hang with my little man.

1. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Come Baby Come (Treble In Trouble – 2000)
2. Chuck Berry – Oh Baby Doll (Oh Baby Doll – 1957)
3. Bob Dylan – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bringing It All Back Home – 1965)
4. African Music Machine – Never Name A Baby [Before It’s Born] – (Black Water Gold – 1972)
5. Smith – Baby It’s You (Baby It’s You – 1969)
6. Nathaniel Merriweather – Lovage [Love That Lovage, Baby] (Lovage: Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By – 2001)
7. De Frank And His Professionals – Waiting For My Baby (Afrobeat Airways 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974-1983 – 2013)
8. John Lennon – Cry Baby Cry (The Lost Lennon Tapes Vol 9 – 1988)
9. Bon Iver – Babys (Blood Bank – 2009)
10. Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby (Dreamin’ Wild – 1979)
11. Sonny Boy Williamson & the Yardbirds – Baby Don’t Worry (Live At The Crawdaddy Club – 1966)
12. Blue Cheer – Rock Me Baby (Vincebus Eruptum – 1968)
13. Booker T. & The MG’s – Comin’ Home Baby (Green Onions – 1962)
14. Stephen Malkmus – Baby C’mon (Face The Truth – 2005)
15. Wavves – Baby Say Goodbye (King Of The Beach – 2010)
16. Harlem – Be Your Baby (Hippies – 2010)
17. Neutral Milk Hotel – A Baby for Pree (On Avery Island – 1996)
18. Bibio – Cry ! Baby ! (Ambivalence Avenue – 2009)
19. Mobius Band – Baby We’ll Be Fine (LOVE WILL REIGN SUPREME – 2008)
20. Pixies – No. 13 Baby (Live at Constitution Hall 11.30.09 – 2009)
21. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Baby Im Afraid (Fever To Tell – 2003)
22. Mazzy Star – She’s My Baby (So Tonight That I Might See – 1993)
23. Janis Joplin – Cry Baby (Cry Baby – 1971)
24. Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – If I Was A Baby (Inside The Human Body – 2008)
25. Cherry Glazerr – Cry Baby (Haxel Princess – 2014)
26. Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang [My Baby Shot Me Down] – (Bang Bang – 1966)
27. Dramarama – Right On Baby, Baby (Hi-Fi Sci-Fi – 1993)
28. Funkadelic – I Miss My Baby (Maggot Brain – 1971)
29. Modest Mouse – Baby Blue Sedan (Building Nothing Out of Something – 1999)
30. Mac DeMarco -Let My Baby Stay (Salad Days – 2014)
31. Buddy Holly – You’re So Square [Baby I Don’t Care] – (You’re So Square – 1958)
32. Rockabye Baby! – Do You Realize?? (Lullaby Renditions of The Flaming Lips – 2011)
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Beige Suits and Fedoras – Live Show Review: My Morning Jacket, Wilco, & Bob Dylan

My Morning Jacket, Wilco, & Bob Dylan
Comcast Center, Mansfield, 07/20/13

By: Kevin Gartland

As roadies with white hair and ponytails lit outdoor heaters on either side of the stage, the crowd roared.  A dark shadow with a pork pie hat broke through the fanning light.  After a night of excellent music it was time for the headliner, Bob Dylan.

My Morning Jacket outdid every act of the night as the opener.  Wilco was a close second and Bob Dylan was a distant third.  Before I go on, I will defend this vicious ranking.  I do like Bob Dylan.  I listen to Blonde on Blonde, Highway 61 Revisited and Bringing It All Back Home regularly, however I must admit that I’ve never listened to his more recent albums or many of his others.  His work is one of the many black holes in music that I haven’t explored.  I was drawn to this show not entirely by Wilco and My Morning Jacket, but also a desire to watch the Greatest American Musician.

The night began with Jim James and My Morning Jacket.  Wearing his lion’s mane-like hair in the heavy 90-degree heat, James and his band delivered a growling 90-minute set.  This was the first time I’d seen My Morning Jacket and I was surprised that each musician looked suited for a different genre.  The drummer, a Metalhead.  Rhythm guitar, a small club Indie Rocker.  On keys a Jazz Musician.  Rhythm guitar, a Southern Rocker.  Then Jim James, a man who perhaps wandered out of the wilderness of Kentucky directly onto a stage in suburban Massachusetts to entertain us all.

They played sprawling southern, psychedelic rock from each of their six albums – none getting preferential treatment.  James rocked his falsetto perfectly and got non-fan hand-sitters to stand for his antics.  The ample seating still sparse with audience members as the sun was still shining bright, James joked that there are three types of people who come to see the opening act:

  1. True fans who came to see them.
    2. Music fans who may have heard of them and have been converted to fans.
    3. Audience members who came for the headliner and don’t give a shit.

During their excellent performance there were plenty of 1s and 2s with no 3s that I could find.  The overall crowd favorite was a cover of The Band; “Don’t Do It”.  A very appropriate song as Dylan of course was involved in popularizing The Band in the late 60s.

