Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Morning Hangover March 30 2009

Current mood: creative
Category: Music
Bangles-Manic Monday

Dean amd Britta-Friday I’m In Love

A Flock of Seagulls-Space Age Love Song

Beach Boys-Feel Flows

Royksopp-You Don’t Have a Clue

Imogen Heap-Not Now But Soon

Frou Frou-Shhhh

Glen Campbell-Time of Your Life

Page France-Windy

Cotton Jones-Little Ashtray in the Sun

Andrew Bird-Fitz and the Dizzy Spells

Bon Iver-For Emma (live)

Bob Dylan –I threw it all Away

The Call-The Walls Came Down

Kinks-She’s got Everything

The Who-Happy Jack (Live TV)

Cheap Trick-Clock Strikes 10 (Live Albini Sessions)

Easybeats-Friday on My Mind

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Zero

Barracuda-Ass Up

Wendy and Lisa w/ Shahkar –Fire and Regeneration

Prince-Background Music from website

Wendy and Lisa -Waterfall

Girl Bros.-Let’s Say

Royksopp- Vision One

A.R.Rahman w/ Palakd Srarim-Liquid Dance


Fujiya and Miyaji-Knickerbocker

David Bowie and Brian Eno-A New Career in a New Town

Pink Skull-Itchy Woman

Bebel Gilberto-Momento

Englebert Humperdink-Lesbian Seagull

Dr. Jack Van Imp- An Important Message

Ian Whitcomb-You Turn Me On

Quincy-Punk Rock Episode excerpt

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Heads Will Roll

WLNG Promo

Delgados-Mr.Blue Sky

Beatles-Hey Bulldog (movie mix)

Lol Coxhill-I Am The Walrus

Dent May and His Magnificant Ukulele-Meet Me

M. Ward-Never Had Nobody like You

Honey Vizer-Daisy Dean

Supremes-Things Are Changing

Beach Boys-This Whole World

Laurie Biagini-Everybody’s Surfing all Over the World

Celine Dion-My Heart Will Go on

Currently reading:
In Heaven Everything is Fine: The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers and the Lost History of New Wave Theatre
By Josh Frank

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The EEFIN Show

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Current mood: accomplished
Listen Here:

Nouvelle Vague - In A Manner Of Speaking
Bebel Gilberto - Bring Back The Love
Anna Ternheim - Summer Rain (acapella)
Neu! - Seeland
Lola Albright - Dreamsville
Heap - Hide And Seek
Anita O'Day - Spring Is Here
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp
Beatles/Beethoven Mash-Up
Beatles - Because (vocal track)
Beatles - Lady Madonna
Humphrey Littleton - Bad Penny Blues
Beatles - I Feel Fine
Bobby Parker - Watch Your Step
William Shatner - Rocket Man
Royksopp - Royksopp Forever
The Lost Star Trek Episode
Royksopp - Vision One
Brian Eno - Wimoweh
Melanie - Peace Will Come
Moody Blues - Higher And Higher
Sonny Rollins - Some Enchanted Evening
James Brown - I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On
Sparks - Number One Song In Heaven
Traveling Wilburys - Runaway
Vivan Stanshall - Weather Report
The Who - I Can't Reach You
Earl Scruggs - How To Play Banjo
Billy Hutch - Eephin Nanny Monkey
The Evolution Control Committee - Hillbilly Beatbox
Jimmy Riddle - Little Eephin Annie
Alvin & The Chipmonks - Eephin Alvin
Wm. Alan Ross - Rappin' Eephin
Electric Light Orchestra - Rockaria
Laurie Biagini - Riding The Wave
Henry Gross - Shannon
Bryan Ferry - The Way You Look Tonight
The Whiskey Spots - Mess Around (live on the Hangover)
Honey Vizer - Helpless (live on the Hangover)
Sound of Music Soundtrack - So Long, Farewell

Currently listening:
Blood Bank
By Bon Iver
Release date: 2009-01-20

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday Morning Hangover Playlist for 3/24/09

