Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Radio Show Playlist - 11 December 2014 (Happy Birthday To Me)

For Your Pleasure, Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 pm eastern, CFMU FM 93.3 http://cfmu.msumcmaster.ca/

the show this week fell on my birthday so I thought I'd would be a little more indulgent and present my desert island disc selections, working on the rough guidelines of the BBC 4 radio programme Desert Island Discs
I divided my show into two parts with the first hour playing 8 individual songs with a bonus 4 songs.
The second hour of the show I played songs from 8 albums with 1 bonus selection. Rules I set for album selections were, no greatest hit collections, live albums or box sets.
The Desert Island Disc radio programme also allows its guests 1 luxury item and 1 book. For the record I would choose a towel as my luxury item (fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy will understand) and for a book The R. Crumb Handbook .

selections were played in no particular order of preference
click on the links to hear (or see) performances of the songs, hopefully that will give you some insight as to why I've selected them until I have the chance to write further on the reasons.

Artist - Album - Song
Web Link (s)

Bob Dylan - No Direction Home - Maggie's Farm (live)
http://vimeo.com/91430129
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed - Monkey Man
http://youtu.be/HNY8eYmzdH4
Howlin' Wolf - His Best - Who's Been Talkin'
http://youtu.be/U4TXzF5tjm0

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - BARK - Lean On Your Peers
http://youtu.be/PE2F2cn8ul0
The Kinks - Very Best Of - Waterloo Sunset
http://youtu.be/N_MqfF0WBsU
Wilhelmina Fernandez - "Diva" soundtrack - Aria from La Wally
http://youtu.be/mTLF9TIx6lE
Joni Mitchell - Blue - This Flight Tonight
http://youtu.be/iTfB8Q6DpZ0
The Beatles - Revolver - Tomorrow Never Knows
http://youtu.be/7xL1ffMlzKY

(the four bonus songs, to complete the first hour of the show)

Whitehorse - The Fate Of The World Depends On A Kiss - No Glamour In The Hammer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR5i1xFbzF8
Hamell On Trial - Songs For Parents Who Enjoy Drugs - Inquiring Minds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrOXSsAFucc
Undertones - Undertones - Teenage Kicks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAtUw6lxcis
The Shakers - The Shakers - Shake Some Action
http://youtu.be/BJwQ90Wgwn8

the second hour - songs from albums
for the most part these albums went on my iPod when I first got it and have never left it

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks - Tangled Up In Blue
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks - Simple Twist Of Fate
http://www.uncut.co.uk/bob-dylan/shelter-from-the-storm-the-inside-story-of-bob-dylan-s-blood-on-the-tracks-feature
http://vimeo.com/76422105
why do I like an album full of some much pain ? I don't know but I've often listened to these two songs back to back over and over again.
Luke Doucet & the White Falcon - Steel City Trawler - Sundown
http://sixshooterrecords.com/artists/luke-doucet/
http://youtu.be/RFPC8SlQddA
a wonderful record, a great cover of a Gordon Lightfoot classic

Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) - The True Wheel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taking_Tiger_Mountain_%28By_Strategy%29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FByM0r-VOLc
a record ahead of its time - here are the lyrics to The True Wheel and here you'll find the lyrics (with analysis) to the other songs
The Beatles - The Beatles - Back In The U.S.S.R.
The Beatles - The Beatles - Dear Prudence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_%28album%29
the best album by the Beatles ? always a good debate/argument, the fun of the album is trying to decide which songs to get rid of to make it a single disc.
Joni Mitchell - Blue - River
http://youtu.be/GpFudDAYqxY
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_%28Joni_Mitchell_album%29
time to start another fight or debate, name Joni Mitchell's best album

The Clash - London Calling - Rudie Can't Fail
http://youtu.be/wQ4E4a7Q4Ag
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Calling
if I had to choose one album for a party on a Saturday night, this just might be it
The Who - Sell Out - Rael 1 & 2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who_Sell_Out
http://youtu.be/r3LKK8Tsbrg
clever album, a delight when listening on headphones
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. - Loving Cup
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_St.
http://youtu.be/30BISS7Vsk4
sonically this album is a bit of a mess, but it's rock 'n' roll with this beautiful love song

as a bonus album ...

The The - Dusk - Dogs Of Lust
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusk_%28The_The_album%29
http://youtu.be/7T-c1x0ILWI
another album full of pain & despair

if I could pick 3 more to match the 12 songs total

Miles Davis - Tribute To Jack Johnson
Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
Television - Marquee Moon











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