The Paul Slavens Show: Live Blog for March 25, 2012

Ahhhh, Spring. It almost feels like summer already. But, beautiful. Thanks for inviting me into your vibe for the night.  This is where you leave your suggestions for music.  Nothing too long or too short and please leave me a link if you can.

New to me this week:

Patrick Watson

Chris Thomas King

Moenia
Chris Whitley
X
Mark Lanegan Band

I will be making up songs tonite after the show at the Bryan Street Tavern, its free, the have great pizza too !

Julie London – “You and The Night And The Music” - The Very Best Of Julie

London

Buckethead – “Whitewash” – Colma

The Kinks – “Victoria” – Arista Years

Patrick Watson – “Where the Wild Things Are” – Wooden Arms

Salim Nourallah – “The Skeleton Closet” – Friends for Life

Tin Hat Trio – “Light Black from Pole to Pole” – Book of Silk

Fever Ray – “When I Grow Up” - Fever Ray

Buck Owens – “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail” – 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate

Collection

David Bowie I’m Deranged” – Outside

Pizzicato Five – “Twiggy Twiggy” – What’s Up Matador

Chris Thomas King – “Red Mud” – Red Mud Sessions

Wanda Jackson – “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” – Vintage Collections

Frank Zappa – “Aybe Sea” – Strictly Genteel : A Classical

Introduction To Frank Zappa – 1997

Spirit – “Love Has Found A Way” – Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus

Dread Zeppelin – “Immigrant Song” – Un-Led-Ed

Karen Dalton –“When a Man Loves a Woman” – In My Own Time

Moenia - “Regreso A Casa” – Adicion

Chris Whitley – “To Joy” (Revolution Of The Innocents) – Rocket House

Nervous Curtains – “Cats In The Dark” - Fake Infinity

Philip Glass – “From Gazelles To Kangaroos” – Animals In Love

Johnny Cash – “25 Minutes To Go” – Essential 1955-1983 Vol. 2

Concrete Blonde – “Darkening Of The Light” – Bloodletting – 20th

Anniversary Edition

Patti Smith – “Glitter In Their Eyes” – Land (1975-2002)

Dr. Dog – “Shadow People” – Shame Shame

X – “Come Back To Me” – Under The Big Black Sun

John Hartford – “The Julia Belle Swain” – Mark Twang

Elvis Presley – “Gentle On My Mind” – From Elvis In Memphis

Raymond Scott – “Dinner Music For a Pack of Hungry Cannibals” – Reckless

Nights and Turkish Twilights

The Mark Lanegan Band – “The Gravedigger’s Song” – Blues Funeral


  • Anonymous

    I am here and ready to hear your wonderful suggestions. GO!

    • Jmu958

      I have heard good things about the Swedish duo First Aid Kit, but have never heard them.

  • Anonymous

    Somebody got on the blog earlier and asked why I play so little music by women. Hmm, well, when I make the sets of music I usually pick one female voice song, one male song, an instrumental and then something else to fill out the 12.5 minute time that I use per set. I have 4 sets that equal about 50 minutes. I also try to put local music in too at least every 2 sets. Perhaps it may feel like I am not playing a lot of women, but I do try to put in a lot. really.

  • William Dumont III

    Ah jolly good show sir! Would you be so kind as to consider playing “14th Street Hustle” or “East Coast Eddie” by Cadillac Jones from The Big Takedown recording? ==)B-)x

    • Anonymous

      I think I may have played that a few months ago, I will dig it out if I have it, or get it and play it, thanks

      • William Dumont III

        Outstanding, by Jove! I’ve heard you play “Tarzan” from said collection. If you have this recording on compact disc be forewarned that the track numbers are off by one. The first track is merely the rattling a film projector.

  • Rbulla4630

    There is a free streaming of the new Mars Volta album. The first song is “The Whip Hand” and I’ve never heard anything quite like it. It is off-kilter and mesmerizing (to me anyway). If you can get your hands on it, it might make a nice addition to your show.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-stream-the-mars-volta-noctourniquet-20120320#ixzz1q0bJUf5x

    • Anonymous

      love the Mars Volta, its a bit intense, but I have been known to spin some. thanks!!

  • Paul Muller

    Here are some songs to add to “The Fountainhead of Inspiration”.

    Chairlift “Sidewalk Safari”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrM5SOGw9T8

    Higher Palms – “My Best Fiend”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfo9ADkH3Io

    Excellent Cover of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” by Tim O’Brien
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMyuIBBg3Gg

    Jagjit Singh “Uski baatein toh phool hon jaise”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6tByKe_e8g

    [Jagjit Singh is probably the most famous singer in India, and can be considered India's "Frank Sinatra". The type of music Jagjit Singh sings are called "Ghazals", mellow and romantic.]

    • Anonymous

      First list of the night!!! excellent , thank you so much.

  • Regan

    Saw the Invincible Stars provide a score last night to the movie Martyrs of the Alamo (1915). Perhaps you could find something of theirs.

    • Regan

      The invincible Czars, how did I type Stars?

  • Artiefx

    Lee Dorsey – Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further?

    • Anonymous

      I will try to help , at least I will try to play him.

      • Artiefx

        You won’t regret it!

        • Pslavens

          I couldnt find a download of it

  • Anonymous

    paul–Please gib=ve a shout out to Prairie Festx3 which starts next Saturday:

    Stage Schedule (3/31):

    4 Matthew Broyles

    5 Barbara Taylor

    6 Trinity Dogs

    7 Ginny Mac

    • Thom

      Three cheers to Don Young and Prairie Fest.
      You coming out this year Paul?