Bon Iver - Babies
Bebel Gilberto - Every Day You've Been Away
Bebel Gilberto - Bring Back The Love
Miles Davis - Blue In Green
Royksopp - Vision One
Kate Havnevik - Grace
Brian Eno - By This River
Royksopp - Royksopp Forever
Imogen Heap - Not Now, But Soon
Cotton Jones - Some Strange Rain
Page France - Windy
Goldfrapp - A+E
Anna Ternheim - My Heart Still Beats For You
Nicole Henry - What'll I Do?
Suzanne w/A.R. Rahman - Dreams On Fire
Sheila Chandra - Abonecrownedrone 3
Royksopp - You Don't Have A Clue
Frou Frou - Hear Me Out
Kate Havnevik - Halo
Honey Vizer - Idiotically
Abe Vigoda - Wild Heart
Andrew Bird - Anonanimal
Royksopp - Miss It So Much
Animal Collective - My Girls
Kate Havnevik - Kaleidoscope
Laurie Biagini - A Magical Night
Morrisey - All You Need Is Me

Monday, March 23, 2009

Playlist for Sunday Morning Hangover 3/22/09

Listen HERE:
Mel Brooks-Springtime for Hitler
Doodles Weaver –Eleanor Rigby
The Barkers-Love Me Do
Ambrose Bazelton-Something
Jackie Davis-I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning
“Gagie”(Catherine Flood, Marc’s Grandma)-Mr. Frog
The Kinks-Do You Remember Walter (Live)
Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein-Putting on the Ritz
Joni Mitchell-Answer Me My Love
Lawrence Welk-Puff the Magic Dragon
Gloria Balsam-Fluffy
Wilco-Love and Mercy
Yard Sale-Smile
Fleet Foxes-Sun Giant
Royksopp-Miss It So Much
Handel-Largo(from Xerxes)
Royksopp-You Don’t Have a Clue
Ty Terrell-The Scratch Part 2

Mood Area 52 (Live)-Dance Like the Day before You Die
Mood Area 52 (Live)-Derecho Viejo
Mood Area 52 (Live)-Every Man Will Have His Price
Mood Area 52 (Live)-Abba Ba Habaita
Mood Area 52 –Drowning the Bird
The Whiskey Spots(Live)-Sugar Daddy
The Whiskey Spots(Live)-Open Bar Tab
The Whiskey Spots(Live)-4th Street Mess Around
Mood Area 52 (Live)- Dr. Rankin’s Cadillac
Whiskey Spots-Be My Gal
Mood Area 52 and Whiskey Spots (Live)-Love Song to a Peat Bog Mummy
Mood Area 52 and Whiskey Spots (Live)-Before the Bog
Mood Area 52 and Whiskey Spots (Live)-Lost at Sea
Mood Area 52-The Monis Family

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sunday Morning Hangover Playlist for March 15 2009

Acetatica-Coffee Break
Jim from Seattle-Welcome to Windows
Neko Case-This Tornado Loves
Cotton Jones-Some Strange Rain
Page France –Windy
Page France-Ruby Ring Man
Dean and Britta-Friday I’m in Love
Bill Frissell-81
A.H. Rahman-Latika’s Theme
Sheila Chandra-Abonecrownedrone 2
Suanne-Dreams on Fire
Andrew Loog Oldham-Last Time
Imogen Heap-Not Now But Soon
Telly Savalas-If
Frankie Avalon-Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea
Adolf Noise-We Are The World
Red Peters-I Can’t Say These Things
Chica and the Folder-I’ll Come Running
Kim Weston-Eleanor Rigby
Kim Weston-Take Me In Your Arms
Mark O’Leary-Evensong
Tribute to Alan Livingston
William Shatner-What is a Bozo
Eels –Your Lucky Day in Hell
Bas Sheva-Lust
Interview with Gary Hobish about Bas Sheva reissue
Bas Sheva-Hate
Bas Sheva-She Yibone Beis Hamikodos
Tribute to Paul Harvey
Paul Harvey-Marijuana
Paul Harvey/Martin Denny-Amway Congo Train
Leroy Anderson-The Typewriter
Royksopp with Lykki Li-Miss it so Much
Royksopp with Anneli Drecker-You Don’t Have a Clue
Laurie Biagini-A Far Out Place
Laurie Biagini-A Beautiful Dream
The Happy Clams-Second Cousin
Interview with The Happy Clams
The Happy Clams-Bud Uggily
Glen Campbell-The Time of Your Life
Honey Vizer-Possession/Living On A Prayer
Nico/Serge Gainsbourg-Strip Tease
Richard Chamberlain-(They Long To Be) Close to You
Interview with Gloria Balsam
Gloria Balsam-The Flower Children
Postmarks-You Only Live Twice
Marie LaForest-Et Si Je’taime(Sunday Morning)
Mama Cass-All for Me
Jill Olsen-It’s Time to Go Now
Hear this program at

