radio boise playlist for week of 12/25/06

Sit back, relax. Idle and cruise. The hard part's over.

If necessary, go through the motions of routine, secure in the knowledge that even on fumes you'll soon be gliding across the finish line and into the new year.

Full release, Happy Ending.

Maybe a couple of thises and thats still left to deal with, but gee, realistically it'll be - - oh, what... At least a few days before the grind really reasserts itself.

Exhale. Breathe. Repeat.

Hope you enjoyed this slightly passive set of tunes. As always: Any questions, comments about the music, hellos, whatever - - please click on that 'email me' link. Thanks!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Pass the Chutney / The Sadies / Tremendous Efforts

Falling Leaves / Grandpa Jones / Country Music Hall of Fame Series

Do Right Woman / The Flying Burrito Brothers / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology

My First Lover / Gillian Welch / Time (The Revelator)

Quicksilver Girl / Steve Miller Band / The Best Of 1968-1973

In My Own Dream / Paul Butterfield Blues Band / In My Own Dream

Ev'ry Night About This Time / Ink Spots / The Anthology

The Quiet Time / Jimmy Giuffre / The Complete Capitol & Atlantic Recordings Of Jimmy Giuffre

Glorious Tired Feeling / Oscar Brown Jr. / Mr. Oscar Brown, Jr. Goes To Washington

Let's Stay In And Make Love / Nick Lowe / The Convincer

What A Nice Way To Go / NRBQ / Diggin' Uncle Q

The Morning After / Chico Hamilton / The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet

Sentimental Journey / Oscar Aleman / Swing Guitar Masterpieces 1938-1957

I Would Do Anything For You / Art Tatum / 1940-1944

Chilly Winds Don't Blow / Nina Simone / Pastel Blues

Blues Walk / Lou Donaldson / Blues Walk

These Blues / Terry Adams / Terrible

Flying / Chas 'N' Dave / The World of Chas & Dave

Cryin' But My Tears Are Far Away / The Knitters / Poor Little Critter On the Road

Turn Me Round / Mary Lou Lord / Baby Blue

Beautiful Despair / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider

Cars / To Rococo Rot / Mute: Tonal Evidence 1999

Don't Let Me Down / Paul Weller / Revolution No. 9: A Tribute To The Beatles

The Windmills Of Your Mind / Dorothy Ashby / Dusty Fingers - Volume One

Hollywood Diaspora / Steven Bernstein / Diaspora Hollywood

Diana / Orchestra Superstring / Orchestra Superstring

Blood Of The Earth (Or The Sun Sets Red In The West) / Friends Of Dean Martinez / The Shadow Of Your Smile

Para El Fin Del Mundo O El Año Nuevo / Lhasa De Sela / The Living Road

Footprints / Wayne Shorter / Adam's Apple

radio boise playlist for week of 12/18/06 - - Big Annoying Xmas special ...Part Two!

So - - Is it a frenzy down to the last possible moment, or are things too far gone to make any difference in time?

Are these the only choices?

Here was another thick helping of Xmas cheer, jeer, and something else that rhymes. Blear, maybe...

Xmas time is almost over and done, for now. The preparations for X-'07 should be starting any moment now.

Until then, don't forget to breathe, don't forget to smile.

Send me a message, your thoughts, questions, suggestions, what-have-yous...
Just click on that 'Email me' link over to the right.

Thanks for your time and Happy Holidaze!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Winter Wonderland / The Roches / We Three Kings

Santa's Beard / The Beach Boys / The Beach Boys' Christmas Album

Little Drummer Boy / The Bomboras / Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus - Volume 2

Christmas Blues / Canned Heat / Far Out

Christmas Time (Is Here Again) / The Beatles / B-side of 'Free As A Bird' 45

Ben Bland Christmas Message / Firesign Theatre / Just Folks, A Firesign Chat

Old Toy Trains / Roger Miller / King Of The Road: The Genius Of ...

I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus / Brenda Lee / Hillbilly Holiday

Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas / Commander Cody / Hillbilly Holiday

Everyday Will Be A Holiday / William Bell / Original Soul Christmas

Snowflakes! / The Happiest Guys In The World / The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza

Jingle Bells / Reverend Horton Heat / We Three Kings

Coal And Switches / Brave Combo / Holidays!