Next Wilco came out.  I missed their opening two songs as I was getting a beer in a short but highly inefficiently run beer line.  That’s a complaint for another night.  Tweedy (also wearing a pork-pie hat) and his band members dressed in classic 60s southern garb were on stage when I returned to my seat.

Tweedy belted out his tunes in his raspy, country-light voice that we all love.  Many of the songs selected were from their alt-country-est album, AM.  The twang used to mix in with Bob Dylan’s set perhaps.

It was the always-mesmerizing “Via Chicago” got the audience to their feet though.  The disarming acoustic guitar and calm vocals contrasted by the fits of anxiety-inducing strobes of Nels Cline distortion-rock frenzied the crowd.  Grey-haired women were dancing in the rows mixed with long-haired slack-jawed youths. A surprising finale was the best of the night though.  Tweedy invited the entire MMJ band to join the stage with them.  Each member of both bands began a familiar tune with perfect timing.  Distortion rang from each instrument including a sax from the MMJ crew.  A moment passed before the noise could be recognized.

It was “Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles.  A great selection that energized the crowed and prepared them for the headliner.

Then Dylan.  He arrived on a set lit with warm lights and the aforementioned outdoor gas heaters.  He removed his pork-pie hat to reveal his iconic curly hair; now grey.  Accompanied by a crew of anonymous musicians in beige zoot suites and fedoras, he took the mic stand with confidence and familiarity that 50(!) years’ affords a performer.  His voice, though not the haughty and raspy voice that I’m used to on his records, wasn’t bad.  Just different.  I’ll call it a higher pitched Tom Waits’ croon.  The voice wasn’t the problem here as other reviewers may suggest.

The Anonymous Crew of Beige Musicians played on time with technical proficiency; bobbing at the precise moments of pristine melody with the timing of a well-trained actor.  Dylan faced the crowed as he sang his newer tunes and the crowed roared and whistled at the conclusion of every cleanly rehearsed song.  The Anonymous Crew of Beige Musicians faced Him during every song; not the audience.  That must have been a requirement as he recently canned two rhythm guitarists from the tour in the past two weeks.  Any slip-up and a beige fedora might be stomped out back-stage.  It was a weird 1984 vibe where Dylan was Big Brother.

He played “Tangled Up in Blue”, which was great.  It’s a perfect song.  It just IS and no amount of odd stage dynamics can remove the joy from it.  However, after that my wife got a splitting headache, likely due to coming down from the sugar high she received from her guitar-cup-shaped “margarita” (just serve real drinks Comcast Center!) – so we left.  Neither of us were disappointed with the night.  It was fun.  It was great to see the Greatest American Musician perform live.  That’s not a sarcastic comment either.  He truly is the Greatest American Musician; He just can’t perform as one anymore, which is okay – he’s seventy-fucking-two!

On the way home as some sort of weird musical baptism we played Highway 61 Revisited to cleanse us from the sin of walking out of a Bob Dylan show early. “Like a Rolling Stone” blared as the warm air blew through our hair and I felt guilty thinking, “That’s the Bob Dylan I wish I could see.”

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Episode 54 – The Bums Lost

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Epsisode 54 – The Bums Lost (Painting – Z. Trainor)*

Abide. The Big Lebowski is my favorite movie, and in honor of this Episode #54 is dedicated to Walter, Donny, and The Dude. There’s a lot of lessens that can be gleamed from The Big Lebowski – so take ‘er easy, pour yourself a Caucasian, and abide.

Links, Man:

*Special thanks to Zac Trainor for the killer painting above, check out his site for other great artwork for purchase.

1. The Bums Lost Intro
2. The Sons of the Pioneers – Tumbling Weeds (1946)
3. Bob Dylan – The Man In Me (New Morning – 1970)
3. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles (Clear Spot – 1972)
4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem Mass in D Minor (1791)
5. Gipsy Kings – Hotel California [Spanish Mix] (2000)
6. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Born on the Bayou (Bayou Country – 1969)
7. Log Jammin’
8. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Lookin’ out My Back Door (Cosmo’s Factory – 1970)
9. Santana – Oye Como Va (Abraxas – 1970)
10. Henry Mancini – Lujon (Mr. Lucky Goes Latin – 1961)
11. Kenny Rogers & The First Edition – Just Dropped In [To See What Condition My Condition Is In] (1968)
12. I Hate The Fuckin’ Eagles
13. Nina Simone – I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
14. Donny’s Eulogy
15. Townes Van Zandt – Dead Flowers (Roadsongs – 1993)
16. Eat The Bar

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Episode 35 – Some Kind Of Love

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Episode 35 - Some Kind of Love (Artwork - D. Hixon)

Episode 35 – Some Kind of Love (Artwork – D. Hixon)

Today I get married to the girl I love. This mix will be given as a favor later on today, but for those who’ve been unexcused with me these past few years, it’s yours today as well.