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Thanks Vickie for this!

Welcome address to freshman class at Boston Conservatory given by
Karl Paulnack, pianist and director of music division at Boston
Conservatory [September 2008]

"One of my parents' deepest fears, I suspect, is that society would not
properly value me as a musician, that I wouldn't be appreciated. I had very
good grades in high school, I was good in science and math, and they
imagined that as a doctor or a research chemist or an engineer, I might be
more appreciated than I would be as a musician. I still remember my
mother's remark when I announced my decision to apply to music school-she
said, "You're WASTING your SAT scores." On some level, I think, my parents
were not sure themselves what the value of music was, what its purpose was.
And they LOVED music, they listened to classical music all the time. They
just weren't really clear about its function. So let me talk about that a
little bit, because we live in a society that puts music in the "arts and
entertainment" section of the newspaper, and serious music, the kind your
kids are about to engage in, has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with
entertainment, in fact it's the opposite of entertainment. Let me talk a
little bit about music, and how it works.

The first people to understand how music really works were the ancient
Greeks. And this is going to fascinate you; the Greeks said that music and
astronomy were two sides of the same coin. Astronomy was seen as the study
of relationships between observable, permanent, external objects, and music
was seen as the study of relationships between invisible, internal, hidden
objects. Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside
our hearts and souls and helping us figure out the position of things
inside us. Let me give you some examples of how this works.

One of the most profound musical compositions of all time is the Quartet
for the End of Time written by French composer Olivier Messiaen in 1940.
Messiaen was 31 years old when France entered the war against Nazi Germany.
He was captured by the Germans in June of 1940, sent across Germany in a
cattle car and imprisoned in a concentration camp.

He was fortunate to find a sympathetic prison guard who gave him paper and
a place to compose. There were three other musicians in the camp, a cellist,
a violinist, and a clarinetist, and Messiaen wrote his quartet with these
specific players in mind. It was performed in January 1941 for four
thousand prisoners and guards in the prison camp. Today it is one of the
most famous masterworks in the repertoire.

Given what we have since learned about life in the concentration camps, why
would anyone in his right mind waste time and energy writing or playing
music? There was barely enough energy on a good day to find food and
water, to avoid a beating, to stay warm, to escape torture-why would anyone
bother with music? And yet-from the camps, we have poetry, we have music,
we have visual art; it wasn't just this one fanatic Messiaen; many, many
people created art. Why? Well, in a place where people are only focused on
survival, on the bare necessities, the obvious conclusion is that art must
be, somehow, essential for life. The camps were without money, without
hope, without commerce, without recreation, without basic respect, but they
were not without art. Art is part of survival; art is part of the human
spirit, an unquenchable expression of who we are. Art is one of the ways in
which we say, "I am alive, and my life has meaning."

