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They’re Selling Postcards of the Hanging: Playlist 10-27-09

October 27, 2009

I just started teaching a freshman writing class on the music of Bob Dylan. They’ve yet to get rolling on the blog, but once they do you can follow them here at Hiway 61. Today’s Street Parade, then, was mostly early Dylan since that’s what’s on my brain these days (with just a bit of Billy Bragg thrown in for fun):

Billy Bragg/Wilco: “California Stars” from Mermaid Avenue
Billy Bragg/Wilco: “Hoodoo Voodoo” from Mermaid Avenue
Bob Dylan: “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again” from Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan: “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” from Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan: “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” from Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan: “Desolation Row” from Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan: “Mr. Tambourine Man” from Bootleg #4, 1966
Billy Bragg/Wilco: “One by One” from Mermaid Avenue

Yea, sure, not a lot of variety in terms of artists here, but all good stuff!

See ya next week.

10-13-09 Playlist

October 13, 2009

Here’s today’s playlist from the Street Parade. Mostly random stuff here except for a little nod to John Lennon in the middle who would have been 69 on October 9th.

Lafayette Gilchrist: “Assume the Position”
Medeski, Martin, and Wood: “Dracula”
Jerry Garcia/Merle Saunders: “The System”
Jerry Garcia/Merle Saunders: “Imagine”
The Beatles: “Tomorrow Never Knows”
The Beatles: “Everbody’s Got Somethin’ to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey”
Jeff Beck: “A Day in the Life”
David Crosby: “What Are Their Names?”
The Mekons: “Dark, Dark, Dark”
The Political Blockheads: “Diplomat”

Next week is department meeting day so I probably won’t make it in to the show, but I’ll be back in two weeks. Same bat-station, same bat-time.

The Street Parade Returns to KRNL

September 30, 2009

The Street Parade has been on a several year hiatus from radio, but it has returned this fall, Tuesday afternoons from 5-6 on 89.7, KRNL from Cornell in Mount Vernon (or at least 3 out of 4 weeks–depending on how department meetings go on the 4th week). Feel free to listen here–unless you happen to be one of my many readers here in the 20 mile radius and can actually get it on the radio.

Here is the playlist from week 1, Sept. 29, 2009:

Earl King “The Street Parade”
James Booker “Make a Better World”
Allen Toussaint “Mr. Can Can”
Dr. John “A World I Never Made”
Curtis Mayfield “People Get Ready”
George Harrison “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)”
Dr. Lonnie Smith “Jack Ass”
Dr. Lonnie Smith “Where It’s At”
Les McCann “Let it Lay”
Les McCann “North Carolina”
Wild Magnolias “Brother John is Gone / Herc-Jolly-John”
Eddie Bo “When the Saints Go Marching In”
Earl King “Street Parade”

Yes, a few glitches in there. I was going to play the funky Lonnie Smith’s “Where It’s At” with the extended funk Jam “North Carolina” back to back, but I was having trouble getting the right songs cued so, well, I just went with it and played a couple others. They sounded good anyway. And it turns out at the moment there’s only one CD player in the station which means I can’t cue up the next song, so I’m fumbling for a new CD between songs which is a bit clunky, but it’s college radio, you know?

I won’t be around next week for the show since I’ll be in North Carolina, but I’ll be back on the air, Tuesday Oct. 13. See ya then!