playlist: in the tape deck

if you know me you know i love cassettes. the rough sound of gears turning. the loud click when side A is over. even the warped extraterrestrial edge to your favorite singer’s voice when a tape has sat in the the sun too long. ive been working on my collection for a couple of years now and am close to reaching 100 total. normally i can only enjoy them in my car or on my little portable tape player. for last week’s show i decided to dig deep in the archives of the internet to find digital copies of some of my favorite cassette jams. the following playlist includes the best of my tape collection.

shannon and the clams are right up there on my list of favorite bay area bands. these punk rockers dish out tunes that are reminiscent of the oldies i grew up listening to. and they are even better live.

  1. Fleetwood Mac “The Chain”
  2. Loretta Lynn “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
  3. Hank Williams “Lovesick Blues”
  4. Janis Joplin “Down On Me”
  5. Louis Armstong “Kiss of Fire”
  6. Beach Boys “SURFER GIRL”
  7. Chuck Berry “JOHNNY B GOOD”
  8. Shannon and The Clams “I WANNA GO HOME”
  9. Marty Robbins “Big Iron”
  10. Patsy Cline “I’Ll Sail My Ship Alone”
  11. Perry Como “Hot DIggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)”
  12. Everly Brothers “Al I Have Do Do Is Dream”
  13. Fleetwood Mac “COMING HOME”
  14. Shannon and The Clams “The Warlock In the Woods”
  15. Johnny Cash “Daddy Sang Bass”
  16. Loretta Lynn “You’re Lookin At Country”
  17. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris “The Pain of Loving You”
  18. The Beatles “I’Ve Just Seen A Face”
  19. Simon & Garfunkel “Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall”
  20. Beach Boys “CATCH A WAVE”
  21. The Hollywood Argyles “Alley Oop (Original Mix)”
  22. Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls Of Fire”
  23. Paul Simon “You Can Call Me Al”
  24. Patsy Cline “Walkin After Midnight”
  25. Tracy Chapman “Fast Car”
  26. Fleetwood Mac “Albatross”
  27. Shannon and The Clams “You Can Come Over”
  28. Fats Domino “BLUEBERRY HILL”
  29. The Supremes “YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE”
  30. Fleetwood Mac “I Don’t Want To Know”
  31. Perry Como “Papa Loves Mambo (Digitally Remastered)”
  32. Marty Robbins “in the valley”
  33. Shannon and The Clams “Hunk Hunt”
  34. Beach Boys “In My Room”
  35. Simon and Garfunkel “99 Miles to L.A.”
  36. The Beatles “WAIT”

western crooner marty robbins has been a favorite of mine for a while. i was thrilled when i recently picked up his gunfighter ballads cassette at rainbows end thrift store in alamosa.

tune in tonight for leftovers night 10pm – 12am mountain time on KRZA radio. every week i have songs i picked out for that night’s show that don’t make it on the air (two hours goes by so fast). so tonight i’ll be playing all the left over tunes that didn’t make it on the air these past few weeks. who doesn’t love left overs?!

postcards: cholla in bloom

found at the rainbow man in santa fe, nm

playlist: creative covers

for last week’s show i put together a mix of creative covers and their originals. the intention was to find songs that really reinvented the tune while staying true to the tone and story of the original. i had a lot of fun putting this together and got a lot of help and great suggestions from fellow music lovers. i got so many good suggestions that i think i’ll have to do a creative covers part deaux soon.

hanni el khatib does a rock ‘n roll cover of louis armstrong’s classic

  1. The Bangles “Hazy Shade Of Winter” from Bangles Greatest Hits
  2. Simon & Garfunkel “A Hazy Shade Of Winter” from Bookends
  3. Yo La Tengo “Little Honda” from I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One
  4. Beach Boys “Little Honda” from GREATEST HITS
  5. The Rolling Stones “(I Can’T Get No) Satisfaction” from Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Remastered)
  6. PJ Harvey & Bjork “Satisfaction” from Live
  7. Cat Power “I Found A Reason” from The Covers Record
  8. The Velvet Underground “I Found A Reason” from LOADED
  9. Grizzly Bear “He Hit Me” from FRIEND
  10. The Crystals “He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)” from Da Doo Ron Ron – The Very Best of The Crystals
  11. Black Tambourine “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” from OneTwoThreeFour – EP
  12. The Ramones “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” from Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: The Ramones Anthology
  13. Jose Gonzalez “Heartbeats” from Veneer
  14. The Knife “HeartBeats” from Deep Cuts
  15. Hanni El Khatib “You Rascal You” from Dead Wrong – EP
  16. Louis Armstrong “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You” from Louis Armstrong in the Thirties
  17. Freelance Whales “Girl U Want” from Unknown
  18. Devo “Girl U Want” from Freedom of Choice
  19. Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs “Heigh Ho” from walt disneys story and songs from snow white and the seven dwarfs
  20. Tom Waits “Heigh Ho” from Stay Awake
  21. Patti Smith “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from Twelve
  22. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from Nevermind
  23. Robert Palmer “Addicted To Love” from 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robert Palmer
  24. Florence + The Machine “Addicted To Love” from Lungs (Deluxe Edition)
  25. Cat Power “Ramblin’ (Wo)man” from Jukebox (Deluxe Edition)
  26. Hank Williams “Ramblin Man” from Hank Williams The Ultimate Collection
  27. John Coltrane “MY FAVORITE THINGS” from My Favorite Things
  28. OutKast “MY FAVORITE THINGS” from Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
  29. Buddy Holly And The Crickets “That’ll Be The Day” from Best of Buddy Holly
  30. Modest Mouse “That’ll Be The Day” from Rave On Buddy Holly
  31. Elliot Smith “trouble” from Thumbsucker Soundtrack