On September 12, 2001 I was a resident of Manhattan. That morning I reached
a new understanding of my art and its relationship to the world. I sat down
at the piano that morning at 10 AM to practice as was my daily routine; I
did it by force of habit, without thinking about it. I lifted the cover on
the keyboard, and opened my music, and put my hands on the keys and took my
hands off the keys. And I sat there and thought, does this even matter?
Isn't this completely irrelevant? Playing the piano right now, given what
happened in this city yesterday, seems silly, absurd, irreverent,
pointless. Why am I here? What place has a musician in this moment in time?
Who needs a piano player right now? I was completely lost.

And then I, along with the rest of New York, went through the journey of
getting through that week. I did not play the piano that day, and in fact I
contemplated briefly whether I would ever want to play the piano again. And
then I observed how we got through the day.

At least in my neighborhood, we didn't shoot hoops or play Scrabble. We
didn't play cards to pass the time, we didn't watch TV, we didn't shop, we
most certainly did not go to the mall. The first organized activity that I
saw in New York, that same day, was singing. People sang. People sang
around firehouses, people sang "We Shall Overcome". Lots of people sang
America the Beautiful. The first organized public event that I remember was
the Brahms Requiem, later that week, at Lincoln Center, with the New York
Philharmonic. The first organized public expression of grief, our first
communal response to that historic event, was a concert. That was the
beginning of a sense that life might go on. The US Military secured the
airspace, but recovery was led by the arts, and by music in particular,
that very night.

From these two experiences, I have come to understand that music is not
part of "arts and entertainment" as the newspaper section would have us
believe. It's not a luxury, a lavish thing that we fund from leftovers of
our budgets, not a plaything or an amusement or a pass time. Music is a
basic need of human survival. Music is one of the ways we make sense of our
lives, one of the ways in which we express feelings when we have no words, a
way for us to understand things with our hearts when we can't with our

Some of you may know Samuel Barber's heartwrenchingly beautiful piece
Adagio for Strings. If you don't know it by that name, then some of you may
know it as the background music which accompanied the Oliver Stone movie
Platoon, a film about the Vietnam War. If you know that piece of music
either way, you know it has the ability to crack your heart open like a
walnut; it can make you cry over sadness you didn't know you had. Music can
slip beneath our conscious reality to get at what's really going on inside
us the way a good therapist does.

I bet that you have never been to a wedding where there was absolutely no
music. There might have been only a little music, there might have been
some really bad music, but I bet you there was some music. And something
very predictable happens at weddings-people get all pent up with all kinds
of emotions, and then there's some musical moment where the action of the
wedding stops and someone sings or plays the flute or something. And even
if the music is lame, even if the quality isn't good, predictably 30 or 40
percent of the people who are going to cry at a wedding cry a couple of
moments after the music starts. Why? The Greeks. Music allows us to move
around those big invisible pieces of ourselves and rearrange our insides so
that we can express what we feel even when we can't talk about it. Can you
imagine watching Indiana Jones or Superman or Star Wars with the dialogue
but no music? What is it about the music swelling up at just the right
moment in ET so that all the softies in the audience start crying at
exactly the same moment? I guarantee you if you showed the movie with the
music stripped out, it wouldn't happen that way. The Greeks: Music is the
understanding of the relationship between invisible internal objects.

I'll give you one more example, the story of the most important concert of
my life. I must tell you I have played a little less than a thousand
concerts in my life so far. I have played in places that I thought were
important. I like playing in Carnegie Hall; I enjoyed playing in Paris; it
made me very happy to please the critics in St. Petersburg. I have played
for people I thought were important; music critics of major newspapers,
foreign heads of state. The most important concert of my entire life took
place in a nursing home in Fargo, ND, about 4 years ago.

I was playing with a very dear friend of mine who is a violinist. We began,
as we often do, with Aaron Copland's Sonata, which was written during World
War II and dedicated to a young friend of Copland's, a young pilot who was
shot down during the war. Now we often talk to our audiences about the
pieces we are going to play rather than providing them with written program
notes. But in this case, because we began the concert with this piece, we
decided to talk about the piece later in the program and to just come out
and play the music without explanation.