      • Anonymous

        I got 2 gigs on saturday. prolly wont make it this year, too bad , its gonna be beautiful

  • Ajarmstrong42

    what was that really chill guitar jam you played around 8:07 pm? really miss the kxt playlist :(

    • Anonymous

      that was prolly Buckethead, Whitewash, from the album Colma
      I am a bad boy about posting my playlist sometimes,
      but it almost always appears at the top of the blog after the show is over.
      I cant post it before the show ends.

      • Ajarmstrong42

        thank you very much! im sure you know the irritation involved when hearing a killer song on the radio and not being able to discover who/what it was….great selection tonight, keep it up.

  • Judy JR

    Paul, I was driving for the first couple of songs and didn’t get to write down the artist/song titles. Who was the first artist you played — Julie Martin? I was trying to do a search on iTunes and am not having any luck. Help?

    • Anonymous

      Julie London. you an dthe night and the music. from a best of album.

      • Judy JR

        Thank you! I loved it! Going on a download search now:-)

  • Bemonsalve

    please play Somebody I used to know by Gotye

    • Anonymous

      well, I played it a couple weeks ago, and now its totally blowing up and getting played all over the place, so I might give it a rest and try to find another song by them to play.but thanks, it is a pretty cool song.

  • Brimonsalve

    please play Cough Syrup by Young the Giant

    • Anonymous

      I will check it out. thanks

  • Jerem69

    I found my first Chris Whitley CD in a parking lot. “Poison Girl” – I was hooked.
    He gets very little radio play. Then, there’s the Paul Slavens show. Thanks, Paul. I liked “Red Mud.” Good bottleneck slide. And Spirit! Yeah! Making me think of Brian Auger and Oblivion Express.
    If I only have one request tonight, it would be Guy Forsyth’s “If I was Sick.”
    Or maybe some Dread Zeppelin, King Crimson, King’s X, or perhaps some Syd Barrett. Or maybe Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt” or “Rusted Cage.”
    Yeah, that might just do it..

    • Anonymous

      well, I just rocked some Dread Zep, hope you heard it. but I will get on your other suggestions for next week. cheers!

  • Regan

    The Dread Zeppelin wasn’t bad, but I prefer Richard Cheese’s Stairway to Heaven, and Tiny Tim’s version right up there with it.

    • Anonymous

      I am sooooo gonna play some Tiny Tim next week.

      • Jerem69

        I’ll make plans to ‘toon in!

      • Jerem69

        I’ll make plans to ‘toon in!

      • Thom

        ‘Richard’ Cheese is great if you like groups NINs and Disturbed and others set to lounge music.
        Try ‘Down With the Sickness’ from the ‘Dawn of the Dead, but you can’t play it, foul language.

  • Ajarmstrong42

    “Black Sands” by Bonobo would fit this show very well. or anything by Bonobo really….check it out.

    • Anonymous

      I am on it. thanks

  • Cut Loose

    Great show as always. Love the variety. Heres a suggestion: Clinic – Walking with Thee
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRtxDT52wo8&feature=related

    • Anonymous

      you rawk

    • Anonymous

      you rawk

  • Mary23cantu

    actually, I Got by Young the Giant would go great with this playlist you’ve been playing Paul!

  • Mary23cantu

    actually, I Got by Young the Giant would go great with this playlist you’ve been playing Paul!

  • Oovii808

    “Hallucination Generation” – Gruesome Twosome

    “So Like Dorian” – Virginia Astley

    • Anonymous

      these sound real interesting

  • Oovii808

    “Hallucination Generation” – Gruesome Twosome

    “So Like Dorian” – Virginia Astley

  • Anonymous

    thanks , I will definitely look forward to checking this out.!!!

  • Anonymous

    thanks , I will definitely look forward to checking this out.!!!

  • Thom

    Another wonderful evening of great tunes.
    Thanks Paul

    • Anonymous

      right back atcha

  • Jerem69

    OK, my loving wife has (finally!) joined in the festivities. She’d like to suggest “Ring of Fire” by Social Distortion.

    Groovin’ on the Patti Smith. Thanks again.

    • Anonymous

      a big welcome to your lovely bride. I will do my best to play her suggestion next week.

    • Judy JR

      A little Social D is always good!

  • Campbell_curtis

    check out curtiscampbellomb red song thanks

  • Anonymous

    Thanks everybody! See you next week! I am on my way to the Bryan Street Tavern to make up stupid songs. comon out !!!

  • Jerem69

    Loved the John Hartford. I got online, checked her out. It looks like the Julia Belle Swain (steamboat) has fallen on hard times. Shame. Darned shame.

  • Thom

    Couple of suggestions:
    Paul McCartney – ‘Put It There’ from ‘Flowers in the Dirt’
    Vangelis and Jon Anderson – ‘The Friends of Mr. Cairo’ – same

  • Pfagras

    J. Paul:
    Thanks for the John Hartford, my he rest in peace. He was also a licensed riverboat captain. To see him live was a treat, a musician’s musician. So understated, and low keyed, but he never missed a beat, dry and witty. And song writing skills too. Check out his song Steam Powered Areo-plane.

    paul
    in Ruidoso

  • Ashley

    Hello, I just ran across this artist and thought I’d pass her over to you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJVgZPCcGWw

  • Ashley

    Have you heard of Eyedea and Abilities? If not, I hope you enjoy Michael Larsen’s writing and the music he and Gregory Keltgen put together . I’ll post a couple of links below, to point you in that direction, but I encourage you to explore and find one you like for your own reasons.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9-eKhCukW8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66HUSPUz7ZQ

  • Hap Hazzard

    How about a tip of the old hat to Earl Scruggs?
    Hey man, play Foggy Mountain.