  1. Toots And The Maytals – It Must Be True Love (Pressure Drop, The Best Of … – 1997)
  2. Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – 1998)
  3. Daft Punk – Something About Us (Discovery – 2002)
  4. Nada Surf – Blonde on Blonde (Let Go – 2003)
  5. The Velvet Underground – Some Kinda Love (The Velvet Underground – 1969)
  6. Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life (I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning – 2005)
  7. Band of Horses – I Go To The Barn Because I Like The (Everything All the Time – 2006)
  8. Donovan – Oh Deed I Do (Fairytale – 1965)
  9. Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark (Plans – 2005)
  10. Jeff Tweedy – The Thanks I Get (Sunken Treasure – 2006)
  11. Deer Tick – These Old Shoes (War Elephant – 2007)
  12. Mark Kozelek – Love At First Feel (What’s Next To The Moon – 2001)
  13. Yo La Tengo – You Can Have It All (And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out – 2000)
  14. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey (Psychocandy – 1985)
  15. Bon Iver – Blood Bank (Blood Bank – 2009)
  16. Bob Dylan – Wedding Song (Planet Waves – 1974)
  17. George Harrison – I Live for You (All Things Must Pass [30th Anniversary Edition]- 1970)
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Episode 33 – Memorial Finals

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Episode 33 - Memorial Finals (Artwork - D. Hixon)

Episode 33 – Memorial Finals (Artwork – D. Hixon)

  1. Johnny Depp as Hunter – A King-Hell Bastard of a Speech, Jimmy Carter (Gonzo – 2008)
  2. Bob Dylan – Maggie’s Farm (Bringing It All Back Home – 1965)
  3. Jonquil – Parasol (Whistle Low – 2008)
  4. Broken Social Scene – All to All (Forgiveness Rock Record – 2010)
  5. Hemingway Nobel Speech / MF Doom – Burdock Root – Digital-Derek Mix (Special Herbs Volumes 9 and 10 – 2005)
  6. Stereolab – Black Ants in Sound-Dust (Sound-Dust – 2001)
  7. Holy Fuck – Red Lights (Latin – 2010)
  8. The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire (Clinging to a Scheme – 2010)
  9. Woods – Blood Dries Darker (At Echo Lake – 2010)
  10. Harlem – Friendly Ghost (Harlem – 2010)
  11. Male Bonding – Years Not Long (Male Bonding – 2010)
  12. The Moles – Bury Me Happy (Untune The Sky – 1991)
  13. LCD Soundsystem – All I Want (This Is Happening – 2010)
  14. The National – Lemonworld (High Violet – 2010)
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Episode 9 – Ballad Of A Thin Man

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Episode 9 – Ballad Of A Thin Man (Artwork – D. Hixon)

1. Bob Dylan – Ballad of a Thin Man (Highway 61 Revisited – 1965)
2. Jonquil – Sudden Sun (Lions – 2007)
3. Oh No! Oh My! – The Party Punch (Between the Devil and the Sea – 2004)
4. The The – This Is The Day (Soul Mining – 2002)
5. The National – Thirsty (Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers – 2003)
6. My Morning Jacket – Lay Low (z – 2005)
7. Dramarama – Work For Food (Hi-Fi Sci-Fi – 1993)
8. Battles – HI/LO (EP C – 2004)
9. Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Sister Nancy – 1984)
10. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Welcome to JamRock (Welcome to JamRock – 2005)
11. Bad Brains – I Against I (Bad Brains – 1982)
12. Grandaddy – Our Dying Brains (Through A Frosty Plate Glass EP – 2001)
13. CSS – Knife (Friend – 2007)
14. Fujiya Miyagi – Transparent Things (Transparent Things – 2006)
15. Aesop Rock – Coward of the Year (Music For Earthworms – 1997)
16. Mr. Lif – Earthcrusher (I Phantom – 2002)
17. Gorillaz – Dirty Harry (Demon Days – 2005)

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Episode 1 – Back In The Mix

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Episode 1 – Back In The Mix (Artwork – D. Hixon)

1. Pela – 7th & 17th (Anytown Graffiti – 2007)
2. Chuck Ragan – The Boat (Feast or Famine – 2007)
3. Morphine – In Spite Of Me (Cure For Pain – 1993)
4. Paul Westerberg – Hide N Seekin (Eventually – 1996)
5. The National – Squalor Victoria (Boxer – 2007)
6. Morrissey – My Love Life (At KROQ – 1991)
7. Wilco – Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard (Enhanced EP – 2003)
8. Bob Dylan – From A Buik 6 (Highway 61 Revisited – 1965)
9. Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube (I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One – 1997)
10 . Sloan – I Am the Cancer (Smeared – 1992)
11. The Soft Boys – I Wanna Destroy You (Underwater Moonlight – 1980)
12. Queens of the Stone Age – Make It Wit Chu (Era Vulgaris – 2007)
13. Radiohead – Reckoner (In Rainbows – 2007)
14. The Battles – Race : Out (Mirrored – 2007)

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