Midway through the piece, an elderly man seated in a wheelchair near the
front of the concert hall began to weep. This man, whom I later met, was
clearly a soldier-even in his 70's, it was clear from his buzz-cut hair,
square jaw and general demeanor that he had spent a good deal of his life
in the military. I thought it a little bit odd that someone would be moved
to tears by that particular movement of that particular piece, but it wasn't
the first time I've heard crying in a concert and we went on with the
concert and finished the piece.

When we came out to play the next piece on the program, we decided to talk
about both the first and second pieces, and we described the circumstances
in which the Copland was written and mentioned its dedication to a downed
pilot. The man in the front of the audience became so disturbed that he had
to leave the auditorium. I honestly figured that we would not see him
again, but he did come backstage afterwards, tears and all, to explain
himself. What he told us was this: "During World War II, I was a pilot, and
I was in an aerial combat situation where one of my team's planes was hit. I
watched my friend bail out, and watched his parachute open, but the Japanese
planes which had engaged us returned and machine gunned across the parachute
chords so as to separate the parachute from the pilot, and I watched my
friend drop away into the ocean, realizing that he was lost. I have not
thought about this for many years, but during that first piece of music you
played, this memory returned to me so vividly that it was as though I was
reliving it. I didn't understand why this was happening, why now, but then
when you came out to explain that this piece of music was written to
commemorate a lost pilot, it was a little more than I could handle. How does
the music do that? How did it find those feelings and those memories in me?

Remember the Greeks: music is the study of invisible relationships between
internal objects. This concert in Fargo was the most important work I have
ever done. For me to play for this old soldier and help him connect,
somehow, with Aaron Copland, and to connect their memories of their lost
friends, to help him remember and mourn his friend, this is my work. This
is why music matters.

What follows is part of the talk I will give to this year's freshman class
when I welcome them a few days from now. The responsibility I will charge
your sons and daughters with is this:

"If we were a medical school, and you were here as a med student practicing
appen..omies, you'd take your work very seriously because you would
imagine that some night at two AM someone is going to waltz into your
emergency room and you're going to have to save their life. Well, my
friends, someday at 8 PM someone is going to walk into your concert hall
and bring you a mind that is confused, a heart that is overwhelmed, a soul
that is weary. Whether they go out whole again will depend partly on how
well you do your craft.

You're not here to become an entertainer, and you don't have to sell
yourself. The truth is you don't have anything to sell; being a musician
isn't about dispensing a product, like selling used Chevys. I'm not an
entertainer; I'm a lot closer to a paramedic, a firefighter, a rescue
worker. You're here to become a sort of therapist for the human soul, a
spiritual version of a chiropractor, physical therapist, someone who works
with our insides to see if they get things to line up, to see if we can
come into harmony with ourselves and be healthy and happy and well.

Frankly, ladies and gentlemen, I expect you not only to master music; I
expect you to save the planet. If there is a future wave of wellness on
this planet, of harmony, of peace, of an end to war, of mutual
understanding, of equality, of fairness, I don't expect it will come from a
government, a military force or a corporation. I no longer even expect it to
come from the religions of the world, which together seem to have brought us
as much war as they have peace. If there is a future of peace for humankind,
if there is to be an understanding of how these invisible, internal things
should fit together, I expect it will come from the artists, because that's
what we do. As in the concentration camp and the evening of 9/11, the
artists are the ones who might be able to help us with our internal,
invisible lives."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Wild Irish Grandma

It's St. Patrick's day and I am thinking about Gaga, or Gagie, as we called her. When one of her grandchildren learned to speak he said GAGA instead of Granma and the name stuck. She really was named Catherine Flood, born in Lietrem Ireland in the 1880s. She was the only grandparent I knew, the others were gone by the time I was born.
My dad tells me that in the 1920's she belonged to a society of Irish women that had moved to America and they would ship clothes and supplies back to the old country. Once my grandma shipped a box of clothes with a revolver, I guess so they could use it against the Brits.
My cousins had a tape recorder in 1960 and recorded Gagie with it-I have those old scratchy recordings of here singing a song called "Mr. Frog" and talking about JFK. "It'll take a BIG man to defeat the russians" she was saying about Jack Kennedy.
This Sunday on my radio show I think I will play some of those tapes.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Fan Mail

