Bittersweet Melody (Music)
Wed Aug 11th 2010 5.00am–7.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
John Hiatt “Memphis In the Meantime” from Bring the Family (A&M 1987) —Funny story about this album. A record exec asked John Hiatt if he could have his dream band, who would it be. John Hiatt answered Ry Cooder on guitar, Nick Lowe on bass and Jim Keltner on drums. Lo and behold all were available and Bring the Family wasBuy it!
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “Critical Drain” from Let It Sway MP3/FILE ALBUM (Polyvinyl 2010) N —From Springfield, MO, SSLYBY will be at the Firebird with Telekinesis! (another great band) on August 31.Buy it!
The Walkmen “Angela Surf City” from Lisbon (Fat Possum 2010) N —The Walkmen will be playing a show with Japandroids at Off Broadway on October 20. The new album, Lisbon, is due in stores on September 14.Buy it!
Richard Hawley “The Ellan Vannin Tragedy (Feat. Smoke Fairies)” from False Lights from the Land (EP) (Mute 2010) N —Every time I hear Richard Hawley's voice, I think of winter. All of his albums have this timeless, winter feel.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Down in the Bowery” from Street Songs of Love CD ALBUM (Fantasy 2009) N —** Artist of the Week ** - Two songs from the new Alejandro Escovedo album, both co-written with Chuck Prophet.Buy it!
Dan Mangan “Tina's Glorious Comeback” from Nice, Nice, Very Nice (Arts and Crafts 2010) N —I love this Canadian singer/songwriter. He'll be opening for The Wooden Birds at the Old Rockhouse on August 22.Buy it!
Lou Barlow “Too Much Freedom” from Goodnight Unknown (Merge Records 2009) —Lou Barlow, leader of Sebadoh and a current and former member of Dinosaur, Jr, will be coming to Off Broadway on August 22. Wye Oak opens.Buy it!
Sebadoh “Together or Alone” from Bakesale (Sub Pop www.subpop.com 1994) —A seminal album in my conversion from Top 40 and hair bands to indie music back in the 80's. Still a timeless album to me.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “If You See Her, Say Hello” from Blood on the Tracks (Columbia 1975) —Look up the word 'wistful' in the dictionary and you just may see a reference to this song. Have a great Wednesday! See you next week! -- AllenBuy it!
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