patti smith does nirvana justice with this twangy cover of ‘smells like teen spirit’.

tune in tonight 10pm – 12am mountain time for ‘in the tape deck’ – my favorite jams from my cassette tape collection!

playlist: songs for a revisionist western

last week as an all time high for me on the radio. i am super proud of my ‘songs for a revisionist western’ playlist and am jazzed to share it with you today. the theme was inspired by, you guessed it, an inventive interpretation of the western. i hold this theme close to my heart as i have been a self identified westerns nerd for many years now. it is my goal as a filmmaker to make revisionist westerns that reflect my own experience and interpretation of the western mythology. the following playlist reflects that vision…

roy brown is a puerto rican folk arist whose music is both political and beautiful. this song screams the open road to me. if you havent heard him before i recommend checking out his work

  1. Hugo Montenegro and His Orchestra “Aces High” from Music from “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
  2. Modest Mouse “Blame It On The Tetons” from Good News for People Who Love Bad News
  3. Beirut “The Gulag Orkestar” from The Gulag Orkestar
  4. Grass Widow “Time Could Bend” from Grass Widow
  5. Coco Rosie “Werewolf” from The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn
  6. Hugo Montenegro and His Orchestra “Theme from “A Fistful of Dollars” (From the Film “A Fistful of Dollars”)” from Music from The Good the Bad and The Ugly
  7. Johnny Cash “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” from American V: Hundred Highways
  8. The Golden Hearts “Carry the Water” from 3 Song Set
  9. Simon & Garfunkel “AMERICA” from Almost Famous Soundtrack
  10. Woody Guthrie “I Ain’t Got No Home” from Dust Bowl Ballads
  11. The Byrds “Jesus Is Just Alright” from Ballad of Easy Rider
  12. The Fiery Furnaces “I’m In No Mood” from Bitter Tea
  13. Tom Waits “We’re All Mad Here” from Alice
  14. Cat Power “Moonshiner” from Moon Pix
  15. Band of Horses “Our Swords” from Everything All the Time
  16. Modest Mouse “Jesus Christ Was an Only Child” from The Lonesome Crowded West
  17. Jack White “Wayfraing Stranger” from Cold Mountain
  18. Sean Lennon “Part One of the Cowboy Trilogy” from Into The Sun
  19. Heart “Crazy On You” from Dreamboat Annie
  20. Calexico & Iron & Wine “Red Dust” from In the Reins
  21. ROY BROWN “No Me Sulfuro Mas” from Yo Protesto
  22. Grizzly Bear “On a Neck, On a Spit” from Yellow House
  23. Barn Owl “The Stones Speak Through the Fire” from From Our Mouths a Perpetual Light
  24. Kimya Dawson “The Beer” from My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess
  25. Johnny Cash “Chattanooga Sugar Babe” from Unearthed Vol. One: Who’s Gonna Cry
  26. Hurray For The Riff Raff “HERE IT COMES” from It Don’t Mean I Don’t Love You
  27. Cat Power “Salty Dog” from The Covers Record
  28. Leonard Cohen “The Partisan” from the essential leonard cohen
  29. Modest Mouse “Out Of Gas” from The Lonesome Crowded West
  30. Blind Melon “CAR SEAT (GOD’S PRESENTS)” from Soup
  31. Panda Bear “Comfy In Nautica” from Person Pitch

i can’t get enough of this song lately. listen to the lyrics and youll see a dark and dreamy story unfold before you

tune in tonight 10pm – 12am mountain time for a compilation of creative covers and their originals. i’ve been working hard on this one and am excited to blast it on the airwaves.

postcards: surf bathing telephone operators

this vintage postcard takes the cake. not only is the image awesome (which is what initially caught my eye) but the message on the back scratches the surface of a story of fun loving ladies on vacay. it took me a while to decipher the message on the back and as far as i can tell these girls on holiday are referencing some office inside jokes in their message to coworkers.

Virgina Beach, VA 1941. Found at The Green Spot in Alamosa, CO.

Hello all you people!

It’s wonderful! Eight telephone operators on a holiday – plenty of sun & air & food & good cold salt water & no work (for a whole week)! Wish you all could have come. (“By the way, girls, we’re the army at each end of the beach”) “all out for Defense” you know.

Mary Jane Anderson, C. Betz, A. Waters

Addressed to: The Tall Traffic Office 5 Light Street Baltimore, MD