Hi Marc,

Another great show last Sunday........who would have thought we shared a fondness for yodeling as well. I have forever been wondering what the name of the song is that I first heard in 'Raising Arizona' and there it was 'Way Out There' by The Sons of the Pioneers (who, by the way, I have an autographed picture of when I saw them at the Mid State fair here in Paso many years ago.) Another all time country classic favorite is Eddie Arnolds 'Cattlecall.' Not to mention the whole polka tie in......I have a cassette of a 'Prairie Home Companion' show that I made a long while back that was all polka at some famous ballroom in Minnesota the size of 3 football fields. There are some incredible, spine tingling yodeling songs going on there and I'll try to make a copy for you, or just send it to you if you're interested. Rage on dude.......

Rev. Marc,
One of my first purchased Kinx albums was 'Everybody's in Showbiz!' As
I kept buying up a storm of Kinks albums, having been smitten, I noted
that 'EiS' was the first album in a long while not to be a 5-star
studio (and only ten new songs) effort, while it remains to this day my
fave live album (the other disc). Even more than the poignant
'Celluloid Heroes' I love 'Unreal Reality' and 'Sitting in my Hotel.'
"Prancing round the room like some outrageous poove" dressed up in his
bow-tie! Remember the movie 'Paper Chase' where one law student,
Brooks, yells at Ford in their study circle - "Who do you think you
are? King Bow-tie Shit?!!!" I can see Ray waltzing agilely in the room,
wearing that bow-tie (and maybe nothing else?), like the closet
straight he is, playing at being prissy gay.
You do know that Ray wrote most of the lyrics to 'Celluloid Heroes'
while walking along Hollywood Blvd looking at all those celebrity names
and hand-prints in the cement, then returned to the hotel to write the
music to the words! One of those spontaneous creative moments.
The Kinks were sloshed, at least Ray & Dave, when they did that live
show in NYC. Ray burpily switched his words a few times, e.g. "But he
messed up his wife, and he beat up his life (which can fit that way as
well!). In 1972, Ray almost quit rock n roll, it was such a drunken
down phase of his life, plus his wife, Rasa, walked out on him! On his
birthday no less (June 21st). A most trying year. But of course, he
rallied to produce what I call his greatest moment - 'Preservation,'
30-song musicale extraordinaire! Masterful concept album. Rock opera.
Far better than 'Quadrophenia,' I care not what anyone says.
You might notice on the live disc some guy with a North Jersey accent
yells from the audience "Ray Davies for President!" I love that. It's
barely audible but you can pick it up, as 'Brainwashed' concludes.
Roger Miller. A string of Sixties hits, then no more. "Chug-a-Lug" was
great. Had a style I loved.
Thanks for playing that snippet of 'EiS.' Nice show as usual. ~Paul Rey.
ps- hope my Kinkoid Kapsules aren't boring you! I CAN talk about other bands.

Hey Marc,

I was just listening to the Lynch show you did a few months back. I also got
hold of the audio book and really enjoyed it. Lynch is also one of my
favourite directors / artists and I have seen pretty much all his stuff
except the Short Films which I may buy on DVD. I have also dabbled with TM
and although I fell out of the routine really valued it...I really should go
back to it!! Fave Lynch film - Erazer Head (though having just become a dad
I'm not sure I could watch it!, Straight Story - a true masterpeiece which
never fails to move me, Twin Peaks series - I loved watching it at the time,
it was my introduction to his world. That's another thing on my DVD wish
list.Anyway cool show!