Santa's Coming / MacMillan Sing and Learn Program / Sing and Learn

Santa Claus Goes Modern / Rodd Rogers and the Librettos / American Song-Poem Christmas

Santa Claus, That's Me! / Vernon Dalhart / Vernon Dalhart

Must Be Santa / The Billy Nayer Show / 45

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Smothers Brothers / Think Ethnic!

Don't Believe In Christmas / The Sonics / Rockin' Christmas: The '60's

A Christmas Carol (from his novel 'The Breaks') / Richard Price / The Uproar Tapes

Christmas In Jail / The Youngsters / Rockin' Christmas: The '50's

Flexible Flyer / Brian Dewan / The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza

Merry Christmas Baby / Otis Redding / Original Soul Christmas

The Night Before Christmas / Louis Armstrong / Stash Christmas Album

The Night Before Christmas / Homer & Jethro / Cool Crazy Christmas

Monster Holiday / Lon Chaney / Christmas Comedy Classics

Beatnik's Wish / Patsy Raye & The Beatniks / The Beat Generation

Be-Bop Santa Claus / Babs Gonzales / Santa Claus Blues

Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) / Miles Davis, vocal by Bob Dorough / Jingle Bell Jazz

Green Chri$tma$ / Stan Freberg / Tip of the Freberg: Stan Freberg Collection '51-'98

Merry Christmas You Suckers / Paddy Roberts / Paddy Roberts

Christmas At Ground Zero / 'Weird Al' Yankovic / Polka Party

The Christmas Wrong / The Evolution Control Committee / Plagiarhythm Nation V2.0

I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / The Goons / The World Of The Goons

The Story of the First Christmas Tree / Jim Ameche / The First Christmas and More

Pee Wee The Pink Pine Tree / Pee Wee Childrens Chorus / 45, prod. & arr. by Rita Abrams, 1976

Santa's On His Way (1949) / Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys / The MGM Years: Papa's Jumpin'

Merry Christmas / Lightning Hopkins / Stash Christmas Album

Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year, Parts 1 & 2 / James Brown / Santa's Got A Brand New Bag

radio boise playlist for the evening of 12/13/06 - - Hey, something new! It was a LIVE show!

So - - Last Wednesday night I went in to the Radio Boise studio for some training on their sound board.

Just between you and me, the word on the street is that sometime in '07 the FCC might finally give the thumbs up for Radio Boise to hit the FM dial. In gearing up for that very exciting event, several of the DJs (including myself) are beginning to take the steps towards live broadcasting. Hopefully in the near future my current show will be supplanted by a live show that's oh-so much closer to the type of thing I've enjoyed constructing in the past.

My experience the other night was great fun; It's been - what? - ten months or so since my last show at KALX in Berkeley. Despite many clunky attempts at trying to understand the ins & outs of a set-up that's all new to me (or perhaps because of it) it was a great joy to once again be feeling the excitement and anxiety of live deejaying.

Hopefully it'll soon become a regular thing, and I'll start taking my shoes off and doing it right...

Down below is a listing of what went out on this little live show. If you have any questions or comments or suggestions, as always please feel no hesitation to click that 'Email me' link over to the right. Thanks again...

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

(Ravel's) Bolero / Frank Zappa / The Best Band You never Heard In Your Life

Jessica / They Might Be Giants / Why Does The Sun Shine? ep

Goin' Out West / Tom Waits / Bone Machine

Subterranean Homesick Blues / Nilsson (w/ John Lennon) / Pussycats

Pleasant Valley Sunday / The Wedding Present / Hit Parade

Paint It Black / Eric Burdon & War / Live

The In Crowd / The Ventures / The Ventures

Kick It / Anita O'Day & Roy Eldridge w/ the Gene Krupa Orch. / Uptown

Jump Back Honey / Hadda Brooks / Jump Back: Complete Okeh Sessions

Jumpin' Jive / Cab Calloway / '39 - '40

Dunkin' A Doughnut / Andy Kirk Orch. / Anthology of Big Band Swing

Be Baba Leba / Helen Humes / Jumpin' Like Mad

St. Louis Blues / Slim Gaillard & his Southern Fried Orch. / Tease!

Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / Bing Crosby / Anthology

Rhubarb Tart Song / John Cleese & The 1948 Show / You Are Awful

Land Of Milk & Honey / The Vogues / Best of...

It's A Happening World / Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy Steps Out

Not Born To Follow / Alan Price / A Price On His Head

Small Town Bring Down / Tony Bruno / An Original By Bruno

Nobody Knows The Trouble Us People Done Seen / Rufus Harley / Re-Creation of The Gods

The Meaning Of Loneliness / Van Morrison / What's Wrong With This Picture?

Some Of Them Are Old / Outrageous Cherry / Stereo Action Rent Party

Sally Go Round The Roses / Grace Slick & The Great Society / Great Society Collector's Item

Omur Biter Yol Bimez / 3 Urel / Prog Is Not A Four-Letter Word

The Twist / Klaus Nomi / Anthology

B4 We Go Under / Barbara Manning / Under One Roof

Marquee Moon / Television / Marquee Moon

Conquistadore Rides Again / Santana / Live at the Fillmore 1968

radio boise playlist for week of 12/11/06 - - Big Annoying Xmas special ...Part One?!?

Maybe you love Christmas, maybe not.
Maybe you enjoy Christmas songs, maybe you don't.

Maybe you don't celebrate Christmas, in which case I don't envy you if you'd hope to avoid getting it rubbed in your face.

If you're like me, you don't necessarily have anything against X-Day, but the truth is, it's the lull FOLLOWING Christmas that you really look forward to every year.

Whatever camp you're in, here was a batch of far too many Xmas songs & stories for you to 'enjoy'.

And as long as we're talking about Xmas X-cess, come back next week for a whole different batch of too much Ecchsmas.

Ho, ho, ho,

Thanks for stopping by!

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Cool Yule / Louis Armstrong and The Commanders / Stash Christmas Album

Holiday On Skis / Al Caiola & Riz Ortolani / Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails

A Christmas Carol / Tom Lehrer / Songs by & More Songs

Little Drummer Bitch / Red Aunts / Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus - Volume 1

Christmas Boogie / Sugar Chile Robinson / Blue Christmas

Christmas Boogie / The Davis Sisters / Hillbilly Holiday

The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas (Unedited Single Version) / Allan Sherman / My Son, The Box

Santa Baby / Homer & Jethro / Cool Crazy Christmas

The Real Story Of Christmas / Michael Shelly / The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza

Nothing For Me / The Muffs / Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus - Volume 2

Tell The Lord (What Santa's Done) / Goober & The Peas / A Christmas Eve Get-Together With...

Six To Eight Black Men / David Sedaris / David Sedaris Live At Carnegie Hall

Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto / James Brown / Funky Christmas

Santafly / Martin Mull With The Sondra Baskin Glee Club / Have A Nice Christmas

Santa Cupcakes Recipe / Gilda Radner / The Best Of The National Lampoon Radio Hour

Jingle Bell Hustle / Wayne Newton / Have A Nice Christmas

Oh Holy Night / Jerry Butler / A Vee-Jay Christmas

White Christmas / Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters / Let The Boogie Woogie Roll

Christmas Night In Harlem / Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra / Stash Christmas Album

Nuttin' For Christmas / Stan Freberg / Christmas Comedy Classics

To Heck With Ole Santa Claus / Loretta Lynn / Hillbilly Holiday

Don't Make Me Play that Grandma Song Again / Elmo & Patsy / Dr. Elmo's Twisted Christmas

My Christmas Memory / Patton Oswalt / Feelin' Kinda Patton

Chipmunk Song / Canned Heat / Far Out

Dans Des Mirlitons / R.Stevie Moore / The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza

O, Christmas Tree / Brave Combo / It's Christmas, Man!

