Train of Thought (Music)
With Nick Cowan
Fri Nov 9th 2012 3.00am–5.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Cursive “Sucker & Dry” from The Difference Between Houses and Homes (Lost Songs and Loose Ends 1995-2001) (Saddle Creek 2005)Buy it!
Robert Glasper Experiment “Afro Blue ft Erykah Badu (9th Wonder's Blue Light Basement Remix feat Phonte)” from Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP (Blue Note 2012) N —This has such a gentle low end thud, Badu kills it. Great song and simple but b*tchin remix.Buy it!
Indigo Girls “Mystery (acoustic duo mix)” from single for 'Power Of Two' (Epic 1995) —A song that within a week of connecting made us both think the other was someone we should hang out with a bit more.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Little Trip To Heaven” from The Early Years Vol. 1 (Bizarre/Straight 1991) —I sing this to my daughter at bedtime and she calls it 'the song about Mommy'. Would have been a good first dance.Buy it!
The Eels “End Times” (Vagrant www.vagrant.com 2010) —Mark Everett wrote this entire album around his own divorce, I was reminded recently that I joked this would be my soundtrack if I got divorced, and, well, I certainly understand it better that's for sure.Buy it!
Metric “Clone” from Synthetica (Mom+Pop 2012) —This song is about making a choice in a moment and not sure if it's right or wrong, but knowing you have to make it. This is for my wife, hoping she's happy with the choice.Buy it!
Cracker “Hand Me My Inhaler” from Sunrise In the Land of Milk and Honey (429 Records 2009) —This cracks me up because I used to have asthma pretty bad. http://www.the-van.co.uk/songs/index.php?item_id=820Buy it!
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals “Apologies (Live)” from Live at the Fillmore San Francisco December 13th, 2009 (Live Nation Studios) (Hollywood Records 2010) —So much in this song for me, listened to it all summer. The lyrics are only part of it, the solo is short but heart shattering.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Most Of The Time (Alternate Version)” from Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8 - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 (Columbia 2008) —Ahhh...the insane comfort of self delusion.Buy it!
Public Enemy “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos” from Power to the People & the Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (Def Jam Recordings 2005) —In the past I've tended to ignore letters from the government. No one to open it, read, and be told I'm a sucker.Buy it!
Ben Folds Five “Michael Praytor, Five Years Later” from The Sound of the Life of the Mind (Legacy Recordings 2012) N —Ever notice that you keep running into a person that you have a tiny thread of connection with all the time? Like someone you used to work with but never hung out with? This song is about that.Buy it!
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