Nic Treadwell

Hi Marc... or do you go by Reverend Marc? :)

I'd love to visit your show sometime! Thank you so much for the invitation :) As of now, April 19th is available, and May 3rd... probably other dates in May as well, but if either of those dates already listed might work, please let me know! Otherwise, I'll check about later dates in May, too.
I look forward to hearing from you and being a guest on your show :)
Hope you have a great start to your week!
Best Wishes,

Halie Loren
www. halieloren. Com

The Tico Tico program may be one of your best ever!!! I am loving it. My favorite programs are always the most twisted ones.
Was the version with the harpsichord on speed Ferrante and Teicher?

thanks for airing us, reverend. god bless you. you'll be rewarded...although, you'll have to wait before you get your kick back.
don't store up your treasures on earth, where thieves steal and moths up your treasures in heaven...
seriously though, thanks a bunch.

A from Trio Gadjo

Rock on, Marc!
I love "Go All the Way"--
it was my favorite song in the 3rd grade!
Brings back memories...

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Playlist for the Yodeling Hangover Radio Show 3/8/09

Shirley Temple - Lay-D-O
Goebel Reeves - The Yodeling Teacher
Jimmy Rodgers - Sleep Baby Sleep
Emmitt Miller - Lovesick Blues
Hank Williams - Honky Tonk Blues
Ernest Tubb - Since The Black Cat Crossed My Path
Sons of the Pioneers - Way Out There
Roy Rogers - Hawaiian Cowboy
Eddie Arnold - Cattle Call
Slim Whitman - I'm Casting My Lasso Toward The Sky
Taylor Ware - How To Yodel
Swiss Mountain Music - Alphorn With Cattle Bells
Julie Andrews - Lonely Goatherd
Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) - Swiss Moonlight Lullaby
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Yodel Song
Del Shannon - Little Swiss Maid
The Dezurik Sisters (Cackle Sisters) - Yodel Lady
The Dezurik Sisters (Cackle Sisters) - Profile by Marc Time
The Dezurik Sisters (Cackle Sisters) - Yippi Yippi Yi
Patsy Montana - I Wanna Be A Cowboy Sweetheart
Jewel - Yodeling
Caroline Cotton - Yodel Yodel Yodel
The McKinney Sisters with Bob Wills - Will There Be Any Yodeling in Heaven?
Tarzan - The Tarzan Yell
Leann Rimes - Blue
Ed Sanders - Yodeling Robot
Esther and Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockafella
Wilie Gustavson - Odel To The Yodel (The Yahoo Yodel)
Holger Czukay - Persian Love
Kishore Kumar - Sunokaho Suna Kahi
Yma Sumac - Chuncho
Sly & The Family Stone - Spaced Cowboy
The Fendermen - Muleskinner Blues
Joe Perkins and Jimmy Riddle - Little Eephin Annie
Focus - Hocus Pocus
Eno - Seven Deadly Finns
Gene Autry - The Last Round-Up
Currently reading:
Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World
By Bart Plantenga
This show can now be heard HERE
and at