Cha-Cha All The Way / Capitol Studio Orchestra / Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails

Christmas Present For Sallie / The De Paur Chorus / Calypso Christmas

Santa Came on a Nuclear Missile / Heather Noel / American Song-Poem Christmas

Gee Whiz, It's Christmas / Carla Thomas / Original Soul Christmas

Yah Das Ist Ein Christmas Tree / Mel Blanc / The Best Of Mel Blanc

The Littlest Christmas Tree / Brian Doyle-Murray / The Best Of The National Lampoon Radio Hour

We Three Kings / Reverend Horton Heat / We Three Kings

Feliz Navi-Nada / El Vez / Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus - Volume 2

Christmas Is / Lou Rawls / Lou Rawls Christmas

Back Door Santa / Clarence Carter / Original Soul Christmas

Santa Claus And His Old Lady / Cheech & Chong / Have A Nice Christmas

radio boise playlist for week of 12/04/06

Jazz Vibes and Honky Tonks and Pachucos and Rockabillies. These are a few of my favorite things...

(Oh, and btw, R.I.P. Freddy Fender: 1937 - 2006)

You can tell me about a few of your favorite things.
Hit that 'Email me' link. Say howdy, ask that question about the music, or leave a suggestion for a future show.

TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)

Snow Day / Kevin Kling / Stories Off The Shallow End

The Village Caller / Johnny Lytle / Hip Walk: Jazz Undercurrents In 60s New York

The Singing Song / Stan Getz & Gary Burton / Getz Au Go Go

Seasons / Rahsaan Roland Kirk / (I, Eye, Aye)-Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland 1972

Marduk (The 12th Planet) / Emil Richards / Luntana

Move / Lou Donaldson / Blues Walk

Riff City / Slim Gaillard / Laughing in Rhythm: Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti)

Mambo Del Pachuco / Don Tosti Y Su Conjunto / Pachuco Boogie

Tin Marin De Do Pingue / Lalo Guerrero / Recuerdos - Memories

Xochimilcas's Rock / Los Xochimilcas / Antologia...

Di que vas hacer / Freddy Fender / Interpreta El Rock!

Thirteen Women And One Man / Dickie Thompson And His Orchestra / Black & White Roots of Rock 'n' Roll

I'm Shakin' / Little Willie John / Loud Fast & Out Of Control: The Wild Sounds Of 50's Rock

Hey! Bo-Diddley / Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley

Do Do Do / Commonwealth Jones (a.k.a. Ronnie Dawson) / Ain't I'm a Dog: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups

Honey I'm Lonesome (the telegraph song) / Sheb Wooley / Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album

Jungle Rock / Hank Mizell / King Rockabilly

20th Century Boy / Big 6 / Ready To Rock...!

Safronia B / Calvin Boze / Jumpin' Like Mad

Yeah Yeah Yeah / Peggy Lee / Singles Collection

Poon-Tang! / Treniers / They Rock! They Roll! They Swing!

Mercy / Lorrie Collins and Larry Collins / Loud, Fast & Out Of Control: 50's Rock

Bo Bo Ska Diddle Daddle / Wayne Walker / Whistle Bait!: 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups

Ugly and Slouchy / Maddox Brothers / Ugly and Slouchy

Rock'N'Roll Killed My Mother / Hi-Fi Guys / God Less America

My Underwear Froze To The Clothesline / Legendary Stardust Cowboy / The Ledge

Icicles Hanging From Your Heart / Kitty Wells / Country Music Hall Of Fame

If We Make It Through December / Merle Haggard / The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977

My Name is Mud / James O'Gwynn / Fifty Years Of Country Music From Mercury - 1957-1969

Hello Mr. Bottle / Dee Lannon / Lazy Loud & Liquor'd Up

The Lord Knows I'm Drinking / Cal Smith / Decca Country Classics 1934-1973

It Don't Make No Never Mind / Buck Griffin / Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album

Checkered Flag / Surfers de los Campeones / Mas Rock and Roll - 26 Rare 60's Teen-Punk Artyfacts

Rawhide / Link Wray & His Ray Men / Rumble: Best of Link Wray

Christo Redemptor / Charlie Musselwhite / Blues Masters, Vol. 4: Harmonica Classics