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

15 Albums that Influenced My Life

Lots of these albums come from an era when I was young wild and free, to quote my friend the Pope. I was working at WSHU-FM in Fairfield Connecticut as Music Director when Can's "Ege Bamyasi" came in. Music from another planet.
But THIS ONE. Cosmic, rhythmic, pulsating, vague, and lots of long tracks. Damo’s last album with Can before he went Jehovah, a Desert Island disc and your education is not complete until you heard it. Recorded on 4 track, with the incredible Holger Czukay at his peak.
Yeah their first 2 were more fun, but this one opened my mind to jazz and electronica fusion. . A double LP, one song per side, Robert Wyatt's best tune"Moon in June", a medley of past Soft Machine songs woven into an ode to the act of making love, orgasm, and afterglow. Played this on my last show at WSHU in 1975,and after the needle dropped our party retreated to the radio station parking lot where we all got stoned.
When Glam rock peaked, this was before punk rock in the days of denim and country rock. I was considered weird for liking this fag music. The top 40 junkies at early WSHU all thought that Bowie and Lou Reed would NEVER have hit records. Boy did I prove them wrong.
My brother Michael had this and he went off to college. I liked the surfing stuff but really didn't enjoy this at first. As my summer went on and I dove deeper I realized how Brian Wilson just wasn't made for his time. He was too far ahead. In the days when tracks were recorded live with the group.
Surprise a CD from the 21st century! This electronic duo with Imogen Heap is still one of my favorite CD's, and keeps on giving. A recording that always gets better and better.
At WSHU this crazy cat named Major Tom came around and got me on to the Billingsgate records mailing list and this came in -EXTREMELY MINIMAL, especially for 1972! Tom got axed for having records sent to his house, but this record changed the way I listened to "rock".
I'd heard their stuff on WYBC in the late 60's but I picked this up as a cutout when my friend Gary recommended it. When I took it home and put the headphones on, I dropped the needle down on side 2 and lay down in my bed. It scared the CRAP out of me! Once Gary and I were listening to this in the dark watching a strobe candle and my dad busted in and dragged us out into the bright hallway to check us for tracks!
Of course I grew up with the Beatles and my little friends and I used to play broomsticks along to their albums and pretend we were the Beatles. And yes Sgt. Peppers was weird, but THIS one had 'I am the Walrus" still my favorite all time Beatle song. Technically not an album in Britain, but a good one here. And a wonderful booklet and cover.
Pre Lemmy Hawkwind, but right at that moment when us pot smoking hipsters in the USA knew that rock and roll was coming back, and space rock was leading the way. Myself, Gary and Wynn attended a Young Christian Student’s retreat in upstate Connecticut where we went to an anti-drug lecture. We proceeded to skip out, and retreat to my room where we put on side 2-"Master of the Universe". The 3 of us felt like we were on a launchpad taking off.
OK not their best record, but a damn good one despite what Nervo says and a sentimental fave because I got this for my 16th birthday. An expensive triple album, I think Mom and Dad spent big bucks-$14. Not the first "Rock Opera" but grandiose, pretentious, and one that made the Who superstars. Listen to Keith Moon's drumming!
Again, not their best, but meaningful to me because I bought this for my girlfriend in Boston and it sounded WAY different than anything else in 1974. And two almost naked babes on the cover! This was right before the band went disco.
I was so into David Lynch and Twin Peaks on TV and this 1989 CD by Lynch, Badalamenti and Cruise helped slow music down away from the frantic 80's into the 90's.Dreamy, Cosmic, Lush, and Delicious.
With Hawkwinds rhythm section, members of Roxy, Robert Fripp and Chris Spedding. Eno's rockinist and punkiest release-paved the way for the noise of the late 70's. When I played "Baby's on Fire" on my radio show "Syncopated Pandemonium" in 1974 the phones lit up.
You thought I would've picked their first, but this one I used to torture unsuspecting customers and Chuck from the classical section at Wherehouse records in Oakland California in 1977. I put it up on the 'Classical Records" wall in the back of the store so Chuck complained to my boss (Marc Mendelson). He was talking to the wrong guy.
My final for my senior year in college, I played this constantly, and was midway through track 3, a frantic Mongezi Feza trumpet solo when I swallowed a peanut butter cracker that had glass in it. I had to spend a few nights at Yale-NewHaven Hospital so they could operate and pull the sliver of glass that was stuck down my throat. Ah...fond memories

Monday, March 02, 2009

New Hangover Shows Available!

If you missed one of my recent radio programs you can go here:
to listen to the shows!

3/1/09 A Hungover Hangover- It's back to basics on this show as Marc Time spends a couple of hours with Elliot Martinez, editor of Boozeweek Magazine. A terrific collection of drinking songs and booze history. Wake up the kids, give them some black coffee.

2/22/09 The Sunday Morning Love Fest- Sometimes the Rev. Marc Time just throws stuff against the wall to see what sticks. This is a very sticky show. (Featuring j. poet's Edible Panties.)

2/15/09 The All-Whistling Show

2/1/09 Records About Records- The Rev. Marc Time and guests Bill Finneran and Laurie Penny from the upcoming Eugene Record Convention play and celebrate records about records, jukeboxes, and phonographs, and the folks who collect them. Great fun!